Friday, March 23, 2018

Essex & Union

Union Y Celebrates 50 Years on Green Lane

Join the YM-YWHA of Union County as it celebrates “50 Years on Green Lane.” A special slate of events will be offered in September to kick off the excitement, beginning on Sunday, September 18, with an Open House from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

During the Open House, Dr. Gil Kahn will offer a lecture at 1

RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Seeks Volunteers

The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties is planning a disaster-kit packing and distribution event where volunteers ages 55 and over will assemble disaster kits to assist seniors in the MetroWest communities in case of an emergency. RSVP is currently recruiting volunteers to participate in the event.

DOI Kicks Off Summer Olympics

The Summer Olympics kicked off at Daughters of Israel on August 5 with a festive opening ceremony. Residents participated in Olympic-related activities including basketball, volleyball, a target toss, trivia, a Brazilian cooking challenge and more!

Pictured is Rosan Mitola, one of the torch

Psychology Course at Union Y to Begin Sept. 6

The Senior Adult Department of the YM-YWHA of Union is pleased to announce that the course “Discovering Psychology,” which has appeared on public television, will be brought to the Y for a 13-part series beginning on September 6. The course (Wednesdays 10:15–11:30 a.m.) highlights an overview of historic and current theories


MetroWest NCSY to Hold Israeli Wine and Cheese Night

MetroWest NCSY will hold a boutique Israeli wine and cheese night on Sunday, September 11, at 7 p.m. at a private home in Livingston, 35 Surrey Lane.

Taste and discover one of Israel’s

Saying Goodbye to Joseph Wilf, z”l

Elizabeth—The sanctuary of the Elmora Avenue Shul was tangibly somber as Harav Elazar Mayer Teitz, shlita, approached the microphone to address an attendance exceeding one thousand people, with words of comfort and consolation to the family of Mr. Joseph Wilf, of blessed memory. The rav and rebbetzin

Chabad of West Orange to Host Shabbat Nachamu Dinner

The Shabbat following the Three Weeks/Nine Days /Tisha B’Av is called Shabbat Nachamu, the Shabbat of comfort. On Friday evening, August 19, Chabad of West Orange will be hosting an inspirational dinner in honor of Shabbat Nachamu. Candle lighting will be at 7, followed by evening services, with dinner beginning at approximately

JFS MetroWest Awarded State Contract to Administer SHIP

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest has been awarded the contract to administer Essex County SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). SHIP is a statewide program that provides free, objective, confidential help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions about, Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage

Chabad Course to Present Jewish Wisdom on Top Election Issues

In the midst of one of the most contentious election campaigns in recent memory, Chabad of West Orange is set to roll out a new course that sheds profound Jewish light on top election issues. The course is entitled “Gun Control and Immigration: A Comparative Exploration of Talmudic and American Law,” and presents Jewish wisdom on the

RSVP of Essex & Hudson Launches Reading Buddies in Essex County

The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties is thrilled to announce the launch of its Reading Buddies program, which will connect volunteers age 55+ with elementary school students in Essex County.

Reading Buddies seeks to introduce the love of books and increase the literacy of young children.

NCJW’s ‘Back 2 School Store’ Helps Empower Young Students

The National Council of Jewish Women—Essex County Division,“NCJW/Essex,” brought the spirit of tikkun olam to new heights on Sunday, July 31. Together with Congregation B’nai Shalom in West Orange, the organization created a “Back 2 School Store” and resource center for economically

Bris Avrohom Holds Men’s Halacha Class

Bris Avrohom holds a men’s halacha class twice monthly on Monday evenings. Topics include the laws of Shabbat as well as insights into the weekly parsha. The classes are facilitated by Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky, youth and Torah education director at Bris Avrohom, at his home.