Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Sparks of Life Holds Evening of Support for Jewish Parkinson’s Community

Sparks of Life, a growing Jewish community support organization for people affected by Parkinson’s, held their fifth Evening of Support in HamaspikCare of Monsey on May 9. The organization is spearheaded by Lakewood resident Rabbi Moshe Gruskin, who turned his own diagnosis into a drive to help others with the disease. Sparks of Life aims

18th Annual Rebbetzins’ Conference Draws Record Attendance

This year the 18th Annual Rebbetzins’ Conference was held on Wednesday, May 10, at the Agudath Israel Bais Binyomin, in Brooklyn.

This conference is specifically designed for rebbetzins within the metropolitan area and is sponsored by The United Task Force on Children and Families at Risk, a consortium of 40 social service and mental health agencies

Chabad Hosts J-ADD on Lag B’Omer

Chabad of Teaneck hosted residents of the Jewish Association for Developmental Disabilities for a Lag B’Omer barbeque. There were creative crafts and good food, a great combination, and a good time was had by all.


Premiere Broadcast Journalist Anderson Cooper Will Speak at Kaplen JCC on the Palisades

Anderson Cooper—one of America’s most popular broadcast journalists, television personalities and authors—will appear at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades on June 4, 7 p.m., where he will share his observations on topics ranging from eye-opening insights on American politics and current events to life as a traveling journalist and what it was like to grow

Cong. Ahavath Torah’s Rabbi Goldin Is Featured Speaker at Annual Rabbi Swift Memorial Lecture

Congregation Ahavath Torah and the Rabbi Isaac L. Swift Chair of Judaic Studies at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades invite the community to the annual Rabbi Isaac L. Swift Memorial Lecture on the 25th yahrzeit of Rabbi Swift. This year’s event will feature guest speaker Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, senior rabbi at Congregation Ahavath Torah,

JCC on the Palisades Sponsors Photography Exhibit

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Waltuch Art Gallery, located at 411 E. Clinton Avenue in Tenafly, presents “Out/About/Underground,” a photography exhibition by artist Victoria Kolomensky. The show will be on display June 2-30, with a meet-the-artist reception on Tuesday, June 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Teaneck Resident Exhibits Holocaust-Themed Artwork in Hoboken

An exhibit of Holocaust-themed memorials and sculpture by Dr. Milton Ohring, a Teaneck resident and former Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Science at the Stevens Institute of Technology, is currently taking place in the Samuel C. Williams Library of Stevens Institute in Hoboken, New Jersey. The exhibit,

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Concludes Spring IAC Cinematec Israeli Film Series

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will present the last film in its IAC Cinematec, where the US public can enjoy screening acclaimed Israeli films and participate in unique dialogues with film experts.

Meet Ronnie (Alon Aboutboul), a

Rav Hershel Schachter to Speak at Beth Aaron on Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, at 9 a.m., at Congregation Beth Aaron, 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.

Bergenfield and Passaic Residents Are Selected for YU Fellowship

New York—Yeshiva University’s focus on advanced undergraduate level research continues to intensify with the selection of five exceptional students for the Bertha Kressel Research Scholarship in 2017-2018. The scholarship—established in 2008 by Dr. Henry Kressel, Yeshiva University chairman emeritus, managing

Migdal Ohr Holds Annual Gala Dinner in New York City

Migdal Ohr, Israel’s premier education-focused organization for underprivileged, orphaned, abused and new immigrant children, held its Annual Gala Dinner on Wednesday, May 10, at Convene in New York City. Supporters from across the tristate area were invited to attend and raise funds to “Un-Risk an At-Risk Israeli Child,” while also honoring

Rappellers Take a Leap of Faith to Support Emunah of America

Some organizations hold silent auctions, but we’re not really the silent type! Emunah of America—Over the Edge is an opportunity to push the limits, experience an adventure of a lifetime and support Israel. This unique fundraising event taking place on Sunday, June 11, at the Berger Organization building in Newark, New Jersey.