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Ahavath Torah to Feature Rabbi Chaim Poupko on July 26

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The Dor L’Dor Group of Congregation Ahavath Torah will sponsor a “Lunch & Learn” with Rabbi Chaim Poupko on Tuesday, July 26, at 12 p.m. In preparation for Tisha B’Av, Rabbi Poupko will speak about “Heroes and Villains: The Personalities Behind the First Churban.” The program will be open to men and women. There...

DOI’s Rabbi Karpel Named ‘Healthcare Chaplain of the Year’

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Rabbi Zvi Karpel, Chaplain at Daughters of Israel in West Orange, was named “Healthcare Chaplain of the Year” by the Rabbinical Council of America at the organization’s annual conference.

NCJW/Essex Pushes for Common Sense Gun Safety

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Members of NCJW/Essex met up with members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to visit the Morristown office of Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen to discuss the need for common sense gun safety measures.

Pictured (l to r) are NCJW/Essex members Sandra Bayer of Livingston, Phoebe Pollinger of Montclair, Paula Green of South Orange, Penny Sherry of West Orange and Cindy Charney of Livingston.

JFS MetroWest’s Lisa Traiger Receives Humanism in Healthcare Award

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Lisa Traiger, LCSW at JFS Metrowest, received The Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey on July 18. The award is given annually to employees, students and faculty in healthcare who demonstrate extraordinary compassion and kindness in their treatment of patients and families.

$150,000 Raised for Scholarship Funds at JEC Golf Outing

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Scores of JEC families will benefit from the $150,000 raised through the school’s first annual golf outing on July 11.

The event, held at the prestigious Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, drew 100 golfers who represented the breadth of the JEC’s alumni base, feeder and supporting communities, business interests and friends.

The weather was perfect, sunny with just the right amount of breeze to make for a beautiful day on the course. The day commenced with a breakfast spread sponsored by Lawrence Diener, followed by warm-ups at the driving range and a lavish kiddush, complete with cholent, kishke, potato kugel and assorted herring generously sponsored by event...

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