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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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GrowTorah and Canfei Nesharim Merge

When Yosef Gillers was a college student at Washington University in St. Louis, his Hillel rabbi introduced him to Canfei Nesharim, a new organization focused on environmental education with Torah values. In 2016, Gillers began his own organization, GrowTorah, to provide hands-on gardening programs to Orthodox day

Scenes from the Siyum Hashas

Israeli Film ‘The Unorthodox’ to Be Screened in Teaneck

Despite our love for medinat Yisrael and its prominence in our homes and schools, demonstrated by the fact that it is often the destination for our vacations, the venue for our children’s gap years, the target of our philanthropies and, for the fortunate among us, the location of our second homes, Israeli

Shiur in Memory of Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz, zt”l, Kicks Off Daf Yomi Cycle

Hoping to inspire people all over the world as the 14th Daf Yomi cycle begins, Klal Govoah is offering a free digital download of Maseches Brachos and a chance to win one of three iPads loaded with the full ArtScroll Schottenstein Digital Shas to anyone who learns Daf Yomi on Sunday, January 5, in memory of ArtScroll

Inclusive Daf Yomi Platform Released; Community Event Will Kick Off New Daf Yomi Cycle

(Courtesy of OU) A new Torah platform has been released this week that is likely to become the go-to destination for Daf Yomi learners. All Daf, a project of the OU, is an app and website that will host an extensive encyclopedia of premium Shas-related audio, video and PDF content, and is designed to help raise the level of Torah

‘Sweet Singer of Breslov’ Yosef Karduner to Perform Free Debut Concert in Teaneck on Sunday

(Courtesy of Breslov Research Institute) On Sunday, January 5, world-renowned singer and musician Yosef Karduner will make his first appearance in Teaneck at the Teaneck Sephard Center (407 Warwick Avenue, near the corner of Sussex, Teaneck).

At age 24, after serving in the

OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services Trauma Team Helps in Jersey City

(Courtesy of OHEL) The horrific events in Jersey City were sprawled across the news and media. Scenes abound of shoot outs and heavily armored emergency personnel rushing to the scene. While all this was transpiring and afterwards, the OHEL trauma team was quietly but busily at work assuring the emotional healing and

‘Still Life In Lodz’ Will Have Special Screening on January 6

The community is invited to a free screening of the highly acclaimed film, “Still Life in Lodz,” which will be shown on January 6 at Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School (JKHA/RKYHS) in Livingston, beginning at 7 p.m.

In this new documentary by Emmy-winning Director Slawomir

Chabad of West Orange Hosts Chanukah Lighting at Town Hall

ACT—Anti-Semitism on Campus Student Leadership Assembly: A Start at Fighting Back

With the memory of the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue still fresh and the heartbreaking murders in Jersey City still weeks away, at the end of November, Hillel, the world’s largest Jewish campus organization, partnered with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to sponsor an inaugural meeting of

Tragedy in Teaneck

Mourning Shelly Mermelstein, z”l, and Praying for Micah Kaufman

Although normally the days and nights of Chanukah are a more upbeat and happier time, these past few days have been very difficult and strained for many in our community. It all started last Thursday night when we

Unprovoked Violence at Sammy’s Spooks Teaneck

A quiet vacation day was shattered with midday reports spreading on social media of a man attacking Jews at a local kosher eatery on Christmas day.

Shortly before noon on December 25, the Teaneck Police Department received a call reporting an altercation inside of Sammy’s Bagels,