Friday, March 23, 2018

Essex & Union

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


Artist ‘Illuminates’ as Congregation AABJ&D Scholar-In-Residence

He has taken his love of Torah and his love of art to create breathtaking illuminated manuscripts that tell the story of his people through the interplay of imagery and text.

Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob & David in West Orange welcomed Rabbi Yonah Weinrib, the internationally

West Orange Shabbat Project Huge Success, ‘CommUnity’ Events to Follow

The West Orange Shabbat Project 2016 was a huge success, with close to 100 participants at the Challah Bake, more than 340 participants at Friday night dinner, 50+ at the Shabbat House luncheon, and close to 200 at the Havdalah concert.

The Shabbat Project, a project of West

Union Y Plans Full Schedule of Events for December

Tues., Dec. 6: Ladies Night Out with Mary Kay Make-up & Facials. No obligation to purchase. Admission is $3, free to members. Two start times, at 6:30 & 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Must RSVP to 908-289-8112 or [email protected]

December events in the Union Y’s New Kirshenbaum Israel Center

Sun., Dec. 11: Cafe Ivrit 3:30-4:30

Tues., Dec. 13: Making Israeli Salad and… 6:30-9 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 22: Community Chanukah Party at 7 p.m.

All Israel Center events are open to the community with Shlichliah Danielle Perlmutter.

Flour Power: The Greater Union County Challah Bake

Elizabeth—The auditorium of the YM-YWHA of Union County was buzzing with conversation over the din of clanking utensils against the sides of hundreds of bowls. The room was filled from wall to wall with tables and chairs, thousands of pounds of flour and other ingredients, and

Chanukahfest at Union Y to Include Children’s Events

Chanukahfest, the Union Y’s multi-event program scheduled for Sunday, November 20, from 10:30 until 3:30 a.m., will offer something for everyone. The JEC choir, under the direction of Chana Solomon, will entertain at 1:30. They will be the intermission program for the Hester Street Klezmer Troupe, which will be performing between