Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Jason Greenblatt to Speak Sunday at Inaugural Event for NNJ Holocaust Center

While we approach the inaugural community event on behalf of the Northern New Jersey Holocaust Memorial and Education Center, it has become clear that in these unsettling times, our attendance at such events is vital.

This year’s event will feature Teaneck’s own Jason Greenblatt, former

Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn Celebrates Chanukah

TABC Honors Mo Fuchs, Linda Moed Cohen and Tzvi Solomon at Dinner

(Courtesy of TABC) Nearly 600 guests joined together for TABC’s 37th Annual Dinner last Thursday night, January 2. The theme “Be Inspired” was reflected everywhere—in the beautiful and creative décor, the moving honoree tribute videos and the general feeling of collective pride, warmth and energy that

400 Celebrate Inclusion at Yachad NJ Gala

An enthusiastic community of friends and advocates turned out to attend the Orthodox Union’s (OU) Yachad New Jersey annual gala this past Motzei Shabbat at Congregation Keter Torah, honoring Ken and Mindy Saibel of West Orange; Jeff and Ilana Gdanski of Englewood; Rachel

Valley Chabad’s Early Childhood Program Hosts Chanukah Bash

(Courtesy of Valley Chabad) Valley Chabad’s new early childhood program celebrated Chanukah with an evening of fun and holiday games.

The program was attended by more than 25 children and parents was led by the loving Morah Fraidy Raices.

Post-Trauma Recovery Workshop Held in Jersey City

A rapt group from Jersey City gathered in the wake of the recent hate-crime tragedies. One woman who was visibly shaken described suffering from several classic symptoms of post-trauma response: insomnia, nightmares and difficulty focusing on her work. Others added appetite changes, heart palpitations, hypervigilance and flashbacks

Bergenfield Council Member Ora Kornbluth Sworn In for Fourth Term

On Sunday, January 5, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) administered the oath of office to Bergenfield Councilwoman Ora Kornbluth, who is beginning her fourth term on the council.

At MetLife Stadium, the Jewish World Celebrates the Siyum HaShas

It was an extraordinary and beautiful spectacle to witness the 13th Global Siyum HaShas of Daf Yomi, held on Wednesday, January 1, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Hundreds of community members took the day off to celebrate with shul friends or their learning partners, with many entire families


Gov. Phil Murphy arriving at the Siyum HaShas.

(Credit: Moshe Gershbaum and Chaim Schwartz_Agudath Israel of America Archives).

Siyum HaShas Reflections

I was born and grew up in Israel to Brooklynite parents who made aliyah, and I grew up knowing Hebrew and the chagim, but my immediate family was secular. After my parents divorced and I came to the States I began to get closer to Judaism and Jewish learning. By the age of 26, after years of searching, I started becoming religious,