Saturday, April 20, 2019


Cybersecurity Forum Held at Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey

A timely and informative cybersecurity event was held at the Jewish Federation’s Paramus headquarters in early March. Lieutenant Jeff Angermeyer and Detective Alex Yannuzzi of the Cybercrimes Unit of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office were the evening’s speakers. Their warning, hammered home early and often, was

Rabbi Benjamin and Shevi Yudin Celebrate 50 Years in Fair Lawn

Shevi Yudin checks her calendar. Sunday morning is out. A fundraising breakfast is scheduled for the Yudin home. Afterwards, she and the Rabbi have a wedding to attend, as they do on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Wednesday night also won’t work for the interview.

Approved Funding Honors Community Heroes

Approved Funding, located in River Edge, is a licensed mortgage bank that has been assisting homebuyers and homeowners for over 30 years. The goal of the company has always been to assist those who may have been deprived of a local mortgage source in their efforts to secure the best mortgage to suit their needs.

NORPAC Hosts Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) in Bergen County

(Courtesy of NORPAC) On Sunday, NORPAC hosted separate events in Bergen County for Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO).

Eliot Engel was appointed Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee for the 116th session of Congress. He co-authored a resolution on

‘Celebrate CBA’ Weekend Exudes Warmth and Achdut

Guided by their highly compassionate and sensitive mara d’atra Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, the members of Congregation Beth Aaron were able to transition from deep sadness to enthusiastic joy in time to “Celebrate CBA” during the weekend of March 1-3. On Friday morning, a somber, standing-room-only crowd

Rabbi Baruch Simon to Speak at Congregation Beth Aaron

Rabbi Baruch Simon will discuss “Leaping into Purim: Celebrating Purim in Adar Sheni,” at 8:15 p.m., on Tuesday, March 19, at Congregation Beth Aaron, located at 950 Queen Anne Road in Teaneck.

Trace Your Family Tree at Congregation Beth Aaron

Curious about your family’s lineage or early origins? Have you ever wanted to start an online family tree, but didn’t know where or how to start? Do you want to understand how genetics plays into your roots? Join David Fisher on Sunday, March 17, at 7 p.m., at Congregation Beth Aaron, as he discusses an online genealogy

Yeshivat Noam Celebrates at Chai Anniversary Dinner

(Courtesy of Yeshivat Noam) Yeshivat Noam’s 18th anniversary dinner was a spectacular night celebrating 18 years of education and recognizing fantastic honorees.

Amy Vogel, director of development and communications, gushed, “Thanks to the generosity of the parents, alumni

Aid L’Shalom Hosts MODI at Inaugural Comedy Event

On Saturday evening, March 23, at 9 p.m., MODI, one of New York’s finest comedians, will be performing at Congregation Ahavat Torah in Englewood. The event is hosted by the organization Aid L’Shalom, a unique group that aims to bring alternative and supplemental assistance to those undergoing cancer treatment.

NCSY Honors Distenfelds of Bergenfield

(Courtesy of NCSY) On Sunday, March 17, NCSY will be hosting their second annual gala celebrating over 60 years of inspiring teens about Judaism. NCSY, which this year reached over 28,000 teens across the US, Canada, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Israel, is the international youth movement of the Orthodox Union. Dedicated to

Leviim Gallery of Crown Heights Sparks Interest in Jewish Art in Teaneck

The Leviim Gallery of Crown Heights recently opened its first gallery in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Leviim’s owner, Moshe Frank, said, “Our goal is to expose our artists to the Bergen County community. Through social media we have many people interested in seeing the work of our artists.

Shaarei Orah Celebrates Inaugural Dinner

(Courtesy of Shaarei Orah) Shaarei Orah, The Sephardic Congregation of Teaneck, located at 1425 Essex Road, held its inaugural dinner honoring Heidi and Jack Varon, Susan and Ezra Douek, Amy Elfman and Richard Schulz, and Shalom Shushan for their years of commitment and dedication to the synagogue. Thanks