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Bet Dovid in Caldwell Presents Vegan Cooking and Nutrition Classes

On Mondays in February, and possibly beyond, Rabbi Donn Gross of Congregation Bet Dovid in Caldwell, New Jersey, will offer classes in vegan cooking and nutrition.

Rabbi Donn, aka “the health rabbi,” has been an outspoken proponent of a meat-free diet for 26 years. Those who have

‘Kneading for Those in Need:’ Challah Bake Benefits Community Food Bank of NJ

Hillside—Not even the steady and bone-chilling winter rain got in the way of hundreds of devoted volunteers who came out to the Community Food Bank of NJ to prepare fresh dough and bake 1,000+ challahs on Tuesday.

According to June Schechner, the event chair for three years

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest Prepares for Community Challah Bake

Whippany—Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ will hold its third annual Community Challah Bake on Tuesday, February 7, at The Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside. This year, there’s an added event, Challah Bake Junior, for children ages 6 and up and their families, at the Gottesman RTW Academy in Randolph.

JFS of Central Jersey Schedules Free Memory Café Group for February 9

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting a free “Memory Café” on Thursday, February 9, at the Jewish Family Service Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth, 12 p.m.-2 p.m. The “Memory Café” will provide a casual time to enjoy lunch and social activities for

Bris Avrohom to Visit Rebbe’s Ohel This Sunday

On Sunday, February 5, Bris Avrohom will be having its annual community trip to the Rebbe’s Ohel, the holy resting place of the rebbe. They will then proceed to Lubavitch Headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, where they will pray in the rebbe’s private room—the sacred place where the rebbe accepted visitors for over 50

Educational Lectures Continue at Bris Avrohom

On Wednesday, January 18, Bris Avrohom hosted Dr. Yisroel Susskind, a Yale University graduate in clinical psychology, who gave a parenting lecture on “How to Be an Even More Loving Parent.” Over 75 people attended the event and asked questions following the lecture. The attendees enjoyed sushi and desserts. This is one of a

Jewish Community Foundation Lowers Minimum Initial Contribution

Whippany—The Board of Trustees of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ (JCF) recently approved lowering the initial minimum deposit amount for a new Donor Advised Fund (DAF) from $10,000 to $5,000, and reducing the annual fee from $350 to $175 through December 31, 2018. (Increased assets will be subjected to

Israel Bonds NJ Recognizes Sharon and David Halpern at Livingston Event

Israel Bonds New Jersey proudly recognized Sharon and David Halpern of Livingston, NJ, at its annual Signature Society reception, held Tuesday, January 3. The evening was hosted by their children, Abbi and Jeremy Halpern and Alan and Mindy Schall. The special guest was the new Israel Bonds president and CEO Israel Maimon.

The Eric Eliezer Levenson Foundation for Hope Gifts $50,000 to JFS MetroWest

Eta and Mark Levenson of West Orange have made a $50,000 gift to Jewish Family Service of MetroWest from the Eric Eliezer Levenson Foundation for Hope in memory of their son, Eric Levenson. Part of their gift will be used to dedicate a treatment room at the JFS Florham Park office in Eric’s name. The remainder will be an

Special Needs Caregivers and Siblings Support Groups Coming in January

A support group for parents/caregivers of children with special needs will take place on Wednesday evening, January 25, 7:30-9 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center of Central NJ, 1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains. The group is free and open to the community.

A support group for siblings of children with

Rachel Coalition Receives Generous Donation From DAVITA

DAVITA, a West Orange Dialysis Center, gave a generous donation to the Rachel Coalition as part of their “Way of Giving Campaign.”

Pictured from left to right are Sheila Lefkowitz, LCSW; Joyce Friedman, chair, Rachel Coalition; Pam Fishman, vice-chair, Rachel Coalition; and Jaheda Nisar,

Bris Avrohom to Present Parenting Lecture

Join Bris Avrohom on January 18 at 7:45 p.m. for a parenting lecture entitled, “How to Be an Even More Loving Parent,” presented by Ed Yisroel Susskind, PhD. Admission is $18 per person and includes sushi and dessert.

Please rsvp to