Wednesday, June 28, 2017


State of New Jersey Is Honored by the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce for Its Landmark Anti-BDS Legislation

On Wednesday evening, the ground floor of Bell Works, the cavernous, two million square foot business and retail “metroburb” in Holmdel, New Jersey, hosted a special tribute to the state of New Jersey. The Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce was paying tribute to the state for its leadership against

Teaneck Students Place in Top Ten at Chidon HaTanach in Jerusalem

Two Teaneck students placed in the top ten of the Chidon HaTanach, an international competition that tests students on over 400 chapters of Tanach and is held each year on Yom Ha’atzmaut. Shlomi Helfgot, an 11th-grade student at Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC), placed fourth, while Uriel Simpson,

Ahavath Torah Honors Rabbi Shmuel and Barbara Goldin

Breaking up is hard to do. In March of 2016, Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, senior rabbi of Congregation Ahavath Torah, announced he would be making aliyah at the end of the summer of 2017 after 33 years in Englewood. The members have slowly been getting used to the idea. After a rabbinic transition process that included surveys,

AEPi Fraternity Posthumously Inducts US Victim of Palestinian Terror Ezra Schwartz

(JNS.org) Ezra Schwartz, Hy”d, a Massachusetts native who was killed in a November 2015 Palestinian terror attack during his pre-college gap year in Israel, was posthumously inducted into the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) international Jewish fraternity Sunday at New Jersey’s Rutgers University.

Community-Wide Yom Hazikaron/Yom Ha’atzmaut Program Honors a True Hero

On Monday evening, Congregation Keter Torah hosted a community-wide program in honor of Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut, which included a special presentation from Paul Kaye, a U.S. Navy officer who helped transport Jewish refugees to Palestine before the State of Israel was established.

Thirteen: More Than Reasons Why

Our Sages teach us that Sefirat Ha’Omer is a time for introspection and reflection. As we prepare to perfect ourselves to receive the Torah on Shavuot and as we are demonstrating aveilut, mourning the deaths of 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva, we must use the time for honest reflection. While most years I find myself reflecting on

YUHSB Alum Alan Dershowitz Reminisces on His Formative High School Years at Centennial Lecture

Manhattan—Last week, as part of its year-long centennial celebration and its associated lecture series, the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy (MTA)/The Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB), together with the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University, welcomed Alan Dershowitz, a 1955 graduate, as a

NORPAC Hosts Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) in Teaneck

Dr. Robert and Sarah Goodman hosted a brunch event for Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) at their home in Teaneck. Senator Cardin is the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, having taken over from Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) in 2015.

Cardin was one of four members of his

CIJE Innovation Conference Showcases Local Schools

CIJE Innovation Conference, the single largest Jewish-sponsored STEM and robotics event, will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2-5 p.m., at the New York Hilton, in Manhattan. For the first time, this free event, open to the public, will combine three unique STEM events:

  • CIJE’s fifth annual CIJE-Tech

Moriah Names Rabbi Eitan Lipstein as Middle School Assistant Principal

The Moriah School is pleased to announce that Rabbi Eitan Lipstein will be named Assistant Principal of Middle School Judaics and Student Life.

In his new role, Rabbi Lipstein will continue to work on developing Moriah’s middle school Judaic curriculum, including the tefilla program, as well

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Is Registering for JCC University Spring Term

JCC University offers the opportunity for people to rekindle past passions, ignite new interests, meet new people and stay involved in the developments that shape today’s world. Top professors and experts present on topics including science, literature, film, economics, psychology, architecture and politics. The JCC is now taking

Author Ann Arnold Speaks in Glen Rock

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey and the Glen Rock Jewish Center invite the community to an evening of inspiration and discussion with Author Ann Arnold on Sunday, May 7, 4 p.m., at the Glen Rock Jewish Center, 682 Harristown Rd, Glen Rock, NJ.

Ann Arnold’s first book,