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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Essex & Union

JFS of Central NJ Holds Intergenerational Passover Seder With RTMA Students

High school students from the Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy (Jewish Educational Center, Elizabeth, New Jersey), accompanied by their teacher and grade advisor, Rabbi Raphael Karlin, led an intergenerational model Passover Seder for the Café Europa Group of Holocaust survivors, at the Jewish Family Service of

Chabad of Montclair Presents ‘A History of the Jews and the Mob’

Chabad of Montclair will host Myron Sugerman on Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. as he discusses “The History of the Jews and the Mob” at the Montclair Women’s Club, located at 82 Union Street, Montclair.

Montclair resident Myron Sugerman will dazzle with the story of the mob’s impact on

Congregation Israel of Springfield Hosts Record-Setting Gala

The 42nd annual dinner hosted by Congregation Israel of Springfield (CIS) on March 21 was a record-setting evening in many important ways. The gala raised a record number of contributions in support of the synagogue’s mission, and it was the best-attended annual dinner in the synagogue’s history.

Hebrew Free Loan of New Jersey Launches ‘Building Jewish Families’ Program

Interest-free loans will be made available to qualified applicants who wish to build their Jewish family.

Florham Park—Hebrew Free Loan of New Jersey is proud to announce the launch of Building Jewish Families, a new initiative to help members of our community build Jewish families—one child at a

Bris Avrohom Recognizes Partnership in Meeting With Consul General Dayan

Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, executive director of Bris Avrohom, met with Consul General of Israel Danny Dayan. They shared activities and programs Bris Avrohom provides to the Jews from the former Soviet Union in anticipation of creating a bond with them and Israel.

As a token of appreciation in

Union Y Plans Two Exciting Events

On Wednesday, April 26, join the Y for dinner and a movie. The movie shown will be “Remember.” An Italian dinner buffet will be served, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 per person, and $8 for members. Please RSVP to 908-289-8112.

On Tuesday, May 2, all are invited to the Community Yom

JFS MetroWest Offers Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Classes

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ is pleased to announce that its Center for Mindfulness will offer a six week introduction to mindfulness meditation Tuesday evenings from April 25 through May 30, thanks to generous funding from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.

Mindfulness is a simple,

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest Expands Need-Based Summer Camp Scholarships

Whippany—Applications are now being accepted for The Greater MetroWest Jewish Overnight Camp Scholarship Program, which seeks to enable children from lower-income families to enjoy the camp experience with their peers. In its second year, the program has more than tripled the funds available, thanks to the expanded support of the Rocker

Bris Avrohom and Cong. Adath Israel Prepare for Pesach

Before Pesach, Bris Avrohom and Congregation Adath Israel held a joint model matzah bakery at the Bris Avrohom Center, 910 Salem Avenue, Hillside. The children learned about the laws of making matzah, were able to prepare their own matzah and did some Pesach arts and crafts. Public officials from the surrounding communities joined

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ Hires First Chief Security Officer

Whippany— Robert Wilson joined the professional staff at Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest on February 6 as the organization’s first-ever chief security officer and has spent his first month on a “getting to know the community tour.” He has been from one end of Greater MetroWest to the next, meeting with leaders and

Federation Plans Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Whippany—On Monday, April 24, at 6:45 p.m., Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and the Kean University Holocaust Resource Center will host their Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration.

This year’s interfaith Holocaust Remembrance program features speakers Irwin Cotler and Bernard and Henry Schanzer.

West Orange’s AABJ&D Hosts Special Women’s Conference

West Orange—The social hall at Congregation AABJ&D became quite still as sisterhood co-president Andrea Bier took the podium to introduce the program, titled “The Journey to Healing: How to Cope and Raise Awareness for Infertility, Miscarriage and Intimacy Issues.” Cloaked so often in ignorance, frustration or shame,