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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Essex & Union

National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) Urges Respect for Life, Here and Hereafter

The community is invited to join Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, director of the chevra kadisha of the Vaad Harabonim of Queens and founder and president of NASCK, at a breakfast reception on Sunday, July 30, at 9 a.m., at the home of Linda and Avi Laub, 25 Swayze Street in West Orange. Rabbi Zohn will address the community on the

Students Memorize Portions of Tanya in Memory of Bat Sheva Kanelsky, z”l

As part of the Bat Sheva Mitzvah campaign, talmidim of Lubavitcher Yeshiva in Queens were recognized for their countless hours of learning Tanya Ba’al Peh this year. The students got up early every morning for the “The Hashkem Program” so they would be successful for this project.

For well

JVS Holds Successful ‘Taste and Toast Gala’

Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS) held its annual Taste and Toast fundraising gala on June 21 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange to personally thank those who continuously perform at the highest level to carry out the JVS mission of “Helping People to Help

JFSCNJ Hosts Two Alzheimer’s Programs in August

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will host two free programs in August for individuals who have Alzheimer’s/dementia and their caregivers and families at the JFS Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth.

The Pitmaster at Texas Kosher BBQ Is Coming to Town

YM-YWHA of Union, 501 Green Lane, Union, will host The Pitmaster on Thursday, August 3. The event is co-sponsored by the Y and the JEC/Elmora Ave shul. Trucks and tents will be set up in one of the Y parking lots. Come enjoy great food to eat or pre-order for Shabbat. Major credit cards will be accepted. More information

Union Y Plans Senior Adult Barbecue for August 30

The senior adult department at the YM-YWHA Union will be hosting an “end-of-summer” barbecue on Wednesday, August 30. The cooking is outside, but the eating and program will be inside. There will be traditional barbecue food, including hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie options and all the trimmings. Entertainment will also be

John Bartlett Challenges Representative Frelinghuysen for Congress

In what is already expected to be a heated congressional race, a new Democratic challenger has entered the ring. John Bartlett, a Passaic County Freeholder, officially announced on Friday, July 7, his intention to run against current Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R). In doing so, Bartlett will be pitted against two other Democrats who

Leslie Dannin Rosenthal to Chair Jewish Federation’s Network Advisory Committee

Julie Wise Oreck completes three-year term.

Leslie Dannin Rosenthal, immediate past president of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, is the incoming chair of the Jewish Federations of North America’s Network Advisory Committee (NAC). Rosenthal succeeds Julie Wise Oreck, who served three

Bris Avrohom Celebrates R. Kanelsky’s Birthday

Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, executive director, Bris Avrohom, Hillside, celebrated his Jewish birthday with friends and community members. He expressed the importance of a Jewish birthday by explaining that the Lubavitcher Rebbe said that a Jewish birthday is a moment to reflect and thank God for His benevolence and endless blessings

Members of Linden’s Anshe Chesed Challenge Themselves in Rugged Maniac Race

On Sunday, July 9, 11 members of Linden’s Jewish community ranging from teenagers to grandparents took part in the Rugged Maniac race at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. The three mile long race has 25 different obstacles, including walking through waist-deep mud, running up and down hills, crossing

JVS MetroWest Appoints Rebecca Shulman Sr. Program Director

Shulman brings 30+ years of rehabilitation services experience to JVS programming and clients.

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) of MetroWest New Jersey has appointed Rebecca Shulman senior program director to oversee the organization’s Career Discovery Program and community employment

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest Welcomes New President Scott Krieger

Whippany—Scott Krieger began his three-year term as president of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ on July 1.

No stranger to leadership positions in the organization, Scott is the immediate past president of the Jewish Community Foundation and a former United Jewish Appeal Campaign