Friday, November 22, 2019


Masa Israel Journey Gap Year Fairs Illuminate Opportunities in Israel for North American Jews

(Courtesy of Masa Israel) Masa Israel Journey is leading a national tour of seven U.S. cities to connect outgoing high school students to educational, immersive gap year programs in Israel. Masa’s 2019 Gap Year Fair tour will engage communities in Boston; Rockville, Maryland; Livingston; Long Island, New York; Chicago; Miami; and Los

A Historic Celebration: OHEL’s 50th Annual Gala Marks 50 Years of Milestones

(Courtesy of OHEL) In 1969, man took the iconic first steps on the moon. That same summer, a giant leap was taken by a visionary group of founders who established OHEL Children’s Home & Family Services. When OHEL’s doors opened to abused, neglected and homeless children, the children took their first steps into loving

Community Members ‘Dash For Dignity’ with Yad Leah

What we choose to wear is about more than just the clothing we have on. Our clothes speak to our status, our tastes and our dignity.

Jessica Katz, the director of Yad Leah, understands how our clothing affects how we hold ourselves and how we perceive others. The goal of her

County Clerk Hogan Salutes Officers of Charity Motorcycle Run

(Courtesy of Responders Run) Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan has presented certificates of recognition to the officers of Responders Run, a motorcycle rally that raises funds for first responders and military seriously wounded or killed in the line of duty.

Responders Run raises funds through

Funding Needed for Canavan Disease Research

In December 2017, The Jewish Link wrote about the Landsman family—parents Jennie and Gary, older brother Mikey, and younger brothers Benny and Josh. When Benny was 6 months old his developmental progress stalled, and after several months of intervention and therapy the family sought the advice of a neurologist, who ordered a full

Fair Lawn Chabad Class Will Help People Cope With Life Challenges

(Courtesy of Anshei Lubavitch) This fall, Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein of Anshei Lubavitch in Fair Lawn will offer “Worrier to Warrior,” a new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), to help people deal with life challenges by accepting themselves and finding meaning in adversity.

Yeshiva University’s Innovation Lab Launches 2nd Cohort

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) Yeshiva University, in partnership with Gvahim, an Israeli NGO that enables business and career success for new immigrants, Cactus Capital, and Yazamut 360,° the Entrepreneurship Center of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), announced the launch of the second cohort of its Innovation Lab today, with

‘Jump Together’ With The Shabbat Project

A year after the Pittsburgh shooting, international Shabbat Project will bring together Jews across political and ideological lines in celebration of the Jewish Day of Rest, inspiring a more uplifting Jewish identity.

(Courtesy of The Shabbat Project) From November 15-16, more than 1 million Jews in

New Chofetz Chaim-Affiliated Elementary School Yeshiva To Open in Bergen County

(Courtesy of Chofetz Chaim) In recent years the Bergen County community has grown by leaps and bounds, and with that comes the need to continue building high-quality schools that offer both a stellar Torah and secular education. With this in mind, a new Chofetz Chaim-affiliated, all-boys elementary school yeshiva is being founded in Bergen

Aravot Abound in the Frankel Garden

Teaneck Chabad Runs Monthly Chesed Program

Once a month the Chabad House conducts a chesed program to benefit local organizations. The organization provides kids with an opportunity to get together, socialize and partake in chesed projects. Recently, folks enjoyed pizza from Pizzalicious and a show from mad scientist, Dr. Schnitzel.

The New York Cantors to Perform at the Bergen PAC

The New York Cantors, presented by Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey will perform at the Bergen PAC on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. Seats run from $69-59-49-39-29.

It all started as a project for PBS when three young cantors were brought together in Amsterdam’s revered 17th-century