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Friday, September 21, 2018

Essex & Union

Fern Forman Golf Tournament to Benefit Daughters of Israel Garners Tremendous Support

(Courtesy of Daughters of Israel) The Fern Forman Memorial Golf Tournament in support of Daughters of Israel was a huge success. Attracting more than 200 participants, the tournament was held on August 6 at Canoe Brook Country Club. In addition to the golf tournament, the event included a card and game party, tennis round robin,

Chabad of West Orange Presents ‘The Traveling Chassidim’

Join Chabad of West Orange for a joyous and spirited Shabbat experience. Enjoy a Friday night dinner on August 31. Candle lighting for all women and girls will be at 7 p.m, followed by lively services, soulful singing and a delicious traditional Shabbat dinner. RSVP required to

JFSCNJ Hosts Two Free Alzheimer’s Programs in September

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), a nonsectarian health and social service agency, will host two free programs in September for individuals who have Alzheimer’s/dementia and their caregivers and families at the JFS Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth.

JWFNJ Awards $152,246 in Grants and Appoints New Director

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey (JWFNJ) has awarded $152,246 in competitive grants to six local nonprofit organizations that work to transform the lives of women and girls and build social capital. Since 2007, JWFNJ has funded approximately 60 organizations in New Jersey and Israel, awarding over $775,000. The board

JCC MetroWest Rocks the Block

(Courtesy of JCC MetroWest) Eight hundred people from the community gathered at JCC MetroWest in West Orange, New Jersey, on August 5, for the inaugural Rock The Block street fair style event with entertainment, food and face painting. Families were entertained with musical performances by Rock N’ Roll Babies,

Lavy House Hosts Memory Café

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a nonsectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting a free “Memory Café” on Tuesday, August 21, at the Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield Avenue, 12 pm-2 pm. The “Memory Café” provides a casual time to enjoy lunch and social activities for

Manalapan Gets High for the Holy Days

Join Rabbi Shalom Jacoby and Rabbi David Rosenthal on Monday, Sept. 3, at 11:30 a.m., for brunch and discussion of topics related to the High Holy Days.

Questions to be raised include: Why are services so long? Why does the cantor sing so much? Why is there no food? What is the meaning of the

Elon Gold: Intimate Humor With a ‘Hometown Audience’

A packed house filled the ballroom at Bruriah High School to greet Elon Gold and welcome him to the neighborhood. Virtually a “native son” to the area, Gold has many friends in the community who knew him growing up, from high school, or from other Orthodox institutions during their youth.

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest Raises More Than $23.6 Million

(Courtesy of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest) Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ has announced that, thanks to the generosity of the donors in their community, they have exceeded their projections and raised a total of $23.6 million, an increase over last year’s total. This amount includes more than $20.6 million in

Daughters of Israel Residents Enjoy Their Garden

Daughters of Israel residents and staff members recently snipped herbs that they had planted in the spring, including dill, rosemary, basil, peppermint and lemon verbena. The herbs were then incorporated into a “make your own” tea sandwich buffet menu, which included dill cream cheese, lox with dill and opal basil

Daughters of Israel Aide Receives Award

Chile Amaefule, a dietary aide at Daughters of Israel, was one of the recipients of The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey’s 2018 “Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Awards.” The awards dinner took place at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston on July 16.

JFSCNJ Seeks Food Pantry Donations

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), a nonsectarian health and social service agency, is seeking kosher food donations, diapers and new and unused grooming products to help stock the Charlotte Shak JFS Food Pantry. Food items should have a kosher certification and a have an expiration date that has not