Monday, September 16, 2019

Essex & Union

Hatzalah of Union County Receives Donation of New Ambulance

On a beautiful Sunday in September, the Hillside and Elizabeth communities came together for a picnic BBQ and fundraiser sponsored by Yellowstone Capital to benefit Hatzalah of Union County. Although a good time was had by all, the main event was to raise money and assure the future operation and funding of this busy and crucial Hatzalah organization.

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Weekend Manhunt Concludes With Suspect’s Capture in Linden

Elizabeth—The day certainly dawned more peacefully on Tuesday, September 20, than the previous two days in Elizabeth, N.J.

As news of an explosion unfolded in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood Saturday night, following others in Seaside Park, N.J., the NYPD and FBI worked

Myron Sugerman Discusses the Jewish Mob at WO Chabad

The anticipation was palpable as Myron Sugerman stepped to the podium on Monday evening. A multi-generational audience sat at rapt attention as they waited for his opening remarks. Sugerman did not disappoint.

“I want to show you how an Israeli patriot born in the United States would have been a gangster, and an American Jewish gangster born in Israel would

West Orange Cub and Boy Scout Pack 365 Kicks Off the New Year

Join Cub and Boy Scout Pack 365 at their kick-off event on September 18 at 5:30 p.m. The scouts will be learning how to start a campfire, cook hotdogs and roast marshmallows. Anyone interested in Cub or Boy Scouts is welcome to attend.

Pack 365 is the local Jewish pack for West Orange, Livingston, South Orange, Montclair and the surrounding areas in New Jersey,

Long-time Jewish Vocational Service Employee Retires

East Orange—Lynne Robbins has announced her retirement from Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS) after 28 years of dedication. Robbins, a resident of Woodland Park, joined the organization in 1988 to fulfill her passion of helping others.

As both a career and placement counselor and the Scholarship Loan Program coordinator, Robbins assisted

Bris Avrohom Holds Seventh Annual Bar Mitzvah Celebration

Bris Avrohom recently held its seventh annual Bar Mitzvah Celebration in Israel for youths from Be’er Sheva and Sedorot, who were from the Former Soviet Union and victims of terror. Rabbi Zalman Gorelik, Executive Director, Be’er Sheva and Rabbi Chananel Pizem, Chabad S’dorot prepared the youths for their bar mitzvah. They rejoiced at this celebration with their

JFS of MetroWest ‘Back to School Series’ Is Back By Popular Demand

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ understands that back-to-school season is a hectic and stressful time for parents and children each year, as certain transition points in school can be particularly challenging. To help alleviate some of the anxiety, JFS is pleased to announce that it is offering a second round of its “Back to School Series.” If your child is

NJ Jewish Film Festival’s Reel Film Series Resumes…With an Exciting Change for Patrons

In a break with the past, the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival has changed and expanded the screening schedule of its popular Reel Film Series to two showings a week: the usual Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., with a repeat screening on Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. This way, if a participant cannot attend one showing, the alternate date provides an option so no one misses

AABJ&D to Present a New Jewish Culture Series

Beginning in September, Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange will be offering the community four classes on Jewish culture. Each course in this new series will offer an opportunity to explore a topic in depth. Depending on the class, classes will meetweekly or monthly. A pilot trimester will begin in September that will run through December. A second trimester will

‘50 Years on Green Lane’ to Begin Next Sunday

On Sunday, Sept. 18, the YM-YWHA of Union will begin its “50 years on Green Lane” celebration. At 1 p.m. Dr. Gilbert Kahn will discuss “ The Importance of the Jewish Vote in the Presidential Election.”  There will also be children’s programs from 12:30 to 2:30—Jewish holiday crafts and make-your-own ice cream sundae. “Lights for Lois,”  a swim-a-thon

RTMA’s New State-Of-The-Art STEM Lab Blazes New Trails

The Jewish Educational Center continues to blaze a path of opportunity, innovation and achievement for its students as its Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy division unveils its latest showpiece in the area of STEM education and development.

This follows the recent installation of two state-of-the-art laboratories at the Bruriah campus for the girls’ high school

Bris Avrohom Director Meets With Senator Booker

Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, Executive Director, Bris Avrohom, met with Senator Cory Booker to discuss the various programs and services provided by Bris Avrohom for the over 30,000 residents from the Former Soviet Union in the state of New Jersey. Rabbi Kanelsky is seen here presenting Senator Booker with an “Eiffel Tower” of honey for the Rosh Hashanah