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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Essex & Union

Chabad of West Orange Presents Adar Rosh Chodesh Society Lecture on Shabbat

On Wednesday, February 14, at 7:30 p.m., the Rosh Chodesh Society Lesson for Month of Adar presents The Shabbos Queen. Why is Shabbat compared to the queen and not king? By exploring the mystique of Shabbat’s femininity, the audience will gain a deeper insight into the nuances of Shabbat, a greater appreciation of themselves as women and

Enjoy a Purim Feast at Chabad of West Orange

Join Chabad of West Orange on Thursday, March 1, at 5 p.m. for their annual Purim Feast.

Enjoy a delicious kosher dinner, the reading of the Megillah and a comedy show by Vince Magic. In the spirit of Purim, all are encouraged to “dress up” for a masquerade competition and a winner will be chosen for the most

‘Gan’ Open House Scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 18, at Union ‘Y’

The Early Childhood Center at the YM-YWHA of Union County is hosting an Open House for the “Gan” Nursery Program on Sunday, February 18, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This is a state-licensed pre-school nursery program with a Jewish curriculum. For ages 2 ½-3½, “potty training” is included! This specialized class offers integrated Judaic and

JLI Presents Lecture on Communication

The Jewish Learning Institute’s “Communication: Its Art and Soul” will present a lecture entitled: “Words: If Sticks And Stones Can Break Bones, Words Are Atom Bombs.” This lesson considers how our words impact people’s impressions of us, as well as our emotions and reality, and how we can learn to unleash the power of words

Upcoming Events at the Union Y

Purim Carnival

Sunday, Feb 18, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Enjoy inflatables, games, rides, prizes. Come in costume! Food available to purchase. $12 per child; special Y member and family prices.

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Chabad of West Orange to Present Lesson on Communication

Join Chabad of West Orange on Monday, February 5, at 7:30 p.m., for a lecture entitled “The Art & Soul of Communication: What Makes Silence Golden?” This lesson considers how words impact people’s impressions of each other, as well as their emotions and reality, and how one can learn to unleash the power of words more discerningly.

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Cong. AABJ&D Plans Blood Drive

The community is invited to help save lives at the AABJ&D blood drive, to be held on Sunday, February 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To make an appointment online, visit https://goo.gl/FYsvbg. For questions, call Jason Munk at 917-596-4483. Congregation AABJ&D is located at 700 Pleasant Valley Way in West

Purim at the Y: An Early Carnival Sets Off the Celebration

The YM-YWHA of Union, 501 Green Lane, Union, will celebrate Purim on Sunday, February 18, 12:30-3:30. There will be rides, games, prizes and inflatables. Food will be available to purchase and everyone is invited to come in costume and participate in the Costume Parade at 2 p.m.

As a special “promo” this year, adults as well as and children under age 2 are

Bris Avrohom Holds Weekly Thursday Night Learning

Every Thursday evening, Bris Avrohom in Hillside is open for learning. One can also join a group of men at 8:45 p.m. for a class facilitated by Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky and learn together in groups. Each week various topics are discussed, and each class runs for about 1 to 1½ hours. The learning is followed by

Lavy House in Westfield to Host Two Programs in February

On Tuesday, February 13, at 11:30 a.m., join Rutgers master gardeners for a program entitled “Making Your Own Terrarium.” This program is intended for seniors and their families and will be held at The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House in Westfield. A light lunch will be served and kosher dietary laws will be observed. Registration is recommended at

JFS of Central NJ Receives Funds for Holocaust Survivor Care Program

(Courtesy of JFSCNJ) Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFSCNJ) is proud to announce it was selected to receive a grant from the Jewish Federations of North America through their recently launched Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care. When combined with matching funds from the Jewish Federation

JEC Elmora Avenue Shul Honors Rabbi Avrohom and Rebbetzin Rivky Herman at Its Annual Dinner

On Motzei Shabbos, February 3, the Jewish Educational Center Elmora Avenue Shul will hold its annual dinner at the Union YM-YWHA. This year’s guests of honor are Rabbi Avrohom and Rebbetzin Rivky Herman celebrating their 13th, bar mitzvah, year of selfless service to the shul and community.