Saturday, April 20, 2019


Yachad Runs in Jerusalem Marathon

After months of preparation and fundraising, over 45 international runners from schools all over the United States boarded a late flight to Israel last Tuesday. Nine smooth hours later, we arrived in Israel! After a delicious dinner we all went to Ben Yehuda for some shopping in the rain.


The Flamholtz family from Bergenfield, now living in Bet Shemesh, ran for Team Shalva at the Jerusalem Marathon.


(l-r) Shira Adler, Adina Pearlman, Aliza Cohn, Eliana Herman and Gabriella Bak ran for Team Shalva at the Jerusalem Marathon.

i-Shine Teaneck Holds Pre-Purim Party

(Courtesy of Chai Lifeline) Children, parents, and friends got into the holiday spirit on March 18 at i-Shine Teaneck’s annual Pre-Purim Party at Yeshivat Noam. Participants enjoyed delicious Chinese food, sushi, cookies, fruits and veggies sponsored by Glatt Express, Butterflake Bakery and Cedar Market.

Rock Steady Boxing Comes to JCC on the Palisades

On March 13, members of the Jewish community in Bergen County and surrounding areas gathered at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades (JCC) to celebrate the introduction of its new branch of therapeutic offerings. Rock Steady Boxing, a nonprofit organization that helps people with Parkinson’s disease using a workout regimen

With Unity Vigil and Public Statements, NJ Memorializes Christchurch Mosque Victims

On Sunday, 200 Muslims, Christians and Jews and those of other faiths joined together for a service at Teaneck’s Dar-ul-Islah Mosque, memorializing the 50 victims of last week’s horrific shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Local religious leaders and politicians made comments aimed at healing and promoting unity

NORPAC Hosts Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) in Bergen County

(Courtesy of NORPAC) On Thursday evening, the Kazmir Family in Closter, New Jersey, hosted a NORPAC private dinner event for Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX).

McCaul is the new ranking member of the House Foreign Relations committee and the former chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.

Englewood’s ‘Shabbat of Heroes’ to Culminate in Connection to Worldwide Stem Cell Registry

The “Shabbat of Heroes” taking place in Englewood on March 29-30 will culminate in a special program on Motzei Shabbat. Members of the Englewood and surrounding communities will be given the opportunity to join the community of “heroes” in the Jewish stem cell registry represented by Ezer Mizion through the formation of

‘Zayin Adar Dinner’ Honors Volunteers in Teaneck/Bergenfield Chevrot Kadisha

The seventh day of Adar is the anniversary of both the birth and passing of our greatest leader, Moshe Rabbeinu. We believe that Hashem Himself buried His loyal disciple, and thus the day has come to be associated with the observances and customs of traditional Jewish funerals. In many communities, the chevra kadisha observes a

Beth Din of America Study Shows That Majority of Modern Orthodox Rabbis in U.S. Have Couples Sign Halachic Prenup

(Courtesy of Beth Din of America) The Beth Din of America, widely regarded as one of the leading Jewish religious courts in North America, released a new study on the 25th anniversary of the creation of the halachic prenup showing that, today, 84 percent of Modern Orthodox rabbis in the U.S. have the couples they marry sign a prenup in

Beth Aaron Presents ‘Seder Surprises’

Join Zalman Suldan for “Seder Surprises” at 4 p.m. on Shabbat, March 30, at Congregation Beth Aaron, as he offers creative, hands-on ways to make your Seders amazing, engaging and exciting! Bring games, costumes and interactive props into your Seders to engage all audiences! With a few small steps, transform your Seder into a

Thurnauer Chamber Music Series Celebrates Women Composers

On Sunday, March 31 at 3:00 p.m., the Thurnauer Chamber Music Series with close its 26th season with a concert entitled “Celebrating Women Composers,” featuring music by Lili Boulanger, Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke and Ruth Crawford Seeger. Violinist and Artistic Director Sharon Roffman will perform with guest artists,