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Essex & Union

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

JFS Gives Holocaust Compensation Update for Family Caregivers

Deb Kram, outreach manager, Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, will be available Thursday evening, October 18, at the JFS Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey, to speak to family caregivers about updates on Holocaust compensation programs. The program will take place 6:30 -8:00 p.m.

Bris Avrohom Holds Simchas Beis Hashoeva

Per the holiday custom, Bris Avrohom held a Community Simchas Beis Hashoeva run by Rabbi and Mrs. Avremy Kanelsky, youth directors. Over 150 men, women and children were in attendance. Sandy Shmuely energized the crowd with lively music. Refreshments were served and the children enjoyed arts and crafts, said the 12 pesukim and

Chabad of West Orange Goes to Crown Heights

Joining the trip to Crown Heights on Saturday evening, September 29, were (l-r front row) Harry Vine, CWO Directors Rabbi Mendy and Altie Kasowitz, Elianan Hendler, Einya Aaron, Betty and Zvi (taking picture) Lando and their children, Sophie Pizem, Paul Newman, Betsy and Steve Goldstein, Michael Kessel, Shirley Hausman, (top) Michael Aaron, VP Chaim Massoth,

Suicide Prevention Walk on Sunday, October 14

(Courtesy of Team Eric) Please join the Levenson and Krasna families on Sunday, October 14, as Team Eric again joins the American Friends for Suicide Prevention for an “Out of the Darkness Walk” around the lake in memory of their beloved son, Eric, z”l.

The location will be Verona Park

Parsippany Shabbaton to Feature Rabbi Mendelevich

(Courtesy of Cong. Shaya Ahavat Torah) Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich will be the scholar-in-residence for the eighth Dr. George S. Rotter Memorial Shabbaton at Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah in Parsippany, November 16-17. The Shabbaton will begin on Friday, November 16t, with Shabbos services at 4:30 p.m. followed by a sumptuous Shabbat

Ethiopian Jew Discusses Jewish Life in Ethiopia With Greater MetroWest CRC

(Courtesy of GMWFCRC) On September 27, just one week after Prime Minister Netanyahu agreed to allow 1,000 more Ethiopian Jews to immigrate to Israel, the Greater MetroWest Community Relations Committee met with Abere Endeshaw Kerehu, a 23-year-old Orthodox Ethiopian Jew, to learn about the conditions of the Jewish