Saturday, March 24, 2018

Essex & Union

Team Eric Joins ‘Out of the Darkness Walk’

Team Eric once again joined the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for its annual Out of the Darkness Walk, held on Sunday, September 17.

Over 90 people on Team Eric joined with other teams to walk to fight and prevent suicide, and to eradicate the stigma of mental

Rachel Coalition Seeks Volunteers for Court Advocate Program

The Rachel Coalition, a partnership of eight Northern New Jersey organizations working together to provide services and support programs for victims of domestic violence in Essex and Morris County, is seeking volunteers for its highly respected Court Advocate Program. This 40-hour hands-on training program educates

JVS Job Placement Counselor Recognized for Exemplary Work

East OrangeJewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ’s job placement counselor, Janet Sewell, was recently recognized at The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey’s (HFNJ) Annual Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Awards Event for her exemplary work with the nonprofit, community-based health and human services

JCC MetroWest Plans Sukkot Family Event at CDR

Join the JCC MetroWest family at its premiere day camp, Camp Deeny Riback, on Sunday, October 8, 2-4:30 p.m., for its Sukkot Fall Festival for Families. Experience family boot camp; visit a pumpkin patch; and enjoy arts and crafts, music, pita and s’mores making, and making sukkah decorations. The event is free, and all

JFSCNJ Hosts Two Free Alzheimer’s Programs in October

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), a nonsectarian health and social service agency, will host two free programs in October for individuals who have Alzheimer’s/dementia, and their caregivers and families at the JFS Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth.


MetroWest Holocaust Council Hosts ‘Generations’ Exhibit

The Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest NJ is hosting a Holocaust-themed exhibit titled “Generations,” a collection of paintings, sculpture, conceptual art and photographs by artists Hannah Keselman, Milton Ohring, Joanie Schwarz and Lev Gal Wertman. On display from September 17 to November 17, the exhibit will open with an artists’

Livingston and West Orange Communities Invite You to ‘A Conversation With Nechama Price’

Mikvah Chana in Livingston, The West Orange Mikvah, Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange, Congregation Etz Chaim in Livingston, Congregation Ohr Torah in West Orange and The Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center in Livingston will host a four-part lecture series for women given by Yoetzet Nechama Price.

New Dining Room at DOI Dedicated in Memory of Howard Rich

Daughters of Israel held a dedication ceremony for the newly renovated Laurie Pavilion Auxiliary Dining Room on September 19. Generously underwritten by the Gary Aidekman Family Foundation, the new renovation was dedicated in memory of past DOI president Howard Rich, z”l. The newly designed space provides a country-style

Jewish Scout Troops Kick Off New Year

Boy Scout Troop 365, Cub Scout Pack 365 and Girl Scout Troop 21126 had an amazing scout kickoff event at B’nai Shalom in West Orange on Sunday evening, September 17. The event was scheduled to start the boy scout year, but they were happy to include the local Jewish girl scout troop as well. The young

JCC MetroWest Offers Assistance and Rosh Hashanah Wishes to the Community

This week JCC MetroWest staff and participants came together to prepare jars of honey to distribute to JCC members as well as home-bound seniors in the community along with wishes for a sweet new year! The J also launched efforts to help those in communities around the country that have been impacted by the recent

NJJBA Holds Law Enforcement Meeting in Advance of Chagim

The North Jersey Jewish Business Alliance in conjunction with Hatzolah of Union City coordinated a meeting for the law enforcement community in preparation for the High Holidays. At the meeting they  discussed increased safety needs during the holidays and enhancement of communication between the Jewish community and the

Jewish Federation Board Votes to Support Declaration on Religious Pluralism

The Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s board of trustees approved support for a declaration, entitled “Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State,” initiated by Hiddush and signed by an impressive group of Jewish leaders, both in Israel and the diaspora. The board also approved an additional $15,000—above the $310,000 already