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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Essex & Union

Jewish Scout Troops Kick Off New Year

Boy Scout Troop 365, Cub Scout Pack 365 and Girl Scout Troop 21126 had an amazing scout kickoff event at B’nai Shalom in West Orange on Sunday evening, September 17. The event was scheduled to start the boy scout year, but they were happy to include the local Jewish girl scout troop as well. The young

JCC MetroWest Offers Assistance and Rosh Hashanah Wishes to the Community

This week JCC MetroWest staff and participants came together to prepare jars of honey to distribute to JCC members as well as home-bound seniors in the community along with wishes for a sweet new year! The J also launched efforts to help those in communities around the country that have been impacted by the recent

NJJBA Holds Law Enforcement Meeting in Advance of Chagim

The North Jersey Jewish Business Alliance in conjunction with Hatzolah of Union City coordinated a meeting for the law enforcement community in preparation for the High Holidays. At the meeting they  discussed increased safety needs during the holidays and enhancement of communication between the Jewish community and the

Jewish Federation Board Votes to Support Declaration on Religious Pluralism

The Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s board of trustees approved support for a declaration, entitled “Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State,” initiated by Hiddush and signed by an impressive group of Jewish leaders, both in Israel and the diaspora. The board also approved an additional $15,000—above the $310,000 already

JFS MetroWest Offers Support Groups Beginning in October

Beginning early next month, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest will be providing a number of different support groups. Please pass along this information if you know someone who could benefit.

October 2: A Journey through Grief —For older adults who have lost a spouse or

Elizabeth-Hillside Plans Annual Community Kinnus of Aseret Yemei Teshuva

The annual Kinnus Teshuva is an opportunity for all the members of our greater community to unite in thought and in prayer during these special days of introspection and contemplation. Each of the community rabbis will present on one aspect of the theme: Rav Ha’Ir and dean of our schools, Rav Elazar Meir Teitz, Rabbi Michael Bleicher,

Union Y Announces Upcoming Programming

Adult/Senior Dept Tickets on Sale for Plays

The YM-YWHA of Union County is pleased to announce that ticket sales have begun for two upcoming plays. “The Honeymooners” will be at the Papermill Playhouse on Thursday, Oct. 26. It is a 1:30 matinee. With orchestra seats and

‘Aging With Good Health’ to Be Addressed at The Lavy House in Westfield

An informational program called “Aging With Good Health,” for seniors and their families, will take place on Tuesday, September 26, 11:30 a.m. at The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey. The program will be presented by Karen M. Ensle, Ed.D., RDN, FAND, CFCS, department

JFS MetroWest Offers Free Programs for Parents of School-Age Children

JFS MetroWest is pleased to announce that it is offering free programs for parents of children of all ages in September and October. There are three separate events scheduled, one for preschool parents, one for parents of elementary school children and one for parents of fifth through eighth graders.

JFSCNJ Accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Home Care

Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFSCNJ), a non-sectarian health and social service agency, servicing all of Union County, received accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Home Care. According to Maria Mullen, JFSCNJ director of nursing, “The purpose of accreditation is to ensure that agencies delivering

Rachel Coalition Plans Third Annual Candlelight Vigil

Domestic violence affects every community. It thrives when we are silent, but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic abuse. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, is excited to join together with the community at

Bris Avrohom Holds 9/11 Commemoration at Newark Airport

On Monday, September 11, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey had a ceremony to commemorate the terrorist attacks on this tragic date 16 years ago. Diane Papaianni, general manager of Newark International Liberty called for a moment of silence to honor those who perished and to remember the past and encouraged everyone