Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Essex & Union

Congregation AABJ&D Holds Community Yom Hazikaron/Yom Ha’atzmaut Event

Join Congregation AABJ&D on Wednesday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m., for a community-wide observance of Yom Hazikaron and celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut. Rabbi Eliezer Rubin, JKHA head of school, will be the guest speaker, followed by live music, refreshments, youth programming and more. Location: 700 Pleasant Valley Way in West

The American Jewish Experience Lecture Series Presents ‘Jews of Cuba’

The American Jewish Experience Lecture Series, presented by the Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey, continues for its 21st consecutive year with a presentation by Mr. Israel Maya, entitled “Jews of Cuba and the Exodus.” Mr. Maya will be speaking about Jewish life in Cuba pre-revolution, with pictures and

Registration Open for Annual Ezra Schwartz Memorial FIT5K Run/WaIk

(Courtesy of Rutgers Hillel) Registration and sponsorship opportunities for the Ezra Schwartz Memorial FIT (For Israel Team Hillel) 5K Run/One Mile Fun Walk to be held Sunday, April 29, are now open for students, businesses and the general community. One hundred percent of the event proceeds benefit the Rutgers Hillel Center for Israel

Livingston’s Suburban Torah Looks to Grow

When families are looking for a new community, there are many factors to consider: affordability, of course, coupled with proximity to work or public transportation and quality of schools. For Orthodox families, however, there are additional requirements that are deal-breakers and must-haves, including

Elizabeth, NJ: A Great Place to Call Home

(Courtesy of JEC Elmora Avenue Shul) 2018 marks the 99th anniversary of the Teitz family rabbanut in Elizabeth. It has been a remarkable century characterized by outstanding leadership, continuous growth and evolutionary change, with the kehilla poised on the cusp of initiating a new chapter in its storied legacy.

Fierce Females Are Models of Courage and Resilience

(Courtesy of JFGMW NJ) Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey is now showing its “Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females” exhibit. Part of an installation conceived and created by New York City artist and educator Linda Stein, the exhibit consists of beautifully wrought 21st-century tapestries, shadow

Bris Avrohom Fair Lawn Distributes Matzah

This past Sunday, March 18, Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn distributed hand-baked shmura matzah from Israel to the children of the CETT school. Children took their matzahs home for their Pesach seders, and made Pesach arts and crafts. Public officials were there to greet the children and presented Bris Avrohom with proclamations to

Dr. Barbara Lauer-Listhaus Discusses Cooperative Parenting at Suburban Torah

On Monday, March 12, a large group of parents gathered at Suburban Torah in Livingston for a lecture by local neuropsychologist Barbara Lauer-Listhaus. Presented by the shul’s preschool, the Iris Berman Early Childhood Center, the talk was entitled, “We’re in This Together: Raising Confident and Competent Children Through Cooperative

New Chabad at Short Hills Building Nears Completion

“It’s been a 20-plus-year journey and we are almost there,” noted Rabbi Mendel Solomon, executive director and spiritual leader of Ahavat Torah—Chabad at Short Hills, as he discussed the near completion of the new Chabad building. Solomon spoke enthusiastically about its great location on South Orange Avenue, at the corner

JFS MetroWest NJ Receives Grant From Investors Foundation for Case Management

JFS MetroWest is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from Investors Foundation to support case management. Guided by the wisdom and values of our tradition of respect for all people, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest New Jersey provides innovative, compassionate and outstanding social services to enhance the independence and

JFS MetroWest Offers Free Program for Parents and Students

JFS MetroWest is pleased to announce that it is offering a free program, “Emotional Detectors: Navigating Mental Health For Teens,” geared to parents of middle and high school students on Wednesday, March 28 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Millburn Library, 200 Glen Avenue, in Millburn. This program is free and open to the entire

Bris Avrohom Reads Megillah at EL AL Terminal

Bris Avrohom maintains a daily information stand outside the EL AL Terminal at Newark Airport. On Purim, Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky, youth & Torah education director of Bris Avrohom, read the megillah and distributed mishloach manot to the EL AL staff.

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