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Teaneck’s Micah Kaufman Donates Kidney

On May 2, Micah Kaufman altruistically donated one of his kidneys to Rebecca bet-Alkhas Irani, an 85-year-old grandmother of two. Irani had been on dialysis for nearly two years as she waited for a kidney.

According to Rabbi Josh Sturm of Renewal, an organization that

Teaneck High School Marks Yom HaShoah

More than 600 students gathered in the auditorium of Teaneck High School to hear the message of a survivor of the Holocaust on Tuesday morning, May 7. In the words of Goldie Minkowitz, longtime math instructor and coordinator of Jewish student activities at the high school, “The program marking Yom HaShoah has been in

Teaneck High School Marks Yom HaShoah

More than 600 students gathered in the auditorium of Teaneck High School to hear the message of a survivor of the Holocaust on Tuesday morning, May 7. In the words of Goldie Minkowitz, longtime math instructor and coordinator of Jewish student activities at the high school, “The program marking Yom HaShoah has been in

Ma’ayanot Students Become Tech Teachers to Senior Citizens

On Tuesday, May 7, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School students assembled at Senior Source, a lounge in the Shops at Riverside mall that offers activities and seminars for seniors, for the second Senior Tech Time experience. Organized by Ma’ayanot, Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey (JFCS) and

Remember to Count Omer!

Max Seligsohn proudly displays his Omer reminder, a gift from his loving cousin, Sara Gdanski.

Jewish Center of Teaneck Hosts Community Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

(Courtesy of JCOT) On Wednesday, May 8, the Jewish Center of Teaneck hosted the entire community for a program marking Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut.

As part of this program, our community made a siyum Mishnayot in memory of the over 23,000 soldiers who have given their lives in defense of

Bergen County Marks Yom Hazikaron in Hackensack

On Thursday, May 9, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of Chosen Freeholders hosted a Yom Hazikaron commemoration, presented in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey. Members of the New Jersey and New York Jewish communities gathered at the Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack

Lamdeinu’s Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration Combines Torah, Tefillah and Tributes

For the past five years, Lamdeinu, a center for high-level, accessible and inspiring Torah learning in Teaneck, has hosted a meaningful Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration for the community. Under the direction of Dean Rachel Friedman, the program is designed to engage its participants in tefillah chagigit, or

Semichat Chaver Program Holds Siyum

(Courtesy of SCP) This past Sunday, SCP participants and their families joined together to celebrate their accomplishments in Torah learning. The siyum was attended by two of the three Torah luminaries who sign the Semichas Chaver certificate, Rosh Yeshiva HaRav Schachter and Chief Rabbi HaRav Shlomo Amar.

Annual Areyvut Breakfast to Honor Inspiring Communal Leaders

(Courtesy of Areyvut) On Sunday, May 19, Areyvut will be hosting its annual breakfast in Teaneck honoring Sara Blau with the Young Leadership Award and Alan Levine with the Community Leadership Award.

An accomplished athlete Sara Blau, a senior at the Schechter School of Long Island has

Journalist Bret Stephens to Speak at American Friends of Migdal Ohr Gala

(Courtesy of Migdal Ohr) Bret Stephens, award-winning journalist, editor and political commentator, and op-ed columnist at The New York Times, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming American Friends of Migdal Ohr (AFMO) Gala on May 14 in New York City.

Stephens will be speaking about the

Engaging Religious Teens to Be Active Citizens: Civic Spirit Day 2019

The inaugural event for Civic Spirit, a program dedicated to engaging students at religious schools in civics—the study of the rights and duties of citizenship—took place on Wednesday, May 1. Civic Spirit Day took place at the JCC Manhattan on Amsterdam Avenue, with roughly 140 students and 240 adults including