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RCBC Kinus Teshuva Highlights Communal Repentance

Atonement for a community’s sins and the 13 principles of divine mercy, the centerpieces of Selichot and the Yom Kippur liturgy, were delved into on multiple levels at the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County’s Kinus Teshuva, held the Sunday before Yom Kippur. The event, held communally for the first

Adi Nes, Acclaimed Israeli Artist, to Speak at Congregation Beth Sholom

Congregation Beth Sholom of Teaneck presents “Biblical Heroes in Modern Life” by Adi Nes, on Wednesday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Adi Nes, a prominent Israeli photographer, will describe how he creates his large-scale color photographs to provide a fresh look at the multi-leveled complexity

NJJBA Holds Law Enforcement Meeting

Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly was recently honored by the North Jersey Jewish Business Alliance at their annual High Holidays Law Enforcement Meeting. Chief Kelly received the Humanitarian Award for his exceptional job working closely with the community while bringing down crime in the city.

The Connection Deeper Than Blood

(Courtesy of Ezer Mizion) Flying 35,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean is not an easy job! But Ofer had already spent 17 years as a fighter pilot in the IDF defending the State of Israel. In 2003 he left the reserves and joined El-Al full time. “Most people don’t realize that being a pilot is a very dangerous

Jewish Law Symposium Held in Whippany

At the 13th annual Jewish Law Symposium, close to 800 legal professionals were serenaded by a violinist playing “Fiddler on the Roof” tunes. After a plentiful and delicious cocktail hour, Chabad-style, Rabbi Shalom D. Lubin, founder of the prestigious event, a project of the Rabbinical College of America, sounded the

Tackling Tuition Crisis, New England Jewish Academy Announces Transformative Tuition Initiative

(Courtesy of NEJA) This past summer, the New England Jewish Academy (NEJA) – a newly merged Orthodox Nursery-12th grade school serving the Greater Hartford, New Haven and Springfield region – launched a transformational initiative reducing tuition by up to $10,000 per student. Thanks to the

More Than 40 Synagogues Join OU Women’s Simchat Torah Initiative

(Courtesy of OU) The Orthodox Union (OU) is taking a significant step to make the observance of Simchat Torah more meaningful for women in North America. The OU Women’s Initiative is partnering with more than 40 synagogues in 16 U.S. states and one Canadian province to provide shiurim for women on

Boxer Turned US Senator To Be Honored by NJ Jewish Historical Society

(Courtesy of Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey) On November 3, the remarkable life and career of U.S. Senator W. Warren Barbour will be the subject of a program sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey. Dr. Rafael Medoff of the David Weyman Institute in Washington, D.C., will be the principal

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Celebrates New Season

(Courtesy of Kaplan JCC on the Palisades) In celebration of a new season, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is offering a special membership promotion to start fall on the right foot—to keep people active, fit and engaged in the community. Dedicated to people of all ages and interests, there are classes and activities for

Academies @ GBDS Plans Pre-K and Community Events for October

At Academies @ GBDS’ early childhood department, Jewish values and traditions are seamlessly integrated into the curriculum through developmentally appropriate activities involving play, songs, cooking, beginning tefillot (Modeh Ani, Shema etc.) and exploration of the weekly Torah portion. The programs vary

Jerusalem College of Technology’s NYC Gala to Highlight School’s 50 Years of Inclusion

From charedim to Ethiopians to everyone in between, JCT has proven since 1969 that Israel can be the land of opportunity for students from any background.

(Courtesy of JCOT) Friends of Jerusalem College of Technology, which rallies support for an academic institution that is at the forefront of

NJ Delegation Helps Raise Record $37M for FIDF

(Courtesy of FIDF) A select delegation of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) New Jersey chapter was among more than ­­­1,200 business leaders and philanthropists from across the country attending the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) National New York Gala Dinner on Wednesday,