Sunday, May 31, 2020

New Jersey

Robert Kraft to Deliver Keynote Address at Yeshiva University’s 85th Commencement Ceremony

Robert Kraft, founder, chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group and owner of the New England Patriots, will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary doctorate at Yeshiva University’s 85th Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at Madison Square Garden. YU President Richard M. Joel will also


YUConnects Celebrates Its 250th Match!

As we celebrated Pesach with thoughts of “splitting the sea,” the fact that YUConnects announced its 250th engagement last week makes this remarkable accomplishment even more meaningful. In a few short years of existence, YUConnects has been transforming the dating arena for Orthodox Jews. Every match is a


Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of UK, to Receive Touro College Honorary Degree

Touro College President and CEO Dr. Alan Kadish announced today that Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth of the United Kingdom, will receive an honorary degree and address the graduates of the 42nd annual commencement exercises at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center on May


Local Shuls Celebrate ‘Israel at 68’

On Wednesday, May 11, the Orthodox shuls of the Metrowest area invite the entire community to a Yom Hazikaron observance and Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration. This year’s event, “Israel at 68: Remember & Rejoice,” will feature Elliott Brandt, AIPAC Managing Director for National Affairs and Development. The event


Daughters of Israel Celebrates Dedicated Volunteers

Daughters of Israel held its annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on April 18, recognizing close to 100 volunteers who dedicate their time to the Gift Shop, Work Activity Center, Laundry Services, Business Office, Rehab Center, Dietitians’ Office, Shipping and Receiving Department, Thrift Shop and other areas throughout the


Jewish Family Service of MetroWest and Congregation AABJ&D Host Annual Cookie Bake

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest hosted the 2nd annual Cookie Bake in honor of Good Deeds Day at Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange on April 10. Cookie dough was donated by the Jewish Community Housing Corporation and labels were made by the WAE Center. Nearly 100 volunteers baked, packaged and delivered cookies


Yom Hazikaron/Yom Ha’atzmaut Observed at the Union ‘Y’ with Eitan Katz

The entire community is once again invited to the YM-YWHA of Union County, 501 Green Lane, Union, on Thursday, May 12 for the annual Yom Hazikaron Ceremony and Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for people to purchase an Israeli Dinner (from Jerusalem Restaurant) and shop local vendors. The ceremonies will begin at


Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School to Celebrate 68th Annual Dinner

The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy / Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School takes great pleasure in announcing its 68th Annual Dinner to be held on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany, New Jersey.

The school is thrilled to have Sharon and Ed Zughaft as the Guests of


Daughters of Israel Residents Prep for Passover

Daughters of Israel residents (L to R) Roslyn Berman and Doris Silver got a head start on reviewing the Haggadah before the first Passover seder began on Friday evening, April 29.


Ethiopian Israeli MK Avraham Neguise to Speak in Middesex County

Dr. Avraham Neguise, a member of Israel’s 20th Knesset who also serves as chairman of the Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs Committee, will bring his unique perspective as an Ethiopian Israeli to the greater Middlesex and Monmouth county communities from May 10 to May 15.

Neguise will first


Free Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group Coming to Elizabeth

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting an Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group on Friday, May 6, 1–3 p.m. The group is free and open to Alzheimer’s/dementia caregivers in the community and is run in accordance with the Alzheimer’s NJ guidelines. Caregivers are


Genealogy Club of Central Jersey to Discuss Jewish Family Names

The next meeting of the Genealogy Club of Central Jersey (GCCJ), sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey, will take place on Thursday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at Congregation Ahavas Achim, located at 216 S 1st Ave in Highland Park, NJ.

The topic of the meeting will be Jewish Family