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Thursday, March 21, 2019

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Chabad Center for Jewish Life of Upper Passaic County Finds Permanent Home

Some might have called it a Chanukah miracle, but it didn’t happen around Chanukah. Others might have attributed it to the auspiciousness of the month of Adar, but it happened before either Adar this year, and we’ve got two. If you ask Rabbi Mendy and Esty Gurkov, they will tell you that it indeed was a miracle but

Wartime Works of the ‘Aish Kodesh’ Highlighted at Bais Yosef

On February 17, a large audience gathered at Bais Yosef in Passaic to hear Dr. Henry Abramson, dean of Touro College in Brooklyn, speak about his recently published book, “Torah From the Years of Wrath: The Historical Context of The Aish Kodesh.”

In December of 1950, a Polish construction

Touro’s Dr. Henry Abramson Speaks in Passaic

Dr. Henry Abramson spoke at Kehilas Bais Yosef in Passaic on Sunday. Currently serving as dean at Touro’s Lander College of Arts and Sciences in Brooklyn, Abramson is the author of “Torah From the Years of Wrath 1939-1943: The Historical Context of the Aish Kodesh.”  (Credit: Ben Rothke)

Kehilas Bais Yosef to Host Scholars in Residence This Shabbat

(Courtesy of Kehilas Bais Yosef) Kehilas Bais Yosef invites the community for a Shabbat (Ki Tisa—February 22-23) of learning with Rav Michael Rosensweig and Professor Smadar Rosensweig.

Rav Rosensweig has been a rosh yeshiva at Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon since 1985, and since

Seminar on Enhancing Life Skills Comes to Passaic

“You & I—The Source of Everything” is a series of four workshops for the frum community to be held February 17-19 in Passaic. The seminar teaches participants how to add power and creativity to their lives. It has been conducted in many Orthodox communities including Atlanta, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Lakewood and Phoenix.

Clifton Shul Wins $2.5 Mil in Landmark Religious Discrimination Case

It shouldn’t take 10 years to get permission to build a synagogue, but it did in Clifton, New Jersey. Finally, after a mediation overseen by the state’s former attorney general, a community in Clifton will be able to worship in peace, in a new building. Synagogue leadership stated repeatedly that the shul was being illegally discriminated against through

Emotions Run High at Passaic Torah Institute’s Annual Dinner

It was an emotional evening for the 400+ people at Yeshiva Ner Boruch/Passaic Torah Institute & Ateres Bracha Neve-PTI’s 23rd annual dinner recently. The celebration took place just a few days after the first yahrzeit of the rosh yeshiva’s wife, Rebbetzin Ita Singer, a”h, and you could hear a pin drop as

Dogs Run in Passaic 5K

Last year, Passaic’s George Matyjewicz and his wife ran in the Passaic-Clifton 5K. They ran with their two South African Boerboels, the first time ever that dogs were allowed in the race. This year it was just George who ran, with their 3-year-old baby Mufasa—all 210 pounds of him. They ran later, after all others started, and

Kool Kids Passaic Plans Art Show

Kool Kids Passaic invites you to attend an art show on Tuesday, November 27, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Ohel Rivka Hall, 181 Pennington Ave., Passaic. The art show, which is generously sponsored by the Bear Givers EmpowerART program, will feature a display of artwork from Passaic-Clifton children with disabilities, as

International Pop Star Micha Gamerman Makes Music in Passaic Park

The residents of Passaic Park, Clifton and the surrounding communities got a rare treat last Sunday evening when international pop singer Micha Gamerman performed a free concert to a standing room only crowd. The concert was single-handedly produced by local fan Judy Herzfeld and generously sponsored by Passaic

Musical Rabbi Micha Gamerman to Perform in Passaic Park

To say Micha Gamerman is a jack of all trades would be a huge understatement. Soon after his marriage, Micha completed his rabbinical studies and was certified as a mohel. Today, Micha is an active rebbe and educator of hundreds of children of the Jewish community in São Paulo. He also performs britim throughout all of Brazil. But

Keren Or’s BBQ Event Held at Semmelman Home

(Courtesy of Keren Or) On Wednesday, July 25, Teaneck residents and Keren Or board members Jacques Semmelman and Yisroel and Shira Hochberg were the gracious co-hosts of Keren Or’s successful barbecue event.

Keren Or Jerusalem Center for Blind Children with Multiple Disabilities is a