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Sunday, September 22, 2019

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Music for Miracles

Teaneck— Miracle Night, a new Chanukah song by a local musician hit the market recently and all proceeds from the song will go directly to Heart2Heart—an organization that aims to create a sense of family for Jewish kids on college campuses.

The song, written and performed by Teaneck native Akiva Tolchin, is not his first release. His debut album,

Review: Lies My Father Told Me

For a moment—just a moment—the image in the spotlight connects to the generation far beyond our grandparents’. For a moment, the white-bearded Jew alone in his horse cart carries across the oceans of time to the generations of the eastern European shtetl. But this is early Twentieth Century Montreal, in a crowded neighborhood populated by bearers of immigrant

Congregation Beth Abraham Teen Zone Launches

Due to a growing number of teens in the Beth Abraham community, the shul, under the auspices of Assistant Rav Tanchum Cohen, has organized teen programming to give its kids a fun, relaxing outlet to gather together in a social setting without the pressure of school. This year, in addition to Rav Cohen, Mayer Simcha Stromer has come along to co-pilot

Federation Opens Mailbox for Typhoon Relief In Philippines

Paramus, NJ In response to the widespread destruction caused by super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey has opened a mailbox to accept donations from the community. Federation has reached out to all its partner agencies in an effort to maximize efforts.

At one of those agencies, the Jewish

YUConnects Holds Successful Teaneck Shabbaton

Amidst the glorious autumn landscape and the unusually warm sunshine of November 1st-2nd, the YUConnects Shabbaton felt equally exceptional. Not merely because Rav Hershel Schachter of Yeshiva University and other notable speakers joined the participants or even because the Teaneck community was so genuinely hospitable to all;

Days of Yore: Teaneck, Circa 1976

Someone once said: “If you live long enough, you start to sound just like your parents.” It may have been my nearly 90-year-old dad who said that. He often regales me with tales of when hot dogs at the kosher deli cost a nickel back when he was a kid. An article in the last issue of The Voice (“Teaneck: Looking Back, Moving Forward”) described Teaneck

A Modern-Day Maccabee Comes to Town

Teaneck—It isn’t often that a modern-day Maccabee arrives in Teaneck area scant days before Chanukah, but that’s just what will happen on Shabbat/November 15-16.

Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich is a genuine Jewish hero. A founder of Riga’s Jewish underground under oppressive Soviet rule in the mid-20th century, he and a group of daring colleagues

Ralph Gerber and the Jewish War Veterans

This Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, Bergen County joined the rest of the country in honoring the service and sacrifice of our hometown war veterans. Ralph Gerber, an Army veteran and River Edge resident, is commander of Jewish War Veterans Post 498 in Teaneck and is very cognizant of the fact that, despite national respect, in the Jewish community,

Tenafly Mikvah Celebrates Bat Mitzvah Year

Tenafly—Women from all over Bergen County joined the Chabad Tenafly Mikvah of Lubavitch on the Palisades in celebrating its bat mitzvah year—its 12 year anniversary. The event honored the women who dedicate time to come to the mikvah. An inspirational program by Mrs. Sarah Karmely had the women discussing the mystique of the mikvah. They

Rinat’s 26th Dinner Set for Dec. 21

Congregation Rinat Yisrael will hold its 26th annual dinner on December 21, 2013. Guests of Honor are Moshe and Ilana Wertenteil. The Sruli Guttman Memorial Service Award will be presented to Avi Katz, and the Young Leadership Award will be given to Rena Zelig.

For more information or to make reservations please call 201-837-2795.

Darchei Noam Celebrates Its First Dinner

Fair Lawn—Nathan and Rachel Bednarsch were recently honored at Congregation Darchei Noam of Fair Lawn’s first annual dinner, held at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center. All guests were toasted and roasted as dinner was served. Most importantly, the Congregation and community expressed their appreciation to the Bednarsches, who were founders of Darchei Noam, and held

Medical Supply Gemach Opens in Teaneck

Teaneck—After the death of Renee Chaya Levy of Teaneck seven months ago, her son Chaim, and her widower, Yehiel Levy, came up with the idea of establishing a much-needed medical gemach to honor her memory.

As anyone who has suffered an illness or experienced surgery recognizes, it is often expensive and certainly time-consuming to obtain all the many