Friday, November 22, 2019


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,

Chani Herrmann Named  New Associate Director of International Yachad

Rocky Selevan appointed Yachad New Jersey regional director.

Chani Herrmann has been involved with the Orthodox Union’s Yachad program almost all her life. She volunteered with Yachad as a high school student, and continued working with

Rabbi Ethan Katz Takes His Talents to the National NCSY Stage

Rabbi Ethan Katz, the longtime regional director of New Jersey NCSY, is now expanding his reach. The beloved rabbi has been tapped as the NCSY national director of disaster relief missions, due in large part to the tremendous success he achieved running these missions while in his previous role in New Jersey.

Yachad Kicks Off Programming for New Year

On Monday night, Sept. 23, The Mendel Balk Yachad Center kicked off the 2019-2020 programming year with a fun barbecue. The event was well attended by both high school students and Yad B’Yad participants. It was nice to welcome the many returning students back to the center as well as many new faces. Everyone

Be Inspired at RCBC’s Kinus Teshuva

To set the tone for Aseret Yemei Teshuva and help us prepare for Yom Kippur, the RCBC is offering a Kinus Teshuva event this Sunday, October 6, at Congregation Shaare Tefillah. Adult education classes are somewhat unusual for the organization, but RCBC President Rabbi Kenny Schiowitz told The Jewish Link, “There are so many shiurim going

NORPAC Hosts Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) in Englewood

(Courtesy of NORPAC) On Sunday evening, Debbie and Michael Blumenthal welcomed to their home Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) for a NORPAC event in Englewood.

Smith serves on the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, which considers legislation related to international sanctions against

United Hatzalah/Rescue Opens New Chapter in Englewood

(Courtesy of United Hatzalah) United Rescue, United Hatzalah’s affiliate organization in the U.S., is launching its second U.S. chapter in Englewood, New Jersey. This new addition will be the sixth international chapter directly run by United Hatzalah/United Rescue and will join existing chapters in Jersey City,