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Taking it Home

The Nekadesh Event and Its Aftermath Shoshana Itzkowitz If you were there, you’ll know these words do not begin to do it justice. If you were not, these words will certainly be insufficient in describing it. Black-on white, single-dimensional print is utterly inadequate to paint a picture of the atmosphere, energy, and inspiration of Nekadesh. …

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House of Miracles

Bonei Olam’s New Building to Serve as a Local Headquarters to Bring Dreams to Fruition Avi Shiff Some people call it a new home. Others call it new offices. The headline here calls it a building. Of course, it is all of those. But in truth, it is so much more. It is a repository …

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Chaveirim Of Central Jersey

The Price of Kindness Gila Reifer How much would you pay for peace of mind? For safety? For kindness? We all know that the most important things in life are not things at all; consequently, you can’t put a price on them. Like those “little things” that turn out to be not so little after …

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The Event of Kavod Hatorah

An Evening Celebrating Our Yungeleit By Avi Shiff It will be the event of the decade, a maamad of kavod haTorah and kavod Shomayim so unique and unparalleled in its mission. Special guests from Eretz Yisrael will join with those on these shores to inspire and uplift. Leading roshei yeshivah, admorim, and rabbanim from across …

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Are You Ready to Live Higher?

On June 21 and 22, more than 40,000 women of all ages and stages will unite in Prudential Center with a common mission and goal: to Live Higher. This historic event will be the first of its kind—a women’s-only evening of inspiration that will lift up each participant and empower her to elevate her life …

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First Rehab

Physical Therapy the Way It Should Be Meir Kass Upon entering First Rehab in Lakewood for the first time, I am immediately struck by its spa-like environs, a welcome far cry from the sterile and cold atmosphere of therapy clinics I’ve become accustomed to following an injury to my neck. Sunlight streams through the reception …

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Haircuts with Heart

5 Lakewood Barbers Share the Stories Behind Their Scissors Elisheva Braun and Shira Markovich Lakewood’s barbers have seen it all. Beneath the hum of equipment and the plastic swish of haircutting capes, they pick up on both the pleasure and the pain of their clients. Our barbers bear witness to countless subtle acts of kindness …

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RCCS: It’s More Than Just

As the undisputed leader in cancer care in the world, RCCS is a complex, multifaceted organization that offers a very broad and complex array of services. While families suffering from cancer have only marginal knowledge of all the time and expertise that goes into the invaluable assistance that they receive from this reputable origination, Rabbi …

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Converging Paths

Elise Teitelbaum Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Reinman, also known as Avner Gold, is truly a phenomenon. He is exceedingly famous as the author of the Strasbourg Saga, a series of electrifying adventures widely recognized as masterpieces of historical fiction. At the same time, in Torah circles, especially at the higher levels, he is well-known for his …

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Jump

The Voice Pays Tribute to a Select Few “Lakewood Nachshons,” Past and Present Shoshana Itzkowitz Lakewood is a town built on the actions of people who saw a need and jumped in to fill it. These great men and women were each a “Nachshon” in their own right, splitting the sea amid obstacles and choppy …

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