Wednesday, August 05, 2020

New Jersey

New Coding School Available to All Yeshiva Day School Students

Long time educator Josh Rossman is debuting a new online coding school, Yeshiva Day School Coding, beginning this fall for yeshiva day school students. The classes will take place after the school day and will be open for both lower and middle school students. This introduction to coding is an opportunity to delve into a fun area of


Silver Linings in the COVID-19 Era

With all the unwelcome changes prompted by the precautions to discourage the spread of COVID-19, it’s no wonder that many people feel discouraged. The lack of predictability as to when life will “get back to normal,” and the bitter political partisanship that’s become embedded in governmental discussions on how best to proceed seem


MetroWest Jewish Federation Hosts Summer Family Concert Series

Throughout the year, the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ (JFGMW) has been engaging its communities across Essex, Morris, Union, Sussex and Somerset counties with webinars, seminars and other virtual activities. Families who are part of PJ Library, an organization that sends free Jewish children’s books to families


Keeping in Good Spirits

We could all use a little humor during these especially difficult times. Here we share some memes that we keep handy whenever we need a laugh.


Online Resources Provide Mental Health Services for Jewish College Students

Many individuals have been struggling to adapt to how their lives have changed during the coronavirus pandemic, particularly those of college age. Fortunately, there are many online resources that can help.

On Sunday, July 19, Jewish mental health awareness organizations RUACH:


‘Think Good, It Will Be Good’

The Chabad of Hackensack is going high impact, to share a message of positivity with thousands of highway drivers every day: “Think good, it will be good.”

This message can be found on a Route 80 billboard, and will alternate on both sides of the digital sign near River Street, in


DeSean Jackson Accepts Auschwitz Invite

Edward Mosberg still remembers watching Amon Göeth, the sadistic commandant of the Plaszow concentration camp in Poland, shoot and beat prisoners. He will never forget seeing babies ripped from their mothers’ arms and smashed to death.

But most of all, the 94-year-old will never


Yad Leah Plans NJ Drive-By Clothing Drive

The six-month interruption in the distribution of clothing and other essentials to the poor communities in Israel through Yad Leah was devastating.

In the words of founder and director Jessica Katz, “Over the past half year, the poor in Israel just got poorer. Unable to


How CBD Can Help to Ease Your Post-Pandemic Anxiety


As coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to ravage the globe, it has led to all kinds of economic insecurity, health worries, and cancellations. If you already suffer from anxiety, it’s only natural that this pandemic may have worsened your physical and mental well-being. 

However, there are plenty of ways you can naturally soothe yourself.


Israel’s Active COVID-19 Cases Top a Record 31,000

(JNS) The number of active coronavirus cases in Israel passed 31,000 on Wednesday, the highest figure recorded since the onset of the pandemic in March and a one-week increase of 10,000 cases, according to the Israeli Health Ministry.


OU’s Annual Tisha B’Av Program Will Address COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Jewish Community

(Courtesy of OU) The Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, will address the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Jewish community in its 19th annual Tisha B’Av program, among other topics and Kinot prayers. The virtual program will take


Project S.A.R.A.H. to Offer Support to Kallah Teachers and Mikvah Attendants

Over the past few months, we have overcome challenges and achieved what we never imagined possible. Many of us have reached a point where we can reflect on experiences from the COVID-19 pandemic. We can look for ways to apply what we learned to improve our present and future. This idea was the inspiration for our upcoming event for