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First Butterfly Festival Comes to Teaneck Farmers Market

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July 21 will mark the first Teaneck Farmers’ Market Butterfly Festival geared to the very young and the young at heart. This delightful day will feature the remarkable talents of Lauren Hooker of Musical Legends and others.

Children can follow the journey of a monarch butterfly from Butterfly Lady Ms. Lauren’s...

Passaic’s Camp Habima to Tackle School Bullying in Summer Performance

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The atmosphere is infectious at Camp Habima for the Performing Arts, a professionally taught theatrical camp, located in Passaic, NJ. Whether it’s the girl vocalizing down the hallway or the dancers prancing around a classroom as they rehearse, there’s just something...catchy.

This year’s production, No Bullies Allowed, an evening of music, drama and dance for women and girls, is scheduled for July 21 at The Ahavas Israel Ballroom in Passaic. The show tackles the often under-the-rug subject of bullying in the schools.

Speaking on the theme of this year’s show, Camp Habima’s program director, Penina (Paula) Jacobs, says, “Theater has not only the power to entertain, but...

RKYHS Initiates Summer STEM ‘Maker Experience’

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Building on the success of its extensive and expansive STEM course sequences, the Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School (RKYHS) in Livingston has initiated a summer intensive training program for high school students throughout New Jersey called the “Maker Experience.”

The six-hour daily program runs from July 11 through August 5 and provides students with intensive training in problem solving as well as gateway skills in computer programming, electronics and circuitry, working with microcontrollers and higher math.

“We teach invention, innovation and problem solving—all in a fun environment,” according to Program Director Dr. Steven Stein, who is also RKYHS Science Department...

Noted Scholar Rabbi Rakeffet to Visit YIEB

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Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff, Professor of Rabbinic Literature at YU’s Gruss Kollel in Israel and a noted scholar, author and teacher, is currently visiting the USA on a speaking tour. Rabbi Rakeffet is best known for his two-volume work on his teacher, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, and his scholarly memoir, From Washington Avenue to Washington Street. He has also deeply influenced thousands of students throughout his more than 55 years of teaching. Rabbi Rakeffet’s shiurim are the most popular classes on the YUtorah.org website.

Over the weekend of July 22 & 23, Rabbi Rakeffet will be the Scholar-in-Residence at the Young Israel of East Brunswick (YIEB). Under the overall theme...

Building a Home for Isaac Stein

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Passaic—Yitzchak Michael (Isaac) Stein is an extraordinary boy with an extraordinarily rare genetic disease  called Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome (AGS). According to his mother, Elisheva, only 400 people in the world have it. “It’s a rare disorder of a rare disease,” she says. Thanks to Bonei Olam, an organization dedicated to helping families struggling with infertility but is also at the forefront of reproductive medicine, research and technology, the gene was finally identified a few years ago. Isaac’s older sister

Chavie, a”h, suffered from the same disease and passed away seven years ago.

In addition to his primary diagnosis, Isaac also has a mutation of cystic...

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