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Friday, September 21, 2018

Essex & Union

Livingston’s Etz Chaim Celebrates 21st Anniversary

(Courtesy of Cong. Etz Chaim) On Sunday, June 18, Congregation Etz Chaim of Livingston celebrated the shul’s 21st anniversary with its annual barbecue celebration. The casual family affair featured amusement park rides and entertainment for the children, along with a celebration of the shul, in a

Chabad of West Orange to Host Documentary Screening on Tisha B’Av

(Courtesy of Chabad of West Orange) On Tisha B’Av, at 5 p.m., Chabad of West Orange will present a documentary film titled “No. 4 Street of Our Lady, ” an award-winning documentary film presentation with Fran “Fay” Malkin.

It depicts the remarkable story of a polish Catholic woman who

JVS of Metrowest Breaks Records at Taste & Toast Gala

(Courtesy of JVS) Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS) broke both attendance and fundraising records at its annual Taste & Toast gala held on June 20 in West Orange. The event attracted more than 300 attendees and generated more than $400,000 in corporate sponsorships and charitable donations. In

JFS MetroWest Coordinator Receives Award

Maggie Drew, coordinator of services for individuals with disabilities at JFS MetroWest, received the Outstanding Spectrum 360 Support Coordinator Award on Thursday, June 14. Maggie oversees the JFS Support Coordination program, which provides case management services to individuals eligible through the New Jersey Division of Developmental

Jewish Federation Hosts Community Night With the Somerset Patriots

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is partnering with the Somerset Patriots for a Jewish Community Night at the Ballpark event on Sunday, July 29, at the TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

The first pitch against the visiting Road Warriors is scheduled for 5:05 p.m., but attendees are invited to come

JFS of Central New Jersey Plans July Programs

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will host a variety of programs in July, all free of charge and open to the community. All programs also include a light lunch; kosher dietary laws observed.

“Too Much Stuff: Dealing With Clutter” will be the featured program for seniors on Tuesday, July 10,

Congregation AABJ&D Honors Rabbi Alvin Marcus

Rabbi Alvin Marcus is celebrating his 50th anniversary with Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob & David, 30 years as senior rabbi and 20 years as rabbi emeritus.

In commemoration of this momentous occasion, the shul hosted a kiddush on Shabbat, June 16, and a special dinner

Get Cooking With Daughters of Israel

On Tuesday, June 12, Daughters of Israel launched a gourmet cooking demo series featuring local chefs. The program debuted with Reuben Rahmani, proprietor of Reuben’s Glatt Spot in West Orange, who prepared his mouth watering Chicken Marsala, one of his signature dishes.

Union Y Plans Seniors Trip to ‘Fiddler’

A trip to “Fiddler on the Roof,” directed by Joel Grey at the Yiddish Theatre, will be on Thursday, July 26. It will also include admission beforehand to the Museum of Jewish Heritage. A Coach bus will depart the Y at 10:30 a.m., show is at 1 p.m. and return will be between 4:40 and 5:00 p.m. Cost is $75 ($65 for Y

Bris Avrohom Holds Gala Bar Mitzvah Celebration in Israel

Bris Avrohom held its Ninth Annual Gala Father & Son Bar Mitzvah Celebration in Israel. Each one of the participants took a course to prepare for his bar mitzvah. They all received a pair of Tefillin; a certificate of bar mitzvah signed by Rabbi Rabinowitz, the chief rabbi of the Kotel; and an aliyah to the Torah at the Kotel.

Daughters of Israel Holds Annual Meeting

The 111th Annual Meeting of Daughters of Israel took place on Tuesday, June 12, at Daughters of Israel. The evening included an installation of officers and governors, and cocktail reception.

Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest Receives Large Grant From Federation

Once again, the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest New Jersey is very proud to receive the largest grant from Iris Teens Tzedaka, a division of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey in Whippany. These funds are used to provide mobility to Holocaust survivors who no longer drive, but want to