Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Essex & Union

Bris Avrohom of Hillside Attends Russian Shabbaton

The 10th annual Russian shabbaton was held this past Shabbos in Stamford for over 1,200 people, coordinated by all Russian-speaking rabbis in the tri-state area. Bris Avrohom participated with six tables of Russian members, and people had the opportunity to learn more about their heritage and connection to

Union Y Plans Purim Events and More

The YM-YWHA of Union, 501 Green Lane, Union is holding Purim events and more for the whole family.

Spend Purim at the Y on Thursday, March 21. Megillah Reading, starting at 10:30 a.m. is free and open to the community. A Seudah/Party will follow at 11:30am.

Bris Avrohom of Hillside’s Cheder Menachem Hosts Open House

Over 80 people attended the open house for Cheder Yaldei Menachem preschool at the brand-new 5,500-ft-sq. building. Shterney Kanelsky, preschool director, led the evening, with speeches given by the mayor of Hillside Dahlia Vertreese; mayor of Elizabeth Christian Bollwage; Hillside Chief of Police Vincent

Chabad of West Orange Plans a Hip and Delicious Purim Feast

Chabad of West Orange invites you to their annual Purim Feast scheduled for Thursday, March 21. Mincha is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. followed by a final megilla reading in the library with the Purim feast and festivities to follow in the main ballroom.

This year, Chabad welcomes hip-hop rap artist Robert

Livingston’s Suburban Torah Celebrates 50 Years

After the success of its 2018 shabbaton, the Suburban Torah community in Livingston is eager for a repeat performance. The 2019 shabbaton, to be held this year on the Shabbat of March 29-30, Parshat Shemini, is a way for the Jewish community to showcase the warmth and beauty of the township and show potential

Purim Comes Early to JCC MetroWest

(Courtesy of JCC MetroWest) JCC MetroWest celebrated Purim early on Thursday, February 28, in Steiner Court for a Mitzvah Moment. Members from age four to 94 got into the Purim spirit!

The community packaged mishloach manot bags that will be given to recipients of Kosher Meals

Daughters of Israel Marks ‘Frank Sinatra Day’

Residents, staff and volunteers showcased their vocal and dancing talent on “Frank Sinatra Day” at Daughters of Israel. The production, expertly organized by resident Sandye Garrison, a former Hollywood producer and casting agent, took place on February 14 at Daughters.

Union Y to Host Gan Open House on March 3

The YM-YWHA of Union County is pleased to announce a “Gan” Open House on Sunday, March 3 at 11:30 a.m.. The popular 10 month class is one of the most progressive Hebrew immersion programs for two and a half to three and a half year olds in our area. The Judaic and secular curriculum make a smooth transition to Yeshiva/Day

Star-K’s Jonah Ottensoser Visits Ohr Torah

Congregation Ohr Torah in West Orange hosted an evening with Jonah Ottensoser on Sunday night, February 24. Ottensoser, a former aerospace engineer who is currently an engineering consultant for the Star-K, gave a talk titled “Technology and the Observant Jew” that focused more specifically on his area of expertise in home

Ohr Torah Hosts Exciting Murder Mystery Night

Gift of Life Event Unites Stem Cell Donor and His NJ Recipient

(Courtesy of Gift of Life) A young Dallas man finally met the New Jersey woman whose life he saved with a stem cell donation through the Gift of Life Marrow Registry, during last week’s Gift of Life’s Young Professionals Committee’s Celebrating Life event at the Edison Ballroom.

JCC MetroWest Will Host Piano Trio Umami on March 3

The Gaelen Center for the Arts at JCC MetroWest has announced a performance of The Juilliard School’s Piano Trio Umami, on Sunday, March 3, at 4 p.m. Piano Trio Umami is comprised of notable young artists Tal First (an Israeli native) on violin, Tomsen Su on cello and Ilya Laskin on piano. As part of the Gaelen Center’s 2019