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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Essex & Union

‘Chanukah-Fest’ Comes to Union Y on Sunday

All are invited to the Union Y this Sunday, December 10, from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., for Chanukah-Fest. Enjoy shopping, klezmer music, the JEC/RPRY choir, kids’ programs at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., and a performance of “Menashe” at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. There is no admission fee. Food will be available to purchase.

Tony Award-Winning Actor Ben Platt to Headline at Federation’s Live365 Event

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is pleased to announce that the Tony Award-winning stage and screen actor Ben Platt will be the special guest at Live365, its largest community-wide event of the year, on Monday, December 11. The event, which will be held at the Hilton Parsippany, is chaired by Shari Berman of Westfield;

Bris Avrohom Dinner to Honor Teaneck’s Drs. Friedman and Schulhof

Bris Avrohom, Hillside, will hold its 38th annual dinner and 32nd gala wedding on Sunday, December 3. The honorees will be Teaneck’s Dr. Jerald Friedman and Dr. Zev Schulhof, principals of North Jersey Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, as well as supporters of Bris Avrohom. Both doctors have been involved in some of Bris

JFGMW Initiative Enhances Synagogue-Federation Partnerships

(Courtesy of JFGMW) Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is committed to building relationships with and among the more than 80 synagogues in our region in order to create a more vibrant Jewish life in our community. As part of this effort, the Synagogue Leadership Council was developed to provide direction and guidance. The

This Chanukah, Israel Comes to Livingston

Chanukah in Livingston will be a true celebration this year as Suburban Torah Synagogue hosts Israel’s Kinor David Jazz Ensemble for a four-day whirlwind experience, December 14-17, much of it open to the public. The members of this ensemble, which performs multi-stylistic Jewish music, will meet students at Rae Kushner Yeshiva

West Orange Community Enjoys Well-Attended Shabbat Project

The West Orange Shabbat Project, held on November 16-18, was a huge success. The weekend kicked off with a Thursday evening Challah Bake at the West Orange Shabbat House, attended by nearly 75 people. Rebbetzin Devorah Klar, who runs the Shabbat House with her husband, Rabbi Boruch Klar, spoke

SHIP Counselors Are Available to Answer Medicare Open-Enrollment Questions

Medicare open enrollment ends on December 7. SHIP is a statewide program that provides free, objective, confidential help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions about, Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Part D and Long-Term Care Insurance Services. Services are provided via

Union Y Arts Brunch to Feature Borsht Belt’s Marty Schneit

The “Arts Brunch,” now in its third year, will present a program on Sunday, December 3. Funded in part by a grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, this is the second program of this season. The topic is “The Borsht Belt” and will be presented by well-known historical speaker Marty Schneit. Schneit

Union Y Plans December Events

Sunday, December 10: Chanukah-Fest, 10:30-3:30. Vendors for holiday shopping,

Klezmer music, JEC/RPRY Choir, Children’s Art Workshop. Film screening, “Menasche,”

11:15 & 2:15. No admission fee, food available to purchase.

Linden’s Anshe Chesed Is Growing

Under the capable and energetic leadership of Rabbi Joshua Hess, Linden’s Orthodox shul, Congregation Anshe Chesed, is experiencing tremendous growth in membership, and anticipates this trend to continue going forward. The local Orthodox community, as well as the city of Linden, are going through their own redevelopment

Lester Senior Housing Community in Whippany Offers New Programs for Assisted Living Residents

(Courtesy of Lester Senior Housing Community) The distinctive Lester Senior Housing Community in Whippany has expanded its programs for its assisted living residents with new activities to foster wellness of mind, body and soul. The programs are offered in the Weston Assisted Living Residence, one of two buildings comprising the

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Earns 12 Straight A’s for Keeping Patients Safe

(Courtesy of RWJ Barnabas) As the president and chief executive officer at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, has been involved in several major initiatives—including the opening of a whole new hospital wing. But, first and foremost, safety is Zieniewicz’s #1 priority—safety for all, including patients and their families,