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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Essex & Union

JFS MetroWest Offers Free Program to Help Navigate Mental Health for Teens

JFS MetroWest is pleased to announce it is offering a free program, “Anybody Have A Map? Navigating Mental Health For Teens,” geared to parents of middle and high school students on Thursday, March 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Adath Shalom, 841 Mountain Way in Morris Plains. This program is free and open to the entire community.

Congregation AABJ&D Heads to AIPAC

Members of Congregation AABJ&D proudly stand united with Israel as they attended the 2018 AIPAC Convention in Washington, D.C.

Lester Senior Housing Community to Host Open House for Memory Care Suite

The Lester Senior Housing Community in Whippany will host an open house for its Memory Care Suite on Thursday, March 15, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Area residents interested in learning more about Memory Care at Lester, the community’s personalized-care approach for individuals with dementia-related conditions, are invited to attend and tour

Federation’s The BIGGIVE Highlights a Month of Community Building Programs

(Courtesy of JFGMWNJ) Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ invites all members of the community to join them on Sunday, March 11, at The BIGGIVE, their community-wide day of giving, a new-and-improved variation of what has been called Super Sunday, and incorporating Challah Bake Jr. and volunteer opportunities. The day-long festivities

Chabad of West Orange Plans Community Passover Seder

(Courtesy of Chabad of West Orange) 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,

Elizabeth Chevra Kadisha Marks Zayin Adar With Rabbi Henoch Plotnik

The chevra kadisha in nearly every community worldwide gathers annually on Zayin Adar for inspiration and strength to sustain the quiet communal service they provide. This year, the Elizabeth Chevra Kadisha was fortunate to have as its keynote speaker Rabbi Henoch Plotnik, the well-known maggid shiur from Chicago,

Students Rally for Gun Control in Livingston

A capacity crowd filled the sanctuary pews at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston to hear the urgent pleas of the student leaders from Marjory Stoneman Douglas School (MSD) in Parkland, Florida, on Sunday. After being moved to this larger venue due to the anticipated attendance, more doors were opened

Bris Avrohom Women’s Farbrengen Marks Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka’s Yahrzeit

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) On 22 Shevat, women from the Elizabeth/Hillside communities attended a women’s farbrengen at the home of Rabbi Avremy and Chaya Kanelsky to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, wife of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

The guest speaker, Rebbetzin Bluma Raskin

Paint Night Is Enjoyed By All at Chabad of West Orange

SSTC’S Young Professionals Make Art, Meet Friends

(Courtesy of SSTC) More than 50 people attended a paint and meet/greet event hosted by the young leadership committee of Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center. The Saturday night event was a chance for everyone to get to know one another in a relaxed atmosphere, while Nikki Fuchs Sausen of Paint With Me!

Inclusion: Making a Difference in a Family’s Shabbat, One Child at a Time

Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob and David (AABJ&D) of West Orange has had an inclusion committee since 2010. Over the years, the committee has identified a number of different issues to be addressed at the annual Shabbat Shalem, which is part of Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month. Among them has

Rabbi Ari Edelkopf to Speak at Chabad of West Orange

On Monday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m., Chabad of West Orange will host a guest speaker, Rabbi Ari Edelkopf. Rabbi Edelkopf is the Chabad shaliach and the rabbi of the Jewish community of Montenegro. He is the former shaliach of Sochi, Russia, where he served the community for 17 years. He and his wife worked around the clock for weeks