Wednesday, April 24, 2019


The Home/School Connection

From the first day you put your preschooler on the bus until the day he or she graduates from high school, communication with school is central to understanding your child’s progress. For most parents, communication with teachers is reserved primarily for formal conferences. Parents of children with special needs, however, often seek more regular communication with

Rabbi Benjamin Yudin on the Parsha

Rabbi Benjamin Yudin, longtime spiritual leader of Congregation Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn, is now wearing a second hat: that of published author. His first book, Rabbi Benjamin Yudin on the Parsha, has just been published by Mosaica Press. Rabbi Yudin has led Shomrei Torah since 1969, helping to build it into one of the largest Orthodox congregations

My Plight

Dear Dr. Glick,

I have been reading your articles every week and, though I haven’t written until now, I was overwhelmed by something you wrote about in your last two columns. You wrote about marriages facing extremely difficult problems and the need to work tirelessly toward finding some way to keep going in the face of impossible challenges.

I am

Africa-Israel: Raising Luxury in Central Jerusalem

“Africa-Israel properties in Israel are raising the standard of living in Jerusalem and make for quality investments,” said Eyal Hacham, the company’s vice president of marketing and sales. The company is hosting three events in the New York area this month to showcase a premiere project at 7 HaRav Kook Street in the center of Jerusalem. Nearly

Fill the Void, Israeli Award-Winning Film Comes to Teaneck in November

Fill the Void, the award-winning Israeli drama written and directed by Rama Burshtein, has been delighting audiences in the USA since its premiere in May. Film fans and supporters of the Teaneck International Film Festival are urged to wait until the weekend of November 15-17, 2013, to see it as part of the eighth annual Teaneck International Film

Local Republicans Host Ari Fleischer and Matt Brooks

Teaneck—Recently, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer  and the Jewish Republican Coalition (RJC). Director, Matt Brooks, were guests at a symposium in Bnai Yeshurn, sponsored by the local RJC chapter.   Approximately 200 people attended the event moderated by Rabbi Steven

The discussion was lively and wide-ranging one, as participants took

Buono Works to Shrink Christie’s Lead

Just weeks after Governor Chris Christie made a campaign stop in Teaneck, Democratic candidate Barbara Buono opened  up a Teaneck-based campaign office on September 16.

Three Teaneck council members have come out in support of Buono’s opponent, the incumbent Christie, but no Teaneck or Bergenfield council members have, as of yet, come out publically

Rep. Garrett Against Bombing Syria

Glen Rock—During Chol Hamoed, the singer Bono’s One Campaign to Electrify Africa (which wants to provide electricity to 50 million Africans) went to Congressman Scott Garrett’s Bergen County office to present a petition to ask Garrett to co-sponsor a bill on that subject. When other questions were raised in the conversation, particularly a question concerning

Local Inventor Partners with Israelis to “Reclaim the Toothbrush Holder”

Teaneck—Sidney Vidaver describes himself as “a creative person… and a lifelong Zionist.” But he never expected to have the chance to combine the two interests—and in a potentially money-making venture to boot.

The Teaneck resident is the inventor of the ReGripper, an innovative toothbrush holder designed for bathrooms in older houses and

Kaplen JCC Photo Exhibit

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will be featuring the photography of Teaneck resident Devorah Rosen Goldman in October in a one-woman show. “Everyday Israel: Through A Digital Lens” contains 28 black-and-white and color images capturing everyday cityscapes and landscapes throughout Israel. The community is invited to attend the opening on October

Glatt Express $10K Giveaway Winner Chosen

Teaneck—Gil and Kari Chachkes of Teaneck won Glatt Express’ $10K Giveaway contest last Sunday. Store owner Tammy Secemski and son, Dani Secemski, drew the winning ticket from a box filled with thousands of tickets from customers who spent $100 or more at the store.

Loyal customers, the Chachkes family sent Gil to the store after being called by the

Dr. Jack Mermelstein Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Hamilton, NJ – The New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP) presented its E.C. Nurock Award to Jack S. Mermelstein, OD, of Fair Lawn, New Jersey during the organization’s September 21st general membership meeting and awards ceremony at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In 1978,