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Friday, September 21, 2018

Essex & Union

Jewish Federation Helps Foster Tolerance at Rutgers

Jewish Federation President Stephanie Goldman, Jewish Federation CEO Jason M. Shames, Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Committee Director Ariella Noveck and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg met with Rutgers President Robert Barchi to ensure that Rutgers University and its faculty are committed to tolerance and

AABJ&D Plans Blood Drive

Congregation AABJ&D at 700 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange will host a blood drive on Sunday, June 10, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Make an appointment at https://bit.ly/2s46jrl. For questions, call Jason Munk at 917-596-4483.

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest to Present Evening of Laughter

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest will hold its annual An Evening of Laughter on Thursday, June 7, at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, 60 Temple Drive, Springfield, New Jersey. The program will benefit Jewish Family Service of MetroWest’s programs and services.

JFS MetroWest is honoring two couples for their

Rebounderz Edison Announces Monthly ‘Sensory Altered Fun Environment’ Events

(Courtesy of Rebounderz Edison) Rebounderz in Edison, the Northern New Jersey’s premier family center, is proud to announce a new monthly event. S.A.F.E. (sensory altered fun environment) is for guests with special needs or sensory issues and their family and friends. The S.A.F.E. events have special hours (9 a.m. to noon) and

Daughters of Israel Hosts Casino Night

Daughters of Israel’s Casino Night/Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament, a charity benefit for the Home, took place on May 22, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston. The fun and enjoyable evening was generously underwritten by Valley National Bank and co-chaired by David Silverstein and Gary Wayne.

Join June Programs at Lavy House in Westfield

“Safety Tips for Seniors” will be the featured program for seniors on Tuesday, June 5, 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Resource Center at the Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey, presented by Officer Mike Riccio of the Union County sheriff’s office. Officer Riccio will be addressing general safety; apartment dwelling

Bris Avrohom Meets With Lt. Governor Oliver

Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky and Shterney Kanelsky of Bris Avrohom Hillside recently met with the Lieutenant Governor, Sheila Oliver, to discuss different programs for the Russian Jewish Community in New Jersey. Oliver took an interest, specifically towards the education programs Bris Avrohom provides for the teenagers of the

JFS MetroWest Represents at JHJSA Conference

(Courtesy of JFS MW) Representatives from Jewish Family Service of MetroWest addressed the recent Network for Human Jewish Service Agencies Conference in Chicago.

JFS MetroWest Rachel Coalition Hosts Luncheon

The Rachel Coalition, JFS MetroWest’s domestic violence division, hosted its Women to Women Luncheon at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange. A crowd of over 150 people gathered to hear keynote speaker Melissa Dohme Hill, a survivor of a brutal attack who is now a domestic violence advocate and

Are We Bound by Fate or Do We Have Free Choice??

If God already knows what we will do tomorrow, is our “free choice” nothing more than an illusion? And with so many powerful influences outside of our control—or even our awareness—influencing our choices, how “free” could they possibly be? Find these answers and more in a lesson from the Jewish

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ Plans 5K Run

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) will hold a 5K Run/Walk in support of the organization’s many services on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Oak Ridge Park, 136 Oak Ridge Road, Clark, NJ, at 9 a.m. The event is being chaired by JFSCNJ Board Members Mindy Goldberger, Gerri Rothfleisch and Arielle Traub. The entire community is invited

JFS MetroWest Holds Good Deeds Day Cookie Bake

JFS MetroWest held a Good Deeds Day Cookie Bake at the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston. Volunteers baked, packed and delivered 800 cookies to 125 isolated older adult clients of JFS MetroWest.