Friday, September 21, 2018

Essex & Union

Cong. Shaya Ahavat Torah Partners With ShopRite to Help the Needy

ShopRite of Parsippany donated a truckload of surplus Passover items to Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah of Parsippany. These items will be distributed to local needy families, and to needy individuals with gluten and soy allergies who rely on and eat these Passover products for the rest of the year. Pictured left to right are Barry

Lester Senior Housing Hosts Open House for Memory Care and Assisted Living Residences

The Lester Senior Housing Community in Whippany will host an open house for its Memory Care Suite and Weston Assisted Living Residence on Wednesday, April 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. Area residents can learn more about Memory Care at Lester, the community’s personalized care approach for individuals with dementia-related conditions, and get

Daughters of Israel Hosts Passover Seders

With plentiful amounts of shmurah matzah, grape juice and freshly shredded horseradish, the Passover seders at Daughters of Israel were enjoyed by more than 250 residents. Pictured, before the official start of the first seder, led by Rabbi Zvi Karpel, chaplain at Daughters, are residents gathered with Haggadahs

Upcoming Senior and Adult Programs at Union Y

The YM-YWHA of Union County, located at 501 Green Lane in Union, is pleased to announce a wonderful line-up of special events for the spring and summer. First in line, the Spring Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 25, at 11:30 a.m. and will feature the newest show by mind reader Flavian. A full-course meal will be served ($8, $5 for

Livingston Plans Celebration of Israel’s 70th Anniversary

A community-wide celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel will take place on Thursday, April 19, starting at 4:30pm at The Livingston Oval on Robert Harp Drive.

There will be activities for all ages and interests, including a concert for children by

Rav Teitz Helps Community Prepare for Pesach

Bris Avrohom and Congregation Adath Israel Bake Matzah

On Sunday, March 18, Bris Avrohom and Congregation Adath Israel held a joint model matzah bakery at the Bris Avrohom Center, 910 Salem Avenue, Hillside. The children witnessed and were taught about the laws of making matzah, preparing their own matzah and doing Pesach arts and crafts. Public officials from the surrounding

Yom Ha’atzmaut/Yom Hazikaron Community Events to Be Held at Union Y

The YM-YWHA of Union County, co-sponsoring with the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, is pleased to announce fantastic community events taking place on Thursday, April 19. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and there will be vendor shopping (hats, jewelry etc.), as well as food available for purchase. The theme is “Israel at 70.” The Yom

Congregation AABJ&D Holds Community Yom Hazikaron/Yom Ha’atzmaut Event

Join Congregation AABJ&D on Wednesday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m., for a community-wide observance of Yom Hazikaron and celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut. Rabbi Eliezer Rubin, JKHA head of school, will be the guest speaker, followed by live music, refreshments, youth programming and more. Location: 700 Pleasant Valley Way in West

The American Jewish Experience Lecture Series Presents ‘Jews of Cuba’

The American Jewish Experience Lecture Series, presented by the Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey, continues for its 21st consecutive year with a presentation by Mr. Israel Maya, entitled “Jews of Cuba and the Exodus.” Mr. Maya will be speaking about Jewish life in Cuba pre-revolution, with pictures and

Registration Open for Annual Ezra Schwartz Memorial FIT5K Run/WaIk

(Courtesy of Rutgers Hillel) Registration and sponsorship opportunities for the Ezra Schwartz Memorial FIT (For Israel Team Hillel) 5K Run/One Mile Fun Walk to be held Sunday, April 29, are now open for students, businesses and the general community. One hundred percent of the event proceeds benefit the Rutgers Hillel Center for Israel

Livingston’s Suburban Torah Looks to Grow

When families are looking for a new community, there are many factors to consider: affordability, of course, coupled with proximity to work or public transportation and quality of schools. For Orthodox families, however, there are additional requirements that are deal-breakers and must-haves, including