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Friday, March 24, 2017

Essex & Union

RSVP Center of Essex & Hudson Counties Wins Two Awards From FEMA

The RSVP Center of Essex & Hudson Counties, which is sponsored by Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, won two 2016 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. The awards were Honorable Mention for Outstanding Inclusive Initiatives in Emergency Management and Honorable Mention for Community Preparedness Champions. The

Shabbat House Dedication to Take Place During Chanukah

The Shabbat House is a brand new project, the first and only one of its kind in the world.

Shabbat House unites all Jews to celebrate and enjoy Shabbat together. The Shabbat House building has only recently been completed on 664 Eagle Rock Avenue in West Orange.

All

Women From Different Parts of Russia Visit Mikvah

Recently, a large group of women from different parts of Russia, along with their shluchos of the rebbe, visited Lubavitch Headquarters in Brooklyn, New York and went to the holy Ohel to pray. They then made a trip to the state-of-the-art “Bat Sheva Chaya Esther Mikvah” and were given a tour by Rebbetzin Shterney Kanelsky,

Maplewood Jewish Center Prepares to Expand

The Charles Kimmel building of the Maplewood Jewish Center (MJC) is getting a much-needed facelift. On November 28, the Maplewood Township Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously voted to grant MJC a building permit for major renovations.

It began with a vision by Frumie Bogomilsky, the

Seniors Taught to Turn Fitness Resolutions Into Reality

An informational program on “Turning Fitness Resolutions Into Your Reality” will be offered for seniors and their families on Tuesday, December 13, at 11:30 a.m. at The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House. The program will be presented by JFS board member Joe Mason, a Certified Exercise Physiologist. A light lunch will be

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Union Y Unveils New Israel Center, Plans Chanukah Celebration

At the YM-YWHA of Union County, there was a grand ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday, November 20 to dedicate the new Kirschenbaum Israel Center. The Center will offer events, classes and films on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday & Thursday evenings. Its first big event

Chabad of West Orange Celebrates Anniversary With Weekend of Festivities

Chabad of West Orange invites the entire community to attend their Grand Anniversary Celebration the weekend of December 23-24 at 401 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange.

“This Chanukah marks one year since our purchase and move into our new building,” said Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, Director of

Congregation Etz Chaim Plans December Events

Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat With Nachum Segal

Please join us for a Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat with Nachum Segal on December 16-17. There will be a Friday night community dinner and Women’s Kabbalat Shabbat Services beginning at 4:15. The main service will be in the main

JCC MetroWest Prepares for Maccabi Games

The JCC MetroWest will once again be holding tryouts and fielding teams for the mini, junior and JCC Maccabi Games. Information is provided below.

Mini Maccabi Games: Sunday, May 21, hosted by the JCC Rockland in West Nyack, NY

Children must be aged

Bris Avrohom Students Enjoy Parsha Classes

One of Bris Avrohom’s programs is a class given each Sunday by Rabbi Baruch Lepkivker, program director of the organization. He presents in-depth studies of the weekly parsha with kabbalistic insights.

For information on upcoming activities, visit their website at

JFS of Central NJ to Recognize Honorees at Gala Dinner Dance

The Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFS) Gala Dinner Dance will be held Thursday evening, December 8, at the Crystal Plaza, located in Livingston, NJ. The dinner is the main fund-raising event that benefits the agency’s work on behalf of the community.

Bris Avrohom Bat Mitzvah Club Has Time for Reflection

Bris Avrohom had its monthly meeting of the Bat Mitzvah Club. Facilitated by Mrs. Chaya Kanelsky, girls learned about the pride and responsibility of becoming a Bat Mitzvah through art, creative writing, food, conversation and community outreach. This month the girls made mirrors to reflect on their inner souls.