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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Israel/World

Rally on Behalf of an Agunah Held in Fair Lawn

Last Sunday, April 14, the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot, a not-for-profit organization (which assists divorcing couples in resolving contested Jewish divorces in a timely fashion and in accordance with the highest standards of Jewish law) held a rally in Fair Lawn in front of the home of a recalcitrant husband, Jute David Kestler, who has been withholding

CJF, RIETS Commemorate The Rav’s 20th Yahrtzeit

New York, NY—On April 14, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Rabbinical Theological Seminary (RIETS) and Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) commemorated the 20th yahrtzeit of “the Rav,” Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik zt”l, Torah luminary and YU Rosh Yeshiva, with a full-day learning program that took place in the

Senator Susan Collins Will Be Welcomed April 28

Senator McConnell addresses NORPAC members in Englewood, NJ

On Sunday, March 17th, NORPAC hosted two separate events for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Five Towns and Englewood. Long Island area leaders Trudy and Stanley Stern hosted the first of the two events in Lawrence, NY, where the Senator addressed the attendees and took questions. After

Terminal4Pets takes Aliyah to whole new level

Terminal4Pets will be sending professional representatives, including the CEO Dr. Eytan Kreiner, to meet with Jewish communities in North America, Europe, Russia and South Africa. The goal is to reach out to pet owners who are in the process of moving to Israel to provide them with the most professional, relevant and updated information regarding pet importation to

Menendez and Maloney Introduce Holocaust Ed. Aid Bill

WASHINGTON, DC –Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced the “Simon Wiesenthal Holocaust Education Act,” which would help increase awareness of the Holocaust in public school curricula nationwide. According to the official press release, “The Wiesenthal Act authorizes $10 million in federal funds over five years to help

New Milford High Students Honor the Six Million

Following an eight-hour flight, 12 New Milford High School students arrived in Berlin, Germany on their first stop of the school’s annual Eastern European Holocaust Education Trip. The students, accompanied by Colleen Tambuscio, President of the NJ Council of Holocaust Educators and a Special Ed. teacher at New Milford High, spend two weeks visiting Germany, Poland

OU Thanks Senate for Passage of the Continuing Resolution

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America—the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization—commended the United States Senate for its passage of a Continuing Resolution (CR) Appropriations Bill, which contains critical funding for a Department of Homeland Security grant program that assists Jewish institutions and other

Suspect in Daniel Pearl murder is arrested

Pakistani security officials recently captured a former terrorist leader who is believed to have planned the 2002 kidnapping and murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, JTA reports.  Qari Abdul Saeed, also known as Asadullah, was arrested by Pakistani Sindh Rangers. He is accused of two decades of terror activity.

Pearl’s parents, Judea and Ruth, said in a

Group Proposes Teaneck Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center in Andreas Park

Teaneck—During its annual commemoration at Teaneck High School, The Teaneck Holocaust Commemoration Committee announced that it has approached the Town Council and with its approval, is exploring the feasibility of creating a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust who are related to families in the Greater Teaneck area.

The memorial is the first step in a

JESC Highlights Alumni

Fundraising Breakfast planned for April 21

Jewish Education for Special Children has been a model for other programs that have followed. In a three-hour framework on Sunday mornings, they provide classes for people with special needs in Tfillot, Hebrew language, the holidays, arts and crafts and, music, gym, dance and several exceptional

DINING AT THE DISCO FOR TVAC

Annual Dinner at TJC Honors Benvenisti, who Honors EMTs

Hundreds of people gathered at the Teaneck Jewish Center recently for a fun fundraiser for the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps, which has served the community with distinction for 70 years. For the first time, the organization featured a guest of honor, Steven Benvenisti, a lawyer whose

Give a Dinner, Get a Dinner:

Tomchei Shabbos Dinner Goes Virtual

Most non-profit organizations hold an annual dinner, their major fund-raising event, at a fancy hall that features lengthy, and often tedious, speeches. For its first dinner, Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen County is keeping the most important part of an honorary dinner – the delicious food – and hosting a