Monday, September 23, 2019

Essex & Union

Congregation Etz Chaim of Livingston Welcomes Community Scholar Dr. Erica Brown

Congregation Etz Chaim of Livingston welcomes Dr. Erica Brown this Shabbat, March 29-30. Etz Chaim is honored to have Dr. Brown as their community scholar, a program sponsored by Deborah and Wayne Zuckerman in commemoration of the fifth yahrtzeit of Abe Zuckerman. As their community scholar, Etz Chaim hosts Dr. Brown as

Rabbi Kanelsky Goes to the Senate

Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky was invited to deliver the invocation and speak about education at one of the opening sessions of the Senate in February 2019. Rabbi Kanelsky stressed the importance of education of all ages and presented a charity box from Israel to the Senate President Stephen Sweeney.

Congregation AABJ&D of West Orange Goes to AIPAC

Over 35 members of Congregation AABJ&D of West Orange attended the AIPAC Policy Conference 2019.

JFS Plans Memory Cafe in Whippany

JFS will sponsor a Memory Cafe with kosher refreshments and social activities for individuals with early to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease/dementia, along with their care partners, on Wednesday, April 3, at Lester Senior Living in Whippany from 1:30-3:00 p.m. The program will include a floral arts presentation. RSVP required to Siobhan

Financial Basics for the 50+ Crowd to Be Addressed at Lavy House

An informational program on “Financial Basics for the 50+” for seniors will take place on Tuesday, April 2, 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey. The program will be presented by Jeanette Yu of the AARP NJ Speaker’s Bureau. A light lunch will be served. Dietary laws

Congregation Ohr Torah Celebrates Purim

Congregation Ohr Torah in West Orange celebrated Purim with three events. First up was a pre-Megillah reading event for children which included face painting, make your own sundae, a bouncy house and a photo booth. Children came dressed in a variety of costumes from princesses to IDF soldiers to superhero Black

Sefer Torah Repaired at JEC

AABJ&D Hosts Cookbook Author Elizabeth Kurtz

On Wednesday, April 3, Congregation AABJ&D of West Orange will host Elizabeth Kurtz, author of the cookbook “Celebrate!” She will be demonstrating Pesach recipes. Space is limited, and you must RSVP by March 26 to attend. The class will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the meat kitchen at AABJ&D. The cost is $50 per

JFS of MetroWest Launches Free Speaker Series for Adults 55+

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest is offering a free speaker series for older adults, age 55+. JFS MetroWest has partnered with Alzheimer’s New Jersey, Back Home Safely and the Adler Aphasia Center in West Orange to bring this series to our community.

The three-part series will take place on the first

Daughters of Israel Hosts Casino Night

Daughters of Israel’s Casino Night & Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament took place on March 7, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston. Co-chaired by David Silverstein and Gary Wayne, all proceeds from the fun evening went to Daughters of Israel.


Need Privacy for Your Haircut? There’s a Salon for That

Picking a hair salon, for many women, can be as important a decision as picking a college, or a spouse. There are adults who have been going to the same stylist since their teens, despite having moved out of town. Many women can relate to the experience of having a “substitute” stylist for one reason

Get Ready for the Reimagined Lubavitch Center

Mishenichnas Adar! What better way to increase your joy than by doing something you love. That’s what Rabbi Boruch Klar and his wife, Devorah, do every day. In a Rosh Chodesh Adar interview with The Jewish Link, Rabbi Klar excitedly shared that after almost 25 years, they are reinventing the Lubavitch Center.