Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Essex & Union

Cong. AABJ&D Plans Blood Drive

The community is invited to help save lives at the AABJ&D blood drive, to be held on Sunday, February 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To make an appointment online, visit https://goo.gl/FYsvbg. For questions, call Jason Munk at 917-596-4483. Congregation AABJ&D is located at 700 Pleasant Valley Way in West

Purim at the Y: An Early Carnival Sets Off the Celebration

The YM-YWHA of Union, 501 Green Lane, Union, will celebrate Purim on Sunday, February 18, 12:30-3:30. There will be rides, games, prizes and inflatables. Food will be available to purchase and everyone is invited to come in costume and participate in the Costume Parade at 2 p.m.

As a special “promo” this year, adults as well as and children under age 2 are

Bris Avrohom Holds Weekly Thursday Night Learning

Every Thursday evening, Bris Avrohom in Hillside is open for learning. One can also join a group of men at 8:45 p.m. for a class facilitated by Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky and learn together in groups. Each week various topics are discussed, and each class runs for about 1 to 1½ hours. The learning is followed by

Lavy House in Westfield to Host Two Programs in February

On Tuesday, February 13, at 11:30 a.m., join Rutgers master gardeners for a program entitled “Making Your Own Terrarium.” This program is intended for seniors and their families and will be held at The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House in Westfield. A light lunch will be served and kosher dietary laws will be observed. Registration is recommended at

JFS of Central NJ Receives Funds for Holocaust Survivor Care Program

(Courtesy of JFSCNJ) Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFSCNJ) is proud to announce it was selected to receive a grant from the Jewish Federations of North America through their recently launched Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care. When combined with matching funds from the Jewish Federation

JEC Elmora Avenue Shul Honors Rabbi Avrohom and Rebbetzin Rivky Herman at Its Annual Dinner

On Motzei Shabbos, February 3, the Jewish Educational Center Elmora Avenue Shul will hold its annual dinner at the Union YM-YWHA. This year’s guests of honor are Rabbi Avrohom and Rebbetzin Rivky Herman celebrating their 13th, bar mitzvah, year of selfless service to the shul and community.

Maplewood Rabbi Receives Semicha Via Skype

Twenty-two year old Yosef (Yossi) Bogomilsky always knew he would be a rabbi. Yet, even coming from a long line of Chasidic rabbis, he never could have guessed where and how he would attain that goal. Nor could he have imagined how well the years and depths of his yeshiva studies would prepare him for this role.

Bris Avrohom Hosts Learning and Sushi on Thursday Nights

Every Thursday night, join Bris Avrohom for learning and sushi at 910 Salem Avenue in Hillside.


Chabad of West Orange Plans Shabbat Dinner and Paint Night

All are invited to join Chabad of West Orange at a Friday night dinner, to be held on January 26, celebrating the special day on the Chabad calendar of Yud Shevat.

A candle-lighting ceremony for women and girls will be at 4:45 p.m., followed by a traditional Shabbat dinner at 6 p.m. Enjoy Kiddush wine, homemade challah and a delicious hot meal in a warm and

JFSCNJ Hosts Two Free Alzheimer’s Programs in February

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will host two free programs in February for individuals who have Alzheimer’s/dementia and their caregivers and families at the JFS Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth.

Chabad of West Orange Hosts Newest JLI Course on Communication

Chabad of West Orange and The Jewish Learning Institute present “Communication: Its Art and Soul,” on six Mondays through the end of February, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Join them to learn about how Jewish thought and scientific discovery unearth the essence of communication and how to utilize its powers to

Rachel Coalition Benefits From Golda Och Honor Society Fundraising Efforts

This year, the Golda Och Academy National Honor Society chose Rachel Coalition as the recipient of the proceeds from their fundraising efforts, which included a bake sale, bowl-a-thon and more.

Pictured (l-r): Students Mikayla Spierer and Sammi Glennon present Pam Fishman, vice-chair of Rachel