Wednesday, July 26, 2017


RIETS/Ferkauf Joint Mental Health Counseling Program Graduates First Cohort

A pioneering joint mental health counseling program offered to students in Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) in conjunction with the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology recently celebrated the graduation of its first cohort.

The 18-month program, which

Shalva Celebrates NJ Student Volunteers

Shalva, an Israeli association for the care and inclusion of children with disabilities, had a number of extremely devoted volunteers from New Jersey this past year. These volunteers participated in the Shalva Ambassadors Program where they invested their time and energy helping at the Shalva National Center, which provides services to

Frisch Faculty Members and Students Are Reunited

Fifteen Frisch faculty members traveled upstate to reconnect with their students and visit them at their summer camps. It is always a moving sight to see so many students running toward their teachers.


Yoetzet Event Will Take Place at Congregation Rinat Yisrael

On Wednesday, July 26, at 8:00 p.m., Congregation Rinat Yisrael will host this year’s Jewish Women’s Journey Through Life, a community-wide Yoetzet event.

It will feature a panel discussion with Shera Dubitsky, healthy mindfulness lecturer and director of navigation and support services at

Meylekh Viswanath Will Discuss Shabbat Spent in India

On Sunday, July 16, at 6:45 p.m. at Congregation Beth Aaron, Meylekh Viswanath will discuss a Shabbat he recently spent with the Bnei Noah of Vishakapatnam on the eastern coast of India. Most of the Bnei Noah are former Christians who were dissatisfied with the contradictions they saw in the Christian understanding of

11-Year-Old Norwood Boy Dies After Falling Ill at Summer Camp

Daniel Beer, 11, of Norwood died on Monday while attending Camp Nah-Jee-Wah, a Jewish sleepaway camp in Milford, Pennsylvania. According to reports, he was treated in the camp infirmary on Sunday night, after complaining of severe stomach pain and nausea, and was transferred to Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York, on

SINAI Schools Wins Multiple Awards in Two International Film Competitions

SINAI Schools has won multiple prestigious Awards of Excellence from The Accolade Global Film Competition and The Best Shorts Competition for their short documentary, “Jacob’s Footprints.”

“Jacob’s Footprints” premiered at SINAI’s annual benefit dinner in February, 2017. It tells

Love Goes Out the Window When There’s Nothing to Eat

(Project Ezrah created a new program, The Aisle: A Path Toward Financial Fidelity, specifically to recognize and address the importance of “shalom kesef” within a marriage. Please see the ad on this page.)

So goes an old song…but is there merit in this statement? Does financial distress

L’Chaim Global Community Nine Days Shidduch Event: ‘Creating New Lives’

Growing up in Sunnyside, Queens, in the 1950s, most of my friends were children of Holocaust survivors. Some had even been born in displaced persons camps after the war. These young ladies were my inspiration and taught me lifelong lessons in determination, doing one’s best and giving back to the community. One special young

Passaic Resident Presents at International Chaos Theory Conference

In June, Passaic resident Yitzchak Shmalo presented original research at a key international conference in the field of chaos theory, an area of mathematics that studies nonlinear topics that are effectively impossible to predict or control because of the complexity of the systems involved (for example, the weather or the stock

Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Announces First-Ever NY Regional Conference

On the heels of its spectacular flagship J-Biz Expo and Business Conference, the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will be hosting another spectacular business networking event on September 15. The NYC Business Conference and Expo will be held at the prestigious New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan, in conjunction

A Tee-rific Day Golfing with OHEL

A beautiful summer morning at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, New York, beheld the 13th Annual OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services Rosemil Healthcare Golf Classic sponsored by Rosemil Healthcare.

Over 150 golfers, family members and friends gathered to enjoy a festive