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Friday, March 24, 2017

Essex & Union

Friendship Circle Banquet Brings Together Hundreds for an Evening of Inspiration

It’s not every day that a 17-year-old can move an audience of 850 people to spontaneous applause and tears. But that’s just what happened at this year’s Friendship Circle Annual Banquet as Joseph Volfman recounted his own powerful story.

Speaking in front of the packed room,

JKHA/RKYHS Will Host Pre-Pesach Boutique

The community is invited to join the PTC of JKHA/RKYHS at its pre-Pesach boutique, to be held on Wednesday, March 29, from 5 until 8 p.m. Vendors will include Hedy’s Hats, Incredible Creations, Bellisibow, Doilies, Splendor Gifts, Luxe Boutique, Educational Toys, Top Line Tables, Daddy’s Girl, Alleyway Skirt Boutique, Jujubee Gifts and

Registration Is Open for JFSCNJ Home Health Aide Training Course

Maria Mullen, BSN, RN, director of nursing for Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, (JFSCNJ) announced that registration for the agency’s Home Health Aide Training Program is currently open. The four-week course will begin Monday, April 24, and run through May 18, and take place at Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, located at 655

Free Tai Chi Group Meets at Jewish Family Service of Central NJ

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, is offering a free Tai Chi program each Wednesday morning, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. (There will be no classes on April 12 and May 31.) Participants are welcome to join the group at any time. The group takes place at the JFS Office, 655 Westfield Avenue,

Archie Gottesman Tackles the Challenge of Marketing Judaism

Whippany—Archie Gottesman, co-fou­nder of the website JewBelong, will talk about how we each follow our own path toward connecting with our Judaism as the featured speaker at this year’s Women’s Awareness Day, sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s Women’s Philanthropy. The event will be held on

Mikvah Chana Hosts Women’s Annual Gala

Speakers will focus on ‘Producing a Personal Path.’

Livingston—Hundreds of women and their teenage daughters are expected to attend the Women’s Annual Gala on Tuesday, May 8, at the Hotel Westminster in Livingston. The event, hosted by Mikvah Chana, is the largest annual, women-only

Seeking Teens to Participate in J-SERVE

The time has come to register teens (age 12-18) for J-SERVE, the annual day of Jewish teen service! For the MetroWest region, J-SERVE will take place on Sunday, April 2, from 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Whippany. The day will begin with a service expo, food drive and optional seminars, followed by teen-led service groups in which participants

Bris Avrohom Celebrates Purim

On the Friday preceding Purim, Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, executive director, Bris Avrohom of Hillside, spoke at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, narrating the story of Purim and how it relates to us today. The students were inspired and enjoyed the packages of mishloach manot that were distributed.

Bris Avrohom Rabbis Affix Mezuzah for Congressman Josh Gottheimer

Congressman Josh Gottheimer, representing the fifth congressional district, invited Bris Avrohom rabbis to his office to affix a mezuzah.

For information on upcoming activities, visit www.brisavrohom.org, or Facebook at

AABJ&D Presents Panel Discussion for Women

“The Journey to Healing,” a panel discussion for women on coping and building sensitivity for infertility, miscarriage and intimacy issues, will feature community yoetzet Nechama Price, Dr. Talia Hindin of Yesh Tikva, Reva Judas of Nechama Comfort and Rivki Chudnoff of Hamakom Physical Therapy, and will be presented on Sunday, March 19,

Union Y Senior Purim Luncheon Rescheduled Due to Weather

The YM-YWHA of Union’s Senior Purim Luncheon, originally scheduled for March 15, will be rescheduled to Wednesday, March 22, at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy Music by Tuvia and a full-course, traditional meal. Cost is $8, and $5 for Y members. Please call 908-289-8112 to reserve.

The Union Y is located at 501 Green

West Orange and Livingston Communities Sponsor Special Women’s Conference

On Sunday morning, March 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., there will be a special women’s conference entitled, “The Journey to Healing: How to Cope and Raise Awareness and Sensitivity for Infertility, Miscarriage and Intimacy Issues,” held at Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange.

All are welcome