Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Essex & Union

West Orange’s AABJ&D Hosts Special Women’s Conference

West Orange—The social hall at Congregation AABJ&D became quite still as sisterhood co-president Andrea Bier took the podium to introduce the program, titled “The Journey to Healing: How to Cope and Raise Awareness for Infertility, Miscarriage and Intimacy Issues.” Cloaked so often in ignorance, frustration or shame,

JFS MetroWest Presents ‘Embracing Your Later Years’

JFS MetroWest is accepting registrations for a new group focused on “Embracing Your Later Years.” The group will create an opportunity for older adults moving into the next stages of their lives to connect on such issues as aging, understanding evolving family dynamics and coming to terms with health-related issues for themselves and

West Orange Jitney Service Comes to Pleasantdale and Redwood

Commuters to New York who live in the Redwood and Pleasantdale sections of West Orange can look forward to an easier commute this summer as the West Orange jitney service adds a new route to include these neighborhoods.

The force behind the expansion is Deena Rubin, a long-time realtor with

Rabbinical College of America Honors Dignitaries

More than 600 people joined Chabad’s NJ headquarters, the Rabbinical College of America, at its National Founders’ Dinner on March 16 to honor Dr. David Shulkin, United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and Israel’s Ambassador Dani Dayan for their dedication and service to the community.

West Orange Welcomes Consul General of New York Dani Dayan

On March 19, One Israel Fund leadership and supporters joined together for a cocktail reception at the West Orange home of Renee and Dr. Moshe Glick, who co-chaired the event along with Lawrence Rein, chair of the JCC MetroWest, to welcome Israel’s newest Consul General in New York, Ambassador Dani Dayan. Jonathan Sherman, a West

Bris Avrohom Hosts Russian Shabbaton

Bris Avrohom in Hillside was one of the organizers of the Eighth National Russian Shabbaton, held this past President’s Day weekend at the luxurious Crown Plaza Hotel in Stamford, CT. The shabbaton was attended by people from seven countries and 16 states, with approximately 100 guests from Bris Avrohom. Lectures, workshops and

Friendship Circle Banquet Brings Together Hundreds for an Evening of Inspiration

It’s not every day that a 17-year-old can move an audience of 850 people to spontaneous applause and tears. But that’s just what happened at this year’s Friendship Circle Annual Banquet as Joseph Volfman recounted his own powerful story.

Speaking in front of the packed room,

JKHA/RKYHS Will Host Pre-Pesach Boutique

The community is invited to join the PTC of JKHA/RKYHS at its pre-Pesach boutique, to be held on Wednesday, March 29, from 5 until 8 p.m. Vendors will include Hedy’s Hats, Incredible Creations, Bellisibow, Doilies, Splendor Gifts, Luxe Boutique, Educational Toys, Top Line Tables, Daddy’s Girl, Alleyway Skirt Boutique, Jujubee Gifts and

Registration Is Open for JFSCNJ Home Health Aide Training Course

Maria Mullen, BSN, RN, director of nursing for Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, (JFSCNJ) announced that registration for the agency’s Home Health Aide Training Program is currently open. The four-week course will begin Monday, April 24, and run through May 18, and take place at Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, located at 655

Free Tai Chi Group Meets at Jewish Family Service of Central NJ

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, is offering a free Tai Chi program each Wednesday morning, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. (There will be no classes on April 12 and May 31.) Participants are welcome to join the group at any time. The group takes place at the JFS Office, 655 Westfield Avenue,

Archie Gottesman Tackles the Challenge of Marketing Judaism

Whippany—Archie Gottesman, co-fou­nder of the website JewBelong, will talk about how we each follow our own path toward connecting with our Judaism as the featured speaker at this year’s Women’s Awareness Day, sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s Women’s Philanthropy. The event will be held on

Mikvah Chana Hosts Women’s Annual Gala

Speakers will focus on ‘Producing a Personal Path.’

Livingston—Hundreds of women and their teenage daughters are expected to attend the Women’s Annual Gala on Tuesday, May 8, at the Hotel Westminster in Livingston. The event, hosted by Mikvah Chana, is the largest annual, women-only