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Friday, September 21, 2018

Essex & Union

Rav of Sanz Zvill Kindles the Lag B’Omer Bonfire in Union City

Etz Chaim to Welcome Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Erica Brown

Dr. Erica Brown will be the scholar-in-residence at Congregation Etz Chaim on the Shabbat of May 25 and 26.

Dr. Brown is an associate professor at George Washington University and the director of its Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership. She is

Lifelong Elizabeth to Hold ‘Senior Safety Days’

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) will hold a series of three “Senior Safety Days” in Elizabeth, as part of the Lifelong Elizabeth—Age Friendly City Initiative Program:

Tuesday, May 8, 9-11:30 a.m., at the Peterstown Community Center, 408

Congregation AABJ&D to Present Three Class Series

Congregation AABJ&D presents a three class series with Rabbi Sacha Pecaric of 

RKYHS. Rabbi Pecaric will lead participants on a delightful journey through three illuminated manuscripts, the Kennicott Bible, Rothschild miscellany and the

Chabad of West Orange to Host JLI Class on Why Evil Exists

Why do bad things happen to good people? The question has been asked—and answered—for thousands of years. But even if we understood the purpose of evil, would this make it more palatable and acceptable? Would it aid us in our efforts to defeat evil?

Join the conversation on Tuesday, May 8, at 7:30

Daughters of Israel Partners With New Jersey Mental Health Players

On Sunday, April 22, Family Council at Daughters of Israel sponsored an interactive program by the New Jersey Mental Health Players on “Dealing with Guilt.”

The New Jersey Mental Health Players are improvisational mental health community educators who utilize role playing to portray

Essex County Celebrates Israel

Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut were celebrated last week in Essex County and lauded as making a concrete link in the Jewish connection to the Land of Israel.

For the fifth year, the Orthodox shuls in Livingston, Springfield and West Orange congregated for a Yom

JEC Names Rabbi Ben Pomper Assistant Principal

(Courtesy of JEC) After an extensive months-long search, the Jewish Educational Center announced that Rabbi Ben Pomper will be joining the JEC family as its new Judaic Studies assistant principal.

“Rabbi Pomper is an excellent addition to our team,” said Rabbi Uzi Beer, JEC principal.

Union Y Hosts Meaningful Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut Program

The YM-YWHA of Union was pleased to host a community event for Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut that was attended by several hundred people. Highlights included a moving Yom Hazikaron ceremony, a d’var Torah by Rabbi Beer, a choir performance by the JEC/RPRY choir and Shofar blowing by Mark Bloomberg. The

AABJ&D to ‘Walk for Israel’ at Verona Park

A “Walk for Israel” will be held on Sunday, May 13, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at Verona Park in honor of Yom Yerushalayim. Spearheaded by Congregation AABJ&D of West Orange’s Israel Action Committee, the event proceeds will benefit ZAKA, Israel’s primary rescue and recovery volunteer organization, a first responder to terror attacks,

Greater MetroWest Federation Holds Annual Holocaust Remembrance at Kean University

The Wilkins Theater at Kean University has graciously become home to the annual Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest Holocaust remembrance event. Kean boasts the oldest formal Holocaust studies program in the country, dating back to 1986, according to University President Dr. Dawood Farahi. So it makes perfect

Bris Avrohom Hosts JFS Russian Culture Club for Holocaust Survivors

Bris Avrohom and Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey hosted a group of individuals from Jewish Family Service’s Russian Culture Club for Holocaust Survivors from the former Soviet Union for a Pre-Passover Spring Celebration. Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, executive director, Bris Avrohom, Hillside, spoke to the audience about the symbolism and importance