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News and updates about New Jersey

Earthquake in New York

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake shook the Greater New York area on Friday afternoon - one of the strongest tremors ever recorded.

Earthquake in New York

Protecting the synagogue:

Pro, anti-Israel protesters clash outside NJ synagogue

About 1,000 counterprotesters gather outside Teaneck synagogue to protect it during event featuring speakers from the ZAKA organization from pro-Hamas protesters.

Pro, anti-Israel protesters clash outside NJ synagogue

Anti-Israel activists target NJ synagogue to protest ZAKA

Pro-Hamas protestors to once again gather outside a Teaneck synagogue to accuse Israeli volunteer search, rescue and burial organization of 'lies' about Hamas atrocities on October 7.

Anti-Israel activists target NJ synagogue to protest ZAKA

'Violent' anti-Israel protest at Teaneck synagogue

Multiple protestors arrested as 1,000 anti-Israel protestors gather outside Orthodox synagogue holding event on real estate in Israel.

'Violent' anti-Israel protest at Teaneck synagogue

Lakewood, NJ:

Man confesses to series of antisemitic assaults

Dion Marsh pleaded guilty to several counts of federal hate crimes for which he is eligible to receive a life sentence.

Man confesses to series of antisemitic assaults

New Jersey:

Imam dies after shooting outside Newark mosque

New Jersey imam dies after being shot outside a mosque in Newark. Motive unclear, no suspect in custody.

Imam dies after shooting outside Newark mosque

New Jersey man tried to join Somali terror group

New Jersey man inspired by Hamas attacks tried to join Somali terror group, prosecutors say.

New Jersey man tried to join Somali terror group

Grenade found near synagogue in Lakewood, New Jersey

Bomb squad removes grenade that was taped to a pole near the Satmar Shul. Incident being investigated.

Grenade found near synagogue in Lakewood, New Jersey

US leaders condemn unprecedented Hamas attack in Israel

CBS has reported that New York, New Jersey leaders condemn unprecedented Hamas attack in Israel.

US leaders condemn unprecedented Hamas attack in Israel

Sen. Menendez pleads not guilty to bribery charges

New Jersey Democrat pleads not guilty to accepting “hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes” in exchange for his influence.

Sen. Menendez pleads not guilty to bribery charges

Chris Christie rules out running against Menendez

Former New Jersey Gov. says he has no interest in running against Menendez who was indicted on federal bribery charges.

Chris Christie rules out running against Menendez

New Jersey AG:

'No one should face discrimination for their religious beliefs'

NJ township will pay $575,000 to settle lawsuit alleging discrimination against Orthodox Jews.

'No one should face discrimination for their religious beliefs'

New Jersey: Teen who threatened synagogues pleads guilty

New Jersey teen Omar Alkattoul pleads guilty to online threats detailing attacks on Jews.

New Jersey: Teen who threatened synagogues pleads guilty

New York:

Hundreds of leftist protesters: 'Shame on Rothman'

Israelis and American Jews protest outside Manhattan event attended by MK Simcha Rothman.

Hundreds of leftist protesters: 'Shame on Rothman'

Police at March of the Living:

‘The inhumanity of it all was a horrible feeling’

Officers from the Port Authority of NY/NJ and NJ State Police visit Auschwitz marking Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Day.

‘The inhumanity of it all was a horrible feeling’

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop running for governor

Fulop, who is Jewish, responded to the 2019 antisemitic shooting at a kosher supermarket and was one of the first to call it a hate crime.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop running for governor

NJ township to make it easier to build synagogues and mikvahs

Zoning ordinance change will finally allow Orthodox communities in Jackson Township to hold services outside of private residences.

NJ township to make it easier to build synagogues and mikvahs

New Jersey high school again targeted with swastika

Hate symbol found at Glen Rock school part of a string of recent hate incidents occurring at NJ schools.

New Jersey high school again targeted with swastika

'On a daily basis we’re grappling with reality of antisemitism'

Eight New York and New Jersey Jewish Federations and institutions partner with ADL to coordinate information sharing and security.

'On a daily basis we’re grappling with reality of antisemitism'

Florida:

NJ man threatens sheriff who called out antisemitic extremists

Florida sheriff has been outspoken in his opposition to antisemitic far-right group targeting Jews in his county.

NJ man threatens sheriff who called out antisemitic extremists

Lakewood, New Jersey:

Man with machete arrested after threatening Jews near synagogue

Man with large knife terrorizing Jews outside Lakewood Satmar synagogue in police custody, facing multiple charges.

Man with machete arrested after threatening Jews near synagogue

Never too late:

Centenarian couple make aliya from New Jersey to Netanya

Sandy Goldstein, 101, fulfills a decades-long dream by making aliya with Rosalie, his wife of 75 years.

Centenarian couple make aliya from New Jersey to Netanya

Jews in New Jersey city targeted with antisemitic hate mail

Threatening letters are not being taken seriously by local police, say Jewish residents of Linden, NJ.

Jews in New Jersey city targeted with antisemitic hate mail

Saudi student who stole NJ school bus wrote about martyrdom

Diaries found by police allegedly contain antisemitism and refer to 'blood, blood, destruction, destruction. Allah.'

Saudi student who stole NJ school bus wrote about martyrdom

New Jersey:

Man who threw Molotov cocktail at synagogue arrested

FBI announced arrest of Nicholas Malindretos, suspected of throwing Molotov cocktail at Bloomfield synagogue, and then fleeing.

Man who threw Molotov cocktail at synagogue arrested

New Jersey:

Man throws Molotov cocktail at synagogue in arson attempt

Suspect lights and throws Molotov cocktail at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield, then flees. No damage caused to the building.

Man throws Molotov cocktail at synagogue in arson attempt

Swastika found on desk at New Jersey middle school

NJ Rep. Josh Gottheimer denounces incident, points out this was not the first time antisemitic vandalism found at the school.

Swastika found on desk at New Jersey middle school

150 WZO Educational Emissaries Gather In New Jersey

'Your role is critical to shaping the Jewish future of the next generations' says WZO Education Dep. head Gael Grunewald.

150 WZO Educational Emissaries Gather In New Jersey

New Jersey:

Playground covered in 'grotesque' antisemitic graffiti

Vandalism of Montclair playground with anti-Jewish slurs and Nazi phrases described as 'grotesque.'

Playground covered in 'grotesque' antisemitic graffiti

18-year old man arrested for threats against NJ synagogues

Teen arrested after posting manifesto allegedly outlining plan to attack New Jersey synagogues and Jewish community.

18-year old man arrested for threats against NJ synagogues

Antisemitic graffiti found on Jewish schools in Lakewood, NJ

Graffiti found on two Lakewood Jewish schools not linked to threats against New Jersey synagogues identified by the FBI.

Antisemitic graffiti found on Jewish schools in Lakewood, NJ

FBI:

Threat to New Jersey synagogues has been mitigated

The FBI identifies man linked to widescale threat against New Jersey synagogues, says he no longer poses a threat to the community.

Threat to New Jersey synagogues has been mitigated

FBI warns of 'credible threat' to synagogues in New Jersey

FBI tweet calls on synagogues in New Jersey to take security precautions to protect themselves.

FBI warns of 'credible threat' to synagogues in New Jersey

Watch: Bear enters elderly woman's home

You'd think she'd be scared to death of this fierce predator, but the New Jersey woman 'sweet talks' him into leaving & locking the door.

Watch: Bear enters elderly woman's home

New Jersey man returns library book on Hitler after 75 years

89-year-old man discovers and returns decades overdue book on Nazi leader while cleaning out family home.

New Jersey man returns library book on Hitler after 75 years

ZOA appealing case of anti-Israel NJ school board members

Two NJ school board members who made anti-Israel statements during board meeting violated state school ethics law, ZOA says.

ZOA appealing case of anti-Israel NJ school board members

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New Jersey man charged for terrorist threats against synagogue

Suspect accused of screaming obscenities and threats at congregants of Deal, New Jersey synagogue.

New Jersey man charged for terrorist threats against synagogue

Haredi pilot escapes burning plane

Pilot from the Borough Park manages to escape single engine plane engulfed in flames on taxiway, but suffers serious burns.

Haredi pilot escapes burning plane

DOJ reaches deal over allegation NJ town targeted Orthodox Jews

Dispute over zoning laws that allegedly made it purposely difficult for Orthodox Jews to live in Jackson Township settled by DOJ.

DOJ reaches deal over allegation NJ town targeted Orthodox Jews

Attack on NJ Jewish men leads to federal hate crime charges

Antisemitic attack spree on Orthodox men in New Jersey leads to federal hate crime charges against the suspect.

Attack on NJ Jewish men leads to federal hate crime charges

New Jersey:

Man runs down Jewish woman, drives over her repeatedly

Suspect charged with attempted murder after running down Jewish woman in predominantly Orthodox neighborhood, running over her repeatedly.

Man runs down Jewish woman, drives over her repeatedly

Bomb threat causes evacuation of New Jersey JCC

Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill evacuates building after receiving threat which turns out to be a hoax.

Bomb threat causes evacuation of New Jersey JCC

Israeli ice cream maker sues Ben & Jerry's

Avi Zinger, head of Ben & Jerry's Israel, sues Unilever over decision to boycott Judea and Samaria.

Israeli ice cream maker sues Ben & Jerry's

New Jersey woman refuses help from Jewish First Aid medics

Lakewood woman having medical emergency attempts to refuse treatment from Hatzolah volunteers because they're Jewish.

New Jersey woman refuses help from Jewish First Aid medics

NJ yeshiva principal quits amid allegations of past sexual abuse

Top rabbi at modern Orthodox yeshiva in New Jersey resigns abruptly following allegations of sexual abuse 30 years ago.

NJ yeshiva principal quits amid allegations of past sexual abuse

NJ law will allow Hatzolah paramedics to respond to emergencies

New rules will allow Hatzolah paramedics to respond to emergencies using their own vehicles and to operate in mobile intensive care units.

NJ law will allow Hatzolah paramedics to respond to emergencies

NJ Dem calls for probe of antisemitic slur against lawmaker

Speaker Gordon Johnson calls on Bergen County, NJ prosecutor to investigate September incident against Rep. Josh Gottheimer as hate crime.

NJ Dem calls for probe of antisemitic slur against lawmaker

9-year-old Jewish girl killed in NJ car crash

Lakewood girl killed when car crashes into tree in Toms River area.

9-year-old Jewish girl killed in NJ car crash

Swastikas drawn on sidewalk next to New Jersey synagogue

Police have opened an investigation after three swastikas were discovered drawn outside a synagogue in West Orange, New Jersey.

Swastikas drawn on sidewalk next to New Jersey synagogue

NJ township settles longstanding legal battle with synagogue

A New Jersey township has settled a long-running legal fight with an area synagogue over land it wanted to turn into a new school.

NJ township settles longstanding legal battle with synagogue

Swastika found at New Jersey synagogue condemned by community

A swastika sticker found on the synagogue's parking lot sign has been swiftly rebuked by local community leaders who are calling for unity.

Swastika found at New Jersey synagogue condemned by community

New Jersey federation hires ex-police chief as head of security

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey has hired former Cherry Hill, NJ police chief as its new head of security.

New Jersey federation hires ex-police chief as head of security

New Jersey man sentenced for conspiring to vandalize synagogues

A New Jersey man was given a year in prison for conspiring in 2019 with members of a neo-Nazi group to vandalize synagogues.

New Jersey man sentenced for conspiring to vandalize synagogues

NJ trucker-turned-State Senator reacts to leftist media smears

Ed Durr, a Republican truck driver who pulled off an upset against a powerful New Jersey Democrat, speaks with Newsmax.

NJ trucker-turned-State Senator reacts to leftist media smears

New Jersey Senate president concedes to Republican challenger

Powerful and longtime NJ Senator Stephen Sweeney admits defeat to previous unknown who ran campaign on a tiny budget.

New Jersey Senate president concedes to Republican challenger

Youngkin, Biden, the Land of the Free and the Home of the Braves

There are so many take-aways from the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial elections on the night the World Series also concluded. Op-ed

Youngkin, Biden, the Land of the Free and the Home of the Braves

Phil Murphy re-elected as New Jersey Governor

Murphy defeated Jack Ciattarelli to become the first Democrat since 1977 to win re-election as governor of New Jersey.

Phil Murphy re-elected as New Jersey Governor

NJ: Jewish teacher accused of forcibly removing student’s hijab

Jewish teacher at a New Jersey public school was accused of pulling a hijab off of a 7-year-old girl.

NJ: Jewish teacher accused of forcibly removing student’s hijab

Rutgers slammed for 'fuelling anti-Semitic behavior and tropes'

New Jersey Jewish Federation raises concern for safety of Jewish students at Rutgers after 9//11 program featuring anti-Israel speakers.

Rutgers slammed for 'fuelling anti-Semitic behavior and tropes'