Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Essex & Union

Beth Israel Synagogue to Host Rabbi Yaakov Sprung

Beth Israel Synagogue, located at 567 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, will host Rabbi Yaakov Sprung as scholar-in-residence on Shabbat, January 13, at noon and again at seudah shlishit. All are welcome.

Genealogy Club of Central Jersey Plans January Meeting

The next meeting of the Genealogy Club of Central Jersey (GCCJ) will be on Thursday, January 11, at 7:00 p.m. at Ahavas Achim Synagogue, 216 South 1st Ave. in Highland Park. The featured speaker will be Nathan Reiss, discussing “Introduction to Jewish Genealogy: The Basic Nitty-Gritty Stuff That You Need to Know in Order to Get Started.”

A Father’s Journey to Find Peace in the Middle East

The Israel Support Committee of Central New Jersey invites you to come and hear Stephen Flatow’s story of a father’s journey to find peace in the Middle East.

In 1994, Flatow’s 23-year-old daughter, Alisa, was murdered by Palestinian

Café Bnai Posts New Hours for the New Year

In response to customer requests, Café Bnai will have new hours beginning January 4. The café will be open on Thursdays, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; and Sundays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will also be special openings: on Monday, January 22, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.; and motzei Shabbat, Saturday night, January 27, 7 p.m. - midnight.

In addition, special orders

Chabad of West Orange Spreads Light of Chanukah Throughout the Township

On Thursday, December 14, West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi and Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, director of Chabad of West Orange, lit the official township menorah on the third night of Chanukah in front of Town Hall in West Orange.


Union Y to Hold Annual Raffle Gala on Sunday, January 14

(Courtesy of Union Y) The YM-YWHA of Union County, 501 Green Lane in Union, will hold the annual Raffle Gala on Sunday, January 14, at 6:30 p.m. It will honor 50 years on Green Lane and recognize all of the Y’s past and present leaders, visionaries and supporters.

This year, the Y

Join Chabad of WO for an Evening of Joy and Laughter

(Courtesy of Chabad of West Orange) Chabad of West Orange announces their Annual Women’s Dinner, which will be held on Tuesday evening, January 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Billed as an evening of “Joy and Laughter,” the program will feature guest speaker Devora Lewis, from Old Tappan, New Jersey, who

JFSCNJ to Host Two Free Alzheimer’s Programs in January

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


JFS of MetroWest to Launch Support Group for Teens Experiencing Depression and Anxiety

JFS MetroWest will begin offering a support group for teens experiencing depression and anxiety on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. starting on Tuesday, January 9. The group will meet at the JFS offices located at 256 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 105, in Florham Park.

The group will allow teens to

Chabad JLC and Cong. Israel of Springfield Celebrate Fifth Annual Public Menorah Lighting

(Courtesy of Chabad JLC) Hundreds of people gathered in Veterans Memorial Park in Springfield to join together and light a giant menorah for the first night of Chanukah. The evening marked the fifth annual public menorah lighting arranged by the Chabad Jewish Learning Center of Springfield, in

200 Attend JNF ‘Giving Tuesday’ Event

(Courtesy of JNF) Jewish National Fund’s (JNF) Annual Women for Israel Fall event, “The Power of Women,” held on Giving Tuesday attracted 200 invited guests, who also heard from author Anita Diamant.

Diamant is author of the bestseller “The Red Tent,” a novel inspired by a few

Congregation Israel of Springfield ‘Grows Together’

For young couples and families looking to relocate to New Jersey, visiting Springfield has become a given. This beautiful community, nestled in northern Union county, boasts every amenity an observant family might need. At the center of it all is Congregation Israel, an Orthodox shul led by Rabbi Chaim Marcus. For