Thursday, September 19, 2019


Dor L’ Dor Visits Statue of Liberty

The Dor L’Dor group at Congregation Ahavath Torah, 240 Broad Avenue, Englewood, will be running a trip to the new Statue of Liberty Museum on Wednesday, September 4.

The full day program includes a coffee hour with a lecture and slides by Sheryl Urman at 9:45 a.m. at Ahavath Torah; “pack

Nefesh B’Nefesh Brings Largest-Ever Summer Aliyah Groups to Israel

2,282 North Americans are expected to make aliyah this summer.

(Courtesy of Nefesh B’Nefesh) Nefesh B’Nefesh, in cooperation with the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, The Jewish Agency, KKL-JNF and Jewish National Fund-USA, recently welcomed 95 new olim. The olim on

Just One Life to Hold Bergen Benefit This Wednesday Night

As in years past, the founders and supporters of “Nefesh Achat B’Yisrael” or “Just One Life” will join together for its annual benefit evening in Teaneck during the Nine Days, on Wednesday, August 7. According to founder and American Chairman and Israeli Co-Chairman Jack Forgash, “This time of year

Elan Carr: ‘There Is No Ranking Hatred. It Is All to Be Condemned’

“Jew hatred is Jew hatred.”

Whether it comes as Holocaust denial in textbooks, attacks on synagogue worshippers, the BDS movement, tropes from the far right, the Israeli-hating left or militant Islam, there is no “ranking” hatred. It is all to be condemned.

Minding the Gap: Shifting Our Mindset to Meet Life’s Realities

“I just hit age 42 and my body is not doing what it usually does.”

“My other pregnancies did not go this way; I didn’t sign up for this.”

“It’s so unsettling that my status is never clear with the new contraception that I am

Young Israel of Fort Lee to Host Rabbi Yakov Horowitz

On Monday, August 5, the Young Israel of Fort Lee will hold its popular monthly Lunch & Learn at noon and will host prominent author and international lecturer, Rabbi Yakov Horowitz.

The lecture is entitled “One on One With Rabbi Horowitz; Child

HFLNJ Presents Webinar On Helping Clients Secure Interest-Free Loans

Hebrew Free Loan of New Jersey (HFLNJ) invites social service professionals working with clients in the New Jersey Jewish community to a webinar on August 6 at 12 p.m. EST. Participants will hear from Malkie Ratzker, director of loan services, and Leo Gordon, incoming president and senior judge, United States Court of International

Teaneck Fire Department to Hold Burn Demonstration at National Night Out on Aug. 6

On Tuesday, August 6, the Teaneck Fire Department will be holding a side-by-side burn demonstration in Votee Park that will showcase the devastating and quick-moving pace with which a fire can tear apart a house. Starting at 8 p.m., as part of the Teaneck Police’s National Night Out event, the demonstration will also

Harav Asher Weiss Joins Shomrei Torah to Mourn Sophie Spangenthal, z”l

Fair Lawn’s Shomrei Torah recently hosted Rav Asher Weiss as the community joined together to remember and mourn Sophie Spangenthal—Chava Shalva Gavriella bat Dovid Yitzchak HaLevi—a 5-year-old who succumbed to cancer just a few short weeks ago. Rav Weiss shared words of Torah and comfort with hundreds who came to remember

Bears From Bergenfield Sends Teddy Bears to Israel

(Courtesy of Bears From Bergenfield) Recently, Bears from Bergenfield was on a teddy bear mission to deliver stuffed toys to children in five social service communities. The drop-offs included Or Akiva, for children at risk in afterschool programs; Ishah L’ishah, a center for abused wives and children, located in

John Hogan Keeps Bergen County on the Record

There are the deed, mortgage and business documents.

He’s got marriages to officiate, passport applications to process and county photo card renewals.

Did we mention the recording of naturalization records?

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Seeks Artists to Exhibit at Its Waltuch Gallery

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is currently seeking painters, photographers, digital artists and other creative designers to exhibit at its Waltuch Art Gallery, located on the center’s second floor. The focus of the gallery is to exhibit