Friday, August 23, 2019


Clifton Jewish Center to Host Israel Police Attaché Yitzchak Almog

On Tuesday night, September 26, at 7 Clifton Jewish Center will host Commander Yitzchak Almog, the attaché for the National Israel Police to the US and Canada. Also in attendance will be Andrew Gross, the director of political affairs for the consul general of Israel and possibly Deputy Consul General Amir Sagie. At that time we will

Author Miriam Dobin Keeps Her Parents’ Stories Alive

Reviewing: “I Am Because of You,” by Miriam Dobin. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback, 282 pages. 2015. ISBN-10: 1514259966.

On Sunday, July 23, Miriam Dobin, writer of the memoir “I Am Because of You,” spoke at Tifereth Israel in Passaic.

Passaic Resident Shows Passion for Public Service in Summer Internship

Summer internships provide valuable career opportunities—but for many Stern College for Women students at Yeshiva University who are passionate about public service, they’re also avenues to put their talents and dreams to work building a better world, on a local and global level.


Eric Eliezer Levenson Center for Hope Is Dedicated in Passaic-Clifton

“Eric is one of us and will remain one of us. All of those who will find solace and support will be able to pay tribute to an individual who had so much to contribute. Through the efforts of his family and a lot of friends who offered financial support, his name will be long remembered. It will not be

Inclusion Is Key at Recent Yedei Chesed Events

Yedei Chesed recently hosted two special programs of inclusion that took place, respectively, during Shavuot and Shabbat of Parshat Behalotecha. On the second day of Shavuot, 22 young men joined together for Torah learning. This meaningful program brought together young men with special needs and members of the broader

Yeshiva Students Volunteer at Yad Leah

A group of 13 upcoming graduates from Frisch and one graduate from SAR initiated their own student-driven chesed day. Led by twin sisters Simone and Robin Tassler, the group visited the Yad Leah Clothing for Israel Volunteer Center in Passaic, New Jersey. They enthusiastically and passionately sorted and packed close to 1,000 items

Young Israel of Passaic-Clifton Celebrates Yom Yerushalayim

Nearly 150 people came together at the Young Israel of Passaic-Clifton to rejoice and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Yerushalayim. Special Tehillim were recited before Maariv. Following davening and remarks from Rabbi Glasser, an inspirational video about the battle for Yerushalayim was shown, and

Yedei Chesed Plans Women’s Shabbaton for June 9

Yedei Chesed is excited to announce its upcoming women’s shabbaton taking place in the Clifton-Passaic community on Shabbat Parshat Behaalotecha, June 9. Representing Yedei Chesed’s second shabbaton of the year, this inclusive Shabbat will bring together young women of Yedei Chesed’s DayHab program, along with young women living in

Clifton’s Daughters of Miriam Center Receives Five-Star Rating

Nursing homes throughout the United States all have one thing in common—they are inspected annually by their state health departments if they receive Medicare and Medicaid funds. These inspections, along with other quality indicators, are then used to rate the nursing homes on a scale of one to five, with five

Israeli Flag-Raising Is Held at Clifton City Hall

Clifton—Sima Halberstam Preiser barely survived the Holocaust as a young girl in Poland. While she miraculously made it through her internment in the Bergen Belsen concentration camp, almost no one else in her family did. When the teen arrived on the Lower East Side of New York in 1946, she immediately joined

Cafe Europa Commemorates Yom HaShoah

Survivors participating in Cafe Europa’s Yom HaShoah event enjoyed listening to Tamara Freeman perform “Music of the Holocaust.” Cafe Europa meets bimonthly at Congregation Oheb Shalom in South Orange and is sponsored by JFS MetroWest.


The Elmora Avenue Shul Yom Yerushalayim Celebration Kicks Off on Sunday

The Elmora Avenue Shul in Elizabeth, New Jersey, is excited to celebrate the 50th year since the reunification of Yerushalayim. Sunday, May 7, at 6 p.m., will kick off a series of diverse and inspiring events with a movie documentary, “Six Days in June.” This is the definitive documentary on the 1967 Six-Day War, whose aftermath has