Sunday, February 23, 2020


Three Generations to Be Honored at Beth Aaron Annual Dinner

Congregation Beth Aaron (CBA) is gearing up for its 44th dinner to be held at Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood on March 1. The designated honorees truly represent the character of CBA, which unites members of all ages and stages of life into a unified, dedicated and warm community. Guests of honor are

OU Welcomes Torat Imecha Podcasts to Its Nach Yomi Menu

On January 9, the Orthodox Union’s Women’s Initiative launched its new Nach Yomi program, “Torat Imecha,” dedicated by Eta Brandman Klaristenfeld in memory of her aunt Malka Nussbaum. Female scholars deliver daily podcasts on each of the 742 chapters of Nevi’im and Ketuvim, in a slightly over two-year

Beloved Biology Teacher Esther Slomnicki to Keynote Ma’ayanot Day of Big Ideas

(Courtesy of Ma’ayanot) What do our genes say about us? Now we are able to find out, but do we want to? The continually improving technology of DNA testing impacts science, health, history, ethics and law. At Ma’ayanot’s Day of Big Ideas on February 2, Esther Slomnicki, beloved teacher of biology, AP biology and anatomy, will

RYNJ Celebrates at 82nd Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of RYNJ) On Monday night, January 13, over 650 parents, family, faculty and friends gathered together at Keter Torah for the 82nd Annual RYNJ Dinner to pay tribute to three pillars of the RYNJ family. Yehuda and Shira Isenberg were the RYNJ guests of honor, Rabbi Levi and Leah Neubort were RYNJ

Jew in the City Pop-Up Raises Awareness

(Courtesy of Jew in the City) Jew in the City, the organization dedicated to reversing negative associations about Orthodox Jews, pitched a tent on a busy Harlem street corner on a recent Monday morning, interacting with passersby. Dozens of people took advantage of the two-hour window of opportunity to meet and interact with Orthodox Jews,

L’Chaim Shidduch Organization Plans Global Community Shidduch Event

When a call went out inviting survivors of Auschwitz to participate in a trip back to the notorious death camp on the upcoming 75th anniversary of its final annihilation of Jewish souls, it was expected that only dozens would respond. In fact, over 150 elderly and frail survivors signed up for the trip, determined to have the last

Beth Aaron Men’s Club to Welcome Bob Klapisch

The Beth Aaron Men’s Club is pleased to welcome back award-winning baseball writer Bob Klapisch to Beth Aaron on Sunday, February 2, at 9:30 a.m. Bob will talk about the 2019 season, the off-season moves both local teams made, the Nationals winning the World Series, what to expect of the 2020 season, and the Hall of Fame voting

Jewish Federation Offers ‘Stop the Bleed’ Program for Community

With anti-Semitism on the rise and incidents of hate and bias increasing, safety and security are top of mind for Jewish individuals, organizations and synagogues. Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey has made safety and security training a top priority. At the recent Safety and Security Summit, free training program dates were

Refaenu to Offer Youth Mental Health Workshop

Refaenu is offering a Youth Mental Health First Aid workshop on February 9. The event will be an eight-hour training session for adults assisting young people. Session topics include:

• How to spot risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems

• How to spot the signs of mental-health and substance-use emergencies

• A five-step

Celebrate Tu B’Shevat With Lubavitch on the Palisades

Come and celebrate the New Year of Trees with Lubavitch on the Palisades at 11 Harold Street, Tenafly, New Jersey, on Sunday, February 9, at 6:00 p.m. This will be an evening of insight and entertainment for the entire family as we explore the meaning of trees, taste exotic fruits and discover the secrets of serenity in our environment.

Bergenfield Public Library Offers Free Passes to 10 Cultural Sites

The Bergenfield Public Library, located at 50 West Clinton Avenue, has announced a new and exciting service to the community. The library has acquired free family passes to 10 local museums including the following: The Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey; Brooklyn Botanic Garden; Children’s Museum of Manhattan; Intrepid Sea,

Yavneh Academy Celebrates 77th Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of Yavneh Academy) On Saturday evening, January 11, nearly 650 attendees gathered at the Marriott Glenpointe in Teaneck for Yavneh Academy’s 77th annual dinner.

Guests celebrated Yavneh and paid homage to Guests of Honor Robyn and Shukie Grossman, Service