Saturday, March 17, 2018

Essex & Union

Chabad of West Orange Celebrates Anniversary With Weekend of Festivities

Chabad of West Orange invites the entire community to attend their Grand Anniversary Celebration the weekend of December 23-24 at 401 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange.

“This Chanukah marks one year since our purchase and move into our new building,” said Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, Director of

Congregation Etz Chaim Plans December Events

Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat With Nachum Segal

Please join us for a Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat with Nachum Segal on December 16-17. There will be a Friday night community dinner and Women’s Kabbalat Shabbat Services beginning at 4:15. The main service will be in the main

JCC MetroWest Prepares for Maccabi Games

The JCC MetroWest will once again be holding tryouts and fielding teams for the mini, junior and JCC Maccabi Games. Information is provided below.

Mini Maccabi Games: Sunday, May 21, hosted by the JCC Rockland in West Nyack, NY

Children must be aged

Bris Avrohom Students Enjoy Parsha Classes

One of Bris Avrohom’s programs is a class given each Sunday by Rabbi Baruch Lepkivker, program director of the organization. He presents in-depth studies of the weekly parsha with kabbalistic insights.

For information on upcoming activities, visit their website at

JFS of Central NJ to Recognize Honorees at Gala Dinner Dance

The Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFS) Gala Dinner Dance will be held Thursday evening, December 8, at the Crystal Plaza, located in Livingston, NJ. The dinner is the main fund-raising event that benefits the agency’s work on behalf of the community.

Bris Avrohom Bat Mitzvah Club Has Time for Reflection

Bris Avrohom had its monthly meeting of the Bat Mitzvah Club. Facilitated by Mrs. Chaya Kanelsky, girls learned about the pride and responsibility of becoming a Bat Mitzvah through art, creative writing, food, conversation and community outreach. This month the girls made mirrors to reflect on their inner souls.

Union Y Chanukahfest Enjoyed by All

The art workshop was enjoyed by the children at Chanukahfest.


Areyvut’s Mitzvah Clowning Program Set to Begin in December

Starting December 4, tweens, teens and adults in the MetroWest area will have the opportunity to take part in a unique intergenerational program and learn how to create balloon animals, apply clown makeup and engage in role-play exercises that will teach them how to interact with those from whom they may be different, thanks to

Livingston’s Suburban Torah Is Growing Strong

These are exciting times for the Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center community. The Livingston-based synagogue, under the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Elie Mischel, has seen tremendous growth over the past two years. For the second consecutive year, there has been an influx of new families, and it doesn’t appear to

Chabad Women’s Dinner to Feature Singer Chava Shapiro

Chabad of West Orange invites all women to attend its Annual Dinner, which will be held on Sunday evening, December 4, at Chabad, 401 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange.

Chava Shapiro, a classically trained singer, will perform, accompanied by local talent, pianist Fran Testa.

Federation’s The BIGGIVE Highlights a Month of Community-Building Programs

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ announces a community-wide event, The BIGGIVE, on Sunday, December 4, to celebrate our community and raise the funds needed to support the work we do both locally and around the world. A new and improved variation of what has been called Super Sunday, this event will take place at two area

Bernardsville Art Event Supports MetroWest JFS Programs and Services

At the Rachel Coalition Art of Collecting Event at the home of Ellyn and Saul Dennison: (left to right) Terri Friedman, Vera Chapman, Ellyn Dennison and Michelle Cohen