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Friday, December 14, 2018

Essex & Union

Springfield Unites for Pittsburgh on Chanukah

Attended by over 350 people, Springfield’s “Evening of Unity” lived up to its name. The event was hosted by Temple Sha’arey Shalom and co-sponsored jointly by every Jewish organization in Springfield.

Flanked by Rabbi Renee Edelman of Sha’arey Shalom, Ben Hoffer,

YU-Linden Beit Midrash Series Begins

The first lecture of the Linden Beit Midrash of 2018-2019 coordinated with Yeshiva University was held at Congregation Anshe Chesed on Monday, November 26. Rabbi Yaakov Glasser, dean of YU’s Center for the Jewish Future and rabbi of the Young Israel of Passaic-Clifton, was the featured speaker.

Parrot Rebbe Visits Union Y

The Parrot Rebbe both entertained and amazed over 200 people at the Tropical Y Chanukah Party this past Sunday.

Uncle Moishy Is Coming to Congregation AABJ&D

Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange will host an Uncle Moishy concert on Sunday, December 16 at 11 a.m.! Tickets are $15 if purchased by December 14 and $20 at the door. Lap children 1 and under are free of charge. Food will be sold by Super Duper Bagel. Online registration can be made at

Daughters of Israel Thanks Volunteers

(Courtesy of DOI) Daughters of Israel’s annual volunteer appreciation luncheon took place on November 28, honoring its many volunteers who assist throughout the home. Special guest speaker, Harriet Cabelly, author and life coach, spoke about the rewards of volunteerism. Onie Meyers, gift shop volunteer for 14 years, was

Daf Hashavua Lives On: Rav Teitz’s Yahrtzeit Commemoration

Next week will, im yirtzeh Hashem, mark the 23rd yahrtzeit of Harav Pinchas Mordechai Teitz, zt”l. Rav Teitz and his rebbetzin are famous for building the flourishing Elizabeth, New Jersey, kehilah as well as the Jewish Educational Center. Yet another great accomplishment of Rav Teitz was the legendary Daf

School Choir Performs for Union Y

The JEC/RPRY Choir with 50 students performed at the Y under the direction of Chana Salomon at the Tropical Chanukah Party.

Uncle Moishy Is Coming to Congregation AABJ&D

Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange will host an Uncle Moishy concert on Sunday, December 16 at 11 a.m.! Tickets are $15 if purchased by December 14 and $20 at the door. Lap children 1 and under are free of charge. Food will be sold by Super Duper Bagel. Online registration can be made at

Jewish Family Service to Celebrate Annual Gala Dinner Dance

(Courtesy of JFS of Central New Jersey) The Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFSCNJ) Gala Dinner Dance will be held Tuesday evening, December 11 at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston. The dinner is the main fundraising event that benefits the agency’s work on behalf of the

JFS MetroWest Recognizes Importance of Holocaust Remembrance During Chanukah

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ (JFS MetroWest) is proud to partner with The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) as we honor Holocaust survivors with a candle-lighting ceremony on the third night of Chanukah. This event, representing the Second Annual International Holocaust Survivor’s Night,

Linden Delivers Annual Thanksgiving Pie-Giving

Last Thursday, the Jewish community of Congregation Anshe Chesed in Linden participated in their annual Thanksgiving pie delivery initiative. Led by Rabbi Joshua Hess, every year the families of the community bring fresh-baked pies to the local fire and police stations “to show our ongoing gratitude for the work

JCC MetroWest ‘Weathers’ the Storm Together

(Courtesy of JCC MetroWest) While Northfield Avenue, countless side streets and all major highways were paralyzed by the storm last week, the J was open; warm; and filled with over 100 children, two dozen senior adults and 30+ staff members until nearly 3:00 a.m..

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