The Jewish Center of Teaneck hosted community program marking Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut on May 8. It included included a siyum mishnayot in memory of the more than 23,000 soldiers who died defending Israel and the 3,500 victims of terror. Lieutenant Omry Naftali, a retired IDF combat officer, spoke, and there were prayers and dancing in honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut. Jonathan Rimberg provided the music.
Program supporters included Drs. Esther and Morton Fridman, Dr. Richard and Ellen Gertler, Shari and Nathan Lindenbaum, and Rochel and Yossi Stechler.
The JCT, along with shuls from the Teaneck-Bergenfield community including Beth Aaron, Beth Abraham, Bais Medrash of Bergenfield, Bnai Yeshurun, Keter Torah, Netivot Shalom, Ohr Saadya, Rinat Yisrael, Shaare Tefillah, Shaarei Orah, Young Israel, and Zichron Mordechai, co-sponsored the celebration.