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Monday, January 20, 2020

Essex & Union

Dr. Shnitzel Entertains Union Y on Chanukah

On the final day of Chanukah 2019, over 100 people enjoyed Dr. Shnitzel and his “Wacky Science Show” at the Green Lane Y.

Lester Senior Living Invites Public to Free Class, Community Tour at Open House

Lester Senior Living in Whippany invites area residents to a free lecture titled, “Jewish Prophets: Critics and Visionaries Who Shaped a Nation,” presented by Rabbi Debra Smith on Thursday, January 30, at 3:00 p.m. Attendees will explore Judaism’s definition of “prophet,” discuss the significance of the Jewish

Iris & Errol Berman Early Childhood Center to Hold Open House on Sunday

Join the IEBECC for a morning of fun and learn about the school’s nurturing environment, Reggio-inspired curriculum and the expanded after-care program. Children will enjoy an art experience, music and more. Information about summer 2020 Camp Cochavim will be available as well. Refreshments will be served.

Daughters of Israel Holds ‘Dedication of Hands’ Ceremony

The annual “Dedication of Hands” ceremony at Daughters of Israel, led by Rabbi Zvi Karpel, helps staff members to recharge for the New Year. The ceremony, which is available to all staff on various days throughout the end of December, is a two-part ritual consisting of rinsing the hands with water and then

AI Celebrates New Daf Yomi Cycle

Over 50 people, some as young as 10 years old, came to join Adath Israel for the first day of the new Daf Yomi cycle. The packed shiur will hopefully inspire many to continue on in their quest for mastery of Masechet Berachot and eventually all of Shas, one day at a time.

Marc Salem, Mystifies And Amazes at Adath Israel

Psychologist, NYU psychology professor, corporate and business marketing presenter, law enforcement consultant, author, internationally acclaimed mentalist—all titles that fit Marc Salem. He shared that he is also a happy husband, proud grandfather and grateful son raised in an Orthodox rabbinic

Montclair Ice Menorah Sculpture Is Vandalized; Community Unites in Support

On Wednesday, December 25, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the beautiful ice menorah sculpture located on Church Street in Montclair, New Jersey, was vandalized, with all eight branches as well as the shamash broken off. A witness reportedly observed a juvenile, approximately 10 to 12 years of age, near the menorah at that time, and called the police an

Union Y Gets Ready for Chanukah

The JEC choir entertained the audience at the YM-YWHA of Union County to get ready for Chanukah.

Montclair Ice Menorah Sculpture Is Vandalized; Community Unites in Support

On Wednesday, December 25, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the ice menorah sculpture located on Church Street in Montclair was vandalized, with all eight branches as well as the shamash broken off. A witness observed a juvenile, approximately 10 to 12 years of age, near the menorah at that time, and

Bris Avrohom Lights Up New Jersey With Governor Phil Murphy

In honor of the upcoming holiday of Chanukah where Bris Avrohom will be lighting over 125 menorahs with a record of over 25 million viewers, Bris Avrohom commenced these lightings with the highest elected official in the state of New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy.

At this meeting, Rabbi Mordechai

Chabad of West Orange to Hold Class for Women on Last Night of Chanukah

On Sunday, December 29, 7:30 p.m., on the last night of Chanukah…gain some insight with a class for women, from the Rosh Chodesh Society, on the topic of “When Failure Inspires Fruition.” Learn how to reframe your views of personal negative history and empower yourself to thrive—not despite, but because of

Dr. Shnitzel to Entertain at Union Y

On Sunday, December 29, Dr Shnitzel’s Wacky Science Show will be visiting the YM-YWHA of Union for a family Chanukah program, 10 a.m.-12 noon. Family admission fee is $25 ($18 for Y members). Sponsorships are available for $36, $54, $72 and $100. Free pizza included for $54 and up. To register please go to