Friday, December 06, 2019


Teaneck’s Zach Rothenberg Publishes Sefer Ki Mitziyon

Last week, as I was walking back from an aufruf and double bar mitzvah at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, I ran into Marc Rothenberg, a longtime acquaintance, and a partner at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP, one of the leading personal injury law firms in the Northeast.

Yavneh Launches ‘Foundations’ Program

Holistic is a term we usually hear in connection with medical or integrative health care, not education. An increasing number of schools and university-based professional educational preparation curricula, however, have begun adding emotional health components to their programs.

In Search of a Meaningful Life: An Appeal to the Community

What does it mean to have a life of purpose or meaning? As we age, our life’s direction and primary objectives change. When you are a child, you don’t think about whether or not your life has some great purpose. Your wants and desires are basic. You want the love of your parents, the enjoyment of your favorite toys and

Young Israel of Teaneck to Host Rabbis Mondrow and Taragin

The Young Israel of Teaneck is pleased to announce that two noted lecturers will be coming to address the community as part of the Dr. Bertram J., z”l, and Ann Newman Adult Education Program.

On Sunday, December 8, at 8 p.m., Rabbi Dr. Alex Mondrow will discuss “Understanding

NORPAC Hosts Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) in Englewood

(Courtesy of NORPAC) On Sunday evening, Marion and William Weiss welcomed Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) to a NORPAC event in Englewood.

Hyde-Smith, serving her first term in the Senate as a governor-appointee, sits on the Senate Committees on Appropriations; Agriculture; Nutrition and

Valley Chabad Rocks Annual Mega Challah Bake ‘With a Twist’

(Courtesy of Valley Chabad) For some, it was their first time baking. For others, it is a weekly household event; for still others, it is becoming an annual tradition. The room was vibrant with music, dancing and inspiration as 280 women attended Valley Chabad’s third annual Mega Challah Bake at the Woodcliff Lake

NJ FIDF Dinner Raises $500K for ‘Our Heroes’

Pulling into the driveway of the elegant Venetian in Garfield on a snowy night, we couldn’t hide our enthusiasm for celebrating the heroes of Israel, the IDF soldiers, and their heroes, the supporters of the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces (FIDF). Since its founding in New Jersey in 2005,

Mayor Michael Wildes Leads Thanksgiving Chesed Tradition

Wildes & Weinberg, P.C., Managing Partner Michael Wildes, a former federal prosecutor and the current mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, delivers food baskets comprising gift cards and Thanksgiving staples to residents of Englewood’s Housing Authority with the help of his family, local neighbors, vendors and local shuls. This

Ohr Torah Stone Dinner Honors Rabbi Shlomo Riskin With Torah Scroll Dedication

(Courtesy of Ohr Torah Stone) On Tuesday evening, December 10, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan, Ohr Torah Stone (OTS) will celebrate the lifetime achievement of Rabbi Shlomo Riskin by completing, dedicating and dancing with the sefer Torah that is being written in his honor. Renowned singer and performer

Launch of the First NJ Jewish Public Officials Caucus Is Off to Great Start

(Courtesy of NJJBA) The inaugural reception for the New Jersey Jewish Public Officials Caucus at the NJLM Conference in Atlantic City took place recently. The bi-partisan caucus, which was established to help Jewish public officials better serve their communities, is an affiliate of the North Jersey

OHEL’s 50th Annual Gala: Giant Leaps Taken, Bold Steps Forward

(Courtesy of OHEL) OHEL Children’s Home & Family Services held its 50th annual gala at the New York Marriott Marquis on Sunday evening, November 24, commemorating five decades of providing safety and support to over 120,000 vulnerable children, adults and families while strengthening our

Making a Dental Visit Fun

At Riverfront Pediatric Dentistry in Elmwood Park, hygienist Barbara Wolf gives a nervous patient a manicure while Passaic’s Dr. Eyal Simchi painlessly completes a procedure.