Saturday, December 07, 2019


Four Ways to Bring Order to Another School Year

(BPT) It’s that time of year again; time for class projects and quizzes, field trips and friends, recesses and recitals. Yes, it’s time for another school year, and for parents, that can mean a little bit more stress as well. If the last school year left you feeling more like a survivor than a thriver, take

A cappella Breaks Out Camp Shalom Color War

A cappella band Six13 announced Camp Shalom's color war winners and gave a phenomenal concert for campers and staff.

Ending Shabbat Strong at Mesorah

Camp Mesorah implemented a new camp-wide Havdalah service this summer led by Camp Director Ari Katz, with Josh Broide on the drums and Saritte Silvera on the keyboard. At the end of Shabbat each week, the entire camp gathers in the Mesorah Dome for a moving and inspiring Havdalah service which infuses the upcoming week

Camp Dora Golding Camp Reporter, End of the Summer Report

Hi there! It’s Daniel Goldstein from Camp Dora Golding, reporting for the very last time in 2015.

The last two weeks have been a complete whirlwind, there is no other way to describe it. So many happenings, that the jam-packed camp

Dirshu Edition of the Sefer Chofetz Chaim Published

There are times when a new sefer is published that one can tell will have a transformational impact on all of klal Yisrael. Undoubtedly, the new Dirshu edition of the Sefer Chofetz Chaim is one of those revolutionary sefarim that will bring newfound clarity to the learning of hilchos

Shining a Spotlight on Depression

Several weeks ago, a terrible tragedy occurred: a young woman named Faigy Mayer committed suicide from a Manhattan building. According to reports, Ms. Mayer was a single woman who had grown up Chasidish, but had moved away from religion as a young adult. By some accounts, she felt abandoned and ostracized by her family as a result

Camp Lavi Rallies Against Iran Nuke Deal

On July 22, Camp Lavi took part in rallying against the Iranian nuclear deal along with thousands of people throughout New York City, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Fort Lauderdale. Director Joey Hoenig introduced the in-camp rally and explained the importance of Lavi’s participation. A short video was shown, demonstrating the history

Gesher Week 7 in Review

Yoatzot: Both ‘Strongly Opposed’ and ‘Warmly Welcomed’ in the Teaneck Community

The Jewish Link received significant criticism in the last few weeks regarding how we referenced the recent Yoetzet event that took place in our community. We published advertisements, save-the-dates and a Q&A with the Teaneck yoetzet, and finally reported on the event, which welcomed approximately 300 of our community’s women. Quite

Lying Facedown on a School Bus

This is going to be a different sort of “column” from what I usually do. As you may know from some of my previous articles, this summer I attended the BIMA arts program at Brandeis University. I “majored” in creative writing, learning new techniques and improving my skills along with 13 other fellow writers. This week I’d

Take Me Out of the Ball Game

A couple of months ago I wrote a piece about the 1986 Mets. It was a good year for us since we won the World Series. I also wrote about my ill-fated Keith Hernandez Starting Lineup action figure and his untimely demise. I thought that by sending Keith a copy of this article I would get some sort of response but, alas, it was not in

Reflections on Shiva

After experiencing the

death of my father, Dr Saul Agus A’’h, over three months ago, I have decided to share some thoughts in hope that this can help our friends who try to comfort mourners during these difficult times. Specifically, I would like to focus on the funeral, shiva week and post shiva.