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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Essex & Union

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest Expands Need-Based Summer Camp Scholarships

Whippany—Applications are now being accepted for The Greater MetroWest Jewish Overnight Camp Scholarship Program, which seeks to enable children from lower-income families to enjoy the camp experience with their peers. In its second year, the program has more than tripled the funds available, thanks to the expanded support of the Rocker

Bris Avrohom and Cong. Adath Israel Prepare for Pesach

Before Pesach, Bris Avrohom and Congregation Adath Israel held a joint model matzah bakery at the Bris Avrohom Center, 910 Salem Avenue, Hillside. The children learned about the laws of making matzah, were able to prepare their own matzah and did some Pesach arts and crafts. Public officials from the surrounding communities joined

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ Hires First Chief Security Officer

Whippany— Robert Wilson joined the professional staff at Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest on February 6 as the organization’s first-ever chief security officer and has spent his first month on a “getting to know the community tour.” He has been from one end of Greater MetroWest to the next, meeting with leaders and

Federation Plans Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Whippany—On Monday, April 24, at 6:45 p.m., Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and the Kean University Holocaust Resource Center will host their Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration.

This year’s interfaith Holocaust Remembrance program features speakers Irwin Cotler and Bernard and Henry Schanzer.

West Orange’s AABJ&D Hosts Special Women’s Conference

West Orange—The social hall at Congregation AABJ&D became quite still as sisterhood co-president Andrea Bier took the podium to introduce the program, titled “The Journey to Healing: How to Cope and Raise Awareness for Infertility, Miscarriage and Intimacy Issues.” Cloaked so often in ignorance, frustration or shame,

JFS MetroWest Presents ‘Embracing Your Later Years’

JFS MetroWest is accepting registrations for a new group focused on “Embracing Your Later Years.” The group will create an opportunity for older adults moving into the next stages of their lives to connect on such issues as aging, understanding evolving family dynamics and coming to terms with health-related issues for themselves and

West Orange Jitney Service Comes to Pleasantdale and Redwood

Commuters to New York who live in the Redwood and Pleasantdale sections of West Orange can look forward to an easier commute this summer as the West Orange jitney service adds a new route to include these neighborhoods.

The force behind the expansion is Deena Rubin, a long-time realtor with

Rabbinical College of America Honors Dignitaries

More than 600 people joined Chabad’s NJ headquarters, the Rabbinical College of America, at its National Founders’ Dinner on March 16 to honor Dr. David Shulkin, United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and Israel’s Ambassador Dani Dayan for their dedication and service to the community.

West Orange Welcomes Consul General of New York Dani Dayan

On March 19, One Israel Fund leadership and supporters joined together for a cocktail reception at the West Orange home of Renee and Dr. Moshe Glick, who co-chaired the event along with Lawrence Rein, chair of the JCC MetroWest, to welcome Israel’s newest Consul General in New York, Ambassador Dani Dayan. Jonathan Sherman, a West

Bris Avrohom Hosts Russian Shabbaton

Bris Avrohom in Hillside was one of the organizers of the Eighth National Russian Shabbaton, held this past President’s Day weekend at the luxurious Crown Plaza Hotel in Stamford, CT. The shabbaton was attended by people from seven countries and 16 states, with approximately 100 guests from Bris Avrohom. Lectures, workshops and

Friendship Circle Banquet Brings Together Hundreds for an Evening of Inspiration

It’s not every day that a 17-year-old can move an audience of 850 people to spontaneous applause and tears. But that’s just what happened at this year’s Friendship Circle Annual Banquet as Joseph Volfman recounted his own powerful story.

Speaking in front of the packed room,

JKHA/RKYHS Will Host Pre-Pesach Boutique

The community is invited to join the PTC of JKHA/RKYHS at its pre-Pesach boutique, to be held on Wednesday, March 29, from 5 until 8 p.m. Vendors will include Hedy’s Hats, Incredible Creations, Bellisibow, Doilies, Splendor Gifts, Luxe Boutique, Educational Toys, Top Line Tables, Daddy’s Girl, Alleyway Skirt Boutique, Jujubee Gifts and