Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Essex & Union

JFS MetroWest Rachel Coalition Hosts Luncheon

The Rachel Coalition, JFS MetroWest’s domestic violence division, hosted its Women to Women Luncheon at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange. A crowd of over 150 people gathered to hear keynote speaker Melissa Dohme Hill, a survivor of a brutal attack who is now a domestic violence advocate and

Are We Bound by Fate or Do We Have Free Choice??

If God already knows what we will do tomorrow, is our “free choice” nothing more than an illusion? And with so many powerful influences outside of our control—or even our awareness—influencing our choices, how “free” could they possibly be? Find these answers and more in a lesson from the Jewish

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ Plans 5K Run

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) will hold a 5K Run/Walk in support of the organization’s many services on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Oak Ridge Park, 136 Oak Ridge Road, Clark, NJ, at 9 a.m. The event is being chaired by JFSCNJ Board Members Mindy Goldberger, Gerri Rothfleisch and Arielle Traub. The entire community is invited

JFS MetroWest Holds Good Deeds Day Cookie Bake

JFS MetroWest held a Good Deeds Day Cookie Bake at the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston. Volunteers baked, packed and delivered 800 cookies to 125 isolated older adult clients of JFS MetroWest.

Congregation Anshe Chesed Celebrates 104 Years in Linden

On Wednesday, May 30, Modern Orthodox synagogue Anshe Chesed will be celebrating 104 years in Linden, New Jersey, along with its revitalization in the last decade. The Young Leadership Award will be awarded to Joshua and Eliana Weiss for their dedication to the rejuvenation of the community. Under Joshua’s 10

Rhoda Dermer Speaks at Mikvah Chana Event

Rhoda Dermer, whose husband, Ron, is the Israel ambassador to the United States, was the keynote speaker at the Hotel Westminster in Livingston for the Women’s Annual Gala benefiting Mikvah Chana. Throughout the evening, Dermer and other speakers inspired the 600-strong, women-only audience with their thoughts on the

JEC Celebrates 77 Years of Excellence at Annual Gala Dinner

(Courtesy of The JEC) The Jewish Educational Center’s annual gala dinner was held on May 15 at the Westmount Country Club, where supporters celebrated 77 years of academic excellence as well as honorees who exemplify the JEC “family.”

Rosa and Herman Engel, Grandparents

JNF Garners Support at Annual Breakfast for Israel

(Courtesy of JNF) Nearly 600 eager and excited Israel supporters filled the room at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston to show their unwavering passion for the work of Jewish National Fund (JNF-USA) during its annual Breakfast for Israel. The event, which was co-chaired by Jessica Abramovici, Andrew Bronsnick,

The Elizabeth Kehilla Is Ready to Welcome You

If one wonders what factors influence a family when they are looking for a warm and open community in which to settle, whether to raise their children or to retire, the best way to determine this is to ask those who have done so. There are a host of factors that have brought together the individuals who comprise the kehilla of Greater

Bris Avrohom Hosts Lag B’Omer BBQ

Bris Avrohom of Hillside and Congregation Adath Israel of Elizabeth held their Annual Lag B’Omer Family BBQ at the Gan Yonina Playground in Elizabeth. The children had fun jumping on the inflatables, and everyone enjoyed a delicious BBQ. The event finished off with Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky reciting the 12 pesukim with the

Daughters of Israel Donates to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

The Resident Charitable Fund at Daughters of Israel donated the funds it raised this year to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Pictured (l-r) are Evelyn Schulman, Rosan Mitola and Yetta Greenstein announcing the Resident Council’s designated charity at their monthly meeting on May 3.

Shavuot Happenings at Chabad of West Orange

May 19: All Night Learning—begins midnight

Explore the meaning and justification for mitzvos, rationally and mystically, through the lens of the Talmud, Rambam, Kabbalah and Chasidus.

Shiur given by rabbinic intern and YU semicha student Elisha Pearl.

May 20: Reading of the