|Mayor Cory Booker with Joyce and Daniel Straus at an earlier NORPAC meeting. Courtesy NORPAC|
|Courtesy B’nai Yeshurun|
Congregation B’nai Yeshurun in Teaneck works in conjunction with Yashar LaChayal, the Israel-based non-profit that provides Israel Defense Forces combat soldiers with goods and services. The shul, committed to the well-being of the IDF, just donated 150 water backpacks to the soldiers in the Nachal Chareidi Battalion of the IDF, pictured. For information call (201) 836-8916, or visit wwwyasharlachayal>.org or http://www.bnaiyeshurun.org.
Charlie Harary, who is both the founder/partner of H3 & Company, a New York-based advisory and investment company, and a professor of management and entrepreneurship at the Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University, speaks for Ohel Awareness Shabbat on June 15 at Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood. The scholar-in-residence weekend, which falls on Shabbat Chukat, includes music by guest chazzan Shloime Dachs, an Ohel board member.
At 8:45 a.m., in the main minyan, Harary’s drasha after Musaf will be “Traits of Great Jewish Leaders.” The 6:30 p.m. talk, for the community, will be “Who Are We And What Are We Fighting For?”
Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck welcomed three doctors on June 6 from Western Galilee Hospital in Nahariya, Israel, as part of the Partnership2Gether Medical Task Force of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey/Nahariya. The group also spoke at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, the Adler Aphasia Center in Maywood, and at a private home in Alpine.
Dr. Bella Gross, Chief of Neurology at Western Galilee Hospital, left, is pictured with Donna Stringer, Clinical Coordinator of Special Projects, Holy Name Medical Center; Dr. Ravit Barkama, Executive Director of the Institute for Clinical Research at HNMC; Michael Maron, President/CEO at HNMC; Dr. Deane Penn, gastroenterologist and JFNNJ Partnership 2Gether Medical Task Force chair. Also, Dr. John Rundback, interventional radiologist at HNMC; Dr. Adam Jarrett, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President at HNMC; Atzmon Tsur, Ph.D., Chief of Physical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at Western Galilee Hospital; Dr. Olga Azrilin, Senior Neurologist at Western Galilee Hospital; Galeet Lipke, JFNNJ; Jason Kavountzis, director of Rehabilitation Medicine at HNMC; Cedar Wang, director of Simulation at HNMC; Janine Canecchia, Simulation Educator at HNMC; and Avinoam Segal-Elad, JFNNJ shaliach and director of its Center for Israel Engagement.
Five Star Premier Residences of Teaneck hosts a lecture, “Senior Safety: What Seniors Need To Know” with Elie Y. Katz and Yitz Stern on Monday, June 17, at 1:30 p.m. Anyone 55 and older is welcome.
Teaneck’s police chief, Robert Wilson, and its fire chief, Anthony Verley, and representatives of Bergen County’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Protection and its Division of Senior Services will make presentations. Topics include “Protecting Against Identity Theft,” “Senior Safety,” “Avoiding Telemarketing and Mail Scams,” “Emergency Preparedness,” and the Teaneck Fire Department’s “Good Morning Checkup Program.”
Refreshments will be served. Five Star is at 655 Pomander Walk in Teaneck.
For information, call Elie Katz at (201) 715-5179 or Yitz Stern at (201) 803-3099.
|The luncheon’s co-chair, Rena Steigman, gives an award to Felicia Zwebner as Emunah’s national president, Fran Hirmes, and co-chair Karen Spitalnick, look on. Courtesy Emunah|
Felicia Zwebner of Teaneck, Miriam Arond, Debbie Davidman, Vicky Harari, and Miriam Morgenstern, who have achieved great success in their chosen fields, were lauded at Emunah of America’s “Empowering Women” spring luncheon on May 22 at the Westin Grand Central Hotel in Manhattan.
Dr. Merryl Tisch was the guest of honor and keynote speaker. Sisters-in-law and second-generation Emunah supporters Karen Spitalnick and Rena Steigman of Teaneck chaired the luncheon.
Funds raised will benefit the programs that provide vital services to girls, women, and families in Israel. For information about Emunah call (212) 564-9045.
Jewish Family Service of North Jersey honored eight Holocaust survivors for sharing their stories with students as part of the Intergenerational Holocaust Education Project at its annual meeting on May 21. In the last four years, survivors have told their stories to more than 500 students.
JFSNJ’s community outreach coordinator Melanie Lester, left, and its executive director, Leah Kaufman, flank honorees Paul Goldherz and Jacob Pollack, both of Fair Lawn; Marta Felberbaum of Fort Lee; Olga Jaeger and John Heller, both of Fair Lawn; and Asia Shindelman and Sally Whitmore, both of Wayne. Ray Fishler of Wayne is not pictured.
|Judge David Follender, center, with his family at the dedication of the Judge David B. and Irma R. Follender Robotics Center at Boys Town Jerusalem.|
Israel’s newest state-of-the-art robotics laboratory, a gift of New Jersey Superior Court Judge David Follender of Teaneck, was dedicated on May 22 at Boys Town Jerusalem.
The fully furnished center, featuring an array of sophisticated electronic instruments, will serve Boys Town students, who range from seventh graders through the school’s College of Applied Engineering. The Israel Defense Forces selected the college to provide specialized studies to train electronics specialists for the Air Force and the Ordnance Corps.
After cutting the ribbon to the new facility, Follender; his children, Jonathan, Mark, and Nancy; three granddaughters; family, and friends were given a demonstration of student-built robots on view throughout the new Judge David B. & Irma R. Follender Robotics Center. These included stealth robots, which can enter and inspect the most difficult terrains for hidden bombs while being operated and observed by army personnel a safe distance away.
David and the late Irma Follender were active in the local Jewish community and have been long-time supporters of Boys Town Jerusalem, including establishing the Judge David B. and Irma R. Follender Scholarship Endowment Fund.