Wednesday, February 19, 2020


Project Makom: Finding a Place for All Jews

When Allison Josephs, founder and director of the organization Jew in the City, set out to rebrand the world’s view of Orthodox Jews, she didn’t realize that she would also have to target specific groups of Jewish people, too. While many of her educational videos and articles can provide a wealth of information to those who are

Chai Lifeline’s First i-Shine Conference Plans for Growth

Chai Lifeline recently hosted its first-ever conference for leaders of i-Shine, the organization’s after-school program for children living with illness or loss in their homes. Held in Chai Lifeline’s New York City office, the i-Shine conference brought together the lay leaders and professionals who care for more than 500

Tenth Annual Mikvah Chana Event Draws 450 Women

The Westminster Hotel was the place to be on June 1 as 450 women from Northern New Jersey came together to learn, be inspired and spend a night out with friends.

Noting that this was the 10th annual Mikvah Chana event, Dara Orbach, who chaired the program, said that “what amazes me the most

Local Rabbis Hail Kushner Bonim Program as Innovative and Forward Thinking

As previously reported in the Jewish Link of New Jersey, the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School has collaborated with local synagogues and the MetroWest JCC to forge an affordability program intended to draw families to these communities. By providing financial incentives ranging from tuition discounts, to

Halperns Host Israel Bonds Record-Breaking Signature Society Reception

LIVINGSTON—Sharon and David Halpern hosted a Signature Society Reception attended by top Israel Bonds investors from the metropolitan New Jersey area on May 27. Attendees reaffirmed their commitment and support through more than $28 million in Israel bond investments. Ambassador Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United


Finalists Revealed for “RTMA’s Got Talent”!

The “RTMA’s Got Talent” has announced finalists after weeks of auditions. SJ Tannenbaum, outgoing senior, whose spot-on creative impressions have had the judges in stitches, and Isaiah Rappaport, the soft- spoken

Elizabeth Joins Worldwide Tefillin Awareness Project

Last Sunday, the Elizabeth community had the opportunity to check a myriad of Tefillin issues, Free of Charge to each participant. Adath Israel of the JEC, under the leadership of Rabbi Yehonasan Schwartz, were the hosts of the internationally acclaimed Tefillin Awareness Project, also known as Hanacha

Touro’s Lander Colleges Celebrate 41st Commencement

New York—Touro College celebrated its 41st annual commencement exercises at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center on Sunday, May 31, awarding a total of 647 baccalaureate and associate degrees to graduates from Lander College for Men in Kew Gardens Hills (LCM); Lander College for Women—The Anna Ruth and Mark

Senior Leadership Transition at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades has made changes within its organization. The Board of Directors and current Chief Executive Officer Avi Lewinson have mutually agreed that he step down as CEO and transition to a consultant role with an emphasis on fundraising. At the same time, the JCC is pleased to announce the appointment of Jordan

Teach NJS Launched to Push Community on Education Issues

More than 300 members of the New Jersey Jewish community, from Bergen County and beyond, attended last week’s launch of Teach NJS, a new initiative of New Jersey Jewish day schools, yeshivas, community organizations and the Orthodox Union’s Advocacy Center, to mobilize the community to become more politically engaged, in order

Teaneck’s Avram Mlotek to Receive YCT Ordination

New York, NY–On Sunday, June 14, Avram Mlotek will be ordained as a rabbi in a semicha (ordination) ceremony by Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School. The ceremony will be held at the Eldridge Street Synagogue in Manhattan at 3 p.m. Avram is the son of Zalmen and Debra Mlotek of Teaneck. The Mloteks are members of the

Yeshivat He’Atid Divides Head of School Role Between Rosh Yeshiva and Principal

As Yeshivat He’Atid is set to double its initial enrollment by this fall, the Board of Trustees announced its decision to divide the role of Head of School between principal and rosh yeshiva. Rabbi Netanel Gralla, the current Head of School, will be Yeshivat He’Atid’s first Rosh Yeshiva, while Dr. Tani Foger has been named