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Monday, June 18, 2018

Israel/World

NY Board of Rabbis Honors Bruce Ratner and Yankee Mariano Rivera on 6/17

The New York Board of Rabbis will present developer Bruce Ratner of Forest City Ratner Companies and Yankee player Mariano Rivera with Humanitarian Awards. Others who will be honored for their community service at the June 17 Gala are Joseph Coppotelli of Structure Tone, Inc. and Bruce Mosler of Cushman & Wakefield. The dinner is being held at Capitale at 130 Bowery 

Charlie Harary Comes to Englewood to Support OHEL

Teaneck—Mr. Charlie Harary, a good friend of OHEL, is a prolific speaker  and business success who teaches and travels everywhere to speak on behalf of organizations, schools, universities and institutions on a variety of topics. He has created dozens of videos that have received worldwide attention with hundreds of thousands of hits from people in over 15

Robert G. Sugarman Elected Chair of Conference of Presidents

New York—In a unanimous vote at a General Meeting of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Robert Sugarman was elected to a one year term as chairman, announced Nominating Committee Chairman Alan Solow and outgoing Chairman, Richard B. Stone. Mr. Sugarman is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School and has had a distinguished

An Appreciation: Matriarch of RYNJ Rosalind Rosenbaum, z”l, Passes

Teaneck--Rosalind Poleyeff Rosenbaum, a modest, kind and determined woman, was born on Simchas Torah, 1914. No one yet knew that she and her future husband Aaron Rosenbaum would be among the seeds and saplings that, for almost a century, would grow into the vibrant, living Jewish community that is now Bergen County. She passed away last week and was buried on

Empowering Women: Bergen Women Honored at NYC Event

Two Bergen County women played leading roles in the 2013 EMUNAH of America Spring Luncheon “Empowering Women,” held May 22 at the Westin Grand Central Hotel in Manhattan. “From generation to generation, Emunah is devoted to the empowerment of women,“ said Rena Steigman, who with her sister-in-law, Karen Spitalnik, co-chaired the event. Several hundred

Moriah Sixth Grade Girls Win Championship Grade

Coach Debbie Coby of the Moriah School knows basketball talent. In her five years as the head coach of the Moriah girls basketball team she has been blessed with gifted ball players. In her first year she had a seventh and eighth grade squad that lost a close championship game. Year two saw her team win it all, and this year’s team was one basket away from

Before Syria Disappears, Stop and Think

The Syrian civil war has now entered its third year with no end in sight. Over 70,000 people have died. 1.5 million refugees have fled Syria, with another two million displaced within the country’s borders. According to the UN, around four million Syrians are in need of aid. Despite gains and losses on both sides, the rebels and the regime of President Bashar

Egypt Sinai Campaign Coordinated With Israel, As Egypt-Hamas Tensions Deepen

An Israeli official has confirmed to The Tower that Egypt’s military campaign in the Sinai Peninsula is being coordinated with Israel. Cairo has poured troops, artillery, and armored vehicles into the territory in response to the kidnapping of seven Egyptian security forces. There had been concerns that Egyptian authorities were brushing aside the

New “Teddy Park” To Open In Jerusalem This Summer

Jerusalem—Named after former Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek, the new “Teddy Park” will open this summer in Mitchell Park beneath the Old City walls near Jerusalem’s Jaffa Gate.

Teddy Park commemorates the life and vision of Jerusalem’s legendary Mayor Teddy Kollek, who, during his tenure from 1965 to 1993, spearheaded dozens of development

Israeli Thinking on the Future of the Assad Regime

Early on, Israel calculated, correctly, that its ability to affect the outcome of Syria’s civil war was limited. It has no influence on Syria’s domestic politics and if it were to extend any support to the opposition, the regime would seize the opportunity to embarrass them by pointing to any Israeli link or support.

At the same time, Israel made it clear

At Least 40 Hezbollah Fighters Killed In Qusayr as Troops Fight Rebels

Syria—Al Arabiya reports that at least 40 Hezbollah fighters have been reportedly killed in the Syrian town of Qusayr last week following clashes between Syrian rebels and regime forces. Sources told the paper that tens of Hezbollah members were wounded and taken to hospitals in Beirut, Lebanon. The assault on Qusayr was part of Assad’s forces attempt to strengthen

New U.S. Special Envoy, Ira Forman Joins Unprecedented Global Muslim Delegation at Auschwitz

Warsaw—The newly appointed Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, Ira Forman, went on his first mission last week, a mission born in Bergen County, NJ that brought him to Warsaw and Auschwitz to meet with Muslims from around the world. The mission was sponsored by the Center for Interreligious Understanding (CIU) in Englewood, NJ, and was