Monday, May 21, 2018

Community News

What’s My Name?

I find that one thing that suddenly occurs to new parents after their first child is born is that they have to think of a name. Not for the kid. You can just name him after a relative or something. And Hashem gives you ruach hakodesh for that anyway. I’m talking about picking out names for yourself. You can’t just name

BPY Students Receive Thespian Awards

Ben Porat Yosef eighth grade students Ari Kutin and Meira Papier received Graduate Thespian Awards from the International Thespian Society for their leadership and dedication to the dramatic arts over their elementary and middle school careers at BPY. Sixth grade students Sam Passner and Shira Kaplan received Junior Thespian

Yavneh Academy Holds Class of 2017/5777 Commencement

Mazal Tov to the Yavneh Academy Class of 2017/5777. Graduation was held on Wednesday, June 14, at Paramus High School.


Team Back to Health Physical Therapy Wins Championship

Towards the beginning of the baseball season, during the early weeks of May, the outlook looked bleak for team Back to Health Physical Therapy 7/8 TBO (BTH). Four games into the season, the team was in seventh place, with only one win and three losses. Their formula for winning games seemed elusive. Under the strong and dedicated

SINAI Boys at TABC Perform Robin Hood

Students at SINAI’s Shalem High School at TABC performed an original production of “Robin Hood” on May 16. The annual school play is the culmination of a year’s work, in which each part is written specially to maximize each student’s strengths.


Gluten-Free Brownie Cheesecake Is Heavenly Dessert for Shavuot

Clifton—It is customary to eat dairy food on Shavuot for a number of reasons. One reason is that Shavuot is linked to the Exodus from Egypt into the Promised Land, and it is written, “From the misery of Egypt to a country flowing with milk and honey...” (Exodus 3:8-17).

For those on

Gotham Burger Co-Sportstars of the Week: Adina Pearlman and Tehila Hyman

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Gotham Burger would like to recognize the co-captains of the 12-0 RYNJ Jaguars girls basketball team as this week’s Sportstars of the Week. Adina Pearlman and Tehila Hyman are eighth graders at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey and two of the key cogs behind the 2017 Lady Jaguars

Bris Avrohom Begins Chavruta Learning

Bris Avrohom of Hillside recently began a chavruta (learning Torah with a partner) that meets bi-monthly on Thursday nights at 8:30 at the shul, 910 Salem Avenue, Hillside. The learning is based on talks on the parsha from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson. The learning will be followed by cholent and a

You Can Have a Saucer, You Know

Perhaps an odd thing to say, but not so much if you are English and know that cups have to come with a saucer. My sister-in-law said this to me when I was last home. I was about to have my cappuccino in a cup without a saucer. Coffee, not tea? What kind of English person is this? Well I am one of those rare English persons

MTA Hosts First Ever Winter Classic

MTA’s first Winter Classic filled the school with a magnificent sense of school pride. On Monday night, MTA varsity hockey and basketball both went head to head with their respective TABC opponents. MTA provided the students with beautiful long sleeved dri-fit shirts with the logo of the Winter Classic on it,

Kushner Cobras Place First in Morris County Wrestling Tournament

The Cobras started off the season “on paper” with what looked like a fairly weak lineup. Out of 15 kids, seven will be new to Wittenberg Nationals, with only four returning place winners. One of those place winners was out for the first half dozen plus matches, along with another very solid wrestler who missed the same. As the

New Jersey-Israel Commission’s Annual Meeting Is Cause for Celebration

If you are weary of hearing how isolated Israel appears to be and enjoy being exposed to eye-popping statistics, this year’s New Jersey-Israel annual meeting was not to be missed.

Taking place at One Riverfront Plaza, a premier address in Newark, the hour-and-a-half-long