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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Orthodox Union Launches Program to Invest in Next Generation of Jewish Entrepreneurs

(Courtesy of the OU) The Orthodox Union (OU) has launched the OU Impact Accelerator, an 18-month program based on mentorship and early-stage funding for Jewish nonprofit entrepreneurs, to invest in solutions for Jewish communal needs. Between four and six projects will be awarded up to $25,000 each.

Wurzweiler School of Social Work Hosts Conference in Honor of 60th Anniversary

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) On Friday, April 13, the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, in honor of its 60th anniversary, will host a conference entitled, “Social Work in Challenging Times” at Yeshiva University Museum, 15 West 16th Street, New York. The keynote speaker will be David Remnick, acclaimed journalist, author

Hadassah Lieberman: From Child of Survivors to the National Stage

Author’s note: This biographical essay is based on an interview with Mrs. Lieberman.

Hadassah Lieberman is the keynote speaker at the 75th annual Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and Yom HaShoah Yizkor Remembrance Service taking place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at Temple Beth Shalom, 40-25 Fair Lawn

NORPAC Hosts Congressman Ron Estes (R-KS) in Closter

(Courtesy of NORPAC) On a recent Sunday evening, the Kazmir family hosted a NORPAC pro-Israel private dinner event for Congressman Ron Estes (R-KS) in Closter, New Jersey.

Ron Estes is a freshman member of Congress who currently sits on the Education and Workforce and Homeland Security

BPY Honors Orgens, Moches and Hadads at Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of BPY) Ben Porat Yosef honored parents Karen and Eric Orgen and Tamar and Uri Moche, and shlichim/teachers Avital and Chaim Hadad on Tuesday, March 20, at the school’s annual dinner at the Montammy Golf Club. Hundreds of BPY family members, supporters, friends and members of the greater Bergen County Jewish community

Dr. Moshe Avital to Address Annual Teaneck Holocaust Commemoration

(Courtesy of JCC of GT) The Jewish Community Council of Greater Teaneck will hold its annual observance of Yom HaShoah on Wednesday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Teaneck High School. The keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Moshe Avital. Dr. Avital survived six different concentration camps and was eventually liberated at

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Now Registering for Rubin Run

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is now taking registration for its 37th annual Rubin Run, which will take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13. This exciting USATF (USA Track and Field) sanctioned event, attended by more than 1,500 people each year, celebrates family and fitness, while raising

Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin (left) and Deputy Mayor Elie Katz visited Teaneck’s largest snowman built in the Miller backyard by the Miller kids, Asher, Leah, Esther and Shira.

NJ Yachad Hosts National Training for Sibshops

My daughter came home with coasters she made that looked almost tie-dyed. “This one’s my favorite,” she said, holding up one with a yellow center surrounded by bright blues and greens that faded into a soft peach.

Creating coasters was just one activity the group did at

OU’s ‘Torah New York’ to Welcome 2,000 Participants

For those who attended last year’s Torah in the City sponsored by the Orthodox Union, the memories of the day still linger. The Citi Field venue with its impressively large open spaces, the illustrious roster of speakers and the enthusiasm of the attendees made 2017’s event quite memorable.

Teaneck’s Adam Berner to Lead ORA Mediation Workshop

The Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA) will be hosting a mediation workshop for its staff members in April as part of its ongoing effort to assist agunot in the Jewish community. Teaneck community resident Adam J. Berner, who specializes in mediation and collaborative family law, will lead the session for

JFCS Helps Feed the Hungry in Fair Lawn

On Wednesday, March 14, Jewish Family & Children’s Services held a ceremony to celebrate the completion of a new food pantry located at their agency in Fair Lawn. JFCS leadership were joined by Fair Lawn mayor Lisa Swain, elected officials and community rabbis, as CEO Susan Greenbaum, cut the honorary ribbon marking the