Friday, August 23, 2019

Essex & Union

JKHA/RKYHS ATID Society Presents Simcha Leiner in Concert

The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School’s ATID Society will host Simcha Leiner, the voice of Jewish music, on Sunday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m., in the school’s auditorium.

For membership in the ATID Society and sponsorship opportunities, please contact JKHA/RKYHS Director

New JLI Course Offers Secrets to Success

At every stage in life people are asking the same questions. What do I want to do for the rest of my life? And how do I get there?

Young adults in their 20s are looking for a career that will make them feel fulfilled. Those in their 30s to 50s may be unsatisfied with their

Parsippany Shabbaton to Feature Cantor Sherwood Goffin

Cantor Sherwood Goffin, acclaimed cantor of the Lincoln Square Synagogue, will be the Scholar in Residence for the 7th Dr. George S. Rotter Memorial Shabbat at Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah in Parsippany, November 18–19. The Shabbaton will begin on Friday, November 18, with Shabbat services at 4:30, followed by a sumptuous

JFS MW Volunteers Recognized for Service to DOI

Pictured are three volunteers from the RSVP Center of Essex & Hudson Counties, sponsored by JFS of MetroWest, who currently serve as volunteers at Daughters of Israel. Onie Meyers, Sam Maslansky and Bonnie Sue Golden all received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for their work at Daughters of Israel in West Orange.

JFS MetroWest Announces Social Skills Groups for Children and Adolescents

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ strives to meet the needs of the local community. Recently, the JFS MetroWest Child and Adolescent Services Department has received calls from parents expressing interest in social skills groups for their children who are having difficulty making and keeping friends, managing their emotions, reading

ChanukahFest to Offer Many Events at Union Y

The YM-YWHA of Union, 501 Green Lane, Union, is putting the finishing touches on one of the season’s largest events, “ChanukahFest,” to be held this year on November 20. Known many years back as “The Jewish Fair & Expo,” the program has been reincarnated by popular demand. It will also coincide with the gala

MetroWest Community Offers Workshop to Support Siblings of Children With Special Needs

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ in conjunction with Greater MetroWest ABLE is presenting “What About Me?,” a parenting workshop to support siblings of children with special needs, on Thursday, November 17, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the JCC MetroWest in West Orange. This workshop will help parents support their

Celebrating Sukkot at Daughters of Israel

Miriam Wagner, a resident at Daughters of Israel in West Orange, shakes the lulav and etrog with Rabbi Zvi Karpel in the home’s beautifully decorated sukkah.


Wine, Cheese and Trivia Coming to SSTC

Join the Men’s Club and Sisterhood of the Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center for an evening of “Wine, Cheese and Trivia” on Saturday, November 19, at 8 pm. The program will begin with a cheese-tasting from Brent Delman, aka “The Cheese Guy,” whose specialty cheeses have changed the way people think about kosher cheese options.

West Orange’s Rabbi Marc Spivak Celebrates ‘Bar Mitzvah’ Kiddush

Thirteen years can pass in an instant. Think about your children and how quickly they seemed to go from infancy to b’nai mitzvah age. As the big day approaches, parents often post on Facebook, “Celebrating so-and-so’s bar/bat mitzvah. Where did the time go?”

These are

Springfield Resident Brings NY Fashion Camp to JKHA

Professional handbag designer Jennifer Siletski of Springfield always enjoyed sharing her passion for fashion design with her daughter as the two created projects together in their home. Fast forward 20 years and Siletski has combined her love for fashion and instructing and is owner and director of the New York Fashion Accessories

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest to Host National Election Forum

Whippany—“The race for the White House: Which candidate is better for the American and global Jewish community?” This will be the topic of a discussion sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ on Tuesday, November 1. Nationally acclaimed political analysts Jay Footlik (who served in the Clinton White House) and Jeff