Tuesday, July 17, 2018


OU Advocacy Hosts D.C. Leadership Mission

A delegation of 100 Orthodox rabbis and communal leaders from across the country—from California and Kentucky to New York, Pennsylvania and Florida—converged on the nation’s capital Wednesday for the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center’s 22nd annual Leadership Mission to Washington,

Teaneck’s Naomi Klapper Wins Touro College’s Presidential Excellence Award

(Courtesy of Touro College) Naomi Klapper of Teaneck was one of six Touro College faculty members selected for this year’s Presidential Excellence Awards. The awards recognize superior teaching, research and scholarship, and service. Professor Klapper, who won the award for outstanding teaching, has served as a full-time faculty

Ben Porat Yosef Screens Its First-Ever ‘Names, Not Numbers©’ Film

On Thursday, June 14, Ben Porat Yosef hosted its first-ever “Names, Not Numbers©” documentary screening. While this is BPY’s first year hosting the program, “Names, Not Numbers©” is now in its 14th year.

Developed and created by Tova Rosenberg, director of the

Torah Educators Network Holds Inaugural YHShare Conference

Having participated in many Jewish educational conferences over the years, Rabbi Perry Tirschwell realized that certain specific needs of classroom teachers are sorely neglected. To address this gap, he organized a two-day conference held at The Frisch School on Tuesday, June 12, and at TABC on Wednesday, June 13,

Mesorah Heritage Foundation Holds Dinner Commemorating First Yahrzeit of Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz, z’l

(Courtesy of Mesorah Heritage Foundation) The Mesorah Heritage Foundation held its first dinner in six years at the Brooklyn Marriott on Tuesday evening, June 5—commemorating the life and legacy of its founder, Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz. Over 1,200 guests marked the first yahrzeit of Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz, president of the

Zahal Shalom Brings Disabled Israeli Vets to Washington

The 2018 delegation of Zahal Shalom soldiers have arrived in Washington, D.C., for three days of learning and excitement. For all 12 disabled Israeli soldiers, made up of 10 men and two women, this is the first visit to Washington and for many the first visit to the United States.

Ohr Torah Stone Weighs in on the Future of Modern Orthodoxy

Jews who identify as Modern Orthodox can be excused for wondering about the long-term viability of their approach, since reports of its perilous prospects are common in Jewish publications. Recurring news of squabbles in Israel between the haredi political parties and other sectors of Israeli society, and efforts by the

Bnei Akiva and Yeshivat He’Atid Fly Kites for Peace

This past Sunday, Yeshivat He’atid and Bnei Akiva of New York and New Jersey, a Religious Zionist youth movement, joined forces to support Israel and the communities surrounding the Gaza strip. These communities suffer daily from burning kites being thrown into Israel. These kites burn large portions of land and

NORPAC Hosts Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) in Teaneck

On Monday evening, Chana and Len Grunstein hosted a NORPAC pro-Israel event to support Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) at their home in Teaneck.

Hakeem Jeffries’ congressional district encompasses the lower-middle and eastern portions of Brooklyn, including Canarsie and East New York. Since

‘Asbury Shorts’ Returns to Kaplen JCC on the Palisades

“Asbury Shorts,” New York City’s longest-running short-film exhibition and travel show, will present their nationally recognized 37th Short Film Concert at The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly on Tuesday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. The night will include a full evening of award-winning films, curated from the top global film

JCOT Presents on Post-Partum Depression

On Sunday, July 15, at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Center of Teaneck, there will be a presentation entitled “Postpartum Depression: Raising Awareness and Breaking the Stigma.”

Arona Berow will share her own personal experience with postpartum depression, followed by a presentation by

JFNNJ Names Roberta Abrams as New President

The Jewish Federation is proud to announce Roberta Abrams as the organization’s new president beginning July 1. Abrams has had extensive leadership experience in the community. She was born and raised in northern New Jersey and attended nursery school at the YMYWHA (now the JCCNJ without walls) and was a student at Temple Beth Or in