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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Essex & Union

Montclair Ice Menorah Sculpture Is Vandalized; Community Unites in Support

On Wednesday, December 25, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the beautiful ice menorah sculpture located on Church Street in Montclair, New Jersey, was vandalized, with all eight branches as well as the shamash broken off. A witness reportedly observed a juvenile, approximately 10 to 12 years of age, near the menorah at that time, and called the police an

Union Y Gets Ready for Chanukah

The JEC choir entertained the audience at the YM-YWHA of Union County to get ready for Chanukah.

Montclair Ice Menorah Sculpture Is Vandalized; Community Unites in Support

On Wednesday, December 25, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the ice menorah sculpture located on Church Street in Montclair was vandalized, with all eight branches as well as the shamash broken off. A witness observed a juvenile, approximately 10 to 12 years of age, near the menorah at that time, and

Bris Avrohom Lights Up New Jersey With Governor Phil Murphy

In honor of the upcoming holiday of Chanukah where Bris Avrohom will be lighting over 125 menorahs with a record of over 25 million viewers, Bris Avrohom commenced these lightings with the highest elected official in the state of New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy.

At this meeting, Rabbi Mordechai

Chabad of West Orange to Hold Class for Women on Last Night of Chanukah

On Sunday, December 29, 7:30 p.m., on the last night of Chanukah…gain some insight with a class for women, from the Rosh Chodesh Society, on the topic of “When Failure Inspires Fruition.” Learn how to reframe your views of personal negative history and empower yourself to thrive—not despite, but because of

Dr. Shnitzel to Entertain at Union Y

On Sunday, December 29, Dr Shnitzel’s Wacky Science Show will be visiting the YM-YWHA of Union for a family Chanukah program, 10 a.m.-12 noon. Family admission fee is $25 ($18 for Y members). Sponsorships are available for $36, $54, $72 and $100. Free pizza included for $54 and up. To register please go to

Daughters CNA Wins Excellence in Care Award From ‘Leading Age NJ’

Congratulation to Rosemane Charles, a certified nursing assistant at Daughters of Israel, who was a recipient of the Leading Age NJ “Excellence in Care” award. Rosemane was presented with the award at a December 4 ceremony at the Boathouse at Mercer Lake.

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Baruch Dayan Emet

In last week’s paper, we ran an article about a beautiful chesed performed by Rabbi Sholom Bogomilsky of the Maplewood Jewish Center (“MJC’s Rabbi Bogomilsky Goes Above And Beyond for His Congregants,” December 12, 2019). Rabbi Bogomilsky quietly raised the funds to present Jeff Kingsley, a congregant with ALS, with a van equipped

MJC’s Rabbi Bogomilsky Goes Above And Beyond for His Congregants

Rabbi Sholom Bogomilsky, spiritual leader of the Maplewood Jewish Center, deserves kavod, according to longtime congregant Jeffrey Kingsley. Kingsley, diagnosed with a slowly progressing ALS six years ago this month, just became the owner of a van enabled with assistive technology for those with disabilities. Over

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ Annual Dinner Planned for December 18

Scott Krieger, Gail and David Salomon, Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, Arielle Traub and Rabbi Ethan Prosnit, Alexander Mirabella and Henry J. Daaleman to be honored.

(Courtesy of JFSCNJ) The Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFSCNJ) Gala Dinner will be held Wednesday evening,

Bris Avrohom Holds Annual Bar Mitzvah Gala in Israel

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Bris Avrohom recently held its 10th Annual Gala Bar Mitzvah Celebration in Israel. This year’s bar mitzvah was unique due to the change of venue: it was completed on Masada.

Each of the participants took courses for six months prior to prepare for

Happy Chanukah From Bris Avrohom and Newark’s University Hospital

Bris Avrohom’s Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky (left) and Newark’s University Hospital CEO and president, Dr. Shereef Elnahal (center) along with Newark’s University Hospital Chaplain Dr. Nathan (Nosson) Zemel, a local doctor and founder of the Hatzalah of Essex County, standing together at the first-ever menorah lighting at the