Tuesday, July 17, 2018


Community to Remember Mitchell Gross, z”l, on 10th Yahrzeit

On Thursday, June 28, the family of Mitchell Gross, z”l, will be hosting a memorial service to mark his 10th yahrtzeit. Gross’s name is associated with the highly touted Mitch Gross Basketball League (MGBL), although it may not be as well known that Mitch was an incredible father, brother and friend to all those who were

NCSY’s TJJ Celebrates 20th Anniversary

(Courtesy of NCSY) The Anne Samson Jerusalem Journey (or TJJ as it is commonly known), one of NCSY’s most popular summer programs, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the summer of 2018. For two decades, TJJ has been bringing public-school students to Israel for a fun, educational and inspirational four-week trip to explore

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Offers First-Ever Meditation Retreat

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is offering a brand-new program where everyone in the community can come learn how to incorporate meditation into their daily routine in a guided, half-day silent retreat on Sunday, July 15, 12:30 to 5 p.m. Mark Van Buren, a yoga/meditation and mindful living trainer, will explore meditation in all

NJJBA Celebrates Successful Day of Meetings with Washington Power Brokers

(Courtesy of The Friedlander Group) North Jersey Jewish Business Alliance (NJJBA, http://www.njjba.com) members kicked off a day filled with advocacy by meeting with Senator Cory Booker, who found time to sit down with the alliance between committee hearings and Senate floor votes,

Congregation Beth Aaron Hosts Rabbi Hanoch Teller This Shabbat

This Shabbat, June 23, Rabbi Hanoch Teller will be the scholar-in-residence at Congregation Beth Aaron. At 5:00 p.m., Rabbi Teller will discuss “Honorable Mentschen: A Primer for Derech Eretz, the Bible’s Most Famous (and Least Understood) Commandment.” At 7:05 p.m., his topic will be “Adversity Buster: The Life and Times

Ahavath Torah hosts panel discussion on anti-Semitism at Rutgers University.

Noam Eighth Graders Visit Nine Local Gemachs

Last week, Yeshivat Noam’s eighth graders went on a local gemach tour, visiting nine local gemachs. The students traveled on four different buses, each going to five to seven gemachs in different orders. They included:

  • Beth Aaron centerpieces

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Holds First Mamanet Tournament in U.S.

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) Mamanet, the new women’s sport that has taken Israel by storm, has become a major draw at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades as well, growing in popularity so quickly, that there are now more than 120 motivated moms who play weekly on nine teams, including a new mixed team of both

Teaneck Chabad House Visits Rebbe’s Ohel

Rabbi Ephraim Simon and Rabbi Michoel Goldin were joined by 55 people from the Teaneck Chabad House on a trip to the ohel of the Lubavitcher Rebbe on the occasion of his 24th yahrtzeit.

92-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Makes It Home

(Courtesy of Nefesh B’Nefesh) Jack Nasielski, 92, from Edison, New Jersey, landed in Ben Gurion Airport yesterday on a Nefesh B’Nefesh group aliyah flight, in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah & Integration, the Jewish Agency, Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel and JNF-USA, together with another 27

Jewish Women’s Health Symposium to Be Held July 8

(Courtesy of JWHS) Leah Marinelli, MS, CNM, RN, NP and Yutta Engel, CM, LM, two local midwives, are very excited to be hosting the first Jewish Women’s Health Symposium, to be held on July 8 at the Atrium Ballroom in Monsey. The symposium will be a comprehensive, educational, day-long affair, encompassing the cycle of a woman’s health

Gottheimer Security Summit: First Responders Must Be ‘First Preventers’

Harassment incidents. Bias incidents. Crimes against persons as well as property. Vandalism against houses of worship, particularly synagogues, and community buildings including JCCs. Intelligence on all this, and more, are constantly being reviewed and monitored by the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security (NJOHS) and the New