Sunday, March 29, 2020


SINAI Schools Celebrates Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of SINAI Schools) Nearly 1,000 supporters gathered on February 23 for SINAI Schools’ 2020 Annual Benefit Dinner. SINAI honored Rabbi Yosef Adler, Peggy and Philip Danishefsky and Rabbi Yehuda and Laurie Minchenberg. Brad Ruder, president of BRAD-CORE/Humanism in

Project Ezrah Gears Up for Purim

The Project Ezrah Purim project is in full swing. The excitement of preparing 7,000 mishloach manot for our community can be felt throughout the halls at Ben Porat Yosef.

Once again, the school has graciously provided space and, more importantly, the time of their wonderful

RYNJ Challah Bake Pays Tribute to Naomi Rosen, z”l

Last Thursday evening, February 27, close to 500 women and girls joined together for an evening of unity and tefillah at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey (RYNJ) challah bake, dedicated to the memory of beloved teacher Naomi Rosen, z”l, who passed away last month. The sold-out event was organized by the PTA

Ohr Saadya Will Celebrate Hachnasat Sefer Torah March 15

Last year, Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak, a founding member of Congregation Ohr Saadya, decided it was time for Ohr Saadya to own a Torah of its own. “The shul has accumulated Torahs from other shuls or private possessions of shul members over the years. I thought it would be nice for the shul to own its own Torah and I really feel that something

Teaneck Women’s Tefillah to Celebrate Purim

Teaneck Women’s Tefillah (TWT) is holding its annual reading of Megillat Esther on Purim night, Monday, March 9. Maariv begins at 7:35 p.m., followed by Megilla reading promptly at 7:45 p.m. This year marks the 42nd year of women reading Megilla for women in Teaneck. For information about the private home location, email:

Bergen County Hadassah Chapters to Host Author

The Bergen County Hadassah chapters will be welcoming guest speaker Baila Round Shargel, historian and author of “Lost Love: The Untold Story of Henrietta Szold” on Monday, March 23, at 1 p.m. in the Pulka Room at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center, 10-10 Norma Avenue in Fair Lawn. Henrietta Szold was a brilliant

Kaplen JCC to Present ‘A Sunday of Strong Women’

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is presenting A Sunday of Strong Women—a day of laughs, lunch and loads of inspiration—on Sunday, March 22, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., as three female authors with unique stories to tell share their dynamic ideas. Audacious and tenacious, these women will engage, enlighten and entertain.

From Latin Crosses to Jewish Stars of David

The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) worked in coordination with Operation Benjamin to replace the Latin Cross headstones marking the graves of five Jewish U.S. soldiers buried in the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial with Star of David headstones.

These actions correct errors

Ronald and Beth Stern Host Sanzer Rebbe, Sponsor Laniado Hospital’s Fertility Center Extension

(Courtesy of Laniado Hospital) On Thursday evening, February 6, the Teaneck Jewish Community merited a unique visit by one of Torah Jewry’s foremost leaders, thanks to the foresight and generosity of Ronald and Beth Stern.

Ronnie strongly believes that this post-Holocaust generation

Sign Your Kids Up For Teaneck Dentist’s ‘Checkup Party’ March 22

Taking the fear out of a child’s first trips to the dentist can have lifelong implications for the patient and his or her dental health. That’s why Teaneck Dentist opens up their office for biannual checkup parties, with a magician, balloons, stickers and other exciting stuff that kids love. Dr. Sami Solaimanzadeh and Dr. Ari

Community Seventh Graders Join for Technology Awareness Event

On Friday, February 28, seventh graders from Ben Porat Yosef, RYNJ, Tenafly Chabad Academy, The Moriah School, Yavneh Academy, Yeshivat He’Atid and Yeshivat Noam joined together for a morning of technology awareness. The girls gathered at Yeshivat Noam and the boys at

Teach NJ Applauds Governor Murphy’s Proposed Increase of Security Funding

(Courtesy of Teach NJ) Teach NJ, a project of the Orthodox Union, has applauded New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy for including, in his FY2021 proposed budget, significant increases to further secure nonpublic schools and other at-risk institutions.

The governor’s “Budget-in-Brief,”