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'People were so open,' Barnert rabbi says
The Jewish Standard | March 10, 2016
Gathering in friendship over food breaks down barriers.

A new prayer book for a new year
The Jewish Standard | Septenber 17, 2015
Reform congregations adopt new machzor.

Praying with their feet
The Jewish Standard | Septenber 3, 2015
Local rabbis join NAACP on civil-rights march from Selma to Washington.

Unity First
The Jewish Standard | September 12, 2014
Groups from across the Jewish spectrum make solidarity missions to Israel.

The Johnson Family and Interfaith Marriage As Intermarriage Grows Among Jews, the High Holidays Represent a Tricky Negoitation
The Record | September 16, 2012

One of Barnert Temple's interfaith families shares their story of balance and compromise at the High Holidays.

Barnert Grad Makes Aliyah Barnert College Grad Makes Aliyah
New York Times | August 14, 2012

One of Barnert's own, Daniel Reichenbach, recently left for Israel as
part of a special group traveling to Israel to make aliyah.  Click the above link to learn more about Daniel and others traveling to Israel. 

Emile Louizides Wins Varian Fry Humanitarian Award Emilie Louzides Wins Varian Fry Humanitarian Award
North | June 22, 2012

Mazal tov to Emilie Louizides who is this year's winner of the Varian Fry Humanitarian Scholarship, an award that has honored a socially engaged Ridgewood High School senior each year since 2002.

As former co-president of the Cambodia Rural School Project at Benjamin Franklin Middle School and one of the leaders of the Ridgewood Cambodia Club, Emilie helped build a school in a rural Cambodian village. Because of Emilie nearly 200 Cambodian children are getting an education. Emilie has also worked with children with disabilities at Camp Sunshine, fundraised to support women who are victims of domestic violence, and attended rallies in Washington DC and New York to bring attention to the situation in Darfur. She has also helped to renovate a food pantry in Paterson.

Suburban News Earth Day Celebration Photo Engaging a Congregation in a Growing Concern
May 3, 2012

Rain couldn't stop us from a great Yom HaAdamah celebration.  The Suburban News highlights Barnert Temple's Earth Day (Yom HaAdamah) celebration and its activities.

Barnert March Madness Tournament 2012 Barnert Temmple Has Great Showing in March Madness Temple Tournament
March 26, 2012

On Sunday, March 25, Barnert participated in the 3rd Annual March Madness Temple Basketball Tournament at the YJCC in Washington Township. Barnert defeated Beth Rishon and lost a hard-fought battle to Shomrei Torah of Wayne. The tournament was also a fundraiser for the organization "United Against Nuclear Iran." Pictured from left to right: Art Zucker, Brian Harmer, Paul Naftali, Scott Birnbaum, Evan Tomaskovic, Rick Rosenthal, Jim Sinoway, Jeff Himeles, Stephen Elman, and David Shapiro.

Good Deeds Day Logo Barnert Temple Contributes 40 Bags of Food to 2012 Good Deeds Day
Bergen Record | March 26, 2012
This year's Good Deeds Day was an overwhelming success.  Barnert Temple contributed 40 bags of food along with volunteers to help deliver and sort.  Since Purim, Barnert Temple has collected and delivered approximately 150 bags of food to area food banks!   Kol hakavod! 

Jeff Wild Profile Pic Jeff Wild to Receive the William E. Boye Jr. Humanitarian from the Wyckoff YMCA
Villadom Times | March 21, 2012 
"This year's event will be "Goodwill Ambassadors" and will honor five individuals who have been instrumental in creating harmony and inclusion among others. 

Rabbi Helga Newmark Photo Frank Talk - Although Rabbi Helga Newmark Survived the Horrors of the Holocaust, a Childhood Slight - from Anne Frank - Stayed with Her for the Rest of Her Life
Tablet Magazine | Mar. 14, 2012

Fifty-five years after she was liberated from the Theresienstadtcq concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, Helga Newmark became the first female Holocaust survivor ordained a rabbi. At 67, she was hired as a part-time assistant rabbi at Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes.  One of Barnert Temple's young adults, Betsy Morais, wrote an article about Rabbi Helga Newmark entitled "Frank Talk - Although Rabbi Helga Newmark survived the horrors of the Holocaust, a childhood slight - from Anne Frank - stayed with her for the rest of her life."  Click here to read the full article.  
Rabbi Newmark passed away on March 6.  Click here to read more about her life.

Linda Walder Fiddle Senator Robert Menendez Honors Linda Walder Fiddle at Third Annual "Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony"
Mar. 11, 2012 

Alvin and Susan Sauer Former Wyckoff Residents Alvin and Susan Sauer Celebrated at 35 Plaza
Wyckoff Patch | Mar. 1, 2012

In recognition of their work in the community, local officials and the tenants of 35 Plaza recognized the late Alvin and Susan Sauer, two very special members of Barnert Temple community and the individuals responsible for the creation and success of 35 Plaza in Paramus, NJ.

Len Diamond News If Not Them, Who?  Meet the "Go-To" Guys (and Gals) Who Keep Area Congregations Humming
New Jersey Jewish Standard | Feb. 24, 2012 

Read the recent profile on Barnert Temple "go-to" guy Len Diamond.

Paul Avenius Rockstar Donor: Paul Avenius
Souls4Soles Blog | Feb. 29, 2012

Read about the wonderful work Barnert Temple member Paul Avenius is doing to help those in need.

 Jeff Wild Profile Pic  Tenafly Lawyer's Work with Ocean County Homeless Reveals a Kinder Side of Legal Profession | Jan. 20, 2012

Read about the wonderful work Jeff Wild is doing to help the homeless in Lakewood, NJ.