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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Essex & Union

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

Women From Former Soviet Union Visit Mikvah

Recently, a Jewish group of women from Odessa, Ukraine, under the direction of Rabbi Avrahom Wolff and his wife, Chana, emissaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, visited Lubavitch Headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, and went to the Rebbe’s holy resting place—the Ohel—to pray. They then made a trip to our state-of-the-art “Bat Sheva Chaya Esther Mikvah” and were

West Orange Synagogues Honor Crossing Guard

This Shabbat, at a synagogue in West Orange, people will come together to celebrate a milestone 13 years in the making—and it’s not a bar mitzvah. Members of Congregation Ohr Torah, an Orthodox synagogue, and B’nai Shalom, a Conservative synagogue, will gather after morning services for a Kiddush honoring David Irby. He has spent nearly every Shabbat morning for

Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy Welcomes New Families

The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston was thrilled to welcome close to 30 of the new families that will be starting at JKHA in the fall at an informal evening program. These new families gathered in a private home to meet administration and faculty as well as current parents. The meetup was useful for families to

Daughters of Israel Receives Prestigious Recognition for AHRQ Safety Program

West Orange—Daughters of Israel participated in a training course under the Healthcare Research and Educational Trust of NJ (HRET), a program of the NJ Hospital Association (NJHA) Institute for Quality and Patient Safety, to reduce HAI/CAUTIs (healthcare-associated infection/catheter-associated urinary tract infections), a common issue in

Union Y Senior & Adult Programs Begin in September

The YM-YWHA of Union, Adult Department, will begin the 2016-17 season in September. There are special activities, events and programs for both members and non-members alike. Mondays (beginning on Sept. 12) will be a Discussion Group with Sandy and then Senior Yoga with Neshe. Beginning on Tuesdays as of Sept. 6, Dr. Hank Kaplowitz will

Myron Sugerman to Discuss ‘Jews and the Mob’ at Chabad of West Orange

On Monday, September 19, Chabad of West Orange will host Myron Sugerman, who will lecture on the subject of the Mob and its support of the Jews. Sugerman will present a detailed, accurate description of the contributions that the Mob has made throughout history to the betterment of Jewish life. This lecture will dazzle attendees

Webinar on Kids and Substance Use: It’s a Jewish Reality

Our society is facing a crisis of substance use that directly impacts young people of all communities, socio-economic sectors and demographics. The issues range from the dangers of experimentation and one-time use to abuse and addiction.

An upcoming webinar series will share key information vital to

New Jersey Author to Speak at NCJW/Essex Books and Bites Event

LivingstonAuthor Lisa Cocca will lead a discussion about her first published novel, Providence, on Thursday, September 15, at the Books and Bites discussion group hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County (NCJW/Essex). Providence is the story of four generations of females

JFS of Central NJ to Offer Free Alzheimers/Dementia Support Group

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting an Alzheimers/dementia caregiver support group on Friday, September 9, at 1 p.m. The group is free, open to Alzheimers/dementia caregivers in the community and is run in accordance with the Alzheimer’s NJ guidelines. Participants are

Smaller Class Sizes + Individualized Attention = Academic Success at Ashira, a Monsey Girls’ High School Program

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and in the case of Ashira, an integrated girls high school program hosted by Ateres Bais Yaakov in Monsey, truer words were never spoken.

Neither Sarah Levy, head of program, nor Bracha Cohen, the program’s director of student development,