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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Essex & Union

Kulanu of MetroWest to Launch September 2019

The Greater MetroWest community is excited to announce the launch of Kulanu, a new school dedicated to providing Torah education, spiritual programming and social opportunities to Jewish children in public school, as well as those who were formerly in yeshiva.

Located in the JCC of West

Tuition, Money and the Modern Orthodox Balancing Act

Here’s the Starr family’s weekday routine: I wake up, get my kids dressed and run them off to school (for the older ones) and daycare at our local Y (for the baby). I then head off to work in Manhattan, as does my wife. My wife, after finishing work, drives to the Y and picks up the three kids (the oldest two from the Y after

Bris Avrohom Commemorates Rebbe’s Day

On Monday evening, Bris Avrohom held a farbrengen in honor of gimmel Tammuz, the Rebbe’s day. The guest speaker, Rabbi Yossi Paltiel, mesmerized the audience until midnight, sharing stories about the Rebbe, and more importantly, reminded them to follow the Rebbe’s sage advice of increasing in Torah and mitzvot to speed

JFS Debuts ‘The Coffee House’ Program for People Living With Memory Loss

A new weekly four-hour social and recreational program for people living with memory loss, called “The Coffee House at JFS” takes place on Mondays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the JFS Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey. JFS of Central NJ is a nonsectarian health and social service agency serving the entire

Federation’s Holocaust Council Offers Story-Telling Workshop for Second-and Third-Generation Holocaust Survivors

Soon, the responsibility of keeping alive and sharing the stories and lessons of the Holocaust will fall completely to the next generation—the children and grandchildren of the survivors. The Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest NJ, a department of Jewish Federation, is committed to keeping alive these stories and is

Union Y Plans Casino Night

The Union Y will host Casino Night on Sunday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at the YM-YWHA Union, 501 Green Lane, Union. Great prizes! Sign up now online at uniony.org/casinonight.

Cheder Yaldei Menachem’s New State-of-the-Art Facility to Open in Hillside in September

After three years of loving attention to every detail, the state-of-the-art facility that will house Hillside’s Cheder Yaldei Menachem will open its doors on September 4. On that day, little ones from the ages of 18 months to 4 years old, coming from the local community of Hillside as well as Elizabeth, Linden,

Bris Avrohom’s Rabbi Kanelsky Meets With Danny Danon

Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky recently met with the Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon. Rabbi Kanelsky expressed his appreciation and gratitude for the ambassador’s tireless work and advocacy for the safety of the Jewish community, not to mention his publicizing that Israel belongs to the Jews as inscribed in our

Bake Delicious Challah With Friendship Circle

Children and adults are invited to bake homemade challah at Challah Baking with Friendship Circle, on Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at LifeTown, 10 MicroLab Rd., in Livingston. Every Thursday features a different challah theme: July 18 is tie-dye challah, July 25 is choco-heaven challah and August 1 is Oreo challah. Admission is $5 per person, per session. Register

Cafe ‘Klarbucks’ at the Lubavitch Center Is a Labor of Love

Rabbi Boruch and Devorah Klar have added a unique aspect to the Lubavitch Center in West Orange. Along with their sales of beautiful Judaica, they now offer Cafe Klarbucks, which is a lounge area in the store, complete with complimentary coffee, where customers can connect in a comfortable, cafe-like

Union Y Plans Casino Night

The Union Y will host Casino Night on Sunday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at the YM-YWHA Union, 501 Green Lane, Union. Great prizes! Sign up now online at uniony.org/casinonight.

Lavy House Presents: What You Need to Know About Elder Abuse

An informational program called “What You Need to Know About Elder Abuse” was held on Tuesday, July 9, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey. The program was presented by Peter Jacob, MSW, LSW, program manager for JFS’s Project CEASSE: Combatting Elder Abuse Through Services and