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2021 Gadget Gift Guide December 2020

In search of high-tech gifts that are unique and practical? Take a look at these innovative gadgets and gizmos... Cubii JR Under Desk Elliptical Keep moving even while you’re busy at home or at work. This under-desk elliptical lets you pedal as you type, take calls, and whatever other work you need to do while Read More »

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH PROPEL’s CAREER COACHES December 2020

We recently had the pleasure of chatting with PROPEL’s certified career coach, Ellen Ades, educational consultant, Gitta J. Neufeld, and career counselor, Caroll Dweck. In keeping with PROPEL’s mission of guiding and supporting women entering the workforce, Ellen, Gitta, and Caroll collaborate with each other and with PROPEL clients to define, clarify, and achieve professional Read More »

Yelling Is a Choice December 2020

In the heat of the moment, it may seem easier to let instincts take control and yell and scream at your kids to try to get your way. But as discussed last month, the negative effects stack way higher than any momentary satisfaction. Isaac Setton, a licensed mental health counselor, acknowledges parents’ frustration but urges Read More »

By Frieda Schweky

The New Normal Winter Break December 2020

Let’s take a breath and give ourselves a pat on the back for the resilience, strength, courage, and especially the emunah we demonstrated for the past ten months.  When our world was turned upside down by COVID-19, regardless of age or role, we stretched ourselves to navigate the New Normal and beat this plague.  We Read More »

By Ellen Geller Kamaras

Bet Yaakov of the Jersey Shore Welcomes New Families who “Made the Move” December 2020

Many young families are moving from the city to suburbia, for a multitude of different reasons. Most would likely agree that the Jersey life is far simpler and more peaceful than life in noisy, bustling neighborhoods in Manhattan or Brooklyn. However, some are nevertheless hesitant to make the move to Jersey because of educational concerns, Read More »

By Frieda Schweky

Ohr Halacha Spreads its Wings Throughout the Deal Community and Beyond December 2020

“To learn, to teach; to observe and to practice.” This is the mission statement of Ohr Halacha, a unique institution which prepares young Torah scholars in the Sephardic community for a life of service as religious guides and leaders. Employing a large assortment of educational methods, Ohr Halacha’s semichah (ordination) program enables our community’s young, Read More »

By Pnina Souid

Is the Land of Israel on Your Mind? December 2020

“The long-term goal is to eventually be able to create a community in Israel where people move into, in order to make sure our traditions and way of life continue for generations to come.” Many community members do have Israel on their minds! In addition to loving the Jewish Homeland, many community members are considering Read More »

By DAVE GORDON

Making The Move: Exodus From Brooklyn December 2020

In the past several years, the community has seen a growing trend of young families leaving city life in Brooklyn and moving to the Jersey Shore. In 2020, we have seen a dramatic increase in the numbers of families departing from the city. The double punch of the COVID-19 pandemic and the volatile political climate Read More »

By Frieda Schweky

Rabbi Yitzhak Yisraeli to Receive Keter Torah Award at The Cheder of Brooklyn Dinner December 2020

The Cheder of Brooklyn and Yeshiva & Mesivta Shalom Shachna will be honoring an esteemed member of the community, Rabbi Yitzhak Yisraeli, on February 7th at their annual dinner. Rabbi Yisraeli will be presented with the Keter Torah Award in recognition of his many accomplishments. Rabbi Michel Rosenberg, Executive Director of The Cheder, praised Rabbi Read More »

By DAVE GORDON

The Dreidel’s Message November 2020

Dreidels are a beloved part of Hanukah celebrations the world over. And they're far from being simple playthings; dreidels symbolize deep spiritual concepts. Below are four enlightening messages that can be learned from the dreidel. It hints to us that there’s nothing that happens in this world without it being decreed on high. Just as Read More »

By Rabbi Elimelech Biderman
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