Tuesday, December 18, 2018


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


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

For Thanksgivukkah: Holiday Crafts Fair at Rockleigh

Rockleigh—A fun-filled fair featuring handmade holiday items specially created by the residents of the Jewish Home at Rockleigh will be held on Sunday, November 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is open to the public and admission is free. The fair also features beautiful vendor tables from artisans and crafts people from the community, including handcrafted items

WebYeshiva Launches Halakha Program

Jerusalem—“Ignorance of the law excuses no man: Not that all men know the law, but because ‘tis an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to refute him.” This quote, from English jurist (law expert) John Selden, rings true for secular law and also for religious law. Since the beginning of our religion, the Jewish people have been a people

Republican Mayoral Candidate Joe Lhota Visits Yeshiva University

New York—On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, New York City Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota paid a visit to Yeshiva University’s Israel Henry Beren Campus, where he was greeted by YU President Richard M. Joel and Andrew Lauer, vice president for legal affairs, secretary and general counsel.

After touring the campus, Lhota spoke to students in

Camp HASC: Where Simcha and Chesed Unite

During the recent Yomim Tovim our family had the zechus to participate in the annual ‘Simchaton’ at Camp HASC. What we saw was so spiritually uplifting, we wanted to share it with you.

More than 200 counselors and staff, choose to leave their families and local shuls to celebrate the true joy of Shemini Atzeres and Simchas Torah with 100 beautiful neshamos

Local Rabbis Weigh In: Can We Bomb Syria?

The crisis in Syria has dominated the headlines in recent weeks—and for American Jews, this issue has a particular resonance. Aside from his use of poison gas, torture and other brutalities against his own people, Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad is also a longstanding enemy of Israel. No one in the Jewish community would be sad to see him go; indeed, many Jewish