Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Essex & Union

Bris Avrohom Marries Five Couples at 32nd Gala Wedding Celebration

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Bris Avrohom, headquartered in Hillside, New Jersey, recently celebrated a milestone of its 32nd Gala Weddings at the Sheraton in Parsippany, in which five couples from the former Soviet Union were married according to Jewish tradition. This event was called a “Celebration of

Chabad of West Orange Concludes Latest JLI Course

Chabad of West Orange concluded the final lesson of the Jewish Learning Institute’s six-week course entitled, “Great Debates in Jewish History.” Visit Chabadwestorange.com or call 973-325-6311 to register for their next JLI six-week course, “The Art of Communication,” beginning January 22. The course will be accredited

Union Home Depot Opens Its Doors to Chabad of Springfield for DIY Menorah Workshop

(Courtesy of Chabad of Springfield) On Sunday, December 3, Chabad of Springfield and the Home Depot of Union joined forces and organized one of the greatest workshops New Jersey has ever seen.

The turnout was incredible: 350 children, accompanied by their parents, attended a

Café Europa Pays Tribute to Ellin Cohen, z”l

Friends and family gathered at Café Europa in special tribute to Ellin Cohen, z”l, longstanding member of the JFS MetroWest board, chair of the JFS MetroWest Holocaust Advisory Committee, active volunteer and generous supporter, along with her husband Fred, of JFS MetroWest Café Europa.

Daughters of Israel Residents Enjoy Chocolate Works Chanukah Prep Trip

A group of residents from Daughters of Israel visited Chocolate Works in Livingston on December 6 to create their own chocolate menorahs. The trip, made possible through the generosity of the Frances Davis Fund, received rave reviews from the residents, who immensely enjoyed the craft project and especially the delectable

Area Yeshiva Students Perform at Union Y Chanukahfest

The JEC/RPRY choir, under the direction of Chana Solomon, performed at the YMHA Chanukahfest event on December 10 at the Union Y.

Upcoming Events at the Union Y

Monday, December 25: For adults: “Chinese food and a movie” (The Jazz Singer), 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $10 ($8 members). RSVP: 908-289-8112, x0 or 34, or email [email protected] For the kids: “Candy sushi making and King Fung Panda,” 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Free to all Y kid members ($5 guests).

Chabad of West Orange Celebrates Yud Tes Kislev

Members of Chabad of West Orange celebrate Yud Tes (19) Kislev, the Rosh Hashanah of chassidus, at a farbrengen (gathering) on December 7, at the home of Rabbi Mendy and Altie Kasowitz.

Visit chabadwestorange.com for all upcoming events.

Sponsors of West Orange Eruv Expansion Seek to ‘Pay It Forward’

In an exciting nod toward the future, the West Orange community expanded its eruv this fall to include St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. The project was generously sponsored by West Orange residents Drs. Roz Feder Lipsky and Marvin Lipsky in memory of Roz’s parents, Walter and Cecile Feder, z”l.

Bris Avrohom Dinner Attracts Capacity Crowd

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) On Sunday, December 3, Bris Avrohom, headquartered in Hillside, celebrated its 38th annual dinner and 32nd gala weddings at the Sheraton in Parsippany, in which five couples from the former Soviet Union were married according to Jewish tradition. This event was called a

Essex County Residents to Be Honored by Israel Bonds

(Courtesy of NJ Israel Bonds) NJ Israel Bonds will pay tribute to Dr. Renee E. Frankel of Short Hills and Dr. Stuart R. Geffner of Livingston at its annual Health Professionals Dinner, Monday evening, December 11. The glatt kosher dinner will take place at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston at 6:30 p.m.

Bris Avrohom’s Rabbi Kanelsky Speaks at Hillside PD Induction

Last week the Township of Hillside swore in 17 new recruits into their Police Department. Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, executive director, Bris Avrohom was invited by Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson to give the benediction at the swearing-in ceremony.

Pictured are Rabbi Kanelsky; Mayor Garretson;