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Friday, March 24, 2017

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Pack 613 Lion Den Enjoys Lego Derby

The Lion Den of Bergen County’s Shomer Shabbat Cub Scout Pack, Pack 613, held their first annual “Lego Derby” this past Sunday at Congregation Rinat Yisrael. The Lion Den is a pilot program of Boy Scouts of America, which introduces cub scouting to kindergarten-age boys.

 

J-ADD Conference Will Focus on Independence in Adulthood

For the third year, J-ADD, the Jewish Association for Developmental Disabilities, invites the community to its annual conference, to be held this Sunday, March 26, at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., with sessions to be held throughout the day. The organization has partnered with top organizations

J-ADD Residents Bring Back the 60s With Their Purim Costumes

There was dinner, dancing and lots of fun at the yearly J-ADD Purim party generously sponsored by Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Sholom of Teaneck.

 

Rabbi Hershel Schachter Honored for 50 Years of Teaching at YU

In a day filled with festivities and brimming with pride from their families, the musmachim (rabbinic graduates) who took part in Yeshiva University’s 2017 Chag HaSemikhah joined more than 3,000 rabbinic alumni who have gone on to become distinguished Orthodox rabbis,

Cong. Beth Aaron Hosts Two Exciting Events This Weekend

All are invited to join Congregation Beth Aaron on Shabbat afternoon, March 25, at 3:30 p.m., for a free workshop that will help participants create amazing, exciting and engaging Sedarim.

Learn how to bring games, costumes and interactive props into your Sedarim to engage all audiences. With a few small

Rav Meir Goldwicht Will Deliver Pre-Pesach Shiur

Rav Meir Goldwicht, a rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva University’s Mazer School of Talmudic Studies, head of the Stone Beit Midrash Program and rosh kollel at Camp Mesorah, will give a special pre-Pesach shiur, Tuesday night, March 28, at 8:30 p.m. Rav Goldwicht will explore the Haggadah and offer insights that can be shared at the Seder. All

Shabbat Chazanut Returns to Young Israel of Teaneck

The Young Israel of Teaneck (YIOT) will host the Joseph Dresdner, z”l, Memorial Shabbat Chazanut, March 24-25, featuring the world-renowned Cantor Netanel Hershtik and the Hampton Synagogue Choir conducted by Izchak Haimov. Cantor Hershtik will lead the Friday evening services on March 24, as well as both

Yavneh Academy Students Plan Skate-a-thon to Support Sharsheret

Last Motzei Shabbat, the lobby of Mackay Ice Rink in Englewood was decked out in bright pink in support of Sharsheret. Vicky and Emma Dollman of Yavneh Academy organized a skate-a-thon to benefit this wonderful organization. It was a terrific evening, well attended and lots of fun, with plenty of kosher pizza, doughnuts

Congregation Ahavat Achim to Install Rabbi Ely Shestack

On Sunday evening, March 26, Rabbi Ely Shestack will be formally installed as the Rabbi of Congregation Ahavat Achim in Fair Lawn. Rabbi Shestack began with the congregation prior to the high holidays, after the previous rabbi, Rabbi Uri Goldstein, and his family made aliyah.

On March 19, Rabbi

Yeshivat Noam ‘Recognizes Stars’ at the 15th Annual Dinner

Over 680 guests gathered together to celebrate at Yeshivat Noam’s 15th annual dinner at Congregation Keter Torah to honor a group of incredible honorees. The evening paid tribute to Guests of Honor Batya and Nachman Paul, Faculty and Community Service Awardees Ilana and Azriel Rauzman, Service

Assemblyman Johnson Authors Legislation After Recent Uptick in Anti-Semitic Threats

The recent dramatic rise in threats to Jewish organizations across North America has had a familiar ominous feel for Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen).

The assemblyman told The Jewish Link that as he watched the numbers of bomb threats, synagogue and cemetery desecrations grow, it reminded

OHEL Brings Purim Happiness and Warmth to Hundreds

Purim at OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services started over a month ago at OHEL Bais Ezra’s Day Hab Programs.

Together with their staff, OHEL individuals made and packaged almost 1000 mishloach manot. This was part of OHEL’s [email protected] Program, an initiative aimed at providing