Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Jewish Journeys of Bergen County  Sponsors Evening With Rabbi Mark Wildes

On Sunday evening, March 19, two organizations that share the mission of strengthening the Jewish home will come together for an evening of inspiration. Participants in Jewish Journeys of Northern New Jersey will gather together with Rabbi Mark Wildes, founder and director of Manhattan Jewish Experience, New York

OHEL Is Approved to Provide New ‘Resilience and Emotional Support Team’ Services

REST, the Resilience and Emotional Support Team, is a new initiative by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to create a mental health response team that is mobilized and deployed during disasters or public health emergencies. REST volunteers can be deployed during hurricanes, building collapses, train derailments

Ben Porat Yosef and Project Ezrah Share Purim Partnership

Project Ezrah creates, packs and distributes over 7000 modest mishloach manot packets each year. This daunting and overwhelming endeavor, which much be completed by mid-day Tanis Esther so that packets are ready for delivery during the early hours of Purim morning, is possible only through The Purim Partnership: Project Ezrah @ Ben

Bear Den Visits Englewood Police and Fire Departments

The cub scouts of the Bear Den of Pack 613 visited the Englewood Police Department and Fire Department to complete their Paws for Action requirement. The scouts met with several officers at the police department, and met with a police detective who showed the scouts methods of collecting different types of evidence, and

Extended Family Enjoys Multigenerational Volunteering With Leket Israel

Leket Israel had the pleasure of hosting a unique group in the fields yesterday. From both sides of the Atlantic ocean and across US state lines, four cousins celebrated their b’nei mitzvahs among the Zuckerman family group of 25 by volunteering with Leket picking produce for needy Israelis. For the first time, the entire

Nishmat’s Halachic Hotline for Women, Staffed by Yoatzot, Extends Hours

Nishmat’s Golda Koschitsky Women’s Halachic Hotline, which assists Jewish women seeking woman-to-woman advice on personal questions related to Jewish Law and women’s health, has announced extended hours of operation in the United States and Canada.

The new hours are Sundays-Wednesdays from 11 a.m.

200 CIJE Girls Visit Google NYC

When over 200 young women from various girls yeshivos around the tri-state area converge in Manhattan, one might think they were on a shopping spree. Nothing could be farther from the truth. These young ladies have been participating in the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education CIJE-Tech High School engineering program at

Project Ometz: Courage to Help Parents Face Their Child’s Mental Illness

Teaneck—In our community, when a family faces a serious physical illness, meals arrive as if by magic. Carpools are taken over, and friends text and call, asking if they can run errands or take care of any little thing. However, when a child’s illness is not physically obvious, parents often struggle in secret. Even if they

Project Ezrah and Ma’ayanot Partner for Tech-Focused ‘Reverse Mentoring’ Initiative

Anyone who has let a skill set fall out of use, whether it is a language, a sport or another skill, knows that not everything comes back as quickly as the proverbial riding a bike. This fact is especially true in the dynamic and ever-changing world of technology. If it seems that every day something new and different is announced, that’s

Moriah Offers Bus Service to and From Bergenfield for Fall 2017

Englewood—For the town of Bergenfield, unlike Teaneck, Englewood, Passaic, New Milford, and Fair Lawn and most other communities in Bergen County, where busing is neither provided nor subsidized for private school students, The Moriah School, based in Englewood, has made an exciting transportation announcement. Beginning in the

Tuvia Tenenbom Shares Dire Revelations

Tuvia Tenenbom had a grim story to share about anti-Semitism in the United States. He told it in a most entertaining way. Despite icy weather, a packed house attended Tenenbom’s talk, Q&A and book signing at Rinat Yisrael in Teaneck last week.

If you find it odd that “grim” and

Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon Meets With NJ FIDF Supporters

New York—Supporters of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) gathered at the Yale Club on Monday, Feb. 13, for a special reception and briefing with former Israeli Defense Minister Lt. Gen. (Res.) Moshe Yaalon.

A 37-year veteran of the IDF, Yaalon, known as “Bogie,”