Congratulations to Elizabeth Monge, Hirsch Pavilion charge nurse at Daughters of Israel, who was a recipient of the Leading Age NJ “Excellence in Care” award. Elizabeth was presented with the award at a breakfast ceremony on December 5.
Chinese Food & A Movie: Tuesday, December 25, 11 a.m. “The Last Laugh,” an award-winning film by Ferne Pearlstein, featuring Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Carl & Rob Reiner and many more. Followed by Chinese food buffet. $10 ($8 members). Must RSVP to 908-289-8112 or
Jewish Family Service of MetroWest was honored to host the Cafe Europa Chanukah event on December 3. Governor Murphy joined more than 100 survivors at Oheb Shalom Congregation in South Orange, New Jersey. The Claims Conference sponsored the event.
Chabad of West Orange celebrated Yud Tes Kislev, the “Rosh Hashanah of Chasidus,” at the home of Rabbi Mendy and Altie Kasowitz. Special guest Rabbi Boruch Hecht, director of admissions at the Rabbinical College of America, shared the message that Judaism must be celebrated with intense joy. And it
Jewish Family Service of MetroWest will begin offering a support group for parents of LGBTQ+ youth this month. This group is intended for parents whose child is first coming out or has already come out. It will provide parents a safe space to find the support and resources they need and deserve.
(Courtesy of LifeTown) After years of planning, designing and building, LifeTown, The Jerry Gottesman Center, finally came to life as hundreds of children, teens and volunteers stepped through its doors on Sunday, Dec. 2, for Torah Circle.
The 53,000-square-foot center in
Attended by over 350 people, Springfield’s “Evening of Unity” lived up to its name. The event was hosted by Temple Sha’arey Shalom and co-sponsored jointly by every Jewish organization in Springfield.
Flanked by Rabbi Renee Edelman of Sha’arey Shalom, Ben Hoffer,
The first lecture of the Linden Beit Midrash of 2018-2019 coordinated with Yeshiva University was held at Congregation Anshe Chesed on Monday, November 26. Rabbi Yaakov Glasser, dean of YU’s Center for the Jewish Future and rabbi of the Young Israel of Passaic-Clifton, was the featured speaker.
Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange will host an Uncle Moishy concert on Sunday, December 16 at 11 a.m.! Tickets are $15 if purchased by December 14 and $20 at the door. Lap children 1 and under are free of charge. Food will be sold by Super Duper Bagel. Online registration can be made at
(Courtesy of DOI) Daughters of Israel’s annual volunteer appreciation luncheon took place on November 28, honoring its many volunteers who assist throughout the home. Special guest speaker, Harriet Cabelly, author and life coach, spoke about the rewards of volunteerism. Onie Meyers, gift shop volunteer for 14 years, was