The Log: “Separate Yourself Not from the Community”

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If you and/or your family could be helped by receiving prepared kosher food approximately once a week, Shearit HaPlate can help. Shearit HaPlate of Bergen County is the area’s only kosher food rescue organization. It collects prepared food leftover from local caterers and restaurants, repackages these items, and offers it to those who can benefit in a respectful way that ensures the recipients’ privacy and self-esteem. To be notified, for yourself or someone else, when food is available for pick-up, with complete confidentiality, contact shearithaplate@gmail.com; to schedule a pick-up, call 201-835-5338

Shabbos Rooms available at Hackensack University Medical Center, with sleeping accommodations for family members of patients and kosher food, b7wp@aol.com

Free Certified Kosher Pantry Exchange in Bergenfield, for unopened, non-perishable goods; take what you need; leave what others might need; drop off in plastic containers, AbbyArfe@aol.com

Hatzolah of Middlesex County is currently seeking responders during the daytime. EMT training will be provided free of charge. They are also seeking dispatchers. If you live or work in the area, and wish to join, please email them at info@hatzolahmc.org or call 732-993-8645

The Teaneck Bat Mitzvah Dress Gemach, in conjunction with Project Ezrah, accepts dresses and gowns to help every bat mitzvah girl feel like a princess on her special day. Please consider donating a tax-deductible dress or gown. For information on drop-offs, pick-ups, or to schedule an appointment, contact reneeschneier@gmail.com

Register for Bergenfield Youth Baseball League, for grades 2-3, grades 4-5, grades 6-7, and 8th-grade All Star Team, BergenfieldBaseball.org

Making-It-Home, part of the Bergen Volunteer Center, picks up gently-used furniture throughout Bergen County and delivers it to low-income families and people with disabilities who are moving from emergency shelters to new but unfurnished apartments in the county. If you have items to donate, please contact us. All donations are tax-deductible. Christine Schwake, 201-289-8444 or email at schwake@bergenvolunteers.org

The Log

Mon., Dec 18, Chanukah, 7 Candles

Breastfeeding Moms Meetup, for pregnant, nursing, and weaned children and mothers, NJ Birth, Teaneck, 10am, BreastFeedingMomsMeetup@gmail.com

Lunch and Learn: “Five Signs We Are Close to the End of Days,” Rabbi Lawrence Hajiof, Young Israel of Fort Lee, 12:15pm, 201-592-1518

Chanukah Concert and Celebration: Klezmerfest, includes dessert reception, JCC, West Orange, 12:30pm, 973-530-3400

“The Welcome Tour: Uncle Moishy Time,” Bais Shaindel High School, Lakewood, 1:30pm, 347-467-1958

Chanukah Extravaganza: Magic Balloon Show and Chinese Auction, includes dinner, Cong Tifereth Israel, Passaic, 6pm, 973-773-2552

Young Professionals and Families Chanukah Party, magician and comedian Philip Klipper, Young Israel of Fort Lee, 6pm, 201-592-1518

NJ Devils Jewish Heritage Night, includes pre-game menorah lighting, Jewish Heritage tee shirts, trip spons by Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange and Cong Beth Abraham, Bergenfield, Prudential Center, Newark, 7pm, 973-736-8006 or 201-384-0434

Pizza and Parsha: “When Life Gives You Exile…Lessons in Anger Management,” Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein, Anshei Lubavitch Cong. Fair Lawn, 7pm, 201-794-3770

NCSY Chanukah Party, for high school students, private home in West Orange, 7:30pm, hermana@ncsy.org

Women’s-Only Life Guarding Course, private location in Highland Park, 8pm, 732-993-3720

Confidential Pregnancy/Infant Loss Support Group, for women who have ever experienced pregnancy or infant loss, Dr. Bonnie Pollak, Riverdale Jewish Center, 8pm, aimeebaron1818@gmail.com, yschlenger225@gmail.com or nechamacomfort@gmail.com

Women’s Rosh Chodesh Class, for women, Rabbi Joseph Sharbat, spons by Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, at a private home in West Orange, 8pm, 973-736-1407

Tues., Dec 19, Chanukah, 8 Candles

Israeli Film Series: “The Matchmaker,” JCC, Margate, 11am, 609-822-1167

Chanukah Festive Luncheon Party, for seniors, with Jewish music by clarinetist David Aaron, Cong Ahawas Achim, Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 12:30pm, 973-736-1407

Chanukah Party and Rosh Chodesh Luncheon, for women, includes shiur on Chanukah with Rabbi Eliyahu Kaufman, Cong Ohav Emeth, Highland Park, 1pm, 732-247-3038

Celebrate the Eighth Chanukah Candle with the Jewbadors, a Senior Troupe of Entertainers, JCC, Edison, 1:30pm, 732-494-3232

Family Chanukah Celebration, includes music. Entertainment, children’s activities, tastings, Seasons, Clifton, 5:30-7:30pm; menorah lighting, 6pm, 973-339-0900

Jewish Business Network Chanukah Party, Jewish Home Assisted Living, River Vale, 5:30-7:30pm, 201-666-2370

Chanukah Party, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 6pm, 973-736-1407

Chanukah Parade, starts at Chabad of West Orange, 6pm, 973-325-6311

Refa’enu Peer-Led Mood Disorder Support Group, for those with depression, bipolar disorder, and/or related anxiety and their loved ones, Ben Porat Yosef, Paramus, 7:30pm, dena@refaenu.org, www.refaenu.org

Women’s-Only Life Guarding Course, Middlesex JCC, Edison, 7:30pm, 732-993-3720

Rosh Chodesh Program: Game Night, for women, includes festive food in honor of Chanukah, Young Israel of Fort Lee, 7:30pm, 201-592-1518

“Eruvei Chatzeirot,” Rabbi Ozer Glickman, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8pm, 201-837-2795

Jewish Educational Center Elmora Avenue Shul Book Club: “Out of the Depths” by Israeli Chief Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, private home in Elizabeth, 8:15pm, 908-894-4455

Cong Ahavas Achim Sisterhood Book Club: “Coal River” by Ellen Marie Wiseman, private home in Highland Park, 8:30pm, 732-247-0532

“Perspectives on Jewish Parenting in an Ever-Changing World: The Spirit of the Law and the Law of the Spirit—Fostering Spirituality in our Children,” Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-836-6210

Yesh Tikva Phone Chat: A Support Group for Jewish Individuals at Any Stage of Their Infertility Journeys, Dvora Entin, LCSW, 8:30pm, events@YeshTikva.org

Zos Chanukah: Divrei Torah, Music, Song, and Refreshments, Rav Moshe Tzvi Weinberg, Cong Beth Abraham, Bergenfield, 8:30pm, 201-384-0434

Chanukah Shiur, in Hebrew, for men and women, Rabbi Meir Goldwicht, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-836-8916

Wed., Dec 20, Chanukah, 8th Day

“The Books of the Maccabees ad Rabbinic Thought: Getting to the Roots,” for men and women, Rabbi Hayyim Angel, spons by Lamdeinu, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 1pm, lamdeinu@aol.com

Blood Drive, for those between 17 and 75 and in general good health, 16-year-olds with parental permission, Jewish Educational Center High School, Elizabeth, 1-7pm, highschool@TheJEC.org

Blood Drive, includes kosher snacks, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 2-8pm, 201-837-2795 or 800-933-2566

“The Great Debates in Jewish History: Chasidism,” Rabbi Shmuel Gancz, Chabad of Suffern, 7:30pm, 845-368-1889

Thurs., Dec 21

Parasha Shiur, Rabbi Mark Gottlieb, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-837-2795

Fri., Dec 22

Last Day to Drop Off New Unwrapped Toys for Children in Need, Especially Those Ages 13 and Up, through Chai Lifeline, at Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva and Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion, Highland Park, 732-819-7842

Israeli Film Series: “Off White Lies,” JCC, Margate, 11am, 609-822-1167

“When Life Gives You Exile: Lessons in Anger Management,” Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, Chabad Chai Center, Ventnor, 12:15pm, 609-822-8500

Shabbat, Dec 23

Mishna Groups: Masechet Megillah, for girls in grades 4 and 5, Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, half-hour before mincha, 201-836-6210

Motzei Shabbat, Dec 23

Community Parent-Grandparent-Child Learning, Chabad of Fort Lee, 6pm, 201-592-1518

Teaneck Teen Minyan Kumzitz, for teens throughout Teaneck, Eitan Katz and Rabbi Moshe Tzvi Weinberg, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 6pm, RabbiSchachter@BnaiYeshurun.org

Hadassah Couples Bowling, Strathmore Lanes, Aberdeen, 7:15pm, AmyNaphtali@verizon.net

Parent-Child Apron-and-Pizza Cookie Making, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 7:20pm, Michelle@Linksnj.com

Trivia Dinner for Dummies, Cong Shomrei Torah, Fair Lawn, 7:30pm, 201-791-7676

Cong Ahavas Yisrael Melave Malka: Chopped, for women, with Naomi Nachman the Aussie Gourmet, at Torah Links, East Brunswick, 8pm, Sisterhood@AYEdison.org

Sisterhood Melave Malka Pot Luck and Mini Boutique, spons by Cong Beth Aaron, includes makeup demonstration and raffles, at a private home in Teaneck, 8pm, debby.sheffey@gmail.com

“Dating Readiness and Decision-Making Strategies,” Rabbi Doniel Frank, Cong Beth Abraham, Bergenfield, 8:15pm, 201-384-0434

Monte Carlo Night, spons by AMIT, private home in Teaneck, 8:30pm, anneshields74@gmail.com; genenek@AmitChildren.org, or 212-477-5465

Multimedia Lecture: “Jewish Ritual as Depicted in the Movies,” David Zvi Kalman, Cong Rinat Yisrael, 8:30pm, 201-837-2795

Sun., Dec 24

Women’s-Only Life Guarding Course: CPR/AED/First Aid, Middlesex JCC, Edison, 9am, 732-993-3720

Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva Scholarship Breakfast, honoring Morah Elise Berlin, at the school, Edison, 9:30am, 732-572-5052

Dance Fusion Class, for girls and women, Karyn Friedman, private home in Monsey, 9:30am, 845-354-9427

Books and Bagels: “Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the US Army to Fight Hitler,” Bruce Henderson, Cong Beth Aaron, 10am, 201-836-6210

Learning to Decorate Cakes like a Pro, Cong Ohr Torah, West Orange, 10am, 973-736-4654 or 973-669-7320

Learn How to Papercut, for girls in grades 4-5, with Tamar, private home in Passaic, 11am, 973-473-6466

L’Chaim Featuring the Jewbadors, Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold, 2pm, 732-252-6990

Post-Chanukah Party, includes deli dinner and movie, “Deli Man,” Young Israel of Fort Lee, 6:30pm, 201-592-1518

Mon., Dec 25

“The Uniqueness of Asara bi-Tevet,” Menachem Schnaidman, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8:45am, 201-837-2795

“Happily Ever After: The Marriage of Moshe and Tzippora,” Prof Nechama Price, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 9am, 201-907-0180

Day of Big Ideas: “The Tenth of Tevet and the Second of Adar: Hurban Bayit Rishon as a National and International Event,” for men and women, Prof Shalom Holtz, Ph.D., also “The Question of Jewish Citizenship in Revolutionary France,” Tamar Appel; “How to Say No to This: Mussar Lessons from Hamilton,” Rabbi Donny Besser; “The Science of Mindfulness: It’s More Than Just Yoga,” Dr. Oshra Cohen; “Speaking across the Divide: A Discussion of ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’ by John Keats,” Enid Goldberg; “Roots of the Women’s Movement during Abolition and the Civil Rights Era,” Chani Rotenberg; “Science in Your Kitchen: The Chemistry of Food and Cooking,” Gila Stein, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, 9:30am, ennisp@maayanot.org

Pizza and Parsha: “Obstacles or Stepping Stones? Finding the Light within the Dark,” Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein, Anshei Lubavitch Cong. Fair Lawn, 7pm, 201-794-3770

Tues., Dec 26

Caregivers Support Group, for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, JCC, Tenafly, 10:30am, 201-569-7900

Family Paint Night, Riverdale Jewish Center, 7pm, 718-548-1850

“The Spirits of Torah,” Rabbi Joshua Hess, spons by Cong Anshe Chessed at Central Park sports bar, Roselle, 8pm, 908-486-8616

“The Wines of Torah: Learning Paired with Wines of the World—The Wines of Australia and New Zealand,” Joshua Abrams, Cong Ahavas Achim, Highland Park, 8pm, 732-247-0532

“Perspectives on Jewish Parenting in an Ever-Changing World: Stepping in and Stepping Aside—Inspiring Independence in a Scary World,” Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-836-6210

Wed., Dec 27

Second Generation, for children of Holocaust Survivors, Jewish Family Service, Teaneck, 7pm, 201-837-9090

“The Great Debates in Jewish History: Separation of Church and State,” Rabbi Shmuel Gancz, Chabad of Suffern, 7:30pm, 845-368-1889

Taharat Hamishpacha Refresher Course: “Count Down to Spiritual Rebirth,” Yoetzet Halacha Shoshana Samuels, for women, Cong Shaare Tefillah, Teaneck, 8:15pm, 201-357-0613

Thurs., Dec 28

“How is 10th of Tevet Relevant in 2017?” for high school students, Rabbi Reuven Taragin, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 4:30pm, 201-836-8916

Fri., Dec 29

“Obstacles or Stepping Stones: Finding the Light within the Dark,” Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, Chabad Chai Center, Ventnor, 12:15pm, 609-822-8500

The Shidduch Project Shabbaton: Into the Woods, for Modern Orthodox and Machmir young profesionals. includes housing and all meals, Friday Night Oneg with wine and scotch, ice-cream tasting party, speaker, afternoon nature walks, scavenger hunts, seudat shlishit and musical havadallah, kumzits and stand-up comedy with Yoely Lebovits, in Pomona, through Motzei Shabbat, Dec 30, 201-522-4776

Shabbat Chazanut, with Cantors Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, Yaakov Motzen, and Yehuda Green, includes the Hampton Synagogue Choir with Izchak Haimov, Mezamrim Choir with Cantor Daniel Gildar, and Rabbi Paysach Krohn, at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton, through Sunday, Dec 31, 1-800-285-9370

Cholent Cook-Off, Cong Arzei Darom, Teaneck, 8pm, Debbiemtyler@yahoo.com

“Feeding My Soul: My Story, Journey, and Recovery from Food Addiction—a Spiritual Awakening and Return to Judaism,” for women, Rea Bochner, private home in Elizabeth, 8pm, 908-355-4850

Motzei Shabbat, Dec 30

Mishna Groups, for boys in grades 4 and 5, Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 6:20pm, 201-836-6210

Matan Bat Mitzvah Program, for bat mitzvah girls and their mothers, Rebbetzin Stavsky, Bais Medrash of Bergenfield, 7pm, rabbistavsky@bmob.org

Film: “The Gift,” for girls and women, featuring Teaneck residents Yvette and Abigail Braunstein, Cong Ohr Saadya, Teaneck, 7pm, YvetteBraunstein@gmail.com

Sun., Dec 31

Dance Fusion Class, for girls and women, Karyn Friedman, private home in Monsey, 9:30am, 845-354-9427

“Taharas HaMishpacha: The Gifts and Responsibilities of Femininity,” for women, Shanny Gejerman and Aliza Feder, spons by Neve Passaic Torah Institute, at a private home in Clifton, 10:30am, 908-278-4059

Learn How to Papercut, for girls in grades 4-5, with Tamar, private home in Passaic, 11am, 973-473-6466

Mon., Jan 1

Tues., Jan 2

Sushiana Restaurant Donates 18% of its profits to CNJKIDS, to support Jewish K-8 day school education, Highland Park, 5-6pm, 732-640-0111

Refa’enu Peer-Led Mood Disorder Support Group, for those with depression, bipolar disorder, and/or related anxiety and their loved ones, Ben Porat Yosef, Paramus, 7:30pm, dena@refaenu.org, www.refaenu.org

Chabad of West Orange Women’s Dinner: “Joy and Laughter,” Devorah Lewis, at the Chabad House, 7:30pm, 973-325-6311

Shiur, for women, Rabbi Gedaliah Jaffe, Cong Ahavas Yisrael, Edison, 7:45pm, 732-287-1230

“Eruv Tavshillin and Eruv Techumim,” Rabbi Ozer Glickman, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8pm, 201-837-2795

“Perspectives on Jewish Parenting in an Ever-Changing World: The Times They Are a-Changin’—Jewish Parenting in the 21st Century,” Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-836-6210

Wed., Jan 3

Bar Mitzvah Club 13, for boys in 6th and 7th grades, Rabbi Yitzchok Kahan, Chabad of Cherry Hill, 6pm, 856-874-1500 ext 302

Jewish 12-Step Meeting, JACS—Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons, and Significant Others, Jewish Family Service, Teaneck, 7:30pm, 201-837-9090, ask for IRA (Information and Referral) or 201-981-1071

“Coping with Conception: A Men’s Group for Dealing with Infertility Issues,” Rabbi Steven Exler and Dr. Josh Altman, at the Beatman Center, Riverdale, 7:30pm, ravsteven@thebayit.org or joshaltmantherapy@gmail.com

Sushi and Scotch First Wednesday, for young Jewish professionals, discussions over sushi, scotch, and wine, spons by Chabad of Hoboken, at private homes in Hoboken, 7:30pm, 201-386-5222

Thurs., Jan 4

“Rabbi Soloveitchik’s Thoughts on the Weekly Parsha,” for men and women, Rabbi Mark Gottleib, “Women in Tanach,” for women, Rebbetzin Bai Ley Braun, Teaneck Sephardic Center, 8:30pm, 201-357-0607

Fri., Jan 5

Middle School Girls Shabbaton, Cong Beth Abraham, Bergenfield, through Shabbat, Jan 6, 201-384-0434

Prof Larry Schiffman, scholar-in-residence, Cong Anshe Chesed, Linden, through Shabbat, Jan 6, 908-486-8616

Shabbat, Jan 6

Mishna Groups: Masechet Megillah, for girls in grades 4 and 5, Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, half-hour before mincha, 201-836-6210

Motzei Shabbat, Jan 6

Cong Shomrei Torah Table Tennis Tournament, for all ages, men, women, and children, at the shul, Fair Lawn, 8pm, TuesdaysTorah@yahoo.com

Welcome Committee Event: Panopoly, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8pm, 201-836-8916

Film: “Fanny’s Journey,” Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8pm, Rabbi Ozer Glickman, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8pm, 201-837-2795

Tiferes DVD, for women, private home in Edison, 8:30pm, siegelmom@optonline.net

Sun., Jan 7

Fire Me Up, spons by Jewish Educational Center Elmora Avenue Shul Sisterhood, at the JEC Shul, Elizabeth, 10am, 908-355-4850

“Taharas HaMishpacha: The Brocha Channel in the Home,” for women, Shanny Gejerman and Aliza Feder, spons by Neve Passaic Torah Institute, at a private home in Clifton, 10:30am, 908-278-4059

Beth Abraham’s Got Talent Girls Show, for girls and women, Cong Beth Abraham, Bergenfield, 2:40pm, 201-384-0434

Beth Abraham’s Got Talent Boys Show, Cong Beth Abraham, Bergenfield, 4pm, 201-384-0434

Theater: “Addy & Uno,” for children, spons by the Friendship Circle of Bergen County, at Ben Porat Yosef, Paramus, 4:30pm, zeesy@bcfriendship.com

Knitting Night at the Shul, for women, Jewish Center of Teaneck, 7pm, 201-833-0515

Passaic-Clifton Community Toastmasters Club, for those who want to improve their public speaking, Ezra Brand and Jeff Schachter, Jewish Family Service, Clifton, 8pm, 973-931-6715

Leaves of Faith Book Club: “The Trial” by Franz Kafka, Jewish Center of Teaneck, 8pm, 201-833-0515

Mon., Jan 8

Caregivers Support Group, for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, JCC, Tenafly, 7pm, 201-569-7900

Confidential Infertility Support Group, for women experiencing infertility, Dr. Bonnie Pollak, Riverdale Jewish Center, 8pm, bgpoll@aol.com, yschlenger225@gmail.com, nechamacomfort@gmail.com, or 201-724-4093

Tues., Jan 9

Café Europa, for Holocaust survivors, includes lunch, spons by Jewish Family Service, at Fair Lawn Jewish Center, 11am, 201-837-9090 ext 237

Bereavement Support Group, Rabbi Bryan Kinzbrunner, Stein Hospice, Somerset, 4pm, 732-227-1212

Nechama Comfort: A Support Group Dedicated to Helping All Family Members Who Have Experienced Infant and Pregnancy Loss at Any Time in Their Lives, Jewish Family Service, Teaneck, 7pm, 201-837-9090 or 201724-4093

“Mechirat Chametz,” Rabbi Ozer Glickman, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8pm, 201-837-2795

“Perspectives on Jewish Parenting in an Ever-Changing World: Square Pegs and Round Holes—Torah Perspectives on Raising Challenging Children,” Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-836-6210

Wed., Jan 10

Holding Hands Support Group, for families who are grieving the death of a child of any age from any cause, Jewish Family Service, Teaneck, 7pm, 201-837-9090

“Married to the Mossad,” Shalva Hessel, Jewish Federation, Paramus, 7:30pm, areillan@jfnnj.org

Makhela: An Israeli-Style Choir, with Zev Klein, JCC, Tenafly, 8pm, 201-408-1427

Thurs., Jan 11

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Family Support Group, spons by the Jewish Family Service of Northern NJ, at Arden Courts, Wayne, 5:30pm, 973-942-5600

Fri., Jan 12

Carlebach-Style Minyan, Cong Ahavas Achim, Highland Park, 4:15pm, 732-247-0532

Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 4:15pm, 973-736-1407

Shabbat, Jan 13

Carlebach Minyan, Cong Darchei Noam, Fair Lawn, 8:45am, 201-773-4080

Shabbat Mevorchim Shiur, for women, Rabbi Joshua Hess, spons by Cong Anshe Chesed, at private homes in Linden, 3:30pm, 908-486-8616

Motzei Shabbat, Jan 13

Matan Bat Mitzvah Program, for bat mitzvah girls and their mothers, Rebbetzin Stavsky, Bais Medrash of Bergenfield, 7pm, rabbistavsky@bmob.org

Salanter Akiba Riverdale (SAR) High School Dinner, honoring Dr. Howard and Barbara Weiner and Lauren and David Lieberman, at the school in Riverdale, 8pm, 718-548-1717

Sun., Jan 14

Amen Group, for women, on behalf of all cholim (sick) in the community, Cong Ohr Torah, Edison, 9:30am, 732-777-6840

Jewish Family Service Gala Breakfast, honoring the memory of Jacqueline Klein, z”l; Ezra and Adina David, and Daniel and Hiney Lifshitz, at Factory 220, Passaic, 9:30am, 973-777-7638

“Taharas HaMishpacha: The Art of Candlelighting: Kavod in the Home,” for women, Shanny Gejerman and Aliza Feder, spons by Neve Passaic Torah Institute, at a private home in Clifton, 10:30am, 908-278-4059

Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey Dinner, honoring Rabbi David and Sury Kaminetsky and Yossi and Amira Katz, at the school, 5:30pm, River Edge, 201-986-1414

Passaic Torah Institute Dinner, honoring Rabbi Yerachmiel and Rynie Hamburger, Ronald and Barbara Kloor, and Alex and Lena Novichenok, with Rabbi Shlomo Singer and Rabbi Baruch Bodenheim, in memory of Rebbetzin Ita Singer and Reuven and Ruth Fasman, at Ohel Miriam Hall, Passaic, 6pm, 973-594-4774

Martin Luther King Day Commemoration: “Selma 1965: Jewish Lessons from Prison,” Rabbi Saul Berman, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8pm, 201-837-2795

Mon., Jan 15

Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey Dinner, honoring Rabbi Dovid Kaminetsky and Amira and Yossi Kra, at Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 6:30pm, 201-986-1414

Confidential Pregnancy/Infant Loss Support Group, for women who have ever experienced pregnancy or infant loss, Dr. Bonnie Pollak, Riverdale Jewish Center, 8pm, aimeebaron1818@gmail.com, yschlenger225@gmail.com or nechamacomfort@gmail.com

Tues., Jan 16

Dor L’Dor Lunch and Learn: “False Messiahs and Their Impact on Jewish History,” Joel Berkowitz, Cong Ahavath Torah, Englewood, noon, 201-568-1315

Refa’enu Peer-Led Mood Disorder Support Group, for those with depression, bipolar disorder, and/or related anxiety and their loved ones, Ben Porat Yosef, Paramus, 7:30pm, dena@refaenu.org, www.refaenu.org

Yesh Tikva Phone Chat: A Support Group for Jewish Individuals at Any Stage of Their Infertility Journeys, Dvora Entin, LCSW, 8:30pm, events@YeshTikva.org

Wed., Jan 17

Beginners Workshop of Sugar Fondant Paste, Yasmin Lindenberg, JCC, Tenafly, 8pm, 201-408-1427

Thurs., Jan 18

SAR Academy Info Session: Spectacular Journey, for parents of prospective students in grades pre-K-8, at the school, Riverdale, 8:40-10am, 718-548-1717

Fourth Thursday Rooftop Shmooze, for young Jewish professionals, Rabbi Lawrence Hajioff, spons by Mesorah NJ, includes sushi, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, Rooftop Salon, Jersey City, 7:30pm, info@mesorahnj.com

Fri., Jan 19

Coffee Klatch: “Israeli and World Current Events—Beyond the Headlines,” Josh Cutler, JCC, Margate, 10:30am, 609-822-1167

Shabbat, Jan 20

Motzei Shabbat, Jan 20

Webinar: “BRCA Genetics in the News: What Do I Do Next?” Peggy Cottrell, spons by Sharsheret, 8pm, skravitz@sharsheret.org (transcript and video recording at www.sharsheret.org)

Sun., Jan 21

Story Time: “Kipoda im Mizvada” by Rinat Hofer, for ages 3-5, in Hebrew, with Michael Lichtenstein, JCC, Tenafly, 5pm, 201-408-1427

Film: “Amor,” Art Exhibit for “Artists for IAC Cinematec,” and Reception, with director Rafael Rebibo and producer Martin Fitoussi, and artists Shosh Earnest and Nira Chorev, JCC, Tenafly, reception and exhibit, 6:30pm, film: 7:30pm; discussion, 9pm, 201-408-1427

Mon., Jan 22

Tues., Jan 23

Caregivers Support Group, for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, JCC, Tenafly, 10:30am, 201-569-7900

Wed., Jan 24

“Chicks with Sticks Knitting Circle,” hats for preemies, children with cancer, and IDF soldiers in Israel, private home in Highland Park, 1pm, 732-339-8492 or 732-246-7366

Second Generation, for children of Holocaust Survivors, Jewish Family Service, Teaneck, 7pm, 201-837-9090

Makhela: An Israeli-Style Choir, with Zev Klein, JCC, Tenafly, 8pm, 201-408-1427

Thurs., Jan 25

Book Review: “The Patriots” by Sana Krasikov, facilitated by Mery; Rodgers, JCC, Margate, 10am, 609-822-1167

Fri., Jan 26

Rooftop Shabbat, spons by MesorahNJ, Liberty Harbor, Jersey City, 6pm, info@mesorahnj.com or mesorahnj@gmail.com

Motzei Shabbat, Jan 27

Matan Bat Mitzvah Program, for bat mitzvah girls and their mothers, Rebbetzin Stavsky, Bais Medrash of Bergenfield, 7pm, rabbistavsky@bmob.org

Hadassah Couples Bowling, Strathmore Lanes, Aberdeen, 7:15pm, AmyNaphtali@verizon.net

Neshama: A Festival of Torah Learning for Women, Rabbi Mirvis, private home in West Orange, 7:30pm, efberliner@aol.com

Sun., Jan 28

Hadassah Southern NJ Region Winter Conference: “New and Exciting Ways to Reach Your Goals: What’s New and What’s Hot,” includes light breakfast, Monroe Senior Center, 10am, 609-410-9321

Mon., Jan 29

“The Wines of Torah: Learning Paired with Wines of the World—The Wines of Chile and Argentina,” Joshua Abrams, Cong Ahavas Achim, Highland Park, 8pm, 732-247-0532

Tues., Jan 30

Blood Drive, Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 12:30-5:30pm, 732-545-2407

“The Spirits of Torah,” Rabbi Joshua Hess, spons by Cong Anshe Chessed at Central Park sports bar, Roselle, 8pm, 908-486-8616

New Classes and Weekly Events

Sundays

“In-Depth Halacha Based on the Parsha,” Rabbi Eliezer Sher, Riverdale Jewish Center, 7:15am, 718-548-1850

Sefer Yehoshua and Daf Yomi, Cong Ahavath Torah, Englewood, 7:15am, 201-568-1315 or call 857-232-0157 access code: 159954

Israeli Dance, for girls in grades 3-4, Jodi Senter, Cong Beth Abraham, Bergenfield, 9am, 201-384-0434

Sefer Samuel, includes breakfast, Young Israel Ohab Zedek, Riverdale, 9:15am, rukhla@gmail.com

“Shiur,” Rabbi Simcha Krauss, Riverdale Jewish Center, 9:15am, 718-548-1850

Kids Parsha Shiur, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 9:15am, 201-836-8916

Bat Mitzvah Club, for 6th grade girls, Rebbetzin Batya Sharbat, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 9:30am, ysharbat@gmail.com

Israeli Dance Classes, Jodi Senter, Cong Beth Abraham, Bergenfield, for girls in grades 1-2, 10am, 201-384-0434

Community Hebrew School, for pre-bar and bat mitzvah children, Margate Chabad, 10am, 609-822-8500

Cteen Club, for teenagers, spons by Chabad at the Shore, private homes in Ventnor, 10am, 609-822-8500

Basketball Group Focusing on Skill-Building for Non-Athletic Boys, private location on Sundays, 10am, Sheryl.dubin@gmail.com, begins Dec 24

Yiddle Boys Choir, for boys in grades K-2, Doniel Isseroff and Levi Adler, private home in Passaic, 2pm, 973-246-6968

Zichron Rivka Community Library, includes books for children, teens, and adults as well as Jewish-themed videos, Cong Agudah Israel, Highland Park, 6-8pm, ceidelman@gmail.com

“Communication: Its Art and Soul,” Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein, Anshei Lubavitch Cong. Fair Lawn, 7:30pm, 201-361-2712, begins Jan 21

Mondays

Hilchot Tefilah Chaburah: Laws of Prayer Using the Mishnah Berurah, Rabbi Zev Goldberg, Young Israel of Fort Lee, 8:15am, 201-592-1518

Jewish Needlework by Betth Samuels, z”l, Exhibit, Jewish Center of Teaneck, 9:30am-12:30pm, 201-833-0515

“The Ten Tests That Avraham Avinu Faced Represent Ten Categories of Challenges Every Jew Goes Through: How to Face Those Challenges and Overcome Them,” for women, Rebbetzin Leah Kohn, private home in Teaneck, 11:15am, Sharonlynn18@gmail.com

Women’s Navi Shiur, Rabbi Avraham Preil, spons by the Jewish Educational Center, at a private home in Elizabeth, 12:30pm, 908-355-4850

Social Skills Group, for children in grades 3-5 who have difficulty negotiating social situations and managing emotions, Robin Bernstein, LCSW, Jewish Family Service, Florham Park, 6pm, 973-637-1716

Mesorah Mondays, for young professionals, includes sushi, drinks, wisdom and chavrusa learning, Cong Ahavath Achim, Highland Park, 7:30pm, info@mesorahnj.com

Israeli Dancing, for women and teenage girls, Tamar, Chabad of Tenafly, beginners, 7pm; intermediate and advanced, 8pm, 201-836-2655

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

Gemara: Masechet Moed Kotton, Rabbi Yosef Adler, Cong Rina Yisrael, Teaneck, 8pm, 201-837-2795

Post-Seminary Shiur, for post-seminary girls, includes Debbie Selengut, Rabbi Eliezer Krohn, and Chavie Fox, private home in Passaic, 8pm, dselengut65@gmail.com

Chaburah Night, Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 8pm, 848-932-2033

Navi Class: Sefer Yonah, for women, Aviva Orlian, private home in Suffern, 8:15pm, grtmusic5@gmail.com or 845-300-4880

“Great Rabbis of the 20th Century,” Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8:15pm, 201-836-8916

“Women in Tanach,” for women, Rebbetzin Bai Ley Braun, Teaneck Sephardic Center, 8:30pm, 201-357-0607

“Insights into the Weekly Torah Portion,” Rabbi Moshe Yasgur, spons by the Jewish Learning Experience, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, 8:30pm, rabbistaum@jle.org

“In-Depth Halacha Shiur,” for men, Rabbi Mordy Kuessous, Cong Ahavath Torah, Englewood, 8:30pm, 201-568-1315

“Insights into the Weekly Torah Portion,” Rabbi Moshe Yasgur, spons by the Jewish Learning Institute, at Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8:30pm, rabbistaum@jle.org

Tuesdays

Gentlemen’s Kollel: Masechet Brachot, Rabbi Zev Goldberg, Young Israel of Fort Lee, 8am, 201-592-1518

Chavurah on the Topic of the Golden Calf, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 9:05am, 201-907-0180

Jewish Needlework by Betth Samuels, z”l, Exhibit, Jewish Center of Teaneck, 9:30am-12:30pm, 201-833-0515

Women’s Learning Initiative Parsha Class, for women, Miri Cohen, private home in Highland Park, 9:30am, 917-763-1848

“Educating for Belief and Practice,” Dr. Scott Goldberg, Yeshiva Noam, Paramus, 9:30am, 201-261-1919

Gemara Berakhot, Chapter 6, Rabbi Menahem Meier, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 9:45am, 201-907-0180

Chumash, Rabbi Ephraim Simon, private home in Teaneck, 10am, 201-907-0686

“Our Stories, Ourselves—Jewish Journaling and More Workshop: Three Centuries of Growth and Change—A History of Jewish in Monmouth County,” Michele Bernstein Klausner, The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold, 10:30am, 732-252-6990

“Topics in Talmud,” Rabbi Chaim Poupko, Cong Ahavath Torah, Englewood, 10:30am, 201-568-1315

Parshat HaShavua, Rabbi Chaim Poupko, Cong Ahavath Torah, Englewood, 11:15am, 201-568-1315

Virtual Lunch-n-Learn Mesilas Yesharim Conference Call Shiur: “What Is the Next Step in Spiritual Growth?” 12:30pm, 800-747-5150 access 1259096#

Parshat HaShavua, Rabbi Yonah Lazar, private office in Verona, 1pm, 973-736-1407

Sushiana Restaurant Donates 18% of its profits to CNJKIDS, to support Jewish K-8 day school education, Highland Park, 5-6pm, 732-640-0111

Social Skills Group, children in hrades 6-8 who have difficulty negotiating social situations and managing emotions, Robyn Krugman, LCSW, Jewish Family Service, Florham Park, 6pm, 973-637-1749

“Support Group for Women Struggling with High-Conflict Relationships: Isolation, Intimidation, Control, Humiliation,” spons by the Rachel Coalition, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, Livingston, 6:30pm, 973-740-1233 ext 1799

Zichron Rivka Community Library, includes books for children, teens, and adults as well as Jewish-themed videos, Cong Agudah Israel, Highland Park, 6:30-8pm, ceidelman@gmail.com

Alateen, for frum girls ages 9-19 who have friends or family with addiction, Rikki Wisotsky, Cong Tiferet Israel, Passaic, 7pm, 973-249-7435

“Happily Ever After: Beyond Separation and Divorce,” a support group for adults coping with issues related to separation and divorce, Daphne Berkovitz, LMFT, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, Florham Park, 7pm, 973-675-9050 ext 1758

Jewish Sewing Circle for Quilters and Other Hand Crafters, Cong Etz Ahaim, Highland Park, 7pm, 732-247-3839

Israeli Dance, for beginners, Elyse Litt, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 7:30pm, 973-736-1407

Israeli Dance Class, for women, Debbie Buechler, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 7:30pm (beginners), 8:45pm (more experienced), 973-736-1407

Jewish History, Abi Pinsker, Jewish Educational Center, Elizabeth, 7:30pm, 908-355-4850

Advanced Talmud, Rabbi Itamar Rosensweig, Cong Ahavath Torah, Englewood, 7:45pm, 201-568-1315

Women’s Tehillim Group, includes shiur on a Mizmor of Tehillim and recitation of Tehillim for cholim in the community, Jewish Center of Teaneck, 7:45pm, 201-833-0515

Art Class, for men and women, Natalia Kadish, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, 8pm, Kadishn@maayanot.org or 201-833-4307

Navi Shiur, Rabbi Yosef Sharbat, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 8pm, 973-736-1407

Torah and Tea, for women, Rabbi Yehoshua Dubinsky, spons by Chabad of Passaic, private home in Clifton, 8pm, miriamsebbag@gmail.com

Parsha Shiur, in Hebrew, Rabbi Meir Goldwicht, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-836-8916

Israeli Dance, for advanced, Elyse Litt, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 8:30pm, 973-736-1407

Tanya Shiur, Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 9pm, 201-836-6210

Wednesdays

Tefillah Shiur, Rabbi Shalom Baum, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 7:45am, 201-907-0924

Gentlemen’s Kollel: Masechet Brachot, Rabbi Zev Goldberg, Young Israel of Fort Lee, 8am, 201-592-1518

“From Meaning to Meaningful,” Rabbi Chaim Poupko, spons by Cong Ahavath Torah, private home in Englewood, 9am, 201-568-1315

Jewish Needlework by Betth Samuels, z”l, Exhibit, Jewish Center of Teaneck, 9:30am-12:30pm, 201-833-0515

“Tefillah: Building a Real Relationship,” for women, Chani Juravel, Ohr Somayach, Beit Shvidler Conference Center, Monsey, 9:45am, juravelinspiration@gmail.com

Mommy and Me, for children ages 9-24 months, Nechamy Simon, Chabad House, Teaneck, 9:45am, Director@TeaneckChabadPreschool.com

“A Book a Year” Navi Class: The Book of Joshua,” Rabbi Zev Goldberg, Young Israel of Fort Lee, 10am, 201-592-1518

Parshat HaShavua, Yael Weil, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 10:30am, 201-907-0180

Women’s Parsha Class, Rebbetzin Tova Rapoport, spons by Chabad at the Shore, private home in Margate, 11am, 609-822-8500

Adults Coping with Depression and Anxiety Support Group, Daphne Berkovits, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, Florham Park, noon, 973-637-1758

Women’s Chumash Shiur: Parsha HaShavua, for women, Rabbi Yosef Adler, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 12:30pm, 201-837-2795

Project Chizuk Networking Group, to renew and support efforts in job searching, Jewish Family Service, Clifton, 1pm, 973-777-7638

Lunch and Learn, for seniors, Rabbi Michael Taubes, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 1pm, 201-836-8916

Hilchos Brachos, for women, Rabbi Eliezer Krohn, private home in Passaic, 1pm, 973-777-5851

Rikkud Dance, for children ages 5-8, Young Israel of Teaneck, 5:15pm, 718-551-5645

Volunteer Packing for Tomchei Shabbos, private location in Bergenfield, 6pm, sdwalzman@yahoo.com

Shatnez Testing, Menachem Fogel, at Cong Ahavas Israel, Passaic, 7-9pm, 845-262-8502

“Whiskey, Wings and Wisdom: The Tastiest Torah Class,” for men, Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, Chabad Chai Center, Ventnor, 7:30pm, 609-822-8500

Tanach Study Group: Sefer Shoftim, Rabbi Daniel Fridman, Jewish Center of Teaneck, 7:45pm, 201-833-0515

“To Be a Jew: A Guide to Jewish Contemporary Life,” Rabbi Mark Staum, spons by the Jewish Learning Experience, at Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 7:45pm, rabbistaum@jle.org

Parshat HaShavua, Rabbi Daniel Goldberg, Cong Ahavath Torah, Englewood, 7:45pm, 201-568-1315

Women’s Parsha Shiur, Rabbi Avraham Herman, Jewish Educational Center, Elizabeth, 7:45pm, 908-355-4850

“To Be a Jew…A Guide to Jewish Contemporary Life,” Rabbi Mark Staum, spons by the Jewish Learning Experience, at Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 7:45pm, rabbistaum@jle.org

Women’s Mishna and Gemara Shiur, for women, Rabbi Yosef Adler, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8pm, 201-837-2795

Tzurva M’Rabanan, Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8:15pm, 201-836-8916

Rambam’s Mishneh Torah, Rabbi Menahem Meier, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8:15pm, 201-836-8916

“Chasidut on the Weekly Parsha and Holidays,” for men and women, Rabbi Shmuel Braun, Teaneck Sephardic Center, 8:30pm, 201-357-0607

Sanhedrin Shiur, Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-836-6210

“Living with Parsha,” for men and women, Rabbi Yisroel Weiss, private home in Highland Park, 8:30pm, 732-777-1155 or 347-203-7906

Parshat HaShavua, Yael Weil, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-907-0180

Chassidus/Hashkafa Shiur, for men and women, Rabbi Shmuel Braun, private home in Teaneck, 8:30pm, shmuelbraun@gmail.com

Pre-Kislev Shiur, Rabbi Eliyahu Roberts, Cong Arzei Darom, Teaneck, 8:45pm, info@arzeidarom.org

Men’s Chaburah, Rabbi Avroham Herman, Jewish Educational Center, Elizabeth, 9pm, 908-355-4850

Thursdays

Chavurah on the Topic of the Golden Calf, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 9:05am, 201-907-0180

Tanya, Rabbi Ephraim Simon, spons by the Chabad House, at a private home in Teaneck, 9:15am, 201-907-0686

“Jews in Remote Corners of the World,” Leslie Goldress, Jewish Federation, West Nyack, 9:30am, 845-362-420

Jewish Needlework by Betty Samuels, z”l, Exhibit, Jewish Center of Teaneck, 9:30am-12:30pm, 201-833-0515

“Educating for Belief and Practice: Principles and Practical Strategies for Supporting Children and Their Developing Relationship with G-d and Judaism,” Dr. Scott Goldberg, Yeshiva Noam, Paramus, 9:30am, psp@YeshivatNoam.org, begins Nov 14

Gemara Berakhot, Chapter 6, Rabbi Menahem Meier, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 9:45am, 201-907-0180

“The Morning Brachos: The Mindset of Blessed Living,” for women, Chani Juravel, Cong Ohr HaTorah, Bergenfield, 10am, 201-244-5905

“Troubling Texts of the Torah: From Sotah to Slavery,” Sarah Goodman, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, 10:45am, 201-833-4307, begins Dec 7

Halacha and Thought in Rambam’s Mishneh Torah: Shatnez, Rabbi Menahem Meier, Cong Keter Torah, 10:50am, 201-907-0180

“Women in Tanach,” for women, Rebbetzin Bai Ley Braun, Teaneck Sephardic Center, 11am, 201-357-0607

“Morning Brachos: Perspective of a Blessed Life,” for women, Chani Juravel, private home in Passaic, 11:30am, juravelinspiration@gmail.com

“Support Group for Women Struggling with High-Conflict Relationships: Isolation, Intimidation, Control, Humiliation,” spons by the Rachel Coalition, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, Livingston, noon, 973-740-1233 ext 1799

Telephone Divrei Torah on the Weekly Parsha, Rabbi Aryeh Zahtz, 12 noon, 530-881-1212, access code 784-494-382#

Yeshivah Club: Higher Level Learning, for boys in grades 6 and 7 who are fluent in Hebrew reading, Rabbi Yitzchok Kahan, Chabad of Cherry Hill, 5:15pm, 856-874-1500 ext 302

Zichron Rivka Community Library, includes books for children, teens, and adults as well as Jewish-themed videos, Cong Agudah Israel, Highland Park, 6:30-8pm, ceidelman@gmail.com

NCSY Latte and Learning, for high school teens, at Lazy Bean Café, Teaneck, 7pm, ncsy@bethaaron.org

“Thoughts on the Parsha,” Rabbi Yosef Sharbat, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 8pm, 973-736-1407

Parsha Shiur, Rabbi Michael Taubes, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-837-2795

Parsha Shiur, Rabbi Ezra Wiener, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-837-2795

Masechet Sukkot Chaburah, Rabbi Noah Gardenswartz, Riverdale Jewish Center, 8:30pm, 718-548-1850

Parsha and Cholent Shmooze, Rabbi Andrew Markowitz, Cong Shomrei Torah, Fair Lawn, 8:30pm, 201-791-7676

“Living with Parsha,” for men and women, Rabbi Yisroel Weiss, Khal Chassidim, Highland Park, 8:30pm, 732-777-1155

Men’s Mishmar, with cholent, Rabbi Chaim Poupko, Cong Ahavath Torah, Englewood, 8:45pm, 201-568-1315

Video Shiur: Parshat Hashavua, Rabbi Yissocher Frand, Young Israel of Fair Lawn (201-797-1800); Cong Ahavas Achim, Highland Park (732-247-0532); Cong Tifereth Israel, Passaic; JEC, Elizabeth (908-591-5929); Cong Khal Zichron Mordechai, Monsey (845-356-7188); Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck; Cong Ohr Torah, West Orange (973-669-7320), Cong Bais Torah, Suffern (845-352-1343), 9pm

Mishmar with Chulent and Kugel, for adults, Rabbi Yoni Danziger, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 9pm, 201-907-0180

Thursday Night Live: “Steps We Take Before and After Saying Shemona Esrai,” Rabbi Sariel Malitzky, Cong Ohr Torah, Edison, 9:15pm, 732-777-6840

“Chumash Shiur: Exploring the Text through the Approach of the Pashtanim with a Focus on the Classic Sugyot in Peshat,” Simcha Herzog, Cong Adas Israel, Passaic, 9:15pm, brothke@yahoo.com

Parsha and Halacha, Rabbi Michael Taubes, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 10:15pm, 201-836-8916

Fridays

Jewish Needlework by Betty Samuels, z”l, Exhibit, Jewish Center of Teaneck, 9:30am-12:30pm, 201-833-0515

Chai Healers, students from Rutgers visit Jewish patients at St. Peter’s Hospital, bringing them gifts and good company, meet at the Rutgers Chabad House, New Brunswick, 1pm, sam518@comcast.net

The Chessed Boys Choir, for boys in grades 2-7. Yossi Newman, Cong Adas Israel, Passaic, 2:10pm, 973-986-7256 or 973-902-5932

Shabbat

Ramban Al HaTorah, for men, Rabbi Elchanan Adler, Cong Adas Israel, Passaic, 2:30pm, 973-773-7272

Women’s Tehillim Group, Cong Etz Ahaim, Highland Park, 3:45pm, 732-937-6823

Learning Seuda Shlishit, Cong Ahavas Achim, Highland Park, “The Kabbalist’s Eye,” Dr. Harry Schick; “Sefer Tehillim: An Ancient Jewish Biography,” Dr. AJ Berkovitz; “The Midrash Says: But How Does It Know?” Rabbi Steven Miodownik and Rabbinic Intern Alex Maged, between mincha and maariv, 732-247-0532

Motzei Shabbat

Martial Arts: Tae Kwon Do, Krav Maga, and Bootcamp, for boys and teens, Shlomo Golombeck, Invictus Martial Arts and Fitness, Clifton, 7pm, 973-803-1235

Live Video Navi Shiur, Rabbi Yisroel Reisman, Young Israel of Fair Lawn (201-797-1800); Cong Ahavas Achim, Highland Park (732-247-0532); Cong Tifereth Israel, Passaic; JEC, Elizabeth (908-591-5929); Cong Khal Zichron Mordechai, Monsey (845-356-7188); Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck; Cong Ohr Torah, West Orange (973-669-7320), Cong Bais Torah, Suffern (845-352-1343), 7pm

Learning Program for High School Girls, Shoshana Snow, Cong Ohav Emeth, Highland Park, 7pm, 732-247-3038

Bnai Jazz, in concert at Tavlin Restaurant, Tenafly, 8pm-closing, 201-871-6060

Gemara-Learning Program, for high school girls, Shoshana Snow, Cong Ohav Emeth, Highland Park, 8pm, shoshanasnow@gmail.com

Navi Shiur, for men and women, Rabbi Yitzchok Schwartz, at Rabbi Moskowitz’s Shul, Monsey, 8:15pm, msimonovits@yahoo.com

Parsha and Navi: Sefer Melachim II, for men and women, Rabbi Yosef Viener, spons by Kol Yeshurun, at Cong Kehilas Shaarei Tefillah, Passaic, 9pm, 718-755-3515

New Minyanim

Sundays

Late Ma’ariv, Cong Shomrei Emunah, Englewood, 9pm, 201-567-9420

Chesed Ops

Hatzolah of Middlesex County is currently seeking responders during the daytime. EMT training will be provided free of charge. They are also seeking dispatchers. If you live or work in the area, and wish to join, please email them at info@hatzolahmc.org or call 732-993-8645

The Teaneck Bat Mitzvah Dress Gemach, in conjunction with Project Ezrah, accepts dresses and gowns to help every bat mitzvah girl feel like a princess on her special day. Please consider donating a tax-deductible dress or gown. For information on drop-offs, pick-ups, or to schedule an appointment, contact reneeschneier@gmail.com

Jewish Family and Children’s Services in Teaneck needs volunteers for food pantry pick up in Hackensack on Thursday mornings.  Must have minivan or large vehicle.  For more information please contact Francine Cuff, Food Pantry Manager, at 201-837-9090 or by email at franc@jfcsnnj.org.

Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to Matt Okin and the Black Box Performing Arts Center of Teaneck on winning the Cultural Arts of the Year’s award from the Teaneck  Chamber of Commerce

Mazal Tov to Rabbi Ethan and Debbie Katz on being inducted into the NCSY Ben Zakai Society

Mazal Tov to the Bar Mitzvah Boys: Samuel Aaron, David Basseches, Judah Belgrade, Akiva Besser, Eitan Book, Ryan Brandwein, Ethan Eis, Eliyahu Dov Ettinger, Mordechai Fox, Eli Friedman, Eitan Geisler, Yitzi Halberstam, Natan Horowitz, Benjamin and Daniel Lando, Yonah Leifert, Levi Perlowitz, Jordan Rieder, Noah Rosner, Shimon Ross, Ezra Rothchild, Jordan Rothenberg, Yosef Shmuel, Ethan Sinnreich, Chezky Sinowitz, Rafi Suss, Yaakov Tabacznik, Zachary Younger, Sammy Zelentz, and Menachem Zwickler; and to the Bat Mitzvah Girls: Talia Abigail Aranoff, Gavriella Bader, Danit Bieler, Vicky Dollman, Chana Friedman, Liat Furer, Sarit Greenwood, Ariel Hammerman, Sara Mirwis, Dalya Schild, Shirah Shapiro, Julie Shiner, Shani Smilovitz, Elana Stern, Tiferet Teitelman, Tamar Zelig, and Avigail Zimerman