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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Essex & Union

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.

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Life Town NJ Dedicated in Livingston

Close to 3,000 supporters crowded the front landscape of Livington’s LifeTown Center Monday evening to celebrate the center’s dedication ceremony. Attendees wore festive yellow LifeTown shirts and white hats and the air was thick with enthusiasm. A spirit of joyfulness, pride and encouragement was

Ohr Torah to Host Rabbi David Schlusselberg for Selichot

Selichot will begin this Motzei Shabbat, Sept. 21, after midnight. Ohr Torah is honored to host Rabbi David Schlusselberg from the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School in Livingston as its inspirational pre-selichot speaker. All are welcome.

Federation’s Second Annual Biking Event Will Help Send Kids to Camp

(Courtesy of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest) Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s second annual Tour de Summer Camps NJ is taking place on Sunday, September 22. Proceeds of this community cycling and Family Fun Day event will make it possible for more children across Greater MetroWest NJ to attend Jewish

Ohr Torah Sisterhood to Host Jackie Bitton, Sept 20-21

Congregation Ohr Torah in Edison is excited to welcome Rebbetzin Jackie Bitton this Shabbat, September 20-21, for WISH (Women’s Inspirational Shabbat).

Bitton is a dynamic presenter, engaging personality and inspiring person. After years of teaching

Aron’s West Orange Marks First Anniversary With Grand Celebration And Great Sales

It was a celebration to remember. On Sunday, September 8, Aron’s West Orange celebrated its first birthday with an exciting event, featuring superstar singers Mordechai Shapiro and Lipa Schmeltzer, a BMX bike show, bounce houses, face painting, giveaways, a petting zoo and more, a production put together by the legendary