Sunday, August 25, 2019

Essex & Union

Congregation Ohr Torah Sisterhood Sponsors Auto Maintenance Class for Women

Congregation Ohr Torah Sisterhood of West Orange, held a class on Sunday, May 5, to enable women drivers of all ages to understand the working of their cars from tire pressure to checking and adding fluids and general maintenance. The two hour class given by Meira Bukiet, an experienced auto mechanic of 10 years,

Congregation AABJ&D Walks for Israel

Congregation AABJ&D’s Walk for Israel will be held on Sunday, June 16, from 9:00 -11 a.m. at Verona Park, 411 Bloomfield Avenue (and Lakeside Drive), Verona, (meet at boathouse) in honor of Yom Yerushalayim. Spearheaded by Congregation AABJ&D of West Orange’s Israel Action & Advocacy Committee (IAAC),

Lavy House to Present ‘Protecting Yourself Against Senior Scams’

An informational program entitled Protecting Yourself Against Senior Scams will take place on Tuesday, June 4, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey. The program will be presented by Officer Victoria Smith from the Union County Sheriff’s Office. The program is free and open to the

Hebrew Free Loan of New Jersey to Host Myron Sugerman

(Courtesy of Hebrew Free Loan of NJ) Hebrew Free Loan of New Jersey will host Myron “The Last Jewish Gangster” Sugerman, to discuss his riveting life as part of the Jewish mob. The event will take place on June 13 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Oheb Shalom Congregation in South Orange.


Congregation Israel of Springfield’s Yom Chesed Extends to Israel

The CIS Yom Chesed program is anything but one day of chesed. “Chesed” means many things to many people, and to some people it means absolutely everything! Congregation Israel of Springfield apparently has a lock on this concept—over 50 families gathered on Sunday, May 19, to prepare, complete and

JFS of Central NJ 5K Walk/Run Set for Sunday, June 2

(Courtesy of JFS Central NJ) Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) will hold a 5KRun/Walk in support of the organization’s many services on Sunday, June 2, at Oak Ridge Park, 136 Oak Ridge Road, Clark, New Jersey, at 9 a.m.. The event is being chaired by JFSCNJ Board Member/Treasurer, Gerri Rothfleisch of

Never Forget: Holocaust Remembrance Observance Held at Daughters of Miriam Center

(Courtesy of Daughters of Miriam) “Never Forget—Never Again” is a phrase often heard on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorated this year on Thursday, May 2. Memorial ceremonies for the approximately 6 million Jews who were killed in World War II by the Nazis and their collaborators were held around the

Bris Avrohom’s Rabbi Kanelsky Hangs Mezuzah

Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky was recently invited by Senator Joseph Lagana, Assemblywoman Lisa Swain and Assemblyman Chris Tully to affix a mezuzah as a blessing and protection upon a doorpost at the 38th legislative district’s new office.


JKHA/RKYHS to Honor Pillars of the Community at Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of JKHA/RKYHS) The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School is proud to announce that its 71st annual dinner will take place Wednesday, June 5, at Factory 220 in Passaic.

Guests of honor this year will be Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern. As

Holocaust Commemoration Hosted by Kean University

“A Night at the Garden.” Not what you would expect to open a Holocaust remembrance event. Evident almost immediately, the movie generated an instantaneous chill as it became apparent that this was clearly not the portrayal of a pre-war American patriotism rally it was headlined to be. It was nothing

Congregation Etz Chaim to Host Yael Leibowitz in Celebration of Israel’s 71st Anniversary

Congregation Etz Chaim of Livingston is proud to host scholar in residence, Yael Leibowitz, May 3-4. Yael Leibowitz is an accomplished educator who has taught at the upper school of Ramaz, Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, Drisha Institute for Jewish Education and served as resident scholar at the Jewish Center of

Rachel Coalition Spring Fundraiser Planned at Morris Museum

Rachel Coalition will host its spring fundraiser to benefit victim services on May 14 at 7:30 pm at the Bickford Theater at the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey. The program “Standing Up For Women, An NFL Player Speaks Out,” will feature Mark Herzlich, former NY Giants football player.