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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Essex & Union

Bris Avrohom and Adath Israel Enjoy Lag B’Omer Picnic

Bris Avrohom and Adath Israel joined together for Lag B’Omer with a picnic at the park in the Gan Yanina playground. Families enjoyed music, dancing, a barbecue, games and prizes. Passages of Torah promoting unity, loving your fellow Jew as yourself as taught by Rabbi Akiva, teacher of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, were studied in

Cong. Bais Yitzchok Plans 46th Annual Gathering

Congregation Bais Yitzchok Chevra Thilim in Elizabeth is planning its 46th annual gathering and awards dinner for Sunday, June 11. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the dinner and awards presentation at 6:30. Herbert S. Kaiser and Ira Penner will be honored for their service to, and leadership in, the shul.

Chabad of West Orange Will Commemorate 50 Years Since Israel’s Six-Day War

One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East. Fifty years later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats.

Beginning Monday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m., Rabbi Kasowitz of Chabad of West Orange, the local JLI instructor, will offer a fascinating new six-session course from the

Free Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group is Held in Elizabeth

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting an Alzheimer’s/dementia caregiver support group on Friday, June 2, at 1:00 p.m. The group is free and open to Alzheimer’s/dementia caregivers in the community and is run in accordance with the Alzheimer’s NJ guidelines. Participants

Limited Spots Still Available for Union Y Summer Camp

With only a few weeks to go, there are limited spaces still available for selected camp divisions at the YM-YWHA of Union County. With observant divisions for ages 3-15, there is a program for every boy and girl. Daily special activities include Parsha contests, Gaga tournaments, great trips, creative incentive

Senior Sleep Issues Are Addressed at Lavy House in Westfield

An informational program on “Dreaming of a Good Night’s Sleep: How You Can Help Yourself,” for seniors and their families, will take place on Tuesday, May 23, at 11:30 a.m. at The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, NJ. The program will be presented by Jewish Family Service of Central NJ nurse Kathleen McMahon, EdM, MA, RN. A

JEC Gala Attracts Nearly 600 at Historic 50th Anniversary Gala

Celebrating family this Monday, nearly 600 parents, alumni, faculty and friends came together at Factory 220 for the Jewish Educational Center’s Annual Gala. The spirit was lively as guests enjoyed the company of good friends while supporting an institution central to local Jewish life.

Chabad of West Orange Honors Jewish Veterans and Servicemen

West Orange—This year Chabad of West Orange commemorates Memorial Day with a gala dinner entitled “Stand Strong, Stand Proud—Celebrating our Heroes.” The May 28 event will feature the stories of local Jewish veterans and Eilon Even-Esh, a former Captain in the US Marine Corps and veteran of the

JVS Holds Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at East Orange Location

West Orange’s Marty Feitlowitz Will Be Honored by Jewish Historical Society

The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey will honor Marty Feitlowitz at its annual fundraising dinner on May 17 at Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes. Feitlowitz is the organization’s vice president and is being honored for his valuable contribution to the society in the establishment of its new home in Fair Lawn.

Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah Will Host Isaak Dostis on May 14

On Sunday, May 14, Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah will host Isaak Dostis, who will present “Discussion of the Greek Holocaust as Seen Through Greek-Judeo Recipes.” Throughout his career, Dostis has been an actor, director and teacher. As a filmmaker he produced the award-winning video “Lives to Save: The Rescuers,” about

West Orange Council President Krakoviak Visits Scout 365 Groups

West Orange Council President Joe Krakoviak, a long supporter of the West Orange Jewish community, recently visited with Boy Scout Troop 365 and Cub Scout Pack 365 to teach the scouts about West Orange, its history and some of the issues the town faces, as well as how the scouts can get involved in the town. Krakoviak helped the