Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Essex & Union

Enjoy Holiday Time at the Union Y

The YM-YWHA of Union, located at 501 Green Lane in Union, is pleased to announce an exciting line-up of activities for December. On Sunday, December 18, “Kids Day Out” (11:30-2:30) will feature a kids’ cooking class with Chanukah treats, swim and a movie. Tickets are $8. Please RSVP to [email protected] On Wednesday, December 21, the

West Orange Hosts Nefesh B’Nefesh Dialogue for Retirees

Retirees from the West Orange community gathered at a private home last week to meet with a Nefesh B’Nefesh representative and discuss issues specific to aliyah for this demographic. Nefesh B’Nefesh offers a number of post-aliyah events and services for retirees in Israel.

RSVP Center of Essex & Hudson Counties Wins Two Awards From FEMA

The RSVP Center of Essex & Hudson Counties, which is sponsored by Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, won two 2016 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. The awards were Honorable Mention for Outstanding Inclusive Initiatives in Emergency Management and Honorable Mention for Community Preparedness Champions. The

Shabbat House Dedication to Take Place During Chanukah

The Shabbat House is a brand new project, the first and only one of its kind in the world.

Shabbat House unites all Jews to celebrate and enjoy Shabbat together. The Shabbat House building has only recently been completed on 664 Eagle Rock Avenue in West Orange.


Women From Different Parts of Russia Visit Mikvah

Recently, a large group of women from different parts of Russia, along with their shluchos of the rebbe, visited Lubavitch Headquarters in Brooklyn, New York and went to the holy Ohel to pray. They then made a trip to the state-of-the-art “Bat Sheva Chaya Esther Mikvah” and were given a tour by Rebbetzin Shterney Kanelsky,

Maplewood Jewish Center Prepares to Expand

The Charles Kimmel building of the Maplewood Jewish Center (MJC) is getting a much-needed facelift. On November 28, the Maplewood Township Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously voted to grant MJC a building permit for major renovations.

It began with a vision by Frumie Bogomilsky, the

Seniors Taught to Turn Fitness Resolutions Into Reality

An informational program on “Turning Fitness Resolutions Into Your Reality” will be offered for seniors and their families on Tuesday, December 13, at 11:30 a.m. at The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House. The program will be presented by JFS board member Joe Mason, a Certified Exercise Physiologist. A light lunch will be

Essex & Union NEWSBRIEFS

Union Y Unveils New Israel Center, Plans Chanukah Celebration

At the YM-YWHA of Union County, there was a grand ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday, November 20 to dedicate the new Kirschenbaum Israel Center. The Center will offer events, classes and films on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday & Thursday evenings. Its first big event

Chabad of West Orange Celebrates Anniversary With Weekend of Festivities

Chabad of West Orange invites the entire community to attend their Grand Anniversary Celebration the weekend of December 23-24 at 401 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange.

“This Chanukah marks one year since our purchase and move into our new building,” said Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, Director of

Congregation Etz Chaim Plans December Events

Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat With Nachum Segal

Please join us for a Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat with Nachum Segal on December 16-17. There will be a Friday night community dinner and Women’s Kabbalat Shabbat Services beginning at 4:15. The main service will be in the main

JCC MetroWest Prepares for Maccabi Games

The JCC MetroWest will once again be holding tryouts and fielding teams for the mini, junior and JCC Maccabi Games. Information is provided below.

Mini Maccabi Games: Sunday, May 21, hosted by the JCC Rockland in West Nyack, NY

Children must be aged

Bris Avrohom Students Enjoy Parsha Classes

One of Bris Avrohom’s programs is a class given each Sunday by Rabbi Baruch Lepkivker, program director of the organization. He presents in-depth studies of the weekly parsha with kabbalistic insights.

For information on upcoming activities, visit their website at