Thursday, March 22, 2018

Essex & Union

JCC MetroWest to Hold Inaugural Women of Valor Brunch

Join the MetroWest JCC at its inaugural Women of Valor Brunch, honoring four inspiring and devoted women who have made a significant impact on the community. The brunch will take place at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, on Wednesday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. The honorees are Harriet Rosenthal, Joni Cohen, Caren

‘Freedom Song,’ a Musical About Addiction, to Be Performed in MetroWest

“Freedom Song,” a 50-minute musical about addiction in the Jewish community, will be performed twice in the Greater MetroWest NJ area. The first performance will be held on November 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the JCC of MetroWest, in West Orange, and the second will be held on November 5 at 11 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El of

Hillside Community to Host an Evening With Shmuel Sackett

All are invited to attend an open discussion with “out of the box” thinker Shmuel Sackett on Saturday night, October 28, at 8:00 p.m., at the home of Jeff Cohen and Pam Derby, 237 Windsor Way, Hillside, New Jersey.

Shmuel Sackett is the

Congregation Etz Chaim to Host Shalva Band of Jerusalem

Yoni Glatt, youth director at Congregation Etz Chaim of Livingston for the past eight years, invites the community to an inspiring event on Saturday night, November 4. At the Melave Malka event of the NCSY Shabbaton planned for Shabbat Parshat Vayera, the inspirational Shalva Band of Yerushalayim will perform.

West Orange Parlor Meeting to Introduce New Program to Community

A parlor meeting to learn about BaMidbar Jewish Wilderness Therapy, a new program for Jewish adults, ages 18-26, in North America, who are struggling with mental illness, trauma-related issues and/or addiction will be held in West Orange. Jory Hanselman, program director, and Charles Elias, clinical director, will address attendees on

Bruce Schonbraun Named Chairman of St. Barnabas Medical Center Board of Trustees

Nationally-recognized real estate executive Bruce Schonbraun has been named chairman, Saint Barnabas Medical Center board of trustees.

“Bruce Schonbraun joined the board of trustees in 2013 and has proven to be an exceptional leader. We are thrilled that he accepted the chairmanship and value

‘Freedom Song,’ a Transformative Play About Addiction, Comes to New Jersey

With the enthusiastic support of the Eric Eliezer Levenson Foundation for Hope, headed by Eta Levenson and family of West Orange, in addition to 12 local synagogues and the JCC of MetroWest, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest and the Joint Chaplaincy Committee of MetroWest, “Freedom Song,” a transformative play about addiction, will be

Considering Care for the Caregiver

JFSCNJ will host caregiver conference on October 22.

There are only four kinds of people in the world—those who have been caregivers, those who are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.

Parsippany Shabbaton to Feature Nachum Segal November 3-4

Nachum Segal, host of “JM in the AM” will be the scholar-in-residence for the eighth Dr. George S. Rotter Memorial Shabbaton at Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah in Parsippany, on November 3-4. The Shabbaton will begin on Friday, November 3, with Shabbat services at 5:30 p.m., followed by a sumptuous Shabbat dinner at 6:30 p.m.

RSVP of Union Seeks Volunteers 55+

The RSVP Program for Union County engages people 55 and over to volunteer their services to meet critical community needs and provide a high-quality experience that will enrich the lives of volunteers.

A training session will take place on Tuesday,

Yoetzet Nechama Price to Give Women’s Shiur in West Orange

Yoetzet Nechama Price will be giving a Tanach shiur to women and teenage girls on Wednesday, October 25, at 8:15 p.m. at the home of Shira Waldstreicher, 91 Carteret Street in West Orange. The topic is: “My Mother’s Favorite: A Tanach Perspective on Favoritism.” For more information, contact Cheryl Munk at

‘Medicare Changes for 2018’ to Be Addressed at Lavy House

An informational program called “Medicare Changes for 2018,” for seniors and their families, will take place on Tuesday, October 24, 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey. The program will be presented by Elyse Drucker, Union County coordinator for SHIP.