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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Essex & Union

JFS MetroWest Offers Suicide Prevention Continuing Education Course

JFS MetroWest is offering a continuing education class entitled, “Preventing Suicide in Adolescents and Young Adults” on November 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. The program features speaker Suzanne A. Levy, Ph.D., who is the co-developer and director of the

Cub Scout Pack 365 Visits WO Firehouse

The Cub Pack 365 visited West Orange Fire Station 4. The troop got a tour of the firehouse and was shown all of the equipment, and the scouts even got to shoot the fire hose.

Support Sharsheret’s Ninth Annual Pies for Prevention

Buy delicious pies and support Sharsheret at the same time! All ingredients are certified kosher and pareve. All baked goods are homemade and prepared in a kosher kitchen. Order by November 14 and pick up the day before Thanksgiving.

MetroWest Community Looks to Start Bereavement Group for Parents Who Have Lost Children

The Greater MetroWest community has had inquiries regarding starting a peer support group in the Essex county area for parents who have lost children. In response, a few local parents, in conjunction with co-sponsor The Joint Chaplaincy of Greater MetroWest, are looking to start a bereavement group. For more information, please contact Eta

Millburn Library to Host WWII Presentation

On Wednesday, November 8, at 7 p.m, Springfield resident Peter Kessel, a self-described “hobby historian,” will present his unique connection to the all-black membership of the 761st Tank Battalion that fought in four major Allied campaigns during WWII, including the Battle of the Bulge. He will share how the battalion helped liberate a

JSDD Presents Gourmet Kosher Cooking Demo and Tasting With the Aussie Gourmet

Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD) invites the cooks and aspiring cooks in the community to participate in an exciting program planned for November 1 at 6:30 p.m., at Congregation Etz Chaim in Livingston, featuring Naomi Nachman, aka The Aussie Gourmet, world-renowned cook and author.

Six Jewish Debates Are Planned in West Orange

Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz of Chabad of West Orange will recount 2000 years of Jewish history through the lens of six epic debates that rocked the Jewish world and still resound powerfully today.

Beginning Monday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m., Chabad of West Orange will be offering a new six-session course from

MetroWest Holocaust Council Hosts ‘Generations’ Exhibit

The Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest NJ is hosting a Holocaust-themed exhibit titled “Generations,” a collection of paintings, sculpture, conceptual art and photographs by artists Hannah Keselman, Milton Ohring, Joanie Schwarz and Lev Gal Wertman. On display from September 17 to November 17, the exhibit will open with an

JCC MetroWest to Hold Inaugural Women of Valor Brunch

Join the MetroWest JCC at its inaugural Women of Valor Brunch, honoring four inspiring and devoted women who have made a significant impact on the community. The brunch will take place at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, on Wednesday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. The honorees are Harriet Rosenthal, Joni Cohen, Caren

‘Freedom Song,’ a Musical About Addiction, to Be Performed in MetroWest

“Freedom Song,” a 50-minute musical about addiction in the Jewish community, will be performed twice in the Greater MetroWest NJ area. The first performance will be held on November 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the JCC of MetroWest, in West Orange, and the second will be held on November 5 at 11 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El of

Hillside Community to Host an Evening With Shmuel Sackett

All are invited to attend an open discussion with “out of the box” thinker Shmuel Sackett on Saturday night, October 28, at 8:00 p.m., at the home of Jeff Cohen and Pam Derby, 237 Windsor Way, Hillside, New Jersey.

Shmuel Sackett is the

Congregation Etz Chaim to Host Shalva Band of Jerusalem

Yoni Glatt, youth director at Congregation Etz Chaim of Livingston for the past eight years, invites the community to an inspiring event on Saturday night, November 4. At the Melave Malka event of the NCSY Shabbaton planned for Shabbat Parshat Vayera, the inspirational Shalva Band of Yerushalayim will perform.