Monday, January 27, 2020

Essex & Union

Bris Avrohom Marks Opening of Cheder Yaldei Menachem As It Celebrates 40th Anniversary

On the 40th anniversary of its founding in Hillside, Bris Avrohom has so much to celebrate that it is a challenge to select from among its myriad activities. Rabbi Mordechai and Shterney Kanelsky have truly created a universe that has reached over 30,000 individuals and their families over four decades, impacting

Bris Avrohom Celebrates Forty Years

The year is 1979. Recently arrived from Israel where his family settled after their fortuitous exit from the former Soviet Union, 19-year-old Mordechai Kanelsky is on a holy mission given to him by the Lubavitcher Rebbe zt’’l: to provide former Russian Jews in America with halachic brisim, proper

MetroWest Orgs Receive $1.4 Million From FEMA Nonprofit Security Grant Program

(Courtesy of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ) Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is pleased to announce that 14 synagogues and partner agencies in our community received, collectively, $1.4 million for security upgrades, amounting to approximately $100,000 each. Our chief security officer, Robert Wilson, provided

LifeTown Announces Grand Opening

(Courtesy of Friendship Circle) New Jersey has the highest rate of children with autism in the United States, and the largest population of children on the spectrum live in Essex County, making the opening of LifeTown critical to thousands of families in the region. LifeTown is a one-of-a-kind 53,000-square foot immersive educational,

Chabad of West Orange Offers Class on Prayer

Just in time for the High Holidays, Chabad of West Orange is proud to offer “With All My Heart,” The Jewish Art of Prayer and Spiritual Experience from the Jewish Learning Institute.

Classes will run on four Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m., on September 3, 10, 17, 24.


Chabad Emissaries Visit Bris Avrohom

A group of Chabad Lubavitch emissaries from various cities in Russia came with a group of newly observant women who had raised the money to visit the Lubavitch Headquarters, the Ohel, the holy resting place of the Rebbe; and the Bris Avrohom Center of Hillside. Shterney Kanelsky uplifted and spoke to them about her self-sacrifice

MetroWest’s JSDD WAE Center Is Moving to Livingston

Artists come in all shapes, sizes and abilities. If anyone can tap the hidden artistic talents of adults with disabilities, it is the staff and volunteers at the Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD) of MetroWest, Inc., and their signature Wellness Arts Enrichment (WAE) Center. Through alternative

JFS MetroWest Receives Grant to Support Russian-Speaking Holocaust Survivors

JFS MetroWest is pleased to announce that it has been appointed a sub-grantee for critical support services for isolated, Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors.

In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Family Service of

Upcoming Events at the Union Y

Welcome Back Senior Brunch: Sunday, Sept. 8, 11:30 a.m. Entertainment by “Dream Catchers Cabaret.” $10 pp ($8 Y members).

Rosh Hashanah Luncheon with Vito Lombardo: Wed., Sept. 18. $8 pp ($5 Y members).

Trip to Newark Museum: Wed. Sept. 25, 12:15 p.m.

MetroWest JCC Extends ‘Synagogues of Newark’ Exhibit Run

The MetroWest JCC has extended the run of its popular exhibit “Synagogues of Newark” through August 26. Viewing of the exhibit is free to JCC members and non-members alike. For more information, visit the website at www.jccmetrowest.org   or call 973.530.3400.

NASCK Breakfast in West Orange Brings Out Community

On Sunday, August 4, Linda and Avi Laub hosted a breakfast, tastefully catered by Coby Adler and Super Duper Bagels of Livingston, to benefit NASCK, the National Association of Chevra Kadisha. 

Nearly 100 members of the West Orange and surrounding communities used the opportunity

NCJW Back 2 School Store Helps Bring on the Smiles

(Courtesy of NCJW) The 11th Annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store (B2SS) brought much more than just grins on Sunday, July 28, as hundreds of children went shopping at a one-day pop-up store designed to help children in financial need in Essex County, New Jersey.

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