Saturday, January 18, 2020

Essex & Union

Psychology Course at Union Y to Begin Sept. 6

The Senior Adult Department of the YM-YWHA of Union is pleased to announce that the course “Discovering Psychology,” which has appeared on public television, will be brought to the Y for a 13-part series beginning on September 6. The course (Wednesdays 10:15–11:30 a.m.) highlights an overview of historic and current theories


MetroWest NCSY to Hold Israeli Wine and Cheese Night

MetroWest NCSY will hold a boutique Israeli wine and cheese night on Sunday, September 11, at 7 p.m. at a private home in Livingston, 35 Surrey Lane.

Taste and discover one of Israel’s

Saying Goodbye to Joseph Wilf, z”l

Elizabeth—The sanctuary of the Elmora Avenue Shul was tangibly somber as Harav Elazar Mayer Teitz, shlita, approached the microphone to address an attendance exceeding one thousand people, with words of comfort and consolation to the family of Mr. Joseph Wilf, of blessed memory. The rav and rebbetzin

Chabad of West Orange to Host Shabbat Nachamu Dinner

The Shabbat following the Three Weeks/Nine Days /Tisha B’Av is called Shabbat Nachamu, the Shabbat of comfort. On Friday evening, August 19, Chabad of West Orange will be hosting an inspirational dinner in honor of Shabbat Nachamu. Candle lighting will be at 7, followed by evening services, with dinner beginning at approximately

JFS MetroWest Awarded State Contract to Administer SHIP

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest has been awarded the contract to administer Essex County SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). SHIP is a statewide program that provides free, objective, confidential help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions about, Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage

Chabad Course to Present Jewish Wisdom on Top Election Issues

In the midst of one of the most contentious election campaigns in recent memory, Chabad of West Orange is set to roll out a new course that sheds profound Jewish light on top election issues. The course is entitled “Gun Control and Immigration: A Comparative Exploration of Talmudic and American Law,” and presents Jewish wisdom on the

RSVP of Essex & Hudson Launches Reading Buddies in Essex County

The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties is thrilled to announce the launch of its Reading Buddies program, which will connect volunteers age 55+ with elementary school students in Essex County.

Reading Buddies seeks to introduce the love of books and increase the literacy of young children.

NCJW’s ‘Back 2 School Store’ Helps Empower Young Students

The National Council of Jewish Women—Essex County Division,“NCJW/Essex,” brought the spirit of tikkun olam to new heights on Sunday, July 31. Together with Congregation B’nai Shalom in West Orange, the organization created a “Back 2 School Store” and resource center for economically

Bris Avrohom Holds Men’s Halacha Class

Bris Avrohom holds a men’s halacha class twice monthly on Monday evenings. Topics include the laws of Shabbat as well as insights into the weekly parsha. The classes are facilitated by Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky, youth and Torah education director at Bris Avrohom, at his home.

Dots & Dashes: Rabbi Donn Teaches Hebrew Basics in Caldwell

Many people learn through osmosis, but questions often remain as to how, exactly, to do certain things. Dots & Dashes is a learning opportunity in a safe environment to help get things straight and know precisely how Hebrew vowels, letters and words sound, are formed and sung. Every member of the group will be taught according to his or

Springfield Hosts ‘Empowering’ Talk on Abuse Awareness

Amudim and Project S.A.R.A.H. came together last week to impart critical chinuch lessons that every parent must know, with the belief that an evening of prevention is worth a lifetime of cure. Dr. David Pelcovitz and Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler, professionals in their fields many times over, came to Congregation Israel in

Costco of Union Kosher Selection Revisited

I paid a follow-up visit to the Union Costco last week to check on their progress in reinstating a significant kosher section. The hope was that Costco would once again stock the store with popular items and products that the average kosher consumer