Sunday, May 28, 2017


Project S.A.R.A.H. Breakfast Is Huge Success

The 11th annual Project S.A.R.A.H. Breakfast on April 30 was the most successful yet! Over 350 members of the community took time out of their busy schedules to demonstrate their commitment to Project S.A.R.A.H. Dr. David Pelcovitz, an honoree and guest speaker, eloquently illustrated through

Lubavitch on the Palisades and NJ Yachad Partner for Lag B’Omer Celebration

With simcha, Lubavitch on the Palisades and Yachad joined together for a wonderful and meaningful Lag B’Omer unity parade, carnival and bonfire. The assembled group was also comprised of students in the LPS Sunday Hebrew school, elementary school and nursery school; and all associated family

TABC Shows Appreciation for Volunteers and Celebrates Academic Achievement

Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC) will hold its Annual Scholarship Breakfast on Sunday, June 11. Honorees this year are Miriam and Ezra Lightman and the Community Service Award is being presented to Michele and Ben Cooper. Additionally, TABC will pay tribute to the impressive success of its academic teams.

Nishmat: Not Just An Institution…But A Vision

“…we have merited in our time to see the emergence of women as formidable Torah scholars…,” noted Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter at commencement ceremonies for Yoatzot Halacha graduates from Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center in New York.

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Orthodox Union Presents Nationwide Yom Yerushalayim Event

New York—Synagogues across North America are registering to participate in the OU’s newest nationwide Torah learning initiative. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, participants all over will hear a set of lectures from respected Torah teachers from across the Jewish world as they provide a unique

Meira Goldberg Named 2017 Valedictorian of Touro’s Lander College for Women

Meira Goldberg of Teaneck always enjoyed math, but knew she didn’t want to study accounting or actuarial sciences at college. She thought computer science would be a good fit for her interests and skills, and was pleasantly surprised to discover that Touro’s Lander College for Women (LCW) offered this as a major.

Hundreds Expected at Third Annual OHEL Xtreme Challenge Classic

Embracing sweat but no tears, from ages 6 to 60+ years, a record number of men, women, families, students and OHEL individuals—everyone of different abilities, will once again be a part of oXc, the one-of-a-kind mud-run-style obstacle race at OHEL’s beautiful Camp Kaylie in Wurtsboro, New York, to be

JNF Annual Breakfast Goes Regional

The Jewish National Fund held its annual event at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey, on May 7. Rather than the usual local breakfast venue, they opted to dream bigger, turning it into a regional gathering for both Bergen and Rockland Counties. It took the form of a lavish brunch in an elegant setting, and included a well-known

Join Ma’ayanot for Evening of Song and Dance

Every year, students from Ma’ayanot who enjoy singing and dancing join forces in order to create a night of song and dance—known as Heartbeats. The production is student-run and overseen by Dean of Students, Dr. Shoshana Poupko. The goal of the production, however, is not merely to showcase musical and

Moshe Uziel, AMIT Success Story, Makes Special Appearance in NJ

Englewood—The AMIT Shalva Chai chapter’s annual Mother-in-Israel evening will feature guest speaker Moshe Uziel, an alumnus of the AMIT Kfar Blatt Youth Village and its new director of the Center for Technology and Leadership Values. The event, honoring Elaine Jacobs, Shira Jacobs and Michal Jacobs,

Cong. Beth Aaron Plans Yom Yerushalayim Torah Exploration

On Sunday, May 21, at 6:15 p.m., at Congregation Beth Aaron, there will be a multi-media Yom Yerushalayim Torah exploration, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem and offering a unique perspective on the religious importance of Judaism’s holiest city. Via video

Rav Hershel Schachter to Address Cong. Beth Aaron

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, at Congregation Beth Aaron, at 9 a.m., Rav Hershel Schachter, Rosh Yeshiva at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), Yeshiva University, will offer a shiur on “Shavuot and Practical Hilchot Yom Tov.” Light refreshments will precede the shiur, which is offered by Daf a Week.