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Friday, September 21, 2018

Essex & Union

JFS of MetroWest Launches Support Group for Middle Schoolers: ‘Where Do I Fit In?’

JFS MetroWest will begin offering a support group for middle school children in grades five through eight on navigating friendships and the social environment. The group will meet for four weeks this summer on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. beginning on July 24, and also meeting on July 31, August 7 and August 14. The

Daughters of Israel Enjoys Pet Parade

The Family Council at Daughters of Israel recently sponsored a pet parade.

JSDD to Host Open House Community Picnic

Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD) and its Wae Center will be hosting a free, open house picnic on Tuesday, June 26, from 6:00-8:00 PM, to introduce itself to its Jewish neighbors in West Orange. JSDD is located at 270 Pleasant Valley Way (sharing the same building as Ohr Torah and the First Mountain Preschool).

JFS MetroWest Holds ‘An Evening of Laughter’

JFS MetroWest’s annual “An Evening of Laughter” fundraising event took place on June 7 at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael in Springfield.

Chabad of West Orange Presents Shabbaton With Rabbi Yossi Lew

Rabbi Yossi Lew will speak several times between Friday evening, June 15, and Shabbat, June 16, at Chabad of West Orange, to commemorate the yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Rabbi Lew was privy to many first-hand accounts of the Rebbe’s personal and public life. His family also had a unique relationship with the Rebbetzin, with

Students Record Oral Histories of Daughters of Israel Residents

Spearheaded by the Jewish Historical Society (JHS) of New Jersey, in conjunction with Daughters of Israel’s Recreation Department, students from West Orange High School conducted oral histories on the lives of residents at Daughters of Israel. The year-long project was part of the students’ ninth-grade world history honors

JFS to Host Caregiver Support Group in Scotch Plains

A support group for caregivers/parents of adults with disabilities will take place on Monday evenings, June 18, July 16 and August 20, 7:30-9 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center of Central NJ, located at 1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains. The group is free and open to the community.

The group is sponsored by Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-profit,

Bris Avrohom Celebrates Rabbi Kanelsky’s Birthday

Upon the advice of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to celebrate a birthday with joy and friends, and to make new resolutions in adding in Torah and mitzvot, Rabbi Kanelsky celebrated his birthday with family, friends and community members. Many of the people who attended shared their history and way in which they personally

City of Orange Votes to Allow Maplewood Eruv to Expand Through Its Borders

At a hearing on June 6, city of Orange council members voted unanimously to join more than 20 New Jersey municipalities in favor of an ordinance permitting the construction of an eruv within its borders. Orange is home to Roni Kotel, an attorney and member of the Maplewood Jewish Center-Congregation Beth Ephraim (MJC), who

When Jews Run the Wrong Way

Jews love this quote: “Justice, justice—pursue it” (Deuteronomy 16:20).

Justice. Who’s not for justice? Justice is the cornerstone of our mission as Jews. Justice is the bedrock of our American civilization. Justice—great idea.

Justice, justice. The

Cong. AABJ&D and Lauren Elise Bier Nursery School Support Israel

Chabad of West Orange to Host Annual Dinner and Concert

(Courtesy of Chabad of West Orange) Chabad will honor four wonderful couples at its annual dinner: Shirley and Phil Levitan, Marsha and Marvin Frank, Dell and Tuvia Sahl and Sheina and Reuven Hererra.

Since moving to West Orange from Livingston, New Jersey, in