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OU Women’s Initiative Launches Summer Virtual Beit Midrash

(Courtesy of OU) The Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, is launching a summer virtual beit midrash for women through its highly regarded OU Women’s Initiative. The program offers two tracks: an intensive learning program and a

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Changes to NJ Transportation Aid Impact Private School Families

New Jersey State law mandates that families sending children to non-public schools who live a minimum of two miles from elementary school and two and a half miles from high school, and travel no more than 20 miles within state lines, qualify for free busing. In the event that a school district is unable to provide transportation

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RPRY’s 'Names, Not Numbers©' 2019/2020 Film Now Available for Viewing

One of the most unforgettable experiences for Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva eighth graders during their last year at the school is their participation in the "Names, Not Numbers©" program. This is an interactive, multi-media, Holocaust oral history film documentary project, created by educator Tova Rosenberg (

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Dor L’Dor Presents ‘Virtual Lunch & Learn’

The Dor L’Dor group at Congregation Ahavath Torah is pleased to present Rabbi Daniel Goldberg, associate rabbi of the congregation, who will be speaking on Zoom on Tuesday, July 21, at 1 p.m. at a ‘Virtual Lunch & Learn.’ His thought-provoking topic, as a prelude to Tisha B’Av, is, “Family Life After the Destruction of the Beit

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Daughters of Israel Residents Enjoy Gardening In the Warm Outdoors

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Cong. Gottheimer Celebrates Two Chabad Rabbis as ‘Hometown Heroes’

Every year, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey designates “hometown heroes” whose accomplishments and efforts are recognized in a special ceremony. The short list of heroes included Rabbi Chanoch Kaplan of Chabad Lubavitch of Northwest Bergen County and Rabbi Mendy Kaminker of Chabad of Hackensack. In the weeks after the global

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Teach NJ Distributes Free Meals to Families

By Meira Book, Amira Isenberg and Hannah Kirsch

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More Teaneck Restaurants Go ‘Al Fresco’

By Meira Book

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Day Camps Offer COVID-Aware Summer Experience

By Ora Gutfreund

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OU’s Allen Fagin Retires and Reflects

When Allen Fagin assumed the role of executive vice president of the Orthodox Union in 2014, he never expected to remain there for six years. After a successful decades-long legal career, his original plan was to focus on communal pursuits when he retired from the practice of law at the end of 2013. Very

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Ohr Yisroel of Tenafly, A New Boys HS, To Open in September

Rabbi Scott Friedman and Rabbi Asher Yablok are taking a lesson from Israeli yeshivot like Sha’alvim, Reishit and Aish Gesher, which are known for infusing Torah learning with fire, energy, personal growth and love of Yiddishkeit, and working to bring it to students at the high school level.

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CareOne at Teaneck Puts Residents First

(Courtesy of CareOne at Teaneck) CareOne at Teaneck offers integrated healthcare services for seniors. It prides itself on its hands-on, personalized service, and its residents seem to agree.

Mr. Zimmerman, one of CareOne’s residents, provided the following testimonial: “I appreciate all of

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