Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Essex & Union

West Orange Council President Krakoviak Visits Scout 365 Groups

West Orange Council President Joe Krakoviak, a long supporter of the West Orange Jewish community, recently visited with Boy Scout Troop 365 and Cub Scout Pack 365 to teach the scouts about West Orange, its history and some of the issues the town faces, as well as how the scouts can get involved in the town. Krakoviak helped the

Union Y Holds Meaningful Yom Hazikaron Commemoration and Festive Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

The JEC choir was one of the many highlights at the Yom Hazikaron service and the Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration, both held at the Union Y on May 2. As part of the Yom Hazikaron service, Danielle Perlmutter, community shlicha and coordinator of the event, constructed a Wall of Remembrance for the fallen soldiers and

Rabbi Sariel Malitzky Joins RTMA Team

Beloved rebbe and world-class mechanech Rabbi Sariel Malitzky is heading to the Jewish Educational Center after a decade of outstanding leadership at TABC.

Bringing a passion for Torah and love of his students, Rabbi Malitzky will join an amazing cadre of rabbeim and teachers in guiding a

Holocaust Education and Programming at JKHA/RKYHS Inspires Next Generation of Jewish Leaders

This month, students at JKHA and RKYHS will be participating in programs that are key parts of their Holocaust education at school. These experiences will make an indelible mark on their lives, offer a window into their heritage and provide a directive on how to live their lives as Jews and give back to society.

JEC 76th Annual Gala Celebrates Family

At its 76th Annual Gala, the JEC will honor three amazing families from our area, celebrate strong multi-generational ties of so many graduates and honor scores of alumni that served in the Israel Defense Forces—with nine currently on active duty.

Debbie and David Schiff,

Steve Flatow Keynotes Community-Wide Yom Hazikaron/Yom Ha’atzmaut Commemoration

Congregation Ohr Torah hosted the community-wide observance of Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut on Monday evening. The event was co-sponsored by five MetroWest shuls—West Orange’s Ohr Torah and Congregation AABJ&D, Springfield’s Congregation Israel and Livingston’s Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center and

Livingston Raises Israeli Flag in Honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut

JVS Receives Funding to Relocate to New Facility in the Community

East Orange—Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ recently announced that they’ve provided the necessary funding for Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS) to relocate to a new, modern facility that will allow the nonprofit, community-based health and human service organization to

Bris Avrohom Hosts Russian Women’s Institute Students

Students from different parts of Russia attending the Women’s Institute Machon Chamesh in Moscow accompanied by its director, Rabbi Avraham Bekerman, visited Bris Avrohom, Hillside. Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, executive director of Bris Avrohom, shared stories with the group about growing up in the former Soviet Union under Communist rule and

Federation Invites Israeli Guests to Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut in Greater MetroWest

Whippany—Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) is always a time of celebration in Israel and in Jewish communities around the world. This year, the Greater MetroWest celebrations are going to be bigger and better than ever—with a variety of concerts and parties throughout the community—and some very special guests who will be

JKHA/RKYHS Annual Dinner Celebrates Building Foundations for Our Future and the Rewarding Return on Investments

The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School (JKHA/RKYHS) has defined itself as a family, a community of parents and dedicated community leaders, who are united in their commitment to offer children a Jewish education enriched with Torah values and academic excellence, along with an innovative and multifaceted

JFS of Central NJ Holds Intergenerational Passover Seder With RTMA Students

High school students from the Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy (Jewish Educational Center, Elizabeth, New Jersey), accompanied by their teacher and grade advisor, Rabbi Raphael Karlin, led an intergenerational model Passover Seder for the Café Europa Group of Holocaust survivors, at the Jewish Family Service of