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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Essex & Union

Chabad of West Orange Will Commemorate 50 Years Since Israel’s Six-Day War

One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East. Fifty years later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats.

Beginning Monday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m., Rabbi Kasowitz of Chabad of West Orange, the local JLI instructor, will offer a fascinating new six-session course from the

Free Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group is Held in Elizabeth

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting an Alzheimer’s/dementia caregiver support group on Friday, June 2, at 1:00 p.m. The group is free and open to Alzheimer’s/dementia caregivers in the community and is run in accordance with the Alzheimer’s NJ guidelines. Participants

Limited Spots Still Available for Union Y Summer Camp

With only a few weeks to go, there are limited spaces still available for selected camp divisions at the YM-YWHA of Union County. With observant divisions for ages 3-15, there is a program for every boy and girl. Daily special activities include Parsha contests, Gaga tournaments, great trips, creative incentive

Senior Sleep Issues Are Addressed at Lavy House in Westfield

An informational program on “Dreaming of a Good Night’s Sleep: How You Can Help Yourself,” for seniors and their families, will take place on Tuesday, May 23, at 11:30 a.m. at The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, NJ. The program will be presented by Jewish Family Service of Central NJ nurse Kathleen McMahon, EdM, MA, RN. A

JEC Gala Attracts Nearly 600 at Historic 50th Anniversary Gala

Celebrating family this Monday, nearly 600 parents, alumni, faculty and friends came together at Factory 220 for the Jewish Educational Center’s Annual Gala. The spirit was lively as guests enjoyed the company of good friends while supporting an institution central to local Jewish life.

Chabad of West Orange Honors Jewish Veterans and Servicemen

West Orange—This year Chabad of West Orange commemorates Memorial Day with a gala dinner entitled “Stand Strong, Stand Proud—Celebrating our Heroes.” The May 28 event will feature the stories of local Jewish veterans and Eilon Even-Esh, a former Captain in the US Marine Corps and veteran of the

JVS Holds Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at East Orange Location

West Orange’s Marty Feitlowitz Will Be Honored by Jewish Historical Society

The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey will honor Marty Feitlowitz at its annual fundraising dinner on May 17 at Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes. Feitlowitz is the organization’s vice president and is being honored for his valuable contribution to the society in the establishment of its new home in Fair Lawn.

Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah Will Host Isaak Dostis on May 14

On Sunday, May 14, Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah will host Isaak Dostis, who will present “Discussion of the Greek Holocaust as Seen Through Greek-Judeo Recipes.” Throughout his career, Dostis has been an actor, director and teacher. As a filmmaker he produced the award-winning video “Lives to Save: The Rescuers,” about

West Orange Council President Krakoviak Visits Scout 365 Groups

West Orange Council President Joe Krakoviak, a long supporter of the West Orange Jewish community, recently visited with Boy Scout Troop 365 and Cub Scout Pack 365 to teach the scouts about West Orange, its history and some of the issues the town faces, as well as how the scouts can get involved in the town. Krakoviak helped the

Union Y Holds Meaningful Yom Hazikaron Commemoration and Festive Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

The JEC choir was one of the many highlights at the Yom Hazikaron service and the Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration, both held at the Union Y on May 2. As part of the Yom Hazikaron service, Danielle Perlmutter, community shlicha and coordinator of the event, constructed a Wall of Remembrance for the fallen soldiers and

Rabbi Sariel Malitzky Joins RTMA Team

Beloved rebbe and world-class mechanech Rabbi Sariel Malitzky is heading to the Jewish Educational Center after a decade of outstanding leadership at TABC.

Bringing a passion for Torah and love of his students, Rabbi Malitzky will join an amazing cadre of rabbeim and teachers in guiding a