Friday, October 18, 2019


NJ Congressional Delegation Issues Statement Following Anti-Semitic Comments

On September 5, Trenton Council President Kathy McBride used the offensive language of “Jewing her down” in reference to a discussion about a personal injury settlement. On September 10, a similar comment was made by Paterson Councilman Michael Jackson when talking about a property negotiation.

Chesed Sparks Chesed on Demand

(Courtesy of Just One Chesed) When Jerry Latinik of Efrat and Chicago found himself and community in financial difficulty, he realized the impact an individual act of chesed can have. The experience inspired the launch of Just One Chesed, an app-based, Uber-like experience servicing the Jewish community and non-profits in America

‘Ring’ in the New Year

Let’s ring in the New Year with a review of the Ring Doorbell. As smart doorbells become increasingly popular, I have noticed the Ring appear on more and more front doors around the neighborhood. Ring, as a company, is a great comeback story. It was famously rejected for investment by Shark Tank investors before it was eventually

Fire in the Belly

According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are more than 1.5 million registered nonprofits in the United States. The vast majority need ongoing fundraising activities to sustain their programs. Some have the luxury of fundraising staff that raise essential funds. In other cases, lay leaders and volunteers

The Others in Your Retirement

Congratulations! You’ve done a great job saving and planning for the future. The retirement that you envision is just over the horizon, so close you can almost taste it.

Uh, wait a minute.

It seems you may need to recalibrate.

Susan Nadritch Joins the Wayfind Team

Wayfind, a career consulting business whose mission is to empower young adults with the clarity and confidence to make smart career choices, is pleased to welcome Susan Nadritch as its newest team member. Nadritch, a former talent acquisition executive with Vitech Systems Group, has more than 20 years of experience in corporate

Behind the Secret Strike

Reviewing: “Shadow Strike: Inside Israel’s Secret Mission to Eliminate Syrian Nuclear Power,” by Yaakov Katz. St. Martin’s Press. 2019. Hardcover. 320 pages. English. ISBN-13: 978-1250191274.

Yaakov Katz, editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post, is a man of substance and perspicacity. A

Sifrei Yesod: The Guide to Classic Jewish Texts

Torah scholars, book collectors and all bibliophiles will welcome a new tool with which to enrich the Torah bookshelf: “Sifrei Yesod (The Guide to Hebrew Classics),” compiled by brothers Reb Chaim and Reb Betzalel Stefansky, with the assistance of Rav Isamar Metzger.


Shira Forman, Teaneck Attorney, Publishes ‘Layla Tov Teaneck’ for Tots

If you’re getting tired of reading “Goodnight Moon” to your little ones, here’s a suggestion: Try “Layla Tov Teaneck.”

Written by Teaneck lawyer Shira Forman, “Layla Tov Teaneck” is now available at The Purple Bow, Teaneck Judaica, and On the Table. With

Sharing Our Gifts With the World

It’s that time of year again, that hopeful, exciting and serious time. When we take stock of our lives and make real-life choices. I will be a better friend, eat healthier, be more giving, dedicate more time to self-care… the list goes on and on. It goes without saying that our lists are important. They help us connect to the

Remembering Harvey Ian Paretzky, z”l

Harvey Ian Paretzky, z”l, was the deeply loved husband of Leah (Gibbs) Paretzky for 34 years. He was the beloved father of Rabbi Mordechai (Ruthie) Paretzky, Adina (Rabbi Nate) Miller and Shoshana Paretzky, and the adoring grandfather of Shmuel, Batya, Avrumi and Rivka. Harvey was the beloved son of Cicely (and the late Rabbi Mordechai,

Miscellaneous Twains IV: And Cruel and Unusual Treatment

September 2019: Some thoughts about the upcoming season of introspection and repentance: a “dialogue” between the author and Mark Twain.

Mr. Twain visited me recently after a hiatus of several months during which time he was busy influencing various other authors. In the interim since we had