Wednesday, April 01, 2020


Zalman Suldan to Offer ‘Seder Surprises’ Workshop At Beth Aaron and Rinat

The community is invited to a free innovative, multimedia, hands-on workshop that will invigorate Passover seders with games, props, costumes and more, to engage and excite all ages. With a few small steps, Zalman Suldan will help transform the Passover seder into a memorable experience for children and adults alike. Those attending the

In New Rochelle, Yeshiva Students Bring Purim to the Quarantined

(Courtesy of Chabad of New Rochelle) When Rochel Butman of Chabad-Lubavitch of New Rochelle, New York, learned that the coronavirus was at her doorstep last week, her mind buzzed. “What will be with Purim?” A joyous holiday full of family cheer, synagogue get-togethers and gifting food packages to one another all day long, Purim

One Israel Fund Co-Sponsors Fifth Annual ‘Celebrate Judea and Samaria’ Event

(Courtesy of One Israel Fund) One Israel Fund is proud to have co-sponsored The Fifth Annual Celebrate Judea and Samaria event in Washington, DC, in conjunction with the Shabbat programs of CPAC and AIPAC.

The event featured a panel of experts on Judea and Samaria including

Coronavirus, YU And Our Community

With Coronavirus concerns keeping some people stuck inside, Laizer Kornwasser, a Teaneck resident and professor at Yeshiva University, remembered being “stuck in YU as an out-of-towner” and wanted to do something for the 120 students “stuck” in YU this weekend. In just one day, “We had 120 fully stocked

Women Celebrate Daf Yomi Siyum on Masechet Brachot

This past Motzei Shabbat, close to 20 women joined together in Teaneck at the home of Dena Levie to learn the last daf of Masechet Brachot, make a siyum on their achievement, and learn the first daf of Masechet Shabbos. The event was coordinated by Levie and Gail Stechler.

NORPAC Hosts Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) in Englewood

(Courtesy of NORPAC) On Sunday evening, dozens of members from the Englewood community came to meet and hear from Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) at a NORPAC event hosted in Englewood by Esther and Paul Lerer.

From 2013 until 2018 Sen. Cornyn was chosen by his colleagues to serve as the Republican

ASF Institute of Jewish Experience Launches Online Courses

(Courtesy of American Sephardi Federation) American Sephardi Federation is launching its new online initiative, Institute of Jewish Experience. For those who want a deeper understanding and appreciation of the multi-faceted history, culture and customs of the Jewish world, these semester-long courses may be completed at one’s own pace and

New Jersey and Israel: ‘Perfect Together’

The advertising slogan once used by the state of New Jersey’s Department of Tourism, “New Jersey and You Perfect Together,” is being revived, only this time it applies to the growing business and technology relationship between New Jersey and Israel.

New Jersey and Israel already

Coronavirus Hits Home

A beloved father, mother, son and daughter from New Rochelle’s Jewish community have been diagnosed with coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. New Rochelle’s “patient one” is Lawrence Garbuz, a well-known, well-liked trusts and estates attorney who works in Manhattan. He is an SAR High School and Yeshiva University

New Street Sign Unveiled in Honor of Harold Gellis, z”l

On Sunday, March 1, members of the Jewish community of Bergen County and surrounding areas gathered for the unveiling of a street sign officially marking Harold Gellis Way. The street was renamed in honor of Harold Gellis, z”l, a beloved Teaneck resident who passed away last year. Stationed at the corner of Queen Anne

GBDS Invites Families to Family Maker Day, Sunday, March 22

(Courtesy of Academies @ GBDS) The maker movement in the United States isn’t just a hobby; it’s having a significant impact on school curriculum development and growing local economies. To celebrate making and maker culture, residents throughout New Jersey will come together on Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 22, in

The Moriah School Celebrates 55th Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of The Moriah School) On Motzei Shabbat, February 29, Moriah families, friends and faculty gathered at Envue (Weehawken) to celebrate the 55th annual Moriah School dinner.

The Moriah annual dinner is one of the highlights of the year. A fun and