Saturday, July 20, 2019

Essex & Union

Town Hall Meeting Is Held at Bris Avrohom

A Town Hall meeting with the Hillside Chief of Police Vincent Ricciardi was held yesterday at Bris Avrohom. This event was a joint event between both Congregation Adath Israel and Bris Avrohom shul with their rabbis in attendance. The chief of police laid out his recent changes in securing our community, questions were

JFS MetroWest Hosts Annual Gala, An Evening of Laughter

(Courtesy of JFS MW) Jewish Family Service of MetroWest (JFS) recently held its annual An Evening of Laughter at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, 60 Temple Drive, Springfield.

JFS honored Fred Cohen, Seth Cohen and Erica Cohen Rechtweg for their dedication

Bris Avrohom’s Rabbi Kanelsky Celebrates His Birthday

Upon the advice of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to celebrate a birthday with joy and friends, Rabbi Kanelsky celebrated his birthday with family, friends and community members. Many of the people who attended shared their history and the personal impact Bris Avrohom, thanks to the Kanelskys, has had on them. On the first night of

Chabad of West Orange Commemorates Life and Legacy of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Shabbat, the third of Tammuz, marks 25 years since the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory. The Rebbe’s yahrzeit is a time to recommit to the Rebbe’s vision and mission of making this world a more Godly place.

JFSCNJ Hosts Free Alzheimer’s Support Group

The Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey, Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group will take place this month on Friday, July 12, at 10:00 a.m., at The JFS Halpern Building in Elizabeth. The group is free and open to Alzheimer’s/dementia caregivers in the community and is run in accordance with the Alzheimer’s New Jersey

Union Y Plans Casino Night

The Union Y will host Casino Night on Sunday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at the YM-YWHA Union, 501 Green Lane, Union. Great prizes! Sign up now online at uniony.org/casinonight

52,168 Lines of משניות and תניא בעל פה  Memorized in Memory Of Bat Sheva Kanelsky, z”l

At the annual grand משניות and תניא בעל פה ceremony, 323 talmidim were awarded seforim and other Judaic prizes, accumulating a grand total of 52,168 lines of משניות and תניא בעל פה this year. Two hundred פרקים of תניא and 350 פרקים of משניות were learned and reviewed this

Daughters of Israel Residents Share Histories With WOHS Students

Spearheaded by the Jewish Historical Society (JHS) of New Jersey, in conjunction with Daughters of Israel, students from West Orange High School conducted oral histories on the lives of residents at Daughters. The year-long project was part of the students’ ninth-grade world history honors class taught by Professor Doug

JFSCNJ Certified Home Health Aide Training Class to Begin

Maria Mullen, RN, Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), director of nursing, announced that a four-week training program for certified home health aides will begin on Monday, August 4. According to Ms. Mullen, “The course will put you on the path to a new career as a certified home health aide, a field that is

Jewish Federation of GMW Launches High Level Leadership Council to Address Needs of Holocaust Survivors

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is one of six federations across the country to receive a Critical Supports Grant from the Jewish Federations of North America’s Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care. When combined with matching funds, this award will total $300,000 to help prevent and resolve

Daughters of Israel Hosts Golf Tournament

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 June 3 at Canoe Brook Country Club. In addition to the golf tournament, the event included a card and game party, tennis round robin, cocktail reception and awards

JCF ‘Create a Jewish Legacy’ Surpasses Record-Breaking Benchmark

(Courtesy of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest) The numbers are impressive… to date, 1,003 legacy gifts amounting to an estimated value of $28.7 million to support the future of 23 local Jewish institutions—16 synagogues and 7 agencies—and all in just five years!

“When our Jewish