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ESSEX AND UNION NEWS BRIEFS

Uncle Moishy is Coming to Town

Elizabeth—On Sunday August 23, the youth department of Adath Israel of Elizabeth is excited to present: Uncle Moishy, Live in Concert. What a great way for the whole family to wind up a great summer!

The concert will take place at the JEC Gym—330 Elmora Avenue in Elizabeth. Plenty of free parking on the premises. Close to both Westfield Avenue and Morris Avenue.

The concert time is perfect for a Sunday family event: 10 a.m. to 12 noon, so everyone still has the long afternoon available for other events, family activities and projects. The cost is a very reasonable $15 per ticket for adults and children in advance, and $18 at the door.

Sponsorships are available. All sponsorships include six tickets. Sponsor levels are: $360—“Hey Dum Diddly Dum”; $250—“Big Gedalia Goomber”; $180—“Mitzvah Man”; and $100—Family Sponsor. Bring all of your young ones, or bring a few others’ kids, and use the sponsorship opportunity to maximize your value while supporting this great and important program at AI.

Your kids will talk about this for weeks, so treat them to an amazing and easy-to-get-to “end of summer” event, while supporting Torah-centered programs for our local kids.

For questions, to sponsor or other information, contact the AI youth directors Shayna and Raphael Karlin at [email protected].

To purchase tickets in advance, visit the website https://www.adathisraelshul.org/programs/um.

Educational Technology Programming for Students of All Ages at JCC Metrowest

West Orange, NJ—JCC MetroWest is proud to partner with TEKI to launch premier technology programs beginning this fall for students of all ages. TEKI, an acronym for Technology Education Knowledge Instruction, specializes in creating energized and fun-filled educational environments and will offer programs enriched with Science, Engineering and Mathematics at the Leon and Toby Cooperman JCC, Ross Family Campus, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange.

“Teaching technology is fascinating because students are creating their own designs, worlds and masterpieces as you help guide them in a responsible way,” said TEKI Founder Howard Weinrib. “Our goal is to prepare a community of successful innovative learners for active citizenship, career exploration and further education beyond our services.”

Experienced technology educators will lead classes designed to turn students into the digital leaders of the 21st century. Classes are offered after school on weekdays for Grades K-8. Fun and exciting new programs, exposing students to different aspects of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum, include: Educational Technology Using Science, Engineering and Mathematics; Educational Technology Using Language and Digital Arts; Simple Machines/Robotics and Engineering; Coding and Programming Using Minecraft; Animation and Video Game Creation; Minecraft Modding and Math; 3D Animators and Video Game Development and Design.

A JCC Robotics Team will be offered. The robotics coach will support students with an emphasis on programming and teamwork. Each of the projects begins with a robotics research simulation question in which students are guided step by step through the building and programming of a new solution and technological answer. The goal is to compete in local and in-house tournaments in the future.

“Not only does his success speak for itself, but I have had the opportunity to personally witness Howard’s skillful, creative and passionate approach. He and his staff inspire imagination and motivate inventiveness. We are excited by the possibilities TEKI offers for children in our community,” said Alan Feldman, CEO JCC MetroWest.

Registration is now open. For more information, please contact Katy Strulson at 973-530-3915 ([email protected]) and visit www.jccmetrowest.org/teki.

Union Y 2015 Shaliach Program Comes to a Close

A farewell and thank-you dinner was held this past week for the eight host families who housed three Israeli counselors for the summer. “Bringing Israel to the Y camps” is one of the most important components of the program. Pictured is Maor Tiri, head community shlichah, with host family children, Shiran Ovidia and Kayla Speyer. The final day of camp was Tuesday, August 18th. Early double bonus coupons for Summer 2016 registrations are available online at www.unionycamps.org or by calling 908-289-8112.

40 Women Bake Challah for Tu B’Av

In honor of Tu B’Av, 40 ladies and girls gathered to participate in a challah-baking event. The women prepared the dough, separated the challah, made the bracha of “Hafrashas Challah” and recited the special Yehi Ratzon, praying and asking unanimously for health, happiness, shalom bayis, parnassah, children, shidduchim and, of course, the imminent coming of Mashiach for klal Yisrael.

While the dough was rising, the crowd danced away to lively music. A special Dvar Torah was delivered by Mrs. Chaya Kanelsky, explaining the meaning of Tu B’av.

The hostess of the event was Rebbetzin Shterney Kanelsky, who greeted everybody, explained the importance of the mitzvah of challah and expressed thanks and appreciation to all the participants. Special thanks went to Sara Wilansky and daughter Leah for assistance in putting the evening together. Distinctive recognition was given to Rivky Kanelsky, who baked and set up all the necessities for this evening.

The event was created to strengthen the unity and Ahavas Yisrael of our community through fun in a spiritual way!

For more information on upcoming events, you can visit Bris Avrohom’s website at www.brisavrohom.org or contact Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky at 908-289-0770.

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