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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Chabad of West Orange invites the entire community to attend their Second Annual Grand Anniversary Celebration the weekend of December 15-16.

“The fifth night of Chanukah marks two years since our move into our new building,” said Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, director of Chabad of West Orange. “This is a very special time of year and we are especially excited to be hosting the Traveling Chasidim, who will greatly enhance our festivities over the weekend of celebration.”

The Traveling Chasidim, who also joined Chabad just before the High Holidays, consists of a friendly and talented group of Chasidic families who travel around the country spreading Jewish unity, complete with joyous singing and dancing, through classic Chasidic warmth and spirit.

On December 15 at 4 p.m., Shabbat and Chanukah candles will be lit in the synagogue followed by a stirring soulful davening enhanced with a special Chasidic flavor to usher in the Shabbat. This will be followed by a community traditional Shabbat dinner replete with lively zemirot and a Friday night oneg or tisch. On Shabbat morning, December 16, the Traveling Chasidim will lead services followed by a free kiddush luncheon for the entire community.

The program will end with a moving havdalah service, menorah lighting and kumzitz, accompanied by live music.

To sign up for the Friday night dinner visit www.chabadwestorange.com/fnd. The cost is $36 per adult and $18 per child. Under 3 is free.

There is no cost for the Saturday night activities. Kiddush sponsorship is, of course, welcome.

Email or call if you have any questions: [email protected] or 973-325-6311.