Thursday, June 04, 2020

New Jersey

Chabad of Montclair Holds Yom Kippur Services

On Yom Kippur, October 11 and 12, join Chabad of Montclair at the Suite Spot, located at 695 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, for warm, easy-to-follow and engaging holiday services. Kol Nidre services will begin at 6:15 p.m. on October 11 and services will begin at 10 a.m. on October 12. Children’s services and babysitting will be available in the morning beginning at


Daughters of Israel Holds Women’s League Luncheon

The annual Daughters of Israel Women’s League “Shop, Lunch and Play” event was held on Monday, September 26, 2016, at Crestmont Country Club in West Orange. Once again a huge success, the event, which included a card party, luncheon and vendor boutique, was generously underwritten by Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf.

All proceeds from the event


Chabad of WO Hosts JRA Volunteers

Chabad of West Orange hosted 150 Jewish Relief Agency volunteers on Sunday, September 11. The volunteers packed, stacked and delivered over 200 food boxes to needy individuals and families throughout the MetroWest area.



NCJW/Essex Lunch and Learn to Feature a Conversation About Gun Violence

Livingston—NCJW/Essex is sponsoring a Lunch and Learn program entitled, “#ENOUGH: A Conversation About Gun Violence,” featuring Mark Barden, Managing Director of Sandy Hook Promise and Kim Russell, Regional Organizing Manager for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The program will take place on Thursday, October 20, from noon to 2


Art Exhibit Presents Common Thread of Holocaust

Whippany—A powerful art exhibit entitled Commonalities, presented by the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest, is displaying donated works of art by Yonia Fain, Marsha Marx, John Less and Chas Palminteri. The works all share a common theme of the Holocaust. The exhibit is open to the public and will be on view through November 18 at the Gaelen


Bris Avrohom Receives Jewish Visitors From Ukraine

A group of Jews from Zhitomar, Ukraine visited the United States in preparation for the upcoming New Year. They first visited the resting place of the Rebbe together with their spiritual leader, Rabbi Shlomo Wilhelm. Afterwards they came to Bris Avrohom’s headquarters in Hillside and had lunch with Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, executive director. They heard


Union Y Chanukahfest Seeks Israeli and Judaic Vendors

One of the Y’s biggest events, ‘Chanukahfest,’ will be held at the 501 Green Lane location on Sunday, November 20, from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. A featured highlight will be the opening of the Kirschenbaum Israel Center, a project of the Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest. The room will feature “everything Israel” and will connect the community to the


Genealogy Club of Central Jersey to Host Guest Speaker

The next meeting of the Genealogy Club of Central Jersey (GCCJ) will be on Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m. at Ahavas Achim Synagogue, 216 South 1st Ave. in Highland Park. The featured speaker will be Steve Stein, who will speak on “Were Your Family Members Telling the Truth? And Other Inaccuracies.”

Have you ever gotten conflicting facts from two or more


Raritan Valley Hadassah to Hold Sukkot Meeting

Join Raritan Valley Hadassah at its general meeting, to be held during Sukkot on Wednesday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m. The group will be treated to a talk by Rabbi David Bassous on the Sephardic customs of Sukkot. The meeting will take place in the Etz Ahaim sukkah (weather permitting) behind Congregation Etz Ahaim, 230 Denison Street in Highland Park. (Walk down the


In Her Father’s Memory, Karen Orgen Donates a Kidney

Our parents and other family members, even those no longer with us, live on in our memories. This past June, Teaneck resident Karen Orgen, 49, marked her father’s 11th yahrzeit, but his larger-than-life presence was still at the forefront of her mind, as was the kidney she hoped to donate to him, that she had hoped would



Mel and Phyllis Zachter OHEL Institute for Training Helps Educate Mental Health Practitioners in NY

OHEL is proud to announce that the Mel and Phyllis Zachter OHEL Institute for Training is one of the first institutions to be recognized by the New York State Education


Bergen County’s Shomer Shabbat Cub Scout Troop Holds Family Fun Day

On Sunday, September 25, Bergen County’s Shomer Shabbat Cub Scout Pack 613 celebrated their First Annual Family Fun Day at Camp Alpine. The event was created as an exciting introduction to Cub Scout fun. New and established families of Pack 613 took the opportunity to meet, mingle and partake of some classic Scout activities such