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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Essex & Union

Union Y Hosts Meaningful Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut Program

The YM-YWHA of Union was pleased to host a community event for Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut that was attended by several hundred people. Highlights included a moving Yom Hazikaron ceremony, a d’var Torah by Rabbi Beer, a choir performance by the JEC/RPRY choir and Shofar blowing by Mark Bloomberg. The

AABJ&D to ‘Walk for Israel’ at Verona Park

A “Walk for Israel” will be held on Sunday, May 13, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at Verona Park in honor of Yom Yerushalayim. Spearheaded by Congregation AABJ&D of West Orange’s Israel Action Committee, the event proceeds will benefit ZAKA, Israel’s primary rescue and recovery volunteer organization, a first responder to terror attacks,

Greater MetroWest Federation Holds Annual Holocaust Remembrance at Kean University

The Wilkins Theater at Kean University has graciously become home to the annual Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest Holocaust remembrance event. Kean boasts the oldest formal Holocaust studies program in the country, dating back to 1986, according to University President Dr. Dawood Farahi. So it makes perfect

Bris Avrohom Hosts JFS Russian Culture Club for Holocaust Survivors

Bris Avrohom and Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey hosted a group of individuals from Jewish Family Service’s Russian Culture Club for Holocaust Survivors from the former Soviet Union for a Pre-Passover Spring Celebration. Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, executive director, Bris Avrohom, Hillside, spoke to the audience about the symbolism and importance

Cong. Shaya Ahavat Torah Partners With ShopRite to Help the Needy

ShopRite of Parsippany donated a truckload of surplus Passover items to Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah of Parsippany. These items will be distributed to local needy families, and to needy individuals with gluten and soy allergies who rely on and eat these Passover products for the rest of the year. Pictured left to right are Barry

Lester Senior Housing Hosts Open House for Memory Care and Assisted Living Residences

The Lester Senior Housing Community in Whippany will host an open house for its Memory Care Suite and Weston Assisted Living Residence on Wednesday, April 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. Area residents can learn more about Memory Care at Lester, the community’s personalized care approach for individuals with dementia-related conditions, and get

Daughters of Israel Hosts Passover Seders

With plentiful amounts of shmurah matzah, grape juice and freshly shredded horseradish, the Passover seders at Daughters of Israel were enjoyed by more than 250 residents. Pictured, before the official start of the first seder, led by Rabbi Zvi Karpel, chaplain at Daughters, are residents gathered with Haggadahs

Upcoming Senior and Adult Programs at Union Y

The YM-YWHA of Union County, located at 501 Green Lane in Union, is pleased to announce a wonderful line-up of special events for the spring and summer. First in line, the Spring Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 25, at 11:30 a.m. and will feature the newest show by mind reader Flavian. A full-course meal will be served ($8, $5 for

Livingston Plans Celebration of Israel’s 70th Anniversary

A community-wide celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel will take place on Thursday, April 19, starting at 4:30pm at The Livingston Oval on Robert Harp Drive.

There will be activities for all ages and interests, including a concert for children by

Rav Teitz Helps Community Prepare for Pesach

Bris Avrohom and Congregation Adath Israel Bake Matzah

On Sunday, March 18, Bris Avrohom and Congregation Adath Israel held a joint model matzah bakery at the Bris Avrohom Center, 910 Salem Avenue, Hillside. The children witnessed and were taught about the laws of making matzah, preparing their own matzah and doing Pesach arts and crafts. Public officials from the surrounding

Yom Ha’atzmaut/Yom Hazikaron Community Events to Be Held at Union Y

The YM-YWHA of Union County, co-sponsoring with the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, is pleased to announce fantastic community events taking place on Thursday, April 19. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and there will be vendor shopping (hats, jewelry etc.), as well as food available for purchase. The theme is “Israel at 70.” The Yom