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Saturday, July 22, 2017

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Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies Educators Attend AVI CHAI Conference

The Center for Israel Education (CIE) and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI) recently held the 16th annual educator workshop on teaching Israel in Atlanta, Georgia, in June. Among the 75 participants from the United States, Canada and Mexico were Fred Nagler and Dr. Mark Silk of the Bergen County High School

American Friends of Migdal Ohr Earns Coveted Four-Star Rating

American Friends of Migdal Ohr’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

For nearly 45 years, and under the visionary leadership of Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid

Yeshiva University Launches Joint BA/MSW Program

New YorkA new joint program between Yeshiva University’s Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women and Wurzweiler School of Social Work will enable aspiring social workers to begin working towards their master’s degree as undergraduates, graduating with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in the field in five

Bikur Cholim Chesed Organization Will Host Breakfast for Nursing Home Administrators

On Tuesday, July 25, from 9:00-11:00 a.m., Bikur Cholim Chesed Organization will host a task-force breakfast on compassionate person-centered care for NY/NJ nursing home administrators, assistant administrators and owners at Bikur Cholim. The focus of this annual gathering will be on special approaches for residents with cognitive

Teaneck Women’s Tefillah Commemorates Tisha B’Av

Teaneck Women’s Tefillah (TWT) is holding its annual reading of Megillat Eicha on Monday night, July 31, starting promptly at 10. For information about the private home location and to join the TWT mailing list, email [email protected] Women and young girls are invited to join together in this solemn

Swim for SINAI Makes a Splash and Expands to Three More Camps

Every summer, campers at Chestnut Ridge-based Camp Shalom eagerly anticipate the prize sheet that comes with the kickoff for the SINAI Schools Swim-a-thon. But as exciting as the prize aspect is, the Swim for SINAI has become part of a community activity for Camp Shalom. Chabad Kiddie Camp, a preschool camp in

Rabba Eryn London Receives Semicha from Yeshivat Maharat

(Courtesy of Yeshivat Maharat) In June, Eryn London was ordained in a semicha (ordination) ceremony by Yeshivat Maharat, held at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in Manhattan. The ceremony was filled with passionate words from the graduates affirming their commitment to Torah, mitzvot and their communities.

Black Box Studios to Launch All-Female Drama Workshop This Fall

This fall, Black Box Studios is offering a new opportunity for girls in grades 9-12 to participate in an all-female drama workshop. It will take place starting in September on Sundays, 4-6 p.m. The price is reasonable, and well worth it for the skills that will be developed and the experience it will provide. Matt Okin has

National Daf Hashovua Siyum Is Celebrated in Passaic

Over 300 people gathered at Ohel Rivka Hall in Passaic on Sunday, July 16, to celebrate the completion of Masechet Beitza through the Daf Hashovua program. The atmosphere at the siyum was particularly joyous because the vast majority of the attendees had personally completed the entire Talmudic tractate since the weekly

Teaneck Town Council Hears Grievances on the Greenbelt

On Thursday, June 6, the Township of Teaneck held a town council meeting to discuss various topics; however, the most popular and hotly disputed topic at hand was the discussion of the Greenbelt on Route 4. The Greenbelt is the largely undeveloped 2½-mile section of the highway that goes through Teaneck. Larry Robertson, the

NCSY Summer Girls’ Learning Initiative Returns for Another Inspiring Summer

On Thursday, June 29, at 7:15, despite the fact that it is usually closed at that hour, the Lazy Bean Cafe was bustling with friends reuniting, the purchase of delicious milkshakes and girls grabbing a booklet of combined Torah sources that would make up Dr. Aliza Frohlich’s shiur for that night. The buzzing and

Walking the March of Hope With the Girls of Camp Simcha

Cancer is a devastating illness, but when it strikes a child, the blow is immeasurably harder. How do you explain to a child that the treatment will be as painful as the disease? Why should a young person have to contemplate the specter of illness or worse? It’s enough to destroy a