Wednesday, February 19, 2020


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and MetroWest Federation Present 18th Annual UJA Benefit Concert

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ will present the 18th annual benefit concert in support of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater MetroWest NJ (UJA) on Sunday, May 17, at 2 p.m. at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.

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Ohr HaTorah Celebrates 10 Years With an Inaugural Banquet

Bergenfield—When Congregation Ohr HaTorah opened its doors 10 years ago, it was to a small crowd, where only a few families had kids old enough to sit with them in shul, and “old timers” were the people who had lived in Bergenfield for more than a year.

Fast forward to 2015: The

Yael Marans Wins Bronfman Youth Fellowship

The Bronfman Fellowships has selected its 29th cohort of high school students, among them a Celtic fiddler, a Model UN competitor whose involvement has taken him to Qatar, an award-winning sculptural artist, and a budding scientist whose microscopic images of neurons are used by science labs across the country.

Joanne Zayat’s View from the Kentucky Derby Winner’s Circle

Joanne Zayat missed the crucial moment when American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby. Victory had been tantalizingly close in the past for the Zayats of Teaneck—three second-place finishes—and she was afraid the same thing would happen again. Pioneer of the Nile was way ahead in 2009 when a longshot came up on

Chai Lifeline Shabbatons Bring a Taste of Camp Simcha

School, clothes, sports and trips are the ordinary topics of conversation for adolescents. Unless you are a boy or girl with a serious medical issue. And you wish, more than anything, that you could have those conversations instead of talking about doctors, medicine and pain.

For two weeks each

Congressmen Garrett Meets With Jewish Home Family’s Centennial Israel Mission

On Thursday, New Jersey Congressman Scott Garrett visited with the travelers who will be taking part in the Jewish Home Family’s Centennial Mission to Israel in October. There are 10 older adults participating on this 10-day mission and each has a “buddy,” who will be his or her roommate and traveling companion. The team has

Yeshivat Noam Partners With Online Farmers Market

With the arrival of spring, so many of us start to think about shedding those heavy winter clothes and enjoying what nature has to offer. Just a couple of weeks after Pesach, Yeshivat Noam’s Health Committee launched its new partnership with Farmigo, an online farmers’ market. Unlike a traditional “CSA” (Community

Fair Lawn’s Congregation Darchei Noam Holds Annual Dinner

On Sunday Evening, May 17, Congregation Darchei Noam of Fair Lawn, NJ is celebrating its second annual dinner. The shul is led by its Rabbi and Rebbetzin, Rabbi Jeremy and Shira Donath. The dinner is honoring Doris and Lenny Eis, one of the shul’s founding families, for all of their contributions to the shul since its inception. Doris has

Enjoying the Day at the First-Ever Camp HASC Run

It was an unforgettable sight to behold, as one after another, in wheelchairs, adaptable strollers, on crutches and by foot, dozens of special children from Camp HASC crossed the finish line in Prospect Park, Brooklyn in the first ever Camp HASC Run this past Sunday.

Along with

Teaneck Camp Offers Kosher Meals and Snacks

Teaneck—Camp Kookooskoos located at Thomas Jefferson Middle School is known for working with the busy schedules of working parents by providing a six-week full-day summer camp with many fun activities for children in grades K through 8. From June 29 to August 7, children can participate in activities such as arts and

TABC Announces Honorees for Scholarship Breakfast and Inaugurates the Bruce Ritholtz z”l Scholarship Fund

Torah Academy of Bergen County will hold its Annual Scholarship Breakfast on Sunday, June 7. Honorees this year are Leora Fineberg and Jeff Levine, both being honored for their years of dedicated volunteer service to TABC. Leora has served on both the TABC Executive Board and Board in a number of capacities, including

JCC MetroWest Announces 15th Annual Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale

The 16th Annual Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale, sponsored by Audrey and Norbert Gaelen of West Orange, will open on Sunday, May 17, and run through Sunday, June 28, at the Gaelen Gallery West of the Lautenberg Family Center, Aidekman Campus, 901 Route 10 East, Whippany. This year 88 works by 56 artists will be featured in the following