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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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Thoughts and Feelings About the Siyum HaShas

Here are some of my thoughts and feelings on yesterday’s Siyum HaShas at MetLife stadium.

There was no January blizzard as feared, but it was very cold. Thank God there were complimentary hot drinks provided by the organizers. It was an amazing feeling to be there with almost 90,000 people celebrating

The Siyum Hashas At MetLife!

Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler of W. Orange’s Cong. AABJ&D celebrating with his sons at Wednesday’s Siyum Hashas with over 90,000 in attendance. See page 25 for a spread of Siyum HaShas related pictures, with more to come next week. 

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Monsey’s Jews Will Not Be ‘Cowed’

Less than 24 hours after five people were stabbed at a rabbi’s home on Forshay Road in Monsey, New York, Jews gathered on the lawn to sing and dance as a Torah scroll was dedicated at a nearby synagogue, making for a far different scene from the night beforehand.

On Saturday night, Grafton

Creepy Graffiti Near Highland Park Shul Prompts Community Meeting

After motzei Shabbat’s horrific attacks on a Chanukah celebration in Monsey, New York, a heightened wave of shock, fear and vulnerability swept through the Highland Park/Edison Jewish community. The following day, after shacharit, people learned that a troubling incident had occurred in their

JFCS NNJ Holds Café Europa Chanukah Party for Holocaust Survivors

It was a lively celebration on Tuesday, December 10, at the annual Café Europa Chanukah party hosted by Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey (JFCS). Over 100 “miracles/Holocaust survivors” from Bergen and Passaic Counties shared cheerful conversation and a festive holiday meal around tables

Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Cong. B’nai Israel Has Chanukah Storytime

The Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B’nai Israel (FLJC/CBI) held a Chanukah story time at the Fair Lawn Public Library on Sunday afternoon, December 15. The packed room included children ages 2-8 along with their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Kayla Seigel-Laddy (Morah Kayla)

Dor L’Dor Plans Trip to MOMA

The Dor L’Dor group at Congregation Ahavath Torah, 240 Broad Avenue, Englewood, will be running a trip to MoMA, the “newly expanded” Museum of Modern Art on Monday, January 13.

The full-day program fee, beginning at 10:30 a.m., includes delicious brunch, lecture with slides by Sheryl Urman

Congregation Ahavath Torah and WZO Torah to Host Movie Night

Israel Engagement Committee in cooperation with the World Zionist Organization presents a movie night on Saturday night, January 11, at 8:30 p.m. at Congregation Ahavath Torah, 240 Broad Ave., Englewood. Two movies will be shown:

“Tateh/Father,” directed by Yaniv Linton and produced by Sam Spiegel

RCCS Event Held in Teaneck in Memory of Dr. Tali Skoczylas, z”l

On December 16, a successful event was held at the home of Ruby and Bobby Kaplan, hosted by Eliza and Moshe Skoczylas in memory of their father, Dr. Tali Skoczylas, z”l. A speaker relayed his experiences of raising a child with cancer and recognizing the support and guidance received by RCCS to help him through the journey. The

Rabbi Paysach Krohn to Speak at Englewood’s Cong. Ahavath Torah in Memory of Rabbi Yosef Strassfeld, z”l

In honor of Rabbi Strassfeld’s, z”l, upcoming third yahrzeit, Yeshiva Ohr Simcha will be hosting Rabbi Paysach J. Krohn on Wednesday, January 8, at 8:30 p.m. at Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood. Rabbi Krohn will speak on “Refining Your Life: Bring Out the Best Within Yourself. “

Solidarity March Planned In NYC This Sunday

Together with JCRC-NY, ADL-NY, AJC-NY, and the New York Board of Rabbis, UJA Federation NY is organizing a solidarity march this coming Sunday, January 5, under the banner “No Hate. No Fear.”

Please gather at 11:00 a.m. at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan for a march across the Brooklyn Bridge,

Begin February With AMIT’s Monte Carlo Night

(Courtesy of AMIT) AMIT’s annual Monte Carlo Night returns to Teaneck on February 1, at which time folks can try their luck at fun games, including blackjack, poker and roulette, and take part in a silent auction on Judaica and a raffle for some great prizes.

Proceeds from the event, organized