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 Log

Wed., Feb 22

Costume Closeouts, for newborns through adults, Styertowne Shopping Center, Clifton, 7:30am-9:30pm, 973-365-2677

Continuing Jewish Education for Women: In-Depth Textual Analysis of the Classic Mussar Sefer, for women, Goldie Cohen, spons by Ateres Bracha Neve Passaic Torah Institute, at a private home in Passaic, 9:30am, 908-278-4059

Café Europa, for Holocaust survivors, with Phyllis Chapell and Shlomo Haviv, includes lunch, spons by the Jewish Family Service of Northern NJ, at the JCC of Paramus, 11:30am, 201-837-9090

Fair Lawn Gown Gemach, by appointment, under the auspices of Anshe Lubavitch Cong of Fair Lawn, 1-2:30pm and 7-8:30pm, 201-797-1770

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

Mega-Challah Bake, for women and girls, includes music by Esther Freeman, a talk by Rivka Pevzner, and refreshments, Rutgers University Chabad House, New Brunswick,7pm, 732-296-1800

“Healthy Cooking: Celebrate,” Elizabeth Kurtz, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 7pm, 973-736-1407

Abused Women’s Confidential Support Group, Jewish Family Service, Teaneck, 7:15pm, 201-837-9090

“Latest Developments in the UN, the US, the Mideast, and Their Impact on the Safety and Security of Israel,” Howard Kohr of AIPAC, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8pm, akahane@aipac.org

“Kids4Peace Interfaith Program in Jerusalem,” Yakir Englander, Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 8pm, 732-545-2407

“The Hidden Power of the Eyshis Chayil in You,” for women, Rebbetzin Miriam Harush, to benefit Yarim Chaim to provide food for needy families, private home in Passaic, 8:15pm, 845-596-3399

Thurs., Feb 23

Trip to the US Holocaust Memorial, leave Cumberland County College, Vineland, 8am, HolocaustCoalition@gmail.com

Grow Your Business: Network with Jewish Professionals Breakfast, Ives Architecture Studio, Fair Lawn, 8:30am, 201-314-9145

“Mitzrayim to Mishkan: Insights into the Weekly Parsha,” for men and women, Tamar Appel, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, 9:15am, 201-833-4307

Costume Closeouts, for newborns through adults, Styertowne Shopping Center, Clifton, 1-6pm, 973-365-2677“Italian Women Writers of the Holocaust,” Stefania Lucamente, Ramapo College, Mahwah, 4pm, 201-684-7477

Latte and Learning, for high school seniors, spons by NCSY, at Chocolate Works, Livingston, 7:30pm, jensaibel@gmail.com or ejisraeli@gmail.com

“Everything You Need to Know about Shipping to Israel,” Adam Perlman, JCC, Tenafly, 7:30pm, 1-866-425-5224

Israeli Book Club, JCC, Tenafly, 8pm, 201-408-1427

Mesorah Orthodox-Jewish Student Program, Beit Midrash, Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 8pm, 732-545-2407

“The Forces within: Refining the Elements of Our Emotional Foundation,” Rabbi Moshe Tzvi Weinberg, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8:15pm, 201-836-8916

“Big Issues in Birth Control and Taharas HaMishpacha,” for engaged and married men, Rav Jonathan Schwartz, Cong Adath Israel of the Jewish Educational Center, Elizabeth, 8:30pm, 908-355-4850

Fri., Feb 24

Costume Closeouts, for newborns through adults, Styertowne Shopping Center, Clifton, 12-2pm, 973-365-2677

“G-d’s Custodians: The Highest Form of Giving,” Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, Linwood Public Library, 12:15pm, 609-822-8500

Rabbi Moshe Schreck, candidate for assistant rabbi, Cong Agudath Israel, Highland Park, through Motzei Shabbat Melava Malka, Feb 25, 732-690-7074

Danielle Perlmutter, children’s scholar-in-residence, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, through Yom Ha’atzmaut Extravaganza on Sun., Feb 26, 973-736-1407

Rabbi Nachum Segal of JM in the AM, scholar-in-residence, Young Israel of East Brunswick, through Motzei Shabbat Q&A, Feb 25, 908-338-1966

Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, scholar-in-residence, Cong Etz Chaim, Livingston, through Shabbat, Feb 25, 973-597-1655

Carlebach-Style Minyan, Cong Ahavas Achim, Highland Park, 5:15pm, 732-247-0532

Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 5:15, 973-736-1407

Cong Arzei Darom Oneg, for adults and children, private home in Teaneck, 8pm, howard.m.alt@gmail.com

Oneg Shabbat, for grades 6-8, Solomon Rapoport and Yosef Sklar, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 8:15pm, 201-907-0180

“Adoption and Birth in the Exodus Story,” Rachel Friedman of Lamdeinu, scholar-in-residence, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David,  at a private home inWest Orange, 8:15pm, 973-736-1407

Shabbat, Feb 25

Carlebach Minyan, Cong Darchei Noam, Fair Lawn, 8:45am, rabbidonath@gmail.com

“Catholic Jews and the Feast of St. Esther: History and Shiur about Marrano Rituals Based on Themes of Reversal, Masking, Unmasking, and Laughter in Megillat Esther,” Dr. Julie Goldstein, Netivot Shalom, Teaneck, 11:30am, the.rogovins@gmail.com

Rachel Friedman of Lamdeinu, scholar-in-residence, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, “How can We Come to Know G-d,” 11:30am (babysitting for children in grades preschool-5; “Rising from the Valley of Doom: Ezekial’s Message of Hope,” after mincha, 973-736-1407

Sisterhood Tea, for women, with Banji Latkin Ganchrow, Cong Ahavat Achim, Fair Lawn, 3pm, 201-797-0502

Motzei Shabbat, Feb 25

Hadassah Couples Bowling, Strathmore Lanes, Aberdeen, 7:30pm, AmyNaphtali@verizon.net

Shiur, Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Young Israel of Riverdale, 7:30pm, 718-548-4765

Film: “Serial (Bad) Weddings,” JCC, Bridgewater, 7:30pm, 908-725-6994

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), 8pm

Moriah School Dinner, honoring Debbie and Steven Siegler, Lindsay and Daniel Setton, Barbara Rotenberg, Nurse Toby Eizik, and Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, Hilton Meadowlands Hotel, East Rutherford, 8pm, 201-567-0208

Paint with Us, for men and women, Leba, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David West Orange, 8pm, office@aabjd.org

Trip to the Yeshiva University Sefarim Sale, spons by the Orthodox-Union Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus, leave Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 8pm, 732-545-2407

Cong Arzei Darom Sisterhood Girls Night Out, includes dinner, at Volume Up Karaoke, Edgewater, 8pm, dahlia.goldbrenner@gmail.com

“A History of Jews and the Mob,” Myron Sugerman, includes Café Night, Chabad Center of Northwest NJ, Rockaway, 8:15pm, 973-625-1525

Wine-Tasting, Cong Shomrei Torah, Fair Lawn, 8:30pm, 201-791-7676

Cong Beth Aaron Potluck Melava Malka and Kumsitz, for women, with singer and guitarist Sorah Shaffren, private home in Teaneck, 8:30pm, sisterhood@bethaaron.org or 201-836-6210

Sun., Feb 26

Help Make a Minyan and Visit the Elderly at Daughters of Miriam, includes davening, breakfast, and visiting with the elderly and sick, at Daughters of Miriam, Clifton, 9am, samapprais@gmail.com or mmirsky18@aol.com

“G-d or Torah: Which Comes First? A Religious, Intellectual, and Psychological Investigation into the Challenges of Biblical Criticism,” for men and women, Rabbi Pesach Sommer, includes breakfast, Cong Etz Chaim, Livingston, 9:15am, 973-597-1655

Cong Ahavas Yisrael Journal Breakfast, honoring Menachem and Helene Kravitz, Zev Rosenberg, and Aryeh Berger, at Cong Ahavas Achim, Highland Park, 9:30am, 732-287-1230

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

Fair Lawn Gown Gemach, by appointment, under the auspices of Anshe Lubavitch Cong of Fair Lawn, 9:30-11:30am, 201-797-1770

Hebrew Free Burial Association Breakfast, honoring Jonathan and Vicki Scheiner, Jay and Sharon Bar-David, and Ben and Joy Wilson, at the Riverdale Jewish Center, 9:30am, 212-239-1662

Camp Shemesh Open House and Reunion, for parents and children, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 10am, aabjdsummercamp@gmail.com

Chug Ivrit, for intermediate to advanced Hebrew speakers, men and women who want to chat and read in Hebrew, spons by Hadassah, private home in Highland Park, 11am, elijahhanavi@gmail.com, roselynbe@aol.com, or 732-819-0593

Culinary Arts Workshop, for teens, Leslie Morrison, private home in Passaic, 11am, 917-912-6907

Purim Costume Gemach, all costumes are free to borrow for a suggested donation of $5, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 11:30am-1pm, 201-907-0180

Purim Costume Gemach, for children’s costumes up to size 12/14, $10 per costume, refunded upon its return, private home in Passaic, 1:30-4pm, tzivy@me.com

Musical: “Anonymously Yours,” for women, by Bais Yaakov Machon Ora, at The Learning Center, Passaic, 1:30 and 7:30pm, 973-803-8606 or 973-650-6237

“Mischlinge Expose (Nazi Term for Those Neither Fully Jewish nor Aryan)”: Multimedia Presentation, pianist Carolyn Enger, features music of German-Jewish composers Felix Mendelssohn, Arnold Schoenberg, Alexander Zemlinsky, and Hanns Eiser, Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold, 2pm, 732-252-6990

Uncle Moishy and His Mitzvah Men, in concert, spons by the Jewish Education Program, at Ramapo High School, Spring Valley, 3pm, 845-222-6436

Hillel Housewarming Party, Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 4-8pm, 732-545-2407

SINAI Special Needs Institute Dinner, honoring Adam and Ilana Chill, Rabbi Chaim and Malca Jachter, Esther and Moshe Muschel, and Moshe and Orit Zharnest, Marriott Glenpointe Hotel, Teaneck, 4:45pm, info@SinaiSchools.org or 201-833-1134 ext 105

Purim Costume Gemach, costumes for infants, children, and adults, $5 or one donated costume per costume borrowed, Cong Ohav Emeth, Highland Park, 5-8pm, 732-247-3038

Yeshiva Gedola of Passaic Dinner, honoring Mr. and Mrs. Leiby Levison, Bezalel and Yehudis Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. Shlomo Klein, Mr. and Mrs. Nachum Grunhut, and Rabbi and Mrs. Noshi Zelikovitz, Hilton Meadowlands, East Rutherford, 5:30pm, 973-472-6100

Chabad of Passaic-Clifton Dinner, with Reuven Sardi and Dr. Yisroel Susskind, honoring Aryeh Leib and Alissa Joseph, Abba David and Yisroela Joran, and Rabbi Avraham and Ayelet Crane, includes auction, Cong Tifereth Israel, Passaic, 6pm, 973-246-5251

Evening Learning Session: “Shemoneh Esrei: Why 19 Brachot?” for high school girls, Shoshana Samuels, includes chavrutah with women from Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies, at Bais Medrash of Bergenfield, 7:30pm, GPATS@YU.edu

Simply Tzfat Kumzitz, for men and women, separate seating, spons by Khal Chassidim, in tribute to Rabbi Horowitz’s wife, Rebbetzin Hinda Horowitz, z”l, at Rabbi Horowitz’s Shteibel, Highland Park, 7:30pm, 732-985-1698

Cooking Demonstration: “Top Tips for Staying Healthy during the Winter,” with Coach Gila, Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva, Edison, 8pm, 917-656-7405

Leaves of Faith Book Club: “Winesburg, Ohio” by Sherwood Anderson, at the Jewish Center of Teaneck, 8pm, 201-833-0515

Rosh Chodesh Adar Hamantaschen Extravaganza, Rabbi Adam and Sara Frieberg, spons by the Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus, Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 8pm, 732-545-2407

Mon., Feb 27

Rosh Chodesh Breakfast, spons by Lamdeinu, includes tefillah, divrei Torah, and breakfast, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 9am, lamdeinu@aol.com

Costume Closeouts, for newborns through adults, Styertowne Shopping Center, Clifton, 11:30am-4pm, 973-365-2677

Cong Agudath Achim Sisterhood Book Club: “The Covenant” by Naomi Ragen, private home in Bradley Beach, noon, BethCotler@gmail.com or 732-776-7887

Friendship Circle Teen Cooking Club, for special-needs young adults ages 13-21, at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, 6pm, 201-262-7172

Pizza and Parsha: “Back to Basics: Finding Our Foundations,” Rabbi Levi Neubort and Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein, includes video and Benjy’s pizza, Anshei Lubavitch Cong, Fair Lawn, 7pm, 201-794-3770

Israel Real Estate Parlor Meeting: “The Smart Way to Buy Israeli Real Estate,” Ilan Rubinstein, Daniel Eisenberg, Nicole Levin, and Moshe Wishinsky, private home in Teaneck, 8pm, nadlan@hotmail.com

“Emuna and Emotions—Interactive Workshop, Laugh While You Learn,” for women, Orit Esther Riter, private home in Englewood, 8pm, 201-203-4644

“Halachic Mythbusters: Never in a Million Years: Calendar and Holiday Myths,” Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 8:15pm, 201-836-6210

Tues., Feb 28

“Meeting the Challenges of Caregiving,” featuring “A Caregiver’s Journey,” Dr. Irit Felsen; “Caring for Self and Others with Mindfulness,” Dr. Ken Verni; and “Managing Challenging Behaviors of Alzheimer’s/Dementi,” Alice Greenberg-Sheedy, LSW, spons by Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, at Cong Israel, Springfield, 9:30am, 908-354-4859 or 908-803-7728

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

Together on Tuesdays: “Visiting Cuba Today: Recent Mission to Meet Cuban Jews,” for seniors, Susan Galatz, includes lunch, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 11:15am, 973-736-1407 ext 240

Documentary: “Margit: Not A23029,” the life of Holocaust survivor Margit Feldman of Somerset, includes question-and-answer session with Ms. Feldman and director Harry Hillard of Bridgewater, and a dessert reception, at George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, 7pm, 732-246-7717

“Post-Holocaust Ultra-Orthodox Theology: A New Persepctive,” Yakir Englander, spons by the Rutgers Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, at the Douglas Student Center, New Brunswick, 7:30pm, 848-932-2033

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

“The Dilemma: Modern Dilemmas, Talmudic Debates, Your Solutions—More Equal Than Others,” Rabbi Yitzchak Sebag, Chabad of Passaic-Clifton, Passaic, 8pm, 973-246-5251

Taharas HaMishpacha: Halachos and Hashkafos of Intimary, for women, Aliza Feder, private home in Passaic, 8:30pm, jessjoy123@aol.com

“Halacha, Machshava, and Hashkafa,” Rav Yair Kahn, Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 9pm, 732-545-2407

Wed., March 1

Costume Closeouts, for newborns through adults, Styertowne Shopping Center, Clifton, 7:30am-9:30pm, 973-365-2677

Continuing Jewish Education for Women: In-Depth Textual Analysis of the Classic Mussar Sefer, for women, Goldie Cohen, spons by Ateres Bracha Neve Passaic Torah Institute, at a private home in Passaic, 9:30am, 908-278-4059

“Maimonides and His Guide—Understanding the Perplexed: How to Read the Guide—Why Did Maimonides Write a Book That Was So Hard to Read?” Dr. Daniel Rynold, Young Israel of Fort, Lee, 10am, 201-592-1518

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

Purim Costume Gemach, costumes for infants, children, and adults, $5 or one donated costume per costume borrowed, Cong Ohav Emeth, Highland Park, 6-8pm, 732-247-3038

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

Film: “Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance,” a portrait of the Batsheva Dance Company’s Ohad Naharin, includes questions and answers with film producer Barak Heymann, Nicholas Music Center, New Brunswick, 7:30pm, 732-545-2407

“Paint with Me,” for women, includes canbases, paints, easels, brushes, and smocks, with cheese and crackers, at the Jewish Educational Center, Elizabeth, 7:30pm, elmoraaveshul@gmail.com

Shomer Shabbos Boy Scout Meeting, for boys in 6th grade or 11 years old and up, Bais Medrash L’Torah, Rabbi Davis’s shul, Passaic, 8pm, HFishman@rafterpllc.com

Chillel at Hillel, includes snacks, Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 8pm, 732-545-2407

Thurs., March 2

“Mitzrayim to Mishkan: Insights into the Weekly Parsha,” for men and women, Tamar Appel, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, 9:15am, 201-833-4307

“The Unique and Heroic Accomplishment of Holocaust-Era Portuguese Diplomat Aristides de Sousa Mendes,” second-generation survivors Joan Arnay Halperin and Monique Rubens Krohn, Student Center, Ramapo College, Mahwah, 9:30am, 201-684-7500

Theater: “Dear Esther,” (Esther Raab’s “Escape from Sobibor”), for grades 6-12, includes Questions and Answers with a member of the Raab family, Raab Holocaust Museum and Goodwin Education Center, Cherry Hill, 10am, 856-751-9500

“90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (or More),” Felice Cohen, includes lunch, JCC, Bridgewater, 12:30pm, 908-725-6994

Costume Closeouts, for newborns through adults, Styertowne Shopping Center, Clifton, 1-6pm, 973-365-2677

“Environmental Peacemaking in Israel,” Shahar Sadeh, The Bloustein School of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 4:30pm, 732-545-2407

Mega Challah-Bake: Discover the Technique of Making Challah from Scratch and the Mystique of This Uniquely Feminine, Time-Honored Tradition, for women and girls over the age of 12, spons by Chabad of Camden, at Lucien’s Manor, Berlin, 6pm, info@themegachallahbake.com

Reel Abilities Film: “My Hero Brother,” JCC Rockland, West Nyack, 7:30pm, 845-362-4400

Project to Promote Mental Health Dialogue at Rutgers University Hillel: “Mental Health and the Jewish Community,” Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 8pm, 732-545-2407

Taharas HaMishpacha, for engaged or married men, Rav Michael Bleicher, Cong Adath Israel of the Jewish Educational Center, Elizabeth, 8:30pm, 908-355-4850

Fri., March 3

Deadline for the Sister Rose Thering Essay Contest Based on the Video “Sister Rose’s Passion”: Think about How Her Message of Promoting Dialogue and Peace-Making Applies to Today’s World. How Do You See Yourself as an “Agent of Peace?” 500 words for high school students, spons by Seton Hall University, http://www.nj.gov/education/holocaust/stawards/SRTFEssayComp2017.pdf or strf@shu.edu

Costume Closeouts, for newborns through adults, Styertowne Shopping Center, Clifton, 12-2pm, 973-365-2677

“Back to Basics: Finding Our Foundations,” Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, Linwood Public Library, 12:15pm, 609-822-8500

Café Europa: Mitch Kahn in Concert, for Holocaust survivors, songs in Yiddish, Riverdale YMHA, 1pm, 718-548-8200

Rabbi Boruch Isaac, candidate for assistant rabbi, Cong Agudath Israel, Highland Park, through Motzei Shabbat Melava Malka, March 4, 732-690-7074

The Shidduch Project’s Masquerade Shabbos, for singles ages 23-40, with Friday night oneg and cocktail hour, ice-breakers, round robin table, speed dating, musical Havdalah and kumzits, at Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, through Motzei Shabbat, March 4, 201-522-4776

Yachad-Yeshivat Noam Shabbaton, for 8th graders from Yeshivat Noam and special-needs teens, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, through Shabbat, March 4, 201-837-2795

Friday Night Lights, for high school students, includes Carlebach-style Kabbalat Shabbat, dinner, and oneg, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 5:35pm, 201-907-0180

Shabbat, March 4

Queen Esther’s Seudah-Chodesh Adar Kiddush, includes Persian menu, Cong Ohav Emeth, Highland Park, 11:30am, 732-247-3038

Hashanassas Orchim Shabbos, be a host or guest for Shabbos lunch and come back to the shul for a family dessert reception, spons by Cong Beth Abraham, Bergenfield, noon, 201-384-0434

“Overcoming Limitation,” for women, Rebbetzin Sora Shemtov, Chabad of Riverdale, noon, 718-549-1100

Motzei Shabbat, March 4

Motzei Shabbos Madness: Dance, for girls in grades 1-7, Marla Rottenstreich, Cong Ohav Emeth, Highland Park, 6:30pm, oechildren@gmail.com

“Multi-Media Presentation on the Works of Bob Dylan: Portrait of the Therapist as Artist: Creativity, Love, and Wisdom throughout the Lifecycle,” Dr. Elizabeth Wolfson, the Center for Ethical Culture, Teaneck, 7:30pm, 201-836-1065

Zayin Adar Melave Malka-Siyyum Mishnayot, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 8pm, 973-736-1407

Benefit Program for the Yoetzet Halacha Program in Fair Lawn, for men and women, Yoetzet Halacha Shira Donath, at Cong Darchei Noam, Fair Lawn, 8pm, Zahava.Stadler@gmail.com

Paint Night, for women, with Not2Shabbey, at the Young Israel of Fair Lawn, 8pm, 773-368-2642

“Achdus” Melave Malka, for women, with a former IDF soldier, spons by Highland Park/Edison Connects, private home in Highland Park, 8pm, FayMLobel@gmail.com or Elleshlang@gmail.com

Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls Scholarship Dinner, honoring Lori and Eliot Linzer, Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen, Suzanne Cohen, and the memory of Bruce Ritholtz, z”l, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 8:30pm, ennisp@maayanot.org

Netivot Shalom Dinner, honoring Tammy and Mark Hikind, and Naomi and Michael Knopf, at Factory 220, Passaic, 8:30pm, the.rogovins@gmail.com

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), 8:30pm

“The Secrets to Happiness: How to Love Yourself, Your Life, and Everyone In It,” for women, Dr. David Lieberman, spons by Inspirational College Events, includes refreshments, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8:45pm, Laurenspilz@gmail.com

Sun., March 5

“Exploring Jewish Migration Patterns through the 10th Century,” Avraham Groll, Cong Ahavat Achim, Fair Lawn, 9:15am, 201-797-0502

Bikur Cholim Event, Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser, includes dairy buffet brunch, Pines Manor, Edison, 9:30am, 732-572-7181

Eshet Chayil: Esther and Vashti, for women, Janice Colmar Michaelis, Cong Ohr Torah, West Orange, 10am, 973-669-7320 or 973-325-3749

Purim Party, for children and teens, Jewish Center of Teaneck, 10am, 201-833-0515

Purim Costume Gemach, costumes for infants, children, and adults, $5 or one donated costume per costume borrowed, Cong Ohav Emeth, Highland Park, 10am-3pm, 732-247-3038

Jewish National Fund Breakfast, with Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, Cong B’nai Tikvah, North Brunswick, 10am, 732-297-0696

Purim Carnival, Cong Netivot Shalom, Teaneck, 10am-noon, rachelwbernstein@gmail.com or cohen.rachelf@gmail.com

Purim Carnival, at Yeshiva Ketana of Passaic, 10am-3:45pm, drmrubin@gmail.com

Purim Character Palooza, for families with children, includes characters, bounce house, face-paint, crafts, and snacks, JCC Rockland, West Nyack, 10am, 845-362-4400

“A Sunday of Strong Women: Gayle Foreman (“Leave Me”), Lisa Smith (“Girl Walks out of a Bar”), and Judy Battalion (“White Walls”), includes lunch, JCC, Tenafly, 10:30am, 201-408-1457

Purim Palooza, JCC Rockland, West Nyack, 11am, 845-362-4400

The iCan Answer Now Teen Conference: Israel and Jewish Issues on Campus, includes “The Real Israel: One Nation, Multiple Viewpoints;” “Challenges on Campus: BDS, Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, and Ignorance;” “Skills and Role-Play: How to Answer Now,” and Positively Israel Resource Fair, spons by the Jewish Federation of Northern NJ, at Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, noon, iCan@jfnnj.org or 201-820-3944

Family Purim Carnival, includes inflatables, mountain climber, pony rides, games, music by Pulse Entertainment, special appearance by the Somerset Patriots “Sparkee,” Hamantaschen-baking, sand art, and tattoos, Bridgewater JCC, 12:30-4pm, 908-725-6994 ext 9018

Purim Costume Gemach, for children’s costumes up to size 12/14, $10 per costume, refunded upon its return, private home in Passaic, 1:30-4pm, tzivy@me.com

Purim Costume Gemach, all costumes are free to borrow for a suggested donation of $5, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 3-4:30pm, 201-907-0180

Safam, in concert, to benefit Rutgers Hillel new building, at Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, tour of the building, 4:30pm; dinner, 5:30pm; tours of the building, 6pm; concert doors open, 6:30pm, concert, 7pm, 732-545-2407

Hatzolah of Middlesex County Men’s Basketball Tournament, for men ages 16 and up, private location in Piscataway, 5pm, tournament@hatzolahmc.org

“‘We Are All Jews’: The Only US Soldier Recognized as Righteous among the Gentiles by Israel’s Yad Vashem,” Pastor Chris Edmonds, son of WWII hero, Master Sgt Roddie Edmonds, includes a dairy dinner, Adath Israel Congregation, Lawrenceville, dinner, 5:30pm; lecture, 7pm, 609-896-4977

Paint with a Purpose, to benefit Miryam’s House Shelter in Brooklyn, Kehillat Kesher, Englewood, 7pm, 516-612-3922 ext 104

Rockland Jewish Film Festival: “The Women’s Balcony,” Lafayette Theater, Suffern, 7:30pm, 845-362-4400

Orthodox Union-Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus Underclassmen Event, Rabbi Adam and Rebbetzin Sara Frieberg, Rutgers Hillel, 7:30pm, 732-545-2407

Rockland International Jewish Film Festival: “The Women’s Balcony,” in Hebrew with English subtitles, Lafayette Theater, Suffern, 7:30pm, 845-362-4400

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

“Becoming Religiously Street Smart,” Rav Yaakov Neuburger, spons by TorahWeb.org, at Cong Shomrei Torah, Fair Lawn, 8pm, 201-791-7676

Pre-Purim Shiur, Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz, Young Israel of Fair Lawn, 8:15pm, 201-797-1800

“From Satmar to Secular: Relating to Different Types of Jews,” Rav Mordechai Willig, spons by TorahWeb.org, at Cong Shomrei Torah, Fair Lawn, 8:45pm, 201-791-7676

Mon., March 6

Last Day to Become a Sponsor of the Jewish Community Council of Greater Teaneck’s April 24 Yom HaShoa Memorial Day Program, foxy555@aol.com, Felicia0221@optonline.net, or fuchs.heidi@gmail.com

“Would You Risk Your Life to Save Others?” Jeannie Opdyke Smith, daughter of Irene Gut Opdyke a Polish woman who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, spons by the Holocaust Museum and Center for Tolerance and Education, at the Technology Center, Ellipse, Rockland Community College, Suffern, 12:15pm, 845-574-4099

Israeli Film: “Fill the Void,” discussed by Andrew Lazarus, JCC, Tenafly, 7:30pm, 201-569-7900

“Halachic Mythbusters: New Food for Thought: Mealtime Myths,” Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 8:15pm, 201-836-6210

Tues., March 7

“Overcoming Limitation,” for women, Rebbetzin Sora Shemtov, Chabad of Riverdale, 10am, 718-549-1100

JCC Lox ‘n’ Learn: “Do Jews Believe in the Afterlife?” Rabbi Shlomo Abramson, JCC, Margate, 11am, 609-822-1167 x 138

Together on Tuesdays: Memorial Tribute: Telling the Holocaust Survival Story of My Parents,” for seniors, Einya Aaron, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 11:15am, 973-736-1407 ext 240

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

Purim Costume Gemach, costumes for infants, children, and adults, $5 or one donated costume per costume borrowed, Cong Ohav Emeth, Highland Park, 6-8pm, 732-247-3038

Mishloach Manot and Pre-Purim Festivities, Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 7pm, 732-545-2407

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

Reel Abilities Film: “Swim Team,” JCC Rockland, West Nyack, 7:30pm, 845-362-4400

“Jewish Thinking Turned Upside-Down,” Taglit-Birthright’s Dr. Zohar Raviv, New City Jewish Center, 7:30pm, 845-638-9600

“The Dilemma: Modern Dilemmas, Talmudic Debates, Your Solutions—Accomplice to the Inevitable,” Rabbi Yitzchak Sebag, Chabad of Passaic-Clifton, Passaic, 8pm, 973-246-5251

Nos’im BeYahadus: Ahavas Hashem, Rabbi Levi Neubort and Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein, Anshe Lubavitch Cong, Fair Lawn, 8:20pm, 201-794-3770

Wed., March 8

Costume Closeouts, for newborns through adults, Styertowne Shopping Center, Clifton, 7:30am-9:30pm, 973-365-2677

“Refugees: World War II and Now,” includes lunch, Seton Hall University, South Orange, 9am-3pm, 973-761-9751

“Maimonides and His Guide—Understanding the Perplexed: Does Maimonides Believe That G-d Created the World ‘Something from Nothing?’” Dr. Daniel Rynold, Young Israel of Fort, Lee, 10am, 201-592-1518

Hamantaschen Bake, Arlene Flohr, private home in Bradley Beach, 6:30pm, 908-692-9366 or 732-776-7887

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

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

Abused Women’s Confidential Support Group, Jewish Family Service, Teaneck, 7:15pm, 201-837-9090

“History and Culture of European Jewry in the Early 20th Century: Musical Vienna at the Beginning of the 20th Century (Mahler, Schoenberg, and Korngold),” Rabbi Sacha Pecaric, Cong Ahawas Achim, Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 7:15pm, 973-736-1407

Reel Abilities Film: “The Rebound” and “Dancing on Wheels,” JCC Rockland, West Nyack, 7:30pm, 845-362-4400

Thurs., March 9, Fast of Esther

Board of Jewish Education Book Group: “All Who Go Do Not Return” by Shulem Deen, facilitated by Meryl Rodgers, JCC, Margate, 10am, 609-822-1854

“Literary Approach to Tehillim,” for men and women, Leah Herzog, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, 1pm, 201-833-4307

Costume Closeouts, for newborns through adults, Styertowne Shopping Center, Clifton, 1-6pm, 973-365-2677

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

Mesorah Orthodox-Jewish Student Program, Beit Midrash, Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 8pm, 732-545-2407

Fri., March 10

Costume Closeouts, for newborns through adults, Styertowne Shopping Center, Clifton, 12-2pm, 973-365-2677

“The Solution to Antisemitism: Combat Hatred with Jewish Pride,” Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, Linwood Public Library, 12:15pm, 609-822-8500

Rabbi Steven Weil, Scholar-in-Residence, Cong Shomrei Emunah, Englewood, through Shabbat, March 11, 201-567-9420

West Orange NCSY Shabbaton, for teens, includes Friday night dinner and oneg, learning program, seudat shlishit, musical Havdala, Megillah reading and Purim Saturday night fun, through Motzei Shabbat, March 11, jensaibel@gmail.com

Motzei Shabbat, March 11

Shiur, Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Young Israel of Riverdale, 7:30pm, 718-548-4765

Sun., March 12, Purim

Purim Bash, featuring circus sensation Kevin Karr and circus skills training, Chabad Center of Cherry Hill, Megillah reading and shaliach manot exchange, 10am; entertainment, 11am; hot dogs and hamantaschen, noon, 856-874-1500

Friendship Circle Purim Spectacular, for special-needs children and young adults and their families, Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey, River Edge, 11:30am, 201-262-7172

“New York Rock and the Jewish Tradition,” Steven Blush, the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold, 2pm, 732-252-6990

Rockland International Jewish Film Festival: “A Grain of Truth,” in Polish with English subtitles, Lafayette Theater, Suffern, 7:30pm, 845-362-4400

Purim Farbrengen, Rabbi Levi Neubort and Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein, spons by Anshei Lubavitch Congregation, at a private home in Fair Lawn, 8pm, 201-794-3770

Mon., March 13, Shushan Purim

Deadline to Register for the NORPAC Mission to Washington on May 17, mkfisch@verizon.net or 201-788-5133

Bowling Show-Shine-a-Thon, Rabbi Elihu Kaufman bowls to benefit Cong Ohav Emeth, Highland Park, at Majestic Lanes, Hopelawn, noon, 732-247-3038

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

Infertility Support Group, Dr. Bonnie Pollak, Riverdale Jewish Center, 8pm, bgpoll@aol.com

“Halachic Mythbusters: These Are Things of the Past: Jewish History Myths,” Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 8:15pm, 201-836-6210

Tues., March 14

JCC Lox ‘n’ Learn: “Do Jews Believe in the Messiah?” Rabbi Shlomo Abramson, JCC, Margate, 11am, 609-822-1167 x 138

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

“Advances in Breast Cancer: New Developments in 2017—What Puts Someone at Risk? How Have Treatment Options Changes? Are There Better Remedies? Can Lifestyle Changes Help Prevent Recurrence?” Dr. Ellen Ronnen, spons by Hadassah, Cong Anshe Emeth, Highland Park, 7:30pm, Rachel@weintraubworld.net

Rockland International Jewish Film Festival: “Abulele,” in Hebrew with English subtitles, Regal Cinemas, The Shops at Nanuet, 7:30pm, 845-362-4400

Wed., March 15

Deadline to Enter Annual Student Arts and Literacy Contest: “Born to Live: Remembering the Children of the Holocaust,” for students in grades 6-12, visit the museum or view online a curated collection of six items that belonged to children who left their homes to escape Nazi persecution and portrays the Holocaust through the eyes of children who survived, contest includes a letter or poem written to one of the children or create an artwork response reflecting on a child’s life and the item he or she cherished, http://www.amudaish.org/student-contest/ or https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57cfa3afe4fcb55807d2f107/t/584705bbebbd1a68c2615944/1481049537031/Born+to+live_Web+version.pdf; Amud Aish Memorial Museum, Kleinman Holocaust Education Center, 5923 Strickland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234, 718-759-6200 ext 1538, mgordon@amudaish.org

“Maimonides and His Guide—Understanding the Perplexed: The Nature of Prophecy—An Analysis of Maimonides’s Unconventional Theory,” Dr. Daniel Rynold, Young Israel of Fort, Lee, 10am, 201-592-1518

Yeshivat Noam Dinner, honoring Batya and Nachum Paul, Ilana and Azriel Rauzman, Luis Sanchez, and TD Bank, at the school, Paramus, 5:30pm,  201-261-1919 ext 126

Rockland International Jewish Film Festival: “On the Map,” in Hebrew with English subtitles, Regal Cinemas, The Shops at Nanuet, 7:30pm, 845-362-4400

“Chicks with Sticks Knitting Circle,” hats for preemies, children with cancer, and IDF soldiers in Israel, private home in Highland Park, 8pm, 732-339-8492 or 732-246-7366

Shomer Shabbos Boy Scout Meeting, for boys in 6th grade or 11 years old and up, Bais Medrash L’Torah, Rabbi Davis’s shul, Passaic, 8pm, HFishman@rafterpllc.com

Thurs., March 16

“Literary Approach to Tehillim,” for men and women, Leah Herzog, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, 1pm, 201-833-4307

Fri., March 17

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

“The Cycle of Sin: Is Something Wrong with Us?” Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, Linwood Public Library, 12:15pm, 609-822-8500

Rabbi Tully Harcsztark, scholar-in-residence, Davar Institute, Teaneck, through Shabbat, March 18, TheDavarInstitute@gmail.com

Singles Shabbaton, for singles ages 27-43, includes Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, scholar-in-residence; housing, and meals, at Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, through Motzei Shabbat Melava Malka, March 18, 646-529-8748 or 718-575-3962

Rabbi Hillel Feldman, candidate for assistant rabbi, Cong Agudath Israel, Highland Park, through Motzei Shabbat Melava Malka, March 18, 732-690-7074

Rabbi Adam and Rebbetzin Sara Frieberg, scholars-in-residence, Cong Ahavat Achim, Fair Lawn, through Shabbat, March 18, 201-797-0502

Discover the Warmth of the Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center Shabbaton, includes home hospitality, at the Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center, Livingston, through Shabbat, March 18, 973-994-2620

Motzei Shabbat, March 18

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

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), 9:30pm

Sun., March 19

“G-d or Torah: Which Comes First? A Religious, Intellectual, and Psychological Investigation into the Challenges of  Biblical Criticism,” for men and women, Rabbi Pesach Sommer, includes breakfast, Cong Etz Chaim, Livingston, 9:15am, 973-597-1655

Conference: “The Journey to Healing: How to Cope and Raise Awareness and Sensitivity for Infertility, Miscarriage, and Intimacy Issues,” for women, Nechama Price, Dr. Talia Hindin, Reva Judas, and Rivki Chudnoff, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 10am, 973-736-1407

Trip to the Zimmerli Art Museum: Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art, Marcie Leff, spons by Hadassah, at the museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 1pm, 732-964-0079

Cong Ahavath Torah Dinner, honoring Rabbi Shmuel and Barbara Goldin, at the shul, Englewood, 5pm, 201-568-1315

Free CPR Course: Learn to Save  Life—Adult and Pediatric CPR, Choking Relief, and Use of a Defibrillator, Charlie Wohlberg, spons by Riverdale Hatzalah, at the Riverdale Jewish Center, 6:30pm, Charlie.wohlberg@gmail.com

Rockland International Jewish Film Festival: “The Law,” in French with English subtitles, Lafayette Theater, Suffern, 7:30pm, 845-362-4400

“The Big Bow Shop” Pop-Up Hat Sale, for women and children, private home in Bergenfield, 7:30-9pm, Rebeccaaadler@gmail.com

One Israel Fund’s Pina Chama, Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel, to benefit a program for the IDF, private reception, private home in West Orange, 6:30pm; talk at Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 8pm, 973-736-1407

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

Mon., March 20

Friendship Circle Teen Cooking Club, for special-needs young adults ages 13-21, at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, 6pm, 201-262-7172

Rockland International Jewish Film Festival: “Cloudy Sunday,” in Greek with English subtitles, Regal Cinemas, The Shops at Nanuet, 7:30pm, 845-362-4400

Pregnancy Loss Support Group, Dr. Bonnie Pollak, co-spons by NechamaComfort, at the Riverdale Jewish Center, 8pm, aimeebaron1818@gmail.com

Jewish Life after College: Joining Synagogues, Remaining Connected to Judaism, for college seniors, Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 9pm, 732-545-2407

Tues., March 21

JCC Lox ‘n’ Learn: “What’s the Jewish Take on the Devil, Demons, and Angels?” Rabbi Shlomo Abramson, JCC, Margate, 11am, 609-822-1167 x 138

Rockland International Jewish Film Festival: “The Women’s Balcony,” in Hebrew with English subtitles, Regal Cinemas, The Shops at Nanuet, 1:30pm, 845-362-4400

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

Rockland International Jewish Film Festival: “Fever at Dawn,” in Hungarian with English subtitles, Regal Cinemas, The Shops at Nanuet, 7:30pm, 845-362-4400

Healthy Holiday Nutrition: “Healthy Pesach: Yes We Can!” for women, Rivkie Berman, spons by Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, at a private home in Teaneck, 8pm, 201-833-4307

Wed., March 22

“Maimonides and His Guide—Understanding the Perplexed: The Good Life—What Is the Purpose of Life According to Maimonides?” Dr. Daniel Rynold, Young Israel of Fort, Lee, 10am, 201-592-1518

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

“Healthy Cooking: Celebrate with Pesach Ideas,” Elizabeth Kurtz, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 7pm, 973-736-1407

Birthright Info Session, Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 7pm, 732-545-2407

Abused Women’s Confidential Support Group, Jewish Family Service, Teaneck, 7:15pm, 201-837-9090

Glass Working: Candy Dish, Mezuzzah, or Cake Plate, for women, spons by AMIT, at Glassworks, Morristown, 7:30pm, 212-477-4725

Rockland International Jewish Film Festival: “Moos,” in Dutch with English subtitles, Regal Cinemas, The Shops at Nanuet, 7:30pm, 845-362-4400

Rockland International Jewish Film Festival: “Wunderkinder” and “Ed,” in German with English subtitles, Lafayette Theater, Suffern, 7:30pm, 845-362-4400

Thurs., March 23

Israeli Singer Estere Diva in Concert, for seniors, , includes lunch, JCC, Tenafly, 11:15am, 201-569-7900

“Literary Approach to Tehillim,” for men and women, Leah Herzog, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, 1pm, 201-833-4307

Challah Baking, for men and women, Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 8pm, 732-545-2407

Fri., March 24

Teaching Elie Wiesel’s “Night,” for teachers and student teachers, Montclair State University, Montclair, 8:30am, 973-655-3481

JCC Brunch and Learn: Film, “The Ling Way Home,” with the ADL’s Robin Burstein, JCC, Margate, 10:30am 609-822-1167 ext 138

“An Island in Time: The True Shabbat Experience,” Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, Linwood Public Library, 12:15pm, 609-822-8500

Carlebach-Style Minyan, Cong Ahavas Achim, Highland Park, 6:55pm, 732-247-0532

Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 6:55pm, 973-736-1407

Greek Shabbat Dinner, for Greek Birthright alumni, Rutgers Hillel, 7pm, 732-545-2407

Shabbat, March 25

Carlebach Minyan, Cong Darchei Noam, Fair Lawn, 8:45am, rabbidonath@gmail.com

Motzei Shabbat, March 25

Parent-Child Learning, for children in grades 3-8, parents, and grandparents, with Rabbis from the Yeshiva of the Jersey Shore, at Cong Ohav Emeth, Highland Park, 7:15pm, 732-247-3038

Shiur, Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Young Israel of Riverdale, 8:30pm, 718-548-4765

Hadassah Couples Bowling, Strathmore Lanes, Aberdeen, 8:30pm, AmyNaphtali@verizon.net

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), 9:30pm

Sun., March 26

“Pickling Workshop with a Spirituality Twist,” Jessica Berlin, spons by Jewish Outdoor Food, Farming and Environmental Education, includes bagel breakfast, at the JCC, Bridgewater, 9:30am, 908-725-6994

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

Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus Rosh Chodesh Event, for women, Rebbetzin Sara Frieberg, Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 8pm, 732-545-2407

Mon., March 27

“The Burden of Blood: Holocaust, Race, and Trauma,” David Treuer, Stockton University, Galloway, 6pm, 609-652-1776

“Golda Meir: A Biographical Sketch,” Prof Pnina Lahav, spons by the Rutgers Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, at the Douglas Student Center, New Brunswick, 7:30pm, 848-932-2033

Tues., March 28

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

JCC Lox ‘n’ Learn: “Jewish Education Workshop,” Rabbi Shlomo Abramson, JCC, Margate, 11am, 609-822-1167 x 138

Rockland International Jewish Film Festival: “Fever at Dawn,” in Hungarian with English subtitles, Regal Cinemas, The Shops at Nanuet, 1:30pm, 845-362-4400

Rockland International Jewish Film Festival: “Fanny’s Journey,” in French with English subtitles, Regal Cinemas, The Shops at Nanuet, 7:30pm, 845-362-4400

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

“Minute to Win It: 60 Seconds to Accomplish Ridiculous Tasks,” spons by Mesorah, the Orthodox community at Rutgers, at Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 8pm, 732-545-2407

Wed., March 29

Rockland International Jewish Film Festival: “The Pickle Recipe,” Regal Cinemas, The Shops at Nanuet, 1:30pm, 845-362-4400

Rockland International Jewish Film Festival: “Fire Birds,” in Hebrew with English subtitles, Regal Cinemas, The Shops at Nanuet, 7:30pm, 845-362-4400

Thurs., March 30

Theater: “Dear Esther,” (Esther Raab’s “Escape from Sobibor”), for grades 6-12, includes Questions and Answers with a member of the Raab family, Raab Holocaust Museum and Goodwin Education Center, Cherry Hill, 10am, 856-751-9500

“Literary Approach to Tehillim,” for men and women, Leah Herzog, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, 1pm, 201-833-4307

Haggadah Mayhem, Rabbi Adam and Rebbetzin Sara Frieberg, spons by the Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus, at Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 8pm, 732-545-2407

Fri., March 31

“Why Sacrifices? Behind the Animals and the Altar,” Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, Linwood Public Library, 12:15pm, 609-822-8500

New Classes and Other Weekly Events

Sundays

“Breakfast with a Touch of Class: Pikuach Nefesh on Shabbos,” Rabbi Gedaliah Jaffe, Cong Ahavas Yisrael, Edison, 9am, info@ayedison.com or 732-287-1230

“Breakfast with a Touch of Class: Serving Hashem with Simcha,” Rabbi Gedaliah Jaffe, Cong Ahavas Yisrael, Edison, 9am, info@ayedison.com or 732-287-1230, begins March 5

Costume Closeouts, for newborns through adults, Styertowne Shopping Center, Clifton, 11:30am-6pm, through Sun., March 12, 973-365-2677

Mondays

Megillat Esther and Haggadat Pesach, for men and women, Rabbi Hayyim Angel, spons by Lamdeinu, at Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 1pm, lamdeinu@aol.com

Chumash: Sefer Devarim, for women, Dr. Susan Weissman, spons by Ateres Bracha Neve Passaic Torah Institute, at a private home in Passaic, 2:30pm, 908-278-4059

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

Conversational Hebrew: Beginners, Yaffa Malashock, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 7:30pm, 973-736-1407

Mesorah Mondays, includes sushi, hors d’oervres, wine, discussion, and chavrusa study, Cong Ahavas Achim, Highland Park, sushi and wine, 7:30pm; Torah class, 7:50pm, info@mesorahnj.com

Women’s Learning Initiative: Shimiras HaLoshon, for women, Leah Drillman, private home in Edison, 7:30pm, 201-410-1893 or 732-777-6787

Teaneck Tanach Study Group: Analysis of Megillat Esther, Rabbi Daniel Fridman, Jewish Center of Teaneck, 7:45pm, 201-833-0515

Teaneck Tanach Study Group: Book of Joshua, Rabbi Daniel Fridman, Jewish Center of Teaneck, 7:45pm, 201-833-0515, begins March 13

Orthodox Union-Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus Chabura Night, Rabbi Andrew Frieberg, Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 8pm, 732-545-2407

Insights into Megillas Esther, for women, Aviva Orlian, private home in Spring Valley, 8:15pm, morlian@verizon.net

Conversational Hebrew: Intermediate, Yaffa Malashock, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 8:30pm, 973-736-1407

Five-Part Teleconference on Handling Sibling Rivalry: “You Started It,” for women, Ruthi Lynn, 8:30pm, galitte.den@gmail.com

Tuesdays

“G-d, Tefillah, and Generation Z: Educating Our Children for a Meaningful and Life-Long Relationship with G-d,” for adults, Dr. Scott Goldberg, Yeshivat Noam Middle School, Paramus, 9:30am, psp@YeshivatNoam.org

Women’s Learning Initiative Parsha Class, for women, Miri Cohen, private home in Edison, 9:30am, 732-966-6503

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

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

Ulpan, for men and women who are intermediate and advanced speakers of Hebrew, Pnina Kaplan, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, 7:30pm, 201-833-4307 ext 265

Israeli Dance, for women, Elyse Litt, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, beginners, 7:30pm; intermediate, 8:45pm, 973-736-1407

Wednesdays

“Wandering with Moses in the Exodus,” Dr. Martin O. Cohen, Midreshet Rockland, at JCCRockland, West Nyack, 9:30am, 845-362-4200 ext 1390, begins March 1

Sefer Tehillim, for women, Shoshana Sperling, spons by Ateres Bracha Neve Passaic Torah Institute, at a private home in Passaic, 9:40am, 908-278-4059

“Finding Meaning in Prayer,” for men and women, Rachel Friedman, spons by Lamdeinu, at Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 10:15am, lamdeinu@aol.com

Networking Group, to review and support efforts in job searches, spons by Project Chizuk, Jewish Family Service, Clifton, noon, 973-777-7638

Lunch and Learn: “Israel and the Jewish People,” Liraz Levi, Midreshet Rockland, at JCCRockland, West Nyack, 12:30pm, 845-362-4200 ext 1390, begins March 1

Hebrew Institute of Riverdale Choir Rehearsal, Jonathan Dzik, at the shul, Riverdale, 7:30pm, 718-549-8520 or 718-543-6527

Krav Maga Self-Defense, for women, Chabad of West Orange, 7:30pm, rsvp@ChabadWestOrange.com or 973-325-6311

Shiur, for women, Rabbi Eliezer Krohn, spons by Ateres Bracha Neve Passaic Torah Institute, at a private home in Passaic, 7:45pm, 908-278-4059

Orthodox Union-Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus Gentlemen’s Shiur, Rabbi Andrew Frieberg, Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 8pm, 732-545-2407

Torah and Tea: “Discover the Inner Resource That Could Help Resolve the Most Troubling, Vexing, and Intimate Human Dilemmas” and Tanya, for women, Rabbi Yehoshua Dubinsky, private home in Clifton, 8pm, mirriamsebbag@gmail.com

Overeaters Anonymous Support Group, St Mary’s Hospital, Passaic, 8pm, 201-294-0794

Krav Maga Self-Defense, for men, Chabad of West Orange, 8:30pm, rsvp@ChabadWestOrange.com or 973-325-6311

“Netflix and Israel: Some Pilot Episodes of Hebrew-Language Israeli Shows Streaming on Netflix,” spons by the Rutgers Hillel Center for Israel Engagement, at Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 9:15pm, 732-545-2407

Thursdays

“Hilchot Shabbat: Theory and Practice,” for men and women, Rabbi Gedalyah Berger, spons by Lamdeinu, at Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 11am, lamdeinu@aol.com

Parashah and Haftarah Pointers, for men and women, Rabbi Daniel Friedman, spons by Lamdeinu, at Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 1pm, lamdeinu@aol.com

Thursday Night Seder Program, for men, Heichal HaTorah, Jewish Center of Teaneck, ma’ariv, 8pm; “Chassidus,” Rav Moshe Tzvi Weinberg; “Minchas Chinuch,” Rav Aryeh Westreich, 8:15pm; ma’ariv, 9pm; “Iyin in Shulchan Aruch,” Rav Pesach Skulnick; “Iyun on the Parsha,” Rav Jason Finkelstein, 9:15pm; ma’ariv, 10pm, ras@heichelhatorah.org or 201-335-0633

Fridays

Chai Healers Hospital Visits, spons by Hillel and Chabad of Rutgers University, visiting Jewish patients at St Peter’s Hospital, meet at the corner of College Ave and Senior St, New Brunswick, 1pm, sam518@comcast.net

Intermediate Level Hebrew Class, Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 2pm, 732-545-2407

Shabbat

Sefer Chofetz Chaim, for women, Rabbi Eliezer Moskowitz, spons by Ateres Bracha Neve Passaic Torah Institute, at a private home in Passaic, 3pm, 908-278-4059

Shabbos Shiur, for women, Rabbi Avraham Goldhar, spons by Ateres Bracha Neve Passaic Torah Institute, at a private home in Passaic, 4:30pm, 908-278-4059

New Minyanim

Mincha Minyan, AristraCare Corporate, Cranford, Mon-Thurs, 12:45pm, 732-779-7838

Mincha Minyan, EisnerAmper, Iselin, Mon-Thurs, 1:35pm, 732-690-0626

Mincha Minyan, All American Poly, Piscataway, Mon-Thurs, 2pm, 732-752-3200 ext 119

Mincha Minyan, Dependable Food, Edison, Mon-Thurs, 2pm, 732-257-4500 ext 258

Mincha Minyan, EMI Yoshi Inc. North Brunswick, Mon-Thurs, 2pm, 732-248-5533 ext 206

Mincha Minyan, Cranbury Kollel, Cranbury, Mon-Thurs, 2:10pm, 609-860-5620

Mincha Minyan, Meridian 85, Iselin, Mon-Thurs., 2:30pm, 732-301-3200

Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to the Bar Mitzvah Boys: Eytan and Adir Abramowitz, Daniel Brauner, Max Buch, Yonatan Burns, Ortal Citron, Jacob Colchamiro, Ikey Croog, Matty Dreifus, Didi Forman, Yehuda From, Aaron Geldgewert, Aryeh Moshe Golzman, David Greenblum, Benjamin Huppert, Jonah Klechevsky, Yosef Kryzman, Avi Landsman, Meir Ness, Avigdor Neuwirth, Michael Riskin, Ikey Rozehzadeh, Avi Schachter, Benyamin Moshe Schulgasser, Yosef Schwartz, Matthew Shapiro, Yitzy Shlagbaum, Kyle Shraga, Dylan Solowiejczk, Samson Stone, Akiva Warburg, Netanel Wiener, Yehuda Wiener, Ilan and Ozzie Wimpfheimer, Macaabee Yablon, and Yisroel Zitter; and the Bat Mitzvah Girls: Lior Citron, Shlomit Deutsch, Sophia Eisenberg, Tova Engel, Racheli Fuld, Oriyah Glickman, Yardena Goldman, Gabrielle Gruber, Daniella Hahn, Elisheva Kaplitt, Dahlia Kaye, Gila Klibanoff, Amalia Loeb, Rebecca Max, Paige Ratner, Temima Schulhof, Sari Tager, Sydney Weinblut, and Aliza Wiederkehr

 

Chessed Ops

Teaneck/Bergenfield Bat Mitzvah Gown/Dress Gemach, accepting current or classic gowns and dresses in excellent condition, reneeschneier@gmail.com

Donate Used Purim Costumes to the Costume Gemach, private home in Bergenfield, 201-923-7622

The Edison-Highland Park Gown Gemach has over 150 gowns for children, pre-teens, teens, and adults in many sizes, styles, and colors, donations of gowns in very good condition needed for a tax-deductible receipt, pick-ups can be arranged, 516-526-0941

The Cong Ohav Emeth of Highland Park, Food Bank, takes non-perishable, unopened current food and toiletry items, chasachana@aol.com