Saturday, October 21, 2017


Deal Community Hosts Yachad Barbecue

The Deal community recently hosted an amazing end-of-summer and opening event for New Jersey Yachad members and families. Close to 100 people attended this magical evening. There was great music, an excellent barbecue and an amazing spirit of inclusion. Pictured are some of the New

When Life Gives You Lemons… Yavneh Students Create ‘The Lemonade Project’

On the week leading up to a new school year, a couple of entrepreneurial fifth graders at Yavneh Academy made an old-fashioned lemonade stand. Each boy went home with a few dollars profit. But when a few days later the boys mixed this concept with a desire to help Hurricane Harvey victims, they gathered a few more friends

Chesed Streams Into Houston

On August 25, Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, Texas, and the surrounding cities and communities. People were left stranded, homeless and terrified. The rainfall was unprecedented; the flooding was catastrophic. This storm was referred to as the “500-year storm.”


‘Just One Life’ to Inspire Teaneck Community

In the midst of our spiritual preparation for the upcoming Yomim Noraim, we recall the poignant and sometimes painful words of the tefillah U’netaneh Tokef, especially the phrase kama yiborei’un (how many will be born). For Rabbi Marty Katz, executive vice president of Just One Life, an organization to which

Hedy’s Hats Is Back for the Holidays

Twice a year, before Rosh Hashanah and Pesach, Hedy Needle brings her hats to Teaneck. What’s so special about her hats? Why do women “in the know” make their way to 600 Maitland Avenue to buy a hat from Hedy?

It could be the tremendous selection, the great prices (if Louise Green only knew) or the

Jews Unite to Serve Meals to Devastated Houston Community

The images of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey have haunted viewers from around the world, but for those in the eye of this “500-year storm” the devastation is incalculable. Houston has a sizable Jewish community, including many Orthodox families. Hundreds of the community’s members have seen their homes destroyed,

Teaneck Kids Sell Lemonade to Help Houston Recover After Harvey

If ever a day was made for playing hard it would be the last day of summer vacation. But six young people from three Teaneck families worked hard on Labor Day instead and raised hundreds of dollars for Houston’s recovery from Tropical Storm Harvey. Social entrepreneurs Eitan, Elad and Liraz Shushan, D.J. and Sam

Bergen County Families Raise Funds to Help After Harvey

The Rozenbergs of Bergenfield sold “Hot Dogs for Houston” and raised $700 for the Orthodox Union. The Schmutters and Korns, also of Bergenfield, held a lemonade stand and raised $230 for the Meyerland Minyan’s fundraising efforts, as 20 families in that shul lost their homes due to Hurricane Harvey.

A&H Establishes Matching Campaign to Send Salamis to Houston

Seth Leavitt of Abeles&Heymann, a resident of Englewood, has established a GoFundMe page to send salamis to families in Houston affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Emunah’s Libby Kolb Chapter Honors ‘Our Women’

Emunah of America- Libby Kolb Chapter invites you to its annual Shabbat tea honoring “Our Women: The Quiet Heroes,” to be held on September 16 at 4 p.m. at Congregation Rinat Yisrael.

Guest Speaker Nina Kampler will be speaking on “Why -

Black Box Studios to Hold Fall Performing Arts Workshop Open House

Teaneck’s Black Box Studios invites the community to its Fall Performing Arts Workshop open house, to be held on Sunday, September 10, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The open house will help explain what a Black Box collaborative theater, improv and/or writing workshop is all about. Attendees will have the opportunity to sit in on mini-classes

Join Ahavat Achim for a Youth Kickoff Event

This Sunday, September 10, at 10 a.m. there will be a youth kickoff at Ahavat Achim featuring the new youth director, Chad Shapiro; a Federation-run toddler program called Shalom Baby; an NCSY program for high schoolers; the second installment of the “Elul Matters” three-part lecture series; Rabbi and Rebbetzin Shestack