Thursday, September 19, 2019


Jewish Teens Can Earn College Credit With Valley Chabad

(Courtesy of Valley Chabad) Jewish high school students will have the unique opportunity this fall to earn two college credits while exploring the tenets of Judaism. The CTeen U course is being offered by Valley Chabad Teen Leadership Initiative in Woodcliff Lake, and is a collaboration of Yeshiva University and CTeen

Folksbiene’s 104th Season Off to a Magnificent Start With ‘Hannah Senesh’

If you hurry, you can be among those who were privileged to see National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene’s (NYTF) inaugural production marking its 104th season. The NYTF production of “Hannah Senesh,” playing at its venerable venue The Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park, is a winner all around. The museum, now hosting the

Fair Lawn’s Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein Celebrates 40th Birthday With ‘Tefillin Challenge’

Birthdays are often a relatively private affair, a celebration involving family, friends or perhaps just one’s spouse. However, a 40th birthday, which is truly a milestone, calls for something special.

Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein of Anshei Lubavitch in Fair Lawn was inspired to do

Teaneck Fire Chief Jordan Zaretsky Reflects and Looks to the Future

It’s been a little over a year and a half since Teaneck native Jordan Zaretsky assumed the role of chief of the Teaneck Fire Department. Working alongside the many dedicated men and women under his supervision, he has worked with local schools, given presentations and even organized community events, such as last week’s

Find a Community in College at BCC

For Jews who spend tens of thousands of dollars on Jewish day schools, high schools and gap-year programs, the thought of college tuition may be daunting. Is there a way to save money and still progress academically, all within an accommodating institution that offers a full Jewish environment? Bergen Community College

Orthodox Union to Host Torah New York at Citi Field in September

(Courtesy of OU) Leading rabbinic scholars, educators and Jewish communal leaders will be featured at the Orthodox Union’s (OU) third annual Torah New York on Sunday, September 22, 2019. The event, hosted by the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, is expected to draw more

NORPAC Hosts Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL) in Teaneck

(Courtesy of NORPAC) On a recent morning, Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL) was hosted at the home of Rochelle and Phil Goldschmiedt and co-hosted by Rachel and Allen Friedman in Teaneck.

Brad Schneider is currently serving his third term representing the 10th Congressional District of Illinois,

Rav Rubenstein of Yeshivas Ohr Yehoshua Visits NY/NJ

HaRav Yosef Rubinstein, shlita, Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshivas Ohr Yehoshua (Nesivos HaTorah) of Ramat Beit Shemesh, a major yeshiva gedola in the fast-growing city of Beit Shemesh, will be in the New York/New Jersey area August 4 through August 15. The rav will visit Monsey and Brooklyn this week before moving on to Lakewood next

Keter Torah to Screen ‘Who Will Write Our History’ on Tisha B’Av

On Sunday, August 11, at 5:45 p.m., Congregation Keter Torah, located at 600 Roemer Avenue, Teaneck, will screen the movie, “Who Will Write Our History.” In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by

Ma’ayanot to Offer Tisha B’Av Program for Teenage Girls

All girls from grades 7-12 are welcome to join Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School on Tisha B’Av afternoon, Sunday, August 11, at the Congregation Beth Abraham Youth Building, 406 New Bridge Road, Bergenfield. Classes will be given from 3 - 5 p.m, on the following schedule:

Teaneck Women’s Tefillah to Hold Eicha Reading on Tisha B’Av

Teaneck Women’s Tefillah (TWT) is holding their annual reading of Megillat Eicha on Motzei Shabbat, August 10, starting promptly at 10:10 p.m. For information about the private home location and to join the TWT mailing list, email [email protected]

Young Israel of Fort Lee Hosts Rabbi Yakov Horowitz

On Monday, August 5, at its popular monthly Lunch N Learn, the Young Israel of Fort Lee hosted noted author and international lecturer, Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, also known as Reb Yankie.

Rabbi Dr. Saul Landa conducted the session in an interview format and asked many tough questions