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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Essex & Union

Art Exhibit Presents Generational View of Holocaust

A powerful art exhibit entitled “Generations,” presented by the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest, is displaying works of art, including paintings, sculpture, conceptual art and photographs by Hanna Keselman, Milton Ohring, Joanie Schwarz and Lev Gal Wertman. The exhibit is open to the public and will be on view from September 17

Solar Eclipse Partying at Daughters of Israel

Residents at Daughters of Israel participated in a solar eclipse party on August 21, in the Frances Davis Garden. Eclipse-themed treats were served, including cookies, fruit and cheese carved into sun, moon and star shapes. Pictured are resident Rosan Mitola (seated in front) viewing the eclipse with Susan Grosser, executive

Chabad of West Orange Celebrates and Dedicates Ritual Objects

On Tuesday, August 15, Chabad of West Orange gathered to celebrate the installation a new aron, bima, amud and ner tamid with an evening of festivities, champagne toasts, delectable desserts and inspiring words.

The aron was dedicated by Jed Katz in memory of his

Book Signing With Author Myron Sugerman: ‘The Last Jewish Gangster’

Meet the famous Myron Sugerman live in-person on Wednesday, August 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Chabad of West Orange, 401 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052. His book will be available for sale at a special price of $24.99.

Myron Sugerman’s memoir, “The Last Jewish Gangster: From Meyer to

JFSCNJ Hosts Two Free Alzheimer’s Programs in September

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will host two free programs in September for individuals who have Alzheimer’s/dementia and their caregivers and families at the JFS Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth.

Bris Avrohom Kollel Enjoys Thursday Evening Study and Sushi

Every Thursday evening, Bris Avrohom, Hillside, has a kollel in their weekday shul where men learn together on a different topic of choice each week. The kollel, organized by one of its members, Elchonan Solomon, takes place after Ma’ariv and concludes with a sushi meal and dessert. For information on upcoming

DOI CNA Receives Humanism in Healthcare Award

Gail Browne, a certified nursing assistant at Daughters of Israel, was a recipient of The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey’s 2017 “Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award.” The awards dinner took place at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston on July 17.

Daughters of Israel Residents Enjoy Gatsby-Themed Fashion Show

A Great Gatsby-themed fashion show took place at Daughters of Israel on August 4, coordinated by volunteer Rachel Katz. Some residents walked down the runway sporting 1920s-inspired attire, escorted by the volunteer models, while others sat back, took in the show and enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

Cong. AABJ&D Plans Blood Drive for August 27

Congregation AABJ&D will be holding a blood drive on Sunday, August 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Please make an appointment to reduce wait times at https://goo.gl/NV7BBA. For additional information please contact Jason Munk at 917-596-4483.

RKYHS Students Participate in Saban Fellowship Program

Incoming RKYHS seniors Judah Ullman and Rachel Berk were recently selected to participate in the Saban Fellowship Program. AIPAC hosts its Saban leadership seminar twice annually in Washington, DC. More than 400 of AIPAC’s top student activists from over 140 campuses participate in four days of intense political

Daughters of Israel Hosts Successful Golf Tournament

The Fern Forman Memorial Golf Tournament in support of Daughters of Israel was a huge success. Attracting more than 200 participants, the tournament was held on July 31 at Montclair Golf Club. In addition to the golf tournament, the event included a Card and Game Party, cocktail reception and awards ceremony.

West Orange NASCK Breakfast Draws Community Support

On Sunday morning, July 30, Linda and Avi Laub hosted a breakfast at their home in West Orange to benefit NASCK, National Association of Chevra Kadishas. Approximately 100 members of the community and people from other areas attended the event to show their support and learn about the important programs and