Monday, September 23, 2019


Teaneck JNF Event Outstanding Success

A record number of attendees turned out to honor the recipients of the Circle of Excellence Awards and the Community Service Award tendered by the Teaneck Council of the Jewish National Fund. Raising over $200,000 for the Historic Sites Renovation Project at Gush Etzion Visitors’ Center and other JNF projects in Israel, Gush Mayor Davidi Perl and Shani

Heichal HaTorah Celebrates First Siyum With Music & Me

Three hundred people joined Heichal HaTorah for their first Siyum on Motzei Shabbos December 7, 2013.  Every student in the Yeshiva finished a perek of Gemara - some the third perek of Kidushin, others the fourth perek of Megillah. The special occasion was marked with words of inspiration by Rav Hershel Schachter, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University.  Rav

A Different Kind of Simcha at Ateres Chaya

I usually come to Ateres Chaya, a grand simcha hall located in the heart of Brooklyn, to sing at a wedding or a bar mitzvah, but on the 7th night of Chanukah, a different type of celebration took place. It was the annual OHEL Chanukah party, where OHEL staff, volunteers, individuals and board members all gather to celebrate together. It was truly an uplifting

Dirshu Completes Chelek Hei of Mishna Berurah

Dirshu’s Daf HaYomi B’Halacha program of daily Mishna Berurah learning is completing chelek hei of the Mishna Berurah, the volume dealing with the laws of Pesach and the laws of Yom Tov. This milestone marks the beginning of the home stretch, the beginning of chelek vav, the final volume of Mishna

The Technology of Learning: What Will School Look Like in Five Years?

Part 1

Re-envisioning the classroom to incorporate 21st century educational approaches involves a blend of instructional styles to provide high quality, differentiated education. Although they claim that they are not replacing teachers with computers, day-schools relying on fewer teachers and more computers for instruction do generate a 50% tuition savings.

SSDS Commemorates Newtown Tragedy Through a Jewish Lens

Nearly one year to the day of the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn. that cost 20 children and six educators their lives, Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County was again awash in a sea of green and white.

Students stood in solidarity during morning tefilah wearing the school colors of the now leveled Sandy Hook Elementary School, just

2Gs Learn Via Expressive Art

Riverdale, NY—I am Second Generation (2G), a daughter of Holocaust survivors living in Englewood, and I am a firm believer in the notion that the expressive arts allow our subconscious thoughts and emotions become more perceptible, permitting thoughts and feelings to come to the surface. Expressive art helps us become aware of our deep-rooted anxieties and

Bris Avrohom: A Light Unto the Nations

Fair Lawn—This past Chanukah, Bris Avrohom placed 65 menorahs in public forums throughout the State of New Jersey. Included were many in Bergen County. At One Bergen County Plaza, in Hackensack, all county employees were invited to attend the menorah lighting ceremony. Hundreds of people showed up for the event.

The George Washington Bridge, the

Upcoming Young Israel of Fort Lee Event

Fort Lee—The Young Israel of Fort Lee invites the Bergen community to come to Saturday Night at the Movies, on December 17 where they will present the Soni Gold Memorial Film Festival sponsored by Aviva and Sol Graf. The evenings’ feature film is Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope, which tells the story of the late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon. The movie

First Time Homebuyers Seminar - Dec. 18

Spend an evening at Dougies on Wednesday December 18, at 7:00 pm learning about the issues relating to your first home purchase. The presentation will be provided by David Siegel, HLO for Citibank, Marc Stein, Broker Owner Links Residential and Judah Fuld a local Real Estate Attorney.

The presentation will help the first time homebuyer in this process which

Temimah Guzman: A Gifted and Giving Fashionista

Paramus—Bat mitzvah projects are all the buzz these days. With our schools’ collective emphasis on mitzvah projects, chesed hours, giving to the less fortunate and needy, it seems like everyone wants to join the growing trend of chesed. The Guzman family of Teaneck—with their 11-year-old daughter Temima at the helm—saw a

Areyvut New Year’s Day Carnival Extravaganza

Bergenfield, NJ—Areyvut, a non-profit based in Bergenfield, New Jersey, will be hosting its New Year’s Day Carnival fundraiser this January 1st from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey. The event will feature more than 15 mechanical and inflatable rides, carnival booths and games, kosher food and entertainment for