Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Essex & Union

JFS MW Secures Legacy Commitments to Ensure Its Future

Through the MetroWest Create a Jewish Legacy program, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ has secured 42 legacy commitments to help ensure the future of the agency. Attending the recent community gathering of Create a Jewish Legacy donors are (bottom row l to r) Elizabeth Cohen, Barbara Sebiri, Merle Kalishman, Lois Kaish,

Ahavas Achim Sisterhood to Host Mezuzah-Making Event

Ahavas Achim sisterhood presents a make-your-own-mezuzah event. Join them for a night of wine, light refreshments and glass making. The program will be held on Tuesday, November 15 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the synagogue. The cost is $36 per person.

Sponsorships are available. A silver sponsorship is $54

Rachel Coalition Hosts 2nd Annual Domestic Violence Vigil

In recognition of October being domestic violence awareness month, Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service Metrowest, proudly hosted the 2nd Annual Essex County Domestic Violence Vigil on October 6, in Livingston. Over 100 people were inspired and touched by remarks, poems and songs by professionals,

Bris Avrohom Holds 31st Gala Weddings Celebration

Bris Avrohom, headquartered in Hillside, New Jersey, recently celebrated a milestone of its 31st Gala Weddings at the Sheraton in Parsippany, in which eight couples from the former Soviet Union were married according to Jewish tradition. This event was called a “Celebration of Religious Freedom.” To date,

Bris Avrohom Preps Travelers for Rosh Hashanah at Newark Airport

One of the programs Bris Avrohom provides is maintaining a Jewish information stand at Newark Airport outside the El Al terminal. The stand is operated daily by rabbis of Bris Avrohom from Sunday through Thursday, who place tefillin on travelers, distribute tefillat haderech (the traveler’s prayer), as well as materials

Renewal Partners With JEC, JFS and Union Y for Educational Event

On selichos night, Motzei Shabbos, September 24, at the Elmora Avenue Shul in Elizabeth, NJ, Renewal, a world-renowned, nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating living kidney donations within the Jewish community, held an inspiring event.

The event was sponsored by the Jewish

Bris Avrohom Visits Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Ohel

In preparation for the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, it is customary to visit the resting places of Tzadikim (righteous people). The Men’s Group of Bris Avrohom visited the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Ohel. The group was led by Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky, Torah Education and Youth Director, Bris Avrohom, who is pictured seated on the

Verona’s Green Point Juicery Receives Kosher Certification

The Green Point Juicery, Verona’s first officially recognized sustainable business, offers a wide variety of delicious juices and smoothies. Think beyond apple, orange and cranberry. Beyond the usual strawberry mango smoothie. How about juice made with wheatgrass, pineapple, kale, mint and cucumber? Or raw

Rachel Coalition to Hold 2nd Annual Candlelight Vigil Supporting Domestic Violence Victims

Domestic violence affects every community. It thrives when we are silent, but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic abuse. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, will join together with the community at its Second Annual

Chabad of WO Invites the Community to High Holiday Services

Join Chabad of West Orange for inspirational and meaningful High Holiday services, where services are known to be inclusive and enjoyable. This year they will be held in Chabad’s new home for the very first time.

Everyone is welcome regardless of affiliation.


Out of the Darkness Community Walk Supports Suicide Prevention

There were about 250 people in attendance at the Sept. 18 Out of the Darkness Community Walk and they raised nearly $20,000 for suicide prevention. Team Eric had over 120 members participating, and the team raised over $8,000.


Essex County Jewish Cub Scout Troop Holds Opening Event

The kickoff event for Essex County’s Jewish cub scout troop was held this past  Sunday. The Jewish boy scouts taught the cub scouts how to make a campfire and roast hot dogs and marshmallows. A great time was had by all.