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Bet Dovid in Caldwell Presents Vegan Cooking and Nutrition Classes

On Mondays in February, and possibly beyond, Rabbi Donn Gross of Congregation Bet Dovid in Caldwell, New Jersey, will offer classes in vegan cooking and nutrition.

Rabbi Donn, aka “the health rabbi,” has been an outspoken proponent of a meat-free diet for 26 years. Those who have partaken in the Bet Dovid kiddushes, or have been guests at Rabbi Donn’s, know well the delicious tastes of his food. Join Rabbi Donn in the kitchen as he shares his secrets and techniques to empower and enable you to prepare beautifully crafted meals to satisfy all.

By having a mentor and a motivator, by seeing how one shops (the class will go to the store together), by seeing how food is prepared and made, by learning about the massive benefits of a vegan diet and by being with others who have signed on to the philosophy, we learn to gradually make healthy changes because they improve us physically and spiritually. The Bet Dovid cooking and nutrition classes will give you a wholesome and reverent outlook on your life. Take the steps to learn how simple and how stimulating vegan cooking is.

The class will make the food and then feast on it.

$50 covers all food and classes, $15 for individual lessons. The class will meet on February 13, 20, 27 and possibly additional classes.

Class size is limited—first come, first served.


Congregation Etz Chaim Sponsors Rabbi Doron Perez of Mizrachi This Shabbat

Please join Congregation Etz Chaim in Livingston as they welcome guest speaker Rabbi Doron Perez, chief executive of the Mizrachi World Movement, this Shabbat, Parshat Beshalach, February 10 and 11.

Rabbi Perez will speak on Friday night, February 10, delivering a five-minute drasha entitled “Israel, an Ongoing Miracle of Biblical Proportions.” He will speak again on Shabbat morning, February 11, presenting a half-hour source-based shiur on “Solving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict—A Profound Lesson From Our Parasha.” Finally, Rabbi Perez will give a 15-minute talk after shacharit on “Tu’ B’shvat, Tomatoes and the Miraculous Revival of the Land of Israel.”

All are welcome. Congregation Etz Chaim is located at 1 Lafayette Drive.


JFS Schedules Caregivers and Siblings of Children With Special Needs Support Groups

A support group for siblings of children with special needs, ages 9 to 13, will take on Wednesday, February 15, from 6 until 7:15 p.m., at the Jewish Family Service of Central NJ—Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ. The group will be led by Vangie Vargas, LCSW, and is free and open to the community. Pizza will be served. (Dietary laws observed.)

A support group for parents/caregivers of children with special needs will take place on Wednesday, February 22, from 7:30 until 9 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center of Central NJ, 1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains. The group is free and open to the community.

The groups are both sponsored by Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-profit, non-sectarian health and social service agency with offices in Elizabeth and Mountainside, New Jersey.

Kindly register for either group by contacting Jessica Shea-Brown, [email protected], or call 908-352-8375.


Join Chabad of Montclair for Tu B’Shvat Women’s Night Out

Chabad of Montclair presents a women’s night out in honor of Tu B’shvat. Celebrate the Jewish new year for the trees with a fruit carving and decor workshop with the talented Sheina Herrera. Enjoy exotic fruits and wines from the holy land of Israel, and celebrate the mystical flavors of Tu B’shvat.

The program will be held on Monday, February 13, at 7:15 p.m. at Chabad of Montclair, 9 Carriage Way in Montclair (please park on S. Mountain Ave, or the top of Carriage Way).

Light refreshments will be served. The cost is $15 per person or $54 to be a sponsor.

For more information, please call Ita at 862-324-5077 or email her at [email protected].

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