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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Essex & Union

Bris Avrohom Celebrates Purim

On the Friday preceding Purim, Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, executive director, Bris Avrohom of Hillside, spoke at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, narrating the story of Purim and how it relates to us today. The students were inspired and enjoyed the packages of mishloach manot that were distributed.

Bris Avrohom Rabbis Affix Mezuzah for Congressman Josh Gottheimer

Congressman Josh Gottheimer, representing the fifth congressional district, invited Bris Avrohom rabbis to his office to affix a mezuzah.

For information on upcoming activities, visit www.brisavrohom.org, or Facebook at

AABJ&D Presents Panel Discussion for Women

“The Journey to Healing,” a panel discussion for women on coping and building sensitivity for infertility, miscarriage and intimacy issues, will feature community yoetzet Nechama Price, Dr. Talia Hindin of Yesh Tikva, Reva Judas of Nechama Comfort and Rivki Chudnoff of Hamakom Physical Therapy, and will be presented on Sunday, March 19,

Union Y Senior Purim Luncheon Rescheduled Due to Weather

The YM-YWHA of Union’s Senior Purim Luncheon, originally scheduled for March 15, will be rescheduled to Wednesday, March 22, at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy Music by Tuvia and a full-course, traditional meal. Cost is $8, and $5 for Y members. Please call 908-289-8112 to reserve.

The Union Y is located at 501 Green

West Orange and Livingston Communities Sponsor Special Women’s Conference

On Sunday morning, March 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., there will be a special women’s conference entitled, “The Journey to Healing: How to Cope and Raise Awareness and Sensitivity for Infertility, Miscarriage and Intimacy Issues,” held at Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange.

All are welcome

Rachel Coalition Plans Annual Women to Women Luncheon

Rachel Coalition will host its annual Women to Women luncheon on Tuesday, March 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. The luncheon will feature a presentation by Dr. Evan Stark, author of “Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life.” Dr. Stark is associate professor of

Hillside’s Seth Dombeck Is Sworn In as Irvington Municipal Court Judge

Judge Seth Dombeck was sworn in before Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss, the township council, judiciary, top law enforcement officials and numerous other local, township and county officials and dignitaries at the Irvington Municipal Courthouse in Essex County on March 8.

Elizabeth Rav

Chabad of West Orange Presents Counter-Missionary Education With Professor Uri Yosef

Chabad of West Orange will host Professor Uri Yosef on Sunday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. for an important presentation focusing on one of the tactics in Christian missionaries’ portfolios: how they utilize the Hebrew Bible. This particular tactic is often used in an effort to convince Jews that foundational doctrines of Christianity

Rabbi Yakov Horowitz Challenges Elizabeth Parents to ‘Hear’ Their Children

Rabbi Yakov Horowitz is a very familiar name in Orthodox schools and households across the country. As founder and dean of Yeshiva Darchei Noam of Monsey, and founder and director of Project Y.E.S. (Youth Enrichment Services), he is recognized as an authority on raising children in these challenging times. The Adath Israel

Ambassador Dani Dayan Addresses Community at AABJ&D

On Sunday, March 19, at 8 p.m., at Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange, Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in NY, will address the community. Natalie Sopinsky of One Israel Fund will speak as well, and the event will be followed by a dessert reception.

This event, hosted by West

Daughters of Israel Residents Enjoy Oscar Bash

Who says that Hollywood was the place to be for the 89th annual Academy Awards? Daughters of Israel had its own Oscars Bash with all of the frills you can imagine, including a red carpet, live entertainment, life-size movie star cutouts, glitzy apparel, champagne and dessert and the presentation of its own gold

Community Mayors Issue Statements About Recent Surge in Anti-Semitism

Following the discovery of anti-Semitic graffiti in South Mountain Reservation, and the recent waves of anti-Semitic threats against JCCs, Jewish schools and organizations nationwide, the mayors of West Orange and Livingston issued statements denouncing these acts.

“The hateful and pathetic act of