Thursday, April 09, 2020


Chinuch Roundtable

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


Yom HaShoah Commemorations

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


Beth Aaron Invites Newcomers and Potentials

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


Israel Initiative is Launched in New York

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


Young Israel Launches “Call For Clemency Campaign”

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 Members Join South of Cedar Community for First Shabbaton in Area

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


Interfaith Scholars Discuss New Issues at Seton Hall

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


Congregation Shomrei Emunah of Englewood Hosts Pre-Pesach Wine Tasting and Silent Auction to benefit Tomchei Shabbos

(Englewood, NJ)  March 4, 2012 –   Congregation Shomrei Emunah, 89 Huguenot Avenue, Englewood is hosting a pre-Pesach wine tasting and silent auction on March 9, 2013 from 8pm - 10pm in cooperation with Royal Wine Company.  Refreshments will also be served.  Proceeds from purchases at the event will benefit Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen county and The Rabbi’s


Menendez And Graham Introduce Senate Resolution To Support Israel In War With Iran

Democratic Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and his Republican colleague, Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC), introduced a Senate resolution last week to support Israel, timed to coincide with the America Israel Public Affairs Committee Conference in Washington. The resolution assures Israel that


Orthodox Leaders Meet With Legislators

Tuition Relief Is Main Agenda

Trenton—The OU’s “NJ Votes” initiative hosted its first annual Meet and Greet recently for 40 New Jersey state legislators and Orthodox community leaders representing 30 Yeshiva day schools.  The legislators listened to Orthodox concerns about tuition affordability and the need for some form of tuition


Israel Comes To Englewood

If you can’t actually be in Israel to see, hear and feel the surge of emotions on Yom Ha’Zikaron – Israel’s memorial day, and the unrestrained joy of Yom Ha’atz’maut, Israel’s Independence Day, then the next best thing is to share in a community-wide celebration and display of unity and support for the State of Israel. On Monday evening, April 15, three


New Milford Synagogue in Deal with Korean Church

When Torah Link, an Orthodox organization from Lakewood, was unable to close the deal to purchase Congregation Beth Tikvah, a long-time Conservative synagogue established in New Milford in 1955, a Korean church put a bid on the property.

If the deal goes through, the congregation will merge with the Paramus Jewish Center on Forest and Midland Avenues in