Thursday, May 23, 2019


Lavish Lunches at Kaplen JCC Raises Significant Funds for Seniors

Beth Aaron to Host Rabbi Elyashiv This Shabbat

This Shabbat, May 4, Rabbi Netanel Elyashiv will be the scholar-in-residence. After the Kiddush that follows the main minyan, his topic will be “I Have a Dream! The Zionism of Montefiore and the Vilna Gaon’s Students.” At 6:30 p.m., he will discuss “To Eulogize or Not to Eulogize? Rav Kook and Hertzl” and, between Mincha and

Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey Woolf to Be Rinat Yisrael’s Scholar in Residence This Shabbat

On Shabbat, May 4, the Adult Education Committee of Cong. Rinat Yisrael presents as Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey Woolf of Bar Ilan University. This event is cosponsored by the Religious Zionists of America-Mizrachi.

Dr. Woolf will deliver the drasha

Shomrei Torah Plans Moving Yom HaShoah Program

This year’s Yom HaShoah program, sponsored by the Kovacs family, will take place on Sunday night, May 5, 8 p.m., at Shomrei Torah. In his multimedia presentation, Dr. Yair Grinberg will share “Stories My Father Didn’t Tell: The Heroic Work of Zalman Grinberg,” a recollection of his father’s life, work with DPs and legacy.

Jewish Historical Society to Honor Richard Polton

(Courtesy of The Jewish Historical Society) The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey will honor Richard Polton at its annual Gala Tribute Dinner on May 15, at 6:00 p.m. at Barnert Temple, in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. Polton will be honored for his outstanding leadership, generosity and commitment to the preservation and

Religious Zionists of America-Mizrachi Launches ISRAEL360 in Celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut

(Courtesy of RZA) Religious Zionists of America-Mizrachi is once again bringing an unprecedented number of Israeli scholars, roshei yeshiva, educators and thought leaders to the United States in celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut. Over 85 top Israeli speakers will serve as scholars-in-residence on Shabbat, May 4 (the Shabbat prior to Yom

BPY Donates to Project Ezrah

(Courtesy of BPY) The fifth-grade Ben Porat Yosef students set a record by raising close to $850 through a bake sale for local and Israeli needy families for Pesach.

Jeff Mendelson from Project Ezrah came to speak with the students and explained what Project Ezrah does and how the money

Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn Prepped for Pesach

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn) On Sunday, April 14, Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn distributed hand-baked shmurah matzah from Israel to the children of the CETT Hebrew School. Children took their matzahs home for their Pesach seders, and made Pesach arts and crafts. Public officials were there to greet the children and

SINAI Schools Dedicates Torah in Memory of Jacob Weinstein, z”l

(Courtesy of SINAI Schools) Almost two years after the untimely passing of SINAI’s beloved associate director, Jacob Weinstein, hundreds of people gathered at Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy for the dedication of The Jacob Weinstein, z”l, Legacy Torah. Friends, family, SINAI students and parents joined

NORPAC Hosts Reps. Elaine Luria (D-VA) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) in Teaneck

(Courtesy of NORPAC) Dr. Laurie Baumel hosted a NORPAC event for Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-VA), with special guest Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), at her home in Teaneck.

Luria is a Jewish U.S. Navy veteran who served for 20 years as a surface warfare officer and nuclear engineer. She is

Ambassador to Israel David Friedman to Headline YU Commencement

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary doctorate at Yeshiva University’s 88th Commencement on Thursday, May 30, at 1 p.m. at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

“I am deeply

Jewish Federation to Send Seven Community Rabbis on ‘Rabbinic Retreat’ to Israel

(Courtesy of Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey) The Jewish Federation is sponsoring a special rabbinic retreat for a small group of seven rabbis representing each of the denominations. In northern New Jersey there are two rabbinic organizations, one serving the Orthodox rabbis and the other serving the non-Orthodox rabbis. According