Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Sivan Rahav Meir Coming to YU

Yeshiva University, the Center for Israel Studies and the Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought are excited to welcome Sivan Rahav Meir, an Israeli television newscaster, radio personality and Torah teacher to Yeshiva University for the 2019-2020 academic year as a distinguished visiting lecturer

Pascrell Demands SALT Cap Removal

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, spoke at a hearing of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, “How Recent Limitations to the SALT Deduction Harm Communities, Schools, First Responders and Housing Values.”

Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin to Speak at Young Israel of Fort Lee

On Monday, July 8, the Young Israel of Fort Lee will host Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin for their ever-popular monthly Lunch and Learn at noon. Rabbi Bashevkin is the director of education for NCSY, the youth movement of the OU. His intriguing topic will be “Do Jews Believe in Original Sin?”

Bashevkin is an

Daughters of Miriam Celebrates Bar Mitzvah

On a visit to the Daughters of Miriam Center, a senior center in Clifton, New Jersey, siblings Mendel and Rivka Shain celebrated the bar mitzvah of Boris, a resident of the center. Boris had never had a bar mitzvah and so Mendel and Rivka helped him put on tefillin, thus allowing him this special opportunity.

Englewood’s Emunah Book Club Going Strong After 20 Years

They hailed from Brooklyn; Denver, Colorado and even Waco, Texas. They had family in Englewood, whose members, mostly daughters, believed that they should live “closer to the kids.” And so they did. But simply residing close by was not enough, so the idea of forming a book club for the recent “emigres” was suggested. Thus,

NORPAC Hosts Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) in Riverdale

(Courtesy of NORPAC) On Sunday morning, Bryna and Joshua Landes of Riverdale hosted Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) for a NORPAC brunch event at their home.

Engel is the newly appointed chairman of the house foreign affairs committee, after having served as ranking member for many years under

Hundreds of Alumni Gather at Touro’s Lander College for Men

(Courtesy of Touro College) Close to 600 alumni, families, faculty and rebbeim enjoyed a sunny afternoon at an alumni celebration held at Touro’s Lander College for Men. Alumni reconnected with old friends, introduced professors to their wives and shared a delicious barbeque. Lander Dean Moshe Sokol and Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Yonason

OU Advocacy Center Goes to Washington

International Movement for Jewish Women Turns 10 and Presents New Promise for Its Future

(Courtesy of Momentum) Momentum, previously known as the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, announced its new name and its renewed vision at its 10th Anniversary Momentum Event in Israel recently. Event speakers included Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein, and best-selling author and journalist Lihi Lapid and Israeli

Rav Meir Goldwicht’s YouTube Channel Will Keep You Inspired All Summer Long

Summer is upon us and many weekly shiurim are going on hiatus. However, regulars to Rav Meir Goldwicht’s Tuesday night Parshat HaShavua Shiur at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun no longer worry. Nor do they get as upset as they used to if they can’t attend the shiur in person on a particular week. That’s because since last summer, Rav

Comic Sheba Mason Tells All in ‘The Jackie Mason Musical’ in Glen Rock

Up and coming comedienne Sheba Mason lives a block away from her famous father, legendary comic Jackie Mason, 91, in midtown Manhattan.

Sheba, 33, inherited her father’s name and flair for comedy. But their relationship has been rocky.


Five BCHSJS Students Participate in iCAN

(Courtesy of BCHSJS) Five Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies students participated in the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s year-long iCAN Teen Task Force. Meeting twice each month, there were innovative and interactive workshops empowering students to tackle anti-Israel bias and anti-Semitism on the college