Sunday, April 30, 2017


Five Bergen County Sons Join Their Fathers in the Rabbinate

Sunday’s YU Chag HaSemikhah to ordain 34 northern New Jersey rabbis

March 19 will mark the 111th Chag HaSemikhah convocation celebrated by Yeshiva University since 1906. This year’s musmachim (rabbinic graduates), from the classes of

Upcoming Events at Congregation Beth Aaron

Cong. Beth Aaron will be hosting several guest speakers in the coming weeks.

On Shabbat, March 17-18, Rabbi Elazar Muskin, senior rabbi of Young Israel of Century City in Los Angeles, will be the scholar-in-residence. On Shabbat morning, Rabbi Muskin will deliver the drasha at the

Black Box Studios Presents Revival of ‘Twist of Faith’

The Black Box Performing Arts Center proudly presents a new production of the original comedy/drama “Twist Of Faith.” This newly revised production of the Off-Broadway hit is written and directed by Michael Gurin, and based on an original concept by Matt Okin. Featuring two extraordinary young professional actors, Mike Gardiner

Nava Siegler Creates Purim Cards to Benefit Project Ezrah

Nava Siegler, recipient of Project Ezrah’s first Chesed Initiative Award, once again created and sold Purim cards and outfitted Project Ezrah’s clients’ children with the costumes of their choice. Nava sold 700 Purim 2017 cards (her goal is 1000 for Purim 2018!) and with the proceeds was able to give a generous donation to

Jewish Organizations Plan Annual Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Conference

On Sunday, March 26, the entire community is invited to the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades to attend a conference entitled “Keys to Support.” This important gathering will provide valuable information about critical issues that many families of individuals with disabilities face in achieving inclusive and accessible lives for their family

Face-off Between Chopstix and Noah’s Ark to Benefit Teaneck’s Food Pantry Has Begun

“What better way to perform one mitzvah than to be involved in another,” suggested Noam Sokolow of Noah’s Ark and Shelly’s. “As you clean for Pesach, consider donating your overflow of unopened, non-refrigerated food and toiletries to the annual food drive and challenge. And don’t forget to drop it off at Noah’s Ark or

Hedy’s Hats Returns for Semi-Annual Teaneck Hat Sale

Flowers are blooming, breezes are blowing and spring is in the air. However, many of us are too busy preparing for Pesach to even notice. The shopping, the cleaning and the planning can all be very stressful. Did I mention the shopping?!

Please take a break and come join us for an enjoyable evening at

Teaneck Keylim Mikvah Awareness Month Is Under Way

Teaneck—One of the activities people do to prepare for Pesach is an often overlooked task: toveling any new dishes in the keylim mikvah. While the specifics of what different people feel must be immersed may vary between communities, the fact remains that for many keylim mikvaot, this is one of the most utilized times of

‘The Aisle: A Path Toward Financial Fidelity’ Is Launched by Project Ezrah

Focused upon recently engaged and newly married couples, Project Ezrah is launching a new initiative called “The Aisle: A Path Toward Financial Fidelity.” An initial event is scheduled for 7. on Wednesday evening, March 22, at Congregation Beth Abraham in Bergenfield.

Susan Alpert, director

Frisch Creates New Summer History Experience Program for High Schoolers

This summer, The Frisch School will inaugurate a new experiential learning program. Using the history and culture of the New York area as a backdrop, the Frisch Summer History Experience will offer a fun and enriching program for high school students during part of their summer break.

Taking place on

Teaneck’s Netivot Shalom Celebrates Annual Dinner

Teaneck’s Congregation Netivot Shalom honored Tammy and Mark Hikind with the Sema Heller Memorial Award and Naomi and Michael Knopf with the Service Award at its annual dinner on March 4, held at Factory 220 in Passaic.

According to Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot, “These two couples

Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Opens Wall St. Office

On Tuesday afternoon, amidst the hustle and bustle of Manhattan’s Financial District, a group of corporate and government VIPs, and Orthodox Jewish community leaders and activists, stood outside 44 Wall Street, an iconic building housing investment giants such as Charles Schwab and D.H. Blair