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Upcoming Events:

May 15: Porat Presents event at KJ

May 13-14: Dr. Erin Leib Smokler

June 3-4: The Interfaith Encounter Association Event

June 4: Ariel Ennis AufRuf

June 19: JFS Wheels for Meals bike ride

June 24th: Daniel S. Mariaschin

TBD: Rabbi Tully Harcsztark, Rachel Keren, Wendy Amsellem



May 15, 2016

Porat presents "Modern Orthodoxy in the 21st Century: What Should it Look Like and How Do We Get There."

7pm @ KJ: 125 E. 85th Street


Panelists include: R' Benny Lau, Ms. Blu Greenberg, R' Chaim Steinmetz, Ms. Ann Pava.

Moderated by Steven Bayme


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May 13-14, 2016

Dr. Erin Leib Smokler will be our Scholar in Residence.


She is the Director of Spiritual Development at Yeshivat Maharat, where she teaches Chassidut and Pastoral Torah.  SHe earned her PhD and MA from the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought and her BA from Harvard University.  She previously served as an Assistant Literary Editor of The New Republic magazine, and her writing has appeared there, as well as in The New York Times Book Review, The Jerusalem Report, and the Jewish Week.



June 3-4, 2016

Davar will be hosting representatives from The Interfaith Encounter Association.


The IEA enables Muslims, Christians, Jews, and people of all faiths the unique opportunity to meet regularly, to talk to the "other", to overcome prejudices and build long-term connections between their communities.  With time enemies become friends and the seeds of friendly inter-communcal relations bloom.


Talks will be Friday night (after mariv) and Shabbat afternoon (possibly before as well as after mincha).  Speakers will include Dr. Yehuda Stolov (the founder of the organization), Rahhal Rahhal (one of its founding Muslim members), and Bob Carroll (Davrnik and Director of the Development Communications for the IEA).


June 4, 2016

Shacharit will host the AufRuf of Ariel Ennis prior to his upcoming wedding.  The entire Davar community is invited to this special event, and the kiddush will also be open to the Davar public and also be extra special.



June 19th, 2016

 Join "The Davarniks" Team as we ride to fight hunger.

On Father's Day, Sunday, June 19th, we are participating in the 6th Annual Wheels for meals - Ride to Fight Hunger in Bergen County.  Each year, JFS delivers more than 28,000 Meals on Wheels to the homebound elderly and disabled in our area, and fills the JFS Food Pantry at 1485 Teaneck Rd, which has seen an increase in demand of 60% in the past twelve months.  


Please consider making a donation - click here to donate.

or joining the team - click here to join our team.


Email with any questions.



June 24th, 2016

Daniel S. Mariaschin, Executive Vice President, B'nai B'rith International




Rabbi Tully Harcsztark will return as our Scholar in Residence (Date change from Oct 23-24)


Rachel Keren will be our Scholar in Residence on TBD Date (Date Change from April 8-9)


Wendy Amsellem will be our Scholar in Residence on TBD Date (Date change from March 25-26)

Fri, 29 April 2016 21 Nisan 5776