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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Essex & Union

Baruch Dayan Emet

In last week’s paper, we ran an article about a beautiful chesed performed by Rabbi Sholom Bogomilsky of the Maplewood Jewish Center (“MJC’s Rabbi Bogomilsky Goes Above And Beyond for His Congregants,” December 12, 2019). Rabbi Bogomilsky quietly raised the funds to present Jeff Kingsley, a congregant with ALS, with a van equipped

MJC’s Rabbi Bogomilsky Goes Above And Beyond for His Congregants

Rabbi Sholom Bogomilsky, spiritual leader of the Maplewood Jewish Center, deserves kavod, according to longtime congregant Jeffrey Kingsley. Kingsley, diagnosed with a slowly progressing ALS six years ago this month, just became the owner of a van enabled with assistive technology for those with disabilities. Over

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ Annual Dinner Planned for December 18

Scott Krieger, Gail and David Salomon, Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, Arielle Traub and Rabbi Ethan Prosnit, Alexander Mirabella and Henry J. Daaleman to be honored.

(Courtesy of JFSCNJ) The Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFSCNJ) Gala Dinner will be held Wednesday evening,

Bris Avrohom Holds Annual Bar Mitzvah Gala in Israel

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Bris Avrohom recently held its 10th Annual Gala Bar Mitzvah Celebration in Israel. This year’s bar mitzvah was unique due to the change of venue: it was completed on Masada.

Each of the participants took courses for six months prior to prepare for

Happy Chanukah From Bris Avrohom and Newark’s University Hospital

Bris Avrohom’s Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky (left) and Newark’s University Hospital CEO and president, Dr. Shereef Elnahal (center) along with Newark’s University Hospital Chaplain Dr. Nathan (Nosson) Zemel, a local doctor and founder of the Hatzalah of Essex County, standing together at the first-ever menorah lighting at the

Daughters of Israel Hosts Volunteer Luncheon

Daughters of Israel’s Annual Volunteer Luncheon took place on November 20, honoring its many volunteers who assist throughout the Home. Words of appreciation were shared by staff and volunteers, who all enjoyed a catered gourmet lunch. Following lunch, the volunteers received chair massages and spa-themed gifts, in appreciation

Sivan Ya’ari, Founder and CEO of ‘Innovation: Africa,’ Addresses Cong. Etz Chaim

Innovation: Africa is a New York-based nonprofit that brings Israeli solar, agricultural and water technologies to rural African villages. Over the last 20 years, thanks to Israeli innovation, founder and CEO Sivan Ya’ari and her team have impacted over 1 million lives in the most remote villages of Africa using

ShopRite Partners With Lifetown

(Courtesy of LifeTown) ShopRite and LifeTown cut the ribbon on a unique new store that gives individuals with special needs practice with daily life and job skills. The special ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at LifeTown, a new immersive educational, therapeutic and recreational center located at 10

Congregation Etz Chaim of Livingston Holds Clothing Drive for Yad Leah

Members of the Etz Chaim synagogue in Livingston held a clothing drive on Sunday to benefit Yad Leah. They collected, sorted and packed over 25 bags of clothing to be sent to Israel.

Yad Leah’s mission is to build confidence and maintain people’s self-respect by only sending new or gently used

Register for Upcoming Events at the Union Y

Sunday, Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m.: Arts Brunch w/David Aarons (’50s & ’60s dance party)

Bagels and… $10 ($8 Y members)

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 11:30am.: Chanukah party w/music by Odessa Klezmer.

JFS MetroWest RSVP Center Announces Grant to Benefit Reading Buddies

The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties, a program of JFS MetroWest, is excited to announce it will be the recipient of Barnes & Noble Livingston’s annual Holiday Book Drive. Books collected will benefit RSVP’s Reading Buddies program, which matches older adult volunteers with elementary school students to improve reading

Girl Scouts Visit Daughters of Israel

Girl Scout Troop 20455 of West Caldwell, whose leaders included Daughters of Israel Clinical Nutrition Manager Elena Mills, came to visit Daughters on November 14. The residents and girls had a great time beading bracelets and participating in an art studio program.