Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Essex & Union

Elizabeth, NJ: A Great Place to Call Home

(Courtesy of JEC Elmora Avenue Shul) 2018 marks the 99th anniversary of the Teitz family rabbanut in Elizabeth. It has been a remarkable century characterized by outstanding leadership, continuous growth and evolutionary change, with the kehilla poised on the cusp of initiating a new chapter in its storied legacy.

Fierce Females Are Models of Courage and Resilience

(Courtesy of JFGMW NJ) Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey is now showing its “Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females” exhibit. Part of an installation conceived and created by New York City artist and educator Linda Stein, the exhibit consists of beautifully wrought 21st-century tapestries, shadow

Bris Avrohom Fair Lawn Distributes Matzah

This past Sunday, March 18, Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn distributed hand-baked shmura matzah from Israel to the children of the CETT school. Children took their matzahs home for their Pesach seders, and made Pesach arts and crafts. Public officials were there to greet the children and presented Bris Avrohom with proclamations to

Dr. Barbara Lauer-Listhaus Discusses Cooperative Parenting at Suburban Torah

On Monday, March 12, a large group of parents gathered at Suburban Torah in Livingston for a lecture by local neuropsychologist Barbara Lauer-Listhaus. Presented by the shul’s preschool, the Iris Berman Early Childhood Center, the talk was entitled, “We’re in This Together: Raising Confident and Competent Children Through Cooperative

New Chabad at Short Hills Building Nears Completion

“It’s been a 20-plus-year journey and we are almost there,” noted Rabbi Mendel Solomon, executive director and spiritual leader of Ahavat Torah—Chabad at Short Hills, as he discussed the near completion of the new Chabad building. Solomon spoke enthusiastically about its great location on South Orange Avenue, at the corner

JFS MetroWest NJ Receives Grant From Investors Foundation for Case Management

JFS MetroWest is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from Investors Foundation to support case management. Guided by the wisdom and values of our tradition of respect for all people, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest New Jersey provides innovative, compassionate and outstanding social services to enhance the independence and

JFS MetroWest Offers Free Program for Parents and Students

JFS MetroWest is pleased to announce that it is offering a free program, “Emotional Detectors: Navigating Mental Health For Teens,” geared to parents of middle and high school students on Wednesday, March 28 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Millburn Library, 200 Glen Avenue, in Millburn. This program is free and open to the entire

Bris Avrohom Reads Megillah at EL AL Terminal

Bris Avrohom maintains a daily information stand outside the EL AL Terminal at Newark Airport. On Purim, Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky, youth & Torah education director of Bris Avrohom, read the megillah and distributed mishloach manot to the EL AL staff.

For more information regarding upcoming

Israel Supreme Court Justice Salim Joubran Captivates Audience of NJ Attorneys

(Courtesy of AAJLJ) In an event presented by the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (AAJLJ) on March 6 at the Greenberg Traurig law firm in Florham Park, entitled “Adjudicating in the Middle East: My Time on the Israel Supreme Court,” Stephen Greenwald, Esq., president of AAJLJ, introduced Justice Salim Joubran

Free Technology Workshop for Older Adults Offered at Lavy House

A free “Technology Workshop for Older Adults” will be offered by teen volunteers from the WAYVE (Westfield Area Youth Volunteer Experience) Program and the Westfield High School Key Club, Wednesday, March 21, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m., at the Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield.

The WAYVE Program is

March Events at Cong. Etz Chaim

Etz Chaim Men’s Club Man’s Seder at Etz Chaim: Tuesday, March 20. $50 per person.

Etz Chaim Youth Department Matzo Ball Mitzvah Project for grades seven and up, March 25, 1-3 p.m.

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MetroWest Community Shaliach to Discuss Life in Jerusalem

How does one live in a city that experiences everything from terrorist attacks to demonstrations against compulsory military service, from labor walkouts to illegal immigrant protests? That is what Jerusalemites often deal with on a daily basis. How are their daily lives affected? What keeps them in Jerusalem?

Amit Stern is an IDF veteran, educator, youth