Friday, October 18, 2019


A Student’s Perspective from Jerusalem College of Technology

Jerusalem – “Everything can change at any moment, suddenly and forever” (-Paul Auster). We’ve all heard this saying before, that in a moment everything can change for bad or good. We’ve all hoped at the end of a hard day, in the depths of difficulty that life throws at us, that somehow everything will get better. But what is more difficult

The Baby in the Basket

No, this isn’t about Moses. If you subscribe to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s daily news summary, it was there. It was story number four out of 12 that day. The headline didn’t seem right. “Israeli Government to Fund Abortions for Women Ages 20-33.” So I clicked through, and here is the story in its entirety:

Israeli women between the ages of 20

Breaking Out The Presidential Crystal Ball

As we bid farewell to 2013 and usher in 2014, it is natural to both reflect on the events of the past year and to take a look ahead to try and ascertain what the coming year has in store for us. However, in political circles, it is not enough to just forecast how things will play out in 2014; instead, people are breaking out their crystal balls and glancing ahead all

Cong. Rinat Yisrael Presents Rabbi David Silber

Rabbi David Silber, dean of the Drisha Institute, will be a second lecture at Rinat Yisrael on the 12th, beginning at 8:15 p.m. The first lecture was about the Tower of Babel and the second will be about Megillat Esther.  Rabbi Silber is a widely acclaimed teacher and lecturer on biblical narrative and liturgy. He is the founder of the Drisha Institute, an

The “Walking Man” Comes to Cong. Beth Aaron

On Sunday, January 12, at 10:00 a.m., at Congregation Beth Aaron, 950 Queen Anne Road in Teaneck, Daniel Chazin will speak about “Exploring Hashem’s Beautiful World.” The program, jointly sponsored by the synagogue and Men’s Club and just ahead of Tu B’shvat (often known as the “Jewish New Year For the Trees”), will feature a photo montage of a

Northern NJ Region of Hadassah Honors Its Outstanding Women

Teaneck—Barbara Rothstein, a resident of Fair Lawn, NJ, was named the Fair Lawn Chapter of Hadassah’s  2013 Woman of Valor.  The Northern New Jersey Region of Hadassah held its Myrtle Wreath Celebration recently at Keter Torah in Teaneck, New Jersey. The celebration honored the “Woman of Valor” of each chapter; the outstanding woman selected by her

Ramat Beit Shemesh Rabbi Comes to Call on Potential Olim

Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb, founder of Ganei HaEla (www.ganeihaela.com), the newest planned neighborhood in Ramat Beit Shemesh, will be speaking to the New York and New Jersey communities in January about the vision behind the new development. The dynamic and well respected rabbi, who previously served Baltimore’s Congregation

YU’s Israel ‘Winter Camp’ Service Learning Initiative Doubles In Size

New York—Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future has announced its “Counterpoint Israel” winter break program has doubled in size with the addition of four new “Winter Camps” in Kiryat Gat and the expansion of the existing program in Kiryat Malachi. It is a 10-day mission that aims to empower Israeli teens from

Sha’alvim’s Reunion Melava Malka Draws Many Bergenites

On a recent Motzoei Shabbos, alumni spanning five decades of the Moty Hornstein Institute of Yeshivat Sha’alvim and of Sha’alvim For Women (and spouses), assembled at Sha’alvim for a reunion/Melava Malka. In addition to getting together and being with friends, family, fellow alumni and rebbeim, the evening featured a two-tiered panel

Areyvut’s New Year’s Day Carnival Extravaganza

BergenfieldAreyvut hosted its New Year’s Day Carnival Extravaganza on January 1 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. Nearly 1,500 people from across the area came out to enjoy more than 15 mechanical and inflatable rides, carnival booths and games, kosher food, and live shows, including a BMX stunt show, the

Revealed: First Proof of Ancient Tekhelet In Israel

Jerusalem, Israel—An all-star lineup of scientists, academics, and rabbinic scholars from Israel and abroad took the stage at the Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem on Monday, December 30 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the late Chief Rabbi Dr. Isaac Halevi Herzog’s ground-breaking doctoral dissertation, The Dyeing of Purple in

Sinai Celebrating “Lev” Year on Feb. 9 at Glenpointe

SINAI is the only Jewish school in our community that serves children with a broad range of complex learning or developmental disabilities who cannot learn in a regular educational setting. SINAI creates a completely individualized program for each child based on his or her social, emotional, and academic needs. With a 1:2 staff-to-student ratio, in-house