“A Toast to Life” is the title of one of Leon Lissek’s cantorial CDs. The title could not be more appropriate as Cantor Lissek battles to stay in shape while working with Renewal to find a kidney donor.
Lissek is the cantor emeritus of Congregation B’nai Amoona in St. Louis.
This represents the first in a series of father-son semicha stories leading up to RIETS’s March 19 rabbinic ordination ceremony.
It’s not uncommon for sons to follow in their fathers’ footsteps—but relatively few fathers have walked in those of their sons.
On a quiet Monday morning along the streets of Cedar Lane in Teaneck, two large school buses carrying 94 fifth-grade students and faculty members from Yavneh Academy descended on Cedar Market for a Brachot Bee Championship. As they entered the store, excitement permeated the air. These
New York—Over 1,500 people gathered at John Jay College in Manhattan on Sunday for the 9th annual Nefesh B’Nefesh Israel Mega Event. The event drew the largest crowd ever, including many from New Jersey, indicating a record-high interest in Israeli immigration from the United States.
This week, over 20 Yachad participants, high school students and staff came together for the opening night of the Mendel Balk (z”l) Yachad Adult Community Center. It was a real dream come true for many of the Yachad families!
The Moriah School, Englewood, has announced plans to create the Moriah Sephardic Beit Midrash—Midrash Doresh Tov—a dedicated space for Sephardic tefillah and teaching. The beit midrash will enable a Sephardic minyan to be held each morning school is in session, and function as a classroom where Rabbi Mordy
Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey has recently introduced the Jewish Community Social Work Program in an effort to reach more people in its catchment area and help community members take advantage of the agency’s full range of services. Funded through a grant from Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, JFCS
On Sunday, March 5, at 8:00 p.m., the Adult Education Committees of Congregations Rinat Yisrael and Netivot Shalom proudly present Rabbi David Silber, Dean of the Drisha Institute, addressing “Is God in the Megillah?” from his new book “For Such a Time as This: Biblical Reflection in the Book of
Rav Meir Goldwicht, a rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva University’s Mazer School of Talmudic Studies, head of the Stone Beit Midrash Program and rosh kollel at Camp Mesorah, will give a special pre-Purim shiur, Tuesday night, March 7, at 8:30. The shiur will take place at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun (Old Main). Men and
Congregation Shomrei Torah of Fair Lawn has built a mishloach manot theme around standing in solidarity with Israel. “We have made our mishloach manot entirely with Israeli products,” explained co-chairs Barbara Irwin and Debbie Friedman. “We hope this encourages people to buy Israeli items in general, in addition to the fact
New York—First and foremost, it’s a yeshiva. But it also offers a college campus and Manhattan-based yeshiva high school education that is not offered anywhere else.
Since it opened on September 3, 1916, high school students at the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University