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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Essex & Union

Chabad of West Orange Holds Weekly Yeshiva Night Learning

Join Chabad of West Orange for Yeshiva Night on Sundays, 8-9 p.m. Study from an array of topics with students from the Rabbinical College of America. The learning is preceded by a pizza dinner and followed by maariv evening services. Yeshiva Night runs most Sundays through the fall/winter months.

JFSCNJ Plans Two Free Alzheimer’s Programs in December

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

The Alzheimer’s/dementia Caregiver Support Group will take place on Friday,

Rutgers’ Debra Stuart to Discuss Houseplants With Seniors at Westfield’s Lavy House in Westfield

An informational program called “Houseplants: Bringing Nature Indoors” for seniors and their families will take place on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey. The program will be presented by Debra Stuart, Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County. Caring for plants is

Team Etz Chaim Participates in Wheels of Love for Jerusalem’s ALYN Hospital

(l-r) Livingston’s Paul Glick, David Anfang and Michael Mamet participated in the 2017 Wheels of Love bicycle ride to benefit Jerusalem’s ALYN Hospital, one of the world’s leading specialists in pediatric rehabilitation. The three men are members of Congregation Etz Chaim in Livingston.

Philip Levitan Celebrates Second Bar Mitzvah at Chabad of West Orange

Phillip Levitan (left) recently celebrated his second bar mitzvah, on his 83rd birthday, at Chabad of West Orange. Phil read the Haftorah and gave a moving speech at the special celebratory kiddush luncheon. Phil was also surprised with a special gift: a silver Torah crown from Israel presented by his wife, Shirley, his

Bris Avrohom Annual Journal to Be Dedicated to Harry and Joseph Wilf

Bris Avrohom, Hillside, will hold its 38th annual dinner and 32nd gala wedding on December 3. This year they are dedicating the journal to the memory of Harry and Joseph Wilf for their leadership in the Jewish community. From philanthropy to business, pre-war childhoods in Poland to successful adulthoods in

PJ Library Makes a ‘Grandparent Connection’

Nearly 40 grandparents gathered at Morristown Jewish Center last week for the launch of Federation’s new PJ Library Grandparents Connection, a group that offers grandparents an opportunity to learn, network and share ideas while exploring their critical role as models of Jewish culture and traditions in their family and

JFS MetroWest Helps Parents of Teens and Preteens Navigate Mental Health Issues

JFS MetroWest will present a free program, “Anybody Have a Map? Navigating Mental Health for Teens,” geared to parents of middle and high school students on Wednesday, November 29, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Millburn Library, 200 Glen Avenue in Millburn. This program is open to the entire community.

JFS CNJ Gala Dinner Dance Planned for November 29

Peter W. Till, Susan Klapper, Bruce Bergen, JFGMW will be among the honorees, with a special tribute to The Food Pantry Renovation Committee.

The Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFSCNJ) Gala Dinner Dance will be held Wednesday evening, November 29, at the Crystal Plaza in

Elizabeth Community Recovers After NJ/NY Bomber Sentenced

The “New Jersey Bomber,’” Ahmad Kahn Rahimi [aka Rahami], stood expressionless as the guilty verdict was handed down in the Daniel Patrick 

Moynihan United States Courthouse on Pearl Street in Manhattan, where his two-week trial concluded on October 16,

Federation Launches New Gottesman Award at Quest for Teaching Excellence Conference

(Courtesy of JFGMW) Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ held its third bi-annual Quest for Teaching Excellence Conference on November 7. The conference is a community collaboration promoting professional development that brought together more than 450 teachers and staff from the four Greater MetroWest Jewish

Bris Avrohom Annual Journal to Be Dedicated to Harry and Joseph Wilf

Bris Avrohom, Hillside, will hold its 38th annual dinner and 32nd gala wedding on December 3. This year they are dedicating the journal to the memory of Harry and Joseph Wilf for their leadership in the Jewish community. From philanthropy to business, pre-war childhoods in Poland to successful adulthoods in