Thursday, November 21, 2019


The Benjamin Schwartz/ Yavneh 5K

The 9th Annual Yavneh Academy Benjamin Schwartz Memorial 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Garden State Plaza. The event, named in memory of the younger brother of Yavneh parent and JLBC co-founder Mendy Schwartz. Benjy passed away form a brain

Don’t Shoot the Messenger: Five Things That Make Your Résumé a No-Go

Often I refer a résumé to a recruiter or hiring manager for review. In some cases I send the résumé as one of potential interest to that employer or recruiter, in other cases I submit a résumé for consideration relative to a specific position. While I am a player in a networking chain, I am not the decision maker for the organization. Sometimes the person with

A Fall Winter Book Party Menu

Menus vary, depending on the time of day and the theme, but here are some suggestions:

Brunch: Omelets to order, assorted mini rolls and breads, smoked salmon and cheese wheels, fresh cut fruit in season, Israeli salad (cubed tomatoes and cucumbers with lemon juice, olive oil and kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper) café au lait or English Breakfast tea,

Envoy Mortage is Here to Help

Despite the government shutdown, average rates on fixed mortgages changed very little this month, just .01 percent, and stayed near their lowest rate in three months.

Financing a home can be a difficult task for anyone, but with normal home lending having continued through the government shutdown, now is not at all a bad time to finance a home.


Who Will Prepare Your Tax Return in 2014?

Income tax compliance is an essential financial activity for almost every American. And for an overwhelming majority of the population, income taxes are too complex to be done by the individual taxpayer; IRS data indicates that over 80% of Americans use a tax preparer or tax software to file their returns. In consideration of the reliance of taxpayers on expert

Fall into Winter

Summer is gone, and with Sukkoth and Simchat Torah over, happy and festive as they are, so is Indian Summer. As the days shorten and leaves turn gold and red, school and work are back on track, life becomes routine. There’s a nip in the air, and people want to find lovely distractions—any excuse to have some fun and keep the coming winter doldrums


Fall is a wonderful time for celebrating the arts, with theater parties, gallery openings and book parties (October is National Book Month). But if gathering friends and coordinating a massive pilgrimage to the city is too much trouble to coordinate, don’t fret. There are local alternatives you can organize in your neighborhood and fascinating soirees to arrange

Kaddish, Women’s Voices Depicts Struggle between Modernity and Modern Orthodoxy

Kaddish, Women’s Voices, edited by Michal Smart and Barbara Ashkenas (Jerusalem and New York: Urim Publications, 2013) pp. 270, $27.95.

Rabbi Norman Lammonce said that when modernity fights with the liberal movements in Judaism, it is not a fair fight because modernity always wins, and that when modernity fights with the right wing of Orthodoxy, it

Cartoonists Who Spoke Out Against Kristallnacht

Six days after Kristallnacht, Paul Carmack, staff cartoonist for the Christian Science Monitor, drew a cartoon titled “The Best Answer to Race Persecution.” It showed a large hand, labeled “Humanity,” handing a document titled “Assistance” to a crowd of Jewish refugees.

“I could scarcely believe that such a thing could occur in a

Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Montreal—_DalaiLama has more than 7,000,000 Twitter followers. A smartphone app provides Muslim worshippers with a customizable prayer alarm and a compass that always points to Mecca. The first Papal “

In The Steps of the Rambam—Literally!

Exactly 849 years ago, the Rambam wrote a very important letter. That letter describes how he risked his life to come on a visit to Israel. It was during the time of the Crusades and life in Israel—for Jews—was indeed one of great danger. He arrived in Israel, in the port city of Akko on the 3rd of Sivan 4925 and was so excited that he

Project Ezrah Helps Families Dress for Success

Englewood—Wearing a crisp blouse with a new skirt and jacket or a freshly cleaned suit of clothes to a job interview is always a smart idea. It provides the interviewer with an immediately positive impression, and it gives the interviewee an extra blast of confidence. For young people, a well-fitting couture bat mitzvah dress or suit for a special occasion