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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Essex & Union

Elon Gold: Intimate Humor With a ‘Hometown Audience’

A packed house filled the ballroom at Bruriah High School to greet Elon Gold and welcome him to the neighborhood. Virtually a “native son” to the area, Gold has many friends in the community who knew him growing up, from high school, or from other Orthodox institutions during their youth.

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest Raises More Than $23.6 Million

(Courtesy of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest) Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ has announced that, thanks to the generosity of the donors in their community, they have exceeded their projections and raised a total of $23.6 million, an increase over last year’s total. This amount includes more than $20.6 million in

Daughters of Israel Residents Enjoy Their Garden

Daughters of Israel residents and staff members recently snipped herbs that they had planted in the spring, including dill, rosemary, basil, peppermint and lemon verbena. The herbs were then incorporated into a “make your own” tea sandwich buffet menu, which included dill cream cheese, lox with dill and opal basil

Daughters of Israel Aide Receives Award

Chile Amaefule, a dietary aide at Daughters of Israel, was one of the recipients of The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey’s 2018 “Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Awards.” The awards dinner took place at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston on July 16.

JFSCNJ Seeks Food Pantry Donations

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), a nonsectarian health and social service agency, is seeking kosher food donations, diapers and new and unused grooming products to help stock the Charlotte Shak JFS Food Pantry. Food items should have a kosher certification and a have an expiration date that has not

Senior ‘Luau’ Luncheon to Be Held at Union Y

On Thursday, August 23, at 11:30 a.m., the Union Y will host a Senior “Luau Luncheon,” with a full-course “theme” meal with entertainment. Cost is $8 ($5 members). Must reserve at 908-289-8112, x34. For information, contact [email protected]

MetroWest’s ‘Night at the Ballpark’ Is a Home Run

This past Sunday, the Greater MetroWest community enjoyed its Night at the Ballpark at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, New Jersey. An ordinary minor league baseball game was transformed into an incredible celebration of community organizations and leaders. With four sections filled with eager fans waving 

Daughters of Israel Attends Dinner

Daughters of Israel has been a long-time supporter of the District 1199J Aberdeen Solomon David Memorial Scholarship Fund dinner, which was attended on July 12 by the facility’s administration and staff.

Pictured, this year, DOI Certified Nursing Assistant Theresa Sullivan, who had the

Social Worker at JFS  MetroWest Receives Award

JFS MetroWest is pleased to share that Alyson Kaplan, LCSW, care consultant, was selected as a recipient of the Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award. Sponsored by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, this award recognizes the contributions of professionals who work in local direct service healthcare organizations.

Learn to Read Hebrew With Chabad of Montclair

Join Chabad of Montclair for a crash course in reading Hebrew before the holidays. The course will take place on five Tuesdays, beginning August 7. Classes will run from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. at 25 Valley Road in Montclair. The course fee is $60.

For more information, please call 862-252-5666 or email

Bris Avrohom Enjoys Visitors From Moscow

A group of boys from a yeshiva in Moscow recently came to Bris Avrohom in Hillside to farbreng with Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, who shared with them his life in Moscow in the ’60s and told them how privileged and how proud they should be that they have everything without any persecution.

MetroWest Federation Knocks It Out of the Park as It Honors Lone Soldiers

With the help and generosity of the Wilf family, four American Lone Soldier tzanchanim (paratroopers) from the IDF got the royal treatment at the Yankees game last Thursday vs. Kansas City. Pictured left to right, Mendel Gordon, Paul Horowitz, Jonathan Zughaft and Aaron Ahdut were treated to Field MVP box seats and each chayal