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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Essex & Union

Bris Avrohom Hosts Women From Russia

A group of ladies from Russia recently came to the United States, led by Rebbetzin Chani Lazar, wife of Moscow’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar. They visited the rebbe’s Ohel, Lubavitch Headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway and, at their final destination, had a sumptuous banquet at Bris Avrohom Center, Hillside. Rabbi

Couple Renews Vows at DOI

Lynn and John Burza, both residents at Daughters of Israel, renewed their wedding vows, celebrating 24 years together, in a beautiful outdoor ceremony on June 28. The happy couple were joined by residents and staff members. All enjoyed the live entertainment, festive décor and a delectable dessert.

‘Yoga and Meditation Techniques for Caregivers’ Planned for July 10

A program called “Yoga and Meditation Techniques for Caregivers,” for Holocaust survivors and their caregivers, will take place on Monday evening, July 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The program will be presented by Geri Topfer and Penni Feiner, directors of Kula for Karma. A light dinner will be served. Dietary laws observed.

KAVOD Offers Survivor Photography Project

Amy and John Pregulman, the founders of KAVOD, a Memphis, Tennessee-based organization that helps Holocaust survivors in the US, will be coming to the JFS of Central NJ, Elizabeth office, Sunday, July 23, and Monday, July 24, to take free portraits of Holocaust survivors and their families. Appointments will be scheduled in 30-minute time

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Board of Trustees Names New Members

Livingston—Five area residents, Robert D. Marcus of Short Hills, Evan Ratner of Short Hills, Ryan Schinman of West Orange, Gregg Gottsegen of Livingston and Alison Grann of Short Hills, were recently named to the board of trustees at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health flagship

JFSCNJ Hosts Two Free Alzheimer’s Programs in July

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will host two free programs in July for individuals who have Alzheimer’s/dementia and their caregivers and families at the JFS Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth.

Chabad of West Orange Plans JLI Lectures

Join Chabad of West Orange for a Jewish Learning Institute lecture on “Israel in Perspective: Viewpoints on the Land’s Identity,” to be given on Monday, July 3, at 7:30 a.m.

The Six-Day War had a profound impact

Turtle Back Zoo Inaugurates Lion and Hyena Exhibit

West Orange—After seven months of construction, Essex County’s Turtle Back Zoo opened the Ronald J. Mount Lion and Hyena Exhibit on Monday, June 12. The lion and hyena exhibit was added to Turtle Back Zoo’s “African Adventures” region, which already contains Masai Giraffes.

JFS MetroWest Awarded ‘Breaking Barriers’ Matching Grant

JFS MetroWest is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $25,000 matching grant by the Jewish Funders Network and Genesis Prize Foundation as part of the “Breaking Barriers” initiative aimed at promoting inclusion in Jewish life for those with disabilities. The award is part of a matching grant program created in honor of 2016

Bris Avrohom Celebrates Eighth Annual Bar Mitzvah in Israel

Bris Avrohom recently held its eighth annual bar mitzvah celebration in Israel for youths from Be’er Sheva and Sderot, who were from the former Soviet Union and victims of terror. Rabbi Zalman Gorelik, executive director, Be’er Sheva, and Rabbi Chananel Pizem, Chabad Sderot, prepared the youths for their bar mitzvah. They

Bruriah Distributes 1.5 Million Pennies in Memory of Jewish Children Lost in Holocaust

Elizabeth—In a special ceremony last week, Bruriah junior Mikayla Elk, of Highland Park, presented three tzedaka organizations with checks of $5,000 each, reflecting the 1.5 million pennies that the school had helped raise in memory of the Jewish children who perished in the Holocaust. The initiative was

Bris Avrohom Inspires NJ Transit Execs

Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, executive director, Bris Avrohom, Hillside, presented New Jersey Transit executives with a tzedakah box. New Jersey Transit executives were instrumental in permitting Bris Avrohom to place many menorahs and spread the lights of Chanukah in New Jersey Transit venues all around New Jersey where thousands of travelers were able to