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Project Proactive Launches Teen Leadership Development Program

First launched as a simple Instagram page in April 2018, Project Proactive soon developed into a certified non-profit mental health awareness organization identifying and serving the unique struggles of teens in the Jewish community. Co-founders Shoshana Mehler and Rebecca Shapiro strive to advocate for greater mental health awareness and

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FIDF Hosts Virtual Q&A With Trump’s Former Middle East Negotiator Jason Greenblatt

On July 13, the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) tri-state region held an exclusive Q&A session with a panel featuring Jason Greenblatt, former chief legal officer for President Trump, and the President’s former special envoy to the Middle East. The panel discussed the importance of the IDF’s ability to defend

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Yeshiva Day School Coding Classes Starting Online

Yavneh faculty member 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 on weekends, and will be open for both lower and middle 

school students. This introduction

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Yeshiva Day School Coding Classes Starting Online

Yavneh faculty member 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 on weekends, and will be open for both lower and middle 

school students. This introduction

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JFS Clifton Offers Nine Days Trauma Coping Program

(Courtesy of JFS Clifton) Now more than ever, individuals and families are turning to Jewish Family Service during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

Now more than ever, JFS is turning back to the community to be able to continue to provide essential services for those in need.

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‘Just One Life’ Livestream to Feature Rabbi Y.Y. Jacobson

As the Nine Days approach, the staff and supporters of “Nefesh Achat B’Yisrael” or “Just One Life” are planning their annual Teaneck/Bergenfield benefit. This year, the event will be livestreamed for the community on Tuesday evening, July 28. The guest speaker is Rabbi Y.Y. Jacobson, a world-renowned

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Rabbi Yaakov Aaron Skoczylas of Beit HaTorah Dedicates Website in Memory of His Father

(Courtesy of Beit HaTorah) It is hard to describe the incredible glow on the face of Dr. Tali Skoczylas, z”l, a well-known, respected physician from Queens, New York, when he came to visit his son, Rabbi Yaakov Skoczylas, shli”ta, who lives in Sanhedria Murchevet, Yerushalayim.

Dr.

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Young Israel of Fort Lee to Host  Dr. Henry Abramson on Tisha B’Av

For the past three years, Dr. Henry Abramson, dean of Touro College and noted Jewish historian, has joined the Young Israel of Fort Lee community on Tisha B’Av morning, teaching alongside Rabbi Zev Goldberg. The program is always moving and well-received. Due to the pandemic, Kinot will not be recited in-person this year. Despite this

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CareOne at Teaneck to Present ‘Who Will Write Our History’

CareOne at Teaneck is proudly sponsoring a unique Tisha B’Av film and Zoom experience to benefit the Holocaust education initiatives of the Northern New Jersey Holocaust Memorial and Education Center. It will feature the impactful, historical docudrama by director and producer Roberta Grossman and executive producer Nancy Spielberg called

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American Friends of Sheba Medical Center in New York Names Dorit Basal as Associate Director

(Courtesy of Sheba Medical Center) American Friends of Sheba Medical Center (AFSMC) is pleased to announce that Dorit Basal has been tapped for the position of associate director. Basal recently celebrated her one-year anniversary with the organization and played a vital role in establishing its COVID-19 emergency fund.

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Bris Avrohom Hosts Siyum HaRambam

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Thirty-nine years have passed since the Lubavitcher Rebbe introduced the learning of the three daily chapters from Sefer Ha-Rambam.

Bris Avrohom celebrated this momentous occasion with a farbrengen that was held in an open tent. Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky

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JFSCNJ to Offer Program Discussing Becoming A New Parent During COVID-19

(Courtesy of JFSCNJ) Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) will present a program titled “Joy, Fear, Resilience: Becoming a New Parent During COVID-19?” on Monday, July 27, 7:00 p.m., via Zoom. The presentation will be led by Andrea LoPresti, LCSW, JFSCNJ director of social work and program planning. Ms. LoPresti will be

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