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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Essex & Union

RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Seeks  Volunteers for Reading Buddies Program

The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties is currently accepting volunteers for its Reading Buddies program, which connects volunteers age 55+ with elementary school students in Essex County. The program is now expanding to the Washington Elementary School located at 289 Main Street in West Orange. RSVP volunteers will be

Federation Presents 300,000th PJ Library Book to Scotch Plains 6-Year-Old

On Tuesday, July 25, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ presented the 300,000th local PJ Library book to 6-year-old Nathanial Melville of Scotch Plains in a ceremonious event. PJ Library, an initiative of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, has been

Bris Avrohom Hosts JFS Holocaust Caregiver and Family Brunch

As part of a series of programs for family caregivers, Jewish Family Service had a brunch for caregivers and family members of Holocaust survivors. These caregivers give survivors the quality of life and dignity in their elder years after the traumas they suffered and JFS helps them with programs like this.

Chabad of West Orange Celebrates New Shul Furnishings

On Tuesday, August 15, at 8 p.m., Chabad of West Orange will celebrate the installation of their new aron kodesh, bima, chazan’s amud and ner tamid.

The custom-made synagogue furniture was crafted in Israel at Kibbutz Lavi after many months of planning. It arrived at Chabad

Eric Eliezer Levenson Treatment Room Is Dedicated at JFS MetroWest

In memory of their son, Eric Levenson, Eta and Mark Levenson of West Orange recently dedicated the Eric Eliezer Levenson Treatment Room at JFS MetroWest. In addition, the Levensons made a previously announced gift to support annual JFS programming in the MetroWest Jewish community related to the stigma of mental health,

Manischewitz Newark Plant Closes

After over 10 years, the Manischewitz Newark plant will be closing, with all products to be manufactured at various other locations. In 2006, when the plant first opened, Newark Mayor Cory Booker said of the factory that it “makes me the proudest mayor in America. It gives me great nachas.” The 129-year-old company

Bris Avrohom’s Chabad of Flatbush Hebrew School Celebrates Graduation

Chabad of Flatbush’s Hebrew School, a satellite of Bris Avrohom, recently had its graduation ceremony. Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, executive director of Bris Avrohom, attended the celebration, where the boys received tzitzit and the girls received candlesticks. The children are taught how to read Hebrew, learn about the Jewish

Suzanne Berman of JFS MetroWest Receives Humanism in Healthcare Award

JFS MetroWest is pleased to share that Suzanne Berman, LSW, director of volunteer services, was selected as a recipient of the Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award. Sponsored by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, this award recognizes the contributions of professionals who work in local direct-service healthcare

Union Y Early Childhood Department Is Accepting Registration for Fall 2017

The YM-YWHA of Union County, located at 501 Green Lane in Union, is pleased to announce select openings for Fall 2017 in their licensed premiere day care center. Nurturing infants, children, families and community for over 35 years, the Y boasts six specific rooms and programs geared for all levels of childcare. Beginning at six

Daughters of Israel Exec Director Wins Prestigious Award

Susan Grosser, executive director of Daughters of Israel, received the prestigious Aberdeen David Outstanding Education Support Award from District 1199J at an awards dinner this month. (l-r): Susan Cleary, president of NJ Health Care Employers District 1199J, presenting the award to Grosser. (Credit: District 1199J)

JEC Raises Funding for Student Scholarship at Golf Outing

The Jewish Educational Center’s second annual golf outing was held on Monday, July 17. The event sold out early and brought together golfers and friends of the JEC from across a broad spectrum.

“We were joined by the mayor (Chris Bollwage) and other dignitaries

Memory Care Available at Lester Senior Housing Community in Whippany

Senior living community’s Memory Care Suite offers person-centered care in an intimate environment.

(courtesy of Lester Senior Housing Community) The Lester Senior Housing Community in Whippany is welcoming residents to its new Memory Care Suite, which offers compassionate, person-centered