Friday, May 24, 2019

Essex & Union

JFS MetroWest Awarded State Contract to Administer SHIP

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest has been awarded the contract to administer Essex County SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). SHIP is a statewide program that provides free, objective, confidential help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions about, Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage

Chabad Course to Present Jewish Wisdom on Top Election Issues

In the midst of one of the most contentious election campaigns in recent memory, Chabad of West Orange is set to roll out a new course that sheds profound Jewish light on top election issues. The course is entitled “Gun Control and Immigration: A Comparative Exploration of Talmudic and American Law,” and presents Jewish wisdom on the

RSVP of Essex & Hudson Launches Reading Buddies in Essex County

The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties is thrilled to announce the launch of its Reading Buddies program, which will connect volunteers age 55+ with elementary school students in Essex County.

Reading Buddies seeks to introduce the love of books and increase the literacy of young children.

NCJW’s ‘Back 2 School Store’ Helps Empower Young Students

The National Council of Jewish Women—Essex County Division,“NCJW/Essex,” brought the spirit of tikkun olam to new heights on Sunday, July 31. Together with Congregation B’nai Shalom in West Orange, the organization created a “Back 2 School Store” and resource center for economically

Bris Avrohom Holds Men’s Halacha Class

Bris Avrohom holds a men’s halacha class twice monthly on Monday evenings. Topics include the laws of Shabbat as well as insights into the weekly parsha. The classes are facilitated by Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky, youth and Torah education director at Bris Avrohom, at his home.


Dots & Dashes: Rabbi Donn Teaches Hebrew Basics in Caldwell

Many people learn through osmosis, but questions often remain as to how, exactly, to do certain things. Dots & Dashes is a learning opportunity in a safe environment to help get things straight and know precisely how Hebrew vowels, letters and words sound, are formed and sung. Every member of the group will be taught according to his or

Springfield Hosts ‘Empowering’ Talk on Abuse Awareness

Amudim and Project S.A.R.A.H. came together last week to impart critical chinuch lessons that every parent must know, with the belief that an evening of prevention is worth a lifetime of cure. Dr. David Pelcovitz and Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler, professionals in their fields many times over, came to Congregation Israel in

Costco of Union Kosher Selection Revisited

I paid a follow-up visit to the Union Costco last week to check on their progress in reinstating a significant kosher section. The hope was that Costco would once again stock the store with popular items and products that the average kosher consumer

DOI Employee Receives ‘Humanism in Healthcare Award’

Assif Neisha, LPN at Daughters of Israel, was presented with one of the Healthcare Foundation of NJ’s (HFNJ) Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare awards at a July 18 ceremony, which took place at Crystal Plaza in Livingston. Pictured, left to right, are Beth Levithan, HFNJ Chair; Assif Neisha and Marsha Atkind, HFNJ

Assemblywoman Oliver Visits Bris Avrohom

Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver, Speaker Emeritus of the New Jersey State Assembly, visited Bris Avrohom’s headquarters and met with its rabbis and staff. During the meeting she was apprised of this organization’s programs for the Russian Jewish community in the State of New Jersey. As a token of Bris Avrohom’s appreciation for her assistance in expanding

A Special Screening of 'In Search of Israeli Cuisine'

Called “the best food film of 2016” and voted “Ford Best of the Fest” by this year’s New Jersey Jewish Film Festival attendees, In Search of Israeli Cuisine is a portrait of the Israeli people told through food. The feature-length documentary puts a face on the culture of Israel, profiling chefs, home cooks, vintners and cheese makers drawn from the more than

$150,000 Raised for Scholarship Funds at JEC Golf Outing

Scores of JEC families will benefit from the $150,000 raised through the school’s first annual golf outing on July 11.

The event, held at the prestigious Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, drew 100 golfers who represented the breadth of the JEC’s alumni base, feeder and supporting communities, business interests and friends.