Smile on Seniors brings joy through plants for Shavuot

Smile on Seniors brings joy through plants for Shavuot

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Just in time for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, Smile On Seniors, a volunteer-based program run by Chabad of West Orange Co-director Altie Kasowitz, launched P.P.P. — paint pots and plant — to bring joy to local senior citizens.  “COVID-19 has affected everyone; however, our senior community has taken the biggest […]

Essex County Chabads provide masks to health care workers

Essex County Chabads provide masks to health care workers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In a statewide effort by the 61 Chabad Centers in New Jersey to distribute 50,000 masks, Essex County Chabad representatives, Rabbi Mendel Solomon of Chabad at Short Hills and Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz of Chabad of West Orange, delivered thousands of much needed protective masks to doctors and nurses at S. Barnabas […]

Chabad rebbetzin commissions a Torah in her father’s memory

Chabad rebbetzin commissions a Torah in her father’s memory

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Twenty-six years ago, Reb Eliyahu Green died at age 46 after a yearlong illness, leaving behind a widow and 13 children. Now, his ninth child, Altie Kasowitz, who serves as co-director of Chabad of West Orange with her husband, Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, is commissioning a Torah in memory of her father. […]

West Orange celebrate Hanukkah

West Orange celebrate Hanukkah

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Council President-elect Michelle Casalino welcomed Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz of Chabad of West Orange to Town Hall to lead the township’s Hanukkah menorah-lighting ceremony on Dec. 23, the second night of the holiday. Kasowitz’s holiday message called for unity and joy in celebrating the miracle of Hanukkah.

Celebrating Hanukkah with Chabad

Celebrating Hanukkah with Chabad

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Chabad of West Orange will hold its grand anniversary celebration on Friday, Dec. 27, and Saturday, Dec. 28, at its synagogue, 401 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. Experience Shabbos Hanukkah with the Traveling Chassidim with Friday night dinner and soulful services, all starting with the lighting of the Hanukkah menorah […]

Chabad course to help people cope with life challenges

Chabad course to help people cope with life challenges

WEST ORANGE, NJ — This fall, Chabad of West Orange will offer “Worrier to Warrior,” a new six-session course by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, to help people deal with life challenges by accepting themselves and finding meaning in adversity. Beginning Monday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m., participants in the course will take on life’s […]

Friday night dinner with the ‘Traveling Chassidim’

Friday night dinner with the ‘Traveling Chassidim’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Chabad of West Orange will host a Friday night dinner with the “Traveling Chassidim” on Aug. 9 at 401 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange; candle lighting and services will commence at 7 p.m., followed by dinner at approximately 8 p.m. Admission is charged; RSVP at www.chabadwestorange.com/fnd.  The ninth day of […]

Chabad dinner highlights the amazing effects of kindness

Chabad dinner highlights the amazing effects of kindness

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 200 people attended Chabad of West Orange’s annual dinner on June 13 to honor Rachelle and Richard Press, Lina and Felix Kanchik, and Regina and Ruslan Dimarsky. The theme of the dinner was “6.13, Do A Mitzvah!” In the Bible, God gives 613 commandments, or mitzvot, to the Jewish […]

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 […]

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