Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Essex & Union

West Orange Parlor Meeting to Introduce New Program to Community

A parlor meeting to learn about BaMidbar Jewish Wilderness Therapy, a new program for Jewish adults, ages 18-26, in North America, who are struggling with mental illness, trauma-related issues and/or addiction will be held in West Orange. Jory Hanselman, program director, and Charles Elias, clinical director, will address attendees on

Bruce Schonbraun Named Chairman of St. Barnabas Medical Center Board of Trustees

Nationally-recognized real estate executive Bruce Schonbraun has been named chairman, Saint Barnabas Medical Center board of trustees.

“Bruce Schonbraun joined the board of trustees in 2013 and has proven to be an exceptional leader. We are thrilled that he accepted the chairmanship and value

‘Freedom Song,’ a Transformative Play About Addiction, Comes to New Jersey

With the enthusiastic support of the Eric Eliezer Levenson Foundation for Hope, headed by Eta Levenson and family of West Orange, in addition to 12 local synagogues and the JCC of MetroWest, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest and the Joint Chaplaincy Committee of MetroWest, “Freedom Song,” a transformative play about addiction, will be

Considering Care for the Caregiver

JFSCNJ will host caregiver conference on October 22.

There are only four kinds of people in the world—those who have been caregivers, those who are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.

Parsippany Shabbaton to Feature Nachum Segal November 3-4

Nachum Segal, host of “JM in the AM” will be the scholar-in-residence for the eighth Dr. George S. Rotter Memorial Shabbaton at Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah in Parsippany, on November 3-4. The Shabbaton will begin on Friday, November 3, with Shabbat services at 5:30 p.m., followed by a sumptuous Shabbat dinner at 6:30 p.m.

RSVP of Union Seeks Volunteers 55+

The RSVP Program for Union County engages people 55 and over to volunteer their services to meet critical community needs and provide a high-quality experience that will enrich the lives of volunteers.

A training session will take place on Tuesday,

Yoetzet Nechama Price to Give Women’s Shiur in West Orange

Yoetzet Nechama Price will be giving a Tanach shiur to women and teenage girls on Wednesday, October 25, at 8:15 p.m. at the home of Shira Waldstreicher, 91 Carteret Street in West Orange. The topic is: “My Mother’s Favorite: A Tanach Perspective on Favoritism.” For more information, contact Cheryl Munk at

‘Medicare Changes for 2018’ to Be Addressed at Lavy House

An informational program called “Medicare Changes for 2018,” for seniors and their families, will take place on Tuesday, October 24, 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey. The program will be presented by Elyse Drucker, Union County coordinator for SHIP.

Cong. AABJ&D Plans Blood Drive

On Sunday, October 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange will hold a blood drive. To make an appointment to donate, visit https://goo.gl/uWDood. For questions, call Jason Munk at 917-596-4483.

Congregation AABJ&D

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Celebrates Sukkot

With the assistance of Zichron Dovid, Bikur Cholim of West Orange and Livingston, a Sukkah has once again been constructed in the employee park at Saint Barnabas Medical Center for patient family members as well as staff who are celebrating the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Pictured outside the Sukkah are, from left, Stephen P.

Community Shlicha Bonds With Union Y Seniors

Danielle Perlmutter, community shlicha, prepares Israeli tahini with a group of 25 seniors in the Kirshenbaum Israel Center at the Y in Union.


Registration Is Now Open for Federation’s commUNITY Mission to Israel 2018

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is hosting a one-of-kind trip to Israel from October 14 to 22 in 2018. “This is a wonderful opportunity for all members of our community, whether they’ve been to Israel 40 times or never before, to join us on a life-changing adventure and celebrate the 70th birthday of Israel together,” said