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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Essex & Union

West Orange Plans Shabbat Shalem

On Shabbat, February 8-9, the West Orange community will host a Shabbat Shalem. As part of Jewish Disabilities and Awareness and Inclusion month, Shabbat Shalem allows us time to reflect on how we can better include people with challenges in our Jewish community, not just for this one Shabbat but all the time. Whatever the

Meinhardts Host JNF Special in Uniform's Tiran Attia in Livingston

(l-r) Lt. Col. Tiran Attia, Celine Leeds, former Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt, Evi Meinhardt, Anna Millstein, Elena Meinhardt and Sheila Lurie.

Helping Hands Is Ready to Care for Your Children

The decision to leave their child, either with a nanny or in a daycare setting, is often a difficult one for parents. Is the person trustworthy? Will the child be loved? Fed? Well cared for? Is the facility licensed? Clean? Are the caregivers experienced? Will the child be stimulated during the day? Will the child be safe?

Chabad WO Asks: Is Our Criminal Justice System Fair?

(Courtesy of Chabad of West Orange) This February, Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz of Chabad of West Orange will offer “Crime and Consequence,” a new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) exploring 3000 years of Jewish perspective on conviction, sentencing and criminal rehabilitation.

Bris Avrohom Commemorates Yahrtzeit of Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe

Bris Avrohom of Hillside held a farbrengen in honor of Yud Shevat to commemorate the yahrtzeit of the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe and the day that our Rebbe assumed leadership. The guest speaker was Rabbi Yosef Carlebach who shared personal stories and advice from the Rebbe. A festive dinner with l’chaim was served.

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Daughters of Israel Gets Special Visitor

West Orange Councilwoman Cindy Matute-Brown came to visit and tour Daughters of Israel on January 24.

Toddlers Visit Daughters of Israel

Residents at Daughters of Israel enjoyed a special interactive music and art program with toddlers on January 9. Organized by two volunteers, Rachel Marcus and Emily Fox, who bring their toddlers to visit the residents on a weekly basis, the event brought lots of smiles and laughter to the residents.

JCC MetroWest Unveils 2019 Gaelen Center for the Arts Season

The Gaelen Center for the Arts at JCC MetroWest announces a multi-faceted selection of arts and cultural programing for 2019. Building upon their already successful New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, popular youth theater programs and art gallery exhibitions, the coming season will include a Conservatory Chamber

Historic Global Screening Event to Be Held for ‘Who Will Write Our History’

Plans for an historic global screening event are under way for director Roberta Grossman’s latest documentary feature film, “Who Will Write Our History.” The film will screen at hundreds of theaters and special venues worldwide on Sunday, January 27, International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the

Lavy House to Hold Fall Prevention and Therapeutic Exercise Info Session

An informational program on “Active Fall Prevention & Therapeutic Exercise” for seniors will take place on Tuesday, February 5, 11:30 a.m., at The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield.

The program will be presented by Dr. Claire M. Mulry, OTD, OTR, CAPS, who is

Bris Avrohom Celebrates Kipnis Bar Mitzvah

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Mikhail and Yulia Kipnis from the former Soviet Union and longtime friends and supporters of Bris Avrohom, invited the Kanelskys to officiate the bar mitzvah of their son Benjamin. The Kipnis family held celebrations in three locations: The first celebration was held at the Kotel, where the bar

MetroWest Plans Novel ‘Hebrew School’ Program

The Greater MetroWest community is launching a new Hebrew school called Kulanu. Kulanu, from the phrase “Kulanu Kedoshim,” or “We are all holy,” aims to provide Torah-based educational, spiritual and social programming to Jewish children in public school, including those who have left yeshiva, enabling them to feel more