Friday, November 22, 2019


Half-Century Community Stalwart Reflects on New Chapter

(Courtesy of JNF) Teaneck’s longest-running community event, the Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) Teaneck Reception, is set to enter a new chapter with a new name, larger venue and updated format. To cater to Northern New Jersey’s growing Jewish community, Teaneck’s 52-year-old event will continue as The Jewish National Fund Winter

Flour Power Rules at Great Big Challah Bake

Thousands of women across the globe unite annually on the Thursday night immediately preceding The Shabbos Project for its kick-off event, the Great Big Challah Bake (GBCB). This year, on November 12, the northern New Jersey event was held at Factory 220 in Passaic, and it’s a good guess that this bake was one

Jewish Learning Experience to Hold 34th Dinner on Nov. 23

On motzei Shabbat, November 23, The Jewish Learning Experience (JLE) of Bergen County will celebrate its 34th anniversary with a dinner at Congregation Beth Aaron in Teaneck. Honorees will be Susie and Ze’ev Atlas and Danit and Garron Macklin, both of Teaneck.

The Atlas family has lived in Teaneck for

Jewish Youth Encounter Program Is Going Strong

The result of a casual conversation in the parking lot of Congregation Rinat Yisrael 33 years ago, the Jewish Youth Encounter Program (JYEP) remains a vibrant component of the Bergen County Jewish community. It was founded by Carl, z”l, and Sylvia Freyer and Anita Warburg, z”l, and Director Debby

Team Shabbos to Address End-of-Life Issues

(Courtesy of Team Shabbos) Under the leadership of Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, the TEAM Shabbos initiative was founded to address important end-of-life issues, and encourage our community to take appropriate action.

And now, the highly anticipated fifth TEAM Shabbos is right around the corner. On Shabbat

Jew in the City to Award All-Stars in December

On Monday, December 2, the sixth Annual Jew in the City All Star event will be held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. The awards show and premiere party is known as the greatest night each year in Orthodox Jewish professional success.

This year’s event will celebrate the

Kaplen JCC Seeks HS Athletes for Joseph Taub Scholar Athlete Award

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC) The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is now accepting applications for the Joseph Taub Scholar Athlete Awards, which honors student-athletes in their senior year who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, their schools and within their communities. Seniors throughout

Jewish Communal Fund Special Gifts Fund Announces Grants of Nearly $1 Million to Jewish Charities

(Courtesy of JCF) Jewish Communal Fund (JCF), the largest and most active Jewish donor-advised fund in the country, approved grants totaling $985,000 to local Jewish charities in the New York area through its endowment, the JCF Special Gifts Fund. Since 1999, the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Communal Fund has granted more than

Rosh Chodesh Society Empowers Women

(Courtesy of Anshei Lubavitch) Several times a year, at Rosh Chodesh time, the women of the community’s Rosh Chodesh Society gather at Anshei Lubavitch for an evening of reflection and rejuvenation. Thoughtfully led by Rebbetzin Rivky Bergstein (who, in her spare time, is also a devoted Jewish Link copy editor), the Rosh

‘Project Inspire’ Shabbat Retreat Leaves Attendees On ‘Cloud Nine’

The Woodcliff Lake Hilton was the home of the recent Shabbat Retreat, held on November 15- 17 and attended by more than 900 people. The excitement for the weekend was so high, and the demand so great, that every single room in the entire hotel was booked weeks before the event.

Hundreds Attend Annual Brunch to Support Shalom Task Force

(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force) On Sunday, November 17, Shalom Task Force greeted over 300 community members at their annual brunch at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst. This standing-room-only crowd came together to support the critical services that Shalom Task Force provides to the community. As Dr. Shoshannah D.

Teaneck High Commemorates Kristallnacht