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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Essex & Union

West Orange Community Enjoys Strong Support at Fifth Annual Shabbat Project

(Courtesy of the Shabbat House) The annual West Orange Shabbat Project, which commenced Thursday, Oct. 25, was part of the worldwide Shabbat Project, which took place in 1,416 cities in 97 countries throughout the world, uniting together Jews from all backgrounds and traditions.

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The JKHA/RKYHS ATID SOCIETY Presents Rami Kleinstein in Concert

(Courtesy of JKHA/RKYHS) The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School (JKHA/RKYHS) ATID SOCIETY is pleased to present Rami Kleinstein, Israel’s “Piano Man,” in concert on Sunday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m.

The ATID SOCIETY concert kicks off the school’s Annual Campaign, which

Dr. Steven Kirshblum of West Orange to Be Honored at BINA Dinner

(Courtesy of BINA) Steven Kirshblum, M.D., senior medical officer at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, will be presented with the Physician Leadership Award at the Annual Dinner of BINA Stroke and Brain Injury Assistance on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at the El Caribe Country Club in Brooklyn.

NJ State Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver to Deliver Keynote Address at Bris Avrohom Dinner

The New Jersey State Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver will be the keynote speaker at Bris Avrohom’s 39th Annual Dinner, which will be held on Sunday, November 11.

Bris Avrohom, founded 39 years ago by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, serves the Russian Jewish community in the state of New

Union County to Celebrate Holocaust Survivors

On Sunday, November 11, 1:00-3:00 p.m., at Congregation Israel, Springfield, Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting “A Celebration of Holocaust Survivors of Union County —Showcasing Their Resilience, Their Talent and Their Lives.” Congregation

Joint Chaplaincy Committee to Host ‘Creating a Caring Community’ Event

The Joint Chaplaincy Committee will present its sixth Creating a Caring Community event on Thursday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Aidekman Jewish Community Campus located at 901 Route 10 in Whippany. The event is open to healthcare professionals as well as community members involved in bikur

JKHA/RKYHS to Present ‘Angst’

On Saturday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m., JKHA/RKHYS and the Eric Eliezer Levenson Foundation for Hope invite you to a screening of “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety.” The event is open to all JKHA and RKYHS families and the broader MetroWest community.

Please join the JKHA/RKYHS guidance team

Seeing Into the Future for Holocaust Survivors

When I tell people that I am a social worker in the Holocaust Services Department of Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), the inevitable first question I always get is, “How many survivors are there?”

I am always happy to inform them that, in fact, there are many Holocaust survivors

Union County’s 2018 Challah Bake Promotes Unity

The auditorium of the Union YM-YWHA morphed into 17 table-top work stations as the space steadily filled with both novice and seasoned challah bakers. Previously billed as an event for women and girls, this year’s Great Challah Bake had a few surprises, and one of them was that for the first time, there were

Bris Avrohom to Hold Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Bris Avrohom’s 39th annual dinner will be held on Sunday, November 11. The Community Service Award will be presented to those who assist Bris Avrohom to spread the light of Chanukah to millions of travelers:

This year, the Community Service

Lavy House Holds Info Session on Medicare Changes for 2019

An informational program, “Medicare Changes for 2019: What You Need to Know,” presented by Elyse Drucker, Union County SHIP coordinator, will take place on Tuesday, November 6, at 11:30 a.m. at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey.

Kristallnacht Commemoration Planned for November

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at College of Saint Elizabeth will hold a Kristallnacht commemoration on Monday, November 5, 7:30-9:15 p.m., at the Dolan Performance Hall, Annunciation Center, with Professor Noah Isenberg of The New School. The audience will also hear survivor testimony from Dr. Norbert