(Courtesy of JVS) Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS) broke both attendance and fundraising records at its annual Taste & Toast gala held on June 20 in West Orange. The event attracted more than 300 attendees and generated more than $400,000 in corporate sponsorships and charitable donations. In
Maggie Drew, coordinator of services for individuals with disabilities at JFS MetroWest, received the Outstanding Spectrum 360 Support Coordinator Award on Thursday, June 14. Maggie oversees the JFS Support Coordination program, which provides case management services to individuals eligible through the New Jersey Division of Developmental
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is partnering with the Somerset Patriots for a Jewish Community Night at the Ballpark event on Sunday, July 29, at the TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
The first pitch against the visiting Road Warriors is scheduled for 5:05 p.m., but attendees are invited to come
Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will host a variety of programs in July, all free of charge and open to the community. All programs also include a light lunch; kosher dietary laws observed.
“Too Much Stuff: Dealing With Clutter” will be the featured program for seniors on Tuesday, July 10,
Rabbi Alvin Marcus is celebrating his 50th anniversary with Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob & David, 30 years as senior rabbi and 20 years as rabbi emeritus.
In commemoration of this momentous occasion, the shul hosted a kiddush on Shabbat, June 16, and a special dinner
On Tuesday, June 12, Daughters of Israel launched a gourmet cooking demo series featuring local chefs. The program debuted with Reuben Rahmani, proprietor of Reuben’s Glatt Spot in West Orange, who prepared his mouth watering Chicken Marsala, one of his signature dishes.
A trip to “Fiddler on the Roof,” directed by Joel Grey at the Yiddish Theatre, will be on Thursday, July 26. It will also include admission beforehand to the Museum of Jewish Heritage. A Coach bus will depart the Y at 10:30 a.m., show is at 1 p.m. and return will be between 4:40 and 5:00 p.m. Cost is $75 ($65 for Y
Bris Avrohom held its Ninth Annual Gala Father & Son Bar Mitzvah Celebration in Israel. Each one of the participants took a course to prepare for his bar mitzvah. They all received a pair of Tefillin; a certificate of bar mitzvah signed by Rabbi Rabinowitz, the chief rabbi of the Kotel; and an aliyah to the Torah at the Kotel.
Once again, the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest New Jersey is very proud to receive the largest grant from Iris Teens Tzedaka, a division of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey in Whippany. These funds are used to provide mobility to Holocaust survivors who no longer drive, but want to
JFS MetroWest will begin offering a support group for middle school children in grades five through eight on navigating friendships and the social environment. The group will meet for four weeks this summer on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. beginning on July 24, and also meeting on July 31, August 7 and August 14. The