Wednesday, April 01, 2020


Teaneck’s Maitland Ave Ushers in Shabbat Together

In a show of unity amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, residents of Maitland Avenue and surrounding streets in Teaneck came together this past Friday afternoon to usher in Shabbat with shofar blowing and a song.

At exactly 6:48 p.m., the street came alive with the sound of the shofar and, after

Chesed in the Face of Adversity

Part I

Our doors and synagogues may be shuttered, but our hearts are open to each other. Our communities are reaching out to their residents in caring and creative ways, more and more each day as the coronavirus crisis intensifies. Our shul rabbis, together through their leadership, or

Pesach Shopping Like No Other Year

Pesach shopping in the best of times is labor intensive. Now it’s complicated as well. Go to the store and face restrictions on entering? Get a delivery and hope you get your complete order? We are fortunate to have several general and kosher supermarkets in our area and they’re trying the best they can to

Rabbi Sam Frankel to Present On Tefillah This Tuesday

Teaneck’s Rabbi Sam Frankel will be presenting with Congregation Beth Aaron on Zoom a presentation entitled ‘Why Do We Repeat the Shemonah Esrei? Didn’t Hashem Hear us the First Time? How Mindfulness Impacts Prayer and How Praying Impacts Our Minds’. The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday evening, March 31st at 8:00 pm.

Ashley Blaker’s ‘Strictly Unorthodox’ Available Free on YouTube

British funny man Ashley Blaker is offering a little entertainment for people who are stuck at home due to social distancing and quarantine by uploading “Strictly Unorthodox,” his first Off-Broadway show, for people to watch for free on YouTube.

“I am sure many are in self-isolation and would fancy

Peace of Mind: Woman Who Survived Coronavirus Shares Her Story

While the rest of the world is trying to make sense of the terrifying pandemic that is COVID-19, a 37-year-old woman from Seattle who survived the illness is telling her story.

Elizabeth Schneider hopes her story, which she documented in a Facebook post , will bring peace of mind to

Teach NJ Initiates Teaneck Voter Movement

When Teach NJ launched its voting initiative in January, the nonpublic school advocacy group had no idea it would be dealing with the COVID-19 crisis and the accompanying uncertainty as to what will happen with elections in the U.S.

“I first thought things might be changing in our elections when I saw

Seder Surprises Event Goes Virtual

This Sunday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m., the community is invited to a free innovative, ONLINE, multimedia, hands-on workshop that will invigorate Passover seders with games, props, costumes, etc., to engage and excite all ages. With a few small steps, Zalman Suldan will help transform the Passover seder into a memorable experience for children

Teaneck Motzei Shabbat COVID-19 Update from Mark Schwartz

Editor's note: Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin shared on Motzei Shabbat, March 14, that Teaneck currently has 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19, six of which are in the ICU. And 40 more patients under observation. All of the patients are at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck.

As many of you have seen and heard, our mayor has requested all

Bergen County Rabbis: ‘Being Proactive, Getting in Front of the Curve, Will Save Lives’

On Wednesday evening, more than 60 people; community rabbis, school heads and other organizational leaders from Bergen County, convened with city board of health officials and medical representatives from three local hospitals at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck. Their intent was to discuss the only issue at hand, that of doing their part in stemming the outbreak

Bergen County Rabbinical Council Shutters Minyanim, Restaurants, Recommends Against All Non-Essential Travel

Editor's note: Please see this week's editorial on page 8 of this Shabbat's paper, or click here

The Rabbinical Council of Bergen County has universally recommended a

Schools, Communities Act on Coronavirus

Editor's note II: Please see our updated story on the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County's action to close minyanim, restaurants and to adopt a Jewish communal policy of social distancing