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Friday, August 18, 2017

Essex & Union

DOI CNA Receives Humanism in Healthcare Award

Gail Browne, a certified nursing assistant at Daughters of Israel, was a recipient of The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey’s 2017 “Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award.” The awards dinner took place at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston on July 17.

Daughters of Israel Residents Enjoy Gatsby-Themed Fashion Show

A Great Gatsby-themed fashion show took place at Daughters of Israel on August 4, coordinated by volunteer Rachel Katz. Some residents walked down the runway sporting 1920s-inspired attire, escorted by the volunteer models, while others sat back, took in the show and enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

Cong. AABJ&D Plans Blood Drive for August 27

Congregation AABJ&D will be holding a blood drive on Sunday, August 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Please make an appointment to reduce wait times at https://goo.gl/NV7BBA. For additional information please contact Jason Munk at 917-596-4483.

RKYHS Students Participate in Saban Fellowship Program

Incoming RKYHS seniors Judah Ullman and Rachel Berk were recently selected to participate in the Saban Fellowship Program. AIPAC hosts its Saban leadership seminar twice annually in Washington, DC. More than 400 of AIPAC’s top student activists from over 140 campuses participate in four days of intense political

Daughters of Israel Hosts Successful Golf Tournament

The Fern Forman Memorial Golf Tournament in support of Daughters of Israel was a huge success. Attracting more than 200 participants, the tournament was held on July 31 at Montclair Golf Club. In addition to the golf tournament, the event included a Card and Game Party, cocktail reception and awards ceremony.

West Orange NASCK Breakfast Draws Community Support

On Sunday morning, July 30, Linda and Avi Laub hosted a breakfast at their home in West Orange to benefit NASCK, National Association of Chevra Kadishas. Approximately 100 members of the community and people from other areas attended the event to show their support and learn about the important programs and

RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Seeks  Volunteers for Reading Buddies Program

The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties is currently accepting volunteers for its Reading Buddies program, which connects volunteers age 55+ with elementary school students in Essex County. The program is now expanding to the Washington Elementary School located at 289 Main Street in West Orange. RSVP volunteers will be

Federation Presents 300,000th PJ Library Book to Scotch Plains 6-Year-Old

On Tuesday, July 25, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ presented the 300,000th local PJ Library book to 6-year-old Nathanial Melville of Scotch Plains in a ceremonious event. PJ Library, an initiative of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, has been

Bris Avrohom Hosts JFS Holocaust Caregiver and Family Brunch

As part of a series of programs for family caregivers, Jewish Family Service had a brunch for caregivers and family members of Holocaust survivors. These caregivers give survivors the quality of life and dignity in their elder years after the traumas they suffered and JFS helps them with programs like this.

Chabad of West Orange Celebrates New Shul Furnishings

On Tuesday, August 15, at 8 p.m., Chabad of West Orange will celebrate the installation of their new aron kodesh, bima, chazan’s amud and ner tamid.

The custom-made synagogue furniture was crafted in Israel at Kibbutz Lavi after many months of planning. It arrived at Chabad

Eric Eliezer Levenson Treatment Room Is Dedicated at JFS MetroWest

In memory of their son, Eric Levenson, Eta and Mark Levenson of West Orange recently dedicated the Eric Eliezer Levenson Treatment Room at JFS MetroWest. In addition, the Levensons made a previously announced gift to support annual JFS programming in the MetroWest Jewish community related to the stigma of mental health,

Manischewitz Newark Plant Closes

After over 10 years, the Manischewitz Newark plant will be closing, with all products to be manufactured at various other locations. In 2006, when the plant first opened, Newark Mayor Cory Booker said of the factory that it “makes me the proudest mayor in America. It gives me great nachas.” The 129-year-old company