Tuesday, November 19, 2019


New “OHEL Access” Centralizes Inquiry To All OHEL Services

To better serve the community, OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services has launched OHEL Access which provides improved accessibility, relevant information and immediate help to OHEL’s breadth of services.

This single point of access to all of OHEL’s services includes  Always on Call 1-800-603-OHEL, Live Help Online: www.ohelfamily.org and Confidential

Groups Gift Garrett With ‘Climate Change Denier’ Award

Teaneck Patch reports that last week Tuesday, environmentalists presented Tea Party favorite, Congressman Scott Garrett, a unicorn-fashioned award for his “extreme, anti-science views.”

Chanting, “It’s hot, Scott,” and flashing homemade signs outside the Republican’s Glen Rock district office, The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters and


Reprinted with permission from the authors. This letter first appeared in The Jewish Press.

Los Angeles—Our job is to stay on top of trends around the world, advocating for Jewish and for human-rights causes. What would you do if you learned that a small group of people threatened to make Jewish life in our communities less inviting and secure?


Tuesday, August 6, the annual “National Night Out” was celebrated in many communities in Bergen County and throughout the country. The celebration in Teaneck’s Votee Park started at 5 p.m. and lasted until sundown, for the convenience of families with young children. Votee Park is the largest of Teaneck’s many parks. There was enough room to

Mayor Cory Booker Tweet Your Heart Out!

Most politicians, with self-puffery, are prone to broadcasting all the great causes that they live for; some declare with bravado, like George W. Bush, what they are ready to kill for. But few care to share, as does senatorial candidate Cory Booker, what they are ready to die for. (And yes you can end a sentence with a preposition when it reads as good as

Four Democratic Hopefuls Bring it On, Booker in Lead

JLBC has interviewed all four Democratic candidates who are running in the special primary on August 13. While Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s interview does not appear in the paper because his interview clashed with our deadline, his story by reporter Aliza Davidovit is on our website at www.jewishlinkbc.com as of Thursday night, August 8. JLBC, because of time

Poland’s Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich on Appeal: Asking Poles for Religious Rights

Warsaw—Embroiled in strategizing appeals to the constitutional courts in Poland regarding the banning of schechita, Rabbi Michael Schudrich, the American-born Chief Rabbi of Poland, told JLBC that, contrary to press reports and the demands of The European Jewish Association headed by Chabad Rabbi Menachem Margolin, he has no intention of resigning

Heichal HaTorah Joins Ranks of Local High Schools

Heichal HaTorah opens in Teaneck at the start of this upcoming academic year with 17 students who are making the most of it. Operating under the auspices of Rosh Yeshiva Rav Aryeh Stechler, the new institution aims to offer a meaningful Yeshiva environment with top notch general studies.

“We will be using different educational methods and creating an

Frank Pallone: Official Heir to the Lautenberg Legacy

Congressman Frank Pallone’s official bio says he started in public service in 1982, serving in Congress since 1988, but the truth is he started in politics when he was in the fourth grade and ran for public council. Serving people, helping people and making this world a better place is what he has always been about. “I got into politics because I was

Aiming to Get Federal Help to You: Rep. Bill Pascrell Sets Up Satellite Office in Englewood

Englewood—Congressman Bill Pascrell cut the ribbon on his new satellite office in Englewood last week, and let local constituents know that his staff is there to help them find out about federal programs available to them—and help them apply for those programs. With a main district office is in Paterson, Pascrell believes that easy access for his constituents is

Talent Comes in a Skirt: Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver

When being a household-name is a huge plus in politics, Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver enters New Jersey’s senatorial primary race with a disadvantage. She is running against two well-known congressmen, Rush Holt and Frank Pallone, as well as Cory Booker, the popular mayor from Newark, NJ, who has almost a million and-a-half Twitter followers. That’s hard to tweet

A Rush to Judgment: Congressman Rush Holt

“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second.

When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.”

Albert Einstein

Is it any surprise that the Jewish person Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) admires most is physicist Albert Einstein? Holt, the eight-term