Friday, October 18, 2019

Essex & Union

DOI Casino Night Was Enjoyed by All

Daughters of Israel’s Casino Night/Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, a charity benefit for the Home, took place on Thursday, September 15, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston. The fun and enjoyable evening was generously underwritten by Valley National Bank. Thank you to our Event Chair, Thelma Florin; our sponsors and our entire event committee for making the evening

Bris Avrohom Readies for 37th Annual Dinner

On Sunday, September 25, Bris Avrohom of Hillside will be holding their 37th Annual Dinner and 31st Gala Wedding at the Sheraton Parsippany and will also be printing a testimonial journal for this event.

Couples who were denied a religious ceremony in their native countries will be celebrating their religious marriages and affirmation of vows. These couples are

Hatzalah of Union County Receives Donation of New Ambulance

On a beautiful Sunday in September, the Hillside and Elizabeth communities came together for a picnic BBQ and fundraiser sponsored by Yellowstone Capital to benefit Hatzalah of Union County. Although a good time was had by all, the main event was to raise money and assure the future operation and funding of this busy and crucial Hatzalah organization.

In these

Weekend Manhunt Concludes With Suspect’s Capture in Linden

Elizabeth—The day certainly dawned more peacefully on Tuesday, September 20, than the previous two days in Elizabeth, N.J.

As news of an explosion unfolded in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood Saturday night, following others in Seaside Park, N.J., the NYPD and FBI worked

Myron Sugerman Discusses the Jewish Mob at WO Chabad

The anticipation was palpable as Myron Sugerman stepped to the podium on Monday evening. A multi-generational audience sat at rapt attention as they waited for his opening remarks. Sugerman did not disappoint.

“I want to show you how an Israeli patriot born in the United States would have been a gangster, and an American Jewish gangster born in Israel would

West Orange Cub and Boy Scout Pack 365 Kicks Off the New Year

Join Cub and Boy Scout Pack 365 at their kick-off event on September 18 at 5:30 p.m. The scouts will be learning how to start a campfire, cook hotdogs and roast marshmallows. Anyone interested in Cub or Boy Scouts is welcome to attend.

Pack 365 is the local Jewish pack for West Orange, Livingston, South Orange, Montclair and the surrounding areas in New Jersey,

Long-time Jewish Vocational Service Employee Retires

East Orange—Lynne Robbins has announced her retirement from Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS) after 28 years of dedication. Robbins, a resident of Woodland Park, joined the organization in 1988 to fulfill her passion of helping others.

As both a career and placement counselor and the Scholarship Loan Program coordinator, Robbins assisted

Bris Avrohom Holds Seventh Annual Bar Mitzvah Celebration

Bris Avrohom recently held its seventh annual Bar Mitzvah Celebration in Israel for youths from Be’er Sheva and Sedorot, who were from the Former Soviet Union and victims of terror. Rabbi Zalman Gorelik, Executive Director, Be’er Sheva and Rabbi Chananel Pizem, Chabad S’dorot prepared the youths for their bar mitzvah. They rejoiced at this celebration with their

JFS of MetroWest ‘Back to School Series’ Is Back By Popular Demand

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ understands that back-to-school season is a hectic and stressful time for parents and children each year, as certain transition points in school can be particularly challenging. To help alleviate some of the anxiety, JFS is pleased to announce that it is offering a second round of its “Back to School Series.” If your child is

NJ Jewish Film Festival’s Reel Film Series Resumes…With an Exciting Change for Patrons

In a break with the past, the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival has changed and expanded the screening schedule of its popular Reel Film Series to two showings a week: the usual Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., with a repeat screening on Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. This way, if a participant cannot attend one showing, the alternate date provides an option so no one misses

AABJ&D to Present a New Jewish Culture Series

Beginning in September, Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange will be offering the community four classes on Jewish culture. Each course in this new series will offer an opportunity to explore a topic in depth. Depending on the class, classes will meetweekly or monthly. A pilot trimester will begin in September that will run through December. A second trimester will

‘50 Years on Green Lane’ to Begin Next Sunday

On Sunday, Sept. 18, the YM-YWHA of Union will begin its “50 years on Green Lane” celebration. At 1 p.m. Dr. Gilbert Kahn will discuss “ The Importance of the Jewish Vote in the Presidential Election.”  There will also be children’s programs from 12:30 to 2:30—Jewish holiday crafts and make-your-own ice cream sundae. “Lights for Lois,”  a swim-a-thon