Saturday, October 19, 2019


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

Chabad of Passaic Screens Film

The Chabad Center of Passaic County presents “Shelter,” the film produced by Eran Riklis and starring Neta Riskin of the famed Netflix series “Shtisel” on July 10. “Shelter” is an Israeli drama thriller, now debuting in select theaters in Florida and New York. The screening will take place at 7:30 p.m. at The Chabad Center, 194

Chabad of Passaic Holds Annual Teen Awards Event

(Courtesy of Chabad of Passaic) On Tuesday evening, May 28, The Chabad Center of Passaic County held its annual evening of awards at Club Vibe, 92 NJ-23, Riverdale, New Jersey. Volunteers were honored for their hours of giving to the Friendship Circle, Heart to Heart, CTeen and CTeen Junior. Among the honorees were our Above and

A Special Kind of Summer

While many parents often struggle with the seven to 10-day gap between the end of summer programs and the commencement of the new school year, parents of children with special needs find this period especially challenging.

For the seventh year running, Friendship Circle of Passaic County is offering the

Daughters of Miriam Features Dr. Yosef Glassman at Annual Trustee Dinner

Last Thursday night, I had the privilege of attending the 2019 Daughters of Miriam Center (DMC) Annual Board of Trustees Dinner. It was my first time visiting the Clifton campus of DMC, although I have long known about this special institution that is such a big part of our community. This is mainly due to my long

Passaic Welcomes Main Ingredient’s New Restaurant

“Main Ingredient” is back on Main Avenue, but in a new location- this time with spacious seating, and a parking lot!

The store is going back to its culinary roots with a return to Main Avenue to be a restaurant again, after a stint in Seasons Clifton as the

Young Israel of Passaic-Clifton Honors Kurtz and Davis Families at Upcoming Dinner

(Courtesy of YIPC) A welcoming synagogue that caters to men, women and children is what attracted Marc and Chava Kurtz and Jeremy and Aliza Davis to the Young Israel of Passaic-Clifton.

“We appreciated the diversity of the membership,” Marc Kurtz said, sharing why the couple joined

Friendship Circle of Passaic County to Host Friendship March and Family Fair

Friendship Circle of Passaic County will once again be hosting a fundraising and awareness day for children with special needs and their families. This years event, FriendshipMarch 2019, will be held at Oak Hill Park, 1680 Route 23 N, Wayne, New Jersey, on Sunday, June 2.

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