As we await the celebration of the Siyum HaShas on January 1 (4 Teves), there is a palpable excitement about beginning the next Daf HaYomi cycle (Hadran alach) with the learning of Maseches Brachos.
Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s Halacha shiurim on Maseches Brachos have been widely published and
Bergen County Executive James Tedesco joined a beautiful menorah lighting on the first day of Chanukah, along with Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella, Bergen County Clerk John Hogan and the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, including Freeholder Tracy Zur, a strong advocate
(l-r) Teaneck town manager Dean Kazinci, former councilman Yitz Stern, councilman Jim Dunleavy, Teaneck mayor Mohammed Hameedudin, Deputy Mayor Elie Y. Katz, Chabad of Teaneck’s Rabbi Ephraim Simon and Teaneck councilman Keith Kaplan.
A grand menorah lighting was hosted by Chabad of Hackensack at the Bergen County courthouse, in Hackensack, where many people came out to celebrate and enjoy an outdoor Chanukah concert.
The ambassador of Israel to the U.S., Ron Dermer, recently hosted New Jersey Chabad Rabbis Yosef Carlebach and Mendy Carlebach at the official Chanukah Party of the Israeli Embassy.
The Israeli Ambassador spoke warmly about the significance of Chanukah and current events.
More than 300 people gathered at the Fair Lawn Town Hall on Sunday for the 14thannual Fair Lawn Chabad Menorah lighting. The nine-foot Menorah was gifted to the town of Fair Lawn in 2006 following a five-year campaign for authorization to add Chanukah decorations to the Town Hall’s Holiday display.
The governor of New Jersey, the Honorable Phil Murphy, celebrated a pre-Chanukah reception at the official governor’s residence, Drumthwacket. The governor invited over 100 leaders of the Jewish community in New Jersey, including many members of the Jewish community that recently witnessed the shooting tragedy in Jersey
The Lt. Governor of the State of New Jersey Sheila Oliver held a pre-Chanukah special reception in her office where she invited all the agencies working under her jurisdiction. Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky and Shterney Kanelsky presented the Lt. Governor with a special gift a silver Sefer Torah from Jerusalem.
Bris Avrohom and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey held a commemoration ceremony in honor of the fallen victims of Jersey City. For the first time ever a new menorah was lit in the World Trade Center PATH station in a pre-Chanukah ceremony.
“This menorah is a beacon of light for
Culinary students from Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC) helped out with the Jewish Home Family’s annual Chanukah Meals on Wheels program on Monday. The program distributes more than 300 meals to those in need across the region on Chanukah and other holidays. The students are part of an ongoing collaboration between the elder
The Maccabeats forever changed the landscape of Jewish a cappella music and now Chanukah just wouldn’t be the same without them. Over 500 people, including several hundred enthusiastic children and tweens, packed into Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck on the second night of Chanukah to sing and dance along