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

Tues., March 28

24-Hour Fundraiser for Mesorah NJ, to benefit disconnected millennials to help them reconnect through Shabbos, classes, and trips, ylewis@mesorahnj.com

Celebrate Rosh Chodesh Nisan, for women, includes tefillah led by Marcia Schulman; Dvar Torah, Yoetzet Halacha Shoshana Smiles; and breakfast, spons by Lamdeinu, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 9am, lamdeinu@aol.com

“Studying Pesach Themes in the Hagaddah,” Rabbi Menchem Meier, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 9:45am, 201-907-0180

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

“Practical Pesach Preparations,” for women, Rabbi Aryeh Zahtz, private home in Teaneck, 10:45am, 201-836-8916

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

NJ Jewish Film Festival: “The Women’s Balcony,” JCC, West Orange, 12:30pm, 973-530-3400

Rosh Chodesh Nissan Party with Music, Tichel, and Jewelry Sales and Demo, for women, with Miriam Sandler, private home in Clifton, 1pm, msandler@gmail.com

Ladies Luncheon and Parshat HaShavua Shiur, for women, Rabbi Eliyahu Kaufman, Cong Ohav Emeth, Highland Park, 1pm, 732-247-3038

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

“Happy Social Work Month Evening: “Utilization Review Today,” for social workers and nurse case managers, Susan Harris, CareOne, Teaneck, 5pm, 551-244-5195

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

“Maintaining Open Communication and Recognizing At-Risk Behaviors,” Dr. Scott Poland, Anthony Wayne Middle School, Wayne, 7:30pm, 201-978-2529

NJ Jewish Film Festival: “Bar Bahar (In Between),” includes discussion with Miriam Marshood, JCC, West Orange, 7:30pm, 973-530-3400

“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

“Insights on the Haggadah,” Rabbi Joseph Sharbat, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 7:45pm, 973-736-1407

“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

Hilchot Pesach Shiur, Rabbi Wiener, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8pm, 201-837-2795

Meet the Authors: Discuss, Sign, and Sell Copies of Their Haggadot—“The Official Hogwarts Haggadah” and “More Than Four Questions,” Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg, Sharon Marson, and Elon Gold, SAR Academy, Riverdale, 8pm, 718-548-1717 ext 1262

“Chodesh Nissan: The Month of Redemption,” Rabbi Baruch Simon, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 8:15pm, 201-836-6210

Pre-Pesach Shiur, for women, Rebbetzin Shira Smiles, Cong Beth Abraham, Bergenfield, 8:30pm, 201-384-0434

“Halacha Shiur: Preparing for Pesach,” Rabbi Yaakov Glasser, Young Israel of Passaic-Clifton, Passaic, 8:30pm, 973-330-2285 or 973-330-1244

“Geulas Mitzrayim and How to Approach the Geula of Our Generation,” for women, Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner, private home in Passaic, 8:30pm, yardena25@gmail.com

“Exploring the Hagaddah with Insights That Can Be Shared at the Seder,” Rav Meir Goldwicht, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-836-8916

Wed., March 29

“Pesach: Making Geula a Reality,” for women, Chani Juravel and Shira Smiles, Beis Shvidler at Ohr Sameach, Monsey, 9:45am, juravelinspiration@gmail.com

“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

NJ Jewish Film Festival: “The Law,” includes discussion with Phoebe Pollinger and Mandi Perlmutter, JCC, West Orange, 11:30am, 973-530-3400

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

Pre-Pesach Boutique, Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, Livingston, 5-8pm, 862-437-8000

“On the Origins of the Legal Concepts of ‘Genocide’ and ‘Crimes Against Humanity,’” Prof Philippe Sands, spons by the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Ramapo College, Mahwah, 7pm, 201-684-7409

ICan Conference: “The Progressive Case for Israel,” for teenagers, Jewish Federation, Paramus, 7pm, 201-820-3944

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

NJ Jewish Film Festival: “Paradise,” JCC, West Orange, 7:30pm, 973-530-3400

Pre-Pesach Shiur, Rabbi Avrohom Herman, Jewish Educational Center, Elizabeth, 8pm, 908-355-4850

“Pesach Express Seminar 2017: Kashering Tips and Products,” Rabbi Shalom Baum, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 8pm, 201-907-0180

“Seder Insights: Running a Seder for Young Children,” Rabbi Shalom Baum, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-907-0180

Pre-Pesach Shiur, Rabbi Halpert, private home in Teaneck, 9pm, shuajoseph111@gmail.com

“Marror but Not Charoses: Why Say Berachos Anyhow?” Rabbi Yaakov Neuburger, Cong Beth Abraham, Bergenfield, 9:15pm, 201-384-0434

Thurs., March 30

Hagaddah Series, for adults, Rabbi Donny Besser, Maayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, 9:45am, 201-833-4307

“Studying Pesach Themes in the Hagaddah,” Rabbi Menchem Meier, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 9:45am, 201-907-0180

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

NJ Jewish Film Festival: “Moos,” JCC, West Orange, 12:30pm, 973-530-3400

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

Bereavement Group, for Jewish adults who have lost a loved one within the past 18 months, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County, Princeton, 1:30pm, 609-987-8100

Blood Drive, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, 4:30-9pm, ennisp@maayanot.org

UJA of Greater MetroWest Dinner: Michael Strahan, Sheraton-Parsippany Hotel, Parsippany, 6:30pm, reinlawrence@gmail.com

Latte and Learn, for high school students, spons by NCSY, at Lazy Bean Café, Teaneck, 7pm, ncsy@bethaaron.org

NJ Jewish Film Festival: “Art and Heart: The World of Isaiah Sheffer,”  includes discussion with Ethel Sheffer, JCC, West Orange, 7:30pm, 973-530-3400

NJ Jewish Film Festival: “The Law,” Bow-Tie Cinema, South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange, 7:30pm, 973-530-3400

Israeli Dancing, Darcy Grabenstein, JCC, Cherry Hill, beginners, 7:45pm; open dancing, 8:45pm; 856-424-4444 ext 1140

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

“Insights into the Hagaddah,” Rabbi Yossi Adler, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8:15pm, 201-837-2795

“Halachos Concerning Preparing the Kitchen for Pesach and Updates on Foods and Medicines for Pesach,” for women, Rabbi Reuven Drucker, Cong Agudath Israel, Highland Park, 8:15pm, meleff@juno.com

Parsha Shiur: “The Heavenly Cloud: An Invitation or Barrier to Connecting to the Eternal One?” Dr. Avram Becker, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-837-2795

Fri., March 31

Last Day to See Art Exhibit: “Rejoice: Giclees by Natalia Kadish to Express the Joy of Learning Torah and Contemplating the Infinite,” JCC, Tenafly, 9am-5pm, 201-569-7900

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

Friday Night Lights Program, for high school students, Rabbi David and Yael Goldfischer, includes Kabbalat Shabbat, dinner, and tisch, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 7pm, leiser144@aol.com

New Classes and Other Weekly Events

Sundays

Radio: Jewish Talk with Rabbi Anchelle Perl, www.NCC.EDU/WHPC, 8:30am or any time at www.spreaker.com/show/jewish-talk

“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

Women’s Parsha Class, Rebbetzin Tova Rapoport, Chabad, Margate, 11am, 609-822-8500

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

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

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

Mazal Tov to Sharon and David Halpern on being honored by Israel Bonds at the annual gathering in Miami Beach

 

 

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