Sunday, November 17, 2019

Essex & Union

Kean University Remembers the Holocaust

The annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) commemoration at Kean University will take place on Wednesday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m. at the Wilkins Theatre for the Performing Arts (1000 Morris Avenue in Union).

This year’s featured speaker will be World War II

JFS MetroWest to Join Cooking Companion Program

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ will be participating in “Cooking Companions” in collaboration with eight other JFS agencies in New Jersey. The program is generously supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is a yearlong program serving seniors in Essex County.

Bris Avrohom Hosts Pre-Pesach Shiur

Rabbi Shmuel Bluming, a rav from Crown Heights, came to Hillside last week and gave a shiur on Hilchot Pesach, providing the community the opportunity to review the laws of Pesach and the Pesach seder step by step.

The event was organized by Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky and had 40 men in

Free Memory Café Group to Take Place at Lavy House

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting a free “Memory Café” on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield Avenue, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The “Memory Café” provides a

Bris Avrohom Hosts ‘Purim Under Construction’

Over 250 people came to celebrate Purim Under Construction at Bris Avrohom Center. The Megillah was read by Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky and a special children’s program was coordinated by Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky, simultaneously with the reading of the Megilla. A festive meal was served with l’chaims, and music and dancing

Chabad of West Orange to Hold Community Seder

Few Jewish holidays evoke the same warm sentiments as Passover. Memories of family and friends gathered as the four cups of wine are poured, the four questions asked and the matzah served, all contribute to Passover’s popularity in the Jewish community. Sharing the warmth and tradition of this festival, Chabad of West Orange is

Daughters of Israel Celebrates National Nutrition Month

March was National Nutrition Month, and Daughters of Israel celebrated in many ways including a healthy cooking demo prepared by the home’s registered dietitians. Residents were able to sample quinoa salad with apple, feta and cranberries, and kale chips.

Women With Purpose Event Celebrates Power of Women to Make a Difference

Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is hosting a special morning for its donors on Thursday, April 11, 10 a.m. to noon at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael in Springfield. The event, chaired by Alexandra Kerner and Jessica Silverstein, includes a breakfast buffet and an inspiring program.

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest Announces First Ever CommUNITY Mitzvah Day

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is pleased to announce its first ever commUNITY Mitzvah Day—a day of hands-on service opportunities for volunteers of all ages. Activities will take place throughout the community on Sunday, April 7.

Offerings include assembling and delivering Passover food

Congregation Etz Chaim Joins Yesh Tikva Awareness Shabbat

Congregation Etz Chaim of Livingston is proud to be participating in Yesh Tikva’s Fourth Annual Infertility Awareness Shabbat this week along with over 100 other shuls in North America, Australia and Israel. This Shabbat aims to give infertility a “voice” and to spread awareness in the Jewish community. Too often, infertility is a

JCC MetroWest Announces Grant for Funding Social Workers at Summer Camps

(Courtesy of JCC MetroWest) JCC MetroWest is proud to announce the award of a grant from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey to employ social workers at their summer day camps in collaboration with Jewish Family Service of MetroWest. JCC MetroWest runs six distinct camps, each with a different focus in terms of age, interest and

Congregation Etz Chaim of Livingston Welcomes Community Scholar Dr. Erica Brown

Congregation Etz Chaim of Livingston welcomes Dr. Erica Brown this Shabbat, March 29-30. Etz Chaim is honored to have Dr. Brown as their community scholar, a program sponsored by Deborah and Wayne Zuckerman in commemoration of the fifth yahrtzeit of Abe Zuckerman. As their community scholar, Etz Chaim hosts Dr. Brown as