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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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Project Ometz: Courage to Help Parents Face Their Child’s Mental Illness

Teaneck—In our community, when a family faces a serious physical illness, meals arrive as if by magic. Carpools are taken over, and friends text and call, asking if they can run errands or take care of any little thing. However, when a child’s illness is not physically obvious, parents often struggle in secret. Even if they

Project Ezrah and Ma’ayanot Partner for Tech-Focused ‘Reverse Mentoring’ Initiative

Anyone who has let a skill set fall out of use, whether it is a language, a sport or another skill, knows that not everything comes back as quickly as the proverbial riding a bike. This fact is especially true in the dynamic and ever-changing world of technology. If it seems that every day something new and different is announced, that’s

Moriah Offers Bus Service to and From Bergenfield for Fall 2017

Englewood—For the town of Bergenfield, unlike Teaneck, Englewood, Passaic, New Milford, and Fair Lawn and most other communities in Bergen County, where busing is neither provided nor subsidized for private school students, The Moriah School, based in Englewood, has made an exciting transportation announcement. Beginning in the

Tuvia Tenenbom Shares Dire Revelations

Tuvia Tenenbom had a grim story to share about anti-Semitism in the United States. He told it in a most entertaining way. Despite icy weather, a packed house attended Tenenbom’s talk, Q&A and book signing at Rinat Yisrael in Teaneck last week.

If you find it odd that “grim” and

Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon Meets With NJ FIDF Supporters

New York—Supporters of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) gathered at the Yale Club on Monday, Feb. 13, for a special reception and briefing with former Israeli Defense Minister Lt. Gen. (Res.) Moshe Yaalon.

A 37-year veteran of the IDF, Yaalon, known as “Bogie,”

Ma’ayanot Freshmen Bring Smiles to Pediatric ER Patients

Tzivia Major recalls how terrified she was when she was rushed to the emergency room as a child.

“I was in pain and didn’t know what to expect,” she said.

Her longtime friends, Meital Fuksbrumer and Avital Herman, had similar recollections about their

NORPAC Hosts Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) in Closter

On Monday, February 20, Dr. Munr Kazmir hosted a dinner event for Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) at his home in Closter. Gottheimer is serving his first term in Congress after defeating incumbent Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) in the 2016 election. His district encompasses some of the most heavily concentrated Jewish regions in the

It’s a Sweet Time for Cub Scout Pack 613

Cub Scout pack 613 Weblos den and their families spent a day maple sugaring at the Tenafly Nature Center. The scouts learned about the history of syrup making and how technology changed the way syrup was gathered throughout the centuries in North America. The scouts observed both Native American and Colonial syrup-making

THE GYM Raises $10,000 at Fourth Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

A week of classes and events supported the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.

Englewood/Montvale—THE GYM, a complete lifestyle and fitness center, has yet another successful Breast Cancer Awareness month in the books during which they offered a special series of classes that raised

AMIT Students Bridge the Digital Divide

Yeshivat AMIT Ashdod students spend hours on the computer—along with the elderly residents of the retirement home adjacent to the yeshiva. Ninth graders meet regularly with their neighbors and very patiently teach them basic computer skills in order to turn the computer into a useful tool in their lives. For someone

NJ Jewish Organizations Partner for Third Annual Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Conference

On Sunday, March 26, the entire community is invited to the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades (JCCOTP) to attend a conference entitled “Keys to Support.” This important gathering will provide valuable information about critical issues that many families of individuals with disabilities face in achieving inclusive and accessible lives

Discover West Orange: A Warm, Welcoming Community With an Out-of-Town Feel

After the success of the 2016 Discover West Orange Shabbaton, the community is eager for a repeat performance. The 2017 shabbaton, to be held this year on the Shabbat of March 24-25, is a way for the Jewish community to showcase the warmth and beauty of the township and show potential newcomers what makes West Orange so