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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Daughters of Israel Holds Pet Parade

Daughters of Israel’s ninth annual Pet Parade took place on Sunday, November 15. Volunteers and their pet pooches came out to visit residents at DOI, who enjoyed the visit, including Doris Markowitz, pictured.

(Credit: DOI)

Upcoming Union Y Events

Arts Brunch with Dr. Leslie Fishbein

The second in a series of ‘arts brunch’ programs, partly funded by a HEART Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will take place at the YM-YWHA of Union on Sunday, December 20, at 11:30 a.m. The program will feature Dr. Leslie Fishbein presenting a lecture, “From Shtetl to Ghetto; the Culture of the Lower East Side.” Having fled persecution in the “Old World,” Eastern European Jews faced much oppression in the New. After surviving the exploitation of the sweatshop and squalor of tenement life, this discussion examines how Jews adapted and transitioned into the American culture.

As associate professor of American Studies and Jewish Studies at Rutgers University, Dr. Fishbein received her BA in history from Hunter College and her Ph.D from Harvard. She is the author of several books, and has won awards for her numerous articles on Women’s Studies, History & Film. In 1986-87, she served as Fulbright Senior Lecturer at the University of Haifa. Besides teaching, Dr. Fishbein is currently on the faculty advisory board of the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University.

The “Y” brunch will feature a bagel buffet at 11:30, followed by the program. The fee is $7 ($5 for Y members). Reservation must be made in advance. The Y is located at 501 Green Lane in Union. RSVP to Jani Jonas at (908) 289-8112, x 19.

Holiday Senior Party

The Senior Adult Department at the Y is hosting its annual Chanukah luncheon on Wednesday, December 9, at 11:15 a.m. There will be a traditional holiday meal: roast chicken, potato latkes and jelly doughnuts. Entertainment will be from Tuvia Zimbar. The cost is $7 per person ($5 for Y members). Reservations are necessary; please call the Y at 908-289-8112.

What All Jews Do on December 25: Chinese Brunch and a Movie

On Friday, December 25, the Y’s adult department will offer a special “Chinese Lunch and Movie.” The film “The Get: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” is the compelling Israeli story of a Haredi divorce. It won spectacular acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival. A light Chinese food brunch will be served after the film. The fee is $10 per person ($7 for Y members).You must reserve in advance by calling (908) 289-8112. The film begins at 11:30 a.m.

The Union Y is located at 501 Green Lane in Union.

AABJ&D to Hold Chanukah Chagigah

Congregation AABJ&D will hold a Chanukah Chagigah on Tuesday, December 8, at 6 p.m. There will be entertainment provided for the children and a dairy dinner will be served.

The cost is $15 per adult (12 and over) and $12 per child, with a family max of $75. Sponsorships are available. Please RSVP to the synagogue at [email protected] by 12/1.

Kean University Presents ‘Trials of the Holocaust’

On December 8, the Kean University community will honor the memory of Dr. Joseph Preil, founding director of the Holocaust Resource Center, with a lecture entitled “Trials of the Holocaust: Nuremberg to Demjanjuk.” The commemoration will take place as part of the annual Murray Pantirer Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series. The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Wilkins Theater at Kean University in Union and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact [email protected]

Union Y Holds Camp Chaverim Open House

The Union Y will hold a Camp Chaverim Open House on Thursday night, December 3, at 7:15pm. Pleases join them for information, to meet the camp directors and for special promos.

The Union Y is located at 501 Green Lane in Union. For more information, please call 908-289-8112.

JCC MetroWest to Hold Tryouts for 2016 Mini and Junior Maccabi Games

West Orange—Jewish boys and girls ages 9-12 (as of 5/1/16) who are interested in participating in the 2016 Mini Maccabi Games or Junior Maccabi Games will have an opportunity to participate in the following sports: boys’ baseball, boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer, and boys’ and girls’ swimming (Junior Maccabi only).

JCC MetroWest will take a delegation to the Mini Maccabi Games (ages 9 and 10) hosted by the Rockland JCC in West Nyack, NY, on Sunday, May 22, and to the Junior Maccabi Games (ages 11 and 12) hosted by the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill, NJ, on Sunday, May 15.

Tryout information, including dates, times and locations, will be posted on the JCC website (http://jccmetrowest.org/sports-recreation/) in December. Tryouts begin in January. There is no fee to try out and no advance registration is required. Athletes can try out for more than one sport.

The Maccabi Games programs are one-day events for Jewish athletes. The JCC teams will compete against other teams from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. For more information, contact Sherri Feldscher at (973)530-3425 or [email protected]