Sunday, September 15, 2019

Essex & Union

LifeTown Announces Grand Opening

(Courtesy of Friendship Circle) New Jersey has the highest rate of children with autism in the United States, and the largest population of children on the spectrum live in Essex County, making the opening of LifeTown critical to thousands of families in the region. LifeTown is a one-of-a-kind 53,000-square foot immersive educational,

Chabad of West Orange Offers Class on Prayer

Just in time for the High Holidays, Chabad of West Orange is proud to offer “With All My Heart,” The Jewish Art of Prayer and Spiritual Experience from the Jewish Learning Institute.

Classes will run on four Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m., on September 3, 10, 17, 24.


Chabad Emissaries Visit Bris Avrohom

A group of Chabad Lubavitch emissaries from various cities in Russia came with a group of newly observant women who had raised the money to visit the Lubavitch Headquarters, the Ohel, the holy resting place of the Rebbe; and the Bris Avrohom Center of Hillside. Shterney Kanelsky uplifted and spoke to them about her self-sacrifice

MetroWest’s JSDD WAE Center Is Moving to Livingston

Artists come in all shapes, sizes and abilities. If anyone can tap the hidden artistic talents of adults with disabilities, it is the staff and volunteers at the Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD) of MetroWest, Inc., and their signature Wellness Arts Enrichment (WAE) Center. Through alternative

JFS MetroWest Receives Grant to Support Russian-Speaking Holocaust Survivors

JFS MetroWest is pleased to announce that it has been appointed a sub-grantee for critical support services for isolated, Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors.

In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Family Service of

Upcoming Events at the Union Y

Welcome Back Senior Brunch: Sunday, Sept. 8, 11:30 a.m. Entertainment by “Dream Catchers Cabaret.” $10 pp ($8 Y members).

Rosh Hashanah Luncheon with Vito Lombardo: Wed., Sept. 18. $8 pp ($5 Y members).

Trip to Newark Museum: Wed. Sept. 25, 12:15 p.m.

MetroWest JCC Extends ‘Synagogues of Newark’ Exhibit Run

The MetroWest JCC has extended the run of its popular exhibit “Synagogues of Newark” through August 26. Viewing of the exhibit is free to JCC members and non-members alike. For more information, visit the website at www.jccmetrowest.org   or call 973.530.3400.

NASCK Breakfast in West Orange Brings Out Community

On Sunday, August 4, Linda and Avi Laub hosted a breakfast, tastefully catered by Coby Adler and Super Duper Bagels of Livingston, to benefit NASCK, the National Association of Chevra Kadisha. 

Nearly 100 members of the West Orange and surrounding communities used the opportunity

NCJW Back 2 School Store Helps Bring on the Smiles

(Courtesy of NCJW) The 11th Annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store (B2SS) brought much more than just grins on Sunday, July 28, as hundreds of children went shopping at a one-day pop-up store designed to help children in financial need in Essex County, New Jersey.

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JFS Seeks Community Garden Volunteers

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for Union County, hosted by Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, and the JFS Family/Youth Volunteer Program, are seeking volunteers to plant, harvest and maintain the JFS Urban Community Vegetable Garden at the Jewish Family Service Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue, Elizabeth.

Sara Greenberg to Mesh Art and Kabbalah at Café Klarbucks

Sara Greenberg was not always into kabbalah, though she was always an artist. From pencil drawings she graduated to more complicated mediums, such as charcoal, pastel, watercolor, tempera and her favorite, oil paint. This path eventually led her to graduate as valedictorian from The Cooper Union School of Art, Architecture and Engineering

Daughters of Israel Activities Director Receives Award

Congratulations to Pamela Oglesby, activities specialist at Daughters of Israel, who was a recipient of The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey’s 2019 “Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Awards.” The awards dinner took place at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston in July.