Monday, January 27, 2020

Essex & Union

Never Forget: Holocaust Remembrance Observance Held at Daughters of Miriam Center

(Courtesy of Daughters of Miriam) “Never Forget—Never Again” is a phrase often heard on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorated this year on Thursday, May 2. Memorial ceremonies for the approximately 6 million Jews who were killed in World War II by the Nazis and their collaborators were held around the

Bris Avrohom’s Rabbi Kanelsky Hangs Mezuzah

Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky was recently invited by Senator Joseph Lagana, Assemblywoman Lisa Swain and Assemblyman Chris Tully to affix a mezuzah as a blessing and protection upon a doorpost at the 38th legislative district’s new office.


JKHA/RKYHS to Honor Pillars of the Community at Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of JKHA/RKYHS) The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School is proud to announce that its 71st annual dinner will take place Wednesday, June 5, at Factory 220 in Passaic.

Guests of honor this year will be Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern. As

Holocaust Commemoration Hosted by Kean University

“A Night at the Garden.” Not what you would expect to open a Holocaust remembrance event. Evident almost immediately, the movie generated an instantaneous chill as it became apparent that this was clearly not the portrayal of a pre-war American patriotism rally it was headlined to be. It was nothing

Congregation Etz Chaim to Host Yael Leibowitz in Celebration of Israel’s 71st Anniversary

Congregation Etz Chaim of Livingston is proud to host scholar in residence, Yael Leibowitz, May 3-4. Yael Leibowitz is an accomplished educator who has taught at the upper school of Ramaz, Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, Drisha Institute for Jewish Education and served as resident scholar at the Jewish Center of

Rachel Coalition Spring Fundraiser Planned at Morris Museum

Rachel Coalition will host its spring fundraiser to benefit victim services on May 14 at 7:30 pm at the Bickford Theater at the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey. The program “Standing Up For Women, An NFL Player Speaks Out,” will feature Mark Herzlich, former NY Giants football player.

Job Search Strategies for Those 55+ to Be Addressed at Lavy House

An informational program on “Job Search Strategies and Volunteer Opportunities for People 55+,” will take place on Tuesday, May 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield. The presentation by Susan Reeve, Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) career specialist and Amy Levine, Jewish Family

Softball League Remembers Victims of Poway Chabad

Under the leadership of commissioner Steven Weiner the entire Temple Brotherhood Softball League paused for prayer before the start of Sunday’s games in solidarity and unity with the victims of the anti-Semitic attack at the Chabad of Poway on Shabbat, the last day of Passover.

Pictured are

Bris Avrohom Helps Jersey City Sell Chametz

The Mayor of Jersey City, Steven Fulop, received matzahs from Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky and Rabbi Baruch Lepkivker of Bris Avrohom. He sold his chametz and the chametz of the Jersey City Municipal Building to the rabbis.

The YU-Linden Connection Continues to Grow

(Courtesy of Cong. Anshe Chesed) It’s 7:45 p.m. on a Tuesday night in Linden, and the sound of things being cracked open fill the air: a fresh box of melty-chocolate-chocolate chip cookies, a plastic container of buttery croissants, a maroon bound gold-leaf Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, three bottles of Poland Spring

Congregation Israel of Springfield Celebrates 44th Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of CIS) On Tuesday, April 2, Congregation Israel of Springfield held its 44th Annual Dinner at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, honoring six distinguished community leaders.

The dinner paid tribute to Guest of Honor David Schiffman, recipient of the Rabbi Israel E. Turner Memorial

Bris Avrohom’s Rebbetzin Kanelsky Is Honored

Last week the United States Congress recognized and honored Shterney Kanelsky, associate director of Bris Avrohom and principal of Cheder Yaldei Menachem as a woman of distinction in honor of celebrating Women’s History Month. The award was presented by Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. of the 10th Congressional District of the