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Friday, September 21, 2018

Essex & Union

Congregation Anshe Chesed Celebrates 104 Years in Linden

On Wednesday, May 30, Modern Orthodox synagogue Anshe Chesed will be celebrating 104 years in Linden, New Jersey, along with its revitalization in the last decade. The Young Leadership Award will be awarded to Joshua and Eliana Weiss for their dedication to the rejuvenation of the community. Under Joshua’s 10

Rhoda Dermer Speaks at Mikvah Chana Event

Rhoda Dermer, whose husband, Ron, is the Israel ambassador to the United States, was the keynote speaker at the Hotel Westminster in Livingston for the Women’s Annual Gala benefiting Mikvah Chana. Throughout the evening, Dermer and other speakers inspired the 600-strong, women-only audience with their thoughts on the

JEC Celebrates 77 Years of Excellence at Annual Gala Dinner

(Courtesy of The JEC) The Jewish Educational Center’s annual gala dinner was held on May 15 at the Westmount Country Club, where supporters celebrated 77 years of academic excellence as well as honorees who exemplify the JEC “family.”

Rosa and Herman Engel, Grandparents

JNF Garners Support at Annual Breakfast for Israel

(Courtesy of JNF) Nearly 600 eager and excited Israel supporters filled the room at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston to show their unwavering passion for the work of Jewish National Fund (JNF-USA) during its annual Breakfast for Israel. The event, which was co-chaired by Jessica Abramovici, Andrew Bronsnick,

The Elizabeth Kehilla Is Ready to Welcome You

If one wonders what factors influence a family when they are looking for a warm and open community in which to settle, whether to raise their children or to retire, the best way to determine this is to ask those who have done so. There are a host of factors that have brought together the individuals who comprise the kehilla of Greater

Bris Avrohom Hosts Lag B’Omer BBQ

Bris Avrohom of Hillside and Congregation Adath Israel of Elizabeth held their Annual Lag B’Omer Family BBQ at the Gan Yonina Playground in Elizabeth. The children had fun jumping on the inflatables, and everyone enjoyed a delicious BBQ. The event finished off with Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky reciting the 12 pesukim with the

Daughters of Israel Donates to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

The Resident Charitable Fund at Daughters of Israel donated the funds it raised this year to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Pictured (l-r) are Evelyn Schulman, Rosan Mitola and Yetta Greenstein announcing the Resident Council’s designated charity at their monthly meeting on May 3.

Shavuot Happenings at Chabad of West Orange

May 19: All Night Learning—begins midnight

Explore the meaning and justification for mitzvos, rationally and mystically, through the lens of the Talmud, Rambam, Kabbalah and Chasidus.

Shiur given by rabbinic intern and YU semicha student Elisha Pearl.

May 20: Reading of the

JKHA/RKYHS Celebrates 70th Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of JKHA/RKYHS) The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School takes great pleasure in announcing the celebration of its 70th annual dinner and Israel’s 70th anniversary honoring Barrie and S. Simon Jacob, Jodi and Dr. Steven Reich, and Rabbi Richard Kirsch on Thursday, May 24, at

Don Glaser Jazz Trio to Perform in New York

The Don Glaser Jazz Trio will be performing at Jules Bistro on May 10 and June 7 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. The club is located at 65 St. Marks Place in New York and the contact phone number is 212-447-5560. Glaser will be performing with Peter Traunmuller on drums and Nate Brown on bass.

Glaser’s style has

JEC Celebrates 77th Annual Gala

(Courtesy of The JEC) The Jewish Educational Center is proud to announce its annual gala dinner celebrating 77 years of excellence in Jewish education.

The JEC schools are having a banner year, with much to celebrate. The Bruriah STEM Team once again took first place in the CIJE Innovation Conference, against 1,209 students from

Newark War Veteran Honored for Service

Robert Max and Barbara Wind posed at a Survivor Speaks program held at Ft. Dix on April 24, with three members of the New Jersey National Guard. The Newark veteran who earned a Purple Heart medal with Oak Leaf Cluster for heroic service during the Battle of the Bulge was captured and survived as a slave laborer until he escaped and