Community Log Additions for May 2015

Apr 30, 2015 by

Clipart_EventsHere are the community events for May 2015. Click to read the most recent updates… Click the link below to see the day-to-day Log of Events

Sun., May 31

Davening and Bikur Cholim at Daughters of Miriam in Clifton, meet at Cong Shomrei Torah, Fair Lawn, 8:15am; davening, followed by breakfast and bikur cholim, 8:45am, samapprais@aim.com

Hebrew School, for older special-needs children and teens, holidays, traditions, and Hebrew, Friendship Circle, Livingston, 9:30am, 973-251-0200

Partners in Torah’s Passaic Breakfast, honoring Rabbi Mordechai Becher, Coby and Bess Adler, Mordechai and Sara Allen, and Meira Katz and Nina Jaffee, Tifereth Israel Hall, Passaic, 9:30am, 973-221-3650

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” by Andrew Lloyd Webber, presented by the Riverdale Children’s Theater, at The Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy, Bronx, 2 and 6pm, 646-436-3045

Mekhelat Hamercaz Jewish Choir of Central NJ: From Baroque to Baruch, with Cantor Sheldon Levin, Anna West Ott, and the Highland Park Recorder Society, includes kosher dairy reception, at Temple Emanu-El, Edison, 3pm, 732-322-1252 or 732-688-4146

Rockland Jewish Family Service Gala: An Evening of Celebration and Entertainment, Comfort Inn, Nanuet, 5:30pm, 845-354-2121 ext 177

JACS Meeting, 12-steps meeting for Jews in recovery, Rabbi Steven Bayar, Cong B’nai Israel, Millburn, 6pm, 973-379-3811

Post Israel Day Parade BBQ in Tribute to Our Patriarchs and Matriarchs: Kumsitz of Inspiration, Rav Simcha Hochbaum and Moshe Antellis, in memory of David Romanoff, z”l, private home in Elizabeth, 6pm, 908-355-0329

“Improving Your Interpersonal Relationships That Count: Improving Your Relationship with Your Spouse,” Rabbi Daniel Schwab, spons by the Jewish Family Service of Passaic, at a private home in Passaic, 8pm, 973-777-7638

Yachad Fathers Support Group, for fathers of special-needs children, private home in Passaic, 8pm, njyachad@ou.org

New Classes This Month

Sundays

Chassidus Class, Rabbi Yehoshua Dubinsky, Chabad of Passaic-Clifton, 7:45am, 973-246-5251

Sefer Ruth, Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot, Cong Netivot Shalom, Teaneck, 8:30am, info@netivotshalomnj.org

Kavvanah: Slower Tefillah, Rabbi Steven Exler, includes Shacharis, meditation, study, song, and breakfast, Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, 9am, 718-796-4730

Riverdale Y Sunday Market, includes food grown within 100 miles, music, and games, Riverdale YMHA, 9am-2pm, 718-548-8200

“Judaism Decoded: The Origins and Evolution of Jewish Tradition,” Rabbi Yanky Raskin, Chabad of Riverdale, 9:45am, 718-549-1100

Zumba, for girls in grades K-5, Cong Rinat Yisrael, 10:15am, 201-837-2795

TorahKid Leagues: Sports Fun with an Emphasis on Middos Development in a Torah-Friendly Environment, Highland Park High School field , for girls, ages 5-13, with an all-female staff, 9:30am; and boys, ages 4-13 in three divisions, 11am, 732-985-1050

“The Key to a Successful Life,” for women, Rabbi David Bassous, Cong Etz Ahaim, Highland Park, 10am, 732-247-3839

YouTube Class: Kabbalah, in Hebrew, HaRav Shimon Dahan, https://www.youtube.com/user/AnAnonymStudent, 2:30pm

Yiddle League, baseball for boys in grades Pre-K-8, at various locations in Passaic and Clifton, 4pm, scott@injurylawyer.com

“Judaism Decoded: The Origins and Evolution of Jewish Tradition,” Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein, Anshei Lubavitch Congregation, Fair Lawn, 8pm, 201-794-3770

Women’s Beit Midrash: “Halacha from Text to Practice,” Rabbi Yitzi Genack; “Tanach,” Rabbi Gidon Rothstein, Riverdale Jewish Center, 8:15pm, 718-548-1850

Mussar Vaad Teleconference: Bitachon, for women, Dina Schoonmaker, includes questions and answers, 9pm, 732-665-6202 or 1-253-397-1495, pin #7462, then press 2#

Mondays

Women’s Support Group, for those who feel they are being controlled by a spouse, Robin Niman, LAC, and Rosie Golding, LCSW, spons by Project SARAH, Jewish Family Service, Clifton, 10am, 973-777-7638 ext 612, begins May 11

Babyccino, for Jewish mothers and babies, ages 0-3, includes refreshments, music, art, and sensory activities, spons by Chabad of Hoboken, private location in Hoboken, 10am, rabbi@chabadhoboken.com

Lunch and Learn, Rabbi Jay Weinstein, at Giddy’s Pizza, East Brunswick, noon, 732-254-1860

Community Emergency Response Team Class, Michael Onder, Passaic County Public Safety Academy, Wayne, 6pm, Monder@cliftonnj.org or 973-470-5801

Hebrew Reading, Cantor Menachem Bazian, Cong Shaarey Israel, Montebello, NY, 7pm, 845-369-0300

“Judaism Decoded: The Origins and Evolution of Jewish Tradition,” 7:30pm, Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, Chabad of West Orange, 973-325-6311; Chabad Center of Mountain Lakes, 973-551-1898

JRecovery Anonymous, peer support group and 12-step program for Jewish alcoholics, addicts, and anyone affected by addiction, including family members and friends, Jewish Family Services, Milltown, 7:30pm, 732-777-1940

Zumba, for women, Patti, Riverdale Jewish Center, 7:30pm, Sharon.bardavid@gmail.com

Parsha, for women, Rebbitzen Rivka Eichenstein, Cong Ohr Torah, Edison, 8pm, 732-572-4408

Women’s Navi Shiur: Sefer Melachim II, for women, Aviva Orlian, private home in Spring Valley, 8:15pm, morlian@verizon.net

Talmud for Women, Rabbi Jay Weinstein, Young Israel of East Brunswick, 8:30pm, 732-254-1860

Tuesdays

 “Sharing the Journey” Bereavement Support Group, for those who have experienced loss this past year, Holy Name Medical Center’s Villa Marie Claire Hospice Center, Saddle River, 11am, 201-833-3000 ext 7580

“Meeting the Tannaim: The Heroes of the Talmud,” Rabbi Avi Weiss, Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, 11am, 718-796-4730

“My Mother, My Father, My Money,” for therapists and “anyone interested in the relationship with money,” Dr. Simon Feuerman, New Center for Advanced Psychotherapy Studies, Passaic, 1pm, 973-249-8111

Parashat HaShavua, for women, Rabbi Eliyahu Kaufman, Cong Ohav Emeth, Highland Park, 1:30pm, 732-247-3038

“Sharing the Journey” Bereavement Support Group, for those who have experienced loss this past year, Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, 6pm, 201-833-3000 ext 7580

“Judaism Decoded: The Origins and Evolution of Jewish Tradition,” 7:30pm, Rabbi Meir Konikov, Chabad of Fort Lee, 201-886-1238; Chabad of Rockland County, Nyack, 845-356-6686

“Judaism Decoded: The Origins and Evolution of Jewish Tradition,” 7:45pm, Chabad Jewish Center of North Brunswick, 732-398-9492; Valley Chabad, Woodcliff Lake, 201-476-0157

Beginners Gemara Class, private home in Highland Park, 8pm, gidougweinstein@gmail.com

Men’s Parsha Chabura, Rabbi Binyamin Krohn, spons by the Young Israel of Teaneck, at a private home in Teaneck, 8pm, 201-837-1710

Night Seder: Mesechta Succa, includes sushi buffet,Yeshiva Bais Mordechai (Yeshiva Gedola), Teaneck, 8:30pm, yomo1836@gmail.com

Shiur in Tanya by Rav Shneur Zalman of Liadi, Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 9pm, chanani.sandler@gmail.com or moishier@hotmail.com

Wednesdays

Parsha, for women, Miri Cohen private home in Highland Park, 9:15am, 206-376-9027

Continuing Education for Women, Goldie Cohen, spons by Neve Passaic Torah Institute, private home in Passaic, 9:30am, 908-278-4059

Sefirah Series: “The Power to Become Our Best Selves,” for women, Chani Juravel, Ohr Somayach, Beit Shvidler, Monsey, 9:45am, juravelinspiration@gmail.com

“Sharing the Journey” Bereavement Support Group, for those who have experienced loss this past year, Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, 10am, 201-833-3000 ext 7580

Megillat Ruth, for men and women, Rachel Friedman, spons by Lamdeinu, at Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 10:15am, 201-906-9124

“Judaism Decoded: The Origins and Evolution of Jewish Tradition,” Chabad House, Manalapan, 10:30am and 7:30pm, 732-972-3687

Free Tutoring, for students in grades 1-5, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, 4:40pm, weineri@maayanot.org

Community Emergency Response Team Class, Michael Onder, at the Passaic County Public Safety Academy, Wayne, 6pm, begins May 6, Monder@cliftonnj.org or 973-470-5801

Shimiras Haloshon Class, for women, Leah Drillman, private home in Highland Park, 7:30pm, 201-410-1893 or 732-777-6787

Schmooze B’Ivrit, Timna Mekaiten, JCC Rockland, West Nyack, 7:30pm, 845-362-4400

Talmud Class: Brachot, Rabbi Zev Goldberg, Young Israel of Fort Lee, 7:45pm, 201-592-1518

“Judaism Decoded: The Origins and Evolution of Jewish Tradition,” Chabad of Northwest NJ, Rockaway, 7:45pm, 973-625-1525, begins May 13

Torah and Tea, Rabbi Yehoshua Dubinsky, private home in Clifton, 8pm, 973-779-5851

SemPlus Shiur, for post-seminary young women, private home in Highland Park, 8pm, 732-841-1885

“Tzurva M’Rabannan” Text Studying the Halachot of Orach Chaim, Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8:15pm, 201-836-8916

Mesechta Sukkah, Yeshivas Bais Mordechai (Yeshiva Gedola), Teaneck, 8:30pm, yomo1836@gmail.com

Parsha Shiur with a Focus on Emunah and Bitachon, for men and women, Rabbi Zvi Weiss, private home in Highland Park, 9:15pm, 732-777-1155

“From Judges to Kings: Exploring the Lives of Shmuel and Shaul,” Rabbi Yosef Sharbat, Cong Ahawas Ahcim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 10pm, 973-736-1407

Thursdays

“B’chol L’vavcha U’vachol Nafshecha:  The Interplay of Torah and Psychology,” for men and women, Rivka Kahan and Dr. Rayzel Yaish, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, 11am, 201-833-4307

Seminar in the Musical Nusach of Shacharit for Shabbat, for baalei tefillah and aspiring baalei tefillah, Belz faculty, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-836-8916

Men’s Beit Midrash: “Chaburah in Massechet Makkot,” Rabbi Yitzi Genack; “Orot of Rav Kook,” Rabbi Oran Zweiter; “Minchat Chinuch,” Rabbi Josh Maslow, Riverdale Jewish Center, 8:30pm, 718-548-1850

Parshat HaShavua, for men and women, Rabbi Yosef Adler, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8:40pm, 201-837-2795

Mussar Vaad Teleconference: Bitachon, for women, Dina Schoonmaker, includes questions and answers, 9pm, 732-665-6202 or 1-253-397-1495, pin #7462, then press 2#

Fridays

Mommy and Me, for Israeli mothers living in the US with babies up to 12 months, JCC, Tenafly, 9:30am, 201-408-1427

Tele-Class and Classroom: “The Repetition Compulsion and Beyond,” Robin Raina Benjamin, Dr. Rick Moss, and Dr. Simon Feuerman, The New Center for Advanced Psychotherapy Studies, noon, 973-249-8111

Call-In Shiur: “The Meaning of Shabbos,” Rabbi Mark Berman, spons by Cong Ahavath Torah, Englewood, 6:15pm, 1-857-232-0157, Code: 159954

Shabbat

“Potpourri on the Parsha: Meaningful Insights from a Variety of Sources,” Rabbi Zev Goldberg, Young Israel of Fort Lee, 8:15am, 201-592-1518

Pirkei Avos Shiur, for men and women, Rabbi Avrohom Herman, private home in Elizabeth, 5pm, 908-353-5357

Pirkei Avot Class, for women and girls, Cong Ohr Torah, West Orange, 5pm, 973-669-7320

Nesivos Shalom, for women, Yoni Gershan, private home in Passaic, 5:30pm, 973-777-8324

Pirkei Avot Class, Rabbi Zev Goldberg, Young Israel of Fort Lee, 6:10pm, 201-592-1518

Gemarah B’Iyun Shiur, for men and teenage boys, Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky, Cong Ohr HaTorah, Bergenfield, 5:50pm, 201-244-5905

Torah and Tea, Rabbi Yehoshua Dubinsky, private home in Clifton, 8pm, 973-779-5851

Learning Seudah Shlishit: “The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Lost Judaism,” AJ Berkowitz; “The Philosophy of Rav Kook,” Rabbinic Intern Mark Glass; “The Parsha Endgame: Liars, Lepers, and Lessons of the Haftorah,” Shana Posy; “Crash Course Jewish History: From Bereishit Bara to Modern Israel,” for teens, Jake Stern, Cong Ahavath Achim, Highland Park, 7:45pm, 732-247-0532

 

New Minyanim

Mincha Minyan, Riverdale Judaica Store, Mon-Thurs, 1:45pm, 718-601-7563

Mincha Minyan, Veggie Bistro & Café, Teaneck, Sun-Thurs, 4pm, 201-530-7644

 

Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to the Bar Mitzvah Boys: Aryeh Alter, Azaria Bin-Nun, Tzviki Bodlander, David Cohen, Elliot Eisner, Yosef Eisner, Andy Elbaum, Eli Fisher, Avraham Frolich, Dovy Fuchs, Charles Gibber, Adam and Noah Gluck, Shmuel Gutwein, Evan Haimm, Meir Simcha Kahn, Jacob Kaplan, Aryeh Yisrael Katz, Moshe Klavan, Shmuel Aaron Komet, Gavriel Adam Landesman, Joshua Lando, Dovi Lederer, Benjamin Lindenbaum, Ezra Lynn, Malkiel Magder, Zachary Mankowitz, Yehuda Nachshon Mirwis, Donny Morris, Moshe Neustadr, Shaya Novogrodsky, Benny Rozenberg, Amichai Schapiro, Avrohom Zev Sobolofsky, Joshua Steif, Elchonon Stein, Yosef Chaim Thaler, and Zachary Wolf; and the Bat Mitzvah Girls: Shira Abrahams, Ariella Bulman, Leorah Burack, Hannah Dubroff, Avital Sarah Feuerstein, Ayelet Fischer, Eliana Friedman, Nechama Friedman, Nechama Goldenberg, Edna and Naomi Kraemer, Aviva Laskin, Tiferet Mondrow, Mindy Neubort, Tommi Ratzker, Yonit Salit, Darcy Schleifstein, and Talia Sperber

 

Chesed Ops

Bikur Cholim of Bergen County (BCBC), a volunteer-driven organization guided by the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County, provides support, facilities, and services to ease the burden of families during stressful times. BCBC is looking for men and women to join its volunteer corp of sensitive and caring individuals. Volunteers can help with meal preparation, driving the elderly and ill to doctor appointments, visiting those in need, or giving respite to caregivers. Call 201-579-3066

New Gown Gemach in Edison, L’iluy Nishmas Rabbi Yitzchok Ben Binyomin, looking for donations of dresses and gowns, all sizes, for women, teens, and children, 516-526-0941

Leah’s Crib in Rockland County helps needy mothers with new (not used) baby essentials. To donate baby essentials or refer women, LeahsCrib@gmail.com

Children’s Shoe Share, beautiful shoes for everyday and Shabbos in great condition, give or take a pair, ElishevaBlumberg@gmail.com or (347) 416-3693

Tables and Chairs Gemach, for at-home simchas at no cost, 732-572-9628

Baby Items, including portacribs, walkers, strollers, 732-777-1456

Bris Outfit, available to borrow, includes hats, booties, blanket, and pillowcase, 732-771-7378 or PenPaperWriting@yahoo.com

Tablecloths and Party Accessories, donations benefit The Children’s Fund, 732-819-9738

White Damask Napkins and Antique Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, for simchas, 732-846-2259

Artificial Flowers-and-Vase Centerpieces, for loan, donations benefit Lev L’Nefesh, 917-593-3652

Eight-Foot Collapsible Projector Screen (not a projector), available for loan at no cost, 732-993-1090

The Fair Lawn Gown Gemach, a project of Anshe Lubavitch of Fair Lawn, has and needs adult and children’s gowns, many suitable for weddings and simchas, and toddler tuxedos, receipts given for donations, pick-ups can be arranged, 201-797-1770

Dress to Impress Gemach has a wide variety of new and gently used men’s and women’s outfits and accessories suitable for work and interviews, spons by Project Chizuk of the Jewish Family Service of Passaic, 973-777-7638 ext 145 or abbie@ProjectChizuk.com

Men’s Black Hat Gemach of Passaic, in memory of Paige Mandelstein, z”l, afkalman@yahoo.com or 973-246-5223