A monument to Hans and Sophie Scholl and the Holocaust resistance group White Rose at the University of Munich in Bavaria, Germany. Credit: Gryffindor via Wikimedia Commons.
Among the various events in Holocaust history marking their 70th anniversary this year—including the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, the Nazis’ failed assault on Stalingrad, and a
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
New York—More 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
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
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