Sunday, December 16, 2018

Essex & Union

Federation Offers Free High Holiday Tickets for Newcomers

MetroPass, a collaborative program between Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and area synagogues, is designed to provide newcomers to our community—or to synagogue life—with complimentary High Holiday tickets. In its seventh year, this program is designed to lower the barriers of entry and to encourage Jewish people in Greater

Bris Avrohom Preps for Elul

With the beginning of the month of Elul, Bris Avrohom is preparing for the High Holy Days by teaching children the significance of Rosh Hashanah—the Jewish New Year. The table is set with the symbols of the holiday, with lit candles, covered challah, the honey and the apple to be dipped for a sweet new year. All eyes are on Rabbi

Art Exhibit Presents Generational View of Holocaust

A powerful art exhibit entitled “Generations,” presented by the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest, is displaying works of art, including paintings, sculpture, conceptual art and photographs by Hanna Keselman, Milton Ohring, Joanie Schwarz and Lev Gal Wertman. The exhibit is open to the public and will be on view from September 17

Solar Eclipse Partying at Daughters of Israel

Residents at Daughters of Israel participated in a solar eclipse party on August 21, in the Frances Davis Garden. Eclipse-themed treats were served, including cookies, fruit and cheese carved into sun, moon and star shapes. Pictured are resident Rosan Mitola (seated in front) viewing the eclipse with Susan Grosser, executive

Chabad of West Orange Celebrates and Dedicates Ritual Objects

On Tuesday, August 15, Chabad of West Orange gathered to celebrate the installation a new aron, bima, amud and ner tamid with an evening of festivities, champagne toasts, delectable desserts and inspiring words.

The aron was dedicated by Jed Katz in memory of his

Book Signing With Author Myron Sugerman: ‘The Last Jewish Gangster’

Meet the famous Myron Sugerman live in-person on Wednesday, August 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Chabad of West Orange, 401 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052. His book will be available for sale at a special price of $24.99.

Myron Sugerman’s memoir, “The Last Jewish Gangster: From Meyer to

JFSCNJ Hosts Two Free Alzheimer’s Programs in September

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will host two free programs in September for individuals who have Alzheimer’s/dementia and their caregivers and families at the JFS Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth.

Bris Avrohom Kollel Enjoys Thursday Evening Study and Sushi

Every Thursday evening, Bris Avrohom, Hillside, has a kollel in their weekday shul where men learn together on a different topic of choice each week. The kollel, organized by one of its members, Elchonan Solomon, takes place after Ma’ariv and concludes with a sushi meal and dessert. For information on upcoming

DOI CNA Receives Humanism in Healthcare Award

Gail Browne, a certified nursing assistant at Daughters of Israel, was a recipient of The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey’s 2017 “Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award.” The awards dinner took place at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston on July 17.

Daughters of Israel Residents Enjoy Gatsby-Themed Fashion Show

A Great Gatsby-themed fashion show took place at Daughters of Israel on August 4, coordinated by volunteer Rachel Katz. Some residents walked down the runway sporting 1920s-inspired attire, escorted by the volunteer models, while others sat back, took in the show and enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

Cong. AABJ&D Plans Blood Drive for August 27

Congregation AABJ&D will be holding a blood drive on Sunday, August 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Please make an appointment to reduce wait times at https://goo.gl/NV7BBA. For additional information please contact Jason Munk at 917-596-4483.

RKYHS Students Participate in Saban Fellowship Program

Incoming RKYHS seniors Judah Ullman and Rachel Berk were recently selected to participate in the Saban Fellowship Program. AIPAC hosts its Saban leadership seminar twice annually in Washington, DC. More than 400 of AIPAC’s top student activists from over 140 campuses participate in four days of intense political