Friday, April 03, 2020


Michael Goldsmith's Family Advocates for Experimental Drugs for Covid-19

Each day we learn of more people in the community who are suffering from the widespread Coronavirus, sending many to area hospitals where some are being put on ventilators. Bergenfield resident Michael Goldsmith, Moshe Eliezer haLevi ben Esther Tzipora, has been intubated since March 20, at Hackensack University Medical Center. His wife, Elana, wants to share

Michael Pagan Runs For Teaneck Council

Teaneck resident and Bergen County public information officer Michael Pagan hopes to make history in the upcoming May election as the first Latino to be elected to a council seat. Practically a native, Pagan has been living in Teaneck since he was 10 years old and is a product of the local school system. He believes Teaneck offers

Growing Together When We’re Apart

Shomrei Torah launches digital shul platform to connect, engage and uplift community.

(Courtesy of Shomrei Torah) As COVID-19 continues to impose unprecedented disconnect for our Jewish communities, Shomrei Torah is establishing new ways to connect, engage and uplift its members.

OHEL Launches Thera-Zoom, a Tele-Mental Health Support Service, Now Available Nationally

(Courtesy of OHEL) In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OHEL Children’s Home & Family Services announces the launch of a critical service that will provide accessible tele-mental health support to anyone in need nationally. This initiative will provide a multitude of much-needed virtual support tools to attend to the growing demands

Hundreds of Binghamton Students and Alumni Virtually Join for Shabbat 2020

(Courtesy of Chabad of Binghamton) Shabbat 2020, a program run each year at Binghamton University, was scheduled months ago for Friday, March 20. The signature program, conceived 26 years ago by the Binghamton Chabad Center and replicated in scores of locations around the world, planned to bring together over 2,000

Four Teaneck Siblings Launch the World’s First-Ever Virtual Pesach Program

The coronavirus has thrown us all for a loop as almost all regular Pesach programming has been cancelled. At this point, most kids—not to mention their parents—are going stir crazy having spent three weeks in quarantine!

Don’t worry! While their father Dr. Doron Katz has been caring for

Yaakov Shwekey Streams Live Concert

Tens of thousands of people joined a virtual concert streamed by Yaakov Shwekey on YouTube. People tuned in from all around the world—Argentina, Israel, the U.S., South Africa, England and more. It was amazing and brought chizuk and joy to so many people.

Ashley Blaker Performs For Remote Audience

In the midst of an international lockdown, there’s never been a greater need for an event to lift the community’s spirits.

That’s why at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, JW3, the Jewish Community Centre for London, is hosting internationally acclaimed comedian Ashley Blaker in a comedy

Camp Acheinu Hosts Zoom Bonding Session

Although summer and camp still seem far away, Camp Acheinu decided to host a Zoom session to join our campers together while we are all at home. Rabbi Elie Rothberger, our head counselor, told a fascinating story to the campers (and their siblings) which was enjoyed by all. Rabbi Rothberger ended with Pesach

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

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