Thursday, December 12, 2019

Essex & Union

Congregation AABJ&D Sponsors Art Auction Fundraiser

Join Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange on Motzei Shabbat, February 18, and take advantage of the opportunity to decorate your offices, homes, children’s bedrooms and more with a piece of decorative wall art. Enjoy the fun auction environment with a professional art auction house and auctioneer.

YM-YWHA of Union Gets Ready for Purim

With Purim around the corner, the Union Y has already planned a variety of activities to welcome in the festival. On Sunday, February 26, from 12:30 to 3:30, the annual Early Bird Purim Carnival will take place. With a totally new format, the carnival will offer rides, inflatables and games for all ages. The costume parade, with prizes,

Union Y Offers Two Great Events on February 26: Gan Open House and Early Bird Purim Carnival

The YM-YWHA of Union County, 501 Green Lane in Union, has many activities planned for Sunday, February 26. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., there will be a Gan Open House, offering special registration bonuses. Specifically tailored for children ages 2 ½- 3 ½ , the licensed pre-school program is known for its intense

Alzheimer’s Disease Will Be Discussed at The Lavy House in Westfield

An informational program on “Alzheimer’s Disease: Warning Signs and Prevention” for seniors and their families will take place on Tuesday, February 28, 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 Alice Greenberg-Sheedy, LSW. Ms.

JFS MetroWest Offers Parenting Series on ‘Helping Your Children Thrive’

JFS MetroWest understands that raising children is gratifying but can also be overwhelming and challenging. To help parents better understand their child’s behavior and learn skills to parent more effectively, JFS is offering a four-part series titled “Helping Your Children Thrive.” Short readings will be

Ahavas Achim University Sponsors Shabbaton With Rabbi Michael Taubes

In conjunction with Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, which will celebrate its Chag Hasemicha in March, Ahavas Achim University presents a Shabbat Experience with RIETS Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Michael Taubes next Shabbat, February 24-25.

On Friday night, February 24,

Yeshivat Netivot Montessori Presents 8th Day Live in Concert

Yeshivat Netivot Montessori in East Brunswick will host a concert featuring 8th Day, performing new songs as well as old favorites. The concert will be held on February 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the beautiful state-of-the-art Jo An Magistro Theater in East Brunswick, New Jersey.

8th Day, the

Join Chabad of West Orange at Weekly Yeshiva Night

On Sunday, January 29, students from the Rabbinical College of America traveled to West Orange to learn different Torah topics one-on-one or in small groups with members of the community, hosted by Chabad of West Orange.

Yeshiva Night is held on most Sundays from 7:30-8:30. Interested

Congregation Israel of Springfield Sets Date for 42nd Annual Dinner

Congregation Israel of Springfield will be holding its 42nd Annual Tribute Dinner on Tuesday, March 21, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, New Jersey.

Honorees include Rebecca and Samuel Alexander, receiving the Rabbi Israel E. Turner Memorial Award as Guests of Honor; David Kohn,


Bet Dovid in Caldwell Presents Vegan Cooking and Nutrition Classes

On Mondays in February, and possibly beyond, Rabbi Donn Gross of Congregation Bet Dovid in Caldwell, New Jersey, will offer classes in vegan cooking and nutrition.

Rabbi Donn, aka “the health rabbi,” has been an outspoken proponent of a meat-free diet for 26 years. Those who have

‘Kneading for Those in Need:’ Challah Bake Benefits Community Food Bank of NJ

Hillside—Not even the steady and bone-chilling winter rain got in the way of hundreds of devoted volunteers who came out to the Community Food Bank of NJ to prepare fresh dough and bake 1,000+ challahs on Tuesday.

According to June Schechner, the event chair for three years

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest Prepares for Community Challah Bake

Whippany—Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ will hold its third annual Community Challah Bake on Tuesday, February 7, at The Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside. This year, there’s an added event, Challah Bake Junior, for children ages 6 and up and their families, at the Gottesman RTW Academy in Randolph.