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Upcoming Events in the Community

Short 1 for a Minyan" WhatsApp group

The RCBC has formed a new WhatsApp group to help minyanim that are short for a minyan. The way it works is as follows: Any minyan that is short for a minyan can post how many men they need and where the minyan is located.

The link to join is: https://chat.whatsapp.com/Hv9w1Y5nhhn6NzbvooJAzc

 

Kavana Minyan

The next community-wide "Kavana Minyan" (60-minute shacharit) is this Sunday, March 1, at Bnai Yeshurun, from 8-9am.  Spread the word, and bring a friend!

 

Beit Midrash of Teaneck

The Beit Midrash of Teaneck (BMT) is pleased to invite Bergen County's men - retirees and those with a flexible schedule - to join us for our second Trimester of our second year. The BMT is a unique Talmud Torah experience providing interactive learning in a Beit Midrash setting. BMT is located at Heichal HaTorah, 70 Sterling Pl and meets on Monday and Wednesday mornings between 9:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

Source sheets are provided and can be obtained in advance by contacting BMTeaneck@gmail.com

Davar

We are pleased to announce that Rabbi Ethan Tucker is returning to Davar this shabbat February 28 & 29, 2020. Weekend Theme: "God's Will, Our Relationships: Do Religious Commands Ever Yield to Interpersonal Needs?" Rabbi Tucker will give three talks, as follows:

Feb 28, Friday night 5:30pm mincha/mariv and talk #1 "Framing the Issue: Is Family a Jewish Value?"

Feb 29, Shabbat morning, 8:15am tfila and talk #2  "Filial Loyalty and Divine Commands: Can Parents Force Their Children to Violate the Torah?"

Feb 29, Shabbat afternoon, 5:00pm tfila and talk #3  "Intermarriage: Choices and Consequences" 

Havdalah 6:29pm
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Rabbi Ethan Tucker is President and Rosh Yeshiva at Hadar and chair in Jewish Law. Ethan also directs Hadar’s Center for Jewish Law and Values.  Ethan was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and earned a doctorate in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Harvard College. A Wexner Graduate Fellow, he was a co-founder of Kehilat Hadar and a winner of the first Grinspoon Foundation Social Entrepreneur Fellowship.  He serves on the board of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Ramaz School.  He is the author, along with Rabbi Micha'el Rosenberg, of Gender Equality and Prayer in Jewish Law (2017).

 

Rinat Yisrael

Wednesday, February 26th, 7:30pm- Wake Up Your Soul!- Please join us for a special book launching event of Rabbi Dov Singer’s- “Prepare My Prayer: Recipes to Awaken the Soul.” Come and welcome the joyous month of Adar for a musical/spiritual voyage with this Modern Orthodox Hassidic master. This event will take place at Congregation Rinat Yisrael.

 

Shabbat, February 28th and 29th- Joey Rosenfeld, Scholar in Residence, at Congregation Rinat Yisrael. Friday night tisch will take place at 8:30pm, led by Joey Rosenfeld and Yoni Stokar, owner, manager and drummer for Ta Shma Orchestra. Shabbat morning after 9am minyan, “The Inner World of Addiction: Spiritual Insight into a Growing Crisis.” Shiur between mincha and maariv, “The Redemption of Doubt: Doubt as a Spiritual Ideal.”

 

Motzei Shabbat, February 29th, 8:30pm- Maaleh Film Night at Congregation Rinat Yisrael. Three short films will be shown (The Youngest, To Be A Cooperman and Give It Back!), followed by Q & A with Neta Ariel, director of Maaleh. $10 suggested donation at the door.

 

Teaneck Yom Hashoa Event

The Jewish Community Council of Greater Teaneck invites you to Survivors and Survival, an
observance of Yom Hashoa, Holocaust Memorial Day, on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 7:30pm at Teaneck
High School. This year we mark the eighty-first anniversary of the start of the Shoa. A pre-event reception
honoring the survivors in our community will be held at 6:00pm. The facility is handicapped accessible.
We hope you will join us for this special program, created by the Holocaust Commemoration Committee
of the Jewish Community Council of Greater Teaneck. We request that you contribute generously by sending
back the attached sponsorship form with your contribution. Please help make our commemoration a reality!
Our speaker this year is Jerry Reuter, who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1926. Mr. Reuter
experienced the full assault on Jewish lives starting with attacks from Hitler Youth, witnessing Kristallnacht,
and eventually being arrested by the Gestapo at age 13. He was subsequently sent to Buchenwald, Auschwitz,
and many other concentration camps. When the war ended, Mr. Reuter was 19 and weighed 68 lbs. His will to
survive six years of Nazi brutality is truly remarkable.

 

 

Care One

Care One is looking for volunteers to help make sure they have a minyan on shabbat and yom tov. They are often short just one or two people and would like to set up a group of volunteers they can call on as needed to make sure they always have a minyan. Simeon Ratner (who works at CareOne) is setting up a  Whatsapp group for this purpose. If you are willing to help out, please text Simeon at 917-273-6071 and he will add you to the Whatsapp group.

 

Support Group

Refa’enu's peer-led mood disorder support groups meet regularly on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month, with some exceptions, as noted on the website. Groups meet at 7:30pm in the Ben Porat Yosef Building at E. 243 Frisch Ct. in Paramus, NJ. Doors open at 7:10pm. Please make an effort to be on time (by 7:30pm) so as not to disrupt the flow of the groups. Groups are divided between a group for those with a disorder (depression, bipolar) as well as a group for their loved ones. Please check website to confirm meetings: http://www.refaenu.org. No reservations are required. For more information contact: dena@refaenu.org.

NechamaComfort is an organization that offers support and guidance to families who have experienced infant or pregnancy loss. We invite you to come to our monthly support group meeting at the Jewish Family and Children Services,  1485 Teaneck Road, Teaneck NJ 07666 . This month we are meeting on Wednesday,  March  11th  from 7:00-9:00 pm. Women and men are both welcome. For more information about NechamaComfort, please go to nechamacomfort.org.

Gap Girls

GAP GIRLS just launched a new facebook group for girls going on their gap year. Is your daughter at seminary this year? Is she going to Israel for the year next year? We have a nutrition program which supports your daughter during their Israel Gap Year with a dietitian and private group of girls that are going through the same experience and challenges she is experiencing. For more info join our facebook group LEARN ABOUT GAP GIRLS

 

Ongoing Community Events

Jewish Center of Teaneck Tanach Study Group class is taught by Rabbi Daniel Fridmanin a way that is accessible for individuals with all levels of background, and it meets weekly on Monday evenings at 8:00pm in the Jewish Center upstairs board room. For any questions, please email office@jcot.org. Thank you


 

Heichal HaTorah invites all men to learn with our Rebbeim at the Thursday Night Seder Program. The learning will be in the Heichal Bais Medrash located in the Jewish Center of Teaneck, 70 Sterling Place, Teaneck, NJ. At 8:15 PM choose either Rav Moshe Tzvi Weingberg, Chassidus, or Rav Aryeh Westreich, Minchas Chinuch. At 9:15 PM choose either Rav Pesach Skulnick, Iyin in Shulchan Aurch, or Rav Jason Finkelstein, Iyun on the Parsha. Maariv will be at 8, 9 and 10 PM. Chulent and kugel will be served. To sponsor the learning or for more information contact Rav Aryeh Stechler for more information 201.335.0633 or ras@heichalhatorah.org.

Rav Meir Goldwicht’s weekly Parshat HaShavua shiur in Hebrew at 8:30pm at Bnai Yeshurun. New members welcome.

Torah in the AM, Tuesday and Thursday at Keter Torah 

 Mishnah Group or the new 4th and 5th grade Girls Mishnah Group at Congregation Beth Aaron, both led by Rabbi Rothwachs and both meeting Shabbat afternoon 30 minutes before Mincha. For more information, please go to www.bethaaron.org or contact youth@bethaaron.org.

 Boy Scout Troop 226 invites boys grades 6 through 12 to attend its Monday night meetings 7:30-9:00 PM at Teaneck Jewish Center. Utilizing outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, canoeing, etc., the Shomer Shabbos Troop strives to provides youth training in character development, citizenship, and mental and personal fitness. For more information, please contact Danny Chazin at (201) 835-5338 or dchazin@aol.com.

 

Chesed

Project Ezra

Project Ezrah has recently introduced an Interest Free Loan Program (IFLP). The IFLPis intended to help people with unexpected expenses, (collapsed roof, unusual car repair, i.e.). If interested, please contact Robert Hoenigat robert@ezrah.org

No Shekel Left Behind

 Have some shekalimor Euros left over from a recent trip? Your loose change and paper money can add up and will help refurbish the BeitYatirYouth Center in ,Beth Aaron’s sister town in Israel. Mail in or drop off your shekalimor Euros at the Beth Aaron office. Donations in dollars will be accepted

Center for Food Action

Your donation is the best way to help local families with children who are struggling.  Your donation can be dropped off at a CFA location or you can make an online donation. Go to CFANJ.org for more information. Urgently Needed Items:
Supermarket Gift Cards | Cereal | Peanut Butter & Jelly | Canned Tuna

Food Pantry

Do you get the week-end newspaper that comes with coupon “pamphlets”? If you’re like me you probably use only a few of the coupons and then throw away or recycle the pamphlet. The Helping Hands Food Pantry, located on West Englewood Avenue uses those coupons to buy food for their clients. Whatever coupons they can’t use they make available to the clients to use.

WHAT TO DO: Put the coupon pamphlets in a plastic shopping bag. Please bring the shopping bag to the Food Pantry, accessible from the Glatt Express Parking lot (stand facing West Englewood Avenue in the parking lot–there is a walkway near the Moose Lodge. The Food Pantry is located to the left of the walkway–there are double glass doors at the entrance). Tie the shopping bag to the door handles and go away, knowing that you have helped out a worthy cause.

Ample Harvest

Gardeners who are harvesting more than they can use, can donate excess to a food pantry nearby that’s desperate for their help – and they should tell their neighbors about it too.  http://www.AmpleHarvest.org. Use baskets of whole fruit/vegetables instead of floral centerpieces at your next festive dinners and then donate it to a food pantry the next day – learn more at http://www.AmpleHarvest.org/holiday. Jewish themed study guide available at http://www.AmpleHarvest.org/JewishAnswer

She’arit Ha-Plate

Are you making a simcha? If you would like to extend the mitzvah, you can donate leftover food to She’arit ha-Plate of Bergen County, Inc. for distribution to local families in need. Just tell your caterer and contact us. We are also looking for people to help repack food rescued from local kosher restaurants, stores and simchas. You can contact us at (225) DON8-FUD. For more information, please visit our website. at http://www.shpbc.org. If you require an immediate pick-up, call Danny Chazin, (201) 835-5338.

 

Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen County Needs Drivers


Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen County needs drivers, Deliveries take place Wednesday night between 4-8pm. If available please email Lkornwasser1@gmail.com

Netivot Shalom participates in a rotation to pack food for Tomchei Shabbos, located at 13 Foster St., Bergenfield on selected  Wednesday evenings at 6pm. In the Summer, teens can volunteer to pack at 1pm. For more info contact Margaret Herzog, our shul coordinator, or contact Tomchei Shabbos directly: Karen Wagner at 201-314-1854 or Shoshana Halpert as at 201-417-0519. Tomchei Shabbos is also seeking drivers for Wednesday night deliveries. Please contact Chani Schmutter 201-833-2320 or email chaniruth@att.net, if you are able to help out. 

Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen County is excited to announce a new program for Bar and Bat Mitzvah boys and girls! For information on how to commemorate your Simcha with a chesed project thru partnering with Tomchei Shabbos, contact Andrea Fields at 973-371-1771×411 or AJBier@aol.com

Gemachim

Medical Equipment Gemach
The Rinat Chaim Gemach lends and delivers medical equipment throughout Bergen County. For more information or to contact the Gemach visit our website www.rinatchaimgemach.com. Or you can email info@rinatchaimgemach.com

We are pleased to announce the Teaneck Bris Gemach!! We have bris outfits, pillows, pillow cases, as well as tefilos for the mother to say. We are doing this lezecher nishmas our grandmothers. This is not need based, so it is open to the Jewish community at large. No solicitation of funds. For more information or to reserve, please email either dovid.lobl@gmail. com or zsizzle11@aol.com, or call Zissi at 718-704-6225. Mazel tov!

We would like to inform you of the new tablecloth gmach in Teaneck, established in memory of Chaim Yissachar ben Yechiel Zeidel Dov z”l. The gmach has many specialty cloths in all colors and sizes for every type of simcha. All donations will go to Project Yi’che and are tax deductable. Please contact chayemf@aol.com for an appointment.

Chatan and Kallah Gemach – donate new, unopened gifts to needy couples. We will accept (in original box) household, Judaica, engagement or wedding gifts that perhaps are not your taste but others can use. Drop off at Carrie Cooper, 1060 Windsor Road. Carrie can be reached at 201-801-9028 or email her at candscooper@gmail.com.

Bat Mitzvah Dress Gemach - Do you have a gorgeous Bat Mitzvah dress that no longer fits, hanging in your closet? Teaneck Bat Mitzvah Gown/Dress Gmach now accepting dresses in excellent condition. Current styles only please. Happy to pick up or you can drop off. For more info contact Renee at reneeschneier@gmail.com

Support Groups

CBY Project Ometz is available to provide peer support for parents who have children suffering with mental illness. For more information see www.projectometz.org or email projectometz@bnaiyeshurun.org

Jewish Family Service of Bergen and North Hudson 1485 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck N.J. 201-837-9090

Refa’enu's peer-led mood disorder support groups - Groups meet regularly on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month. Groups meet at 7:30pm in the Ben Porat Yosef Building at E. 243 Frisch Ct. in Paramus, NJ. Doors open at 7:10pm. Next meeting is Tuesday, July 15th.

Groups are divided between a group for those with a disorder (depression, bipolar) as well as a group for their loved ones. Please check website to confirm meetings: http://www.refaenu.org. No reservations are required. For more information contact: dena@refaenu.org. 

Café Europa is a monthly social program for Holocaust survivors: Registration is required in advance. For more information or to register, contact Shari Brodsky at (201) 837-9090, ext. 237 or email at: sharib@jfcsnnj.orgmailto:sharib@jfcsnnj.org. Transportation is provided, if needed. 
When: call for more information
Where: call for more information

Nechama Comfort, a support group dedicated to helping all family members who have experienced infant and pregnancy loss at any time in their lives meets monthly. 
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month, doors open at 7
Where: Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey 1485 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck N.J. (201)837-9090.

Healing after Heartache, a support group for widows, widowers and significant others is now forming. Share with others who have recently experienced a significant loss. Gain support and strategies to enhance coping as you navigate this challenging time.
When: Call for more information. (201) 837-9090
Where: Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey 1485 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck.

Separation and Divorce Group, share insights into common issues: loneliness, social networks, changing responsibilities, coping and handling practical challenges. Gain insights into healthy co-parenting. 
Where: Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey 1485 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck.
When: Will meet alternate Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30pm. For more information call (201) 837-9090

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Family Support Group: Learn practical caregiving information, get mutual support, learn about your local community resources and find solutions to challenging behaviors.
Presented by JFCS through the Wolff Caregiver Support Center.
Where: Arden Courts, 800 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ
When: The second Thursday of each month, 5:30 – 7:00 pm RSVP (973) 942-5600 or email wayne@arden-courts.com mailto:wayne@arden-courts.com

Re-Launch Career Services is here to help review, revamp, revise your resume to best compete in the job market. 
If your resume contains “Responsibilities include” or an ‘Objective’ atop the page, come see me … and we’ll make your resume SING! 
SandraL@jfcsnnj.org mailto:SandraL@jfcsnnj.org 
Where: Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey 1485 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck NJ (201) 837-9090.


JACS Meeting
Meetings are open with a spiritual message relating Jewish concepts to the 12 Steps, followed by sharing. Open to all persons who want help with their own or a loved one's addiction. Non-denominational, anonymity respected. In collaboration with JACS - Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically dependent persons and Significant others, a program of Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services of New York. Please contact JACS NY with any questions at 212-632-4600.
Where: Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey 1485 Teaneck Road, Teaneck
When: call for more information

Establishing Financial Freedom support group has been indefinitely postponed. Announcement for Fall meetings to follow in late summer.

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