Monday, June 17, 2019


Bergen County High School for Jewish Studies Celebrates Gala Dinner

Bergen County High School for Jewish Studies (BCHSJS) will hold its annual gala dinner on June 5 at Congregation Beth Sholom, 354 Maitland Avenue in Teaneck, at 7 p.m. The Hebrew school relies on community support to continue molding their young men and women into adults with a strong Jewish identity and

The Moriah School’s Eighth Grade Premieres ‘Names, Not Numbers©’ 2019

750 people came together last week as The Moriah School community presented their annual eighth grade film production of “Names, Not Numbers© (NNN©) at The Frisch School. The student-made documentary, which tells the compelling story of the students themselves filming survivors’ accounts of the

Michael Wildes Meets With Shomron and Palestinian Arab Leaders

(Courtesy of Wildes & Weinberg, P.C.) Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. Managing Partner Michael Wildes met in the firm’s New York City office with Shomron (Samaria) Mayor Yossi Dagan and Sheikh Abu Khalil from Ramallah, who came to the United States together, in a joint delegation, to talk about economic cooperation and fighting

Beit Midrash of Teaneck Marks First Year With Inaugural Breakfast

A community daytime beit midrash program for retirees and others with flexible schedules was just a vision in the mind’s eye of a few hardy souls, only a year ago.

On Sunday, May 19, more than 120 members of the community, chaverim at the Beit Midrash of Teaneck (BMT) and

Rabbinical College of America Celebrates at Annual Gala

(Courtesy of RCA) Last evening the RCA held its annual gala at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, New Jersey, as 800 supporters celebrated the RCA’s glorious past and shared its exciting vision of the future.

“The growth of the RCA programs is exciting. All of our academic

Yavneh Academy Holocaust Play Honors Savior of 14,000 French Jews

Yavneh Academy’s eighth grade Holocaust production was presented twice on Thursday, May 16, in the Paramus High School auditorium. The morning production hosted students from nearby Paramus West School as well as Yeshivat Noam and the Gerrard Berman Day School. In his introductory remarks, Rabbi Jonathan Knapp, head of

Bikur Cholim of Bergen County Hosts First ‘Unite in Tefillah’ Gathering

Meredith Yager and Tsipora Gurell, co-chairs of Bikur Cholim of Bergen County, were delighted at the enthusiastic turnout of more than 250 participants for their first “Unite in Tefilla” gathering held on Sunday evening, May 19, at Congregation Keter Torah. Despite the many other concurrent events in the community, the

Ateret Cohanim Annual Dinner to Feature Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of The Chabad of Poway

(Courtesy of Ateret Cohanim) Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, rabbi of the Chabad of Poway, whose synagogue was attacked by a terrorist gunman on the last day of Passover, will be the featured speaker at the annual Yom Yerushalayim celebration dinner of American Friends of Ateret Cohanim / Jerusalem Chai. The dinner is the main fundraising event of

Migdal Ohr Launches Capital Campaign at New York Gala

(Courtesy of Migdal Ohr) At its annual gala dinner, American Friends of Migdal Ohr raised thousands of dollars for their transformative Mishpachtonim program, which creates a new model of care for Israeli children from underprivileged and at-risk homes.

Mishpachtonim is a

Bnos Bais Yaakov Dinner to Honor Rabbi and Mrs. Menachem Friedman

(Courtesy of Bnos Bais Yaakov) On Monday, June 3, Bnos Bais Yaakov will be hosting its annual scholarship dinner honoring Rabbi and Mrs. Menachem Friedman, who will be receiving the Avodas Hakodesh Award. Their daughter, Esti, joined the school last year and is a fitting testament to the wonderful chinuch of her parents.

When Things Go Wrong: Part I

Life is not perfect (where have you heard that before?) Would you like another insightful saying? How about: “Mensch tracht, uhn Gott lacht.” The loose translation is “A person thinks, and God laughs.” We know that people make plans and then life happens. I am going through some personal angst right now because a general

NJ Represents at Int’l Chidon HaTanach

Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School sophomore Jacob Colchamiro placed second in the world at the International Chidon HaTanach, which took place last week in Israel on Yom Ha’atzmaut, while TABC senior Nathanael Vinar placed sixth. These remarkable achievements came after both boys qualified last