Wednesday, January 29, 2020


Summer Break in Israel: To Camp or Not To Camp

It’s the end of May and registration for Israeli day camps is just beginning. Parents are weighing their local options between drama, karate, sports, cooking and art. Ask older children and teens what they are doing this summer and you will often hear many “dunnos” or “nothing” (or the Hebrew equivalent). While the heat has long been in the air, the

27th Annual Yachad Family Shabbaton/Retreat

With close to 900 people in attendance, the 27th Annual Yachad Family Shabbaton/Retreat provided much needed support, information and networking for hundreds of families who have a child with special needs.  Parents learned about resources for their children from top professionals in the field of disabilities and gained support from leaders in the field of

Ma’ayanot Students Perform to Save Lives

Heartbeats: A Night of Song, Dance and Connection

Started six years ago by three students in the Class of 2009, Heartbeats is an annual student-initiated, student-created and student-directed performance open to women of the community.  Each year Heartbeats organizers choose a charity to which the proceeds of that year’s performances will be donated, and

Rav Amar, Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel prays at Shaarei Orah

On Tuesday evening April 30, Congregation Shaarei Orah, the Sephardic Congregation of Teaneck, had the rare privilege of hosting Rabbi Shlomo Amar, the Sephardic Chief Rabbi of the State of Israel. The sanctuary was filled to near capacity as Rabbi Amar joined the Sephardic Congregation for the Mincha (afternoon) prayer service. After Mincha,

Not Just Another Singles Event: Bergen Connections

Teaneck—Do you have a single friend who has been set up countless times just to be disappointed or disheartened? Perhaps you are single and have just about “had it” with what is now termed the “Singles Crisis?” Each time someone calls with a suggestion, do you feel compelled to go out because “the shadchan said: ‘this time it will be

Rabbi Shmuel Goldin’s Book Signing at Judaica House

This past Sunday, bookworms and scholarly readers, people from all walks of life and denominations of Judaism, flocked to the Judaica House on Cedar Lane to have Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, the rav of Ahavath Torah in Englewood and the president of the Rabbinical Council of America, sign Bamidar, his latest release in the series he is doing on Chamesha Chumshei

Care One CEO and Daughter Raise $1M for Care One Sandy Vics

The Chairman and CEO of Care One, LLC, Daniel Straus—and his daughter Elizabeth—raised more than $1 million to give to over 100 of his employees who were hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. Many staff members were left homeless or suffered tremendous damage to their property from the severe flooding and wind. The funds were distributed through an application


Yeshiva University invites the community to its first annual conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls. The conference will take place May 19th from 1:30-4:30PM at the Lipschutz-Gutwirth Study Hall (Rubin Shul), 2501 Amsterdam Avenue, in Manhattan.

Opening and Closing Remarks will be given by Professor Moshe J. Bernstein. Participating contributors will be

Ahavath Torah Annual Dinner Planned for June 20th

Congregation Ahavath Torah is pleased to announce that their 2013 Annual Dinner will take place Thursday evening, June 20, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at Congregation Ahavath Torah. This year’s Guests of Honor are Lori and Harry Reidler. The Reidlers, parents of four grown children, have been residents of Englewood for 28 years. Harry is an attorney with a nationwide

RYNJ Chidon Champ Makes Her Competition Her Cause: Bat Mitzvah Project Strives to Help Babian Family in Israel

Teaneck—Tehila Kornwasser, a 6th grade student at RYNJ from Teaneck, recently won the regional championship of the International Bible Contest, the Chidon, for the Bergen County area, and placed 5th in the international competition in Israel, separated by just a five points from the big winners. The contest was all about Torah, Neviim and Ketuvim,

President’s Statement on Jewish Heritage Month

Congress declared May as Jewish Heritage Month in 2006 and President Obama was the only U.S. President to throw a party for it, but with the recent budget sequester, this year’s party has been cancelled. So has Fleet Week in New York, when thousands of naval personnel will not be visiting the city.

Jews have been in the Americas since the Inquisition, and as

The Other Kind of Jewish Outreach

When we hear the term “Jewish outreach,” most of us automatically assume that it has something to do with kiruv. Translated literally it means “bringing close.” It is the idea of bringing people closer to Judaism and renewing their commitment to the Jewish faith. There are many worthy individuals and organizations dedicated to Jewish outreach and their