Monday, December 10, 2018

Essex & Union

Suicide Prevention Walk on Sunday, October 14

(Courtesy of Team Eric) Please join the Levenson and Krasna families on Sunday, October 14, as Team Eric again joins the American Friends for Suicide Prevention for an “Out of the Darkness Walk” around the lake in memory of their beloved son, Eric, z”l.

The location will be Verona Park

Parsippany Shabbaton to Feature Rabbi Mendelevich

(Courtesy of Cong. Shaya Ahavat Torah) Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich will be the scholar-in-residence for the eighth Dr. George S. Rotter Memorial Shabbaton at Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah in Parsippany, November 16-17. The Shabbaton will begin on Friday, November 16t, with Shabbos services at 4:30 p.m. followed by a sumptuous Shabbat

Ethiopian Jew Discusses Jewish Life in Ethiopia With Greater MetroWest CRC

(Courtesy of GMWFCRC) On September 27, just one week after Prime Minister Netanyahu agreed to allow 1,000 more Ethiopian Jews to immigrate to Israel, the Greater MetroWest Community Relations Committee met with Abere Endeshaw Kerehu, a 23-year-old Orthodox Ethiopian Jew, to learn about the conditions of the Jewish

Springfield’s Kira Hoffer to Compete in American Ninja Warrior Junior

Yakira “Kira” Hoffer from Springfield is your typical twelve-year-old girl: she likes sports, playing on her diablo (a Chinese yoyo) and spending time hanging out with her friends. What sets her apart, however, is the fact that she will be competing on the first- ever season of NBCUniversal’s “American Ninja Warrior

Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest NJ to Present Exhibit Honoring Elie Wiesel

(Courtesy of Greater Federation of MetroWest) Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s Holocaust Council is proud to announce a brand-new exhibit, “18 Portraits: The Life and Afterlife of Elie Wiesel,” in the Gaelen Gallery West at the Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus in Whippany.

Bris Avrohom Commemorates Yahrzeit of R. Schneerson’s Mother

Bris Avrohom held an evening commemorating the yahrzeit of Rebbetzin Chana, mother of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. The event featured a kumzitz with music by Shaindel Antelis as well as a presentation on the importance of using essential oils given by Chaya Cohen.

The event was hosted and sponsored by

New Programs for October Planned at Lavy House in Westfield

“Healthy Snacks, Healthy You” with Karen M. Ensle, EdD, RDN, FAND, CFCS, Rutgers Cooperative Extension professor, will be the featured program for seniors on Tuesday, October 9, 11:30 a.m., at The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey.  

JFS MetroWest Is Awarded Healthcare Foundation Grant for Memory Cafe

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest has been awarded a grant from the HealthCare Foundation to open a Memory Café in Whippany. The Memory Cafe provides individuals with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease/ Dementia and their care partners a casual time to enjoy social activities and refreshments. The Café allows caregivers a chance to share mutual support and

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Seeking Volunteer Tutors 55+

 Information sessions for volunteer tutors will take place on Tuesday, October 9, and Thursday, October 25,  from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.  at the Jewish Family Service Halpern Building, located at 655 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth.  Join Educational Consultant Shari Faleck and RSVP Coordinator Amy Levine, to learn how you can help

YM-YWHA of Union County Offers October Events

AARP Safe Driving Class- Thursday, Oct. 11,  9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Cost is $20.  Must RSVP to [email protected] or 908-289-8112.  ($5 discount for Y members)

Senior Harvest Moon Luncheon with Vito Lombardo. Wednesday, Oct. 17

Bris Avrohom Gives Travelers a Taste of Sweet New Year

Bris Avrohom of Hillside maintains a Jewish information stand at EL AL Airlines in Newark Airport to assist travelers flying to Israel with Tefilat Haderech (Prayer of the Way) and donning tefillin, under the direction of Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky, youth Torah-education director. Rabbi Avremy visited the El AL security staff

Join Rachel Coalition to Support Domestic Violence Victims and Their Families

(Courtesy of Rachel Coalition) Domestic violence affects every community. It thrives when we are silent, but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic abuse. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, has a month of activities