Thursday, September 20, 2018

Essex & Union

Chabad at Short Hills Opens New Building

“Phenomenal” was the first word uttered by congregant Jack Tarica of Westfield to describe the Murray and Lucy Pantirer Family Building at the new Chabad at Short Hills-Center for Jewish Life. Multiple rabbis and dignitaries joined the community for the ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday,

Lester Senior Housing to Hold Open House  for Memory Care, Assisted Living Services

(Courtesy of Lester Senior Housing) Many older adults wish to maintain their independence in their home for as long as possible. However, this often brings challenges and can be potentially dangerous without taking certain precautions or without help.

Companion services and home health aides offer

Bris Avrohom Extends Wishes for Sweet New Year

Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky of Bris Avrohom visited Mayor Steven Fulop of Jersey City to wish him a happy and sweet new year on behalf of the Jewish community. Mayor Fulop extended his greeting in return to them. The mayor is holding a jar of honey and a round challah, symbols of the high holidays.

Nurturing Parenting Classes to Begin at JFS of Central NJ

A 12-week Nurturing Parenting Class for both parents and children (ages 5-11), with separate groups running at the same time, will run September 27-December 20. The groups will be held Thursday evenings, 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., at the Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue, in Elizabeth.

The classes are modeled on a

Union Y Plans ‘Welcome Back’ Event

On Sunday, September 16, at 12-3 p.m., the Union Y will host the screening of the film, “1945.” At 1 p.m., for the children, there will be a Fun Bus and pony rides (1-3 p.m.). There will also be light refreshments and membership sign-up incentives. Location is YM-YWHA of Union County, 501 Green Lane in Union. *There may be nominal fees

Union Y to Host Senior BBQ

On Thursday, September 6, at 11:30 a.m. join the Union Y for a BBQ for seniors with hot dogs, hamburgers and all the trimmings. Cook outdoors, eat indoors! Entertainment with Roz & Alan. Reserve at 908-289-8112, x34 or via email to [email protected] Fee is $8 ($5

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Achieves Magnet® Recognition

(Courtesy of RWJ Barnabas) Saint Barnabas Medical Center achieved Magnet recognition in August 2018 as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing

Dr. Michael Oren to Discuss Israel and American Jewry at B’nai Shalom

(Courtesy of B’nai Shalom) Will the future of Israel and American Jewry continue to be increasingly divisive, or will there be a rebirth of the feeling that Jews both here and there face a common destiny?

Exploring this provocative topic will be Dr. Michael Oren, Knesset member for the Kulanu

Fern Forman Golf Tournament to Benefit Daughters of Israel Garners Tremendous Support

(Courtesy of Daughters of Israel) The Fern Forman Memorial Golf Tournament in support of Daughters of Israel was a huge success. Attracting more than 200 participants, the tournament was held on August 6 at Canoe Brook Country Club. In addition to the golf tournament, the event included a card and game party, tennis round robin,

Chabad of West Orange Presents ‘The Traveling Chassidim’

Join Chabad of West Orange for a joyous and spirited Shabbat experience. Enjoy a Friday night dinner on August 31. Candle lighting for all women and girls will be at 7 p.m, followed by lively services, soulful singing and a delicious traditional Shabbat dinner. RSVP required to

JFSCNJ Hosts Two Free Alzheimer’s Programs in September

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), a nonsectarian health and social service agency, will host two free programs in September for individuals who have Alzheimer’s/dementia and their caregivers and families at the JFS Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth.

JWFNJ Awards $152,246 in Grants and Appoints New Director

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey (JWFNJ) has awarded $152,246 in competitive grants to six local nonprofit organizations that work to transform the lives of women and girls and build social capital. Since 2007, JWFNJ has funded approximately 60 organizations in New Jersey and Israel, awarding over $775,000. The board