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Diplomats Discuss Israel’s Role at the UN at Touro Law

(Courtesy of Touro Law Center) Touro Law Center invited global diplomats to explore Israel’s relationship with the United Nations at a recent discussion at The Jewish Center on the West Side of Manhattan. Justice Elyakim Rubinstein, former vice president of the Supreme Court, and Professor Irwin Cotler, former minister of justice

Red Cross Honors Two Lifesavers at J-ADD’s Annual Chanukah Party

(Courtesy of J-ADD) Back in December 2017, David (“DJ”), a longtime resident at J-ADD, was just about to sit down with his housemates and support staff to enjoy an afternoon snack when everything went dark. “I took a heart attack and collapsed right there. I don’t remember the day at all. I don’t remember anything from

TABC Announces Honorees for Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of TABC) Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC) will hold its 36th Annual Dinner on Sunday, February 10, at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck. This annual event celebrates TABC and unites the TABC administration, faculty, parents, alumni and friends. This year’s dinner will pay tribute to

Bnei Akiva Introduces Shevet Dorot

Approximately 75 ninth graders and 25 staff members joined together at the Clinton Holiday Inn for Bnei Akiva North East’s annual shevet naming shabbaton on December 21-22. The shabbaton celebrated the group becoming a united “shevet” and receiving their shevet name: Dorot (generations). Meaningful

Kaplen JCC to Host ‘The Soap Myth: A Reading’

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is proud to present a dramatic reading of Jeff Cohen’s play “The Soap Myth,” starring seven-time Emmy and five-time Golden Globe Award winner Ed Asner and two-time Emmy and four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh. The performance, part of the JCC’s patron of the arts program, is

Jewish Federation Security Forum Offers Valuable Tips

Before even stepping foot in the Jewish Federation of Northern Jersey’s complex in Paramus, it was apparent security at the venue for the evening’s security forum for the Jewish community was to be taken very seriously. Not only was there a visible police presence at the site, but there was a show of force a

United Hatzalah of Israel—One Person Can Make a Difference

One look inside the lobby entrance and attendees knew they’d be in for a treat. A shiny, odd-looking red motorcycle sat against the wall. Wider than most, the “ambucycle” had a large basket in the rear to hold all sorts of medical supplies. There are currently 720 of them throughout Israel as part of the United Hatzalah fleet, along

Ohr Torah Stone Dinner Celebrates Rabbi Brander’s Investiture

(Courtesy of OTS) On Wednesday evening, December 19, scores of friends and supporters of Ohr Torah Stone (OTS) heard from newly installed President and Rosh HaYeshiva Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander about his vision for Ohr Torah Stone and the future of Modern Orthodoxy both in Israel and abroad. The dinner reception celebrated the passing of the

Alaris Health Is There for Patients

Lubavitch on the Palisades Plans 23rd Annual Gala Dinner and Chinese Auction

(Courtesy of Lubavitch on the Palisades) On January 13, Lubavitch on the Palisades of Tenafly, New Jersey, will be rejoicing on the celebrated occasion of its 23rd Annual Gala Dinner & Chinese Auction at the Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, New Jersey.

JFNNJ Welcomes Community Leaders From Nahariya

(Courtesy of JFNNJ) Jewish Federation welcomed a delegation of community leaders from Nahariya, Israel, to Bergen County this past week. This exchange of adult community leaders is part of Federation’s Partnership2Gether program that connects Federation’s sister city of Nahariya with Bergen County. The group arrived

Yeshivat Noam To Make Tzitzit for Tzahal on Jan. 1

Many mitzvot in the Torah are manifested on both a spiritual and a physical level. Such is the case with the mitzvah of wearing tzitzit. The Torah tells men and boys to put fringes on the four corners of a garment to serve as a reminder of all the mitzvot, and by donning these tzitzit one is protected both