Plaques dedicated to Janoffs
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Plaques dedicated to Janoffs

B’nai Jacob alumni, from left, Dean Brody, Lauren Weinberg, Phyllis and Mark Harris, Beth Chananie, Sherrie Levine Staszewski, Jane Canter, and Lynn Millinger.
B’nai Jacob alumni, from left, Dean Brody, Lauren Weinberg, Phyllis and Mark Harris, Beth Chananie, Sherrie Levine Staszewski, Jane Canter, and Lynn Millinger.

Congregation B’nai Jacob in Jersey City held a dedication ceremony for the late Ruth and Morris Janoff, the founder of the Jewish Standard, on September 18. The shul’s new rabbi, Aaron Katz, led the ceremony. Speakers included Dean Brody of Tenafly, a member of the shul’s presidium, and the Janoffs’ children, James of Teaneck and Beth Chananie of Paramus.

James Janoff and Beth Chananie
James Janoff and Beth Chananie

The synagogue, celebrating its 58th year, is recovering from a major robbery a few weeks ago. The dedication, the rabbi’s inaugural event, marked a kick-off for the shul’s rebuilding campaign.

For information, call (201) 435-5725 or go to www.bnaijacobjc.com.

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