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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Essex & Union

Livingston Raises Israeli Flag in Honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut

JVS Receives Funding to Relocate to New Facility in the Community

East Orange—Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ recently announced that they’ve provided the necessary funding for Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS) to relocate to a new, modern facility that will allow the nonprofit, community-based health and human service organization to

Bris Avrohom Hosts Russian Women’s Institute Students

Students from different parts of Russia attending the Women’s Institute Machon Chamesh in Moscow accompanied by its director, Rabbi Avraham Bekerman, visited Bris Avrohom, Hillside. Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, executive director of Bris Avrohom, shared stories with the group about growing up in the former Soviet Union under Communist rule and

Federation Invites Israeli Guests to Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut in Greater MetroWest

Whippany—Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) is always a time of celebration in Israel and in Jewish communities around the world. This year, the Greater MetroWest celebrations are going to be bigger and better than ever—with a variety of concerts and parties throughout the community—and some very special guests who will be

JKHA/RKYHS Annual Dinner Celebrates Building Foundations for Our Future and the Rewarding Return on Investments

The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School (JKHA/RKYHS) has defined itself as a family, a community of parents and dedicated community leaders, who are united in their commitment to offer children a Jewish education enriched with Torah values and academic excellence, along with an innovative and multifaceted

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,