Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Teaneck Women’s Tefillah Celebrates Purim

Teaneck Women’s Tefillah (TWT) is holding its 39th annual reading of Megillat Esther for women on Purim night, March 11, Motzei Shabbat. Maariv begins at 7:15 p.m., followed by Megillah reading promptly at 7:30 pm. For information about the private home location, email

Jewish Community Leaders Meet With FBI Director Comey

On Friday, March 3, leadership from the Jewish community met with FBI Director James Comey and the senior leadership team of the FBI to discuss the range of threats that have been directed against Jewish institutions in the past two months. The conversation encompassed the current situation and potential strategies for future

New Middos Program Announces Contest Winners

One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is the gift of good character—being kind, compassionate and patient toward others, as well as having a healthy self-esteem.

That’s why the Middos Contest for Schools was started. This program was created to give teachers the extra push to

How a Young Rabbi Is Revolutionizing Talmud Study


One student, one teacher, at a time, Rabbi Yoni Fein is spearheading a change in how Talmud is being taught in Jewish day schools.

Rabbi Yoni Fein, middle school assistant principal of Judaic Studies & Jewish Life at The Moriah School in Englewood, seems an unlikely

JCANA Speaks Out About Cemetery Vandalism

The Jewish Cemetery Association of North America (JCANA) deplores the recent desecration of Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia. These senseless acts only serve to intensify the current divide in this country. We hope that the perpetrators of these crimes will be caught and brought to justice, and that the sanctity of

SINAI Schools Annual Benefit Dinner Was Unforgettable

SINAI Schools held its annual Benefit Dinner on Sunday, February 26, at the Marriott Glenpointe Hotel in Teaneck, New Jersey. The ballroom was at capacity, with over 900 people attending to support SINAI and their unique model of inclusive special education.

Fair Lawn’s Cong. Shomrei Torah Holds 42nd Annual Dinner

Congregation Shomrei Torah of Fair Lawn will hold its 42nd Annual Dinner program at Keter Torah in Teaneck at 6 p.m. on Sunday March 19.

The “guest of honor” this year is outstanding and unique. The “guest” is responsible for the increased study of Torah by

Englewood Hospital Is Only NJ Hospital to Be Awarded Spinal Fusion Certification

Hospital also earned re-certification in stroke and knee and hip replacement.

After a rigorous on-site review, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Spinal Fusion Certification for the third consecutive

Help Yeshivat Noam Students With Their ‘Pasta Box Gragger’ Drive

The seventh graders at Yeshivat Noam are running a “pasta box gragger” drive this Purim. If you attend any of the following Teaneck/Bergenfield shuls, please bring a pasta box to shake at Megilla reading and then donate it in the drop box that will be in the shul lobby after Megilla. The pasta boxes will be donated to Tomchei

Pro-Israel Teen Conference Prepares and Empowers Future College Students

In the charged and often toxic campus culture in colleges today, students can find themselves unprepared to respond to anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic language and movements on campus. In response to this issue, the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey organized the iCAN Answer Now Teen Conference, an event featuring

Touro Students Offer Free Tax Services, Gain Valuable Experience in Return(s)

The room could be part of any busy accounting office in the months before tax day. Tax preparers speak quietly with their clients as they enter data on their computers to complete returns. They confer with each other when thorny issues arise. In the waiting room, other clients wait patiently for their names to be called, all hoping

Yeshiva University High Schools Celebrate Honorees, YUHSB Centennial

Yeshiva University High Schools (YUHS) celebrated their school community at the annual dinner on February 28 at Marina del Rey. The room was electric with excitement as over 500 people filled the banquet hall, admiring the photos of students surrounding the room. The theme of the evening,