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Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Area Rabbis to Compete in Charity Ping Pong Tournament

The third annual Shomrei Torah of Fair Lawn table tennis tournament is set for Saturday night, January 6, at 8:00 p.m. This one promises to be different from the others on a number of levels, with all sorts of twists.

Playing for charities has been the common thread throughout these tournaments.

Breaking Boundaries With Dena—and PUAH

Just as Dena’s fashion shows have broken a new path in Jewish fundraising, PUAH has changed the way Jewish couples experience infertility. They bring together the experts in fertility treatments with the greatest poskim to make treatments accessible for every Jewish couple. The treatments that were a dream a decade

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Plans First-Ever ‘Sports Night of Champions’

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is pleased to announce its First Annual Sports Night of Champions to support scholarships at the JCC. The evening will feature a strolling dinner, live auction, awards ceremony honoring community leaders, scholarship presentations to high

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Spreads Light in the Community for Chanukah

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC) In preparation for Chanukah, Emek families at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades and other Israeli families in Bergen County volunteered to take part in a special Chanukah project called “Spread the Light in the Community,” which was designed to warm people’s hearts and bring some extra

Professor Eric Goldman to Discuss ‘The Shoah Through the Lens of Cinema’

The Northern New Jersey Holocaust Memorial & Education Center, in conjunction with the Teaneck Library, is proud to feature renowned Jewish cinema scholar Dr. Eric Goldman, who will discuss “The Shoah Through the Lens of Cinema.”

Dr. Goldman will explore how cinema reflects memories and

Join Cong. Rinat Yisrael for Movie Night

On Saturday night, January 6, 2018, at 8:30 p.m., Cong. Rinat Yisrael Adult Education will present the beautiful, award-winning film “Fanny’s Journey.” The film is an incredible tale of bravery, strength and survival, the true story of a daring young girl who stopped at nothing and feared no one. In 1943,

Dr. Eric Mandel to Discuss 100th Anniversary of Balfour Declaration and How It Affects Israel Today

Dr. Eric Mandel, a world expert on Middle Eastern policy, will appear at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades on Wednesday, January 17, at 8 p.m., to discuss the legacy of the Balfour Declaration and the Six Day War and why the historical lessons they represent are as important for Israel today as they were 100 and 50

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades to Host American Ninja Night at High Exposure

Drop off the kids at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades on Saturday, January 20, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and they will enjoy a fun and active trip to High Exposure. Kids in grades two through six will take part in a complete “American Ninja”-type experience while enjoying rock climbing, obstacle courses and more.

Leaves of Faith Book Club to Discuss Franz Kafka’s ‘The Trial’

Please join Rabbi Daniel Fridman and Professor Sarah Rindner at the Jewish Center of Teaneck’s Leaves of Faith Book Club to discuss Franz Kafka’s “The Trial” on Sunday, January 7, at 8:00 p.m. “The Trial” was an influential work of 20th-century literature with many profound themes and Jewish parallels.

Congressman Gottheimer Inaugurates Hometown Hero Awards

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) presented the inaugural Hometown Hero Awards at Holy Name Medical Center to 20 people for their contributions, which he said often go unrecognized. Councilwoman Ora Kornbluth proudly reported that the honorees included three Bergenfield residents: Izzy Infield, a volunteer at both the Teaneck Volunteer

Israeli Mayoral Delegation Visits YU

(Courtesy of YU) Last month, a delegation of more than 30 Israeli mayors visited Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus in Washington Heights to speak with YU President, Dr. Ari Berman about utilizing undergraduate education as a tool for promoting Jewish rootedness.

Tikvah Fund Debuts Maimonides Scholars Program for Jewish Non-Day School Students

The Tikvah Institute for High School Students has announced a new summer program in partnership with the Maimonides Fund, which will take place from June 24 through July 8, 2018. The program is geared towards Jewish public and private school students who are motivated to learn more about Jewish philosophy, culture and history.