Friday, March 23, 2018

Essex & Union

Dots & Dashes: Rabbi Donn Teaches Hebrew Basics in Caldwell

Many people learn through osmosis, but questions often remain as to how, exactly, to do certain things. Dots & Dashes is a learning opportunity in a safe environment to help get things straight and know precisely how Hebrew vowels, letters and words sound, are formed and sung. Every member of the group will be taught according to his or

Springfield Hosts ‘Empowering’ Talk on Abuse Awareness

Amudim and Project S.A.R.A.H. came together last week to impart critical chinuch lessons that every parent must know, with the belief that an evening of prevention is worth a lifetime of cure. Dr. David Pelcovitz and Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler, professionals in their fields many times over, came to Congregation Israel in

Costco of Union Kosher Selection Revisited

I paid a follow-up visit to the Union Costco last week to check on their progress in reinstating a significant kosher section. The hope was that Costco would once again stock the store with popular items and products that the average kosher consumer

DOI Employee Receives ‘Humanism in Healthcare Award’

Assif Neisha, LPN at Daughters of Israel, was presented with one of the Healthcare Foundation of NJ’s (HFNJ) Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare awards at a July 18 ceremony, which took place at Crystal Plaza in Livingston. Pictured, left to right, are Beth Levithan, HFNJ Chair; Assif Neisha and Marsha Atkind, HFNJ

Assemblywoman Oliver Visits Bris Avrohom

Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver, Speaker Emeritus of the New Jersey State Assembly, visited Bris Avrohom’s headquarters and met with its rabbis and staff. During the meeting she was apprised of this organization’s programs for the Russian Jewish community in the State of New Jersey. As a token of Bris Avrohom’s appreciation for her assistance in expanding

A Special Screening of 'In Search of Israeli Cuisine'

Called “the best food film of 2016” and voted “Ford Best of the Fest” by this year’s New Jersey Jewish Film Festival attendees, In Search of Israeli Cuisine is a portrait of the Israeli people told through food. The feature-length documentary puts a face on the culture of Israel, profiling chefs, home cooks, vintners and cheese makers drawn from the more than

$150,000 Raised for Scholarship Funds at JEC Golf Outing

Scores of JEC families will benefit from the $150,000 raised through the school’s first annual golf outing on July 11.

The event, held at the prestigious Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, drew 100 golfers who represented the breadth of the JEC’s alumni base, feeder and supporting communities, business interests and friends.


JFS MetroWest's Lisa Traiger Receives Humanism in Healthcare Award

Lisa Traiger, LCSW at JFS Metrowest, received The Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey on July 18. The award is given annually to employees, students and faculty in healthcare who demonstrate extraordinary compassion and kindness in their treatment of patients and families.

JFS MetroWest Works to Reduce Stress With ‘Back-to-School Series’

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ understands that back-to-school season is a hectic and stressful time for parents and children each year, as certain transition points in school can be particularly challenging. To help alleviate some of the anxiety, JFS is pleased to announce that it is offering a “Back-to-School

NCJW/Essex Pushes for Common Sense Gun Safety

Members of NCJW/Essex met up with members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to visit the Morristown office of Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen to discuss the need for common sense gun safety measures.

Union Y Senior Adults Prepare for Summer Trips

On Tuesday, August 2 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) they will travel to Seastreak Cruise. Cost is $35.

On Monday, August 15 (10a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) they will travel to Point Pleasant. Cost is $25.

DOI’s Rabbi Karpel Named ‘Healthcare Chaplain of the Year’

Rabbi Zvi Karpel, Chaplain at Daughters of Israel in West Orange, was named “Healthcare Chaplain of the Year” by the Rabbinical Council of America at the organization’s annual conference.