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1-OH-OH-group_last-dayOpen Hearts Open Homes, a Bergen County YJCC program that welcomes Israeli teens affected by violence and terror into the community for respite, home hospitality, and a teen travel experience, completed its first three-week session on July 19. Teens, host families, and staff gathered at the YJCC before the teens returned home to Israel. A second group of Israeli teens arrived on July 26. The program is in its 14th summer. Courtesy YJCC

2-kids-at-camp-IMG_2807Participants are shown at a gym activity at the Fair Lawn Jewish Day Camp, which is now in its seventh year and serves more than 350 campers. Courtesy FLJDC

3-Ambassador-Stuart-Gordon-AIPAC-JFNNJ-7-22-15-1002224Ambassador Bradley Gordon, a former CIA political analyst who is now AIPAC’s director of policy and government, spoke about the recent Iran nuclear deal before an overflow crowd of more than 600 people at Temple Emanu-El of Closter last week. The event was co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey and AIPAC. Courtesy JFNNJ

4-Fair-Lawn-group-20150712_101415The Lt. James I. Platt JWV Post 651 of Fair Lawn installed officers earlier this month. From left, appointee Jack Wall, Commander Mel Kaplan, New Jersey Department Commander Larry Rosenthal, Vice Commander George Pollack Jr., and Vice Commander Jules Corn Sr. Courtesy JWV

5-New-Norpac-IMG_3469Dr. Ben Chouake, left, with Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Rabbi Steven Weil at last week’s NORPAC meeting with the senator at Rabbi Steven and Yael Weil’s Teaneck home. The deal with Iran was the meeting’s topic. NORPAC held a similar meeting in Riverdale, N.Y., featuring Representative Krysten Sinema (D-Ariz). Courtesy NORPAC

6stokar-ambulance-20150720_102201Children at the Leah Sokoloff Nursery School summer program
enjoyed a visit from the Fair Lawn Ambulance Corps. Moshe Zharnest,
a member of the corps, is pictured with his son, Shimon. Courtesy LSNS

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