Thursday, April 18, 2019

Essex & Union

Bris Avrohom Helps Jersey City Sell Chametz

The Mayor of Jersey City, Steven Fulop, received matzahs from Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky and Rabbi Baruch Lepkivker of Bris Avrohom. He sold his chametz and the chametz of the Jersey City Municipal Building to the rabbis.

The YU-Linden Connection Continues to Grow

(Courtesy of Cong. Anshe Chesed) It’s 7:45 p.m. on a Tuesday night in Linden, and the sound of things being cracked open fill the air: a fresh box of melty-chocolate-chocolate chip cookies, a plastic container of buttery croissants, a maroon bound gold-leaf Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, three bottles of Poland Spring

Congregation Israel of Springfield Celebrates 44th Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of CIS) On Tuesday, April 2, Congregation Israel of Springfield held its 44th Annual Dinner at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, honoring six distinguished community leaders.

The dinner paid tribute to Guest of Honor David Schiffman, recipient of the Rabbi Israel E. Turner Memorial

Bris Avrohom’s Rebbetzin Kanelsky Is Honored

Last week the United States Congress recognized and honored Shterney Kanelsky, associate director of Bris Avrohom and principal of Cheder Yaldei Menachem as a woman of distinction in honor of celebrating Women’s History Month. The award was presented by Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. of the 10th Congressional District of the

Kean University Remembers the Holocaust

The annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) commemoration at Kean University will take place on Wednesday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m. at the Wilkins Theatre for the Performing Arts (1000 Morris Avenue in Union).

This year’s featured speaker will be World War II

JFS MetroWest to Join Cooking Companion Program

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ will be participating in “Cooking Companions” in collaboration with eight other JFS agencies in New Jersey. The program is generously supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is a yearlong program serving seniors in Essex County.

Bris Avrohom Hosts Pre-Pesach Shiur

Rabbi Shmuel Bluming, a rav from Crown Heights, came to Hillside last week and gave a shiur on Hilchot Pesach, providing the community the opportunity to review the laws of Pesach and the Pesach seder step by step.

The event was organized by Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky and had 40 men in

Free Memory Café Group to Take Place at Lavy House

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting a free “Memory Café” on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield Avenue, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The “Memory Café” provides a

Bris Avrohom Hosts ‘Purim Under Construction’

Over 250 people came to celebrate Purim Under Construction at Bris Avrohom Center. The Megillah was read by Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky and a special children’s program was coordinated by Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky, simultaneously with the reading of the Megilla. A festive meal was served with l’chaims, and music and dancing

Chabad of West Orange to Hold Community Seder

Few Jewish holidays evoke the same warm sentiments as Passover. Memories of family and friends gathered as the four cups of wine are poured, the four questions asked and the matzah served, all contribute to Passover’s popularity in the Jewish community. Sharing the warmth and tradition of this festival, Chabad of West Orange is

Daughters of Israel Celebrates National Nutrition Month

March was National Nutrition Month, and Daughters of Israel celebrated in many ways including a healthy cooking demo prepared by the home’s registered dietitians. Residents were able to sample quinoa salad with apple, feta and cranberries, and kale chips.

Women With Purpose Event Celebrates Power of Women to Make a Difference

Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is hosting a special morning for its donors on Thursday, April 11, 10 a.m. to noon at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael in Springfield. The event, chaired by Alexandra Kerner and Jessica Silverstein, includes a breakfast buffet and an inspiring program.