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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Essex & Union

Financial Basics for the 50+ Crowd to Be Addressed at Lavy House

An informational program on “Financial Basics for the 50+” for seniors will take place on Tuesday, April 2, 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey. The program will be presented by Jeanette Yu of the AARP NJ Speaker’s Bureau. A light lunch will be served. Dietary laws

Congregation Ohr Torah Celebrates Purim

Congregation Ohr Torah in West Orange celebrated Purim with three events. First up was a pre-Megillah reading event for children which included face painting, make your own sundae, a bouncy house and a photo booth. Children came dressed in a variety of costumes from princesses to IDF soldiers to superhero Black

Sefer Torah Repaired at JEC

AABJ&D Hosts Cookbook Author Elizabeth Kurtz

On Wednesday, April 3, Congregation AABJ&D of West Orange will host Elizabeth Kurtz, author of the cookbook “Celebrate!” She will be demonstrating Pesach recipes. Space is limited, and you must RSVP by March 26 to attend. The class will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the meat kitchen at AABJ&D. The cost is $50 per

JFS of MetroWest Launches Free Speaker Series for Adults 55+

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest is offering a free speaker series for older adults, age 55+. JFS MetroWest has partnered with Alzheimer’s New Jersey, Back Home Safely and the Adler Aphasia Center in West Orange to bring this series to our community.

The three-part series will take place on the first

Daughters of Israel Hosts Casino Night

Daughters of Israel’s Casino Night & Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament took place on March 7, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston. Co-chaired by David Silverstein and Gary Wayne, all proceeds from the fun evening went to Daughters of Israel.

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Need Privacy for Your Haircut? There’s a Salon for That

Picking a hair salon, for many women, can be as important a decision as picking a college, or a spouse. There are adults who have been going to the same stylist since their teens, despite having moved out of town. Many women can relate to the experience of having a “substitute” stylist for one reason

Get Ready for the Reimagined Lubavitch Center

Mishenichnas Adar! What better way to increase your joy than by doing something you love. That’s what Rabbi Boruch Klar and his wife, Devorah, do every day. In a Rosh Chodesh Adar interview with The Jewish Link, Rabbi Klar excitedly shared that after almost 25 years, they are reinventing the Lubavitch Center.

Paint With Me! Comes to Agudath Israel

The women and girls of Agudath Israel in Elizabeth got in touch with their inner artist on Motzei Shabbat as they had some Adar fun with Paint With Me!

Bris Avrohom of Hillside Attends Russian Shabbaton

The 10th annual Russian shabbaton was held this past Shabbos in Stamford for over 1,200 people, coordinated by all Russian-speaking rabbis in the tri-state area. Bris Avrohom participated with six tables of Russian members, and people had the opportunity to learn more about their heritage and connection to

Union Y Plans Purim Events and More

The YM-YWHA of Union, 501 Green Lane, Union is holding Purim events and more for the whole family.

Spend Purim at the Y on Thursday, March 21. Megillah Reading, starting at 10:30 a.m. is free and open to the community. A Seudah/Party will follow at 11:30am.

Bris Avrohom of Hillside’s Cheder Menachem Hosts Open House

Over 80 people attended the open house for Cheder Yaldei Menachem preschool at the brand-new 5,500-ft-sq. building. Shterney Kanelsky, preschool director, led the evening, with speeches given by the mayor of Hillside Dahlia Vertreese; mayor of Elizabeth Christian Bollwage; Hillside Chief of Police Vincent