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Monday, February 18, 2019

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Over 500 Guests Join YUHS at Annual Dinner of Tribute

(Courtesy of MTA) Yeshiva University High Schools welcomed more than 500 guests at its Annual Dinner of Tribute on Monday, January 7, at Marina del Ray. Guests joined the YUHS journey and explored the strong mesorah, top-tier education and powerful legacy that both Yeshiva University

Upcoming European Mission to Highlight Crucial Process of Jewish Identification

(Courtesy of Tzohar) The Soviet Jewry movement is often cited as one of the most important and successful Jewish activist efforts of recent decades.

And rightly so.

As a result of an international campaign, combining both public and clandestine

Rabbi Pesach Sommer Invites You to ‘Buy, Sell and Swap Seforim’

As the name suggests, the Facebook group “Buy, Sell, or Swap Sefarim,” launched 2 1/2 years ago by Passaic resident Rabbi Pesach Sommer, offers an opportunity to do just that. Sommer’s hope was that people like himself with a passion for Jewish texts would join the group and find each other. To date, there are over

Clifton Shul Wins $2.5 Million in Landmark Case

It shouldn’t take 10 years to get permission to build a synagogue, especially if one is designing everything specifically to adhere to city codes, but it did in Clifton, New Jersey. At the conclusion of a mediation overseen by the state’s former attorney general, a community in Clifton will be able to worship in peace,

Elie Tanous Salon Celebrates First Anniversary

It seems like longer, but it was only a year ago that Elie Tanous opened his doors to the North Jersey community with his salon at The Shops at Riverside. Since then, Tanous and his salon have become a regular part of the beauty scene. “I started with a staff of two, and now I am up to 17 people. I cannot be

Beth Aaron Continues ‘Talking in Shul’ Series

This Friday, January 11, at 7:45 p.m., at Congregation Beth Aaron, there will be another session of “Talking in Shul.” This week’s topic will be “Frum a Distance: When Family and Friends Leave Orthodoxy.” All members of the community, both adults and teens, are welcome to participate in the second season of this open forum

Teaneck Teen Idol January Event Kicks off Community Chorus 20th Anniversary

Teaneck Teen Idol, Bergen County’s original Idol-style competition, emceed by Anthony Johnson of WABC-TV Channel 7 Eyewitness News, will take place Saturday, January 19, at Teaneck High School, at 8 p.m. Like American Idol, judges will pick the top five finalists from 12 talented teens and the audience will vote for the

FIDF Holds National Lone Soldiers Errands Day

(Courtesy of FIDF) For the sixth consecutive year, Friends of the IDF, in partnership with Nefesh B’Nefesh are dedicating an entire “Errands Day” to lone soldiers, helping them take care of a range of personal business and errands they need to see to during their service and towards their release, all under one roof. These lone

Bris Avrohom to Host Challah Bake

Join Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn on Sunday, January 13, for a Challah Bake! Moms and kids can be part of a fun and meaningful time together making traditional challah, with guided step-by-step instructions. Each participant makes their own batch of challah.

The event begins with seating and drinks at 5:00

A Family Bonds Over Waffles and Parsha

What could be cuter than Yael Leba, Rafi and Basya Gross spending Motzei Shabbat learning parsha with their “Tattie” Eliezer at Lazy Bean Cafe? The parsha became more alive with waffles and ice cream.

Kindertransport Survivors Can Now Claim Compensation

(Courtesy of Claims Conference) The Kindertransport Fund opened on January 1 and will begin processing eligible applications shortly. Although some survivors were provided a small payment in the 1950s, prior payments under compensation programs will not bar claimants from receiving this new benefit. The fund will issue one-time

The Outpouring of Unconditional Chesed and the Lessons We Can Learn

A few years ago, on a very hot day, I was driving on a highway not far from my house. As I exited I noticed an elderly gentleman. He caught my attention because it was definitely not a typical place for someone to be walking. When I stopped my car and asked him if he was lost, he told me where he was going and