Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Touro’s Lander Colleges Celebrate Class of 2019 at Commencement

Elizabeth native named valedictorian.

(Courtesy of Touro College) Graduating seniors at Touro’s Lander colleges marched into Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall on Sunday, receiving their diplomas before an audience of family members and friends. In all, 608 graduates were

Guide to Buying a Vacation Home in New Hampshire

New England is one of the loveliest and most tranquil places to buy a vacation home. Who isn’t charmed by the brick-laid towns, steepled churches, and expansive forests?

New Hampshire, in particular, is a wonderful place to buy a home for a summer retreat. You can go hiking and mountaineering, or you can lounge on the beaches and enjoy New

NORPAC Storms the Hill for Israel

On May 21, a beautiful, sunny spring day, 1,100 people from New Jersey and New York, teens to seniors, spent the day in Washington, D.C., on the annual NORPAC mission to advocate for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. The day began with speeches by Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY-1),

Bergenfield Marks Memorial Day

Governor Phil Murphy joined Bergenfield Council President Ora Kornbluth and Councilmen Arvin Amatorio and Buddy Deauna, and Mayor Norman Schmelz as they marched in the Memorial Day parade down South Washington Ave, honoring those who bravely fought for our freedom and remembering them for making the ultimate sacrifice. (Credit: Ora Kornbluth and

Sympathy Cards and Donations to Defray Funeral Costs Needed at Bergenfield Library

Bergenfield resident and Hoover School fifth grade student Alvin Maracallo, 10, was tragically killed on Memorial Day in an accident with an NJ Transit bus while he was riding his bike near the Bergenfield library. Until June 7, the library will act as a drop-off site for sympathy cards/gift cards for the family to cover funeral

The Importance of Visiting Washington With NORPAC

On May 21, I had the opportunity to attend NORPAC’s mission to Washington DC.

This was an important one-day mission with a full agenda whose focus and sole purpose was a day of advocacy for Israel. Ideally, the entire Jewish and pro-Israel community should be attending annually, and with more

SINAI/BVAC Partnership Produces Dynamic Results

When two outstanding organizations join together the results can be extraordinary. Such was the case when BVAC (Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corp.) partnered with SINAI’s vocational program this past year, successfully placing a group of students whose commitment was inspiring.

Israel’s Goodwill Ambassador Tal Brody Speaks at Kaplen JCC

At 75, Tal Brody is as engaging as he was as “Israel’s Hero,” when he helped his basketball team defeat the Russian CSKA team in 1977 by a score of 91-79. At that historic game, played in a small stadium in Belgium, the seats were filled with 500 spectators, “498 euphoric Israelis and two despondent KGB agents.”

Teaneck Arbor Day Honors William Broughton

On the sunny afternoon of Wednesday, May 15, a River Birch was planted in Clarence Brett Park by the Shade Tree Advisory Board as part of its annual Trees of Love program. In attendance were members of the Tree Advisory Committee as well as Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin, who lauded 2019 honoree William Broughton for ensuring

Advocating on Behalf of the NJ Jewish Community

Joshua Cohen will helm the newly formed Jewish Federations of New Jersey.

Five leading Jewish federations from across the state of New Jersey have announced the establishment of a new umbrella organization: Jewish Federations of New Jersey (JFNJ). The new JFNJ replaces the New Jersey State

Congregation Beth Abraham Plans Annual Dinner

Congregation Beth Abraham will host its 24th annual dinner on Thursday, June 20, at Congregation Keter Torah, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s guests of honor are Heather and Daniel Kaminetsky, and Chana and Tsachi Meyers are the recipients of the Max and Magda Sternbach Midor L’Dor Community Service Award. Both couples are

Chabad of Hackensack Celebrates Lag BaOmer

Chabad of Hackensack celebrated Lag BaOmer with a drumming circle, presented by Moshe Sobel. The participants drummed with Chassidic songs as well as learned about the power of drumming.