Sunday, December 16, 2018


‘The Simpsons’ Writer Mike Reiss Comes to Kaplen JCC

In celebration of the Simpsons 30th anniversary, Mike Reiss, the show’s longest-serving writer and producer, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the legendary show that has been one of the most popular in television history. He’ll share stories, scandals and gossip about the creation of the series, starring the most

Congregation Arzei Darom Plans Mad Science Chanukah Party

Please join Arzei Darom for an exciting Chanukah event featuring a Mad Science show, candle lighting with Rabbi Ciment, and delicious pizza and doughnuts. The party starts at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, and is taking place at Congregation Arzei Darom (725 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck). The cost is $15 per child/$45 per family max (five

Englewood Presents Deer Symposium

The Englewood Department of Health has announced a regional educational symposium, “White-Tailed Deer: Biology, Ecology & Management,” presented by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. There will be time allotted for comments and questions from the public at the conclusion of the program.

KBY Dinner Honors Rebbeim and Talmidim

(Courtesy of KBY) The assembled guests enjoyed meaningful Torah from Ra”M, Rav Moshe Stav, and the Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Aharon Friedman. Rabbi Uri and Nava Orlian (KBY 93, 94), Rabbi and Rebbetzin at Congregation Shaaray Tefila in Lawrence, were honored with the Marbitzei Torah Award presented by Rabbi

Shirah Community Chorus on the Palisades to Perform at JCC

The Shirah Community Chorus on the Palisades, conducted by Marsha Bryan Edelman, will perform its annual Winter Concert on Sunday, December 2, at 2 p.m. at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades. The program will feature celebratory songs from the Jewish choral tradition in Hebrew and English and will be followed by a post-concert

Over 1,000 Cheer on Chai Lifeline at Annual Gala

(Courtesy of Chai Lifeline) Chai Lifeline promised supporters an evening to dream, hope, and be inspired at its 2018 Annual Gala on Monday, November 19, and it delivered! The close to 1,100 people in attendance at the gala, held at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, were treated to an event filled with smiles,

As Inoculated Adults, Here Is What You Need to Know About Measles Immunity

Following the frightening but not altogether unexpected announcement on Tuesday of a confirmed case of measles in Bais Yaakov in Passaic, community residents across both Passaic and Bergen Counties expressed confusion as all children had been inoculated or had met requirements of immunization. Unlike past cases in the New York and New

NJ Yachad Expands, Creates Regional Center

New Jersey Yachad is about to embark on a new chapter, moving imminently to its new headquarters at 259 Cedar Lane in Teaneck, creating what will become the expanded New Jersey Regional Yachad Center. This moves comes after identifying the need for and gaining communal support for more services for

Bris Avrohom Celebrates Annual Dinner and Gala Weddings

Tales From the Storm

Where were you on Thursday afternoon and evening, when the snowstorm hit full force? Like JFK’s assassination and the first moon landing, everyone will likely remember where they were, and how long it took them and their loved ones to get home that night.

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Jewish Communal Fund Announces Grants of $840,000 to Jewish Charities

(Courtesy of Jewish Communal Fund) Jewish Communal Fund (JCF), the largest and most active Jewish donor-advised fund in the country, approved grants totaling $840,000 to local Jewish charities in the New York area through its endowment, the JCF Special Gifts Fund. Since 1999, the board of trustees of the Jewish Communal Fund has

Eat, Learn, Love: Lamdeinu Plans Fourth Annual Chanukah Breakfast on Dec. 2

Although winter has come early and hit us with blustery, cold temperatures, when you open the doors and walk into Lamdeinu you feel warmth wash over you. The smiling faces that greet you, the light of the Torah being learned, and the friendliness of your classmates all give you a warm welcome. Lamdeinu is an educational