Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Essex & Union

‘Discover West Orange’ at March Shabbaton

Things are happening in West Orange. The community is growing, and so is excitement about the township. New families are moving in, in much larger numbers than in past years, and they are telling their friends to follow. For those outside the area who have heard the buzz and had their interest piqued,

JFSCNJ Plans Caregiver Conference for February 25

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), a nonsectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting a caregiver conference called “Caring for a Loved One While Being Mindful of Your Own Needs” on Sunday, February 25, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, at the Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue,

JFS and ‘Lifelong Elizabeth’ to Host Program on Walking Safety

Jill Dispenza, program coordinator for The Lifelong Elizabeth Program, under Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, today announced that a “Walking Safety Presentation” will take place on Thursday, February 22, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Elmora Branch Library, 740 West Grand Street in Elizabeth.


Upcoming Events at Congregation Etz Chaim

February 25, 12:30 p.m.: Hamentaschen Baking & Chesed Project. Kids of all ages welcome.

February 28, time TBA: Purim Carnival immediately following Megillah reading.

March 4, JRA time TBA, Federation program at 12:30 pm: Jewish Relief Agency Food Packaging, and Purim Program at

E-Gold Events ‘Pops Up’ at the JCC MetroWest

Are you looking for an elegant dining experience that doesn’t require a trip to Manhattan? Perhaps a venue for a date night or special event? Look no further than E-Gold Events’ Pop-Up Dinner Event, to be held at the JCC MetroWest on Sunday, February 25, at 6:30 p.m.

Eli Gold, proprietor of

Bris Avrohom Commemorates 15th Yahrzeit of Bat Sheva Kanelsky, z”l

On Sunday, February 4, 100 women gathered at Bris Avrohom Cong. Shomrei Torah Ohel Yosef Yitzchok to commemorate the 15th Yahrzeit of Bat Sheva Kanelsky, z”l, daughter of Rabbi Mordechai & Rebbetzin Shterney Kanelsky. Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky is executive director and Shterney Kanelsky is

El Al and Bris Avrohom Celebrate Tu B’Shvat

On Tu B’Shevat, (the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shevat), Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky, director of Bris Avrohom, Newark Airport, got together with the El Al security staff to celebrate the “Birthday of the Trees.” He shared insights from the Lubavitcher Rebbe about what we can learn from the seven species that symbolize the

Chabad Montclair Presents a Wild West Purim

Chabad of Montclair wants you to saddle up for an exciting Purim in the Wild West. Come in costume on Wednesday, February 28, at 5:45 p.m., to 82 Union Street in Montclair, for a finger-lickin’ buffet dinner, mechanical-bull riding, Wild West cowboy entertainment, Megillah reading with interactive presentation, Olde West saloon bar, face painting

Chabad of West Orange Presents Adar Rosh Chodesh Society Lecture on Shabbat

On Wednesday, February 14, at 7:30 p.m., the Rosh Chodesh Society Lesson for Month of Adar presents The Shabbos Queen. Why is Shabbat compared to the queen and not king? By exploring the mystique of Shabbat’s femininity, the audience will gain a deeper insight into the nuances of Shabbat, a greater appreciation of themselves as women and

Enjoy a Purim Feast at Chabad of West Orange

Join Chabad of West Orange on Thursday, March 1, at 5 p.m. for their annual Purim Feast.

Enjoy a delicious kosher dinner, the reading of the Megillah and a comedy show by Vince Magic. In the spirit of Purim, all are encouraged to “dress up” for a masquerade competition and a winner will be chosen for the most

‘Gan’ Open House Scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 18, at Union ‘Y’

The Early Childhood Center at the YM-YWHA of Union County is hosting an Open House for the “Gan” Nursery Program on Sunday, February 18, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This is a state-licensed pre-school nursery program with a Jewish curriculum. For ages 2 ½-3½, “potty training” is included! This specialized class offers integrated Judaic and

JLI Presents Lecture on Communication

The Jewish Learning Institute’s “Communication: Its Art and Soul” will present a lecture entitled: “Words: If Sticks And Stones Can Break Bones, Words Are Atom Bombs.” This lesson considers how our words impact people’s impressions of us, as well as our emotions and reality, and how we can learn to unleash the power of words