Friday, December 14, 2018


Eric Eliezer Levenson Center for Hope Is Dedicated in Passaic-Clifton

“Eric is one of us and will remain one of us. All of those who will find solace and support will be able to pay tribute to an individual who had so much to contribute. Through the efforts of his family and a lot of friends who offered financial support, his name will be long remembered. It will not be

Inclusion Is Key at Recent Yedei Chesed Events

Yedei Chesed recently hosted two special programs of inclusion that took place, respectively, during Shavuot and Shabbat of Parshat Behalotecha. On the second day of Shavuot, 22 young men joined together for Torah learning. This meaningful program brought together young men with special needs and members of the broader

Yeshiva Students Volunteer at Yad Leah

A group of 13 upcoming graduates from Frisch and one graduate from SAR initiated their own student-driven chesed day. Led by twin sisters Simone and Robin Tassler, the group visited the Yad Leah Clothing for Israel Volunteer Center in Passaic, New Jersey. They enthusiastically and passionately sorted and packed close to 1,000 items

Young Israel of Passaic-Clifton Celebrates Yom Yerushalayim

Nearly 150 people came together at the Young Israel of Passaic-Clifton to rejoice and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Yerushalayim. Special Tehillim were recited before Maariv. Following davening and remarks from Rabbi Glasser, an inspirational video about the battle for Yerushalayim was shown, and

Yedei Chesed Plans Women’s Shabbaton for June 9

Yedei Chesed is excited to announce its upcoming women’s shabbaton taking place in the Clifton-Passaic community on Shabbat Parshat Behaalotecha, June 9. Representing Yedei Chesed’s second shabbaton of the year, this inclusive Shabbat will bring together young women of Yedei Chesed’s DayHab program, along with young women living in

Clifton’s Daughters of Miriam Center Receives Five-Star Rating

Nursing homes throughout the United States all have one thing in common—they are inspected annually by their state health departments if they receive Medicare and Medicaid funds. These inspections, along with other quality indicators, are then used to rate the nursing homes on a scale of one to five, with five

Israeli Flag-Raising Is Held at Clifton City Hall

Clifton—Sima Halberstam Preiser barely survived the Holocaust as a young girl in Poland. While she miraculously made it through her internment in the Bergen Belsen concentration camp, almost no one else in her family did. When the teen arrived on the Lower East Side of New York in 1946, she immediately joined

Cafe Europa Commemorates Yom HaShoah

Survivors participating in Cafe Europa’s Yom HaShoah event enjoyed listening to Tamara Freeman perform “Music of the Holocaust.” Cafe Europa meets bimonthly at Congregation Oheb Shalom in South Orange and is sponsored by JFS MetroWest.


The Elmora Avenue Shul Yom Yerushalayim Celebration Kicks Off on Sunday

The Elmora Avenue Shul in Elizabeth, New Jersey, is excited to celebrate the 50th year since the reunification of Yerushalayim. Sunday, May 7, at 6 p.m., will kick off a series of diverse and inspiring events with a movie documentary, “Six Days in June.” This is the definitive documentary on the 1967 Six-Day War, whose aftermath has

Holocaust Memory Is Still Fresh  for Some at Daughters of Miriam Center

Clifton—Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, is Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who were killed in World War II by the Nazis and their collaborators. Around the world, Jewish Holocaust survivors, family members of victims and the greater Jewish community come together on this day to

Letter in Support of Jose Sandoval as Mayor of Passaic

Shalom my dear Jewish brothers and sisters: On May 9, you will have an opportunity to choose who will be mayor in the City of Passaic. Through this letter, I would like to tell you about one of the candidates, my brother Jose Sandoval.

I am related to Jose Sandoval through closer ties

Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky Will Discuss Achdus and Promoting Kiruv in Israel

Harav Shmuel Kamenetsky, shlita, will be speaking in Passaic, on Sunday evening, May 7, at Agudas Bircas Yaakov, 262 Terhune Ave., to give chizuk to the community and to promote the important work of Lev Modiin and Lev Echad, organizations founded and directed by Rabbi Elazar Grunberger in Israel.