Tuesday, December 01, 2020

New Jersey

Rabbi Dr. David M. Feldman, z”l, on His Sixth Yahrzeit

On the bo bayom, exact date, of the sixth yahrzeit of Rabbi Dr. David M. Feldman, z”l, his family, in conjunction with the Teaneck Jewish Center where he served devotedly for over 30 years, paid tribute to him as a mentsch and a scholar. The tribute was entitled “Looking Forward: A Ray of Optimism in Volatile Times” and each presenter


Scouts Fish, Hike, Bike and Do Good

(Courtesy of Pack 613) Cub Scout Pack 613 and Boy Scout Troop 226, both shomer Shabbos and chartered to the Teaneck Jewish Center, have had an active few weeks. On Sunday, October 18, the troop and pack collaborated on a joint fishing excursion to Verona Lake in Verona, New Jersey. Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts,


Support for Siblings of Individuals With Special Needs

(Courtesy of Yachad) The Orthodox Union’s (OU) Yachad, the leading organization for individuals with disabilities in the Orthodox community, has launched a support network for siblings of individuals with special needs.

The group held its first session recently and has set monthly meeting dates through


Adath Israel Celebrates Siyum on Masechet Eruvin

On Motzei Shabbat, November 21, Adath Israel and the greater Elizabeth/Hillside community joined together in a melave malka and siyum on Masechet Eruvin. The event was held under the lights of our beautiful outdoor tent in Gan Yonina. Over 50 men, women and children joined together for the


Dor L’Dor to Present Dr. Shoshana Poupko at Chanukah Program

The Dor L’Dor group at Congregation Ahavath Torah is pleased to welcome Rebbetzin Dr. Shoshana Poupko on Tuesday, December 8, at 1 p.m., who will be speaking at its Chanukah program. Her topic will be “Why are These Chanukah Nights Different From All Other Chanukah Nights?” Chanukah music will precede the lecture.


YU’s 2021 Seforim Sale Is Cancelled

As reported in The Commentator, Yeshiva University’s annual student-run seforim sale, planned for February 2021, has been canceled due to COVID-19 safety concerns. The next sale is scheduled for February 2022.

“After much research and analysis, we have decided not to have the in-person seforim sale


Stern College to Host Chana Stiefel

Hear children’s book author Chana Stiefel, ’90SCW, trace the trajectory of her career in the presentation “From Stern to Scholastic: A Journey in Children’s Publishing.” The author of more than 25 books for children, Chana Stiefel has written “My Name is Wakawakaloch!” with illustrations by Mary Sullivan


ORA Chooses Participants for Sixth Campus Fellowship

(Courtesy of ORA) The Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA) has selected 21 college students as part of the sixth cohort of its Campus Fellowship. The following students will be trained as part of this prestigious leadership program in which they will learn about agunah advocacy, domestic abuse prevention and the halachic


Daughters of Israel Residents Mark Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day was recently commemorated at Daughters of Israel, with homage paid to 16 residents of the home who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.


Rabbi Dr. Gil Perl, Rabbi Tully Harcsztark On Post-Modern ‘Orthodoxy’

(Courtesy of CCE) Rabbi Dr. Gil Perl, the head of school at Kohelet Yeshiva in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Rabbi Tully Harcsztark, the founding principal of SAR High School in Riverdale, New York, will highlight an online panel discussion sponsored by the Center for Community Education (CCE) at the Bi-Cultural Hebrew


Riverdale Y Presents Wood Assemblages by Dennis Shelton

Gallery 18 at the Riverdale Y will present Dennis Shelton’s latest artwork, “Fragmented Cohesion,” through December 13, in an in-person, not virtual, format. Masks are required and visitors will be allowed into the gallery in small groups.

Known for his paper collages, Shelton used the


Mom Honors Son’s Chesed Org With Special Gift

In 2009, when Elie Lowenfeld was a student at New York University, he traveled to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to help the community following devastating floods. He was disappointed by the lack of participation among his peers in the long-term recovery efforts. Lowenfeld returned to his campus and, feeling the need to involve the Jewish