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An Egg-Cellent Torah Tuesday (on Sunday!)

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Fair Lawn—Sunday breakfast doesn’t get much better. The unlikely combination of a scrambled eggs cooking competition and a halachic presentation on the permissibility of using pharmaceuticals on Shabbos proved to be a winning formula on the last Sunday in June. Torah Tuesday, a Shomrei Torah of Fair Lawn initiative...

Cub Scout Pack 613 Holds Bridging Ceremony and Family Barbeque

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This past Sunday, Cub Scout Pack 613 ended one of their most successful years with a family barbecue and a very special bridging ceremony. The Cub Scouts formed a procession following two members of the Police Pipes and Drums of Bergen County. The officers, also members of the Teaneck Police Department, led off the parade with their renditions of some classic American songs played on bagpipes. They were followed by the Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos Scouts. After an opportunity to talk to the officers and learn about bagpipes, each scout was invited to step across a bridge to enter their new den and rise to the next level of scouting. While doing so, the Cub Master, Jonathan...

FestiShalva Brings a Special Kind of American Idol to Israel

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Shalva gives kids with special needs the opportunity to show off their talents.

“I’m going to sing, I’m so happy,” a beaming Hagit (age 16) said as she waited backstage for her performance at Binyanei Hauma.

Hagit is one of the 200 special needs children who spent six months practicing for the annual FestiShalva musical production in Jerusalem. Shalva, the association for mentally and physically challenged children in Israel, created FestiShalva to showcase the talents of kids with special needs. Not just another musical, “It is a celebration for the eyes as well as a celebration for the soul,” Gidon Shalom, Deputy Director of Shalva said. This year they performed a...

NY State Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder to Join YU as Head of Government Relations

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Yeshiva University announced New York State Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder will lead its government relations efforts beginning this fall. Goldfeder will work to strengthen and develop relationships between the University and federal, state and local governments, and monitor legislation and policies that could have an impact on YU and its programs. Goldfeder represents the 23rd District in the New York State Assembly, which includes Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Broad Channel and Rockaway, and has announced that he is not seeking reelection.

“YU has developed several public–private partnerships over the past few years, which are resulting in academic and facility improvements,” said...

Yeshiva University and Young Israel of Fort Lee Present Summer Learning Series

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Young Israel of Fort Lee (YIFL), in collaboration with YU’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF), will present two lectures by Dr. Jeffrey Gurock, Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at YU, on the theme of “American Judaism in the 20th Century.” The lectures are on Wednesday, July 13, and Wednesday, July 20. Each lecture begins at 7 p.m. and is held at Young Israel of Fort Lee, 1610 Parker Avenue, Fort Lee, New Jersey.

On July 13, in “The Yeshiva Presidential Search, 1915 Style,” Dr. Gurock will discuss how Rabbi Bernard Revel came to be the university’s first president. (This will be followed by a dessert reception.)

On July 20, Dr. Gurock will explore...

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