Thursday, January 23, 2020


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

Holocaust Memory Is Still Fresh  for Some at Daughters of Miriam Center

Clifton—Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, is Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who were killed in World War II by the Nazis and their collaborators. Around the world, Jewish Holocaust survivors, family members of victims and the greater Jewish community come together on this day to

Letter in Support of Jose Sandoval as Mayor of Passaic

Shalom my dear Jewish brothers and sisters: On May 9, you will have an opportunity to choose who will be mayor in the City of Passaic. Through this letter, I would like to tell you about one of the candidates, my brother Jose Sandoval.

I am related to Jose Sandoval through closer ties

Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky Will Discuss Achdus and Promoting Kiruv in Israel

Harav Shmuel Kamenetsky, shlita, will be speaking in Passaic, on Sunday evening, May 7, at Agudas Bircas Yaakov, 262 Terhune Ave., to give chizuk to the community and to promote the important work of Lev Modiin and Lev Echad, organizations founded and directed by Rabbi Elazar Grunberger in Israel.

Young Israel of Passaic-Clifton Hosts Survivor Sonia Klein at Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Holocaust survivor Sonia Klein addressed the Young Israel of Passaic-Clifton on Sunday night and shared her amazing and traumatic story of survival during the Holocaust.

“I am here not only because I want to tell you my life story. I’m here because I carry a message with my life story. A

JFS Clifton Holds Annual Model Seder for Russian Immigrants

Jewish Family Service and Children’s Center of Clifton-Passaic held their annual model Seder for Russian immigrants on Tuesday, March 28. This long-standing tradition dates back to when JFS Clifton’s primary focus was helping resettle Russian immigrants in the greater Clifton-Passaic area. As Pesach is a time when we

Yedei Chesed Hosts Successful Passaic-Clifton Shabbaton

From time to time, something seemingly ordinary becomes extraordinary. This year on Shabbat of Parshat Teruma, two special communities came together as one. For the second consecutive year, Yedei Chesed hosted its Passaic-Clifton shabbaton, creating an inclusive Shabbat that brought together adult men from both Rockland County and

Financial Workshop to Be Offered for Special Needs Caregivers

Leizer Gewirtzman, CPA, ChSNC, special care planner, will be the featured speaker at a workshop that will discuss 10 basic steps to help caregivers get started in preparing for the financial future of their dependent with special needs. As a caregiver of a dependent with special needs, the most important issue often becomes what will happen

Chabad of Passaic-Clifton Celebrates 10 Years of Leadership

On February 26, Chabad of Passaic-Clifton held its annual dinner, celebrating 10 years of making a difference. One hundred and fifty people were in attendance at the Tifereth Israel ballroom in Passaic to enjoy this special event.

Like most Chabad houses across the globe, Chabad of

‘Ani’ Comes to Ahavas Israel in Time for Purim

This Purim bring the whole family as the Not-Ready-for-Chol-Hamoed Players present “Ani,” an original Jewish comedy using the music of Broadway’s Annie. The performance will be held at the Ahavas Israel on Motzei Shabbat, March 11, at 9 p.m., following the 7:25 p.m. Megilla reading. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For