Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Essex & Union

A Kosher Mikvah Comes to Maplewood

When the shomeret raises her voice to declare “kosher,” a new day will dawn in Maplewood. As the Maplewood Jewish Center’s (MJC) administrator, and wife of the MJC’s spiritual leader, Rabbi Sholom Bogomilsky, Frumie Bogomilsky, director of their renowned KinderGan Preschool, now entering its 17th year,

Hatzalah of Essex County Unveils New Ambulance

September 25 marked the beginning of a new era for Hatzalah of Newark. Responding to the increasing needs of the community at large, Hatzalah of Newark has been renamed Hatzalah of Essex County. To fulfill its expanding service area, it has purchased a state-of-the-art ambulance, which was generously sponsored by Yanky

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest Hosts September Events

Daughters of Israel Holds Shop, Lunch and Play Event

The Daughters of Israel Women’s League annual “Shop, Lunch and Play” was held on Monday, September 23, at Crestmont Country Club. A huge success, the event was co-chaired by Daughters of Israel board members Carol Sidman and Vicki Squires. Generously underwritten by Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf, the event included a card party,

Congregation AABJ&D Plans Blood Drive

Congregation AABJ&D will hold a blood drive on Sunday, October 27, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at 700 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. Donor link: https://bit.ly/2n2Lblu.


Rachel Coalition to Host Annual Women to Women Luncheon

Rachel Coalition will host its annual Women to Women luncheon on Thursday, October 17, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, New Jersey. The luncheon will feature Jan Edgar Langbein, CEO at Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support. Jan will address how each one of us can

Shabbat House Plans Inaugural ‘Shabbat Around the World’ Program

On Friday night, Nov. 1, The Shabbat House will kick off its “Shabbat Around the World” series with “Shabbat in Russia.” Candle lighting that evening is 5:35 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 5:50. The cost is $36 per person/ $18 for children under 12/ free for children under 2. RSVP is required. To RSVP, please visit

Linden’s Anshe Chesed Kicks Off Its Year-Long YU Speaker Series

(Courtesy of Congregation Anshe Chesed) Congregation Anshe Chesed of Linden has kicked off its year of learning with two special guest shiurim from rebbeim from Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF). In preparing for the month of Elul, Rabbi Yaakov Glasser of Young Israel of Passaic and the CJF

Linden’s Cong. Anshe Chesed Youth Department Brings in the New Year

(Courtesy of Congregation Anshe Chesed) Linden’s Congregation Anshe Chesed’s Youth Department is bringing in the new year 5780 with programming that supports the local and wider communities! For Rosh Hashanah it is holding a book drive to support Hindi’s Libraries, which collects new and gently used children’s books and distributes

Bris Avrohom Remembers 9/11

Newark Airport observed 9/11 with a memorial ceremony at its headquarters. General Manager Doug Stearns and the airport chief of police both spoke, and a moment of silence was observed.

Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky spoke about positive actions that each person can take, especially that just before

Learn About Israel’s Oceanic Inventions at Ahavas Achim

Members of the community are invited this Shabbat, September 21, for a presentation by Eitan Solomon, PhD, in the main sanctuary at Congregation Ahavas Achim in Highland Park at 6:00 p.m.

Solomon is a marine biologist and a scientist at the Oceanic Research Center in Eilat, Israel. He will

Congregation Etz Chaim to Host Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, the chief rabbi of Efrat and the founder, chancellor emeritus and rosh hayeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone, will be speaking this Saturday night at Congregation Etz Chaim of Livingston. Rabbi Riskin will deliver words of inspiration before Selichot at 10:45 p.m.