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Friday, February 21, 2020

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Chabad Offers One Course in Eight Bergen Locations

(Courtesy of Chabad) Across Bergen County, over 300 adults will gather at eight Chabad centers for an all new JLI course of study titled “Judaism’s Gifts to the World”—a six-week exploration starting the last week in January—that will unearth the Jewish roots of some of the most cherished values of Western civilization.

Kaplen JCC Plans Annual Zumba Dance Party

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is holding a free, exhilarating Saturday-Night Zumba Dance Party on February 8, 7:30-9 p.m. One of the best options out there for endorphin-boosting, heart-healthy fun, Zumba combines Latin, Hip-Hop, African, Israeli and pop music to produce a high-energy

‘Just Review It’ App Helps Thousands Review Daf Yomi

(Courtesy of Shas Chabura) The Siyum Hashas has come and gone, and a new Daf Yomi cycle is upon us. You, among multitudes of other Jews, have begun the new cycle with high hopes of being a mesayem in seven-and-a-half years from now.

But how about we up the goal a notch? To not only be a mesayem, but to be a true “Shas Yid”?

Yes, it

Nationwide TEAM Shabbos Promotes Awareness About End-of-Life Decisions

(Courtesy of Team Shabbos) The conversation is growing. The fifth annual TEAM Shabbos was held on Shabbos Vayechi, January 11, and rabbis in over 525 shuls and more than 225 communities across North America enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to discuss end-of-life issues. TEAM stands for Traditional End-of-Life Awareness Movement,

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 –