Sunday, March 29, 2020


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

Coffee Klatch or High Tea, Two Kosher Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafes Open in Paramus

Everyone knows that shopping at the huge Garden State Plaza can be an exhilarating and exhausting experience. So there are definite rules you can follow when preparing to shop. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, carry a light but roomy bag, and most important of all…never start out when you are hungry or thirsty.

TRADING PLACES: Teens at Makor Chaim Learn to Live Israeli

Eleven students from MTA's tenth grade class headed to JFK Airport on December 15th 2012 to fly to Israel as participants in the five-year-old Makor Chaim Exchange Program. The program consists of six weeks of intensive learning and traveling with Israeli students from the Makor Chaim Yeshiva in Kfar Etzion. Two MTA

31 People Convicted in Claims Conference Scandal

New York—After years of controversy and asking who knew what when and how much money disappeared, the 2009 revelation of fraud at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), has resulted in conviction of 31people who embezzled approximately $57 million in German monies meant for restitution for Holocaust survivors. Of the accused, 28

Lessons for A Community Newspaper From the Akeida From Akedat Yitzchak

What role should a new publication play within our community? These questions can only be answered if we identify what our communal challenges are.

One of the stories to which we turn when seeking guidance in challenging times is the story of Akedat Yitzchak. A dramatic moment in the story of the Akedah come as Avraham and his

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