Sunday, March 29, 2020

Essex & Union

Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey Awards $10,000 Through Its Small Grants Cycle

(Courtesy of JWFNJ) The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey (JWFNJ), a donor-advised fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ, has awarded $10,000 in competitive grants to five local nonprofit organizations that work to transform the lives of women and girls. Since its formation in 2007, JWFNJ has awarded grants

Lester Senior Living Named Among Best Facilities For Senior Memory Care by MemoryCare.com

(Courtesy of Lester Senior Living) Lester Senior Living, a distinctive senior living community in Whippany, New Jersey, was recently named to MemoryCare.com’s “Best Memory Care Facilities in Northern New Jersey.”

The guide identifies 14 memory care communities based on location, access to experts,

11th Annual Russian Shabbaton Is ‘A Weekend to Remember’

The 11th Annual Russian Shabbaton, “A Weekend to Remember,” took place this past Shabbos in Stamford, Connecticut, with over 1200 participants. The Bris Avrohom organization had a major part in coordinating the event with many participants. At the shabbaton the people had the opportunity to learn more about their heritage,

Rabbi Kanelsky Meets With Executive Director Of New Jersey Transit

Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky recently met with Kevin Corbett, the executive director of New Jersey Transit. Rabbi Kanelsky presented a gift to the executive director as a token of appreciation from Bris Avrohom on behalf of all the millions of travelers in the state of New York and New Jersey who benefit from the lights of the menorahs

JKHA Hosts ‘Paint With Me!’ Event

At JKHA’s Motzei Shabbat “Paint With Me!” event, with Nikki Sausen, participants tapped into their inner artist. Adding to the fun of the evening were Meir Kruter Art and a Skyview Wine tasting.


Daughters of Israel Goes Glam

On February 24, a large group of female residents at Daughters of Israel enjoyed “Glamour Day,” which offered professional makeovers by 2 Beauties. The women received a fun skincare and makeup educational demo, facial mask treatment and mini makeovers. The program was made possible by a generous grant from

AABJ&D Hosts Journalist Bret Stephens

(Courtesy of Cong. AABJ&D) Last weekend, Congregation AABJ&D hosted an Israel Advocacy event. Bret Stephens was the lead speaker, which inaugurated the first-ever Doris & Ira Kukin Memorial Lecture. The Kukin family has generously sponsored this annual event in memory of their beloved parents, who were

West Orange Rebbetzin Commissions Sefer Torah in Her Father’s Memory

(Courtesy of Chabad of West Orange) Reb Eliyahu Green, of blessed memory, passed away at the age of 46 after a yearlong illness, leaving behind a grieving widow and 13 orphaned children. It’s been 26 years since that sad day, Isru Chag Pesach, the night after Passover, however, his presence is still missed by his loved

Union Y Plans Events for March

Tuesday, March 10: Purim at the Y at 10:30 a.m. Megillah reading & puppet show (for children), followed by a seudah buffet (free and open to the community) with entertainment by Tuvia ($9 per-person, $6 for Y members). Must RSVP for seudah.

Sunday, March 15: Senior Arts Brunch at 11:30 a.m, with

Celebrate Purim With Chabad of West Orange

Everyone is welcome to join Chabad of West Orange for a community Purim seudah, on Tuesday, March 10, at Chabad of West Orange, located at 401 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. The evening will open with a 5:30 p.m. Megillah reading, followed by the seudah/feast at 6:00 p.m..

Daughters of Israel Plans Casino Night Fundraiser

Daughters of Israel will host a Casino Night and Texas Hold’em Tournament fundraiser on Wednesday, March 25, from 6-10 p.m., at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston. The grand prize of the poker tournament is a $2,500 Visa gift card. There will be lots of other great prizes for poker and casino game players.

Bret Stephens to Headline Kukin Memorial Lecture at AABJ&D on Sunday

On Sunday, February 23, Congregation Ahavas Achim B’nai Jacob & David (AABJ&D) of West Orange will feature Pulitzer Prize winner Bret Stephens as its first guest speaker sponsored by the Dr. Ira and Doris Kukin Adult Education Program. The program is endowed by the Kukin children, Marrick and Phyllis Kukin, Lori and Jeffrey