Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Essex & Union

Bris Avrohom Celebrates Six Years at Newark Airport

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Bris Avrohom runs a daily information stand inside Newark International Airport on a daily basis where hundreds of people pass by, have the opportunity to put on tefillin, daven Mincha, get the weekly thought, obtain information about the Jewish holidays and, most importantly, the

Chabad of West Orange Celebrates Annual Dinner With Special Guests

(Courtesy of Chabad of West Orange) Over 200 people attended the Chabad of West Orange annual dinner, honoring Rachelle and Richard Press, Lina and Felix Kanchik and Regina and Ruslan Dimarsky. The theme of the dinner was 6.13, Do A Mitzvah!

The Presses have a long

Union Y Catapults Day Care to the Next Level

The Union YM-YWHA is approaching the end of its first year under new stewardship, and the leadership team could not be happier, both about what they have accomplished to date and what the future holds. The executive team of COO Jani Jonas, Director of Development and Information Technology Jackie Baranoff and

National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) Addresses Staggering Rate of Jewish Cremation

(Courtesy of NASCK) As a young man, Rabbi Elchonon Zohn began what would become a lifetime career by serving as an overnight shomer for a rebbe at his yeshiva who had died suddenly. His innate sensitivity and eventual expertise in the halachot of death and burial led him to create the National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) in

Rachel Coalition’s Sabrina Stuart Receives Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award

JFS MetroWest is pleased to announce that Sabrina Stuart, LCSW, was selected as a recipient of the Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award. Sponsored by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, this award recognizes the contributions of professionals who work in local direct service healthcare organizations. Those who are

RSVP Center Expands Reading Buddies

The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson counties is thrilled to announce the expansion of its Reading Buddies program, which connects volunteers age 55+ with elementary school students in Essex County, to Hazel Elementary and Redwood Elementary in West Orange.

Bris Avrohom Marks Rebbe’s Prison Release

A farbrengen was held in honor of the 92nd anniversary of the release of the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe from prison on the 12th and 13th of Tammuz. Rabbi 

Mordechai Kanelsky shared the significance of that special day and the message of the

Union Y Plans Casino Night

The Union Y will host Casino Night on Sunday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at the YM-YWHA Union, 501 Green Lane, Union. Great prizes! Sign up now online at uniony.org/casinonight.

Wild Times at the Turtle Back Zoo

Looking for activities for your kids this summer? Consider the Turtle Back Zoo, located at 560 Northfield Ave in West Orange. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for children. The zoo is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

The zoo has many exciting exhibits to visit, such as the giraffe

Kulanu of MetroWest to Launch September 2019

The Greater MetroWest community is excited to announce the launch of Kulanu, a new school dedicated to providing Torah education, spiritual programming and social opportunities to Jewish children in public school, as well as those who were formerly in yeshiva.

Located in the JCC of West

Tuition, Money and the Modern Orthodox Balancing Act

Here’s the Starr family’s weekday routine: I wake up, get my kids dressed and run them off to school (for the older ones) and daycare at our local Y (for the baby). I then head off to work in Manhattan, as does my wife. My wife, after finishing work, drives to the Y and picks up the three kids (the oldest two from the Y after

Bris Avrohom Commemorates Rebbe’s Day

On Monday evening, Bris Avrohom held a farbrengen in honor of gimmel Tammuz, the Rebbe’s day. The guest speaker, Rabbi Yossi Paltiel, mesmerized the audience until midnight, sharing stories about the Rebbe, and more importantly, reminded them to follow the Rebbe’s sage advice of increasing in Torah and mitzvot to speed