Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Yachad Marathon Raises $300,000 for Inclusion Programming

Miami—Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, and an agency of the Orthodox Union, announced that it raised a total of $300,000 in its annual eighth marathon in Miami on January 29, 2017.

With runners of all ages (from 12 to 65) and all abilities,

Nefesh B’Nefesh to Host Largest Ever Aliyah Fair in NYC

New York–Nefesh B’Nefesh will kick off its aliyah fair road tour next month with its annual Israel Mega Event in New York City, on February 26 at John Jay College in Manhattan. The annual event will be the largest ever of its kind, expecting some 1500 potential olim, aiming to accommodate a record-high interest in aliyah from

NORPAC Welcomes Senator Robert Menendez

NORPAC proudly welcomes New Jersey’s very own Senator Robert Menendez this Sunday, February 12, to an event in New Milford hosted by Binyamin & Gail Rieder.

Robert Menendez has been one of the staunchest supporters of the US-Israel relationship in his more than two decades in Congress. As

Heichal HaTorah Names Avi Epstein Director of Student Activities

Yeshiva Heichal HaTorah announced last week the appointment of Avi Epstein as Assistant Director of Student Activities. His responsibilities will include coordinating off-site trips, organizing Shabbatonim and enhancing the ruach and recreational opportunities for the Heichal talmidim.


Shaarei Orah to Screen ‘What I Saw in Hevron’ With Mayor Hameeduddin as Guest Respondent

The Sephardic Congregation of Teaneck will hold a movie night on Motzaei Shabbat, February 25, at 8 p.m. The film to be shown is the documentary, “What I Saw in Hevron.” The movie will be presented at the Shulman Auditorium, Cong. Beth Sholom, 354 Maitland Avenue, Teaneck.

Teaneck’s mayor, Mohammed

Author Tuvia Tenenbom to Speak at Cong. Rinat Yisrael

On Sunday, February 12, at 8 p.m., Cong. Rinat Yisrael Adult Education presents Tuvia Tenenbom, acclaimed international author and social commentator, discussing “Catching the Jew—Here Too: Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism in Israel and the U.S.”

Tenenbom, the author of three Der Spiegel

Heidi Fuchs Is Promoted at  Touro College of Pharmacy

New York—Heidi Fuchs has been appointed assistant dean for admissions and enrollment management at Touro College of Pharmacy, Dean Henry Cohen, PharmD, announced today. In her new position, Dean Fuchs will oversee the Office of Admissions and lead the college in all aspects of admissions, including recruitment and enrollment

Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh’s Newly Appointed Leaders Visit NYC

Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh (KBY) has appointed Rav Aharon Friedman, shlit”a and Rav Gavriel Saraf, shlit”a, to the post of assistant roshei hayeshiva. At the start of the next school year, in August, they will become co-roshei hayeshiva. At that time, the current rosh hayeshiva, HaRav Mordechai Greenberg, shlit”a,

Teaneck Women Organize Anti-Trump, Pro-Immigrant Rally

Teaneck—In this town’s leafy suburbs, a woman wearing a hijab, a traditional Muslim head covering, is certainly no cause for alarm. It doesn’t call to mind those terrible days after 9/11, when Muslims feared retribution from average Americans, and faced significant delays and encountered racial

Orthodox Union Formalizes Greater Roles for Women in Synagogue Life

Today, the Orthodox Union (OU) issued an unprecedented statement announcing the establishment of a far-reaching policy regarding women and leadership positions in synagogue life. Citing extensive research of a rabbinic commission, the OU concluded that its member synagogues may not employ women as rabbis, but strongly encouraged other

JEC Launches Tuition Affordability Program

Elizabeth—Under a new program, families enrolled in any of the three Jewish Educational Center’s schools, who earn between $150,000 and $275,000 annually, will have their tuition capped at a fixed percentage of their adjusted gross income, regardless of family size or student grade. Families earning below $150,000 annually will

Yeshiva University Student From Teaneck Appears on Jeopardy! College Championship

Teaneck’s Netanel Paley has a knack for information. Having competed—and placed—in spelling bees (fourth place in a regional spelling bee for Northern New Jersey and second place in the New Jersey State Finals of the National Geographic Bee), and having a long-standing fascination with the Jeopardy! game