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
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,
(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
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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