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., June 20

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

“Mark It with a Stone,” Sandy Rubenstein, JCC, Tenafly, 11am, 201-569-7900

Talmud: Mesekhet Kiddushin, for students with Hebrew text skills and some Talmud experience, Rabbi Daniel Friedman, spons by Lamdeinu, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 12:15pm, lamdeinu@aol.com

Book Review: “Gentlemen in Moscow” by Amor Towles, JCC, Tenafly, 1pm, 201-569-7900

Ladies Luncheon in Honor of Rosh Chodesh Tamuz, with Rabbi Eliyahu Kaufman, Cong Ohav Emeth, Highland Park, luncheon, 1pm; shiur, 1:30pm, 732-247-3038

“The Main Event: Uniting Jewish Women of Monmouth and Greater Middlesex Counties,” honoring Mary Gross, Laurie Landy, and Gloria Landy, featuring Leigh Anne Tuohy, spons by the Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ, at the Grand Marquis, Old Bridge, 6pm, 732-588-1800

Elder Law Seminar, Benjamin Eckman, Esq, Washington Twnshp Public Library, 7pm, 201-263-9161

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

“Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel through the Lens of the Six-Day War—Land for Peace,” Rabbi Meir Konikov, Chabad of Fort Lee, 7:30pm, 201-886-1238

Parlor Meeting for The Idea School, a New Co-Ed Modern-Orthodox High School to Open in Bergen County in September 2018, private home in Englewood, 7:30pm, tikvah.wiener@gmail.com

“Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel through the Lens of the Six-Day War—Land for Peace,” Rabbi Yitzchak Sebbag, Chabad of Passaic-Clifton, 8pm, rivky@chabadpc.org

Wed., June 21

Jewish National Fund Breakfast, with Rabbi Joseph Telushkin and JNF CEO Russell Robinson, spons by Cong Etz Chaim, at Cong B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills, 8am, 973-994-0225

Blood Drive, also includes non-perishable food drive, Highland Park First Aid Station, 4-8:30pm, 732-900-3841

Rutgers Jewish Xperience Community BBQ Fundraiser, private home in Edison, 6pm, 908-596-1179

Cong Beth Abraham of Bergenfield Dinner, honoring Tzippy and Ari Gellman and Miriana and Aryeh Morris, at Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 6:30pm, 201-907-0180

Elder Law Seminar, Benjamin Eckman, Esq, Clifton Public Library, 7pm, 201-263-9161

Rutgers Jewish Experience BBQ Fundraiser, private home in Edison, 7pm, 908-596 -1179

Film: “The Lost Crown—The Aleppo Codex,” includes discussion with filmmaker Avi Dabach, Axelrod Theater, Deal, 7pm, jlevy@AxelrodArtsCenter.com

“Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel through the Lens of the Six-Day War—Land for Peace,” Rabbi Menachem Kaminker, Chabad of Cherry Hill, 7:30pm, 856-874-1500

“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

Makhela: An Israeli-Style Choir, for those who can read and sing in Hebrew, Zvi Klein, JCC, Tenafly, 8pm, 201-408-1427

Beginner’s Dating Workshop: How to Clarify What You Are Looking For,” for those in the first three years of dating, Dr. Chani Maybruch, private home in Passaic, 8:30pm, 646-937-5264

Thurs., June 22

Jewish Business Network: Network Breakfast with the Tribe, for Jewish professionals, Ives Architecture Studio, Fair Lawn, 8:30am, 201-314-9145

Israeli Scouts Friendship Caravan, JCC, West Orange, 12:30pm, 973-530-3400

“Parashah and Haftarah Pointers: Thursday Thoughts to Prepare for Shabbat,” for men and women, Rabbi Daniel Friedman, spons by Lamdeinu, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 1pm, lamdeinu@aol.com

Bnai Mitzvah Party, for Cong Bnai Yeshurun boys who became bar mitzvah in 5777, private home in Teaneck, 5:30pm, 201-836-8916

Sen Claire McCaskill (D-MO), spons by NORPAC, private home in Teaneck, 7:30pm, 201-788-5133

Practical Hilchos Shabbos: “Lamed-Vovniks—Relevant Yet Less Studied Melachos,” for college-age and young-at-heart women, Rabbi Tanchum Cohen, Cong Beth Abraham, Bergenfield, 8:30pm, 201-384-0434

Fri., June 23

“Journey of a Blessing: Turning Spiritual Capital into Physical Goods,” Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, spons by Chabad at the Shore, at a private office in Northfield, 12:15pm, 609-822-8500

Joseph Skibell, scholar-in-residence, Davar, private home in Teaneck, through Shabbat, June 24, LKrule@aol.com

“The Secret of 16th-Century Tsfat,” Dr. Henry Abramson, scholar-in-residence, includes Shabbat dinner, Young Israel of Fort Lee, 7:30pm, 201-592-1518

Shabat, June 24

Ari Sacher, project manager of Iron Dome, scholar-in-residence, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, “The Best Offense Is a Good Defense: Why Only Yaakov Avinu Could Have Designed the Patriot Missile System,” 10am and 10:30am; “The Miracle of Iron Dome,” 7pm; “Living on Autopilot: Why the Crash of a Jetliner Should Make Us Reconsider the Way We Live,” 7:15pm, adulted@rinat.org or 201-837-2795

Dr. Henry Abramson, scholar-in-residence, Young Israel of Fort Lee, “Torah from the Years of Wrath,” 10:30am; “The Holocaust Writings of Rabbi Kalonymus Kalmish Shapiro,” 7pm, 201-592-1518

Rabbi Zvi Grumet, scholar-in-residence, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, “Winning the Battle but Losing the War,” 11:30am; “Moshe’s Finest Moment,” 7:15pm; “Israeli and American Orthodoxy: Continents Adrift,” 8:15pm, jedubin@gmail.com or 201-836-6210

Tefillah Series: “Ani Ma’amin,” for girls in grades 5-7, Rebbetzin Tova Sobolofsky, private home in Bergenfield, 4:30pm, 201-244-5905

Cong Ahavas Achim’s Women’s Torah Institute, private home in Highland Park, 5pm, 732-777-1611 or 610-246-3131

Motzei Shabbat, June 24

Hadassah Couples Bowling, Strathmore Lanes, Aberdeen, 10pm, AmyNaphtali@verizon.net

Sun., June 25

“The Cairo Geniza,” Tova Sacher, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck 8:45am, 201-837-2795

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

Breakfast for Israel by Supporting Yad Leah Clothes for Israel’s Needy and American Friends of Magen David Adom, honoring IDT CEO Shmuel Jonas, Rabbi Chaim Hagler, Rabbi Daniel Alter, Ora Kornbluth, Rabbi Tomer Ronen, Rabbi Jonathan Knapp, the Yavneh Academy Student Council, and Rabbi Eli Ciner, featuring Israeli Ambassador Dani Dayan, NJ Assemblyman Gary Schaer, Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin, Teaneck Councilman Mendy Schwartz, Zev Brenner, and NJ Lt Gov Kim Guadano, hosted by Elie Y and Jessica Katz, at the Jewish Center of Teaneck, 9:45am, 201-715-5179

“Your Show of Shows: A Presentation by Barry Jacobson,” includes artifacts and original kinescope clips of the TV program as well as insights into the show’s creation and personalities,” Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold, 2pm, 732-252-6990

Eco-Cruise the Lower Hackensack River and Meadowland, with Capt Hugh Carola of the HackensackRiverkeeper, Laurel Hill State Park, Hackensack, 2pm, 201-833-1717

CPR Class, spons by Hatzalah of Bergen County, private office in Bogota, 3pm, info@Hatzalahbc.org or 845-642-9889

“Survival of a Nation—Exploring Israel through the Lens of the Six-Day War: Occupied with Peace: A Nation That Dwells Alone: Israel’s Relations with the Family of Nations,” Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein, Anshei Lubavitch Cong, Fair Lawn, 7:30pm, 201-362-2712

“The Songs of Israel’s Wars: An Audio-Visual Journey through Israeli Songs We Love,” in Hebrew, Dr. Yosef Priel, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8pm, 201-837-2795

Mon., June 26

Cong Bnai Yeshurun Beis Medrash Summer Kollel, Rabbi Jason Finkelstein and Rabbi Yaakov Neuberger, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm; Rabbi Neuberger’s shiur, noon; night seder, 8pm, through Tisha B’Av, Tues., Aug 1, 201-836-8916

Singer Moshe Katzburg in Concert, for seniors, includes lunch, JCC, Tenafly, 11:15am, 201-569-7900

Pizza and Parsha: “Because I Said So: Finding Meaning in the Laws of Ritual Purity,” Rabbi Levi Neubort, Anshei Lubavitch Cong, Fair Lawn, 7pm, 201-794-3770

“Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel through the Lens of the Six-Day War—Civilian Casualties,” Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, Chabad of West Orange, 7:30pm, 973-325-6311

Rosh Chodesh Program: Chair Yoga, for women, Young Israel of Fort Lee, 7:30pm, 201-592-1518

Slide Show to Raise Funds for the Jewish Art Salon Whose Artists Will Be Participating in the Jerusalem Biennale in October, with artist Archie Rand, private home in Englewood, 7:30pm, Miriam.Stern9@gmail.com or sternmiriam@ymail.com

Tues., June 27

“Jewish Genetics: Do Modern Genetics Prove the Bible Right? Basic Genetics and New Findings Since 1995; Jewish Survival and Genetics over the Past 3500 Years; Lost Tribes of Israel: African and Other Tribes Claiming to be of Jewish Descent; Bad Genetic News about Jewish Genetic Diseases and What We Can Do about Them; and Good Genetic News about Jewish IQ and Intellectual Prowess,” Dr. Irwin Rhine, JCC, Tenafly, 11am, 201-569-7900

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

Wed., June 28

Parkinson’s Workshop: “Goodbye Parkinson’s, Hello Life,” Israeli author Alex Kerten, includes interactive music and movement and lunch, Jewish Home Assisted Living, River Vale, 10:30am, 201-478-4262

“Women of New York,” includes Emma Lazarus and Bess Myerson, Marty Schneit, spons by the JCC Rockland, at the Fountainview, Monsey, 1pm, 845-362-4400

“The Archaeological Claim to Jerusalem,” Rabbi Avrohom Stolik, Chabad of Upper Passaic County, Haskell, 6:45pm, 201-696-7609

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

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

Learn How to Bake a Traditional Jewish Bread: Babka, Booze, and Schmooze, for women, spons by the Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ, private home in East Brunswick, 7:30pm, 732-588-1800

“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

Israel Film Festival: “Jay Siegel’s Tokens,” Axelrod Theater, Deal, 8pm, jlevy@AxelrodArtsCenter.com

Thurs., June 29

“An American Comedy Duo: Burns and Allen,” for seniors, Mike Sobel, includes lunch, JCC, Tenafly, 11:15am, 201-569-7900

Water Aerobics, for women, Aliza Dubin, private pool in Clifton, noon, 201-757-7014

Practical Hilchos Shabbos: “Lamed-Vovniks—Relevant Yet Less Studied Melachos,” for college-age and young-at-heart women, Rabbi Tanchum Cohen, Cong Beth Abraham, Bergenfield, 8:30pm, 201-384-0434

Fri., June 30

“Because I Said So: Finding Meaning in the Laws of Ritual Purity,” Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, spons by Chabad at the Shore, at a private office in Northfield, 12:15pm, 609-822-8500

 

New Classes and Weekly Events

Sundays

In-Depth Halacha Shiur, Rabbi Eliezer Sher, Riverdale Jewish Center, 7:30am, 718-548-1850

Daf Yomi Iyun Shiur, Rabbi Akiva Sauer, Cong Ohr Torah, Edison, 7:45am, 732-777-6840

Shiur, Rabbi Ben Hakakian, Cong Etz Ahaim, Highland Park, 8am, 732-247-3839

Gemara Chaburah: Half an Amud Per Week, for beginners through advanced, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 8:30am, MGlickUS@gmail.com or 973-736-1407

History and Halacha Breakfast, Rabbi Joshua Hess, Cong Anshe Chesed, Linden, 8:30am, 908-486-8616

Breakfast with a Touch of Class, Rabbi Gedaliah Jaffe, Cong Ahavas Yisrael, Edison, 9am, 732-287-1230

Riverdale YMHA Sunday Market, includes food and music, at the Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy, Bronx, 9am-2pm, 718-548-8200

Community Hebrew School, Margate Chabad, 10am, 609-822-8500

“Happiness,” for women, Rabbi David Bassous, Cong Etz Ahaim, Highland Park, 10am, 732-247-3839

CTeen Club, for teenagers, spons by Chabad at the Shore, private homes in Margate, 10:30am, 609-822-8500

TorahKid Spring Ball League, for boys ages 6-13 and volunteers over age 14, includes baseball, soccer, and flag football, at Highland Park High School baseball field, 3pm, 732-985-1050, TKLsports@aol.com or 732-985-1050, begins June 4

Shulchan Aruch, Rabbi David Bassous, Cong Etz Ahaim, Highland Park, 7pm, 732-247-3839

Yeshiva Night, study with students from the Rabbinical College of America, at Chabad of West Orange, 7:30pm, 973-243-977

Tanya, Rabbi Chaim Miller, Kehillas Beis Shalom, Passaic, 8:30pm, 917-698-9562

“Rav Kook’s Orot Teshuva,” Rabbi David Bassous, Cong Etz Ahaim, Highland Park, 9pm, 732-247-3839

“Hashkafa Chabura: HaMaspik Le’Ovdei Hashem by Rabbi Avraham ben HaRambam,” Rabbi Ely Klagsbrun, Kehillas Bais Yosef, Passaic, after mincha/maariv, kby613@gmail.com or ely.klagsbrun@gmail.com, begins June 11

Mondays

“Schmooze on the News,” Shel Haas, JCC Rockland, West Nyack, 12:30pm, 845-362-4400

“Powerful Women in Judaism,” Merri Rosenbaum, JCC Rockland, West Nyack, 1pm, 845-362-4400

Retirees Shiur, Rabbi Ely Shestack, Cong Ahavat Achim, Fair Lawn, 1pm, 201-797-0502

Navi Shiur, for women, Rabbi Preil, spons by the Jewish Educational Center, private homes in Elizabeth, 1:15pm, 908-220-7317

Lunch and Learn, for women, Rabbi Binyamin Krohn, spons by the Young Israel of Teaneck, private home in Teaneck, 1:15pm, JanetHod613@gmail.com

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

Jewish Bible Commentary, Rebbetzin Maxine Pilavin, Cong Sons of Israel, Manalapan, 7:30pm, 732-446-3000

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

Shiur, for women, Rebbetzin Rivka Eichenstein, Cong Ohr Torah, Edison, 8pm, 732-572-4408

Shiur, Rabbi Efrayim Unterman, Young Israel of East Brunswick, 8pm, 732-254-1860

Parshah Insights, for women, Rebbetzin Esther Dubinsky, spons by Chabad of Passaic-Clifton, at a private home in Passaic, 8:30pm, 973-246-5251

Gemara Mashechet Kiddushin, Rabbi Noah Gardenswartz, Riverdale Jewish Center, 8:30pm, 718-548-1850

Navi: Safer Shoftim, Rabbi Joshua Hess, Cong Anshe Chesed, Linden, 8:30pm, 908-486-8616

Teleconference: “Teenagers: They Don’t Come with a Manual, but a Guide Would Be Nice—A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding the Teen Mindset,” for mothers, Ruthi Lynn, 8:30pm, Ruthilynn@gmail.com, galitte.Den@gmail.com, or 610-304-6513

Advanced Gemara: Bava Kama, Rabbi Chaim Yadlovker, Cong Ahavas Yisrael, Edison, 8:45pm, 732-287-1230

Shiur, Rabbi Yaakov Luban, Cong Ohr Torah, Edison, 9:10pm, 732-777-6840

Tuesdays

“Gentlemen’s Kollel” Progression of Jewish Law from the Talmud to the Codification,” Rabbi Zev Goldberg, includes coffee and breakfast, Young Israel of Fort Lee, 8am, 201-592-1518

Torah Gems, for men, Rabbi Moshe Goldberger, Cong Ahavas Achim, Highland Park, 8:30am, 732-247-0532

Mishna Keritut, for men, Rabbi Akiva Weitzner, Cong Ahavas Achim, Highland Park, 9:30am, 732-247-0532

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

Shiur, for women, Rabbi Efrayim Unterman, Young Israel of East Brunswick, 9:30am, 732-254-1860

Shalom Bayis Support Group: “Surrendered Wife,” for women, private home in Monsey, 9:30am, 845-709-4108

Hashkafos of Shalom Bayis and Intimacy, for women married 7 or more years, Aliza Feder, private home in Passaic, 9:30am, 732-691-7610, begins June 27

Al Haperek Chaburah, for women, Rebbetzin Mirel Stavsky, spons by Bais Medrash of Bergenfield, at a private home in Bergenfield, 10am, info@bmob.org

Parshat HaShavua, for women, Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 10am, 973-736-1407

“Jews in the Modern Age: Who Are They?” Shel Haas, JCC, Rockland, West Nyack, 10:30am, 845-362-4400

“Jewish Journaling Workshop: Our Stories, Ourselves,” Michele Bernstein Klausner, Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold, 10:30am, 732-252-6990

Talmud Class, Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, Cong Ahavath Torah, Englewood, 10:30am, 201-568-1315

Parshat HaShavua, Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, Cong Ahavath Torah, Englewood, 11am, 201-568-1315

Hebrew Club, for seniors, Riverdale YMHA, 11am, 718-548-8200

Lunch and Learn: Parshat HaShavua Using the Mikraot Gedolot Chumash, Rabbi Joshua Hess, Cong Anshe Chesed, Linden, noon, 908-486-8616

Shiur, Rabbi Yonah Lazar, spons by Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, at a private office in Verona, 1pm, 973-736-1407

Touch of Class, for women, Rabbi Yitzi Genack, Riverdale Jewish Center, 1pm, 718-548-1850

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

Gentlemen’s Kollel, Rabbi Yitzi Genack, Riverdale Jewish Center, 2:15pm, 718-548-1850

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

Jewish History, Avie Pinsker, Jewish Educational Center, Elizabeth, 7:30pm, 908-220-7317

Chronic Illness Support Group, for those living with chronic illness, spons by the Jewish Family Service of Bergen County, at Temple Avodat Shalom, Teaneck, 7:30pm, 201-978-2529

Israeli Dance, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 8pm, 973-736-1407

In-Depth Study of Talmud, for men, Rabbi Zev Goldberg, Young Israel of Fort Lee, 8pm, 201-592-1518

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

Parsha, Rabbi Yitzi Genack, Riverdale Jewish Center, 8pm, 718-548-1850

Topics on Tuesdays, Rabbi Andrew Markowitz, spons by Cong Shomrei Torah, private homes in Fair Lawn, 8pm, 201-791-7676

Talmud Topics, Rabbi Efrayim Unterman, Young Israel of East Brunswick, 8pm, 732-254-1860

Advanced Talmud Shiur, Rabbi Itamar Rosensweig, Cong Ahavath Torah, Englewood, 8pm, 201-568-1315

“The Book of Yehoshua,” Rabbi Dror Frommer, Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center, Livingston, 8pm, 973-994-2620

“Pirkei Avot,” Rabbi Elliot Mathias, Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center, Livingston, 8pm, 973-994-2620

Shiur, for men, Rabbi Mordy Kuessous, Cong Ahavath Torah, Englewood, 8:30pm, 201-568-1315

Teleconference: “Tried and Tested Tools for the Challenges Parenting Brings: From Siblings to Shalom Bayit, Techniques to Increase Cooperation, and Working with the Potential of Each Child,” for mothers, Ruthi Lynn, 8:30pm, ruthilynn@gmail.com, begins May 16

Shiur on Trei Assar, for women, Mindy Lidsky, private home in Passaic, 8:30pm, 917-562-3229

Gemara Brachos, Rabbi Dani Davis, Cong Ahavas Yisrael, Edison, 8:45pm, 732-287-1230

“Basar B’Chalav Shiur, for men, Rabbi Moshe Stavsky, Bais Medrash of Bergenfield, 9pm, info@bmob.org

Young Professional Chaburah Class, Rabbi Yosef Sharbat, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 9pm, 973-736-1407

Men’s Gemara Chabura: Third Chapter of Moed Katan, Rabbi Binyamin Krohn, spons by the Young Israel of Teaneck, in private homes in Teaneck, 9:15pm, Daniel.lorch@gmail.com

Wednesdays

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

Technology Mentor Sessions: At the Genius Bar, for women to partner with Ma’ayanot students to enhance confidence and skills with basic technology and social media skills, 10am, https://tinyurl.com/zaksx29

“Wisdom Revealed: The Weekly Torah Portion,” Rabbi Zev Goldberg, Young Israel of Fort Lee, 10am, 201-592-1518

Shiur, Rabbi Robert Pilavin, spons by Cong Sons of Israel, at Capri Kosher Restaurant, Manalapan, 10am, 732-446-3000

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

Networking Group, spons by Project Chizuk: A Division of Jewish Family Service, at the Jewish Family Service, Clifton, noon, 973-777-7638

Sefer HaChinuch, for women, Rabbi Benjamin Yudin, Cong Shomrei Torah, Fair Lawn, 12:45pm, 201-791-7676

Sefer Yehoshua, for women, Rabbi Steven Miodownik, Cong Ahavas Achim, Highland Park, 1pm, 732-247-0532

Volunteers Needed to Pack for Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen County, in Teaneck, 6pm, sdwalzman@yahoo.com

NCSY Jewish Student Union Ice Cream Chill, at Haagen Daaz, Fair Lawn, 7pm, newjersey@ncsy.org

Krav Maga Self Defense, for women, Michoel Shapiro, Chabad of West Orange, 7:30pm, rsvp@ChabadWestOrange.com

Whiskey, Wings, and Wisdom: Men’s Torah Study, Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, Chabad at the Shore, Ventnor, 7:30pm, 609-822-8500

Parsha HaShavua, for women, Rabbi Avrohom Herman, Jewish Educational Center, Elizabeth, 7:45pm. 908-220-7317

Talmud in Depth, for men and women, Rabbi Efrayim Unterman, Young Israel of East Brunswick, 8pm, 732-254-1860

Dating Seminar, for boys who are in or considering shidduchim, Rabbi Doniel Frank and Rabbi Chaim Schabes, Cong Knesses Israel, Spring Valley, 8pm, dfrank@mapseminars.com

Shiur, Rabbi Andrew Markowitz, Cong Shomrei Torah, Fair Lawn, 8:15pm, 201-791-7676

Krav Maga Self Defense, for men, Michoel Shapiro, Chabad of West Orange, 8:30pm, rsvp@ChabadWestOrange.com

Parsha Class, for women, Rabbi Yisroel Weiss, private home in Highland Park, 8:30pm, 347-203-7906

Gemara B’Iyun: Masechet Makkot, Rabbi Yaakov Mayer, Cong Anshe Chesed, Linden, 8:30pm, 908-486-8616

Men’s Chaburah, Rabbi Avrohom Herman, Jewish Educational Center, Elizabeth, 9pm, 908-220-7317

Thursdays

“The Intersection of Torah and Psychology,” for men and women, Rabbi Dr. Alex Mondrow, Yeshivat Noam, 9:30am, psp@YeshivatNoam.org

Gemara Masechet Brachot, for men, Rabbi Eli Reisman, Cong Ahavat Achim, Highland Park, 9:30am, 732-247-0532

“Israeli Short Stories,” for seniors, YMHA, Riverdale, 11am, 718-548-8200

Shiur, for men and women, Rabbi Robert Wolkoff, Giddy’s Kosher Restaurant, East Brunswick, noon, 732-297-0696

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

Gemara Makos, Rabbi Avrohom Herman, Jewish Educational Center, Elizabeth, 7:30pm, 908-220-7317

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

Gemara Class: Masechet Beitzah, Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 8:30pm, 973-736-1407

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

Mishmar Shiur, for men, 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

Fridays

Senior Choir, for seniors, Riverdale YMHA, 10am, 347-913-4390

Israeli Folk Dance, for intermediate and advanced dancers, Sara Burnbaum, JCC Rockland, West Nyack, 11:30am, 845-362-4400

Shabbat

Mishna Brurah Class, Joel Rich, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 10am, JoeliRich@comcast.net

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

Sefer Chofetz Chaim, for women, Rabbi Eliezer Moskowitz, private home in Passaic, 4pm, nevepti@gmail.com

Pirkei Avos Shiur, for men and women, Rabbi Mordechai Becher, Kehilas Eitz Chaim, Passaic, 5pm, mordechaibecher@yahoo.com or 914-806-5115

Parshah in the Park, for children, Rabbi Daniel Fridman, spons by the Jewish Center of Teaneck, at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Teaneck, grades 1-4, 5:30pm; grades 5-8, 5:50pm, office@jcot.org or 201-833-0515

Pirkei Avot, Rabbi E. Samuel Klibanoff, spons by Cong Etz Chaim, at various homes in Livingston, 6pm, 973-994-0225

Learning Seudah Shlishit: “The Sounds of the Synagogue—The Davening Experience, Musical Cues, Choosing Tunes to Fit the Words,” Yitzi Wolf; “The Once and Future King: Themes in the Life and Legacy of Dovid HaMelech,” Shana Posy; and “Reishit Tzmichat Geulateinu? Multiple Perspectives on the State of Israel,” Rabbi Steven Miodownik and Rabbi Daniel Reich, Cong Ahavas Achim, Highland Park, seudah shlishit, 732-247-0532

Motzei Shabbat

“Making Emunah a Practical Reality: Your Priceless Inner Self,” for teenage girls and women, Tammy Karmel, private home in Passaic, 9:45pm, dynieman@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), 10:30pm

 

New Minyanim

Late Spring/Summer Morning Minyan, shachris, includes coffee and tea, Chabad of West Orange, 8am weekdays, 8:30am Sundays, 973-325-6311

 

Chesed Ops

Teaneck Bat Mitzvah Dress Gemach works in conjunction with Project Ezra to make sure every Bat Mitzvah girl feels and looks like a princess on her special day. With requests for dresses in every color and length, please consider the mitzvah of donating an unused gown/dress to our special closet so it may be worn again. The smile on our clients face when she tries on the perfect dress is priceless! Project Ezra is happy to provide a thank-you letter for your dress donation for tax purposes. For more information to drop off or pick up a dress or to make an appointment, email reneeschneier@gmail.com

Mother’s Helpers, Bikur Cholim of Raritan Valley is looking for mothers’ helpers, grades 10 and up, to help with a special-needs five-year-old girl, anytime, Mon-Fri, 347-598-9448

Homebound Visitation, Bikur Cholim is looking for adults and teens in grades 11 and up to volunteer to visit homebound individuals in the community, 732-572-7181

Nursing Home Visitation, seeking volunteers to visit patients at the Regency Nursing Home in Somerset, 732-672-4672

Highland Park-Edison Diaper Gemach accepting donations of diapers, pull-ups, and wipes, diapergemach@gmail.com

Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to the Bar Mitzvah Boys: Yakov Abrahams, Ezra Becker; Jacob and Zachery Becker; Sammy Berk; Caleb Breda; Mordechai Menachem Berger; Sammy Berk; Bez Bernstein; Akiva Boyarsky; Jacob Charnow; Gershon Colton; Yechiel Cooper; Ilan Davidovsky; Brandon Dyckman; Menachem Mendel Finver; Moshe Grenauer; Aaron Goldgewert; Avi Grad;Yakov Halstuch; Jack Helprin; Netanel Isaacson; Eytan Jacoby; Alec Kinzelberg; Eli Knapp; Ezra Landa; Mitchell Liebov; Ben Matthew; Moxe Meiri; Yehoshua Mermelstein; Judah Milgrom; Jonah Minkove; Azriel Motechin; Zechariah, Yoni, and Eitan Mugrabi; Amittai Najman-Licht; Naphtali Pruzansky; Dovid Reichman; Michael Riskin; Aryeh Sabo; Jacob Shapiro; Ephraim Sheinbein; Akiva Siev; Ariel Sklar; Joshua Teich; Jacob Weissman; Yehoshua Hillel Wildman; Aryeh Winter; Dani Wolk; Azriel Zimmerman; Yisrael Zitter; and Jacob Zuckerman; and the Bat Mitzvah Girls: Olivia Ansel, Allison Bender, Tamar Ben-Zvi, Mali Epstein, Yael Fink, Jillian Gerber, Mira Shira Ginsberg, Jasmine Halpern, Liana Kahn, Shalva Kermaier, Nikki Morreale, Hannah Schachter, Lily Schneider, Hailey Singer, Yocheved Stein, Racheli Wechter, and Raquel Zwebner

Mazal Tov to Marilyn Sopher, Lisa Sopher-Deutsch, and Tzvi Solomon on being honored at the Migdal Ohr Gala in Manhattan on May 10

Mazal Tov to Meira Goldberg on being named Undergraduate Class of 2017 Valedictorian of Touro’s Lander College for Women