Friday, October 19, 2018

Essex & Union

JKHA/RKYHS Adds Major Capital Enhancements

(Courtesy of JKHA/RKYHS) The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School in Livingston, New Jersey, has embarked on a number of exciting campus-wide capital initiatives that are dramatically transforming and enhancing the educational, spiritual and physical experience of

Fifth Annual West Orange Shabbat Project to Showcase Global Webcast Featuring Rabbi YY Jacobson

(Courtesy of The Shabbat Project) The annual West Orange Shabbat Project is scheduled for Thursday, October 25, through Saturday, October 27, 2018. The Shabbat Project is a global grassroots movement that started in South Africa in 2013, and  is now in 1,416 cities in 97 countries throughout the world, bringing together Jews from all

Congregation Ohr Torah of West Orange Hosts Painting Event

(Courtesy of Cong. Ohr Torah) Congregation Ohr Torah Sisterhood and Youth of West Orange hosted a painting event on October 7 taught by a professional art teacher. Attendees had a wonderful experience creating their own masterpieces by following step-by-step directions and learning blending of colors and various

JFS MetroWest Introduces Reading Buddies

The RSVP Center of Essex County is thrilled to announce the launch of its 2018-2019 Reading Buddies program which connects volunteers age 55+ with elementary school students in Essex County, New Jersey.

Reading Buddies seeks to introduce the love of books and increase the literacy of young children.

JFS Plans Holocaust Reparations and Restitution Info Session

William R. Marks, Esq., nationally recognized expert in the field of German reparations and restitution, will be the guest speaker, Thursday evening, October 25, at the JFS Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue, Elizabeth. The program will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Kosher dinner will be served.

AABJ&D to Host Blood Drive on October 28

Congregation AABJ&D of West Orange, located at 700 Pleasant Valley Way, will host a blood drive on Sunday, October 28, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. To make an appointment visit https://tinyurl.com/ya7vsvwg.


Upcoming Events at the Union Y

Flu Shots: Acme Pharmacy, Monday, Oct 22 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free w/Medicare or insurance card.

No reservation necessary.

Harvest Moon Luncheon: Wed., Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m. With Vito Lombardo.

$8 ($5

Lavy House in Westfield Offers New Programs for October

The Memory Café at the Lavy House will take place Tuesday, October 23, 12:00-2:00 p.m. The Memory Café program provides a casual time to enjoy lunch, social activities and entertainment for individuals with early to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease/dementia and their care partners. It is open, free of charge, to Alzheimer’s/dementia

West Orange Plans ‘Fall Back’ Singles Shabbaton

Modern Orthodox singles (including machmir, middle of the road and liberal) ages 27- 45 are invited to participate in a “Fall-Back Shabbaton” on Shabbat Chayei Sarah, November 2-3, in West Orange.

The event will feature a Friday night sit-down dinner and program with Rabbi Benzion Klatzko, founder of

Chabad of West Orange Views Art Exhibit

A Group of Chabad of West Orange members led by Rabbi Mendy and Altie Kasowitz visited the art exhibit at the Jewish Museum in Newark, New Jersey, last weekend for an exclusive evening with Pop Art Rabbi Yitzchak Moully.

For more information about Chabad West Orange programs and events visit

Team Eric Rocks Verona Park AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk

Dear Team Eric,

What an amazing experience it was yesterday!

We Levensons, Mirskys and Krasnas were blown away by all the support. I’m proud to report that Team Eric came in #2 for funds raised (close to $10,000), and I came in #2 for individual fundraiser!

Authorities Investigate Anti-Semitic Graffiti in Union County

The investigation into anti-Semitic, racist and vulgar graffiti that was discovered at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School last weekend is continuing, according to reports. The graffiti was spray painted on the exterior walls of the high school but was removed late Saturday night.

Dov Ben-Shimon, executive