Wednesday, August 05, 2020

New Jersey

New Teaneck Bergenfield Gemach Provides Interest-Free Loans

In the spirit of a multi-century-old Jewish tradition, a new gemach was created to grant interest-free loans that provide liquidity and relief to our broader community in Teaneck, Bergenfield and New Milford.

With the launch of the Teaneck Bergenfield Gemach, local community members now


ArtScroll/Mesorah Now in Rahway

It’s no stretch of the imagination to suggest that nearly everyone reading this article has benefitted from ArtScroll/Mesorah’s attractive, affordable and accessible publications at some point in their religious lives. And for many, ArtScroll seforim continue to play a profound role


Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Josh Joseph Named COO of Orthodox Union

The Orthodox Union (OU) has appointed Rabbi Dr. Josh Joseph as its executive vice president and chief operating officer. Rabbi Dr. Joseph will work alongside the OU’s recently appointed executive vice president, Rabbi Moshe Hauer, in leading the organization.

Rabbi Dr. Joseph will hold the senior


Teaneck Teen Receives College Scholarship From Touro College and the OU

2020 Sarah Rivkah and Dr. Bernard Lander scholarships awarded to outstanding NCSY graduates.

(Courtesy of Touro College) Touro College, the nation’s largest institution of higher education under Jewish auspices, and the Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for


YU’s Newly Launched Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center to Host Live Webcasts

This summer, in a five-part series to launch YU’s Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, its director, Shay Pilnik, PhD, will host live Thursday afternoon webcasts, open to the public beginning July 7 (See the Jewish Link ad on next page.) The webcasts will feature interviews with leading Holocaust


Cross River Bank Issues $5 Billion in Loans, Most for Paycheck Protection

Cross River, a bank and financial technology company based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, led a charge from April through June, fulfilling over 120,000 small business loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of the government’s CARES Act. Outpaced only by the nation’s three biggest lenders: Bank of America,


Yachad Launches Summer Program As Part of OU’s ‘Project Community 2020’

(Courtesy of OU) Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on summer plans for thousands of individuals with special needs and their families, the Orthodox Union’s (OU) Yachad, the leading organization for individuals with disabilities in the Orthodox community, has created a unique summer experience for those in New York and New Jersey.


JFSCNJ to Offer Support Group For Those Coping With Loss

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) will present a six-session support group titled “Coping With the Loss of a Loved One During COVID-19.” Wednesday evenings starting July 8, 7:30-8:30 p.m., via Zoom. The presentation will be led by Nancy Rosenthal, LCSW, JFSCNJ therapist. This group will focus on the loss of a loved one from


Shalom Task Force Dating Webinars See Huge Turnout

“It was the clearest and most insightful dating workshop I’ve ever attended. Thank you.”

(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force) This was just one take-away message from Shalom Task Force and OHEL’s Dating Goals webinar series that took place on Monday and Wednesday, June 8 and 10.


YUConnects Helps Orthodox Singles Meet in Challenging Times

(Courtesy of YUConnects) The COVID-19 crisis has presented people from all walks of life with new and unprecedented challenges. A segment that has been especially hit hard is the Orthodox single population.

Thankfully, the dedicated team at YUConnects won’t let a pandemic keep them from finding


Shidduch Group of Edison/Highland Park Invites Profiles, Plans Events

The Sh’nainu Shidduch Group of Edison/Highland Park is a volunteer organization that aims to assist Orthodox Jewish singles find that special someone. A group of caring local women joined forces to facilitate dating opportunities for Orthodox singles of all ages and hashkafot.

Their dedicated team of


Ma’ayanot Drama Society To Finally Perform ‘Blue Stockings’

On with the show! The Ma'ayanot Drama Society, in partnership with Black Box Studios / Black Box Performing Arts Center, is not letting the coronavirus pandemic stand in the way of their hard work and dedication to their originally-slated-for-late-March production of Jessica Swale’s play Blue Stockings. The directors recently