Sunday, September 22, 2019


Friendship Circle of Passaic Plans Queen’s Tea

(Courtesy of Friendship Circle of Passaic) The wonderful Queen’s Tea—a benefit for The Friendship Circle of Passaic County for children with special needs—will be held on Sunday, September 15, at the Packanack Lake Clubhouse, 52 Lake Drive West, Wayne, New Jersey, at noon.

The tea features

Chabad of Passaic County and The Wayne Y to Host Evening Of Chasidic Song and Film

The Chabad Center of Passaic County and the Wayne Y are pleased to announce the upcoming performance of Songs Of The Inspired Soul. This mix of live music and documentary filmmaking shares the backstory of age old chasidic melodies which were rediscovered in the 1950s. A multimedia production shares six of the niggunim (chasidic

Kool Kids Passaic Visits Complete Care Residence

(Courtesy of Kool Kids Passaic) Last Sunday, in the spirit of the Nine Days leading up to Tisha B’Av, the children and young women of Kool Kids Passaic visited the residents of Complete Care at Passaic County. It was a visit of chesed and kiddush Hashem as the children delivered teddy bears, generously sponsored

NJ Receives Security Grant Funding From Dept of Homeland Security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that New Jersey was awarded Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) funding totaling $7,368,211, of which $569,302 will go to the state’s ninth congressional district. The NSGP award is the third largest given to a state this year, and it comes as a direct result of U.S. Rep. Bill

Teach NJ Advocates for Passaic/Clifton Community

(Courtesy of Teach NJ) Teach NJ brought Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake to the home of Kenneth and Laura Rosen for a Meet and Greet with the Clifton Jewish community. Assemblyman Gary Schaer co-hosted the evening and spoke about how proud he is to partner with ASW Timberlake on many issues of great

Passaic House Fire Unites Community

On Shabbat, July 20, at 4 p.m., a fire started that destroyed a home but showed the strength of the Jewish community.

The only one home at the time of the fire was Elissa Galster, originally from Chicago, as the other two women who shared the apartment on the upper floor of the house, Sarah

Passaic Kallah Gemach Holds Yard Sale

The overstocked “Down the Aisle Kallah Gemach” will hold a huge yard sale at 36 Pleasant Ave., Passaic, on Sunday, July 28, and Monday, July 29, from 10-6. The gemach is selling many brand-new items including Mikasa, Lenox, Judaica, picture frames, all types of platters and bowls, toys, and much more. Proceeds from these items will

Chabad Center of Passaic County Introduces Five-Week Hebrew Reading Crash Course

A new, cutting-edge Hebrew reading crash course is taking the Jewish world by storm. The flashcard-based language course developed by the Jewish Learning Institute promises users that they can learn to read Hebrew in only five weeks if they follow the program. Beginning Wednesday, August 28, at 7 p.m., Rabbi Mayer Gurkov of Chabad Center of

Abracadabra! Practical Magic Is Coming Back to Passaic

The Shidduch Project will host a singles shabbaton in Passaic on Shabbos, July 27. The weekend will feature three fun, interactive meals with great ruach and speakers at the Agudah, including Rabbi Michael Nadata and our very own Dr. Shani Ratzker.

There will be an amazing Friday night oneg with live

JFS Clifton Enjoys a Night of Inclusion and Celebration

(Courtesy of JFS Clifton) Over 70 community members joined JFS last week at their annual meeting and Volunteer Recognition Dinner. The dinner highlighted the many ways JFS volunteers help keep the agency running smoothly. The new Working It Out program is a pre-vocational, on-the-job experience

Local Girls Volunteer With Leket Israel

(Courtesy of Leket Israel) Three bat mitzvah girls from Bergen County came with their families to volunteer with Leket Israel—The National Food Bank ( www.leket.org/en/  )—on their recent trip to Israel.

The group, which included

Kool Kids Passaic Celebrates Community Partnerships

(Courtesy of Kool Kids Passaic) Kool Kid Passaic participants, local children and young women with disabilities have enjoyed a particularly enriching season thanks to several community partnerships.

A few months ago, the girls division, consisting of elementary, high school and