Temple Emeth of Teaneck honored three of its own at a musical service last month. From left, Cantor Ellen Tilem, Rachel Kantor, Cantor Laura Breznick, Rabbi Stefan Tiwy, and Rabbi Steven Sirbu. Laura Breznick recently was ordained as a cantor and her fiancé, Stefan Tiwy, was ordained as a rabbi. Rachael Kantor will be attending the Medical School for International Health at Ben-Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel. (Barbara Balkin)
Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner of Temple Emanu-El of Closter at Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County’s first grade Kabbalat Siddur ceremony, with shul members and their friends. From left, Talya Schwartzbard, Eli Nanus, Harrison Cohen, Sophie Gutter, Lauren Messer, and Jordan Masdorf. Rabbi Kirshner is also a SSDS board member. (Courtesy Temple Emanu-El)
The Helen Troum Nursery School and Kindergarten at Temple Beth Sholom in Fair Lawn held a graduation ceremony. Teachers Maxine DelFavero, left, and Janet Ritter, and its director, Debbie Propper Lesnoy, are pictured with them. (Courtesy TBS)
Former Englewood Mayor Michael Wildes, right, was stationed at the medic tent at the Celebrate Israel Parade. He has been a member of Hatzalah, the largest all-volunteer ambulance service in the United States, for nearly 25 years. New York City Mayor Bill DiBlasio is with him.
Temple Beth Tikvah in Wayne welcomed Rabbi Victor Appell, left, who spoke at the shul’s confirmation ceremony. Rabbi Appell is the manager of programming at the Central Conference of American Rabbis. On Shabbat morning, his great-nephew, Zachary Appel, became a bar mitzvah. Cantor Charles Romalis is shown here with Rabbi Appell. (Courtesy Temple Beth Tikvah)