Friday, September 20, 2019

Essex & Union

Jewish Community Foundation Lowers Minimum Initial Contribution

Whippany—The Board of Trustees of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ (JCF) recently approved lowering the initial minimum deposit amount for a new Donor Advised Fund (DAF) from $10,000 to $5,000, and reducing the annual fee from $350 to $175 through December 31, 2018. (Increased assets will be subjected to

Israel Bonds NJ Recognizes Sharon and David Halpern at Livingston Event

Israel Bonds New Jersey proudly recognized Sharon and David Halpern of Livingston, NJ, at its annual Signature Society reception, held Tuesday, January 3. The evening was hosted by their children, Abbi and Jeremy Halpern and Alan and Mindy Schall. The special guest was the new Israel Bonds president and CEO Israel Maimon.

The Eric Eliezer Levenson Foundation for Hope Gifts $50,000 to JFS MetroWest

Eta and Mark Levenson of West Orange have made a $50,000 gift to Jewish Family Service of MetroWest from the Eric Eliezer Levenson Foundation for Hope in memory of their son, Eric Levenson. Part of their gift will be used to dedicate a treatment room at the JFS Florham Park office in Eric’s name. The remainder will be an

Special Needs Caregivers and Siblings Support Groups Coming in January

A support group for parents/caregivers of children with special needs will take place on Wednesday evening, January 25, 7:30-9 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center of Central NJ, 1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains. The group is free and open to the community.

A support group for siblings of children with

Rachel Coalition Receives Generous Donation From DAVITA

DAVITA, a West Orange Dialysis Center, gave a generous donation to the Rachel Coalition as part of their “Way of Giving Campaign.”

Pictured from left to right are Sheila Lefkowitz, LCSW; Joyce Friedman, chair, Rachel Coalition; Pam Fishman, vice-chair, Rachel Coalition; and Jaheda Nisar,

Bris Avrohom to Present Parenting Lecture

Join Bris Avrohom on January 18 at 7:45 p.m. for a parenting lecture entitled, “How to Be an Even More Loving Parent,” presented by Ed Yisroel Susskind, PhD. Admission is $18 per person and includes sushi and dessert.

Please rsvp to

RSVP of Essex and Hudson Seeks Volunteers to Assemble Disaster Preparedness Kits

The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties in collaboration with the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services and Neighbor to Neighbor Network, is planning a disaster kit packing and distribution event where volunteers ages 55 and over will assemble disaster kits to assist seniors in Bloomfield and Glen Ridge

‘Senior Scams and How to Handle Them’ to Be Addressed at The Lavy House

An informational program on “Senior Scams and How to Handle Them,” for seniors and their families, will take place on Tuesday, January 17, at 11:30 a.m. at The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, NJ. The program will be presented by Officer Victoria Smith from the Union County Sheriff’s Office. A

Livingston’s Team Etz Chaim Changes Lives With Wheels of Love

When David Anfang first heard about Wheels of Love, described by Wikipedia as Israel’s largest multi-day, multi-route international charity cycling event, he immediately became intrigued by the tzedakah opportunity it presented. After doing further research into Jerusalem’s

100 JEC Students Lead Elizabeth Public Menorah Lighting

ElizabethOver 100 students from the JEC led a public menorah-lighting ceremony on Wednesday, December 28, the fifth night of Chanukah.

The ceremony took place on the front lawn of the Jewish Educational Center building in Elizabeth, and was attended


JFS Plans Free Job Seeker Workshop

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, and Temple Sholom will be hosting three free Job Seeker Workshops titled “New Year, New Job, New You,” on Thursday mornings, January 12 and 19, 10

West Orange Mayor, Council Join Chabad for Menorah Lighting

West Orange mayor, Robert Parisi, and West Orange town council members participate in the annual menorah-lighting ceremony in front of Town Hall hosted by Chabad of West Orange, this year held on the fourth night of Chanukah. Lighting the menorah is CWO director, Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz.