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Essex-Union News Briefs

Congregation Etz Chaim Sisterhood Spring Boutique

On Wednesday, April 29, from 6:30–10 p.m., Congregation Etz Chaim will hold its spring boutique. Proceeds will benefit the synagogue’s sisterhood. For more information, contact Faigy Fishman, Office Manager, at 973-597-1655. The shul is located at 1 Lafayette Drive in Livingston.

Tehillim Requested for Yossi Piamenta

Famed Jewish guitarist and singer Yossi Piamenta is in critical condition, having been placed into a medically induced coma as the result of an illness diagnosed a year ago. The self-dubbed “Jewish Rock and Roller,” also known as the “Hasidic Hendrix,” has touched thousands of lives over the years, through his recorded music, live performances, and performances at countless Jewish weddings.

Recently, when singer Naftali Kalfa, who had collaborated with Piamenta and his brother Avi in the past, learned of the singer’s medical situation, he composed the song “Yaancha,” based on the 20th Psalm. Soon after, the two men recorded the song, produced and arranged by Piamenta himself. The song is dedicated to Piamenta and all the sick in Israel.

Piamenta’s family asks for people to daven (pray) and say Tehillim (Psalms) for the speedy recovery of Yosef ben Genia (Piamenta).

Race for the Cure Signups Going on NOW

The Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure will be held this year on Sunday, May 3, at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, West Orange, N.J., beginning at 8 a.m. Please join the many men, women, and children who will be participating to help support finding a cure for breast cancer. Team Dale, based in West Orange, has organized a team again this year. To join, please visit http://northjersey.info-komen.org/goto/teamdale. For information on the North Jersey race in general, please call 908-277-2904 or visit [email protected]. To register or donate,visit http://northjersey.info-komen.org/site/TR/RacefortheCure/SMT_NorthJerseyAffiliate?fr_id=5205&pg=entry.

RKYHS to Show Prime Ministers II

On Sunday, May 3, the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School Parent-Teacher Council will be showing “The Prime Ministers II: Soldiers and Peacemakers”, including never-before-seen footage. The film is based on the bestselling and award-winning book “The Prime Ministers”, by Ambassador Yehuda Avner, and features Michael Douglas as the voice of Yitzchak Rabin and Christoph Waltz as the voice of Menachem Begin.

The event will begin with an Israeli marketplace and wine-and-cheese reception at 6 p.m., followed by the film screening in the JKHA Epstein-Stein Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $36, and corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities are available. For tickets or more information, visit www.jkha.org/primeministers2. JKHA is located at 110 South Orange Avenue in Livingston.

Meir Javedanfar to be Scholar-in-Residence at Etz Chaim

This Shabbat, April 25, Meir Javedanfar will be the Scholar-in-Residence at Congregation Etz Chaim in Livingston. He will be speaking after Shabbat morning services (approximately 11 a.m.), and his topic will be “Iran Nuke Deal—Good or Bad? & Can the Iranian Regime Be Trusted?” Congregation Etz Chaim is located at 1 Lafayette Drive. For more information, please contact 973-597-1655 or [email protected].

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