Sunday, December 16, 2018

Essex & Union

Daughters of Israel Receives Award

Daughters of Israel was presented with the Employer Recognition Award “for championing employment for people with disabilities” by the Essex County & Newark Workforce Development Boards’ Disability Issues Committee.

Bris Avrohom Celebrates Annual Dinner and Gala Weddings

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) On Sunday, November 11, Bris Avrohom conducted their 33rd Annual Gala Weddings, where eight couples had the privilege to wed according to Jewish law.

After signing the ketubahs they all filed into the room to gather with guests to commemorate 80 years since

Federation Plans Series of Conversations About Israel

(Courtesy of JFGMW) Global Connections and the Community Relations Committee of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ are cohosting a series of community conversations to encourage civil discourse on the issues that unite and divide Jews in Israel and the United States. The series, entitled “Building a Heart With Many Rooms,” is

Joint Agencies Discuss Security in Union County

In light of the massacre in Pittsburgh, as well as numerous other tragic events and threats in recent months, a security meeting was held in Union County on November 7 to address security concerns and preparedness training for schools and synagogues. This meeting was arranged jointly by Jani Jonas, COO of the Union

JKHA/RKYHS Pays Tribute to School’s Early Founders With Atrium Dedication

(Courtesy of JKHA/RKYHS) JKHA/RKYHS administration, board of trustees and faculty recently dedicated the main atrium of the school to honor and pay tribute to the early founders of the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy and Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School. The yeshiva, originally named the Yeshiva of Newark, followed by the

Walking in the Spirit of Friendship

2,000 people attend Friendship Circle walk to support children with special needs and tour LifeTown.

With the pop of a confetti tube and a blast of music, 2,000 people smiled and walked under a cloud-laden sky on Oct. 28 to show their support for children with special needs, enjoy a

West Orange Community Enjoys Strong Support at Fifth Annual Shabbat Project

(Courtesy of the Shabbat House) The annual West Orange Shabbat Project, which commenced Thursday, Oct. 25, was part of the worldwide Shabbat Project, which took place in 1,416 cities in 97 countries throughout the world, uniting together Jews from all backgrounds and traditions.

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The JKHA/RKYHS ATID SOCIETY Presents Rami Kleinstein in Concert

(Courtesy of JKHA/RKYHS) The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School (JKHA/RKYHS) ATID SOCIETY is pleased to present Rami Kleinstein, Israel’s “Piano Man,” in concert on Sunday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m.

The ATID SOCIETY concert kicks off the school’s Annual Campaign, which

Dr. Steven Kirshblum of West Orange to Be Honored at BINA Dinner

(Courtesy of BINA) Steven Kirshblum, M.D., senior medical officer at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, will be presented with the Physician Leadership Award at the Annual Dinner of BINA Stroke and Brain Injury Assistance on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at the El Caribe Country Club in Brooklyn.

NJ State Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver to Deliver Keynote Address at Bris Avrohom Dinner

The New Jersey State Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver will be the keynote speaker at Bris Avrohom’s 39th Annual Dinner, which will be held on Sunday, November 11.

Bris Avrohom, founded 39 years ago by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, serves the Russian Jewish community in the state of New

Union County to Celebrate Holocaust Survivors

On Sunday, November 11, 1:00-3:00 p.m., at Congregation Israel, Springfield, Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting “A Celebration of Holocaust Survivors of Union County —Showcasing Their Resilience, Their Talent and Their Lives.” Congregation

Joint Chaplaincy Committee to Host ‘Creating a Caring Community’ Event

The Joint Chaplaincy Committee will present its sixth Creating a Caring Community event on Thursday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Aidekman Jewish Community Campus located at 901 Route 10 in Whippany. The event is open to healthcare professionals as well as community members involved in bikur