Art Through the Ages

When two pieces of a puzzle fit together, the puzzle-maker feels a sense of accomplishment as well as the pleasure of getting to see the completed picture. The puzzle-makers who pieced together an intergenerational art program at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh are experiencing that dual delight. The newly inaugurated Art Through the Ages is [...]

2018-01-06T18:22:38+00:00 December 28, 2017|News|

A Personal View of the Holidays

Last year, four Jewish professionals came together at Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley in Woodcliff Lake to offer personal reflections on their relation to the Torah and how its teachings have connected to their lives. With the book “Chapters of the Heart: Jewish Women Sharing the Torah of Our Lives” as their jumping-off point, [...]

2017-12-10T10:36:16+00:00 November 30, 2017|Front Page, News|

Park Ridge prayer rally attracts interdenominational support

Last month, the Upper Pascack Valley’s clergy group held an interdenominational prayer rally for “love and solidarity” at Veterans Park in Park Ridge. Members of Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley in Woodcliff Lake were among the attendees. Clergy from participating synagogues included Rabbi Loren Monosov and Cantor Alan Sokoloff of Temple Emanuel of the [...]

2017-09-24T17:18:57+00:00 September 23, 2017|News|

Holocaust survivor shares story of courage

Agnes “Bracha” Adler said it was a sixth sense that made her 13-year-old self defy her mother for the first time in 1944, when she refused to be willingly taken to the Budapest Ghetto in Nazi-occupied Europe. “I told her, ‘I want to remain alive and free,’ ” Adler, 87 said in an interview last week. [...]

2017-05-06T18:38:49+00:00 April 24, 2017|Front Page, News|

Bringing ourselves to the table

Does being a woman influence your understanding of Torah and the way you incorporate its teachings into your life? On March 13, four Jewish educators, three of them rabbis, all women, will explore these and similar questions in a symposium at Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley. The four are linked not only by the [...]

2017-03-04T11:36:23+00:00 March 2, 2017|Front Page, News|

Are we using our tablets today?

Federation funding supports high tech Hebrew school learning   ...“A couple of teachers not from our school did these beautiful activities related to Tu b’Shvat,” Rabbi Shelley Kniaz, the director of congregational learning at Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley in Woodcliff Lake, said. “My teachers are going to use them.” Rabbi Kniaz and Rabbi [...]

2017-02-19T21:01:29+00:00 February 19, 2017|News|

Speaking the same language

In 2008, NATA — the Reform movement’s National Association of Temple Administration — and NAASE — the Conservative movement’s North American Association of Synagogue Executives — held a joint conference. Richard Tannenbaum, executive director of Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley in Woodcliff Lakes, helped organize the event. The conference went off smoothly, but something [...]

2017-02-09T16:08:08+00:00 February 9, 2017|News|

Read Hebrew America at Temple Emanuel

Fall semester participants in Read Hebrew America at Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley in Woodcliff Lake are shown with instructor Dena Mayerfield, second from right. Registration is open for the spring semester, which begins February 8. Email to register.

2017-01-21T11:01:14+00:00 January 19, 2017|Front Page, News|

Grandparents in Florida? Grandchildren in California?

  When three separate parts of a synagogue community work together on one program, it’s a safe bet that it is something special. And indeed, according to Susan Liebeskind, chair of the Community of Caring committee at Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley in Woodcliff Lake, GrandPals is a special program. Co-sponsored by the committee [...]

2016-11-27T09:24:29+00:00 November 23, 2016|News|