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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Kids of Courage Leads All-Volunteer Trip for Nearly 500 to Orlando

The Hilton Double Tree Hotel at SeaWorld in Orlando was awash with bright orange t-shirts as nearly 500 members of Kids of Courage arrived for the non-profit organization’s annual 9-day summer adventure in August. Kids of Courage participants, better known as “Couragers,” flocked to Florida on nearly 20different flights from 14 states and 4 countries.

One Man’s Dream: Teaneck-NYC Bus Routes with Seats, Wi-Fi and Maybe a Minyan

Teaneck—Even though, according to their online schedule, there are 123 NJ Transit buses from Teaneck to New York, in addition to a number of Jitney buses, one Bergenfield resident and commuter wants to start another bus line.

In an August 1st email to the Teaneck Shuls’ Yahoo group, David Wolf asked commuters a series of questions and

Lubavitch on the Palisades: Pushing Boundaries in Jewish Education New LPS Assistant Principal - Jennifer Davis - Poised For Growth

In a community that seems saturated with yeshiva day schools, the rapid growth of families combined with the need for affordable Jewish education has allowed for yet another school to make its mark in the neighborhood. On Harold Street in Tenafly, sits a gleaming new building on a quiet cul-de-sac. The interior is pristine and the wide hallways ache for the bustling

Alateen Group Founded To Help Teens with Alcoholic or Addicted Parents

Passaic—When addiction strikes a parent, the whole family suffers. Teen-age children, who have a tough time finding themselves in the best of circumstances, get a double whammy when they have a parent struggling with alcoholismor drug addiction. They are bereft of a strong adult role model to lead them as they mature and are often physicallyand emotionally

AFHU Honors Lucille Amster and Her Late Husband, Daniel

American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) recently honored Lucille and Daniel (z”l) Amster of Bergen County, NJ as Benefactors of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  The ceremony took place on the university’s Mount Scopus campus earlier this summer during the Hebrew University’s 76th International Board of Governors meeting and annual

Yom NCSY 2013: One of the World’s Largest Jewish Summer Camps

When 1,000 teenagers agree on something the vibes are palpable. And loud. And all seemed to agree that Mini Israel near Latrun, about a half-hour from Jerusalem, was the perfect venue for this year’s Yom NCSY. All the teens are participants in summer programs designed to show Israel to teens from North America, and a miniaturized, though not-quite-to-scale,

The Inside Story on Writing Stories

We’ve all been faced with it at one time or another—at school, at work or even when writing a letter. It’s called “the terror of the blank page.” What should we write about? Even if we have a good idea, how do we then develop our thoughts so that they come alive to the reader?

On Wednesday evening July 24, at the Teaneck library, a rapt

National Council of Jewish Women Offers Safe Haven for DV Victims in Hackensack Courts

Hackensack—There is a new mechitza at the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack—but it doesn’t divide men and women. The waiting room separates victims of domestic violence and those they have accused while waiting for their trial to begin.

The waiting room was initiated by the National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section, a secular

Sharing Ideas and Inspiration at YU’s Annual Champions Gate Conference

New YorkMore than 350 rabbinic, educational and lay leaders from 73 communities across North America and around the globe came together for Yeshiva University’s Eighth Annual Champions Gate National Leadership Conference held in Orlando, Fla., July 25-28.

This year’s theme, “Kehilla: What We Bring to It,” explored

Dewey or Don’t We?

Palisades Park—In a letter to JLBC, Palisades Park resident Robin Katz was offended when said she visited the library to find that the sign designating the religious section seemed to be heavily weighted in favor of Christianity and discriminated against other religions. It turned out she was not wrong.

Katz first brought the sign to the attention of

Theater Camp: In the Box with Black Box

There’s a place for every child…even mine!

My kids hate sports. Always have. We are not a sports family. No one plays. No one watches.

My daughter is a great dancer, and when she was little, spent a few years on a competitive dance team—but anything with a ball? They prefer getting vaccinated.

As a working mom, summer day camp has

Serious Talent Can Multiply the Odds With ReTake

New York—Making it in the entertainment business is all about the numbers; the more exposure performers get, the better their odds for success. A new and exciting concept for promoting talent, ReTake, will soon end its free trial period for new clients. Until August 14, there is no fee and no credit card required to sign up.

“ReTake offers artists