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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Essex & Union

NY Jets Inaugurate Football Field for LifeTown

Livingston-based center will host flag football league for special-education schools.

There are moments in life that one never forgets. For Julie Casavant one such moment came on Oct. 24 when her son Darren, a young adult with special needs, caught a football pass on the newly

Community Gathers for Friendship Circle Walk in Livingston

Sunday was Shyella Mayk’s birthday, and she spent it with nearly 2,000 friends, most of them new ones, while raising money for Friendship Circle during this year’s FC Walk.

“I’m very happy,” Mayk said, noting that she was participating in the walk on behalf of Team Rebekah. “My

Bris Avrohom Plans Annual Dinner With Guest Speaker Dani Dayan

Bris Avrohom is planning its 38th annual dinner and 32nd gala wedding for Sunday, December 3, at the Sheraton Parsippany. Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel, will be the keynote speaker. Pictured is Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, executive director, Bris Avrohom, Hillside, presenting the ambassador with a tzedakah

AABJ&D Hosts Rabbi Menachem Leibtag at Shabbat Dinner

Join Congregation AABJ&D on Friday night, November 10, for a delicious dinner and to hear acclaimed Bible scholar Rabbi Menachem Leibtag. Rabbi Leibtag’s speech, which will follow dinner, will be open to the whole community.

The Shabbat dinner couvert is $25 for adults and $15 for children under

Shabbat Project Returns to West Orange

The West Orange community is excited to announce that The Shabbat Project will be back in West Orange on the Shabbat of November 16-18.

This year’s events will begin on Thursday, November 16, with the Great Challah Bake, which will be held from

Joint Chaplaincy Committee of MetroWest Jewish Federation to Discuss Creating a Caring Community

“Creating a Caring Community Together” will be hosted by the Greater MetroWest Jewish Federation’s Joint Chaplaincy Committee at the Jewish Federation of MetroWest on Wednesday, November 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Topics will include “Why we do what we do and how,” and workshops throughout the day will cover understanding dementia, making

JKHA/RKYHS ATID Society Presents Safam in Concert

(Courtesy of JKHA/RKYHS) Each fall, the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School (JKHA/RKYHS) convenes an impressive concert or performance to recognize and thank its ATID Society members and corporate sponsors for their partnership in ensuring academic excellence and prioritizing the value of a JKHA/RKYHS

‘Farm to Table’ Food Enjoyed at DOI

At Daughters of Israel, residents participated in the “farm to table” experience. With the help of Director of Housekeeping Norval Kelly, residents planted butternut squash in the beginning of the summer. Residents and staff recently harvested the bountiful squash, which Executive Chef Glen Garew incorporated

Cong. AABJ&D Hosts Author Miriam Dobin on Sunday

The community is invited to Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange on Sunday, November 5, at 10 a.m. to hear Miriam Dobin, director of Early Childhood at AABJ&D, speak about her new book, “I Am Because of You,” a triumphant and surprising story of how her family survived the Holocaust and re-built their lives.

Elmora Hills Minyan to Host Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb

Join the Elmora Hills Minyan on Motzei Shabbat, November 4, as it hosts Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb as part of its guest scholar series. Rabbi Weinreb will speak about “The Three Greatest Problems Facing American Orthodoxy And What You Can Do About It.” The talk will begin at 8 p.m.

‘Starting Over Again’ to Be Shown in Cranford

The Israel Support Committee of Central New Jersey invites the community to attend the New Jersey premiere of the documentary “Starting Over Again.”

Egypt had a thriving Jewish community for centuries, that

MetroWest Community to Jointly Sponsor Screening of ‘Destination Unknown’

Congregation AABJ&D, Congregation Etz Chaim, Congregation Ohr Torah and The Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center present a free screening of “Destination Unknown” in commemoration of Kristallnacht. The film will be followed by a presentation and Q&A with Holocaust survivor Ed Mosberg. The event will be held