Friday, August 18, 2017


Judge Ruchie Freier Leads Women by Example

On Wednesday, June 28, Judge Ruchie Freier, the first Chasidic woman to be elected as a civil court judge in U.S. history, spoke at the Orthodox Union’s Women’s Affinity Group, an organization initially established by the OU’s executive vice president, Allen Fagin, in 2015 and co-chaired by Orah Alon, the

Gemara and Mishnayot Questions? There’s an App for That!

In 2011, Daniel Retter, a serious Talmudist by avocation and attorney by vocation, published, after seven years of work, the first-ever comprehensive index of the Babylonian Talmud and Mishnayot in one volume of Hebrew and English each, called HaMafteach® (The Key). It was published in hardbound form. A second,

India, Israel Ink $40 Million Innovation Initiative

(Ilan Evyatar/TPS) Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi agreed Wednesday to take steps to counter radicalism, extremism and cyber-terrorism, and also signed a $40 million agreement to found a bilateral technology fund.

“We are being challenged by

Rabbi Yaakov Werblowsky Focuses on Kings in Jewish Tradition at CBY Summer Kollel

Teaneck—At 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, Rabbi Yaakov Werblowsky gave his first of five shiurim about Jewish monarchs in halacha as part of the annual Summer Kollel program at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun (CBY). CBY has run the kollel for 13 years, though this is the first year Rabbi Werblowsky has given this particular type of

Friendship Circle Relishes Second Year of Hebrew School

Friendship Circle wrapped up its second year of Hebrew school earlier this month with another year of experience and fond memories under its belt.

While the director of Friendship Circle, Zeesy Grossbaum, was amazed with last year’s turnout, she was even more impressed with

Rabbi Dr. Binyamin Lau Will Be Scholar-in-Residence at Cong. Rinat Yisrael

On Shabbat, July 8, the Adult Education Committee of Cong. Rinat Yisrael is pleased to present a distinguished scholar-in-residence: Rabbi Dr. Binyamin Lau, an author, activist, teacher and rabbi of Ramban Synagogue in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Dr.

Rabbi Hayyim Angel to Present Trio of Shiurim on Sefer Bereishit at Young Israel of Fort Lee

On Wednesday, July 12, after the 7:30 p.m. Mincha at the Young Israel of Fort Lee, Rabbi Hayyim Angel will give the first of three shiurim about Sefer Bereishit. The shiurim will use both traditional and academic analytical tactics to elucidate the stories of the Tower of Bavel (July 12), the Flood (July 19) and Yaakov’s

Sephardic Cong. of Fort Lee Plans First-Ever Summer Kollel

The Sephardic Congregation of Fort Lee (SCFL) announced that for the first time in the history of the Jewish community of Fort Lee, the congregation will host a summer kollel from July 9 through August 18, led by Rabbi Netanel Wiederblank along with eight rabbis who will be learning and teaching Torah daily. Rabbi

Amit Shabbat Summer Afternoon Tea Will Commemorate Anita Scharf, z”l

Teaneck—The AMIT Hindy Weinstock-Geula Chapter is hosting a summer afternoon tea in memory of Anita Scharf, z”l, on Saturday, July 29, at 5 p.m.

The event, which falls a few days before Tisha B’Av, features guest speaker Tikvah Wiener, head of the I.D.E.A. School Network, who will give a

Cong. Beth Aaron Plans Screening of Film Focusing on Mental Illness

On Sunday, July 30, at 7:00 p.m. at Congregation Beth Aaron, there will be a screening of the documentary “Here One Day.” The film—about mental illness, suicide and family—will be introduced by Rabbi Larry Rothwachs and followed by a Q&A session led by producer/director Kathy Leichter.

Congregation Beth Aaron is located at 950 Queen Anne

Sixth Annual Children’s Clothing Drive/Gemach in Teaneck Seeks Donations and Volunteers

On Sunday, July 9, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., and all day Monday, July 10, at Congregation Keter Torah, 600 Roemer Avenue, there will be a drop-off for very gently used children’s clothing, shoes and coats (size baby-teen) in advance of the children’s clothing drive that will be held July 12-19. Volunteers are needed July 9-19 to help sort and then

Re-Launch Career Services of JFCS Will Hold Resume Workshop

On July 13, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., Re-Launch Career Services will be holding a ramp-up-your-resume workshop, because a strong, concise and effective resume will differentiate you from the competition. The event will review Do’s and Don’t’s, identify where you can demonstrate creativity and flexibility and teach you