Friday, September 21, 2018


Shaare Tefillah Hosts Scholar-in-Residence

Shaare Tefillah will host Rabbi Dr. Jeremy Wieder as scholar-in-residence this Shabbat, August 11. He will speak following davening in the morning on “Building a Community Rooted in Torah Values: The ‘Value of Money’.” He also will speak in the main shul between the 7:30 p.m. Mincha and the 8:43 p.m. Maariv on “Lifnim

Rabbi Ari Lamm to Speak at Congregation Rinat Yisrael This Shabbat

It is hard to imagine anyone in the community not making their way to Congregation Rinat Yisrael on Shabbat, August 11, at 6:10 p.m. to hear Rabbi Ari Lamm give a speech entitled, “The Historical Origins and Implications of a Multi-Generational Machloket (Halachic Dispute).”

Congregation Ahavat Achim to Welcome New Torah

Join Congregation Ahavat Achim for a hachnasat sefer Torah on Sunday morning, August 12, at 9:30 a.m. at 18-25 Saddle River Rd., Fair Lawn, in memory of Malka Schwitzer, a”h. For further information, please call, Ilana Schwitzer at 201-852-4827.

New Jersey Non-Public Schools Receive Reinstated Student Appropriations

(Courtesy of Agudath Israel) After months of advocacy and grassroots lobbying by Agudath Israel of America’s New Jersey office and its partners, it was a big day for non-public school students when the school funding numbers were finalized in New Jersey’s FY 2019 budget.

In early February, Governor

Ezras Torah Is Active in Bergen County

(Courtesy of Ezras Torah) Imagine if the venerated Chofetz Chaim came to town and you had the chance to receive a bracha from him. Wouldn’t you grab the opportunity? Now you can, through supporting Ezras Torah, the illustrious charity organization that recently celebrated its 100th anniversary as one of America’s first tzedakah

Get Inspired for the Yamim Noraim With Hidabroot

(Courtesy of Hidabroot) Do you feel unprepared for the Yom HaDin? Do you need a push to utilize the Yamim Noraim and get the most out of them? (Who doesn’t?) Join Hidabroot for an exciting Shabbat convention for the whole family on Labor Day weekend, August 31 through September 2, in Connecticut.

Amudim Fundraiser Garners Record-Breaking Support

(Courtesy of Amudim) It was a ringing endorsement last week as the Jewish community responded enthusiastically to Amudim’s annual fundraising campaign, raising more than $5.3 million to cover operating costs and programming at its offices across the United States and Israel.

The “I Give With

Here’s Hoping: One Woman’s Incredible Journey of Survival Against All Odds

Highlighting: Art of Hope, by Emma Harot (pseudonym), paperback, 210 pages, iUniverse, 2018. ISBN-10: 1532041020.

Michelle Kinzelberg Feder of Passaic believes fervently that if life seems to be dealing you a series of seemingly unmanageable situations, you

JLC Presents Sheldon Zack, z”l, Memorial Lecture

Join the Jewish Learning Center for the Sheldon Zack, z”l, Memorial Lecture with world-renowned scientist Dr. Herman Presby, who will speak on “Finding God in a Scientific World.”

The gathering will take place on August 23, 8 p.m., at 138 Pine Brook Road, Manalapan. A meat buffet will be served.

Jewish Rock Legend Lenny Solomon to Headline Shabbat at Bradley Beach

Lenny Solomon, the founder of musical outreach and a key member of the band Shlock Rock, will lead an amazing and rockin’ Kabbalat Shabbat on the Shore on Friday, August 17, at 7 p.m., singing Beatles music on the boardwalk of Bradley Beach. There is no charge to attend and refreshments will be served.

Teaneck Board of Ed Reinstates Courtesy Busing for Bruriah Students

Last week, parents of approximately 20 students living in the West Englewood section of Teaneck received a letter informing them that their bus route to Bruriah High School of Elizabeth, New Jersey, would be cut for the 2018-2019 school year. The letter, signed by Melissa Simmons, a Teaneck Board of Education business administrator, noted that the cost of each

OU Advocacy Center Fights to Stop New Taxes on Houses of Worship, Other Nonprofits

(Courtesy of the OU Advocacy Center) In December 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This legislation was intended to reduce federal taxes and simplify the federal tax code.

However, the newly revised tax code includes a provision (Section 512(a)(7) of the IRS code) that will impose