Tuesday, February 18, 2020


JFCS of Northern New Jersey Hosts Parenting Education Event at Yeshivat He’Atid

(Courtesy of JFCSNNJ) Technology in 2020 is miraculously innovative and entertaining and it keeps us connected to those we care about. Reliance on technology, however, poses significant challenges to parents trying to raise their kids and teens in the 2020s. Navigating the hourly or daily struggles with children can be

JCC Thurnauer School of Music to Present Guitarist Sharon Isbin in Annual Gift of Music Gala Benefit Concert

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) On Sunday, February 9, 4-6 p.m., the Thurnauer School of Music will celebrate 30 years of presenting its annual Gift of Music Gala Benefit Concert. This year’s concert will feature Sharon Isbin, multi-Grammy Award-winning guitarist, who will be joined by various Thurnauer student

Museum of Jewish Heritage Debuts Holocaust-Era Victims’ Art

On January 15, members of the press were invited to preview a new exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City, entitled “Rendering Witness: Holocaust-Era Art as Testimony.”

Elyse Buxbaum, executive vice president for

OU Impact Accelerator To Support Innovative Nonprofit Startups

New cohort addresses poverty, substance abuse and education.

(Courtesy of OU) OU’s Impact Accelerator, a mentorship program for growth and early-stage funding for Jewish non-profit entrepreneurs and a division of The Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the

Stand Up to Anti-Semitism

Stand up against anti-Semitism at Congregation Ahavath Torah, on Sunday, February 9, sponsored by The Simon Wiesenthal Center and UNESCO. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the Israel exhibition in the lobby and the program will start at 7:30 p.m.

Free admission. Location is Congregation Ahavath Torah, 240

Project Ezrah Named Best of Englewood 2020

Project Ezrah has been selected for the 2020 Best of Englewood Awards in the category of Associations.

Each year, in and around the Englewood area, the Englewood Award Program chooses only the best local businesses. The companies chosen exemplify the best of small business, often leading through

Valley Chabad Connects Students With Seniors

Valley Chabad’s Linking Hearts program connects middle school teens with seniors. Once a month they come together for an afternoon of activities and friendship. The seniors wait all month to see the kids. This month Linking Hearts participants made challah covers and played some fun games, each teen

Dor L’Dor to Attend ‘Unmasked’

The Dor L’Dor group of Congregation Ahavath Torah will be going to a matinee performance of “Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, on Thursday, February 13.

Meet at Ahavath Torah at 12:30 p.m.; performance at 1:30 –

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

Valley Chabad Has First Sunday Circle of 2020

Teens and children with special needs joined for a day of fun and laughter. Friendship Circle is a program that provides exciting programs for children with special needs. At this Sunday Circle, the children and teens made Lego watches, enjoyed a music and dancing session and had a birthday

Federation Summit Urges Unity

In opening the Safety and Security Summit on Sunday, January 12, at the Bergen Academies, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey (JFNNJ) President Roberta Abrams led the assembled in a moment of silence in memory of the victims of Jersey City and Monsey. A video followed with graphic scenes of

Eighth Graders Unite for Tech Awareness Event

Eighth grade students from Ben Porat Yosef, Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey, The Moriah School, Yavneh Academy, Yeshivat He’Atid and Yeshivat Noam gathered together on January 7, Asara b’Tevet, for a technology awareness event run by Screening Our Future, the Bergen County initiative introduced in September