Tuesday, January 21, 2020


Yachad’s Annual NJ Gala to Celebrate HS Seniors and More

Things will be a little different at this year’s Yachad New Jersey Gala on Jan. 4. Yes, there will be speakers and adult honorees, but there will also be the inauguration of a new chesed fund and the installation of the first group of high school senior awardees.

The new initiatives

Jersey City Residents Join Vigil

A somber group of friends, neighbors, local and regional clergy and multi-level dignitaries, flanked by a battalion of municipal and sheriff’s department uniformed personnel, crowded into Temple Beth-El last Wednesday evening in Jersey City, to mourn last week’s tragedy together. The pulsing strobe of blue and red lights atop

Our Shiva Visit to Jersey City

Traveling to Jersey City to pay a shiva call to the Ferencz family seemed like the least we could do (and perhaps it was) but once we got there, we realized that they really appreciated the visitors from outside of their community and the expressions of achdut that were shared by hundreds of vistors. We spoke to Moshe’s father

Donations for the Victims Of Jersey City Terror

For the Ferencz Family:

Charidy.com: all proceeds going to the Ferencz family. Visit https://www.charidy.com/jcvictims.

The funds will be overseen and administered by the committee established to help the Ferencz

HETZ Aims to Work ‘Better Together’ In Combating Anti-Semitism

The meaning and potential impact of HETZ (Hebrew for arrow) took on new meaning following the organization’s Teaneck parlor meeting on December 8. Less than 24 hours later, the sorrowful reality of anti-Semitism and Jew hatred reared its ugly head again, in our own backyard.

Have you ever

Teaneck’s ‘Amud Yomi’ to Celebrate Siyum Marking 15 Years of Dedicated Learning

As the excitement mounts in anticipation of the upcoming Siyum Hashas to be held at Metlife Stadium and the Barclays Center on January 1, so too is there a sense of celebration among the members of the Teaneck Amud Yomi. Established over 15 years ago at the initiative of Rabbi Ezra Wiener, currently assistant rabbi at Congregation

Over 1,300 Young Professionals Raise $500K At FIDF NYC Gala to Support Israeli Soldiers

(Courtesy of FIDF) Over 1,300 young professionals from the New York area gathered on Dec. 7 at the Metropolitan Pavilion for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Young Leadership New York (YL-NY) Division Gala. The event raised $500,000 to support well-being and educational programs for Israel Defense Forces

NORPAC Hosts Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in Teaneck

(Courtesy of NORPAC) On Sunday evening, NORPAC hosted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) at the home of Drs. Esther and Mort Fridman in Teaneck.

Mitch McConnell is the longest-serving Senate Republican leader. Before his election to the Senate, he served as judge-executive of

FDU Yeshiva and Seminary Program to Offer New And Exciting Courses

The Fairleigh Dickinson Yeshiva and Seminary programs have been offering degree completion programs in separate men and women classes for close to 20 years. Students are able to transfer up to two years of yeshiva and seminary studies (72 credits) from Israel and/or the U.S. and take CLEP and other credit-by-exams in order to earn a regular

NAACP and Anti-Semitism Do Not Mix

Editor’s note: Englewood’s Cheryl Rosenberg shared the following letter that was sent to the NAACP New Jersey president as part of her advocacy against hate-filled Facebook posts shared under the guise of membership in “NAACP Passaic.” Several disturbing images are shared as well.

Yeshivat Frisch Announces Dinner Honorees

(Courtesy of Yeshivat Frisch) The annual Yeshivat Frisch Dinner will take place on Motzei Shabbat, Feb. 8, 2020, at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe. The theme for the 2020 dinner, “Looking Forward,” celebrates Frisch’s community of support that allows the school to constantly aim for new

RCCS Event Held in Teaneck in Memory of Dr. Tali Skoczylas, z”l

On December 16, a successful event was hosted by Eliza and Moshe Skoczylas in memory of their father, Dr. Tali Skoczylas, z”l. A speaker relayed his experiences of raising a child with cancer and recognizing the support and guidance received by RCCS to help him through the journey. The evening proved to be most