Monday, September 23, 2019


New Beginnings at Lamdeinu

(Courtesy of Lamdeinu) The Gregorian calendar fell perfectly in line with the Jewish calendar this month. Sunday, the first day of the week, was also the first day of September as well as Rosh Chodesh Elul. It is truly a season of new beginnings, and each of us is energized to introspect and make fresh starts.

Young Israel of Fort Lee to Host Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenman

On September 16 at noon, The Young Israel of Fort Lee will host Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenman of Passaic for their ever popular Lunch and a Learn. His topic, “Preparing for Elul; Feeling the Pain of Others,” is sure to provide chizuk for the upcoming Yomim Noraim.

Rabbi Eisenman was born in

Dor L’Dor to Present Pre-High Holiday Lunch and Learn

On Tuesday, September 24, The Dor L’Dor group of Congregation Ahavath Torah, 240 Broad Avenue, Englewood, is sponsoring a pre-High Holiday lunch and learn at 12 p.m. The talk will be given by Rabbi Chaim Poupko, senior rabbi of Congregation Ahavath Torah. His topic will be “The Yamim Nora’im.” Cost: $18

The Jewish Home Offers Parkinson’s Support Group

The Jewish Home Family will resume its monthly Parkinson’s support group on Thursday, September 19.

The group will meet at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh, 10 Link Dr., in Rockleigh, New Jersey. The meeting will begin with a demonstration of Rock Steady Boxing

Project Yechi Plans Annual Barbecue on Motzei Shabbat

Project Yechi will hold its annual barbecue event this Motzei Shabbat, September 14, at 9:15 p.m. at Congregation Keter Torah, 600 Roemer Avenue in Teaneck.

Project Yechi is a unique organization founded in memory of Chaim Feigenbaum z”l. Its mission is to provide financial support to families

Touro Students Learn Jewish History Through Summer Course in Europe

(Courtesy of Touro College) Touro College brought 60 students to study the Holocaust in Germany and the Czech Republic through a unique 10-day immersive summer course. Each year, students travel to different places in Europe that offer real-world opportunities to learn Jewish history and Holocaust history, as part of a program

Walk With the Mayor

Join the pack with Mayor Norman Schmelz and neighbors from Bergenfield as they stroll around Cooper’s Pond each Wednesday evening between 6 and 7 p.m. The mayor would love to see any of his constituents as the group discusses and kibbitzes and enjoys the beauty of a great Bergenfield attraction.

Cross River Bank’s Back to School Drive Provides Students the Tools to Succeed

(Courtesy of Cross River Bank) Cross River Bank (“Cross River”), a New Jersey financial institution known for its extensive collaboration with local community organizations, partnered with Thomas Jefferson Middle School (TJMS) in Teaneck and the Dr. Jacqueline Peek-Davis Elementary School/P.S. 12 in Brooklyn to provide

Rabbi JJ Schacter to Speak on ‘Are There Limits to Forgiveness?’

Congregation Ohr Torah and American Friends of Yad Eliezer are proud to announce the 20th annual pre-Rosh Hashanah teshuva lecture in memory of I. David and Miriam Goldstein, z”l, beloved parents of Charyn Atlas and Joyce Nissel.

The lecture this year, “Are There Limits to Forgiveness,”

World Zionist Congress Preps for Elections

(Courtesy of World Zionist Congress) The elections for the 38th World Zionist Congress will be held online from January 21 to March 11, 2020, but registration is beginning now.

The Congress is set to meet in October 2020 in Yerushalayim, and these elections determine the size of the various

Bergen Heads of School Issue Device Guidelines

With the tech revolution has come the benefit of affordable screens for everyone. But does that mean everyone should have one, even elementary school-aged children? Are yeshiva day school students, already burdened with a dual Hebrew-English curriculum, buckling under the stress of too much unfettered, unrestricted

Shomrei Torah Enjoys Last Shabbat With Yudins at Helm

This past Shabbat marked the last time Rabbi Benjamin Yudin would serve in his capacity as congregational leader of Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn, as he is now transitioning to emeritus status. Months ago he had announced that he would be stepping down from this role after 50 years. The operative word, though, is