Thursday, September 19, 2019


Beth Din of America Launches First-in-the-Nation Blog Explaining Rabbinical Court Process and Decisions

“Jewishprudence” focused on providing information to attorneys and legal professionals.

(Courtesy of Beth Din of America) The Beth Din of America, widely regarded as one of the leading Jewish religious courts in North America, has launched a first-in-the-nation blog dedicated to explaining

BPY Rides in 10th Annual Bike4Chai

(Courtesy of BPY) A group of dads from BPY took part in the 10th annual Bike4Chai bike event, covering over 165 miles, 10,500 feet of elevation in three states over two days to help raise over $10.3 million for Camp Simcha.

Teaneck Teen Sam Blech Receives Medal For Lifesaving Rescue

A Teaneck teen is being hailed as a hero after he helped save the life of a 60-year-old Israeli woman. Sixteen-year-old Sam Blech was volunteering as a member of NCSY Hatzalah Rescue, a month-long summer program in Israel for teens that teaches emergency medical practices and how to be first responders, when he was sent out on a

The Commencement of Change

My Brother Reuven: A Life of Kiddush Hashem

I would like to propose an insight that might help us understand what happened to our dear Reuven, z”l. Of course, we don’t ask questions. Hashem runs the world and we accept whatever He does. But maybe the following insight is something we can all learn from this story.

Reuven, z”l, was a man with

Our Brother Reuven

If you were so fortunate

And happened to meet,

Our big brother, Reuven, z”l,

Out on the street,

The first thing you’d notice,

And sensation you’d feel,

Was his wide and bright smile,

And his simcha so real.

And then you’d be caught

By the warmth of his eyes,

A peek into his

A Life of Kiddush Hashem That Culminated In a Worldwide Kiddush Hashem

Klal Yisrael joins together in support of family of Rabbi Reuven Bauman, z”l.

Rabbi Reuven Bauman, z”l, dedicated his life to helping others, and tragically gave his life attempting to save the lives of others. The heartbreaking petirah of this young, dynamic and dedicated rebbe shook the close-knit community of Norfolk, Virginia,

JFNNJ Holds First-Ever Mitzvah Pop-Up With Moshava Ba’ir

This week the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey hosted its first joint Mitzvah Pop-Up with camp Moshava Ba’ir.

Jewish Federation had a great experience facilitating and organizing the Mitzvah Pop-Up shop with the camp, where together they made over 500 “snack

Jewish Federation of Northern NJ Hosts Next ‘FedTalks: Israel’

On August 7, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey held its “FedTalks: Israel” speaker series featuring social entrepreneur Jonathan “Yoni” Frenkel. Frenkel shared how the tri-state area is transforming into a global hub of excellence in cybersecurity, all by relying on Israeli experts to build and

‘Jewish Indiana Jones’ Addresses Chabad of Hackensack

You may have known that “Solomon’s Stables” was not built by Solomon but by Herod, and that it was never intended to be used as stables, but were you aware that this magnificent structure of pillars and arches, part of the glory of the second Beit Hamikdash complex, now houses the largest mosque in Israel,

Jewish Family & Children’s Services Hosts Caregiver Session

(Courtesy of JFCS) On September 15, Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern NJ (JFCS) will host its first program within a series of sessions focused on the caregivers of loved ones with dementia. Funded by a generous donation from Ilene Wolff, this event features an experiential session with Maria Sirois who will be speaking

Kaplen JCC Plans Open House

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC) The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will hold its annual open house for the entire community on Sunday, September 8, from 1-4 p.m., where members and guests can sample classes, take part in the Thurnauer School of Music’s instrument petting zoo, and enjoy a bounce house, a balloonologist,