Sunday, December 16, 2018


YU Rebbetzins Yarchei Kallah Connects and Inspires

Last week I was privileged to spend two days at Yeshiva University’s annual Rebbetzins Yarchei Kallah along with 100 educated, accomplished and passionate women. We attended sessions presented by those with PhDs, educators, psychologists, rabbis and leading experts in a wide array of fields. This group of women is a unique group,

Governor Phil Murphy Reports on Trade Trip to Israel

Introducing Governor Murphy to his audience on a tele-town hall on Friday morning, November 17, was Mark Levenson, chair of the New Jersey Israel Commission, who accompanied the governor on his recent trade mission to Israel. Also accompanying the governor were Dani Dayan, consul general of Israel in New York; and Jose Lozano,

Teaneck JNF Gala: Toasting the Next 51 Years

(Courtesy of JNF) Since 1964 when the first Jewish National Fund honoree was Sen. Matthew Feldman, the first Jewish mayor of Teaneck, the Teaneck council of JNF has celebrated 51 consecutive years of recognition of JNF supporters and projects in Israel.

This year’s Annual Dinner and Dessert

Englewood Mayor-Elect Michael Wildes Calls for Residents to Fill Municipal Board Seats

Englewood Mayor-elect Michael Wildes wishes to express his gratitude to the Englewood community for the confidence they placed in him by electing him as mayor. In an attempt to best prepare to take on any and all challenges inherent in this role, he has called for applicants to serve on all boards over which he has power of

Ahavath Torah’s Dor L’Dor Sponsors Chanukah Lunch and Learn

On Tuesday, December 4, the Dor L’Dor group of Congregation Ahavath Torah, 240 Broad Avenue, Englewood, is sponsoring a Gala Chanukah Lunch and Learn and a concert performed by The Frisch Choir at 12 p.m. A talk on Chanukah will be presented by Dr. Shoshana Poupko, educator, counselor and popular lecturer. Following the lecture,

Y-Klez to Perform Free Klezmer Chanukah Concert

The klezmer trio, T-Klez, will present a free concert of Chanukah tunes on Saturday night, December 8, at 7:30 p.m.. at the Maurice M. Pine Public Library in Fair Lawn at 1001 Fairlawn Avenue (201-794-5356). Enjoy familiar and new-to-you Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino songs including an Italian version of Ma’oz Tzur from

J-ADD Workshop Discusses Transitioning Into Adulthood

J-ADD will hold a workshop for family members with intellectual or developmental disabilities on Tuesday, November 27, from 7-8:30 p.m. about transitioning into adulthood. Guest speaker will be Nkechi Ugoji, MSW, LSW, senior coordinator, Transition, Policy and Training.

Camp Lavi Reorganizes Senior Leadership

Camp Lavi, a Modern Orthodox summer camp in the Poconos located in Lakewood, Pennsylvania, announced the return of camp veteran Elana Nayowitz, who will assume the role of camp director. Nayowitz previously held the position of head counselor for Girls’ Campus during the 2017 season. This new position became

Shim Craimer Releases New Aliyah Song

Shim Craimer has just released his long awaited aliyah video accompanying the song “Tzion,” his composition off his recently released album, “Forever More/Me’atah V’ad Olam.” His twin 14-year-old sons, Ben and Eli, join him in expressing his gratitude to Camp Moshava where his family began their aliyah journey and to Nefesh B’Nefesh for

JFNNJ Organizes Legislative Advocacy Day

The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey visited the offices of New Jersey State Senator Kristen Corrado in Totowa. The event was another in a series of Legislative Advocacy Days organized by the Jewish Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation.

Rav Meir Goldwicht to Deliver Chanukah Shiur at Cong. Bnai Yeshurun

Rav Meir Goldwicht, a rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva University’s Mazer School of Talmudic Studies, head of the Stone Beit Medrash Program and Rosh Kollel at Camp Mesorah, will deliver his second Chanukah shiur at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun (Old Main) on Tuesday night, November 27, at 8:30 p.m. The theme for the shiurim will

Join AIR for Important Community Event for Prevention and Hope

On Thursday, November 29, Bergenfield’s Roy W Brown Middle School will host an important event from AIR, Alumni in Recovery. Doors open at 7 p.m. Presentation begins at 7:30.

The program is aimed at raising awareness through an important discussion led by local young individuals in recovery and local