Monday, September 16, 2019

Essex & Union

School Choir Performs for Union Y

The JEC/RPRY Choir with 50 students performed at the Y under the direction of Chana Salomon at the Tropical Chanukah Party.

Uncle Moishy Is Coming to Congregation AABJ&D

Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange will host an Uncle Moishy concert on Sunday, December 16 at 11 a.m.! Tickets are $15 if purchased by December 14 and $20 at the door. Lap children 1 and under are free of charge. Food will be sold by Super Duper Bagel. Online registration can be made at

Jewish Family Service to Celebrate Annual Gala Dinner Dance

(Courtesy of JFS of Central New Jersey) The Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFSCNJ) Gala Dinner Dance will be held Tuesday evening, December 11 at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston. The dinner is the main fundraising event that benefits the agency’s work on behalf of the

JFS MetroWest Recognizes Importance of Holocaust Remembrance During Chanukah

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ (JFS MetroWest) is proud to partner with The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) as we honor Holocaust survivors with a candle-lighting ceremony on the third night of Chanukah. This event, representing the Second Annual International Holocaust Survivor’s Night,

Linden Delivers Annual Thanksgiving Pie-Giving

Last Thursday, the Jewish community of Congregation Anshe Chesed in Linden participated in their annual Thanksgiving pie delivery initiative. Led by Rabbi Joshua Hess, every year the families of the community bring fresh-baked pies to the local fire and police stations “to show our ongoing gratitude for the work

JCC MetroWest ‘Weathers’ the Storm Together

(Courtesy of JCC MetroWest) While Northfield Avenue, countless side streets and all major highways were paralyzed by the storm last week, the J was open; warm; and filled with over 100 children, two dozen senior adults and 30+ staff members until nearly 3:00 a.m..

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Daughters of Israel Receives Award

Daughters of Israel was presented with the Employer Recognition Award “for championing employment for people with disabilities” by the Essex County & Newark Workforce Development Boards’ Disability Issues Committee.

Bris Avrohom Celebrates Annual Dinner and Gala Weddings

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) On Sunday, November 11, Bris Avrohom conducted their 33rd Annual Gala Weddings, where eight couples had the privilege to wed according to Jewish law.

After signing the ketubahs they all filed into the room to gather with guests to commemorate 80 years since

Federation Plans Series of Conversations About Israel

(Courtesy of JFGMW) Global Connections and the Community Relations Committee of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ are cohosting a series of community conversations to encourage civil discourse on the issues that unite and divide Jews in Israel and the United States. The series, entitled “Building a Heart With Many Rooms,” is

Joint Agencies Discuss Security in Union County

In light of the massacre in Pittsburgh, as well as numerous other tragic events and threats in recent months, a security meeting was held in Union County on November 7 to address security concerns and preparedness training for schools and synagogues. This meeting was arranged jointly by Jani Jonas, COO of the Union

JKHA/RKYHS Pays Tribute to School’s Early Founders With Atrium Dedication

(Courtesy of JKHA/RKYHS) JKHA/RKYHS administration, board of trustees and faculty recently dedicated the main atrium of the school to honor and pay tribute to the early founders of the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy and Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School. The yeshiva, originally named the Yeshiva of Newark, followed by the

Walking in the Spirit of Friendship

2,000 people attend Friendship Circle walk to support children with special needs and tour LifeTown.

With the pop of a confetti tube and a blast of music, 2,000 people smiled and walked under a cloud-laden sky on Oct. 28 to show their support for children with special needs, enjoy a