Sunday, December 16, 2018


The Jewish Learning Experience Plans 33rd Annual Dinner

On Motzei Shabbat, December 8, 2018, The Jewish Learning Experience (JLE) of Bergen County will celebrate their 33rd anniversary with a dinner at Congregation Beth Aaron in Teaneck. Co-honorees will be Dr. Zachary and Devorah Merriam and Menachem and Miriam Shapiro, both of Teaneck.

The Merriams

Teaneck Teens Volunteer at Toy Drive

Aya Samet, Dahlia Kaye abd Ahava Silfen volunteer at the Bergen County Chanukah Toy Drive.

StandWithUs Northeast Honors Teens

(Courtesy of SWU) StandWithUs Northeast honored exceptional teens with the “Leader of Tomorrow” High School and Campus Award at its gala held recently at Gustavino’s restaurant in New York. The honorees were Frisch High School senior Kayla Grunstein, who was the 2017-18 StandWithUs High School lntern, and 2017-18 SWU Emerson

Congregation Beth Aaron Again Says ‘Thank You’ to Teaneck’s Firefighters

On Thanksgiving morning, as part of Beth Aaron’s Project Thanks 2018, about two dozen Beth Aaron children and their parents (or grandparents) came to Fire Department Headquarters on Teaneck Road to express their gratitude to Teaneck’s bravest who were on duty on the holiday. They were accompanied by Rabbi Rothwachs and Project

Teaneck Comes Together for Thanksgiving

Over 300 people attended the Teaneck Community Thanksgiving at Rain on Cedar Lane. The event was for seniors, veterans, emergency service workers and people in need of food and was put together by Elie Y. Katz, Dean Kazinci, Mohammed Hameeduddin, Gervonn Rice and Teaneck Food Pantry Director Janice Preschel. The

OU Names Avrohom Adler as New Int’l Director of Yachad

(Courtesy of OU) The Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, has named Avrohom Adler as its new international director of Yachad, beginning January 2019. Adler comes to Yachad from Mishkon, a division of The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s

Chazan Michael Sobol to Headline Shabbat Chazanut

Chazan Michael Sobol, a resident of Bergenfield, is having a Shabbat Chazanut on December 1 at Congregation Adereth El, 133 East 29th Street, NYC.

Chazan Sobol will combine classical chazanut pieces with contemporary congregational singing in a fantastic way. He arranges them both that they intermingle

Eat, Learn, Love: Lamdeinu to Host Chanukah Breakfast

Lamdeinu’s Fourth Annual Chanukah Breakfast will take place this Sunday, December 2. All are invited to join Lamdeinu at 9:15 a.m. at Congregation Beth Aaron as they honor Miriam P. Goldberg and Cyla Steinmetz. Lamdeinu provides high-level Torah learning for women and men of all ages, as well as community events for

‘Talking in Shul’ Has Begun at Congregation Beth Aaron

Last fall Rabbi Larry Rothwachs introduced a new initiative called “Talking in Shul.” The sessions invite the community to join in a dialogue—not a monologue—regarding issues that are complex, multifaceted and, at times, controversial.

The second season has now begun, with upcoming sessions scheduled on December 7 and 28, January 11 and

Devils Honor Bennet Burgida as Honorary Assistant Coach

The New Jersey Devils honored a young cancer survivor Friday as part of the National Hockey League’s annual Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.

Lifelong Devils fan, Bennett Burgida, 11, of Englewood served as an honorary assistant coach and dropped the ceremonial first puck at the beginning of the game against the New York Islanders. The Devils

iCan Teens Meet at Federation

The iCAN Teen Task Force is an elite leadership group preparing teens with knowledge and confidence to tackle anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment in the world today.

The teens came to the second meeting at the Jewish Federation in Paramus on Wednesday, November 14. There were more

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Presents ‘Let There Be Light’

Looking to celebrate Chanukah as a community, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is hosting “Let There Be Light” on Saturday, December 8, from 6-8 p.m. Families are encouraged to join others for a very special night full of fun, featuring an awesome glow-in-the-dark laser light show, as well as everyone’s favorite Chanukah traditions,