Sunday, September 22, 2019


Shabbat Lectures Tackle Suicide Awareness Within the Jewish Community

Teaneck—Members of two local synagogues took on a sobering topic this week as Efrem Epstein, founder of Elijah’s Journey, discussed the Jewish response to suicide awareness and prevention.

“This does exist in our community,” Rabbi Nati Helfgot of Netivot Shalom told JLBC. “Even in our community, we hear of instances involving people of all ages and it

New Shiur Season at YI of Fair Lawn

Fair Lawn—The Young Israel of Fair Lawn (YIFL) has had the privilege to host and present many series of shiurim over the last several years. These weekly shiurim are given both on Shabbos as well as during the week and have been attended by members of all the surrounding shuls in Fair Lawn as well as by the greater Fair

Jewish National Fund Honors Locals

For the past 49 years, Jewish National Fund has been honoring local residents with its prestigious “Circle of Excellence” awards.  Beginning with the late New Jersey State Senator Matthew Feldman, JNF has been selecting individuals from Teaneck who have worked for the land of Israel and for the local Jewish community.

In 1901, JNF began collecting

Toronto High Schoolers from CHAT Perform at Jewish Home

Seventy-eight students from the Tanenbaum CHAT High School in Toronto visited seniors at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh on Wednesday, October 30 to perform a concert. The 78 students were divided into two groups, one of 50 and the other of 28 students, and the groups switched during a 15-minute intermission so that each group performed for the audience. The high

Koby Mandell Foundation Hosting Sushi and Sake Event in Englewood on Dec. 5th.

The event, which costs $180 for couples and $100 for individuals, will take place at the home of Shari and Robert Alter at 163, Linden Avenue. The Koby Mandell Foundation uses all funds raised toward its goal: helping bereaved mothers, fathers, widows, children and siblings of victims of terror to rebuild their lives and create meaning out of suffering. For

Chana And Daniel Shields Honored At 2013 Amit Annual Dinner

New York—Teaneck residents Chana and Daniel Shields were honored at the 2013 AMIT Annual Dinner recently held at Chelsea Piers in New York City.

All proceeds from the dinner benefit the AMIT Network of schools and programs in Israel, which encompasses more than 26,000 students from kindergarten through junior college. Israel’s Minister of Education

One Month Later

November 10, 2013 marked the Sh’loshim, 30 days, since Rav Ovadiah Yosef’s death and, as such, Shaarei Orah, the first Sephardic congregation in Teaneck, hosted a eulogy for him on that date. The Divrei Hespeid was given by R’ Eli Mansour, one of the world’s leading Sephardic rabbis and current rabbi at The Edmond J. Safra Synagogue in

‘Think Israel’ Conference Attracts 160 Medical Professionals

New YorkThe annual “Think Israel” conference organized by Nefesh B’Nefesh, the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption, The Jewish Agency for Israel and Keren Kayemeth L’Israel, took place at the Convene Conference Center in Manhattan on November 17. The conference, which was geared toward

Obama’s Fight With Israel: This Time It’s Serious

America and Israel are in uncharted waters. Just eight months since President Barack Obama visited Israel on the first foreign trip of his second term in an attempt to patch things up with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the two close allies are at odds once again—this time over a proposed “first step” nuclear agreement with Iran. Washington and Jerusalem

Thank the Maccabees

There has been much ado this year about the fact that the first day of Chanukah coincides with the holiday of Thanksgiving. The last time that Thanksgiving overlapped with the first day of Chanukah was in 1888, 125 years ago. According to Dr. Jonathan Mizrahi, a New Mexico-based physicist, the next time that the first full day of Chanukah will fall out on Thanksgiving

The Angel of Park Avenue and Other Great Stories

We met under the cover of darkness in a location where most dare to go. I was fidgety but hopeful. He always has an air of confidence about him, and this night was no different.

I asked him for the money. He said,  “Come to my office tomorrow, there will be a check waiting.”

The next day I parked my car and met a woman who greeted me at the front

Saul Kagan: In Memoriam

When Judge Edward R. Korman asked us to assist him as special master and deputy special master with the allocation and oversight of the $1.25 billion Swiss Banks Settlement, we knew that there were lessons we needed to learn from those who had devised and administered earlier Holocaust compensation programs. We remain ever grateful that our patient teacher was