Sunday, May 26, 2019


Suspect in Daniel Pearl murder is arrested

Pakistani security officials recently captured a former terrorist leader who is believed to have planned the 2002 kidnapping and murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, JTA reports.  Qari Abdul Saeed, also known as Asadullah, was arrested by Pakistani Sindh Rangers. He is accused of two decades of terror activity.

Pearl’s parents, Judea and Ruth, said in a

Group Proposes Teaneck Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center in Andreas Park

Teaneck—During its annual commemoration at Teaneck High School, The Teaneck Holocaust Commemoration Committee announced that it has approached the Town Council and with its approval, is exploring the feasibility of creating a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust who are related to families in the Greater Teaneck area.

The memorial is the first step in a

JESC Highlights Alumni

Fundraising Breakfast planned for April 21

Jewish Education for Special Children has been a model for other programs that have followed. In a three-hour framework on Sunday mornings, they provide classes for people with special needs in Tfillot, Hebrew language, the holidays, arts and crafts and, music, gym, dance and several exceptional


Annual Dinner at TJC Honors Benvenisti, who Honors EMTs

Hundreds of people gathered at the Teaneck Jewish Center recently for a fun fundraiser for the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps, which has served the community with distinction for 70 years. For the first time, the organization featured a guest of honor, Steven Benvenisti, a lawyer whose

Give a Dinner, Get a Dinner:

Tomchei Shabbos Dinner Goes Virtual

Most non-profit organizations hold an annual dinner, their major fund-raising event, at a fancy hall that features lengthy, and often tedious, speeches. For its first dinner, Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen County is keeping the most important part of an honorary dinner – the delicious food – and hosting a

Beth Aaron Honors Its Own Rabbi & Rebbitzen

Over 300 people came to honor Congregation Beth Aaron’s own Rav and Rebbetzin, Rabbi Larry Rothwachs and his wife, Chaviva, as Guests of Honor at this year’s Annual Dinner. Speakers included Rabbi Mordechai Willig of Yeshiva University and Rabbi Benjamin Yudin of Congregation Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn, very proud father of Chaviva Rothwachs.

AXA’s Bruce Maier Takes Friendship Circle to the Gardem

Financial planning expert Bruce Maier of AXA Advisors hosted five special needs children with their families at a New York Knicks outing at Madison Square Garden. To help make the event a success, Maier worked with nonprofits Friendship Circle in Paramus, MarbleJam Kids in Tenafly, and Yachad in Teaneck. Said Maier, “Knowing that a live sporting event in a large

A Sleepless Night For Friendship Circle

Netivot Shalom Honors Ilene & Mark Pollack, Galit & Jeffrey Cohen and Teaneck Mayor

On Saturday night, March 9, Congregation Netivot Shalom of Teaneck held its 11th Annual Dinner and honored Ilene & Mark Pollack with the Sema Heller Memorial Award, Galit and Jeffrey Cohen with the Service Award, and Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin received a Special Tribute Award.

JLE Hosts Lecture at Rinat

More than 50 people filled the lower level of Congregation Rinat Yisrael in Teaneck on a recent Sunday evening to hear a stimulating lecture in honor of Yom Haatzmaut sponsored by the Jewish Learning Experience (JLE). The audience enjoyed both the substantive content and the exciting style of the lecturer, Professor Larry Domnitch, whose topic, “Rav Kook and the

Dear Jewish Link of Bergen County Founders

I want to give you a hearty Mazel Tov on your new venture and welcome you to increasing coverage in our home of Northern New Jersey.

Our region in Bergen and Passaic has the unique distinction of being one of the most diverse areas of the country, with a rich history that can be seen through the many historical landmarks that dot its landscape.  Its history

Congratulations to the Jewish Link of Bergen County on the publication of its inaugural issue.

For the past thirty-eight years I have proudly called Teaneck my home town. This wonderfully vibrant and diverse place has long provided important cultural, social, religious and communal opportunities for all on an ongoing basis.

At this time it is most exciting to note that we will have another professional media outlet ready and able to report on our