Judaism

April 2011

The report last month that a 166-year-old mikveh, dating from, at the latest, 1845, had been uncovered under the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue in Baltimore, had deep resonance for The Jewish Voice and Opinion’s observer, social critic, and demographic analyst Catriel Sugarman. Mr. Sugarman, who authors The Jewish Voice’s periodic “Catriel’s Notebook” feature, was the last bar mitzvah ever celebrated in the Lloyd Street Synagogue. [click to continue…]

{ 0 comments }

March 2011

Among the 23 charter schools approved by Governor Chris Christie to open this September is the Shalom Academy Charter School (SACS), a Hebrew immersion school that is intended to service children primarily from Englewood and Teaneck. [click to continue…]

{ 0 comments }

After several weeks of dissension, the issue of Ima’s kosher restaurant on Cedar Lane in Teaneck may finally be settling down. All it will take is a meeting between the rabbis of the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County on one hand and the Brooklyn-based OK laboratories on the other. The meeting is scheduled for mid-December at the Englewood office of The Jewish Voice and Opinion.

At issue is who determines whether a restaurant is sufficiently kosher for the community to patronize it. Should it be the local non-profit vaad comprised of resident, often beloved rabbis in the community; or, rather, a large, well-known, and internationally respected kashruth agency. Who makes the decision whether the owner of the restaurant is sufficiently reliable? [click to continue…]

{ 1 comment }

Community Log Additions for June-July 2014

Here are the community events that did not make it into the print edition of the magazine. Click to read the most recent updates...

Jewish Voice and Opinion May 2014
Community Log Additions for May-June 2014

Here are the community events that did not make it into the print edition of the magazine. Click to read the most recent updates... All Things Revealed: "The Hidden Things: Twelve Stories of Love and Longing," for women, Yael Unterman,  includes Torah learning, readings, personal reflections, and dairy dessert reception, Cong Arzei Darom, Teaneck, 8pm, [...]

Local Special-Needs Jewish Hero Asks for the Community’s Votes in Online Contest

Zack Pollack, 20, is a member of the Passaic-Jewish community. A quadriplegic from birth as the result of cerebral palsy, he is nevertheless a popular motivational speaker who has inspired students in both Jewish and secular schools. Last month, Mr. Pollack was entered into the National Mobility Awareness Month Local Hero contest, a national online [...]

Jewish Voice and Opinion April 2014
Community Log Additions for April-May 2014

Here are the community events that did not make it into the print edition of the magazine. Click to read the most recent updates... Community-Wide Yom Ha’atzmaut Shacharit Minyan, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 6:15am, 201-862-1141 or 201-218-2777 Tefillah Chaggigit Shacharit, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 6:20am, tammam@AVAYA.com “Positive Thinking: Three Reasons [...]

NCSY’s Chol Hamoed Trip to Six Flags Great Adventure on April 17 Will Support Ongoing Jewish Programming

Once again this Pesach vacation, National Council of Synagogue Youth (NCSY), the Orthodox Union’s consortium of trailblazing Jewish leadership and identity-building programs for Jewish teenagers, is inviting the greater Jewish community to participate in its annual Chol Hamoed trip to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. Scheduled for April 17, the event will feature [...]

Jewish Voice and Opinion March 2014
Community Log Additions for March-April 2014

Here are the community events that did not make it into the print edition of the magazine. Click to read the most recent updates... Bnai Jazz, Dave Scher, Steve Wien, Ray Butler, Josh Marcus, and Seth Chosak, at Tavlin Kosher Restaurant, Tenafly, 7pm-closing, 201-871-6060 Pre-Passover Wine-Tasting and Sale, Chabad, Basking Ridge, 7:30pm, 908-604-8844 Pre-Pesach Shiur: [...]

Previous Posts