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Cooking Up a Storm at Migdal Ohr

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What happens when a world-class Jewish educational institution in Israel teams up with world-class culinary educators in order to produce world-class kosher chefs? The results are a delicious combination of heart, caring, Jewish unity and great food.

The Migdal Ohr Institutions in Israel, under the leadership of Rabbi...

Project S.A.R.A.H. Lecture to Teach Prevention as Protection

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We are all aware of the prevalence of sexual abuse and such issues in the Jewish community, and know how important it is to protect our children by being proactive and focusing on prevention.

Amudim has always been at the forefront of protecting our children by providing crisis management, community education and professional liaisons, and now they are coming together with Project S.A.R.A.H to shed some light on these important issues.

Project S.A.R.A.H. (Stop Abusive Relationships At Home) is a program that works to overcome cultural, legal and religious barriers confronting victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. It. serves as a bridge between victims of abuse in the...

Shabbat House Is Coming to West Orange

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What is Shabbat House? According to Rabbi Boruch and Devorah Klar, it is the most exciting and revolutionary project they have ever worked on. Coming from the people who brought you the Jewish Renaissance Fair, Café Devorah, Grand Purim Balls, Farbrengen Live, Jewish Learning Institute, Lubavitch Center Judaica and so much more over the past 40 years, that says a lot.

The mission statement of Shabbat House is “to share the love and joy of Shabbat with every Jewish family in Essex County. We are passionate about Judaism and we want to share that love with the community we love.”

Says Rabbi Klar, “This is a Judaism I didn’t have growing up. It’s different. It’s alive and...

The Memory of Bat Sheva Kanelsky ob”m Lives On

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For a number of years, Rabbi Mordechai and Mrs. Shterney Kanelsky, Executive Director and Associate Director, Bris Avrohom, Hillside, New Jersey have sponsored a learning campaign at United Lubavitch Yeshiva, encouraging students to memorize portions of the Tanya. This program began as a memorial to their daughter Bat Sheva ob”m, who passed away in 2003.

Once again this year, the Kanelskys came to ULY to award all those who participated in this program with personalized laminated certificates and two dollar bills.

Rabbi Y.Y. Simpson, principal, addressed the students, explaining the importance and the impact the holy words of Torah have as well as praising them for their extra...

Ultimate Warriors Wear Tzitzis and Yarmulkas

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If there was ever a sitcom to be written that portrayed a typical Orthodox Jewish male lead, he would likely be on the short side, overly studious and would possess a particular affinity for a well made potato kugel. But two men with ties to the New Jersey area are out to challenge those stereotypes, modeling themselves not after the mild mannered Clark Kent, but his muscular alter ego, pushing themselves to their physical limits with impressive feats of physical endurance, a la Superman. Meet Queens semicha student Akiva Neuman and Teaneck teacher Yaakov Samuels, two ultimate warriors who are proud Orthodox Jews.

Former Highland Park resident Akiva Neuman has always...

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