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Jason Greenblatt Will Receive Honorary Lander College Law Degree

Jason Dov Greenblatt, assistant to the President and special representative for international negotiations, will be the keynote speaker at the 43rd annual commencement exercises of Touro’s Lander Colleges, Touro College President Dr. Alan Kadish announced today. Greenblatt will receive an honorary degree in law at the graduation, to be held at David Geffen

Alan Secter Is Appointed New OHEL Chief Development Officer

Moishe Hellman and Mel Zachter, Co-Presidents of OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services, announce the appointment of Alan Secter as the new chief development officer of OHEL.

Alan brings extensive, well-rounded fundraising and leadership experience to this role. Prior to joining OHEL, Alan

Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park Opens in Time for Pesach

Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park in South Hackensack will have its grand opening this weekend. Sunday hours begin at 10 a.m.

Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Parks are the nation’s premier indoor trampoline and adventure parks. Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park offers a variety of

Gesher Leadership Graduates Discuss Building a Cohesive Israeli Society

Gesher Leadership Institute recently held an event at the home of Dalia and Eric Sussman, where those in attendance got to hear from two recent Gesher graduates. Menachem Bombach, a Vizhnitz Chassid living in Beitar Illit, and Vered Bouskila, a world champion and a three-time Israeli Olympian in sailing, spoke about how Gesher

Hudson County Young Jewish Professionals Choose Chabad

There are many social options available to young adults in Hoboken and Jersey City at the end of a long and stressful work week, but many of these individuals are choosing Chabad. Sixteen years ago, Rabbi Moshe Schapiro and his wife, Shaindel, started a Chabad congregation to service families in the two neighboring towns.

Robert Katz Is Named Senior VP at Bar Ilan University

Robert Katz, a Bergen County resident for the past 28 years and a member of Darchei Noam in Fair Lawn, has been named senior VP at Bar Ilan University (BIU) in Ramat Gan, Israel. This is not his first experience with the University, as Katz began his career in Jewish communal service at American Friends of Bar-Ilan University

FIDF Helps IDF Soldiers Celebrate Purim and Pesach

Thanks to donors from NJ and throughout the country and Panama, over 130,000 mishloach manot were delivered by the FIDF to IDF soldiers throughout Israel. Over 300,000 matzot shmurot will be delivered for Pesach. For further information contact Howard Gases, director, NJ Chapter FIDF at 646-274-9650 or

Local Artist to Exhibit Holocaust-Themed Works

An exhibit of Holocaust-themed monuments and sculpture by Dr. Milton Ohring, a Teaneck resident and former professor of metallurgy and materials science at the Stevens Institute of Technology, will take place in the Samuel C. Williams Library of Stevens Institute in Hoboken, New Jersey. The exhibit, entitled “The Holocaust in

Pence, Haley Energize 18,000-Strong AIPAC Crowd

Washington, DC—In a Verizon Center that is more accustomed to superstar athletes ripping ice hockey slap shots and draining basketball jumpers, Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley scored on pro-Israel and pro-Jewish points that repeatedly brought the enthusiastic crowd out of

Yesh Tikva Will Host Infertility Awareness Shabbat April 1

Many health-related organizations realize the importance of peer-to-peer support and have established specific divisions to provide this service. In the world of infertility, however, suffering and pain still happen in a lonely and depressed environment. Gila Block experienced this loneliness firsthand. As Gila and her

Stop & Shop Donates Passover Food to JFCS Food Pantry

Teaneck—The high cost of Passover food puts a taxing demand on families already challenged with the hardship of affording food. Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) have identified 1,500 local families that require assistance and many more that are on the verge of needing help. Stop & Shop has

Mazon ‘This Is Hunger’ Mobile Comes to Teaneck April 3-5

Mazon, a 30-year-old nonprofit organization known for its advocacy efforts in the fight against hunger in America and Israel, has designed an interactive exhibit as a community engagement initiative. Rabbi Joel Pitkowsky, Rabbi of Congregation Beth Sholom in Teaneck, and lay leader for Mazon, has arranged for Mazon’s “This Is Hunger”