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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Essex & Union

Chabad of West Orange Plans Community Passover Seder

(Courtesy of Chabad of West Orange) Few Jewish holidays evoke the same warm sentiments as Passover. Memories of family and friends gathered as the four cups of wine are poured, the four questions asked and the matzah served, all contribute to Passover’s popularity in the Jewish community. Sharing the warmth and tradition of this festival,

Elizabeth Chevra Kadisha Marks Zayin Adar With Rabbi Henoch Plotnik

The chevra kadisha in nearly every community worldwide gathers annually on Zayin Adar for inspiration and strength to sustain the quiet communal service they provide. This year, the Elizabeth Chevra Kadisha was fortunate to have as its keynote speaker Rabbi Henoch Plotnik, the well-known maggid shiur from Chicago,

Students Rally for Gun Control in Livingston

A capacity crowd filled the sanctuary pews at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston to hear the urgent pleas of the student leaders from Marjory Stoneman Douglas School (MSD) in Parkland, Florida, on Sunday. After being moved to this larger venue due to the anticipated attendance, more doors were opened

Bris Avrohom Women’s Farbrengen Marks Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka’s Yahrzeit

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) On 22 Shevat, women from the Elizabeth/Hillside communities attended a women’s farbrengen at the home of Rabbi Avremy and Chaya Kanelsky to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, wife of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

The guest speaker, Rebbetzin Bluma Raskin

Paint Night Is Enjoyed By All at Chabad of West Orange

SSTC’S Young Professionals Make Art, Meet Friends

(Courtesy of SSTC) More than 50 people attended a paint and meet/greet event hosted by the young leadership committee of Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center. The Saturday night event was a chance for everyone to get to know one another in a relaxed atmosphere, while Nikki Fuchs Sausen of Paint With Me!

Inclusion: Making a Difference in a Family’s Shabbat, One Child at a Time

Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob and David (AABJ&D) of West Orange has had an inclusion committee since 2010. Over the years, the committee has identified a number of different issues to be addressed at the annual Shabbat Shalem, which is part of Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month. Among them has

Rabbi Ari Edelkopf to Speak at Chabad of West Orange

On Monday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m., Chabad of West Orange will host a guest speaker, Rabbi Ari Edelkopf. Rabbi Edelkopf is the Chabad shaliach and the rabbi of the Jewish community of Montenegro. He is the former shaliach of Sochi, Russia, where he served the community for 17 years. He and his wife worked around the clock for weeks

Friendship Circle to Celebrate Annual Banquet at LifeTown

This year’s Friendship Circle Annual Banquet will be held on Monday, March 19, and will serve as the inaugural event at LifeTown in Livingston.

A 53,000-square-foot building, LifeTown is an inclusive therapeutic, recreational and educational center,

Exciting Events Are Coming to the Union YM-YWHA

There will be a Purim Megilla reading at 10:30 a.m., and seudah, at 11:30 a.m., on Thursday, March 1. The Megilla reading is free and open to the community and will also feature a special puppet show for children. The seudah includes a full-course luncheon and entertainment by Tuvia. Admission is $8 guests/$5 members;

JFSCNJ to Host Two Free Alzheimer’s Programs in March

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

Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Speaks at Event in Elizabeth

Rabbi Henoch Plotnick, author of “Tefila L’Moshe,” will speak at a JEC Chevra Kadisha event on the topic of “Left but Not Abandoned: Appreciating Hashem’s Presence in Difficult Times.” The event will take place on Sunday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m. at JEC Elmora Avenue Shul in the Bais Medrash at 330