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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Essex & Union

Café Europa Pays Tribute to Ellin Cohen, z”l

Friends and family gathered at Café Europa in special tribute to Ellin Cohen, z”l, longstanding member of the JFS MetroWest board, chair of the JFS MetroWest Holocaust Advisory Committee, active volunteer and generous supporter, along with her husband Fred, of JFS MetroWest Café Europa.

Daughters of Israel Residents Enjoy Chocolate Works Chanukah Prep Trip

A group of residents from Daughters of Israel visited Chocolate Works in Livingston on December 6 to create their own chocolate menorahs. The trip, made possible through the generosity of the Frances Davis Fund, received rave reviews from the residents, who immensely enjoyed the craft project and especially the delectable

Area Yeshiva Students Perform at Union Y Chanukahfest

The JEC/RPRY choir, under the direction of Chana Solomon, performed at the YMHA Chanukahfest event on December 10 at the Union Y.

Upcoming Events at the Union Y

Monday, December 25: For adults: “Chinese food and a movie” (The Jazz Singer), 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $10 ($8 members). RSVP: 908-289-8112, x0 or 34, or email [email protected] For the kids: “Candy sushi making and King Fung Panda,” 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Free to all Y kid members ($5 guests).

Chabad of West Orange Celebrates Yud Tes Kislev

Members of Chabad of West Orange celebrate Yud Tes (19) Kislev, the Rosh Hashanah of chassidus, at a farbrengen (gathering) on December 7, at the home of Rabbi Mendy and Altie Kasowitz.

Visit chabadwestorange.com for all upcoming events.

Sponsors of West Orange Eruv Expansion Seek to ‘Pay It Forward’

In an exciting nod toward the future, the West Orange community expanded its eruv this fall to include St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. The project was generously sponsored by West Orange residents Drs. Roz Feder Lipsky and Marvin Lipsky in memory of Roz’s parents, Walter and Cecile Feder, z”l.

Bris Avrohom Dinner Attracts Capacity Crowd

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) On Sunday, December 3, Bris Avrohom, headquartered in Hillside, celebrated its 38th annual dinner and 32nd gala weddings at the Sheraton in Parsippany, in which five couples from the former Soviet Union were married according to Jewish tradition. This event was called a

Essex County Residents to Be Honored by Israel Bonds

(Courtesy of NJ Israel Bonds) NJ Israel Bonds will pay tribute to Dr. Renee E. Frankel of Short Hills and Dr. Stuart R. Geffner of Livingston at its annual Health Professionals Dinner, Monday evening, December 11. The glatt kosher dinner will take place at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston at 6:30 p.m.

Bris Avrohom’s Rabbi Kanelsky Speaks at Hillside PD Induction

Last week the Township of Hillside swore in 17 new recruits into their Police Department. Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, executive director, Bris Avrohom was invited by Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson to give the benediction at the swearing-in ceremony.

Pictured are Rabbi Kanelsky; Mayor Garretson;

Bnai Shalom to Hold Gift-It-4Ward Havdalah Chanukah Pajama Party

A new series of Gift-it-4Ward Family Havdalah Celebrations is being launched by Bnai Shalom in West Orange with a Chanukah Pajama Party on Saturday, December 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“The three Havdalah celebrations prior to Chanukah, Tu B’Shevat and Passover will provide a wonderful opportunity for

Chabad of West Orange Plans Town Menorah Lighting

Join Chabad of West Orange at a menorah-lighting ceremony, to be held at the West Orange Town Hall, 66 Main Street, with Mayor Robert Parisi and other local dignitaries. The lighting will take place on the third night of Chanukah, Thursday, December 14, at 4:00 p.m. All will enjoy music, Chanukah gelt and

Chabad of WO Celebrates Second Anniversary With Chanukah Festivities

Chabad of West Orange invites the entire community to attend their Second Annual Grand Anniversary Celebration the weekend of December 15-16.

“The fifth night of Chanukah marks two years since our move into our new building,” said Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, director of Chabad of West Orange. “This is a