Thursday, September 19, 2019


An Emotional Midnight Minyan in Hackensack

(Courtesy of Chabad of Hackensack) Rabbi Mendy Kaminker of Chabad of Hackensack experienced an amazing sense of pride in his congregation this week when they answered a middle-of-the-night call to help a fellow Jew.

Rabbi Kaminker received a phone call at 10:45 p.m. the other night from Rabbi

Bergenfield Doctor’s Lawsuit Halts NJ Physician-Assisted Suicide Act

Rabbi Yosef P. Glassman, MD, of Bergenfield, has won a lawsuit to temporarily stop the New Jersey Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act that had been scheduled to take effect on August 16. The law would allow physicians, under certain conditions, to prescribe drugs to terminally ill patients for the sole purpose

Attorneys, Parents Fight Cancellation of Teaneck-Bruriah Bus Route

It’s a story that keeps repeating itself. The Teaneck Board of Education, intent on cutting costs outside the classroom, continues to try to consolidate, reorganize or remove bus routes from students who live in the township who attend private schools. Because of Teaneck’s vibrant population of observant Jewish, Muslim and

Kosher Convenience Store Opens in Teaneck

A new convenience store has joined the kosher offerings in Teaneck. Grab & Go, located near TABC on State Street, is an affordable, all-kosher take on the 7-Eleven chain. In addition to offering coffee, sandwiches and pastries, they also have parfaits, fruit drinks and even some Israeli products for sale. The

Ohr Torah Stone Confers Degrees and Celebrates 500th Religious Emissary Couple

(Courtesy of Ohr Torah Stone) Ohr Torah Stone (OTS), the modern Orthodox network of 27 educational institutions in Israel, granted 62 degrees to 57 graduates of its rabbinical and emissary programs at its commencement ceremonies recently. The event also marked an important milestone, the 500th emissary couple to

Your Commute to NYC Is Going to Get Easier: Say Goodbye to Toll Booths

It’s official. Drivers can kiss the hated traffic lines and lane changes at the Port Authority’s (PA) Hudson River crossings toll plazas goodbye.

Cashless toll collection is coming to the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln and Holland tunnels. Officials provided some details about how it will

Building Bridges of Friendship With Bears

(Courtesy of Bears From Bergenfield) Claire Ginsburg Goldstein addressed teens at the St. John’s Evangelical Church teen service week, discussing the history and mission of Bears From Bergenfield. The teens were asked to prepare handmade teddy bears out of donated socks and gloves. These bears will be shipped to

Wiesenthal Center Commemorates 9/11 With Bergen Legislators and Dignitaries

(Courtesy of Simon Wiesenthal Center) The Simon Wiesenthal Center hosted its fourth annual 9/11 commemoration event this past Sunday, honoring Heroes for Tolerance at Yankee Stadium. This year represented the event’s most successful year to date with an event capacity sellout crowd honoring individuals

Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky To Speak at Rinat on Labor Day

Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky will speak at Congregation Rinat Yisrael on Labor Day, September 2, at 8:45am, on the topic of “Ani le-Dodi ve-Dodi Li: A New Reading of Shir Ha-Shirim for the Month of Elul.”

What did the Rabbis have in mind when they connected Elul and this phrase from Shir Ha-Shirim? A

Rav Meir Goldwicht’s Parshat Hashavua Shiur Resumes August 27

Rav Meir Goldwicht, a rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva University’s Mazer School of Talmudic Studies, head of the Stone Beit Midrash Program and rosh kollel at Camp Mesorah, will resume his weekly parshat hashavua shiur on Tuesday, August 27.

Rav Goldwicht prepares extensive source sheets each week and

New Motzei Shabbat Women’s Shiurim Series to Be Livestreamed

All women are invited to a live streaming shiurim series beginning Motzei Shabbat, August 31, through November 21, 9:30 p.m.-10:15 p.m. The topics will be varied and the confirmed speakers include Rabbi Tanchum Cohen, Mrs. Elissa Hochbaum, Dr. Jennifer Klau, Mrs. Lynn Kraft, Rabbi Yoni Levin, Rabbi Chaim Marcus, Rabbi

United Task Force Hosts Hundreds at Annual Catskills Nine Days Conference

(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force) A standing room-only crowd of over 350 women participated in this year’s United Task Force’s Annual Catskills Nine Days Conference, which took place at the Fallsview Estate Shul. The United Task Force in collaboration with Hatzalah, MASK, OHEL and Shalom Task Force hosted this