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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Israel/World

Lapid in U.S. Talks Challenges for Peace and Israeli Prosperity

New York—Finance Minister Yair Lapid spoke with Charlie Rose twice on October 7. One conversation was for national broadcast. The second, at the 92Y in Manhattan, was for a more intimate audience of about 1,000 members of the Jewish community—Americans, Israelis in America and a cadre of Jewish community leaders. Teaneck raised MK Rabbi Dov Lipman, who

Nobel Prize Winners To Kvell For

Israeli professor Arieh Warshel and fellow Jewish professors Michael Levitt (who also holds Israeli citizenship) and Martin Karplus won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Warshel, 72, is a distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Michael Levitt, a South Africa-born professor, taught at the Weizmann

Iran Cancels Annual Anti-Zionism Conference

Iranian officials have reportedly ordered the cancellation of an annual anti-Zionism conference. As part of an apparent effort to rebrand the Islamic Republic in post-Ahmadinejad times, the New Horizon Conference, scheduled to take place in November, was cancelled by the Foreign Ministry, reported The Telegraph.

Hardliners in Iran blasted the decision,

Lauder Leads WJRO: Biderman Elected Co-Chair

New York—The World Jewish Congress reports that Ambassador Ronald Lauder was re-elected president of the  World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO)  in early October, and Abraham Biderman was elected co-chairman, joining Natan Sharansky as co-chair. Biderman brings several decades’ experience as a Jewish communal leader and a deep involvement

A Nuclear Iran: JCRC Symposium Lays it Out

Washington Township— A panel on Iran’s nuclear ambitions took place at the Bergen County Y-JCC on Sunday, Oct. 6, sponsored by the JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Council) of the Jewish Federation of Northern NJ, and media-watchdog Stand With Us. The two panelists were Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense and Democracy, and Ms.

NORPAC Hosting: Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

On Sunday, October 20th, NORPAC will be hosting an event in support of Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) at the home of Rabbi Steven & Yael Weil. Jeffries is a freshman Congressman whose district encompasses the lower-middle and eastern portions of Brooklyn, including Canarsie and East New York. He currently sits on the Committees on Budget and Judiciary,

HFBA: From Ma’arat HaMachpela to Mount Richmond Cemetery

For 125 years, the Hebrew Free Burial Association (HFBA) has been ensuring that every Jewish person, regardless of family or funds, receives a proper and dignified Jewish funeral and burial. Our two Staten Island cemeteries convey a sad, yet important chapter in the history of Jewish life in the tri-state area. But why are we needed? Why is burial

MK Rabbi Dov Lipman Sweeps Through Teaneck

Teaneck—MK Rabbi Dov Lipman, 42, an American oleh whirled through towon on  the weekend of Oct. 4-6. In addition to sitting for an interview with JLBC, his spoke at local schools (Ma’ayanot, TABC, RYNJ), shuls (B’nai Yeshurun, Rinat Yisrael, and Netivot Shalom), the Kaplen JCC in Tenafly, and made an appearance at YU. Lipman here

Yachad Revs Up To Honor Locals On Oct. 27

Yachad—the organization that provides social activities, vocational training, job placement, and counseling to disabled individuals and their parents and families—will honor Atara Mauskopf, Tirza and Ariel Bayewitz and Gabi and Aryeh Moskowitz and their children—at a breakfast reception on October 27.

The community service award will go to

Bergenfield Teens Walk for Good Health

Rockland County—At an age when many teens are content to be strolling around their local mall, two Bergenfield residents were also out walking one recent Sunday. But theirs wasn’t just any walk. Early that morning, October 6, at 10 a.m., 16-year-old Daniella Jacobs and her friend teamed up in Rockland County along with other volunteers to form team D&A in

An Early Start on Charitable Giving

Elizabeth, NJ—A Hillside family has proven that it’s never too early to teach children the values of tzedakah (charity). Seth and Suries Dombeck sat down with their three eldest children on the eve of Rosh Hashanah and watched as the kids broke open their respective tzedakah boxes and counted their money. The children had been putting their own money into

HAVE A 6TH GRADER WHO SHINES IN YOUR EYES?!

Give your child the opportunity to become even more special.  Register for the M.V.P. program with Friendship Circle (Mitzvah Volunteer Program).

This program teaches young teens how to better interact with children who have special needs.  There is no one who does not gain from this situation.  Participants are taught to learn about various disabilities and