Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Community News

When Should You Cancel (or Postpone) Your Special Event?

Part II

When we left last month’s cliffhanger, I described how close I came to cancelling, or at minimum postponing, a major golf tournament. Thanks to nerves of steel and help from the One Above, many months of planning were not wasted and we had an eminently successful event that made lots

Global One Jewish People Project Initiative To Launch on Yom Yerushalyim

Yom Yerushalayim, which will be celebrated on Sunday, May 13, will also herald the kick-off of

The One Jewish People Project campaign, whose goal is to rally Jews across the wide span of observance and affiliation to unite with one simple idea – to make the world a better place, together!  The unique project  has earned wide-spread support from

Escape From Alcatraz, Part 3: Avoiding Becoming Shark Food

There are three ways to know where you are going when you swim in the open water:

  1. 1. Follow the bubbles

Swim “on the heels” of someone who is going at your pace. Their propulsion will create bubbles. The only danger of

RKYHS Chess Team Continues Undefeated Season

The RKYHS chess team extended its amazing season this week with an incredible 14-0 win over Ma’ayanot. The team is undefeated so far this year, having already defeated both Frisch and SAR, and they are looking forward to continuing their winning streak. With a lot of young talent on the team, it is poised for strong seasons

Statement of Passaic-Clifton Kashrus Regarding Jin Restaurant

The mashgichim at Jin restaurant, located at 227 Main Avenue in Passaic, recently raised questions regarding certain procedures at the restaurant. Passaic-Clifton Kashrus has determined that these matters merit investigation and, effective January 8, 2018, suspended its

Levana Kirschenbaum Displays Newest Products at Kosherfest

At this year’s Kosherfest, Levana Kirschenbaum displayed her newest venture, all-natural meal replacement products. Levana has been a household name for many years. Born in Morocco, her cooking career began in Manhattan with her eponymous restaurant, Levana, a staple on the Upper West Side for 32 years. She was a pioneer

Real Heroes

It was undoubtedly one of the most exciting days of my pre-married life.

In 2000, I was one of the older bachurim in the beis medrash program of Yeshiva Shaarei Torah. At one point during that winter, the rosh yeshiva, Rabbi Mordechai Wolmark, and many of the rebbeim went to Eretz Yisrael, each

Home Decor Gift Ideas for Chanukah

(BPT) As you strive for a happy holiday, do all your gift ideas seem ho-hum at best?

It’s a common holiday conundrum: You want to show all your friends and family that you care, but finding the right present seems impossible. If you feel stuck, look for gifts that will enhance the home, because there

JFNNJ Spearheads Mission to Israel for Adults With Special Needs

It was Super Sunday—The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s (JFNNJ) fundraising telethon—and, as Federation’s manager of outreach and engagement, Kim Schwartzman was working the phones. Matthew Nieporent, a volunteer at the telethon, approached Kim to ask about Onward Israel, an internship program for

A Celebration for Foreign Nations?


The haftarah selection for the first day of Sukkot is taken from the final chapter of Sefer Zecharya and describes the navi’s final vision of the last battle against Gog and Magog, a battle that would herald in the Messianic era. The choice of this reading is mentioned in the Mishna

RKYHS Student Is Named Semifinalist in National Merit Scholarship Program

The Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School is proud to announce that Aaron Dickstein has qualified for recognition from the National Merit Scholarship program. He has been selected to continue on in the scholarship process as a semifinalist. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school

Rejoicing in God

“Sos asis BaShem”!! For the first time since beginning the series of haftarot of consolation, we hear Israel herself burst forth in song, saying, “I shall rejoice in Hashem!” These are not words of comfort spoken by the prophet nor an encouraging cry from God Himself, but a joyous response by the people of Israel,