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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Essex & Union

Daughters of Israel Hosts Volunteer Luncheon

Daughters of Israel’s Annual Volunteer Luncheon took place on November 20, honoring its many volunteers who assist throughout the Home. Words of appreciation were shared by staff and volunteers, who all enjoyed a catered gourmet lunch. Following lunch, the volunteers received chair massages and spa-themed gifts, in appreciation

Sivan Ya’ari, Founder and CEO of ‘Innovation: Africa,’ Addresses Cong. Etz Chaim

Innovation: Africa is a New York-based nonprofit that brings Israeli solar, agricultural and water technologies to rural African villages. Over the last 20 years, thanks to Israeli innovation, founder and CEO Sivan Ya’ari and her team have impacted over 1 million lives in the most remote villages of Africa using

ShopRite Partners With Lifetown

(Courtesy of LifeTown) ShopRite and LifeTown cut the ribbon on a unique new store that gives individuals with special needs practice with daily life and job skills. The special ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at LifeTown, a new immersive educational, therapeutic and recreational center located at 10

Congregation Etz Chaim of Livingston Holds Clothing Drive for Yad Leah

Members of the Etz Chaim synagogue in Livingston held a clothing drive on Sunday to benefit Yad Leah. They collected, sorted and packed over 25 bags of clothing to be sent to Israel.

Yad Leah’s mission is to build confidence and maintain people’s self-respect by only sending new or gently used

Register for Upcoming Events at the Union Y

Sunday, Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m.: Arts Brunch w/David Aarons (’50s & ’60s dance party)

Bagels and… $10 ($8 Y members)

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 11:30am.: Chanukah party w/music by Odessa Klezmer.

JFS MetroWest RSVP Center Announces Grant to Benefit Reading Buddies

The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties, a program of JFS MetroWest, is excited to announce it will be the recipient of Barnes & Noble Livingston’s annual Holiday Book Drive. Books collected will benefit RSVP’s Reading Buddies program, which matches older adult volunteers with elementary school students to improve reading

Girl Scouts Visit Daughters of Israel

Girl Scout Troop 20455 of West Caldwell, whose leaders included Daughters of Israel Clinical Nutrition Manager Elena Mills, came to visit Daughters on November 14. The residents and girls had a great time beading bracelets and participating in an art studio program.

Congregation Anshe Chesed Provides Jam-Packed Learning Opportunities Calendar

Congregation Anshe Chesed in Linden New Jersey began its jam-packed calendar of learning opportunities and it’s not only members that are benefiting. After the success of last year’s Linden Beit Midrash Program of Congregation Anshe Chesed, in partnership with Yeshiva University, Anshe Chesed has

Union Y Hosts Challah Bake

The Y on Green Lane hosted the annual Challah Bake on November 6 as part of “The Shabbat Project.” There were over 65 attendees.

Chabad Center of Northwest NJ to Celebrate 32nd Anniversary Gala

(Courtesy of Chabad Center of Northwest NJ) The Chabad Center of Northwest NJ will celebrate its 32nd Anniversary at its Founders Dinner on Monday, December 2, at the luxurious Crystal Plaza in Livingston. A lavish buffet will begin at 6 p.m. and a celebratory dinner and program will follow at 7 p.m.

Bris Avrohom of Jersey City Is Teeming With Activities

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) The Bris Avrohom Center is situated in Congregation Sons of Israel, one of the oldest synagogues in Jersey City that initially served as the first headquarters of Bris Avrohom.

The Center has Shabbat services, classes and holiday programs both on and off site to serve

Charlene Aminoff to  Headline Mikvah Yisroel 12th Anniversary Celebration

(Courtesy of Mikvah Yisroel) Charlene Aminoff—the founder and CEO of Gali’s Couture Wigs and an inspiring speaker of international renown—will headline a gala Challah Bake And Mega Raffle supporting Mikvah Yisroel on Sunday, December 8, at Congregation Israel of Springfield, at 7:00 p.m.