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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Jewish Historical Society to Honor Ina Cohen Harris

The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey (JHSNJ) will honor Ina Cohen Harris at its annual fundraising dinner on Wednesday, May 16, at Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes. Cohen Harris, a board member, is the organization’s recording secretary and is being honored for her valuable contribution to the society and

Areyvut Hosts Chesed Fairs This Sunday

In conjunction with National Mitzvah Day and Good Deeds Day, Areyvut is hosting two free hands-on Chesed Fairs this Sunday, April 15, that are free and open to the community.

9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Young Israel of Teaneck (868 Perry Lane, Teaneck, NJ

Congregation Beth Aaron Hosts Rabbi J.J. Schacter This Shabbat

This Shabbat, April 14, at 6:05 p.m., Congregation Beth Aaron will host Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter, who will speak in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary. His topic will be “The Contemporary Significance of the State of Israel: Reishit Tzemichat Ge’ulatanu?”

Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter is university

Lavish Lunches at Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Raises Funds for Seniors

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) Over 200 women attended Lavish Lunches, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades’ annual culinary adventure that raises significant funds to support JCC programs and services for senior adults in our community. Guests attended lunches of their choosing at local homes and venues, where they were

First-Ever Chabad House to Open in Hackensack

To butcher Billy Joel’s lyrics a bit, “Who needs a ‘Chabad House’ out in Hackensack?” Well, it’s clear to many that Bergen County does.

Just before Pesach, Friends of Lubavitch of Bergen County, led by Rabbi Ephraim Simon, completed its agreement to acquire Temple Beth El’s synagogue building in Hackensack, located at 280 Summit Avenue. The newly

Care About Fair Funding for Yeshivot?

Teach NJS will hold its annual legislative breakfast on Sunday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe, to advocate for fair state funding of nonpublic schools. Executive Director Josh Caplan said, “By attending the legislative breakfast we can show our state government that we care about the safety and well-being of all

Teaneck Shuls Plan Community-Wide Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

The gala Teaneck community-wide celebration of Israel’s founding will take place at the Jewish Center of Teaneck, 70 Sterling Place, on Yom Ha’atzmaut, Wednesday, April 18, at 7:15 pm. Please note the change of venue from the previous year.

The evening will open with Mincha, followed by a

First-Ever Teaneck 5K Planned by Teaneck Organization for Public Schools

On May 6, Teaneck will host its first-ever 5K race, sponsored by the Teaneck Organization for Public Schools, to help fund technology programs for the students of Teaneck schools. The 5K Race has been fully certified and sanctioned by US Track & Field. There will also be a one-mile Color Fun Run so that children and families of all ages and abilities can

Englewood Rotary Honors Community Women at Annual Awards Dinner

The Rotary Club of Englewood hosted its annual community awards dinner earlier this month, recognizing 30 years of women in Rotary. This year’s honorees were Dr. Lisa Wisotsky, Carol Rauscher and Lynne Algrant.

Dr. Lisa Wisotsky is the founder and past president of Friends of the John T.

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Holds Special Art Exhibition to Celebrate Israel at 70

The Waltuch Art Gallery at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, located at 411 E. Clinton Avenue in Tenafly, is featuring an art exhibition in April showcasing more than 80 works of art by local artists that reflect their appreciation for Israel, its people, culture and history. The exhibit includes an exciting and

Congregation Shomrei Torah Hosts Nahal Haredi Shabbaton

Over the course of a dynamic Shabbos, Parshat Shemini, on April 14, Congregation Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn will be hosting an eventful Nahal Haredi Shabbaton, spearheaded by Rabbi Benjamin and Shevi Yudin and Rabbi Andrew and Dr. Sara Markowitz. The goal is to raise awareness of the challenges Nahal Haredi soldiers face

Celebrate Mimouna at Bet Yosef: The Sephardic Congregation of Fort Lee

Have you ever had a Jewish experience that was different than what you are used to? Where the Shabbat or Yom Tov foods are not necessarily the typical food that you grew up with? Where the ritual prayers do not sound anything like typical traditional tunes? Furthermore, did you ever hear about Jews who are not defined as Orthodox,