Saturday, January 20, 2018


Cong. Shaare Tefillah to Hold 15th Annual Dinner This Weekend

Congregation Shaare Tefillah of Teaneck will hold its 15th annual dinner this Saturday evening, January 6, at Factory 220 in Passaic. This year’s honorees are Laurie and Zev Beckerman, Drs. Dora and Zalman Suldan and Rabbi Neil Lauer. Rabbi Lauer will be honored with the Hakarat Hatov Award.

OHEL’s Dr. Norman Blumenthal Receives Nefesh Award

(Courtesy of OHEL) OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services is extremely proud to announce that Dr. Norman Blumenthal, the Zachter Family Chair in Trauma and Crisis Counseling at OHEL, and director of the OHEL Miriam Center for Trauma, Bereavement and Crisis Response at the new OHEL Jaffa Family Campus, was honored with

Englewood City Council Recognizes Ahavath Torah Rabbis Poupko and Goldberg

The Englewood City Council recognized Rabbi Chaim Poupko and Rabbi Daniel Goldberg as they ascended to their new positions at Congregation Ahavath Torah of rabbi and assistant rabbi.


Understanding the Kiruv Process

This past week, over 400 public school teens from across the country gathered at the NCSY Yarchei Kallah program in Stamford, Connecticut. Four hundred teens spent their vacation learning Torah from great rabbanim and mechanchim from across the country

It Was a Full House for AMIT

(Courtesy of AMIT) AMIT of Greater Teaneck’s Monte Carlo Night was a huge success, bringing together 120 supporters and raising over $25,000 to benefit our students in Israel. The event was graciously hosted by Annie and Yale Baron and chaired by Chana and Dan Shields, Abby and Elad Cnaan, Rachel and

Thurnauer School’s ‘Gift of Music’ Concert Is a Chance to Support Budding Musicians

In Bergen County, “The Gift of Music” is not just a blessing celebrated by thousands of people throughout the world every day. It is an annual gala benefit concert presented by Tenafly’s Kaplan Jewish Community Center on the Palisades’ Thurnauer School of Music.

The Gift of

Jewish Musicians Unite for Rubashkin Unity Video 2.0

Congregation B’nai Yeshurun Bans Cell Phones in Shul

The largest Orthodox synagogue in Teaneck has begun the new year a little quieter, with a little less noise intrusion from the outside world. Congregation B’nai Yeshurun’s mara d’atra Rabbi Steven Pruzansky has banned the physical presence or use of cell phones during minyan times in shul.

Volunteers of All Ages Dedicate Time and Energy to Tomchei Shabbos

Many young people worry primarily about their school work or social circles. Despite that, more and more students from many Bergen County yeshivot, as well as adults from local organizations, are so dedicated to helping others that they have committed specific hours each and every week to help Tomchei Shabbos of

YU Prof. Signs B’Tselem-Linked Letter Protesting Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

In an undergraduate academic department consisting of only five professors, including Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter and Chairman Dr. Steven Fine, Yeshiva University Associate Professor of Jewish History Dr. Jess Olson surprised the Jewish and YU alumni community by adding his name to a letter widely seen as radically anti-Israel and

Ohr HaTorah Hosts Yehuda Green

Ma’ayanot’s ‘Day of Big Ideas’ Promotes Torah U’Madda Learning

Community members joined the senior class at Ma’ayanot on Monday morning, December 25, for its “Day of Big Ideas.” Held annually for the past nine years, the purpose of the day is to promote the learning of Torah alongside the liberal arts under the tutelage of members of the Ma’ayanot faculty. Reacting to