Friday, November 22, 2019


Israel Faces Rocket Firestorm

Hundreds of rockets were launched at Israeli civilian areas by Palestinian terrorists from the Gaza Strip this week, following Israel’s assassination of senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) commander Baha Abu al-Ata early Tuesday morning.

Al-Ata was reportedly behind most of the Gazan

Celebrating ‘The Book That Binds Us Together’

The U.S. Adult Chidon HaTanach, or “Bible Quiz,” finals were held this past Sunday at West Side Institutional Synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Several hundred Chidon fans joined together to watch nine finalists whittle down to two American winners, who will head to Israel on Chanukah for

Fauda Star to Join FIDF’s 15th Annual NJ Tribute Dinner

FIDF, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, will host its 15th annual New Jersey tribute dinner on Monday, December 2, at The Venetian in Garfield. Over 500 people are expected to attend the event, which will feature Israeli TV and film actress Rona-Lee Shim’on, costar of the highly acclaimed Netflix series

The ‘American Dream’ Opens Its Doors

While business analysts may have declared the era of the mega-mall over, the Ghermezian family, owners of American Dream, who also happen to be the owners of two other mega-malls—the Mall of America and the West Edmonton Mall—are thrilled to be opening their newest facility right in our backyards, with a

‘Hate Has No Place’ at the Kaplen JCC in Tenafly

Filled to near capacity, the main auditorium of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades hosted a panel of local, regional and state leaders and officials for its “Hate Has No Place” forum. An impressive array of co-sponsor organizations lined the perimeter of the room with display tables bearing literature and promotional materials.

Ezer Mizion Hosts ‘Evening of Heroes,’ Kicks Off Teaneck Region Donor Pool

Ryan Hyman, national director of development for Ezer Mizion, opened the “Evening of Heroes” with two announcements. First, during the month of October, Ezer Mizion’s Bone Marrow Registry facilitated 33 stem cell transplants, saving the lives of 33 individuals from across the US and the world.

NY Gala Celebrates JCT’s 50 Years of Inclusion and Defense Excellence

(Courtesy of Jerusalem College of Technology) Friends of Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT), which rallies support for an academic institution that is at the forefront of fostering inclusion in Israeli society and infusing ingenuity into Israel’s defense sector, celebrated the school’s 50-year anniversary at its New York

Cross River Thinks Pink and Gives Thanks to Local Heroes

Partners with local organizations and first responders to give back to the community

(Courtesy of Cross River Bank) Cross River Bank, a New Jersey financial institution known for its extensive collaboration with community organizations, organized its team to raise awareness and give

Touro Invites Experts to Discuss Fighting Anti-Semitism

(Courtesy of Touro College) Touro College and University System will host a discussion on combatting anti-Semitism on December 4 at 7 p.m. Speakers will include Alyza D. Lewin, Esq., co-founder and partner at Lewin & Lewin, LLP, and president and general counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under

Congregation Ohr HaTorah Kicks off Motzei Shabbat Learning

(Courtesy of Cong. Ohr HaTorah) Bergenfield’s Congregation Ohr HaTorah held their first boys motzei shabbat learning program of the year last Saturday night, November 9th.

Over 60 boys attended the first week with their fathers/grandfathers. The program takes place weekly in Yeshiva

Carlebach Tribute Concert Draws Large Crowd

Author and Film Critic Rabbi Herbert Cohen to Discuss ‘Life Lessons From the Cinema’ at YIFL

On Monday, November 18, at noon, the Young Israel of Fort Lee will be hosting Rabbi Herbert J. Cohen, a dynamic speaker, for its Lunch and Learn. Rabbi Cohen has been a movie fan for as long as he can remember. He believes movies offer a unique insight into the human condition.

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