Monday, December 10, 2018

Essex & Union

Daughters of Israel Attends Dinner

Daughters of Israel has been a long-time supporter of the District 1199J Aberdeen Solomon David Memorial Scholarship Fund dinner, which was attended on July 12 by the facility’s administration and staff.

Pictured, this year, DOI Certified Nursing Assistant Theresa Sullivan, who had the

Social Worker at JFS  MetroWest Receives Award

JFS MetroWest is pleased to share that Alyson Kaplan, LCSW, care consultant, was selected as a recipient of the Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award. Sponsored by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, this award recognizes the contributions of professionals who work in local direct service healthcare organizations.

Learn to Read Hebrew With Chabad of Montclair

Join Chabad of Montclair for a crash course in reading Hebrew before the holidays. The course will take place on five Tuesdays, beginning August 7. Classes will run from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. at 25 Valley Road in Montclair. The course fee is $60.

For more information, please call 862-252-5666 or email

Bris Avrohom Enjoys Visitors From Moscow

A group of boys from a yeshiva in Moscow recently came to Bris Avrohom in Hillside to farbreng with Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, who shared with them his life in Moscow in the ’60s and told them how privileged and how proud they should be that they have everything without any persecution.

MetroWest Federation Knocks It Out of the Park as It Honors Lone Soldiers

With the help and generosity of the Wilf family, four American Lone Soldier tzanchanim (paratroopers) from the IDF got the royal treatment at the Yankees game last Thursday vs. Kansas City. Pictured left to right, Mendel Gordon, Paul Horowitz, Jonathan Zughaft and Aaron Ahdut were treated to Field MVP box seats and each chayal

Jewish Foundation for the Righteous Relocates to West Orange

Main Street in West Orange has a new addition. The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) has moved its offices from New York City to Essex County, New Jersey.

Stanlee Stahl, executive vice president of the JFR, said, “I am excited to be in New Jersey. I’m hoping to make connections

Back 2 School Store in Livingston Draws Over 800

On Sunday, July 29, the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NCJW/Essex) hosted its 10th annual Back 2 School Store, an event that provides clothes, school supplies and more to economically disadvantaged children. This year’s event took place at the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston, and saw

Beit Hamikdash Is Rebuilt at Chabad of West Orange

(Courtesy of Chabad of West Orange)  

On Tuesday evening, July 17, 70 participants gathered at Chabad of West Orange for a live demonstration of the second Temple built entirely out of authentic LEGO® by Master Builder and Beit Hamikdash expert, Yitzy Kasowitz of jbrick.com,

JFSCNJ to Host Two Free Alzheimer’s Programs in August

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will host two free programs in August for individuals who have Alzheimer’s/dementia and their caregivers and families at the JFS Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth.


Bris Avrohom Visits Rebbe’s Ohel

Recently a group of men from the Bris Avrohom Hillside community visited the Ohel with Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky of Bris Avrohom. They prayed at the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s resting place and then sat down to a farbrengen and dinner at the Ohel. If you would like to arrange a trip to the Ohel with Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky,

Federation Offers Complimentary High Holiday Tickets for Newcomers

MetroPass, a collaborative program between Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and area synagogues, provides qualified newcomers to our community—or to synagogue life—with complimentary High Holiday tickets. In its eighth year, this program is designed to lower the barriers of entry and to encourage Jewish people in Greater

Erica Brown Named Community Scholar for Livingston’s Cong. Etz Chaim

“Prepare for a special staffing announcement at this year’s annual barbecue,” declared Rabbi Samuel Klibanoff, spiritual leader of Congregation Etz Chaim of Livingston.

The shul members were curious, anxious. Was the rabbi leaving? Maybe hiring a new assistant? A new youth leader,