As mentioned in our last column, we live life on two levels. There is the level we see, the everyday level. There is also a deeper level, the unseen. Being Jewish is a constant interplay between living life on the outer and inner levels.
In the same vein, last week we welcomed the month of Iyar. According to both the Talmud and your local horoscope pages, the
A group of 75 educators from the tri-state area gathered at Yavneh last weekend for the first annual “JEdCamp” in New Jersey. “JEdCamp” is short for Jewish education camp, an innovative “un-conference” where participants gather in a vendor-free environment and “create” workshops and then lead them. There are no keynote speakers or pre-arranged sessions.
Ben Porat Yosef in Paramus will hold its 11th annual dinner on Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck. This year’s honorees are Sybil and Naftali Cohen of Englewood, Jonathan and Rachel Margolin of Teaneck, and Vicky and Raphael Nadel of Riverdale, NY.
Sybil and Naftali Cohen, whose daughter Eliana is a pre-K student at the school,
A recent report by DNAinfo.com reporter Sonja Sharp starts out with a lie. She writes that “[M]ost Orthodox Jewish schools offer limited instruction in English, math and science, and some don’t teach them at all despite being legally required to do so.”
The hallmark of any good lie is that it contains a half-truth. In Ms. Sharp’s reporting, it’s
Continuing A Community Growth Initiative
In December of 2005, a group of members from Shomrei Torah met with representatives from Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future to discuss a plan to achieve community growth in Fair Lawn. From those initial conversations grew the inauguration of the Torah Enrichment Center in September 2007. The goal was to
This week’s panel of mechanchim answer the following question:
Does the use of technology in the classroom distract students or enhance their learning?
Rabbi Josh Kahn, Dean of Student Life, Torah Academy of Bergen County
As educators, we strive to actively engage students in the learning
Englewood, Tenafly, Paramus and Teaneck events planned
Congregation Ahavath Torah of Englewood, in cooperation with East Hill Synagogue, Kol HaNeshama and Kehilat Kesher, is holding its annual Yom HaShoah commemoration on Sunday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Five survivors will be honored in a candle lighting ceremony. They will talk about their
Cong Beth Aaron has invited young couples from around the region to a “getting to know us” Shabbat, April 20th, Parshat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim.
Reservations are a must in order to accommodate those attending – a Kiddush and lunch will be served following davening. Spend an Oneg with Rabbi Larry Rothwachs and the Beth Aaron families who are anxious to
New York - Rabbi Pesach Lerner, Executive Vice President, Emeritus of the National Council of Young Israel, has launched the Israel Initiative “to further enhance the work of the countless individual activists and groups who are dedicated to pro-Israel causes.”
The organization’s mission is “to encourage collaboration among the various organizations as
Goal is to gain pardon for Pollard
(from combined services)
The national office of Young Israel is encouraging people to call the White House, when President Barack Obama leaves for Israel, to ask him to commute Jonathan Pollard’s sentence to time served. By April 8, he will have spent 10,000 days in prison.
As part of the
YACHAD, an organization that brings together individuals with special needs and includes them in mainstream Jewish life, also brought together the South of Cedar Lane community in Teaneck for a YACHAD shabbaton on March 8-9. The shabbaton was co-hosted by Arzei Darom, Netivot Shalom, and Ohr Saadya, the three synagogues in the area.
“It was exceptional to
Muslim-Jewish Dialogue Can Help
South Orange—Father John T. Pawlikowski and Dr. Michael Berenbaum spoke about interfaith relations recently at the Marcia Robbins-Wilf Lecture Series of the Sister Rose Thering Fund for Jewish-Christian Studies (SRTF) at Seton Hall University. Sister Rose, a fierce fighter against Roman Catholic