Sunday, January 26, 2020

Essex & Union

Greater MetroWest Day School Quest Conference Means the World

The fourth bi-annual Quest Conference for Day School Teachers, attended by 450 local day school educators, was hosted last week at Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School (JKHA/RKYHS) in Livingston. This year’s theme was “The World in Our Jewish Day Schools: How the Social, Cultural and Political Climates

Kushner ATID Society To Present the Comedy Of Modi

(Courtesy of JKHA/RKYHS) The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School (JKHA/RKYHS) ATID Society is pleased to present the stand-up comedy of Modi on Sunday, November 24, at 7:30 p.m.

The ATID Society event kicks off the school’s annual campaign, which enables JKHA/RKYHS to

Jack Lew to Speak at November 15 ‘Strictly Business’ Breakfast

(Courtesy of Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest) The Honorable Jacob J. “Jack” Lew, 76th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (2013-17), will be the special guest speaker at Strictly Business 2019 presented by Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) of MetroWest. The event will be held on Friday, November 15, from 7:30 to

Congregation Anshe Chesed Lives Up to Its Name This Sukkot

For Congregation Anshe Chesed of Linden, New Jersey, the community had no shortage of amazing programming at the shul for all its families, serving both their spiritual and social needs.

Besides the wonderful davening and inspiring drashot by Rabbi Joshua Hess, the kehila helped itself

Bris Avrohom Hosts Simchas Beis Hashoeva

Bris Avrohom of Hillside, directed by Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, celebrated its annual Simchas Beis Hashoeva event on Chol Hamoed.

The event started with an interactive exciting magic show while the participants enjoyed pizza in the sukkah. This was followed by live music and singer Sandy

Join Union Y for Challah Bake

Union Y will hold its third annual Flour Power…Community Challah Bake at the Union Y on Wed., Nov. 6, at 6:45-9:45 p.m. 501 Green Lane, Union.

Cost is $18 pp. Sponsorships available. Must reserve: 908-289-8112, or

Lavy House to Address Healthy Aging at November Program

An informational program on “Healthy Aging: What’s Normal? What’s Not?” will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, NJ. The program will be presented by Jewish Family Service of Central NJ nurse Kathleen McMahon,

Walk for Friendship at Annual FUNdraiser

More than 2,000 people are expected in Livingston on Sunday, Nov. 3, for the annual FCwalk and family fun fair to show their support for individuals with special needs. The annual fundraising event for Friendship Circle will be held at its home in LifeTown on Miracle Way in Livingston.

Daughters of Israel Practices Rehab at the Farm

A group of sub-acute rehabilitation therapy clients at Daughters of Israel had loads of fun practicing their rehab skills in preparation for their return home to the community. They went to Hillcrest Farms, whose staff was extremely gracious, on a pumpkin picking excursion. Metro Transport, Daughters of

Lifetown to Launch Mental Health Speaker Series

According to the CDC, one in six children in the United States between the ages of 2 and 8 years old has a diagnosis of a mental, behavioral or developmental disorder. In 2018, 9.4% of children aged 2-17 received a diagnosis of ADHD, 7.1% of children aged 3-17 years old received a diagnosis of anxiety and 3.2% of children aged 3-17

Bris Avrohom Holds Women’s Farbrengen

On Vov Tishrei, Bris Avrohom held a Farbrengen for women, commemorating the 55th yahrzeit of Rebbetzin Chana (the Rebbe’s mother). Mrs. Shterney Kanelsky spoke about the values and grace portrayed by Rebbetzin Chana and how we can all learn to be inspired from her to maintain the three mitzvos pertaining to

Daughters of Israel Does Farm to Table

Gardening is a favorite activity among residents at Daughters of Israel. (l-r) DOI staff members Byron Bridgett and Christopher Baines, with resident Yetta Greenstein, picking Italian parsley, which she and other residents planted in the early summer. The parsley, and other fresh herbs, were incorporated into a