Sunday, December 16, 2018

Essex & Union

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,

Township Rabbis Agree: West Orange Is the Place to Be

Quoting a local resident and noting that West Orange was the birthplace of astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly, inventor Thomas Edison and others, and was also the inspiration for the Monkees’ hit song “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” Reader’s Digest this week saluted the township as being the “nicest” in the entire state.

Bris Avrohom Goes to Newark Airport

The children of Bris Avrohom shul members recently joined Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky (youth & Torah education director and rabbi of Bris Avrohom of Newark Airport) at the Jewish Information Stand at Newark Airport to give out Tefillat Haderech to travelers going to Israel.

WAYVE Board Awards Grants to Union County Organizations

WAYVE Teen Philanthropy Board chairs Ava Feldman and Aidan Maher announced $5,900 in grant awards to seven Union County organizations at an awards ceremony that recently took place. Grants were awarded to Caring Contact; CASA of Union County; Community Coordinated Child Care of Union County; Elizabeth Coalition to House the

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ Delivers Meals to the Disabled

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), a non-sectarian health and social service agency, received a grant from the Union County Division on Planning to provide home-delivered meals to residents of Union County who are under 59 and disabled.

In order to qualify, you must be a resident of

Union Y Plans Upcoming Trip for Seniors

The final trip in the Union Y’s summer series will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 22, to Pier Village in Long Branch, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. All trips include a light brown-bag lunch. Reservations must be made as soon as possible, before they sell out. Contact Marcy Fox at 908-289-8112, x34 or

JLC Gives Thanks

Four years ago, the IDF destroyed the Hamas terror tunnels. The Jewish Learning Center will hold a special program to show gratitude to Hashem, featuring a lecture by world-famous scholar, speaker and IDF chaplain Rabbi Mordechai Becher, entitled “Israel: Miracles, Nature and Divine Providence.”

Chabad of West Orange Celebrates Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of Chabad of WO) Chabad of West Orange held its Annual Dinner, which celebrated its recent exponential growth and success. One important focus was on the future and its financial stability. Guests of honor Marsha and Marvin Frank were given the “Chabad Tomorrow Award” for their vision in