Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Essex & Union

New Jersey Author to Speak at NCJW/Essex Books and Bites Event

LivingstonAuthor Lisa Cocca will lead a discussion about her first published novel, Providence, on Thursday, September 15, at the Books and Bites discussion group hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County (NCJW/Essex). Providence is the story of four generations of females

JFS of Central NJ to Offer Free Alzheimers/Dementia Support Group

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting an Alzheimers/dementia caregiver support group on Friday, September 9, at 1 p.m. The group is free, open to Alzheimers/dementia caregivers in the community and is run in accordance with the Alzheimer’s NJ guidelines. Participants are

Smaller Class Sizes + Individualized Attention = Academic Success at Ashira, a Monsey Girls’ High School Program

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and in the case of Ashira, an integrated girls high school program hosted by Ateres Bais Yaakov in Monsey, truer words were never spoken.

Neither Sarah Levy, head of program, nor Bracha Cohen, the program’s director of student development,

Students Expand STEM Skills With RKYHS Summer ‘Maker Experience’

The STEM Lab at the Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School (RKYHS) in Livingston, NJ, was buzzing with activity this summer. It just saw the completion of the inaugural year of the “Maker Experience,” a summer intensive science and engineering training program for high school students throughout northern New

Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society Welcomed to Hillside/Elizabeth

Hillside—The Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society (RCCS) was greeted again this year by a capacity crowd, graciously hosted by Sarah and Alex Krause in Hillside. Although the Krauses have not needed the services of RCCS, Alex Krause spoke about his recent personal bout with cancer, and how it scrambled his mind and the

Union Y Celebrates 50 Years on Green Lane

Join the YM-YWHA of Union County as it celebrates “50 Years on Green Lane.” A special slate of events will be offered in September to kick off the excitement, beginning on Sunday, September 18, with an Open House from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

During the Open House, Dr. Gil Kahn will offer a lecture at 1

RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Seeks Volunteers

The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties is planning a disaster-kit packing and distribution event where volunteers ages 55 and over will assemble disaster kits to assist seniors in the MetroWest communities in case of an emergency. RSVP is currently recruiting volunteers to participate in the event.

DOI Kicks Off Summer Olympics

The Summer Olympics kicked off at Daughters of Israel on August 5 with a festive opening ceremony. Residents participated in Olympic-related activities including basketball, volleyball, a target toss, trivia, a Brazilian cooking challenge and more!

Pictured is Rosan Mitola, one of the torch

Psychology Course at Union Y to Begin Sept. 6

The Senior Adult Department of the YM-YWHA of Union is pleased to announce that the course “Discovering Psychology,” which has appeared on public television, will be brought to the Y for a 13-part series beginning on September 6. The course (Wednesdays 10:15–11:30 a.m.) highlights an overview of historic and current theories


MetroWest NCSY to Hold Israeli Wine and Cheese Night

MetroWest NCSY will hold a boutique Israeli wine and cheese night on Sunday, September 11, at 7 p.m. at a private home in Livingston, 35 Surrey Lane.

Taste and discover one of Israel’s

Saying Goodbye to Joseph Wilf, z”l

Elizabeth—The sanctuary of the Elmora Avenue Shul was tangibly somber as Harav Elazar Mayer Teitz, shlita, approached the microphone to address an attendance exceeding one thousand people, with words of comfort and consolation to the family of Mr. Joseph Wilf, of blessed memory. The rav and rebbetzin

Chabad of West Orange to Host Shabbat Nachamu Dinner

The Shabbat following the Three Weeks/Nine Days /Tisha B’Av is called Shabbat Nachamu, the Shabbat of comfort. On Friday evening, August 19, Chabad of West Orange will be hosting an inspirational dinner in honor of Shabbat Nachamu. Candle lighting will be at 7, followed by evening services, with dinner beginning at approximately