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Friday, March 24, 2017

Essex & Union

Chabad of West Orange Annual Women’s Dinner Is Huge Success

Pictured is classically trained singer and entertainer, Chava Shapiro, with Altie Kasowitz, co-director of Chabad of West Orange, at Chabad’s Annual Women’s Dinner earlier this month.

 

Free Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group Coming to 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, January 6, 2017, 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.

Congregation AABJ&D Sisterhood Plans Cafe Night

The AABJ&D Sisterhood Cafe Night will take place on January 14, 2017 at 8:30. All are invited for a fun-filled evening of comedy, delicious food (including sushi) and prizes, featuring comedian Gary Gulman.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Sponsorship levels are as follows:

Etz Chaim Celebrates Chanukah With Federation Housing Seniors

The annual Etz Chaim Chanukah celebration with the seniors at the Jewish Federation Housing was enjoyed by all. The Chanukah event was organized by the Etz Chaim youth group and sisterhood in conjunction with the staff of the Federation Housing.

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Trinitas Hospital: ‘Proud Past, Promising Future’

Trinitas Regional Medical Center is a long-time friend of the Orthodox community in Elizabeth and neighboring communities, including Newark Liberty International Airport. People involved in 911 calls to the Elizabeth EMS department and EMS emergency responses are transported to the Trinitas Emergency

Bris Avrohom Ushers in Chanukah Season

Bris Avrohom inaugurated the 2016 season of Chanukah festivities with its first candle lighting ceremony at the City Hall of Elizabeth. This pre-Chanukah menorah lighting was held on December 6 in honor of Mayor J. Christian Bollwage’s birthday.

The celebrations will continue as Bris Avrohom

ESSEX AND UNION NEWSBRIEFS

Chabad of West Orange Discusses ‘Where Pleasure Meets Purpose’

It is only natural to want to enjoy life’s pleasures. At the same time, all the pleasures on earth cannot satisfy our inner craving for deeper meaning and purpose. How are we to balance our inner tug toward all things

JEVS at Home Partners With JVS MetroWest to Bring Home Care Excellence to NJ

JEVS at Home has partnered with Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ (JVS) to open its first New Jersey office in Livingston, and provide services in Essex and Morris counties. With a service area including Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, Chester, Bucks and Allegheny counties in Pennsylvania, JEVS at Home is one of the largest home

Enjoy ‘High School Musical’ at RKYHS

Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School will present “High School Musical” on Monday, December 19, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. The performance is directed by Tova Halpern and musically directed by Avi Wolf. This show has a message for everyone and the music is great, too! For more information, please contact Halpern

Give the Gift of Self Defense

Perhaps the most important Chanukah gift we can give ourselves or our loved ones is the art of self defense.

Chabad of West Orange will be offering a six-week, Wednesday evening course, beginning on January 4, with certified instructor Rabbi Michoel

Enjoy Holiday Time at the Union Y

The YM-YWHA of Union, located at 501 Green Lane in Union, is pleased to announce an exciting line-up of activities for December. On Sunday, December 18, “Kids Day Out” (11:30-2:30) will feature a kids’ cooking class with Chanukah treats, swim and a movie. Tickets are $8. Please RSVP to [email protected] On Wednesday, December 21, the

West Orange Hosts Nefesh B’Nefesh Dialogue for Retirees

Retirees from the West Orange community gathered at a private home last week to meet with a Nefesh B’Nefesh representative and discuss issues specific to aliyah for this demographic. Nefesh B’Nefesh offers a number of post-aliyah events and services for retirees in Israel.