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Dewey or Don’t We?

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

Theater Camp: In the Box with Black Box

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

Serious Talent Can Multiply the Odds With ReTake

New York—Making it in the entertainment business is all about the numbers; the more exposure performers get, the better their odds for success. A new and exciting concept for promoting talent, ReTake, will soon end its free trial period for new clients. Until August 14, there is no fee and no credit card required to sign up.

“ReTake offers artists

Rabbi Eugene Kwalwasser: Former Yavneh Principal Leads A Principled Life In Israel

Bet Shemesh—In the Modern Orthodox community, it is becoming popular to make aliyah.  It is, however, less common for community leaders from chutz la aretz, to start from scratch in Israel leaving their established positions behind.

The former driving force behind Paramus’ Yavneh Academy, one of the pioneering day schools in Bergen

Wave Of The Future

It was a twist of fate that not only introduced Inna Braverman to a passion for green energy, but reconnected her to Ukraine, where she spent the first four years of her life.

Braverman, 27, is the co-founder and marketing director of Eco Wave Power (EWP), an Israel-based company whose innovation in wave technology for the production of electricity has

Not Eating Eggs

My name is Yehuda. I am 7 years old and I live in Bergenfield. I like to do things that most kids like to do.   I love to play sports like other kids and with Lego.

But there is one thing that makes me feel different from other kids.  I have food allergies.  I cannot eat eggs, chicken or turkey.  I don’t mind so much about not being able to eat

What To Do When Someone Is Having A Seizure

Seizures are sudden surges of brain activity that can cause sudden, involuntary movements or sensations. Many times seizures cause a person to become unaware or unable to respond. We all need to know how to respond during this type of emergency to keep people with seizures safe.

The most pronounced seizure is a type of convulsion known as a generalized

Candles Exhibit Comes to Teaneck General Store

David Abecassis brings an exhibition entitled “Candles,” to the Teaneck General Store, 502A Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ 07666 - ph: 201-530-5046, on July 14th.

Educated at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M.F.A., Ontario College of Art and Design, Florence, Italy and Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada, he has

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Intimacy in Marriage But Were Afraid to Ask Until Now

Teaneck—Several hundred women listened intently as a panel of women scholars talked about intimacy. They learned about what the Torah commands and how women can negotiate the challenges inherent in each phase of their married lives at the Jewish Women’s Journey through Life program presented at Rinat Yisrael on the first of July.

Three of the four

NCSY Give USA Teens Clown Around at Jewish Home at Rockleigh

On Sunday, June 30th, 2013, a group of about 40 teenagers and 20 adults from NCSY’s Give USA program came to the Jewish Home at Rockleigh for an intergenerational program that teaches kids how to be clowns and reach out to seniors. Give USA is a summer program of NCSY, the international youth movement of the Orthodox Union. The training was led by

NCSY: A Summer of Fun

New York—This year NCSY Summer broke all previous records, with more than 980 teens from across the world attending one of NCSY Summer’s 12 programs.

“We have a formula that works,” says David Cutler, director of NCSY Summer.“We’ve created a series of programs that provide an unforgettable experience and a spiritually enriching one. Teens

Huge Success for Second Annual Teaneck Clothing Drive

Teaneck—The second annual Greater Teaneck Children’s Clothing Drive was a huge success this summer. Thanks to the incredible volunteers and donors in this amazing community, we were able to help over 60 families clothe their children for the coming year and also send many boxes of clothing to Israel.

The drive is held during the Three Weeks and