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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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March Events at Cong. Etz Chaim

Etz Chaim Men’s Club Man’s Seder at Etz Chaim: Tuesday, March 20. $50 per person.

Etz Chaim Youth Department Matzo Ball Mitzvah Project for grades seven and up, March 25, 1-3 p.m.

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MetroWest Community Shaliach to Discuss Life in Jerusalem

How does one live in a city that experiences everything from terrorist attacks to demonstrations against compulsory military service, from labor walkouts to illegal immigrant protests? That is what Jerusalemites often deal with on a daily basis. How are their daily lives affected? What keeps them in Jerusalem?

Amit Stern is an IDF veteran, educator, youth

Passover Culinary Inspiration Comes to Springfield

Dreading the yearly monotonous pre-Passover cooking sessions? Get ready to reinvigorate your recipe book when acclaimed chef and author of cooking blog “Cooking for My People,” Sylvia Fallas, comes to town. On Sunday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m., Fallas will lead an interactive cooking demonstration at the Chabad Jewish Learning Center of

Bris Avrohom Celebrates Purim in China

This year Bris Avrohom Center Cong. Shomrei Torah Ohel Yosef Yitzchok, Hillside, continued its annual tradition of celebrating Purim around the world by stopping off in China. In the evening 250 people listened to the reading of the Megilla, which was followed by a Chinese-style dinner with live music by Israeli performer Sandy

Cupcake Wars Comes to SSTC

Middle school students at the Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center in Livingston battled it out for a chance to be named the winners of this year’s SSTC Cupcake Wars. Taking home the title this year are friends Ashley and Liav, shown crafting their cupcake creations. Also showing off their cupcake treats are Simon and

IBECC Hosts Speaker on Cooperative Parenting

On Monday, March 12, at 8 p.m., the Iris Berman Early Childhood Center at Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center in Livingston invites parents with children of all ages to an evening with guest speaker Dr. Barbara Lauer-Listhaus. Dr. Listhaus’s talk, “We’re in This Together: Raising Confident and Competent Children Through

JFS MetroWest Offers Free Program to Help Navigate Mental Health for Teens

JFS MetroWest is pleased to announce it is offering a free program, “Anybody Have A Map? Navigating Mental Health For Teens,” geared to parents of middle and high school students on Thursday, March 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Adath Shalom, 841 Mountain Way in Morris Plains. This program is free and open to the entire community.

Congregation AABJ&D Heads to AIPAC

Members of Congregation AABJ&D proudly stand united with Israel as they attended the 2018 AIPAC Convention in Washington, D.C.

Lester Senior Housing Community to Host Open House for Memory Care Suite

The Lester Senior Housing Community in Whippany will host an open house for its Memory Care Suite on Thursday, March 15, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Area residents interested in learning more about Memory Care at Lester, the community’s personalized-care approach for individuals with dementia-related conditions, are invited to attend and tour

Federation’s The BIGGIVE Highlights a Month of Community Building Programs

(Courtesy of JFGMWNJ) Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ invites all members of the community to join them on Sunday, March 11, at The BIGGIVE, their community-wide day of giving, a new-and-improved variation of what has been called Super Sunday, and incorporating Challah Bake Jr. and volunteer opportunities. The day-long festivities

Chabad of West Orange Plans Community Passover Seder

(Courtesy of Chabad of West Orange) Few Jewish holidays evoke the same warm sentiments as Passover. Memories of family and friends gathered as the four cups of wine are poured, the four questions asked and the matzah served, all contribute to Passover’s popularity in the Jewish community. Sharing the warmth and tradition of this festival,

Elizabeth Chevra Kadisha Marks Zayin Adar With Rabbi Henoch Plotnik

The chevra kadisha in nearly every community worldwide gathers annually on Zayin Adar for inspiration and strength to sustain the quiet communal service they provide. This year, the Elizabeth Chevra Kadisha was fortunate to have as its keynote speaker Rabbi Henoch Plotnik, the well-known maggid shiur from Chicago,