Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Community Briefs

Community Newsbriefs

Flatow Memorial Lecture at Keter Torah

On Sunday, March 29 at 8:00 pm, Keter Torah is hosting a memorial lecture to mark the 20th yartzeit of Alisa Flatow, h”yd. Flatow was studying in Israel when a suicide bomber plowed his car into a public bus, killing her and seven Israeli soldiers. She was just 20 years old.

Running in the Right Direction

Livingston—March 11th through March 15th was a special time for 18 Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School students. These students took it upon themselves to run either a 10K or half-marathon in Jerusalem in order to raise over $50,000 for the Shalva Association for Mentally and Physically Challenged Children in Israel. This was the

Congregation Israel Hosts Community Wide Program on Terror and Social Responsibility

Springfield—On March 15, a panel discussion was held at Congregation Israel and attended by over 75 people from three local synagogues. The event was co-sponsored by all of the Springfield houses of worship. Women who were all victims of terrorist attacks, or experts in dealing with the aftermath of such attacks, spoke and

Yeshiva Alumni Basketball Association to Host Second Annual Dinner

The Yeshiva Alumni Basketball Association will be holding their second annual dinner, May 14, 2015 at 6 PM at Congregation Ahavath Torah, at 240 Broad Ave, in Englewood New Jersey. This year’s class of honorees will be: Marvin Teicher MTA Class of 1952 A”H, Dr. Allen Helfer BTA Class of 1953, Aaron Grandison YHSQ Class of 1973,

BCHSJS Enjoys Vibrant Catskills Shabbaton

Learning From the Tragic Fire in Brooklyn

I write to you with great sadness and pain as we all continue to be heartbroken and stunned by the horrific tragedy of the deaths of seven children, seven beautiful children, from our broader Orthodox community in a fire over Shabbat.

As we take in all the information and the circumstances of this

Reflecting on Empathy and an Unspeakable Tragedy for the Jewish Community

“In the end it is for their benefit and for our benefit, but we cannot understand the master plan,” said Gabriel Sassoon, the father of seven Jewish children from Brooklyn who died in a house fire over the weekend, at their funeral in Jerusalem on Monday.

At the tenderest possible moment,

Bruriah Holocaust Museum Hopes to Make “1.5 Million-Penny Difference”

Elizabeth—The reception area behind the top of the stairs at Bruriah High School blends ominously into the somber depths of those familiar and sinister railroad tracks, evocative of the horrific journey that so many millions took during those dark days of the Holocaust. The shift in

Teaneck Parents Riled by BOE Busing Proposal

Teaneck — Several hundred ­concerned parents gathered at the Teaneck Board of Education public budget meeting last week at Teaneck High School. While such meetings generally only attract a handful of attendees, hordes of township residents from the Jewish community stood in the back or sat on the floor, waiting to make public comments to

Chazaq Big Event III the Biggest Yet

There are many activities widely associated with those few weeks immediately following the holiday of Purim: spring cleaning, the kashering of pots and pans... And it looks like New York’s Jewish community may be adding a new pre-Passover tradition, as Chazaq again celebrated its annual Big Event on Sunday night (March 15).

Areyvut Introduces Tikkun Olam Tour

Bergenfield—Communities around the United States came together for National Mitzvah Day, an event designed to encourage participation in acts of kindness, charity and communal involvement. The program was coordinated through the efforts of Areyvut, a Bergen County-based organization which has

Yeshivat Noam Dinner Celebrates Parent Partnerships

The 13th Annual Yeshivat Noam dinner raised over $500,000 and celebrated parents, teachers and volunteers who have donated their time, energy, wisdom and resources. The dinner is a school-spirited event that everyone enjoys.