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Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Bergen-Rockland Eruv Negotiations Stall; Courts Take Over

The eruv that encompasses portions of Mahwah and Upper Saddle River is battered and bruised. The small portion that covers Mahwah, if it were not continually vandalized, is valid and allows approximately 60 families living in Airmont to carry items on Shabbat. The eruv has been operational for the past six weeks. The eruv

Manalapan: A Welcoming Jewish Community in the Heart of New Jersey

Those of us who live north of the Jersey Shore area sometimes think that Jewish life, particularly observant Jewish life, does not exist in the state between our hometowns and Lakewood. Manalapan, New Jersey, begs to differ.

Manalapan, centrally located in Monmouth

Education Conference Teaches Faculty to Infuse the Classroom With Technology

A new age of education rested at the fingertips of over 1,800 educators from all over the world at this year’s annual International Society for Technology in Education conference (ISTE) in San Antonio, Texas, from June 25 to 28. Amongst the many educators attending were some of Yavneh Academy’s very own

Raykhers of Teaneck Donate Tefillin to Israeli Soldiers

Daniel Raykher, son of Teaneck’s Gregory and Daphna Raykher, long-time prominent donors of Bris Avrohom in Hillside, recently celebrated his bar mitzvah. He decided to use his bar mitzvah money to purchase tefillin for the Israeli soldiers at the army base near Gan Yavne.

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Registration Is Open for Fall Semester at BCHSJS

Registration is open for the fall semester at the Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies, a regional Hebrew high school for eighth to 12th graders in public school. Classes are held at The Moriah School in Englewood on Sundays. Classes include ethics, current events, art and drama, Bible, Jewish philosophy,

JCOT Hosts Knitting Night

The sisterhood of the Jewish Center will have a Knitting Night at the Jewish Center on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 7 to 8 p.m. The Knitting Night gives women the opportunity to get together and knit, crochet or stitch and learn from each other.

5K in Support of TVAC and Young Israel to Be Held on September 10

The Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps (TVAC) is joining forces with the Young Israel of Teaneck (YIOT) to organize a 5K walk/run on September 10 at 9 a.m.

The 5K is a wonderful fundraiser for great local charities, a great workout and lots of fun. The 5K will be run through the shaded streets of

Newest Olim Realize Their Dreams

Chabad of Stockton University Is Making the Campus Very ‘Jewish User-Friendly’

When David Vaknin of Fair Lawn came to Stockton University in 2016, he knew he had chosen the school because of its well-reputed finance department and its beautiful rural location on 1,600 acres in Galloway Township, the heart of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, just minutes from Atlantic City and other South Jersey beach

Jewish Home Family President Carol Silver Elliott Tapped to Lead National Elder Care Organization

Jewish Home Family President and CEO Carol Silver Elliott has been selected unanimously by the National LeadingAge board of directors as their incoming chair-elect and next board chairperson.

LeadingAge is a national organization that brings together more than 6,000 nonprofit elder care

Jewish Communal Fund Gives Record-Breaking Number of Grants in Fiscal Year 2017

The Jewish Communal Fund (JCF), the largest Jewish donor-advised fund in the country, distributed a record $397 million in grants to charities in all sectors during the 2017 fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, a 4 percent increase from 2016. JCF fund holders recommended a record-number of grants—52,402—to charities in all

YU’s Dr. Marina Holz Receives Two NIH Grants to Research Cancer Treatments

With the help of two major grants, Dr. Marina Holz, the Doris and Ira Kukin Professor of Biology at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, is exploring new treatment options for patients with rare and little-understood forms of cancer.

This fall, Holz will partner with colleagues at the