Jerusalem—Israel Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s first directive in office ordered the immediate transfer of 50 million shekels (about $13.6 million) to the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel.
According to a number of Israeli newspapers, Lapid informed Ronnie Kalinsky, the foundation’s director-general, that he had ordered the
The AMIT Hindy Weinstock/Geula Chapter of Greater Teaneck will host its annual Mother-in-Israel event on Sunday evening, May 19, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, 1650 Palisade Avenue in Teaneck. Featured speaker will be Allison Josephs, founder of the outreach organization, “Jew in the City.”
Local residents Connie Kadish and
“History replays itself, and today, on Yom HaShoah, we must understand that the events leading up to the murder of six million Jews during the Holocaust are happening once again at this very moment,” declared Svetlana Kharkovsky, 68, of Brooklyn, as she stood amidst several hundred people who gathered outside the Iranian mission to the United Nations in midtown
Englewood — The Board of Adjustment recently dismissed Rabbi Shmuley Boteach”s proposal to turn a carriage house on his property into a synagogue. Boteach attorney Scott B. Piekarsky had amended the original proposal of converting a caretaker”s home into a 37-seat synagogue and having the primary residence designated as a parsonage in favor of a 10 to 12 seat
The Teterboro Aircraft Noise Abatement Advisory Committee was established on February 26, 1987. The main purpose of the committee was to establish a meaningful dialogue between the airport community and the residential communities surrounding Teterboro Airport. The primary goal was to enhance the quality of life of the residents of local communities, while insuring the
Jewish life returned to Oswiecim, Poland, also commonly known as Auschwitz—when dozens of young people from across Poland who recently discovered their Jewish roots came together for a Shabbat educational seminar. The gathering was organized by the Jerusalem-based Shavei Israel in commemoration of the revival of Jewish life in Poland. “Our aim is to underline the
Camp HASC is often called ‘Heaven on Earth,’ an appellation it received for good reason. When a camper enters her gates, they are whole, worthy and perfect. They are able, free and welcome. Camp HASC is a place that sees each person for what they can do, for what they can accomplish and for who they are.
With over 300 campers, ranging in age from 3 to over
ADANA, Turkey — The Turkish newspaper Radikal reports that 70% percent of teachers and students in Adana think that if the opportunity presents itself, some Jews, Greeks, and Armenians in Turkey would cause harm to the country. The survey, conducted by the Education and Science Workers’ Union (Egitim-Sen), polled 800 teachers and 1,066 students from various middle
The JESC Breakfast will take place Sunday, April 21st , 9:30 a.m. at Congregation Keter Torah 600 Roemer Avenue, Teaneck, NJ 07666
Chani and Laurent Bensimon will be honored. They are members of the Separdic minyan at Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood. Chani grew up in Riverdale, NY, graduating from Frisch, and earning a degree in communications from
An urgent letter from UN Watch was sent to UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova, demanding immediate action to stop Hamas from bulldozing a 3000-year-old Gaza harbor for use as a terrorist training camp. The destruction was reported by Al Monitor Palestine Pulse. A copy was also sent to EU foreign minister Catherine Ashton calling on the EU to take
The Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey’s annual Scholarship Reception will take place on Sunday April 21st at 5:30pm at RYNJ, 666 Kinderkamack Rd, River Edge NJ. The Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey is committed to giving a rich Torah and secular education taught with love, understanding and dedication. This commitment means that it opens its doors to all children
Pope Francis acknowledged Jews during the open-air Mass that formally installed him as pontiff.
Francis began his homily by greeting the Catholic dignitaries and faithful in the huge crowd that crammed St. Peter’s Square and the surrounding area. He thanked “representatives of the other Churches and ecclesial communities, as well as the representatives of