Nearly one hundred congregants gathered on Sunday, August 4, at Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange to commemorate the life of Eliot Tannenbaum, who passed away shortly after his 61st birthday on July 18, 2018. As a tribute to Tannenbaum and his love of learning, close friends and family dedicated
On Sunday, August 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the JEC Elmora Avenue Shul will be holding an event for women and girls titled “A Tisha B’Av Experience.” An original cantata and poem will be performed. The cantata is written from the perspectives of a girl at the time of the Churban Bayit Rishon, a student of Rabbi Reuven Bauman, z”l,
On Sunday, August 11, the JEC Elmora Avenue Shul will be showing the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation videos. This year’s theme is “V’Ahavta L’Rei’acha Kamocha,” love your fellow like yourself. There are two presentations. Program A will be at 2:30 p.m. featuring HaRav Yitzchok Sorotzkin, Rabbi Fischel
(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Bris Avrohom runs a daily information stand inside Newark International Airport on a daily basis where hundreds of people pass by, have the opportunity to put on tefillin, daven Mincha, get the weekly thought, obtain information about the Jewish holidays and, most importantly, the
(Courtesy of Chabad of West Orange) Over 200 people attended the Chabad of West Orange annual dinner, honoring Rachelle and Richard Press, Lina and Felix Kanchik and Regina and Ruslan Dimarsky. The theme of the dinner was 6.13, Do A Mitzvah!
The Presses have a long
The Union YM-YWHA is approaching the end of its first year under new stewardship, and the leadership team could not be happier, both about what they have accomplished to date and what the future holds. The executive team of COO Jani Jonas, Director of Development and Information Technology Jackie Baranoff and
(Courtesy of NASCK) As a young man, Rabbi Elchonon Zohn began what would become a lifetime career by serving as an overnight shomer for a rebbe at his yeshiva who had died suddenly. His innate sensitivity and eventual expertise in the halachot of death and burial led him to create the National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) in
JFS MetroWest is pleased to announce that Sabrina Stuart, LCSW, was selected as a recipient of the Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award. Sponsored by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, this award recognizes the contributions of professionals who work in local direct service healthcare organizations. Those who are
The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson counties is thrilled to announce the expansion of its Reading Buddies program, which connects volunteers age 55+ with elementary school students in Essex County, to Hazel Elementary and Redwood Elementary in West Orange.
A farbrengen was held in honor of the 92nd anniversary of the release of the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe from prison on the 12th and 13th of Tammuz. Rabbi
Mordechai Kanelsky shared the significance of that special day and the message of the
Looking for activities for your kids this summer? Consider the Turtle Back Zoo, located at 560 Northfield Ave in West Orange. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for children. The zoo is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
The zoo has many exciting exhibits to visit, such as the giraffe