Monday, September 23, 2019


Nechumi Yaffe: A Charedi Woman Blazing Trails at Princeton

On Sunday evening, September 8, Rinat Yisrael was privileged to hear Nechumi Yaffe report on both her personal and scholarly journeys. As the first charedi woman from Israel to receive a Ph.D. and postdoctoral degree, she shared her fascinating odyssey. Almost as impressive as her climb to the highest levels of academia was the

NORPAC Hosts Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) in Englewood

(Courtesy of NORPAC) On a recent Sunday evening, Dr. Richard and Sara Schlussel, with event co-chairs Avi & Elizabeth Samuels, hosted Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) for a NORPAC event in Englewood.

Senator Risch is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which works to advance the

Torahweb.org Welcomes Rabbis Twersky and Schachter to Teaneck

(Courtesy of Torahweb.org) The evening of Sunday, September 15, over 150 people gathered in Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck for the latest event organized by TorahWeb.org, featuring Rav Mayer Twersky and Rav Hershel Schachter.

Rav Twersky spoke first, and discussed “The Place of

Sivan Rahav Meir to Address YIOT on Sunday

Famed Israeli journalist and television newscaster Sivan Rahav Meir and her husband, Yedidya Meir, an Israeli radio journalist, have come to the United States as shlichim for World Mizrachi for the coming year, 5780.

“World Mizrachi came up with the idea of shlichut,” Rahav Meir told The

Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn Launches ‘MVP’ Mitzvah Volunteer Program

Bris Avrohom will be launching its “MVP” Mitzvah Volunteer Program, geared for boys and girls ages 11-13. MVP is for volunteering and mitzvah madness, while connecting to others and having a meaningful impact!

The MVP Fall session has begun and runs each Friday, from 4 p.m.-5p.m. through November

Shani Taragin to Keynote OU Women’s Initiative Weekend of Inspiration

Torah scholar Rabbanit Shani Taragin will keynote the Orthodox Union’s (OU)

Women’s Initiative Weekend of Inspiration in Teaneck, addressing the Torah and Haftorah reading of Rosh Hashanah, and Rabbi Akiva’s halachic positions related to the holiday, and

Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenman Gives Chizuk at the Young Israel of Fort Lee

On Monday, September 16, the Young Israel of Fort Lee hosted Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenman speaking on the topic “Preparing for Rosh Hashana: Feeling the Pain of Others.”

He led off by saying how emotional this visit to the Young Israel was for him,

Celebrate High Holidays With The Jewish Learning Experience

The Jewish Learning Experience of Bergen County started 35 years ago as a grass roots organization. It was formed by Baalei Teshuva, secular Jews who had become observant through yeshivas who took in children from non-frum homes, kiruv organizations and just figuring it out. The organization was started as a form of hakarat hatov (thanks)

Rinat to Present IsraAid Event

On September 22, 7:30 p.m., Congregation Rinat Israel presents “Emergency Response: Addressing Global Crises,” sponsored by IsraAid and the Jack Flamholz Sustainability Project.

It is well known that Israel is the first “with boots on the ground” in time of any world crisis. Very few know that

Partying With the Simons

SAR Associate Principal Arrested; Victims Urged to Contact Authorities

SAR informed parents in an email to the school community on Monday that Rabbi Jonathan Skolnick, the middle school associate principal of Judaic studies, was arrested by the FBI and the NYPD sex crimes task force last Friday night. The email, from Rabbi Binyamin Krauss, SAR’s principal, said that the school had reason to believe that SAR

Yeshivat He’Atid Commemorates 9/11, Teaches Diversity

(Courtesy of Yeshivat He’Atid) Yeshivat He’Atid participated in a meaningful commemoration of 9/11 alongside students and faculty of the Transfiguration Academy of Bergenfield and Dar-ul-Islah Hiftz Academy of Teaneck. Yeshivat He’Atid wanted its middle school students to honor 9/11 in a significant way. The