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Friday, September 21, 2018

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‘Through Others’ Eyes’ Provides a Photographic Look at Another Culture

Since 1949, the Givat Haviva Education Center has been working to improve the relationship between Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens and to create a shared society and shared vision of their future. One of their programs, “Through Others’ Eyes” (TOE), now in its 18th year, has provided 20 Arab and Jewish students,

NORPAC Hosts Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) in Englewood

(Courtesy of NORPAC) On Sunday, Michael and Debbie Blumenthal hosted a NORPAC pro-Israel event for Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) at their home in Englewood, New Jersey. Murphy was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012 as the then-youngest member to hold such an office. He sits on the powerful Committee on Appropriations, which oversees

Kaplen JCC Pauses for First-Ever Mindful Meditation Retreat

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) A crowd of people eager for tips on how to live in the moment and distance themselves from everyday stresses gathered at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades for a first-ever, half-day meditation retreat led by Mark Van Buren, a yoga/meditation and mindful living trainer at the

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Offers Special Day Trip to Barnes Foundation

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is offering a special day trip to The Barnes Foundation on Wednesday, August 29, 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., when the museum will be holding a special Renoir exhibit: “Father and Son/Painting and Cinema,” which explores the works of the acclaimed film director Jean Renoir and

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Offers Special Day Trip to Barnes Foundation

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is offering a special day trip to The Barnes Foundation on Wednesday, August 29, 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., when the museum will be holding a special Renoir exhibit: “Father and Son/Painting and Cinema,” which explores the works of the acclaimed film director Jean Renoir and

‘Shabbat in a Box’ Event Held in Bergenfield

During the Nine Days, these children learned about the beautiful mitzvah of helping cholim by assembling Shabbat items for them and writing special notes to them for a refuah sheleima. (l-r): Bottom row: Nathan Demby, Sarah Demby, Daniella Demby, Margalit Perlman, Donny Perlman, Rivkah Perlman, Akiva Perlman, Adina Weinreb. Top

Gluck Family Delivers Love and Smiles Through Bears From Bergenfield

The Gluck family showed their commitment to mitzvot and acts of chesed when they volunteered to bring a duffel bag of slightly used teddy bears to One Family Fund in Jerusalem. In honor of their daughter’s bat mitzvah, they delivered the bag to the children who have been survivors of terror in Israel over the past 18

Paterson Shul Plans Upcoming Minyanim

The Paterson Shul at Federation Apartments, located at 510 E. 27th Street (corner of 12th Ave), will hold its next minyan on Shabbat, August 11, Parshat Re’eh, with a kiddush in honor of Ruth Ginsberg’s 97th birthday.

The following minyan will be held on Shabbat, September 1, Parshat Ki Tavo, with a

Black Box Performing Arts Center Presents ‘SPROUTED!’

(Courtesy of Black Box Studios) “SPROUTED!” is a new musical comedy adaptation of “Jack & the Beanstalk,” teaching responsibility and acceptance, for audiences of all ages. It is the second professional musical for kids in BBPAC’s 2018 season of professional theater.

Raritan Valley Hadassah Plans Welcome Back Brunch

Join Raritan Valley Hadassah on Sunday, August 26, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at the Lena & David T. Wilentz Senior Residence Building on the Wilf Campus, 360 Demott Lane in Somerset, for a delicious kosher brunch and a special program including music by the wonderful pianist David Schlossberg. Start the fall season

Jewish Learning Center Hosts Guest Lecturer

Join the JLC for “Finding God in a Scientific World” with world-renowned scientist Dr. Herman Presby on Thursday, August 23, at 8 p.m. at Jewish Learning Center (138 Pine Brook Road, Manalapan). Meat buffet to follow.

In the professional world, Dr. Presby

Rabbi Sheftel Neuberger to Speak at JLC

Come to a night of inspiration with Rabbi Sheftel Neuberger, president of Ner Israel Rabbinical College, on Thursday, August 16, at 8:30 p.m. The evening will be held at the JLC at 138 Pine Brook Road in Manalapan. A meat buffet will be served. Men and women are encouraged to attend.