Dana’s Reflections After a Year in the Heart of New Jersey


A year and a half ago, I was accepted for a year of service by the Jewish Agency in the Jewish community in heart of New Jersey. As with anything new in life you go into for the first time, you do not really know what to expect. I tried to speculate as to how my days would look, what people …

Federation Is Going to France - Join Us


Yesterday's commemoration of the allied landings in Normandy on June 6, 1944 is especially poignant for American Jews. The liberation of Western Europe was instrumental in bringing about the defeat of Nazi Germany and shutting down its catas…

The Tale of a Tree and a Table


Remember the old brain teaser: If a tree falls in the forest and no one’s there to hear it, does it make a sound?

A tree just fell in the Jewish heart of NJ. Many were right there; they heard it loud and clear. Others not. I am referring to the Highland Park library matter involving a trou…

Launching a New Year of JTEAM Teen Philanthropy


Meet Hannah, a high schooler who is on a mission. When Hannah first joined JTEAM, she was a quiet, serious student who didn’t know what to expect from the group of students she met or the activities that were a part of the program. But eventually she began to participate in the discussions…

Personal Images From a D-Day Hero Keep Memory Alive


Today is the 75th anniversary of D-Day, now commonly referred to as the beginning of the end of WWII. 

We are reminded just how Great – with a capital G – a moment in history this was, and not just for those countries and peoples involved in the war, but for all mankind.

On behalf of …