Monday, September 23, 2019


Project S.A.R.A.H. Trains Local Teachers in School Safety

(Courtesy of Project S.A.R.A.H.) Close to 200 teachers in six local schools were trained by Project S.A.R.A.H. staff over the past couple of weeks. The teachers and school staff learned how to identify, recognize and respond to symptoms of abuse, as well as review safety and conduct procedures to ensure awareness

Ten Lessons Learned: A Daughter’s Perspective

Chaviva Rothwachs spoke on the occasion of her parents, Rabbi and Rebbetzin Yudin, celebrating the completion of their 50th year as the spiritual leaders of Congregation Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn this past Shabbat.

There are certain moments in life which are so surreal that it is difficult to

Sephardic Congregation of Fort Lee Hosts Summer Kollel for YU Students

A group of nine Yeshiva University rabbinical students took part in a high-level kollel this summer at the Sephardic Congregation of Fort Lee. Under the guidance of Rabbi Netanel Wiederblank, rav at Yeshiva University who teaches both college and semicha students, the group has undertaken an in-depth study of Shabbat and the laws

Paterson Shul to Offer No-Cost High Holiday Minyanim

The Paterson Shul invites members of the greater Jewish community to join any of the following High Holiday minyanim at no cost:

Monday, September 30, and Tuesday, October 1: Rosh Hashanah minyanim beginning at 9 a.m.

Yesh Tikva to Host Mentor Training Session

On September 8, Yesh Tikva will be hosting its second Peer Mentor Training in Teaneck. Fertility Friends, a program run by Yesh Tikva, provides individualized support to women and men facing infertility by pairing each participant with a peer mentor on the other side of a similar journey. Each participant undergoes an

Congregation Rinat Yisrael to Present Dr. Nechumi Yaffe

Dr. Nechumi Yaffe will speak at Congregation Rinat Yisrael on Sunday, September 8, at 7 p.m., on the topic “Charedi Women Navigating Modernity—a Personal and Scholarly Perspective.”

Admission is free of charge for members. Affiliates and

Temple Beth Sholom Plans Community Street Fair

Summer isn’t over yet! Join your friends and neighbors at Temple Beth Sholom at 40-25 Fair Lawn Ave., Fair Lawn, for its first ever Community Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 12:00- 4:30 p.m. There will be inflatable attractions for all ages, carnival games, DJ Bonz, dance exhibition and instruction, Klezmer

What’s in a Name? Quite a Lot, If You Ask Wakawakaloch

It’s a common occurrence in the beginning of the school year. Students with unique or unusual-sounding names cringe when their names are mangled. It’s something that can make children feel—well, volcanic. In “My Name Is Wakawakaloch!” by Chana Stiefel, illustrated by Mary Sullivan (HMH Books for Young Readers;

Be a Part of First Seder Bais Medrash

(Courtesy of First Seder Bais Medrash) First Seder Bais Medrash, a unique learning program for men with flexible schedules, was founded by Rabbi Uri Greenspan in 2012 to provide an authentic beis midrash experience of structured learning for men of diverse ages and backgrounds.


Camp Shalom Combines Torah, Fun and Inclusion

When Rabbi Yehoshua Gold was asked to fill in one day as a counselor in the Diamond Program, a behavioral modification summer program for children in Far Rockaway with special needs, he didn’t know his life was about to change. Headed for a career in math, he changed course after one day on the job. He came back the next

ZOA President Morton Klein to Discuss Israel and Anti-Semitism at Bnai Yeshurun

On September 8, Congregation Bnai Yeshurun will host guest speaker Morton Klein, president, Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), for a special presentation on Israel and the present danger of anti-Semitism in America.

Founded in 1897, ZOA is the oldest pro-Israel group in the United

Teaneck’s Mark Zitter Marks Sixth Completion of Mishnayot

On Sunday, August 18, Teaneck resident Mark Zitter marked his completion of the learning of Shisha Sidrei Mishna for the sixth time with a siyum celebrated with approximately 30 relatives and friends.

Zitter, who davens at three local shuls—Rinat Yisrael, Zichron Mordechai and Beth Aaron—is