Friday, May 24, 2019


First Teach NJ Dinner Features Gov. Murphy and Coalition Partners 

The Teach NJ organization, the New Jersey arm of the Orthodox Union’s Teach Coalition, welcomed Governor Phil Murphy at their inaugural dinner on Wednesday, May 15, at the Newark Museum. Supporters included 15 state legislators and elected town and county leaders who attended the event to celebrate the success of the

NORPAC Mission to DC Draws 1100

The annual NORPAC mission to Washington D.C. to advocate for a strong relationship between Israel and the United States drew over 1100 people on May 21.  In perfect spring weather, over 470 meetings were held between the House of Representatives and the Senate.  Taking a break between meetings, shown left to right, are

RYNJ Marks Rabbi Dovid Kaminetsky’s First Yahrzeit

Within the walls of the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey, Rabbi Dovid Kaminetsky’s presence was one that inspired both respect and dedication from his students. With his sudden passing last spring, students and teachers have looked to each other for ways to carry out what he stood for. His legacy was one in which the overall

Teaneck Makes Lemonade for Israel

Teaneck residents Jen and Aaron Hoffer didn’t expect themselves to come face to face with anti-Israel protesters last Sunday, but then again, the day was full of surprises.

The home of the Hoffer family and those of many other Jewish community members are situated near Congregation Beth

Enthusiastic Supporters Attend MDA ‘Breakfast for Israel’

More than 150 people attended a fundraiser Sunday to support Magen David Adom, Israel’s national EMS and blood-services organization. Elie and Esther Katz, who host the now-annual event, welcomed Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton.

Teaneck’s deputy

Teen Unity Minyan Marks the First Yahrzeit of Rabbi Dovid Kaminetsky, z”l

Eliezer Gross, teen minyan leader at Keter Torah, and Rabbi Jonathan Schachter, teen minyan leader at Bnai Yeshurun, have a special influence guiding their role. They both grew up in Teaneck’s Congregation Bnai Yeshurun and attended Rabbi Dovid Kaminetsky’s teen minyan. As teen minyan leaders themselves, “much of what we do

Fair Lawn’s Darchei Noam to Hold Fifth Shul Dinner

(Courtesy of Darchei Noam) Congregation Darchei Noam of Fair Lawn’s fifth shul dinner, to be held on Sunday, June 16, at 6 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom, promises to be a premier event and magical evening filled with picture perfect memories of a night spent with many warm and caring people. All are welcome to come

CareOne at Teaneck Offers Array of Activities

(Courtesy of CareOne) CareOne at Teaneck is a subacute rehab facility located in Teaneck, under the kosher supervision of the Star-K. There is a shul in the facility, minyanim on Shabbos and Yom Tov, a rav on staff and shiurim. CareOne at Teaneck has a wonderful activities department that personalizes activities to each resident

Bergenfield’s Ohr HaTorah to Celebrate Annual Dinner

Congregation Ohr HaTorah, located in Bergenfield, is a vibrant and growing shul in the Teaneck/Bergenfield community. Under the guidance of Rav Zvi Sobolofsky, Ohr HaTorah is a shul built on limud haTorah, tefillah and chesed. In addition to a full slate of minyanim and learning opportunities over Shabbat and the

UCLA Professor Judea Pearl Receives Award for Courage

(Courtesy of CAMERA) UCLA computer scientist Judea Pearl is receiving CAMERA’s inaugural Ometz Award for courage in recognition of his public renunciation of his status as a “distinguished alumnus” of New York University.

Professor Pearl, who received his PhD from New York University in 1965, took

JFNNJ Celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut

Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey held several programs to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, to mark Israel’s 71st birthday.

Each celebration featured school choirs singing the beautiful words of Hatikva,

The Jewish Home Foundation Presents 17th Annual Musical Concert

The Jewish Home Foundation is pleased to invite members of the community to its 17th annual Myrna and Alan Cohen Spring Concert. The event will take place on Sunday afternoon June 2 at 2:30 p.m. at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh.

This year, the Jewish