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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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Jason Greenblatt to Address NNJ Holocaust Memorial & Education Center Event

The Northern New Jersey Holocaust Memorial & Education Center will present an evening with the Honorable Jason Greenblatt of Teaneck, a former assistant to the president and White House Special Envoy to the Middle East. Greenblatt will deliver the keynote address entitled, “Insights into Middle East Diplomacy and Rising Anti-Semitism

Michael Wildes’ Firm Pledges Pro Bono Assistance to Jersey City Widow

Wildes & Weinberg P.C. managing partner Michael Wildes, a former federal prosecutor and current mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, and his team of highly skilled professionals announced that the firm will be representing Martha Freire, the widow of slain Jersey City hero Douglas Miguel Rodriguez, pro bono. Rodriguez, who was

Valley Chabad to Remember Victims of JC Kosher Market Shooting at Community Menorah Lightings

Valley Chabad will ignite six public menorahs erected across the Pascack and Saddle River Valley Communities, followed by celebrations throughout Chanukah.

Prominent community leaders and local elected officials will be in attendance. Following the menorah-lighting ceremonies, guests are invited

Chai Lifeline Celebrates ‘An Evening for the Kids’ at Annual Gala

(Courtesy of Chai Lifeline) On Monday night, December 9, a crowd of more than 1,200 gathered at the Marriott Marquis in New York City to celebrate “An Evening for the Kids” at the 2019 Chai Lifeline Gala. A leading children’s health support network, Chai Lifeline provides critical

OU Develops ‘All Daf’ App for Daf Yomi Participants

(Courtesy of OU) The Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, has developed an innovative platform for Daf Yomi participants—a free digital platform called “All Daf”—to coincide with the new Daf Yomi cycle.

Waltuch Gallery at Kaplen JCC Presents Evolving Art

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Waltuch Art Gallery presents Evolving Art, a collection of paintings and ketubahs by Sheryl Intrator (Urman). The show will be on display from January 1-30, with a meet-the-artist reception on Thursday, January 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

New Jersey’s JNF Winter Reception Delights

(Courtesy of JNF) On December 3, Jewish National Fund held its New Jersey winter reception at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe Hotel and honored Esther and Warren Levie with a Circle of Excellence award, Susan and Ben Gutmann with a Community Service award, and Tracy Kaplan with a JNF Rising

Giant Balloon Menorah to Light Up Englewood As Part of World’s Largest Chanukah Observance

Chabad of Englewood to light up one of 15,000 public menorahs worldwide, symbolizing a universal message of religious freedom.

(Courtesy of Chabad of Englewood) Chabad of Englewood will ignite a public giant balloon Chanukah menorah erected at City Hall, followed by a community-wide celebration on Dec.

Jersey City Jews Under Attack

Massive shootout leaves six dead, including a police detective, three bystanders, HY”D, and the two shooters, as kosher grocery is targeted.

Officials say that it could take months to complete their investigation of a shooting inside a kosher market in Jersey City that took the lives of three victims, including

Azrieli Family Donates $18 Million to YU

Donation is the Azrieli family’s latest investment in higher education, the Jewish community and the next generation of leaders.

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) Yeshiva University announced at its 95th Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, that it has received

Simcha Leiner Concert at CBY Thrills Community

A capacity crowd gathered at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun (CBY) this past Motzei Shabbat to enjoy great Jewish pop music and high-energy theatrics at a concert given by Simcha Leiner. Organizer Chaim Kiss, CBY’s gabbai rishon and a beloved chazan, opened for Leiner with two songs.

The RCBC and the Kof-K: Connections and Highlights

Before I became president of the RCBC I knew very little about our kashrut operation, and I have been fortunate to gain an education over the past year. I would like to share some highlights of what I have learned. Specifically, I can now respond to five questions that I had:

1. Why does the RCBC exist