Monday, June 17, 2019


iCAN Teen Leadership Takes Summer Break

The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey hosted a special dinner in honor of the iCAN Teen Leadership students at the Teaneck Doghouse to celebrate their accomplishments, newfound understanding about Israel and their work within their community. Throughout the year-long program, the high school students engaged and interacted

Bergen Indivisible for Democracy to Hold Voting Rights Event

Bergen Indivisible for Democracy (BID), a New Jersey all volunteer grassroots organization seeking to make a difference in the community, will be presenting an informative event—Protecting and Expanding Voting Rights—on Wednesday, June 5, 7:30 p.m., at the McCandless Room, 100 Riveredge Road in Tenafly. It

Annual Rabbi Isaac Swift, zt’l, Memorial Lecture to Take Place at Ahavath Torah

Congregation Ahavath Torah and The Rabbi Isaac L. Swift Chair of Judaic Studies at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades invite the community to The Annual Rabbi Isaac L. Swift, zt’l, Memorial Lecture, HaRav Yitzchak Yehudah ben HaRav Avraham Dov, zt’l, with guest speaker Rabbi Mordechai Becher.

Dor L’Dor Presents Pre-Shavuot Lecture

The Dor L’Dor group of Congregation Ahavath Torah, 240 Broad Avenue, in Englewood, is sponsoring a Lunch and Learn on June 4, at 12 p.m., in advance of the Shavuot holiday. The event will focus on an aspect of Shavuot and will be given by popular speaker, Rabbi Mordy Kuessous, assistant rabbi of Ahavath Torah for the Benaroya

YUWO Will Host Luncheon and Ballet Benefit

Join the Yeshiva University Women’s Organization for a ballet performance of “Le Corsaire” and luncheon on Wednesday, June 12, at 11:30 a.m. at the Grand Tier of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. Nechama Price, director of YU’s Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies for Women (GPATS), will

Emunah Pays Tribute to Women of Wonder

(Courtesy of Emunah) On Wednesday, May 15, Emunah of America held its annual Women of Wonder (WOW) event, honoring phenomenal women who continue to make profound impacts in our communities worldwide.

This year, Emunah paid tribute to Shimi Adar, entertainer and motivator; Orly

Business, Bonding and Beyond With JWE

(Courtesy of JWE) Some of the most dynamic and creative business minds came together last week at the fifth Jewish Woman Entrepreneur Conference. The conference brought together female entrepreneurs from various industries at various stages for a day of learning, networking and collaboration — but the epic event wasn’t

First Teach NJ Dinner Features Gov. Murphy and Coalition Partners 

The Teach NJ organization, the New Jersey arm of the Orthodox Union’s Teach Coalition, welcomed Governor Phil Murphy at their inaugural dinner on Wednesday, May 15, at the Newark Museum. Supporters included 15 state legislators and elected town and county leaders who attended the event to celebrate the success of the

NORPAC Mission to DC Draws 1100

The annual NORPAC mission to Washington D.C. to advocate for a strong relationship between Israel and the United States drew over 1100 people on May 21.  In perfect spring weather, over 470 meetings were held between the House of Representatives and the Senate.  Taking a break between meetings, shown left to right, are

RYNJ Marks Rabbi Dovid Kaminetsky’s First Yahrzeit

Within the walls of the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey, Rabbi Dovid Kaminetsky’s presence was one that inspired both respect and dedication from his students. With his sudden passing last spring, students and teachers have looked to each other for ways to carry out what he stood for. His legacy was one in which the overall

Teaneck Makes Lemonade for Israel

Teaneck residents Jen and Aaron Hoffer didn’t expect themselves to come face to face with anti-Israel protesters last Sunday, but then again, the day was full of surprises.

The home of the Hoffer family and those of many other Jewish community members are situated near Congregation Beth

Enthusiastic Supporters Attend MDA ‘Breakfast for Israel’

More than 150 people attended a fundraiser Sunday to support Magen David Adom, Israel’s national EMS and blood-services organization. Elie and Esther Katz, who host the now-annual event, welcomed Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton.

Teaneck’s deputy