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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Essex & Union

Union Y Senior & Adult Programs Begin in September

The YM-YWHA of Union, Adult Department, will begin the 2016-17 season in September. There are special activities, events and programs for both members and non-members alike. Mondays (beginning on Sept. 12) will be a Discussion Group with Sandy and then Senior Yoga with Neshe. Beginning on Tuesdays as of Sept. 6, Dr. Hank Kaplowitz will

Myron Sugerman to Discuss ‘Jews and the Mob’ at Chabad of West Orange

On Monday, September 19, Chabad of West Orange will host Myron Sugerman, who will lecture on the subject of the Mob and its support of the Jews. Sugerman will present a detailed, accurate description of the contributions that the Mob has made throughout history to the betterment of Jewish life. This lecture will dazzle attendees

Webinar on Kids and Substance Use: It’s a Jewish Reality

Our society is facing a crisis of substance use that directly impacts young people of all communities, socio-economic sectors and demographics. The issues range from the dangers of experimentation and one-time use to abuse and addiction.

An upcoming webinar series will share key information vital to

New Jersey Author to Speak at NCJW/Essex Books and Bites Event

LivingstonAuthor Lisa Cocca will lead a discussion about her first published novel, Providence, on Thursday, September 15, at the Books and Bites discussion group hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County (NCJW/Essex). Providence is the story of four generations of females

JFS of Central NJ to Offer Free Alzheimers/Dementia Support Group

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting an Alzheimers/dementia caregiver support group on Friday, September 9, at 1 p.m. The group is free, open to Alzheimers/dementia caregivers in the community and is run in accordance with the Alzheimer’s NJ guidelines. Participants are

Smaller Class Sizes + Individualized Attention = Academic Success at Ashira, a Monsey Girls’ High School Program

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and in the case of Ashira, an integrated girls high school program hosted by Ateres Bais Yaakov in Monsey, truer words were never spoken.

Neither Sarah Levy, head of program, nor Bracha Cohen, the program’s director of student development,

Students Expand STEM Skills With RKYHS Summer ‘Maker Experience’

The STEM Lab at the Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School (RKYHS) in Livingston, NJ, was buzzing with activity this summer. It just saw the completion of the inaugural year of the “Maker Experience,” a summer intensive science and engineering training program for high school students throughout northern New

Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society Welcomed to Hillside/Elizabeth

Hillside—The Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society (RCCS) was greeted again this year by a capacity crowd, graciously hosted by Sarah and Alex Krause in Hillside. Although the Krauses have not needed the services of RCCS, Alex Krause spoke about his recent personal bout with cancer, and how it scrambled his mind and the

Union Y Celebrates 50 Years on Green Lane

Join the YM-YWHA of Union County as it celebrates “50 Years on Green Lane.” A special slate of events will be offered in September to kick off the excitement, beginning on Sunday, September 18, with an Open House from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

During the Open House, Dr. Gil Kahn will offer a lecture at 1

RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Seeks Volunteers

The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties is planning a disaster-kit packing and distribution event where volunteers ages 55 and over will assemble disaster kits to assist seniors in the MetroWest communities in case of an emergency. RSVP is currently recruiting volunteers to participate in the event.

DOI Kicks Off Summer Olympics

The Summer Olympics kicked off at Daughters of Israel on August 5 with a festive opening ceremony. Residents participated in Olympic-related activities including basketball, volleyball, a target toss, trivia, a Brazilian cooking challenge and more!

Pictured is Rosan Mitola, one of the torch

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