Saturday, March 17, 2018

Essex & Union

JFS of MetroWest ‘Back to School Series’ Is Back By Popular Demand

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ understands that back-to-school season is a hectic and stressful time for parents and children each year, as certain transition points in school can be particularly challenging. To help alleviate some of the anxiety, JFS is pleased to announce that it is offering a second round of its “Back to School Series.” If your child is

NJ Jewish Film Festival’s Reel Film Series Resumes…With an Exciting Change for Patrons

In a break with the past, the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival has changed and expanded the screening schedule of its popular Reel Film Series to two showings a week: the usual Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., with a repeat screening on Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. This way, if a participant cannot attend one showing, the alternate date provides an option so no one misses

AABJ&D to Present a New Jewish Culture Series

Beginning in September, Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange will be offering the community four classes on Jewish culture. Each course in this new series will offer an opportunity to explore a topic in depth. Depending on the class, classes will meetweekly or monthly. A pilot trimester will begin in September that will run through December. A second trimester will

‘50 Years on Green Lane’ to Begin Next Sunday

On Sunday, Sept. 18, the YM-YWHA of Union will begin its “50 years on Green Lane” celebration. At 1 p.m. Dr. Gilbert Kahn will discuss “ The Importance of the Jewish Vote in the Presidential Election.”  There will also be children’s programs from 12:30 to 2:30—Jewish holiday crafts and make-your-own ice cream sundae. “Lights for Lois,”  a swim-a-thon

RTMA’s New State-Of-The-Art STEM Lab Blazes New Trails

The Jewish Educational Center continues to blaze a path of opportunity, innovation and achievement for its students as its Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy division unveils its latest showpiece in the area of STEM education and development.

This follows the recent installation of two state-of-the-art laboratories at the Bruriah campus for the girls’ high school

Bris Avrohom Director Meets With Senator Booker

Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, Executive Director, Bris Avrohom, met with Senator Cory Booker to discuss the various programs and services provided by Bris Avrohom for the over 30,000 residents from the Former Soviet Union in the state of New Jersey. Rabbi Kanelsky is seen here presenting Senator Booker with an “Eiffel Tower” of honey for the Rosh Hashanah

Women From Former Soviet Union Visit Mikvah

Recently, a Jewish group of women from Odessa, Ukraine, under the direction of Rabbi Avrahom Wolff and his wife, Chana, emissaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, visited Lubavitch Headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, and went to the Rebbe’s holy resting place—the Ohel—to pray. They then made a trip to our state-of-the-art “Bat Sheva Chaya Esther Mikvah” and were

West Orange Synagogues Honor Crossing Guard

This Shabbat, at a synagogue in West Orange, people will come together to celebrate a milestone 13 years in the making—and it’s not a bar mitzvah. Members of Congregation Ohr Torah, an Orthodox synagogue, and B’nai Shalom, a Conservative synagogue, will gather after morning services for a Kiddush honoring David Irby. He has spent nearly every Shabbat morning for

Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy Welcomes New Families

The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston was thrilled to welcome close to 30 of the new families that will be starting at JKHA in the fall at an informal evening program. These new families gathered in a private home to meet administration and faculty as well as current parents. The meetup was useful for families to

Daughters of Israel Receives Prestigious Recognition for AHRQ Safety Program

West Orange—Daughters of Israel participated in a training course under the Healthcare Research and Educational Trust of NJ (HRET), a program of the NJ Hospital Association (NJHA) Institute for Quality and Patient Safety, to reduce HAI/CAUTIs (healthcare-associated infection/catheter-associated urinary tract infections), a common issue in

Union Y Senior & Adult Programs Begin in September

The YM-YWHA of Union, Adult Department, will begin the 2016-17 season in September. There are special activities, events and programs for both members and non-members alike. Mondays (beginning on Sept. 12) will be a Discussion Group with Sandy and then Senior Yoga with Neshe. Beginning on Tuesdays as of Sept. 6, Dr. Hank Kaplowitz will

Myron Sugerman to Discuss ‘Jews and the Mob’ at Chabad of West Orange

On Monday, September 19, Chabad of West Orange will host Myron Sugerman, who will lecture on the subject of the Mob and its support of the Jews. Sugerman will present a detailed, accurate description of the contributions that the Mob has made throughout history to the betterment of Jewish life. This lecture will dazzle attendees