Monday, January 27, 2020

Essex & Union

New Chabad Course Reveals Jewish Origins Of Western Civilization

(Courtesy of Chabad of West Orange) This winter, Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz of Chabad of West Orange will offer “Judaism’s Gifts to the World,” a new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), that unearths the Jewish roots of some of the most cherished values of Western civilization.

Rabbi Kanelsky Delivers Invocation at NJ State Assembly

Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky was recently invited to give the invocation at the New Jersey State Assembly’s first session of 2020.

Rabbi Kanelsky highlighted how we just celebrated the holiday of Chanukah by kindling the menorah, which illuminates the world in these dark, uncertain times. The word

JFSCNJ Plans Free Memory Café

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting a free “Memory Café” on Tuesday, January 21, at the Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield Avenue, 12 p.m.- 2 p.m.


RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Receives 1800 Donated Books

The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties, a program of JFS MetroWest, was the recipient of Barnes & Noble Livingston’s annual Holiday Book Drive this past December. More than 1800 books were donated to benefit RSVP’s Reading Buddies program, which matches older adult volunteers with elementary school students to improve reading

Help Support the RKYHS AIPAC Club

As the largest student delegation in the country at the annual AIPAC Policy Conference, the Kushner AIPAC club has been educating students about the importance of the US-Israel alliance for years. This year, they developed a specific agenda to train the 100 club members to become more proactive and goal oriented. This has included sending

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest to Screen ‘An Inconvenient Time’

(Courtesy of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest) Ruth Ravina, a long-time Montclair resident, was 2 years old when the Nazis arrived in her hometown of Kozienice, Poland, in 1939. By the time the Russians liberated Poland, Ruth, at the age of 8, had survived countless tragedies, years on the run and three concentration camps. Once

Dr. Shnitzel Entertains Union Y on Chanukah

On the final day of Chanukah 2019, over 100 people enjoyed Dr. Shnitzel and his “Wacky Science Show” at the Green Lane Y.

Lester Senior Living Invites Public to Free Class, Community Tour at Open House

Lester Senior Living in Whippany invites area residents to a free lecture titled, “Jewish Prophets: Critics and Visionaries Who Shaped a Nation,” presented by Rabbi Debra Smith on Thursday, January 30, at 3:00 p.m. Attendees will explore Judaism’s definition of “prophet,” discuss the significance of the Jewish

Iris & Errol Berman Early Childhood Center to Hold Open House on Sunday

Join the IEBECC for a morning of fun and learn about the school’s nurturing environment, Reggio-inspired curriculum and the expanded after-care program. Children will enjoy an art experience, music and more. Information about summer 2020 Camp Cochavim will be available as well. Refreshments will be served.

Daughters of Israel Holds ‘Dedication of Hands’ Ceremony

The annual “Dedication of Hands” ceremony at Daughters of Israel, led by Rabbi Zvi Karpel, helps staff members to recharge for the New Year. The ceremony, which is available to all staff on various days throughout the end of December, is a two-part ritual consisting of rinsing the hands with water and then

AI Celebrates New Daf Yomi Cycle

Over 50 people, some as young as 10 years old, came to join Adath Israel for the first day of the new Daf Yomi cycle. The packed shiur will hopefully inspire many to continue on in their quest for mastery of Masechet Berachot and eventually all of Shas, one day at a time.

Marc Salem, Mystifies And Amazes at Adath Israel

Psychologist, NYU psychology professor, corporate and business marketing presenter, law enforcement consultant, author, internationally acclaimed mentalist—all titles that fit Marc Salem. He shared that he is also a happy husband, proud grandfather and grateful son raised in an Orthodox rabbinic