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Jewish ‘Daughter of Hamas’ To Speak Live at Valley Chabad Zoom Event

Eternal Flame and Valley Chabad Academy of Jewish Studies will be hosting a live Zoom event on Monday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m.

The event will feature Maya, a daughter of a Jewish mother and a Hamas Sheikh father, who was married at just 15 years old. She endured

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Jewish Women’s Foundation Of NJ Awards $200,000 Through Large Grants Cycle and Emergency Pandemic Support

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey (JWFNJ), a donor-advised fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ, has awarded $160,000 in competitive grants to six local nonprofit organizations that are working to transform the lives of women and girls, especially during these times of

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Middlesex County Rabbis Offer Inspiration For Three Weeks During COVID-19 Era

One of the things we look to from our rabbanim is informed, insightful and inspiring commentary on the Jewish seasons, coupled with an awareness of current events in the world. In this highly unusual time, when we are constrained from many of our regular forms of davening and learning together, the interpretative role of

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Families Reunite Safely During Pandemic

By Meira Book

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Socializing During COVID: Outdoors and Online

By Amira Isenberg

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Ways to Make Your Mask a Fashion Statement

By Hannah Kirsch

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JFNNJ and ADL Call Out Hate at North Jersey Rally

On July 3, a rally organized by American Muslims for Palestine, opposing Israel’s plan to extend sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria, included several speeches with vicious anti-Jewish and anti-Israel statements. The executive director of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), equated Israel’s treatment of Palestinian

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Seven-Year-Old Saves the Day

Last Monday, 7-year-old Eitan Zimmerman woke up to the sound of a power line crackling and saw fire and smoke on his front lawn. Eitan immediately alerted his parents, which allowed everyone to evacuate quickly and safely. Bergenfield Deputy Fire Chief Joe Frino awarded Eitan for his bravery and heroism.

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Bringing the Tanach to Life

When Gitta Jaroslawicz-Neufeld won $50,000 on the “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” TV game show, she decided to use the money to fly to Israel to attend the Yemei Iyun B’Tanakh, a religious Bible study conference held at Herzog College in Alon Shvut in Israel’s Gush Etzion region. There she discovered an exciting

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Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business Is Now Offering Four Graduate Programs

In today’s constantly shifting global economy, staying current and “in the know” is no simple feat. Even if you are already working within a profession, game-changing ideas are emerging daily and are contingent upon crosscurrents from many different fields. Yeshiva University is addressing this explosion

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Changing Gears: Bike4Chai 2020 Rides to Benefit Children of Chai Lifeline

(Courtesy of Chai Lifeline) On Thursday, Aug. 13, nearly 500 cyclists will ride more than 50,000 combined miles as part of Bike4Chai. Now in its 11th year, the annual cycling event raises funds for Chai Lifeline, the international children’s health support network that provides emotional, social and financial assistance to

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Project Proactive: Empowering Teenagers To Effect Change Surrounding Mental Health

What started as an Instagram page, Project Proactive, co-founded by Shoshana Mehler and Rebecca Shapiro, is a recently formed not-for-profit organization that works toward destigmatizing mental health in the Jewish community through creative methods of education. Whether it’s through weekly live interviews with mental health professionals

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