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Putting the “Family” Back Into Jewish Services: JFS MetroWest Services for Older Adults

(Part II of a series)

Florham Park, NJ—Jewish Family Service of MetroWest is committed to providing support for any and all life-cycle challenges. With older adults being one of the fastest-growing populations, often with the least support, JFS MetroWest has an

Daughters of Israel Holds Annual Volunteer Luncheon

Daughters of Israel held its annual Volunteer Luncheon on April 15, recognizing close to 100 volunteers who dedicate their time to the Gift Shop, Work Activity Center, Laundry Services, Business Office, Rehab Center, Dietitians’ Office, Shipping and Receiving Department, Thrift Shop, and other areas throughout the Home.

Honorees Named for Congregation Israel Annual Dinner

Springfield—Congregation Israel (CIS) has announced two awards that will be given out at its 40th annual dinner, to be held on April 28 at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston. The Community Business Leadership Award will be given to Joseph Fleming, Executive Vice President/Land Group of Paulus, Sokolowski and Sartor. The Joseph Tammam

Congregation Adath Israel Thursday-Night Chaburahs Continue

Congregation Adath Israel, on Thursday evenings at 8:30 p.m., continues with its Chaburah lecture series.

On April 23, the speaker will be Rabbi Ezra Schwartz, Rosh Yeshiva at YU’s REITS and rabbi at the Mt. Sinai Jewish Center in Washington Heights. He will be speaking on “The Challenges of

Women’s Awareness Day to Highlight Community Connections

Best-selling author Laura Schroff will facilitate an exploration of women’s connections with the wider community at this year’s Women’s Awareness Day, sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s Women’s Philanthropy.

The event, featuring Schroff, author of “An

Renewing the Old, Sanctifying the New: Drisha Legacy Series

Over 100 people gathered at Drisha on Manhattan’s Upper West Side to explore the legacy of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. The event was the first in a series of evenings exploring the legacies of Torah teachers who offered unique ways to find and make religious meaning in the modern/post-modern age. Future sessions in June 2015

Meet One of a Few Surviving ‘Monuments Men’ How WWII Priceless Art Treasures Were Rescued From Nazis

Teaneck—Harry Ettlinger, one of the few surviving “Monuments Men” who saved hundreds of thousands of cultural treasures stolen by the Nazis, will be the speaker at the April General Meeting of National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section (NCJW BCS). His incredible WWII story was the inspiration for

Areyvut to Honor Becky Troodler for Contributions to Community

“I believe that we are each put into this world with a role to play in making the world a better place for ourselves and for others,” said Becky Troodler, Assistant Principal of Yeshivat Noam.

On April 26, Becky Troodler of Teaneck will receive a Community Leadership Award from Areyvut, a

Passover 2015 Ends With Record Kosher Food Sales

NEW YORK — For the second year in a row, sales of kosher for Passover foods soared to new heights, perhaps increasing on average by 12% – 15%. Retailers say that matzoh sales were at record levels with all categories gaining, including Israeli matzoh which in 2014 declined by 11%. This year, say the distributors and retailers, both

Enter To Win a TESLA (While Supporting a Great Cause)

We all live on different budgets, and for most of us, a Tesla vehicle is a luxury

Cub Scouts Race at the Pinewood Derby

It was a brilliant Sunday afternoon and race cars were lined up waiting for go time. Car makers who had spent weeks designing, painting, and cutting were anxious to see just how fast their creations could go. Men and women were on the edge of their seats. Did the Indianapolis 500 come to North Jersey? Not

Community Event to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of Liberation

Seventy years after the beginning of the end of the Holocaust, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest, and the Holocaust Resource Center at Kean University will cosponsor “An End and a Beginning…70th Anniversary of Liberation.”

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