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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Israel/World

High Holiday Seats’ Cost dropped at the Teaneck Jewish Center

Teaneck, NJ – To many people, the High Holidays are a time when people take out their wallets to pay for their family to have seats and when synagogues take in the most revenue from this collecting.

That tradition, however, is coming to end this year for the Teaneck Jewish Center. No longer will people have to pay to get High Holiday Seats; it will instead be

Enroll America Mobilizing Locally to Promote New Health Insurance Marketplace for Individuals

Leonia, NJ—As part of The Affordable Health Care Act of 2010, adults over the age of 18 will be required to have health insurance or pay a fine. Enroll America, a non-profit, non-partisan group, has launched the Get Covered America Campaign to reach the uninsured and explain how they will benefit from buying coverage when the new Health Insurance Marketplace

OHEL Welcomes Rabbi Jeremy Donath to Its Bergen County Team

OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services is proud to welcome Rabbi Jeremy Donath to their family, as OHEL’s first Bergen County Community Coordinator.

Rabbi Donath lives in Fair Lawn with his wife Shira, and is the Rav of Congregation Darchei Noam. He is a member of the RCBC and he is a teacher and Rabbi at TABC in Teaneck.

A native of

‘See You in Israel’ Dating Website for Aliyah-minded Singles Goes Live in Time for Tu B’Av

Jerusalem—Nefesh B’Nefesh has joined forces with popular Jewish dating site Saw You at Sinai to produce ‘See You In Israel’ www.seeyouinisrael.com, a dedicated online dating service for Aliyah-minded singles. The site allows singles living abroad, as well as those living in Israel – both Olim and Israelis - to join a common dating network, thus ensuring that

One Night Art Show by Israeli and Arab Children At Puffin Cultural Forum

Teaneck—The Puffin Cultural Forum will present a photography exhibit created by young Israelis and Arabs on Sunday, July 28, at 4 p.m. Entitled, “Through Other’s Eyes,” the exhibit is part of a project created by Givat Haviva, a nonprofit educational organization in Israel.

Givat Haviva is a non-profit organization founded in 1949 as the national

Young Israel Launches “Project Go Green” To Help Israeli Soldiers

The National Council of Young Israel has launched “Project Go Green” to help Israeli combat soldiers get the special tzitzit that they require. The National Council of Young Israel joined forces with American Friends of the IDF Rabbinate to promote a special tzitzit shirt (see attached photo) made from a new fabric (Dri Fit ©) that resists perspiration and is able

Young Israel to Host Singles Shabbaton in Vacation Village, NY

The National Council of Young Israel and the Vacation Village Homeowners’ Association are proud to present their Annual Singles Shabbaton at Vacation Village in Loch Sheldrake, NY from August 2-4, 2013 (ParashatRe’eh). The Shabbaton is open to Orthodox singles between the ages of 28 and 40.

The Shabbaton will feature home

Join The Yeshivat Noam Israel Trip in 2014!

Have you ever wanted to take your family to Israel and ensure that everyone in your family has a wonderful time?

If your answer is yes, consider the Yeshivat Noam Family Israel Adventure Tour led by Rabbi Chaim Hagler. My husband and I were part of this trip a few years ago and came away incredibly impressed.

As soon as the bus rolls to

Rabbi Norman Lamm Steps Down As YU Chancellor Lawsuit Filed Against YU

New York—Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, an icon of Modern Orthodoxy, has stepped down as Chancellor of Yeshiva University, amid a swirl of controversy. In an interview last December with Paul Berger of The Forward, the rabbi admitted that he had failed, more than 20 years previously, to respond adequately to students’ complaints of sexual abuse by rabbis

Local Rabbis Meet with Pope in Rome

Rome—Not many people can claim to have met with the Pope, but Bergenfield Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn and Rabbi Shmuel Goldin from Bergen County recently traveled to Rome to meet the newly elected pope, Pope Francis, with a 28-member delegation of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC), during which Pope Francis, like his role

Claims Conference Internal Committee Implodes

New York—Coming soon after the trials and convictions of fraudsters who fleeced the German government with a $57 million scheme at the Conference of Material Claims Against Germany (The Claims Conference or CC), the 2013 summer board meeting was expected to be a hot bed of controversy once there was an analysis of an internal report (See Summary, page 45) issued by

Profiles in Determination: Rabbi Eugene Korn Makes Dialogue Work

Rabbi Eugene Korn, a Bergenfield resident who gives lectures about Judaism and Jewish/Christian Relations around the world, is the American director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation in Israel, founded by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin.

In an interview with JLBC,  he said, “We must do what we can to make our future much more