Rebbetzins Shterney Kanelsky and Chani Lazar with a group of women from Russia who recently came to the United States. Chani Lazar is the wife of Moscow’s chief rabbi, Berel Lazar; Shterney Kanelsky, Bris Avrohom’s associate director, is the wife of its executive director, Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky. The group went to the Lubavitcher rebbe’s grave in Queens and then shared a banquet at Bris Avrohom’s Hillside headquarters. (Courtesy Bris Avrohom)
Eight members of Emeth Teen Community, a teen service and leadership program from Temple Emeth in Teaneck, joined with Rabbi Steven Sirbu, at right, to volunteer at the JFCS Wheels for Meals ride on June 11. They were transported in style thanks to shul member David Steiner. With Rabbi Sirbu, from left, are Joseph Conlon, Michael Conlon, Luke Conlon, Kyla Ginsberg, Evelyn Pierce, Austin Steiner, Jacob Newman, and Ryan Zaken. (Courtesy Rabbi Sirbu)
Nosh and Drash, a “course-in-a-box” prepared by the Jewish Theological Seminary, held its last class of the semester at Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley in Woodcliff Lake. This year’s course was “The Ethical Life;” and several area Conservative shuls used the material. The course uses printed texts, online video talks, and classroom discussions, moderated by a professional teacher. Rabbi Shelley Kniaz led the TEPV program. A new semester will start after the High Holy Days. Call (201) 391-0801.
Rabbi Kenneth Stern, back row left, and sofer Rabbi Jay Greenspan, next to him, are with congregants who gathered to help repair the Torah scrolls at Congregation Gesher Shalom/JCC Fort Lee. (Photo provided)