Monday, December 17, 2018

Essex & Union

Don Glaser Jazz Trio to Perform in New York

The Don Glaser Jazz Trio will be performing at Jules Bistro on May 10 and June 7 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. The club is located at 65 St. Marks Place in New York and the contact phone number is 212-447-5560. Glaser will be performing with Peter Traunmuller on drums and Nate Brown on bass.

Glaser’s style has

JEC Celebrates 77th Annual Gala

(Courtesy of The JEC) The Jewish Educational Center is proud to announce its annual gala dinner celebrating 77 years of excellence in Jewish education.

The JEC schools are having a banner year, with much to celebrate. The Bruriah STEM Team once again took first place in the CIJE Innovation Conference, against 1,209 students from

Newark War Veteran Honored for Service

Robert Max and Barbara Wind posed at a Survivor Speaks program held at Ft. Dix on April 24, with three members of the New Jersey National Guard. The Newark veteran who earned a Purple Heart medal with Oak Leaf Cluster for heroic service during the Battle of the Bulge was captured and survived as a slave laborer until he escaped and

Rav of Sanz Zvill Kindles the Lag B’Omer Bonfire in Union City

Etz Chaim to Welcome Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Erica Brown

Dr. Erica Brown will be the scholar-in-residence at Congregation Etz Chaim on the Shabbat of May 25 and 26.

Dr. Brown is an associate professor at George Washington University and the director of its Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership. She is

Lifelong Elizabeth to Hold ‘Senior Safety Days’

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) will hold a series of three “Senior Safety Days” in Elizabeth, as part of the Lifelong Elizabeth—Age Friendly City Initiative Program:

Tuesday, May 8, 9-11:30 a.m., at the Peterstown Community Center, 408

Congregation AABJ&D to Present Three Class Series

Congregation AABJ&D presents a three class series with Rabbi Sacha Pecaric of 

RKYHS. Rabbi Pecaric will lead participants on a delightful journey through three illuminated manuscripts, the Kennicott Bible, Rothschild miscellany and the

Chabad of West Orange to Host JLI Class on Why Evil Exists

Why do bad things happen to good people? The question has been asked—and answered—for thousands of years. But even if we understood the purpose of evil, would this make it more palatable and acceptable? Would it aid us in our efforts to defeat evil?

Join the conversation on Tuesday, May 8, at 7:30

Daughters of Israel Partners With New Jersey Mental Health Players

On Sunday, April 22, Family Council at Daughters of Israel sponsored an interactive program by the New Jersey Mental Health Players on “Dealing with Guilt.”

The New Jersey Mental Health Players are improvisational mental health community educators who utilize role playing to portray

Essex County Celebrates Israel

Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut were celebrated last week in Essex County and lauded as making a concrete link in the Jewish connection to the Land of Israel.

For the fifth year, the Orthodox shuls in Livingston, Springfield and West Orange congregated for a Yom

JEC Names Rabbi Ben Pomper Assistant Principal

(Courtesy of JEC) After an extensive months-long search, the Jewish Educational Center announced that Rabbi Ben Pomper will be joining the JEC family as its new Judaic Studies assistant principal.

“Rabbi Pomper is an excellent addition to our team,” said Rabbi Uzi Beer, JEC principal.

Union Y Hosts Meaningful Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut Program

The YM-YWHA of Union was pleased to host a community event for Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut that was attended by several hundred people. Highlights included a moving Yom Hazikaron ceremony, a d’var Torah by Rabbi Beer, a choir performance by the JEC/RPRY choir and Shofar blowing by Mark Bloomberg. The