Six-week Krav Maga course with Chabad

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A six-week course in Krav Maga will be available to men beginning Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 8 to 9 p.m. at Chabad of West Orange, 401 Pleasant Valley Way. Krav Maga is a military self-defense and fighting system developed for the Israel Defense Forces and Israeli security forces derived from a […]

Celebrate Shabbat Shalem in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As part of Jewish Disabilities and Awareness and Inclusion month, Shabbat Shalem on Feb. 8 and 9 will reflect on how to better include people with challenges in the Jewish community — not just for this one Shabbat but all the time. Whatever the disability or challenge, all Jews are entitled […]

Chabad education program to ask tough questions about criminal justice

WEST ORANGE, NJ — This February, Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz of Chabad of West Orange will offer “Crime and Consequence,” a new six-session course by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, exploring 3,000 years of Jewish perspective on conviction, sentencing and criminal rehabilitation. Beginning Monday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m., participants in the course will challenge their […]

Chabad’s Women’s Dinner is smashing success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, Jan. 8, Chabad of West Orange held its annual Women’s Dinner with special guest Judge Rachel Freier. The evening was hosted by Altie Kasowitz, co-director of Chabad of West Orange, and included 130 guests from West Orange and the surrounding communities. “What a delightful evening,” West Orange resident Shirley […]

Judge to speak at Chabad’s annual Women’s Dinner

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Chabad of West Orange welcomes Judge Rachel “Ruchie” Freier to speak at the annual Women’s Dinner — “Encourage. Empower. Inspire.” — on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at 401 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. Freier, a civil court judge in Brooklyn’s fifth district and the first Hasidic woman to […]

West Orange celebrates the Festival of Lights

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange community gathered together Monday, Dec. 3, to celebrate the second night of Hanukkah. Joined by Mayor Robert Parisi and other township residents and officials, Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, of Chabad of West Orange, lit the Hanukkah menorah in front of Town Hall. Photos by Amanda Valentovic

Chabad celebrates season with intense joy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Chabad of West Orange celebrated Yud Tes Kislev, the “Rosh Hashanah of Chasidus,” at the home of Rabbi Mendy and Altie Kasowitz on Tuesday evening, Nov. 27 — 19 and 20 Kislev on the Jewish Calendar. Special guest, Rabbi Boruch Hecht, director of admissions at the Rabbinical College of America, shared […]

Learn with the Chabad rabbi

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Attend a Jewish Learning Institute lecture with Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz on Monday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Chabad of West Orange, 401 Pleasant Valley Way. The lecture — “How Can I Relate to a God I Cannot See?” — will explore if a finite human can have an intimate relation […]

WO Chabad to celebrate 3rd anniversary, Hanukkah

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Chabad of West Orange, 401 Pleasant Valley Way, will celebrate its third anniversary with a special Hanukkah Shabbat fete with special guests the Weinreb Brothers, who are talented vocalists and musicians. On Friday, Dec. 7, at 4:11 p.m., attend a Shabbat candle lighting and Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony, to be followed […]

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