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Hoboken is surprisingly small, given its outsize reputation. It’s only got 50,000 residents, and its nickname, Mile Square City, is roughly accurate. (“It actually covers an area of two square miles when including the under-water parts in the Hudson River,” Wikipedia helpfully tells us. It’s hard to understand why anyone would want to count the underwater parts. It’s a city with a storied history — Frank Sinatra, “On the Waterfront” and therefore Marlon Brando, gangsters, music, angst, longshoremen, gritty local color. Its lack of parking, which makes finding a space in Manhattan seem relatively as easy as finding one in, say, Montana, is legendary. For the last few decades, Hoboken’s been home to young people who work in Manhattan but don’t want or can’t afford to live there. it pulses with singles, who might make noises about staying but have tended to move once they’re married and certainly once they have kids. Hoboken also has a more recent history of apparently being on the cusp, the verge, the very sharp tip of change, but somehow not quite making it. That’s all changing now, though, for real. The city’s population has been growing. More and more people have been choosing to stay, and to bring their children up in the city. There always have been Jews in Hoboken. United Synagogue of Hoboken is about to celebrate its building’s centennial. the congregation itself is almost a decade older, although it has changed shape considerably in that time. The synagogue, which is Conservative, is booming. Its preschool is bursting. People of all ages and of a range of Jewish backgrounds find themselves at home there. Its sense of community is palpable. It has a great deal to celebrate. Rabbi Robert Scheinberg arrived at United Synagogue in 1997. he is believed to have set the tone for the synagogue’s revival, although he is too modest to claim that credit for himself. Instead, he talks about the distinct challenges and opportunities the shul’s densely packed urban environment provides. “Hoboken is small, but it is routinely on the list of the five most densely populated areas in the United States,” he said. (That explains the parking situation. ) Although it is less packed with people than its neighbors Union City and West New York, “it is way ahead of New York City, although probably not Manhattan separately,” he continued. And compared with Jersey City or Bayonne, which also has a synagogue,. Source: jstandard.com
Consul General of Israel to speak at Bridgewater community event With a long-held passion for film and the art of telling a compelling story, Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York, is committed to communicating what he... Aharoni will be speaking at the Third Annual Night to Celebrate Israel on March 26 at the Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater. The event, is open to the community, is co-sponsored by Jewish LIFE and Israel Bonds and the State of Israel. Check out this story on mycentraljersey. com: http://mycj. co/1HpMOZ9 Story Highlights The Third Annual Night to Celebrate Israel on March 26 at the Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater is open to the community. Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York will speak at the event %u2013 offering what he deems to be the truthful and relevant story of modern day Israel. In addition, Rabbi Ron Isaacs, spiritual leader of Temple Sholom in Bridgewater and Aviv Alter, a member of Rutgers Hillel will be honored. With a long-held passion for film and the art of telling a compelling story, Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York, is committed to communicating what he believes to be a more truthful and relevant story about modern day... Aharoni will be speaking at the Third Annual Night to Celebrate Israel on March 26 at the Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater. The event, is open to the community, is co-sponsored by Jewish LIFE and Israel Bonds and the State of Israel. "In every realm of life Israel has made amazing progress and we need to celebrate those achievements," Aharoni said. Instead of the story of a nation in need, Aharoni said his mission is to highlight all that Israel has achieved and what it has to offer which he deems to be a place of opportunity and a nation that plays an important role in the world not just... "In addition to being the only true and authentic democracy in the Middle East, Israel is a bastion of innovation and its contributions have affected the lives of everyone on this. Source: www.mycentraljersey.com
Nakuru MCAs exchanged blows on Tuesday following a disagreement over former Majority leader George Mwaura's ouster. Speaker Susan Kihika said a team led by Mwaura fought with a camp led by Samuel Waithuki after he was reinstated as the Majority leader. She said the camps fought over the mace and drove her out of the premises, disrupting proceedings. The team allied to Mwaura allegedly jeered at Kihika accusing her of being a dictator. She reportedly retreated to the chambers guarded by sergeants at arms and bodyguards and was prevented from returning to make her ruling. Mwaura accused Kihika of amending the standing orders of the House to remove all committee chairs opposed to her leadership. "We are against those amendments and we will not allow any business to take place in the House. They are meant to give her more powers," he said. Biashara ward MCA Stephen Kuria read the notice of the motion of amendments despite the fracas. They included the removal of the deputy speaker by simple majority. Mwaura said Kihika was pushing for the amendments since Deputy Speaker Samuel Tonui was against her stance on the wrangles at the assembly. He accused her of defying procedure in running the assembly and called for her resignation. Turi MCA Michael Wangombe however said: "Nothing much has changed in the House. Business will continue the same way. The Speaker is very right on how she is managing the assembly. Mwaura's camp filed a petition at the High Court, seeking to stop Waithuki from resuming office. The High Court dismissed the application saying the dispute should be arbitrated by the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal. Waithuki said he will not be intimidated. Source: allafrica.com
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It's only got 50,000 residents, and its nickname, Mile Square City, is roughly accurate. (“It actually covers an area of two square miles when including the under-water parts in the Hudson River,” Wikipedia helpfully tells us. It's hard to understand
He is the first rabbi in New Jersey to receive the United Synagogue's Keter Torah award for outstanding lifetime achievement and rabbinical excellence. Since the late 1970s, Isaacs made 12 visits to Israel with families from his synagogue and he said
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