Wednesday, August 05, 2020

New Jersey

The Jewish Home Foundation to Hold 'Virtual' Annual Golf and Tennis Outing

(Courtesy of The Jewish Home Family) The Jewish Home Foundation, the philanthropic supporting arm of the not-for-profit elder care organization The Jewish Home Family, has announced that its 26th Annual Golf, Tennis and Card Outing will be held in a virtual format on Monday, July 20, at 5:45 p.m.


Teaneck Restaurants Reopen for Business

  • Mocha Bleu
  • Poppy's Bagels Pizza and TCBY
  • Dougies BBQ

By Meira Book and Amira Isenberg


West Orange/Livingston Chesed Committee Collects and Donates Bikes and Sports Equipment

The West Orange/Livingston Chesed Committee organized a bike and sports equipment drive on Sunday, June 28, held at Congregation Ohr Torah in West Orange.

Since the coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdowns and stay-at-home orders began in March,


West Orange Turtle Back Zoo Reopens

By Josh Gindi and Hannah Kirsch

Josh Gindi and Hannah Kirsch are graduates of Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School in Livingston and are interns at The Jewish Link this summer.


Rep. Gottheimer Faces Primary Challenge

Allen Rapaport spent 11 years as a Republican councilman in Norwood, but Rep. Josh Gottheimer helped turn him into a Democrat.

Rapaport had problems with former Rep. Scott Garrett, a five-term incumbent representing the fifth district, whom Gottheimer defeated in 2016, eking out a narrow victory


CBY Family Honors Pruzanskys With Farewell Parade

The corner of Somerset Gate and Grenville Avenue in Teaneck was transformed on Sunday morning, June 28, into a joyous venue, hosting a parade of almost 400 cars celebrating 26 years of Rabbi Steven and Karen Pruzansky’s leadership of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun. The front lawn of the Pruzansky


FC Carnival Brings Out Families for Summer Fun, Social-Distance Style

(Courtesy of Friendship Circle) Mark Henderson had barely entered the CARnival on Sunday when he proclaimed, “This is the most fun we’ve had in a long time.” Sitting beside him, his son Louis was eager to show his agreement, with a huge smile, his hands waving and his body swaying in


West Orange Community Heals Together

In light of the ongoing current events, on Sunday, June 7, Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange presented “An Armchair Conversation: Healing Together, Moving Forward in a Broken World.” AABJ&D’s Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler was joined by Pastor Doug Adams (Joy Church of God) and West Orange Mayor Robert


Chabad Teens Bake Holiday Cheesecakes on Zoom

(Courtesy of Valley Chabad) The annual springtime teen favorite, the CTeen Shavuot Cheesecake Bake, took place on Zoom on Wednesday night, May 27.

On the Jewish holiday of Shavuot Jews traditionally eat dairy food to commemorate the giving of the Torah. Each year


JFSCNJ Installs New Slate of Officers

Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey hosted its annual meeting on June 15, via Zoom, during which new officers and continuing board members were installed. Volunteer heroes of Cd-19 were recognized along with staff who have worked at JFSCNJ for 10 to 15 years.

The following individuals


JFSCNJ Plans Restorative Chair Yoga Via Zoom

Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFSCNJ) will be presenting “Restorative Chair Yoga” on Monday evening, June 22, 8-9 p.m. via Zoom. This free program will be led by JFSCNJ social worker and yoga instructor Alyssa Reiner, LSW, RYT-200. Reiner specializes in a strength-based yoga approach that includes


Montclair Chabad Introduces New Talmud Study Series

Join Chabad of Montclair for a Talmud class that delves into rich texts and explores this important area of Jewish scholarship. If you’re curious about Talmud, this class is for you!

Classes will be held Mondays, 6:45-7:40 p.m. via Zoom: