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LOCAL NEWS Garrett Visits Yavneh Academy Special to JLBC C ongressman Scott Garrett R, who represents Teaneck, Fair Lawn, New Milford and other Bergen County towns, visited Yavneh Academy in Paramu

NEWS BRIEFS Garrett Visits Yavneh Academy CONTINUED FROM P. 10 In appreciation of his ongoing support of the State of Israel, the students presented Congressman Garrett with a sculpted rose crafted

NEWS Unclaimed Funds Partners with Project HEART From the Office of the State Comptroller of New York The Office of Unclaimed Funds OUF has partnered with Project HEART Holocaust Era Asset Restitutio

NEWS Rally on Behalf of an Agunah Held in Fair Lawn By Jeanette Friedman Suspect in Daniel Pearl murder is arrested L ast Sunday, April 14, the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot, a notforp

NEWS Israeli Stamp Honors 70th Anniversary of Ghetto Uprising Bad News From Turkey DANA, Turkey The Turkish newspaper Radikal reports that 70 percent of teachers and students in Adana think that if

NEWS Jewish Rebirth in an Unlikely Place ewish life returned to Oswiecim, Poland, also commonly known as Auschwitzwhen dozens of young people from across Poland who recently discovered their Jewish r

EDITORIAL The Candles Dim, One at a Time om HaShoah commemorations began with commemorations in NY in the early 1950s. Since those early days, commemorations on the Sunday after Pesach, timed to coin

DVAR TORAH Holding onto our trip down memor y lane Rabbi Jeremy Donath L ast month, President Obama challenged our memories. On a stage full of mothers who have lost children in recent gun violence

OPED Jackie and the JewsIrish ItaliansBlacksPoles, etc. Ethnicity in PostWar America Michael Berenbaum Reprinted with permission from The LA Jewish Journal ackie was the first. Jackie could not just

OPED SCHOOL CHOICE, THE GOVERNMENT, AND YOU By N. Aaron Troodler, Esq. s Orthodox Jews, we assume a myriad of financial obligations in order to ensure that we can live in accordance with the tenets o

NEWS FEATURE Dov Lipman An AmericanBorn Member of Knesset Comes Calling CONTINUED FROM P. 1 countries as a member of the Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs Committee. Rabbi Lipman comes a

NEWS FEATURE A Conversation with Dov Lipman Ever ything But Politics By Gedaliah Borvick I recently sat down with newly elected member of the Israeli Knesset Parliament Rabbi Dov Lipman to discuss

Yosl Friedenson, By Jeanette Friedman ZL An Appreciation umes was an accurate and moving history and chronicle of what Jewish life was like between the wars, during the Holocaust and in the postwar

ACCIDENTS HAPPEN Dos and Donts in the Aftermath of a Car Crash By Jan Meyer, Esq. M any newspapers feature a regular column on automotive and traffic issues, with discussions of road conditions, acc

NEW IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD CUSTOMS By Nina Mordechai Glick F or most people, when mentioning family traditions, the word customs frequently arises. For those of us from Canada, the word customs conno

FOOD Heimishe Household Welcome Home Challah By Gail Hochman N ow that Pesach is over, it is appropriate to have a discussion about challah. We look forward on a weekly basis to that special taste


HEALTH Diet with Mediterranean Flair By Shoshana Genack, MS RD here are so many diets aroundZone, South Beach, Atkins, Paleo, Sugar Busters, WeightWatchersthat it is hard to keep track of them all. O

PARENTING Changing the Music In Your Home The Story of MASK M ASK is an organization that has been around for more than 15 years and has changed our perceptions about wayward children. MASK advocat

PARENTING I Just Want Him to be the Best He Can Be By Nancy Silberman Zwiebach ome time ago, I met with a couple who was concerned about their son. The boy, Andrew, was, at 9, the oldest of four chil

CHINUCH Chinuch Roundtable Compiled by Pnina Seplowitz This weeks panel of mechanchim answer the following question Does the use of technology in the classroom distract students or enhance their lear

BT FORUM The Path to Educational Success With Rabbi Yosef Strassfeld, Head of School, Yeshiva Ohr Simcha, Englewood By Bracha Schwartz In each issue of JLBC, a community rabbi answers questions about

YAIR DAAR PIECE Volozhin, New Jersey By Yair Daar Question Which of the following students best represents the legacy of Volozhin Orly, who does not know the meaning of most of tefillah Josh, who lov

TRAVEL Spring Travel Day Trips for Lag BOmer by Benjamin Cohen C hildren know when spring arrives. They start to put away their heavy down jackets and pull out their windbreakers and crocs. Basebal

YOM HAATZMAUT STEPPING UP TO SERVE By Tzvi Silver Chanan Schnaidman With the rise in aliyah in recent years, it has become increasingly common for families to move from the United States to Israel.

MEACHORAI HAPARGOD BEHIND THE CURTAIN High Anxiety at Age 13 By Robert Katz hy do bar mitzvah boys lein read the weekly Torah portion on Shabbat I mean, I know why they leinbecause its a nice respons

EVENTS RIETS to Honor the Arbesfelds and Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler R abbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary RIETS, an affiliate of Yeshiva University, will honor dedicated leaders and educators of the

EVENTS CJF, RIETS Commemorate The Ravs 20th Yahrtzeit N ew York, NYOn April 14, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Rabbinical Theological Seminary RIETS and Yeshiva Universitys Center for the Jewish Future CJF com

EVENTS Areyvut Honors Rebecca Sanders, Tzippy Ezra Hiller reyvut, an organization that empowers Jewish youth around the world with unique opportunities for creating innovative and meaningful program

EVENTS TANAAC Teterboro Aircraft Noise Abatement Advisory Committee Grand Opening at the Vet T he Teterboro Aircraft Noise Abatement Advisory Committee was established on February 26, 1987. The ma

EVENTS Camp HASC, Heaven on Earth By Rabbi Avi Pollak, Boys Head Counselor C amp HASC is often called Heaven on Earth, an appellation it received for good reason. When a camper enters her gates, th

COMMUNITY The Fair Lawn Beis Medrash Continuing A Community Growth Initiative I n December of 2005, a group of members from Shomrei Torah met with representatives from Yeshiva Universitys Center fo

SCHOOLS After Anne Frank TABC Remembers in a Unique Way By Estelle Glass nyone walking by the Beit Knesset at the Torah Academy of Bergen County TABC on April 8th might naturally have wondered what w

SCHOOLS Halls of Remembrance Students win award for biopic of Sigmund Rolat of the North American Council of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews Special to JLBC N ew MilfordStudents at the Sol

SCHOOLS Maayanot Students Learn About the Importance of Halachic Organ Donation By Pam Ennis U sually one thinks of learning as something that happens in the classroom, but students at Maayanot Yes


Bridging the Religious Divide Rabbi Yoni Sherizen CONTINUED FROM P. 19 narrow these divides and adapt to new religious and social realities. Rabbi Sherizen, like Rabbi Tropper, is a new oleh to Isra

SPORTS JLBCs Yasher Koach of The Week T he CMEK Hornets AAU Basketball Club has had a youth basketball program in Bergen County since 1997. Programs include basketball skills training sessions and c

SPORTS MGBL Basketball Program Donates 35,000 to Charity All About TBO T eaneck Baseball Organization TBO is a major attraction for children of Teaneck who wish to play baseball or softball. This le

SPORTS Sixth Grade Basketball League Doing Great Cory Visits the Cougars M ay 2013 will mark the end of the second successful year of the local yeshivas sixth grade boys basketball league. Still

A Different Brand of Ball CONTINUED FROM P. 1 ents that want that league to be one that stresses sportsmanship, skill building, and fun. Designed to accommodate the families that come from all over,

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2013 BPY Dinner on April 30th Ben Porat Yosef in Paramus will hold its 11th annual dinner on Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck. This years honorees are Sybil and Naftal

Yom Hashoah at BPY B PY 6th and 7th graders were visited by Holocaust survivors Goldie Schwartz and Rachel Gotleib as part of the schools Yom Hashoah commemoration. The women spoke about their exper

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