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Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Join the Conversation: Keeping the Faith by Eliminating Stigma

If you Google the words “stigma” and “faith-based community,” you come up with a number of articles, studies and other materials on how stigma within religious communities negatively and profoundly affects its members who suffer from mental health issues or addiction. In some cases, stigma causes the sufferer to feel isolated and to

Borough of Bergenfield Celebrates Quasquicentennial

New Jersey is a state rich in history, and within that state the township of Bergenfield boasts its own background as well. This summer, the Bergenfield invites community members to come together and celebrate 125 years since its founding. Known as the quasquicentennial (try saying that five times fast), the celebrations

Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County Celebrates at 45th Annual Community Gala

(Courtesy of SSDSBC) More than 400 parents, grandparents, alumni and friends celebrated Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County’s 45th year at its annual community gala on April 7 at the Hilton Pearl River.

Among this year’s honorees were Schechter alumni parents

Thumbs Down to ‘Rise Up Ocean County’ Facebook Page

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Civil Rights wants to stem the “rising tide of hate” by asking Facebook to monitor a page it sees as dangerous for Orthodox Jews.

The Facebook page is called Rise Up Ocean County, or RUOC.

Englewood Mayor Michael Wildes Gives Civics Lesson to Local Students

Immigration attorney and Englewood Mayor Michael Wildes Spent the morning with local yeshiva students to learn firsthand what their concerns for the city are and to discuss the role of a politician on a local, state and federal level.

Yeshivat Har Etzion Celebrates Jubilee Year

Preceding the Gala Dinner marking the jubilee of Yeshivat Har Etzion and the 20th anniversary of sister school Migdal Oz, on Sunday, April 7, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, the community was invited to the Har Etzion Leadership and Education Conference. Addressing topics dealing with contemporary challenges

Jewish National Fund Will Host Brunch With Alan Dershowitz and JNF CEO Russell Robinson

(Courtesy of JNF) Jewish National Fund (JNF) will host Professor Alan M. Dershowitz in a conversation with JNF CEO Russell F. Robinson on Sunday, May 5, at The Rockleigh (26 Paris Avenue, Rockleigh). Registration and brunch will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by the program at 10 a.m. Major donors are invited to a meet and

Simon Wiesenthal Center Organizes First-Ever Leadership Summit for Yeshiva HS Seniors

(Courtesy of Simon Wiesenthal Center) Recently, approximately 130 high school students from HAFTR, Frisch, Ramaz, Magen David and Central joined together for the first of its kind High School Leadership Conference designed to provide seniors a real-time understanding of what awaits them on college campuses regarding anti-Semitism

JFNNJ Holds Legislative Advocacy Day

The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey held another Legislative Advocacy Day at congressman Bill Pascrell’s office (NJ 9th).

As representatives of the Jewish Federation, our group had the opportunity to advocate and present a multitude of concerns and interests, including having

Jewish Center of Teaneck Plans Big Bread Burn

The 10th Annual Big Bread Burn at the Jewish Center of Teaneck will take place on Friday, April 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The Amsel Big Bread Burn is in loving memory of Elizabeth Sher.

The Teaneck Fire Department will have fire trucks in the

iCAN Teens Meet With Israeli Delegation

This week, the iCAN Leadership students and the Scott Pazer STEM delegation from Israel spent an amazing evening together. The group bonded over how both groups of high school students come from different parts of the world, yet they all share their strong Jewish identity and commitment to Israel.

JFCS Receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant for Cooking Companions Program

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey (JFCS NNJ), in collaboration with eight other Jewish Family Services agencies in New Jersey, is pleased to announce the receipt of a joint grant of $175,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in support of the Cooking Companions