Monday, March 25, 2019

Essex & Union

Millburn Library to Host WWII Presentation

On Wednesday, November 8, at 7 p.m, Springfield resident Peter Kessel, a self-described “hobby historian,” will present his unique connection to the all-black membership of the 761st Tank Battalion that fought in four major Allied campaigns during WWII, including the Battle of the Bulge. He will share how the battalion helped liberate a

JSDD Presents Gourmet Kosher Cooking Demo and Tasting With the Aussie Gourmet

Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD) invites the cooks and aspiring cooks in the community to participate in an exciting program planned for November 1 at 6:30 p.m., at Congregation Etz Chaim in Livingston, featuring Naomi Nachman, aka The Aussie Gourmet, world-renowned cook and author.

Six Jewish Debates Are Planned in West Orange

Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz of Chabad of West Orange will recount 2000 years of Jewish history through the lens of six epic debates that rocked the Jewish world and still resound powerfully today.

Beginning Monday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m., Chabad of West Orange will be offering a new six-session course from

MetroWest Holocaust Council Hosts ‘Generations’ Exhibit

The Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest NJ is hosting a Holocaust-themed exhibit titled “Generations,” a collection of paintings, sculpture, conceptual art and photographs by artists Hannah Keselman, Milton Ohring, Joanie Schwarz and Lev Gal Wertman. On display from September 17 to November 17, the exhibit will open with an

JCC MetroWest to Hold Inaugural Women of Valor Brunch

Join the MetroWest JCC at its inaugural Women of Valor Brunch, honoring four inspiring and devoted women who have made a significant impact on the community. The brunch will take place at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, on Wednesday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. The honorees are Harriet Rosenthal, Joni Cohen, Caren

‘Freedom Song,’ a Musical About Addiction, to Be Performed in MetroWest

“Freedom Song,” a 50-minute musical about addiction in the Jewish community, will be performed twice in the Greater MetroWest NJ area. The first performance will be held on November 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the JCC of MetroWest, in West Orange, and the second will be held on November 5 at 11 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El of

Hillside Community to Host an Evening With Shmuel Sackett

All are invited to attend an open discussion with “out of the box” thinker Shmuel Sackett on Saturday night, October 28, at 8:00 p.m., at the home of Jeff Cohen and Pam Derby, 237 Windsor Way, Hillside, New Jersey.

Shmuel Sackett is the

Congregation Etz Chaim to Host Shalva Band of Jerusalem

Yoni Glatt, youth director at Congregation Etz Chaim of Livingston for the past eight years, invites the community to an inspiring event on Saturday night, November 4. At the Melave Malka event of the NCSY Shabbaton planned for Shabbat Parshat Vayera, the inspirational Shalva Band of Yerushalayim will perform.

West Orange Parlor Meeting to Introduce New Program to Community

A parlor meeting to learn about BaMidbar Jewish Wilderness Therapy, a new program for Jewish adults, ages 18-26, in North America, who are struggling with mental illness, trauma-related issues and/or addiction will be held in West Orange. Jory Hanselman, program director, and Charles Elias, clinical director, will address attendees on

Bruce Schonbraun Named Chairman of St. Barnabas Medical Center Board of Trustees

Nationally-recognized real estate executive Bruce Schonbraun has been named chairman, Saint Barnabas Medical Center board of trustees.

“Bruce Schonbraun joined the board of trustees in 2013 and has proven to be an exceptional leader. We are thrilled that he accepted the chairmanship and value

‘Freedom Song,’ a Transformative Play About Addiction, Comes to New Jersey

With the enthusiastic support of the Eric Eliezer Levenson Foundation for Hope, headed by Eta Levenson and family of West Orange, in addition to 12 local synagogues and the JCC of MetroWest, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest and the Joint Chaplaincy Committee of MetroWest, “Freedom Song,” a transformative play about addiction, will be

Considering Care for the Caregiver

JFSCNJ will host caregiver conference on October 22.

There are only four kinds of people in the world—those who have been caregivers, those who are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.