West Orange mayor, Robert Parisi, and West Orange town council members participate in the annual menorah-lighting ceremony in front of Town Hall hosted by Chabad of West Orange, this year held on the fourth night of Chanukah. Lighting the menorah is CWO director, Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz.
Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, director of Chabad West Orange, leads a Chanukah party for members of the Margulies Senior Center at the JCC MetroWest in West Orange, NJ. Rabbi Kasowitz, who has volunteered at the JCC for nearly 14 years, teaches a Jewish studies class for the seniors every Tuesday at 10 a.m. For more information or to
East Orange—Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ (JVS) recently made three strategic appointments to its board of trustees to further fulfill the organization’s mission of “helping people help themselves.” These new appointees bring a combination of business management, financial expertise and
Over 20 children gathered at the Kirschenbaum Israel Center at the Union Y to usher in Chanukah. They decorated jelly doughnuts, lit the menorah, played games and watched an Israeli Chanukah film. The activities were led by Danielle Perlmutter, community shlicha.
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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.
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.
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:
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.
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 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
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