Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Teaneck Mom, Wife, Sister, Daughter — Now, Kidney Donor

Teaneck resident Aviva Breda, 37, told each of her three young children, in distinct ways, and at different times, that she was donating a kidney. For all of them, however, she started with, “Our family is going to do this really great chesed.”

Six-year-old daughter Ruby,

50,000 Mark Rebbe’s 25th Yahrzeit

This year marks 25 years since the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory. More than 50,000 visitors from all over the world flocked to his resting place in Cambria Heights, Queens from Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 7. Visitors arrived seeking blessings, spiritual

Over 200 Celebrate Valley Chabad’s Teen Gala

“CTeen has allowed me to connect with my Jewish heritage and meet new friends in a fun and welcoming way.” With those words, Pascack Valley High School sophomore Ava Quinn of River Vale, began her speech at the Valley Chabad Teen Gala at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton.

The yearly event

Congregation Rinat Yisrael Welcomes Rabbi Shai Finkelstein

(Courtesy of Rinat Yisrael) Rinat Yisrael’s Adult Education Committee is proud to present an acclaimed rabbi and lecturer, Rabbi Shai Finkelstein, spiritual leader of the Nitzanim Synagogue in Baka, Jerusalem. Rabbi Finkelstein will speak on Sunday, July 28, at 8:30 p.m., on the topic of “Kiddush Hashem or Suicide? A Halachic

Sunny Day Fundraising for SINAI

Young People’s Chorus at Thurnauer School of Music Wins Best Overall Choir

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) The Young People’s Chorus at the Thurnauer School of Music competed at a demanding “Music in the Parks” competition on May 17 in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, and won for Best Overall Choir for the third year in a row, and won the First Place Superior award for a performance of “Gnothi

125 Students Receive RCA Rabbinical Ordination

(Courtesy of RCA) Nearly 600 people flocked to the Rabbinical College of America (RCA) to witness Rabbi Israel Lau, former chief rabbi of Israel, preside over the rabbinical ordination ceremony for 125 students. Family, friends and supporters hailed from 12 countries and 15 states to be present at this auspicious event.

Lubavitch on the Palisades Commemorates Rebbe’s Yahrzeit

Lubavitch on the Palisades (LOTP) in Tenafly took a trip to the resting place of the Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Shneerson, in Queens. The Ohel, as it is commonly referred to, is a place where people from all walks of life come to pray. The trip brought together Jews from all around the world to

Two River Community Bank Donates $1,000 to JFS Walk/Run

JFS of Central New Jersey would like to thank representatives of Two River Community Bank for donating $1,000 to the recent 5K Walk/Run to support the JFS Food Pantry Program.

Pictured are Timika Muhammad, vice president and commerical loan officer at Two River Community Bank, Tom Beck, JFS

Dr. Howard Zvi Goldschmidt Elected President of ACSZ

(Courtesy of Shaare Zedek Medical Center) The American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem is pleased to announce that the National Board has elected Dr. Howard Zvi Goldschmidt to serve as its new president. Dr. Goldschmidt will be taking over for Debbie Kestenbaum, who served as president with tremendous acuity

Shomrei Torah’s NATEP Marks Bar Mitzvah Year

This past Lag B’Omer marked the 13th anniversary of the Naphtali Aron Torah Enrichment Program (NATEP) at Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn. What began as a once-a-week breakfast and learning session for retirees under its original name of Torah Tuesday has steadily expanded to also include Thursdays, Mondays and, most

Rabbi Talks ‘Original Sin’ at Young Israel of Fort Lee

(Courtesy of YI of Fort Lee) Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin, director of education for NCSY, the youth movement of the Orthodox Union, lectured on what he called a “tricky but important topic” at the Young Israel of Fort Lee’s monthly Lunch and Learn.

Given the title of his lecture, “Do