Monday, June 18, 2018

Essex & Union

Union Y Gets Ready for Purim

On Sunday, February 26, the YM-YWHA of Union celebrated the annual “early bird” Purim carnival. With inflatables, goldfish, cotton candy and a costume parade, the carnival got over 100 families into the spirit of Purim. Earlier in the day, the Gan open house packed in many families anxious to get the early discount for

Congregation Israel of Springfield Plans 42nd Annual Dinner

Congregation Israel of Springfield will honor seven outstanding community leaders when it holds its 42nd Annual Dinner on Tuesday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m., at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston.

The dinner will pay tribute to guests of honor Sam and Rebecca Alexander, recipients of the

New Jersey Jewish Film Festival Opens on March 19

The 17th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, featuring 20 films from around the world, will take place from March 19 to April 2 at the Maurice Levin Theater of the JCC MetroWest in West Orange, with additional screenings in Morristown and South Orange.

The festival opens on Sunday, March 19,

Bris Avrohom Commemorates Yahrtzeit of Rebbetzin Schneerson, z”l

On Sunday, February 19, a women’s farbrengen was held at the home of Rabbi Mordechai and Shterney Kanelsky, executive director and associate director of Bris Avrohom Center, to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, wife of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Mrs. Kanelsky related stories about the rebbetzin

New Jersey Jewish Film Festival Schedules Extra Screening of Israeli Film

As a prelude to its 2017 film festival to be held March 19 to April 2, the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival is offering a special screening at the Maurice Levin Theatre at JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, on Saturday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Avi Nesher, “Past Life” tracks

Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School Offers Summer STEM Program

The community is invited to a hands-on open house on Tuesday, March 7.

Building on last year’s success, the RKYHS Maker Experience returns for a four-week intensive science program this summer, from July 3 through July 28. The Maker Experience Program is designed to get incoming

Terror in Black September

The Orthodox Forum of Highland Park/Edison presents David Raab on Saturday night, March 4, at 8:30 p.m. at Congregation Etz Ahaim. On September 6, 1970, at age 17, en route to the US after a summer in Israel, David Raab was hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) to Jordan. He was held hostage for three

Livingston Couple Is Honored as Israel Bonds Celebrates $40 Billion in Sales

Israel Bonds’ new president/CEO, Israeli officials, U.S. and other investors honored Sharon and David Halpern and other Jewish leaders as they celebrated Israel Bonds’ milestones at annual International Prime Minister’s Club Dinner in Miami Beach.

New York—As Development Corporation for

Faculty-Initiated Kushner Israel Fund Plans Second Annual Event

The second annual Kushner Israel Fund concert will be held at the JKHA/RKYHS building on Saturday, March 4, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Rabbi David Schlusselberg, a faculty member at the school and popular Jewish music performer, will headline the concert, accompanied by Yair Shahak on violin and RKYHS sophomore David Wolkoff on

Bris Avrohom Enjoys Festive Farbrengen

On the 10th of the Hebrew month of Shevat, a men’s farbrengen (gathering) was held to commemorate the passing of the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson, and the acceptance of leadership by Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Rabbi Mordechai and Mrs. Shterney Kanelsky, executive director and associate director of

Congregation Etz Chaim Offers Variety of Upcoming Events

This Shabbat, February 24-25, Congregation Etz Chaim will welcome Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, founder and president of Ve’AhavTA - TLV Jewish Experience, a grassroots social movement that is aiming to form a new narrative of unity in Israeli society based on Jewish identity.

On Sunday, February 26, Etz Chaim

Bruriah High School Presents Annual Holocaust Memorial Museum

Elizabeth—February 15 marked the unveiling of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Museum, now an “institution within an institution,” at Bruriah High School. The annual exhibit is created, assembled, constructed and presented completely by the students of Bruriah High School, under the guidance of Joel