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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Essex & Union

City of Orange Votes to Allow Maplewood Eruv to Expand Through Its Borders

At a hearing on June 6, city of Orange council members voted unanimously to join more than 20 New Jersey municipalities in favor of an ordinance permitting the construction of an eruv within its borders. Orange is home to Roni Kotel, an attorney and member of the Maplewood Jewish Center-Congregation Beth Ephraim (MJC), who

When Jews Run the Wrong Way

Jews love this quote: “Justice, justice—pursue it” (Deuteronomy 16:20).

Justice. Who’s not for justice? Justice is the cornerstone of our mission as Jews. Justice is the bedrock of our American civilization. Justice—great idea.

Justice, justice. The

Cong. AABJ&D and Lauren Elise Bier Nursery School Support Israel

Chabad of West Orange to Host Annual Dinner and Concert

(Courtesy of Chabad of West Orange) Chabad will honor four wonderful couples at its annual dinner: Shirley and Phil Levitan, Marsha and Marvin Frank, Dell and Tuvia Sahl and Sheina and Reuven Hererra.

Since moving to West Orange from Livingston, New Jersey, in

Jewish Federation Helps Foster Tolerance at Rutgers

Jewish Federation President Stephanie Goldman, Jewish Federation CEO Jason M. Shames, Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Committee Director Ariella Noveck and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg met with Rutgers President Robert Barchi to ensure that Rutgers University and its faculty are committed to tolerance and

AABJ&D Plans Blood Drive

Congregation AABJ&D at 700 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange will host a blood drive on Sunday, June 10, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Make an appointment at https://bit.ly/2s46jrl. For questions, call Jason Munk at 917-596-4483.

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest to Present Evening of Laughter

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest will hold its annual An Evening of Laughter on Thursday, June 7, at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, 60 Temple Drive, Springfield, New Jersey. The program will benefit Jewish Family Service of MetroWest’s programs and services.

JFS MetroWest is honoring two couples for their

Rebounderz Edison Announces Monthly ‘Sensory Altered Fun Environment’ Events

(Courtesy of Rebounderz Edison) Rebounderz in Edison, the Northern New Jersey’s premier family center, is proud to announce a new monthly event. S.A.F.E. (sensory altered fun environment) is for guests with special needs or sensory issues and their family and friends. The S.A.F.E. events have special hours (9 a.m. to noon) and

Daughters of Israel Hosts Casino Night

Daughters of Israel’s Casino Night/Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament, a charity benefit for the Home, took place on May 22, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston. The fun and enjoyable evening was generously underwritten by Valley National Bank and co-chaired by David Silverstein and Gary Wayne.

Join June Programs at Lavy House in Westfield

“Safety Tips for Seniors” will be the featured program for seniors on Tuesday, June 5, 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Resource Center at the Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey, presented by Officer Mike Riccio of the Union County sheriff’s office. Officer Riccio will be addressing general safety; apartment dwelling

Bris Avrohom Meets With Lt. Governor Oliver

Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky and Shterney Kanelsky of Bris Avrohom Hillside recently met with the Lieutenant Governor, Sheila Oliver, to discuss different programs for the Russian Jewish Community in New Jersey. Oliver took an interest, specifically towards the education programs Bris Avrohom provides for the teenagers of the

JFS MetroWest Represents at JHJSA Conference

(Courtesy of JFS MW) Representatives from Jewish Family Service of MetroWest addressed the recent Network for Human Jewish Service Agencies Conference in Chicago.