Saturday, May 27, 2017

Essex & Union

RSVP of Essex and Hudson Seeks Volunteers to Assemble Disaster Preparedness Kits

The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties in collaboration with the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services and Neighbor to Neighbor Network, is planning a disaster kit packing and distribution event where volunteers ages 55 and over will assemble disaster kits to assist seniors in Bloomfield and Glen Ridge

‘Senior Scams and How to Handle Them’ to Be Addressed at The Lavy House

An informational program on “Senior Scams and How to Handle Them,” for seniors and their families, will take place on Tuesday, January 17, at 11:30 a.m. at The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, NJ. The program will be presented by Officer Victoria Smith from the Union County Sheriff’s Office. A

Livingston’s Team Etz Chaim Changes Lives With Wheels of Love

When David Anfang first heard about Wheels of Love, described by Wikipedia as Israel’s largest multi-day, multi-route international charity cycling event, he immediately became intrigued by the tzedakah opportunity it presented. After doing further research into Jerusalem’s

100 JEC Students Lead Elizabeth Public Menorah Lighting

ElizabethOver 100 students from the JEC led a public menorah-lighting ceremony on Wednesday, December 28, the fifth night of Chanukah.

The ceremony took place on the front lawn of the Jewish Educational Center building in Elizabeth, and was attended


JFS Plans Free Job Seeker Workshop

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, and Temple Sholom will be hosting three free Job Seeker Workshops titled “New Year, New Job, New You,” on Thursday mornings, January 12 and 19, 10

West Orange Mayor, Council Join Chabad for Menorah Lighting

West Orange mayor, Robert Parisi, and West Orange town council members participate in the annual menorah-lighting ceremony in front of Town Hall hosted by Chabad of West Orange, this year held on the fourth night of Chanukah. Lighting the menorah is CWO director, Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz.


Rabbi Kasowitz Leads Chanukah Party for MetroWest JCC Seniors

Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, director of Chabad West Orange, leads a Chanukah party for members of the Margulies Senior Center at the JCC MetroWest in West Orange, NJ. Rabbi Kasowitz, who has volunteered at the JCC for nearly 14 years, teaches a Jewish studies class for the seniors every Tuesday at 10 a.m. For more information or to

Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest Makes New Board Appointments

East Orange—Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ (JVS) recently made three strategic appointments to its board of trustees to further fulfill the organization’s mission of “helping people help themselves.” These new appointees bring a combination of business management, financial expertise and

Union Y Children Enjoy Chanukah at the New Kirschenbaum Israel Center

Over 20 children gathered at the Kirschenbaum Israel Center at the Union Y to usher in Chanukah. They decorated jelly doughnuts, lit the menorah, played games and watched an Israeli Chanukah film. The activities were led by Danielle Perlmutter, community shlicha.

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Chabad of West Orange Collects Toys for OHEL

Eli (front) and Sholom Kasowitz helping deliver toys collected through Chabad of West Orange for OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services’ Annual Chanukah Toy Drive.


Chabad of West Orange Annual Women’s Dinner Is Huge Success

Pictured is classically trained singer and entertainer, Chava Shapiro, with Altie Kasowitz, co-director of Chabad of West Orange, at Chabad’s Annual Women’s Dinner earlier this month.


Free Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group Coming to Elizabeth

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting an Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group on Friday, January 6, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. The group is free and open to Alzheimer’s/dementia caregivers in the community and is run in accordance with the Alzheimer’s NJ guidelines.