eKesher Community Calendar – List of Events for 2018

This page contains a list of all scheduled events for 2018 that involve or affect part or all of the Elizabeth-Hillside-Union Jewish community.

To avoid scheduling conflicts, please check this page before scheduling an event.

To add your event to the eKesher calendar, please call Mavis Rosenstein at 908-353-2498 (home) or 908-358-4262 (cell).

Click here for a calendar-style (grid) presentation of all scheduled events.


  • Mon 2/19 - No School
  • Mon 2/19 - Presidents Day
  • Tue 2/20 - 8pm Board Meeting [Y]
  • Fri 2/23 - BR G.O. Shabbaton Fri-Sun
  • Sat 2/24 - EHM Gala Kiddush Luncheaon RSVP
  • Sat 2/24 - Shabbat Zachor. Tetzaveh
  • Sun 2/25 - 6:15pm Zayin Adar Seuda for Chevra Kadisha members. Address by R' Plotnik ''The Power of Commitment'' [JEC cafeteria]
  • Sun 2/25 - 7:30pm Community Zayin Adar Program. Rabbi Henoch Plotnik, from Chicago, ''Left, But Not Abandoned, Appreciating Hashem's Presence in Difficult Times''. Commemorating Renee Rubin's a''h 1st yahrzeit. @ JEC
  • Mon 2/26 - 11:30 Lunch & Learn w Rabbi Herman RSVP Marcy x34 $5, $8 [Y]
  • Mon 2/26 - BR No School. Teacher in-service day
  • Wed 2/28 - 6:15pm Megilla Reading. 7pm ''Purim in China'' Party with live music and Chinese Dinner [BA]
  • Wed 2/28 - After Megilla reading ''Purim in the Islands'' Chagiga [EAS] ($)
  • Wed 2/28 - AI Purim Chagiga following Megilla reading ($) [Wilf Gymnasium, JEC]
  • Wed 2/28 - Purim Megilla at night
  • Wed 2/28 - Taanis Esther

  • Thu 3/1 - 10:30 Purim Megilla & Seuda RSVP Jani xt 19 [Y]
  • Thu 3/1 - 5pm EHM Purim Seudah and Raffle
  • Thu 3/1 - No School
  • Thu 3/1 - Purim & Megilla
  • Fri 3/2 - Shushan Purim
  • Sat 3/3 - 7:30pm Teen CPR Course taught by Hatzalah @ AI
  • Sat 3/3 - Ki Tisa
  • Sat 3/3 - Motzei shabbos - EHM wine tasting & sale. Time TBA
  • Sat 3/10 - Vayakel-Pekudei
  • Sun 3/11 - 11:30am Arts Brunch ''A Sunday w Irving Berlin'' RSVP Jani xt 19 [Y]
  • Sun 3/11 - 11-4 AI Sisterhood Pre Pesach Boutique @ JEC
  • Sun 3/11 - Big Give. Formerly Super Sunday
  • Sun 3/11 - BR Mother-Daughter Student Musical Production
  • Sun 3/11 - YES Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Mon 3/12 - 7pm BR Mother-Daughter Encore Production
  • Tue 3/13 - YES No School. Professional Development Day
  • Wed 3/14 - 10:30am Ershow-Levenberg Model Seder [Y]
  • Sat 3/17 - Vayakel-PekudeiVayikra
  • Sun 3/18 - 1:30am NCJW Carrie Jackson Jazz Cafe [Y]
  • Sun 3/18 - Batmitzvah Mattie Rose Fooksman
  • Tue 3/20 - 8pm Board Meeting [Y]
  • Fri 3/23 - Daylight Savings Time begins in Israel
  • Sat 3/24 - Tzav
  • Sun 3/25 - 3:30pm Israel Center Pre-Pesach Play [Y]
  • Sun 3/25 - Chevra Kadisha Zayin Adar seuda and lecture. TimeTBA
  • Mon 3/26 - 11:30 Lunch & Learn w Rabbi Herman RSVP Marcy x34 $5, $8 [Y]
  • Wed 3/28 - BR & RTMA March 28-Apr 8 Pesach Vacation
  • Thu 3/29 - Search for Chametz at night
  • Thu 3/29 - YES March 29-Apr 8 Pesach Vacation
  • Fri 3/30 - Erev Pesach. Ta'anit Bechorim
  • Fri 3/30 - First Seder
  • Sat 3/31 - First day Pesach
  • Sat 3/31 - Second Seder
  • Sat 3/31 - Tonight Omer 1

  • Sun 4/1 - Second day Pesach
  • Sun 4/1 - Tonight Omer 2
  • Mon 4/2 - Chol Hamoed Pesach
  • Tue 4/3 - Chol Hamoed Pesach
  • Wed 4/4 - Chol Hamoed Pesach
  • Thu 4/5 - Chol Hamoed Pesach
  • Fri 4/6 - 7th day Pesach
  • Sat 4/7 - 8th day Pesach
  • Sun 4/8 - Spring Classes begin for 10 weeks [Y]
  • Sun 4/8 - Tonight Omer 9
  • Mon 4/9 - Back to school
  • Tue 4/10 - 6:30pm Yom Hashoah Dinner & Movie ''Watermarks'' RSVP Jani xt 19 [Y]
  • Wed 4/11 - BR Apr 11-12 Jr Class Historia Trip
  • Wed 4/11 - YES Yom Hashoah at Kean
  • Thu 4/12 - 5pm Yom Ha'atzmaut Community Celebration [Y]
  • Thu 4/12 - Yom Hashoah
  • Fri 4/13 - Apr 13 &14 JEC-EAS & RZA Rabbi Alan Haber Scholar-In-Residence www.mizrachi.org70for70 @ JEC
  • Sat 4/14 - Barmitzvah Eitan Romanoff [EAS]
  • Sat 4/14 - Scholar-In-Residence @ JEC
  • Sat 4/14 - Shemini
  • Sun 4/15 - Tonight Omer 16
  • Mon 4/16 - Rosh Chodesh Iyar
  • Tue 4/17 - 8pm Board Meeting [Y]
  • Wed 4/18 - Yahrzeit Rebbetzin Bessie Teitz ah
  • Wed 4/18 - Yom Hazikaron
  • Thu 4/19 - Yom Ha'atzmaut
  • Fri 4/20 - BR Senior Class Shabbaton
  • Sat 4/21 - Tazria-Metzora
  • Sun 4/22 - 9-3 Mah Jongg Tournament [Y]
  • Sun 4/22 - Tonight Omer 23
  • Mon 4/23 - YES Apr 23-26 Terra Nova Testing
  • Wed 4/25 - 11:30am Spring Luncheon w Flavian, Mind Reader RSVP Marcy xt 34 [Y]
  • Sat 4/28 - Acharei Mot-Kedoshim
  • Sun 4/29 - Pesach Sheni
  • Sun 4/29 - Tonight Omer 30
  • Mon 4/30 - 11:30am Lunch and Learn w R' Herman RSVP Marcy xt 34 [Y]

  • Wed 5/2 - Emor
  • Wed 5/2 - Lag B'Omer tonight
  • Thu 5/3 - 7pm Family Lag B'Omer Party in Israel Center RSVP Danielle xt 49 [Y]
  • Thu 5/3 - Lag B'Omer
  • Sat 5/5 - Emor
  • Sun 5/6 - Omer 37 tonight
  • Mon 5/7 - BR May 7-17 AP Exams
  • Wed 5/9 - BR Sophomore Class Mitzva Trip
  • Sat 5/12 - Behar-Bechukotai
  • Sun 5/13 - Mother's Day
  • Sun 5/13 - Omer 44 tonight
  • Tue 5/15 - 8pm Board Meeting [Y]
  • Tue 5/15 - Rosh Chodesh Sivan
  • Wed 5/16 - 11:30am Volunteer Appreciation Day RSVP Marcy xt 34 [Y]
  • Fri 5/18 - BR No school
  • Sat 5/19 - Bemidbar
  • Sat 5/19 - Erev Shavuot
  • Sun 5/20 - Shavuot I
  • Mon 5/21 - Shavuot II
  • Mon 5/21 - Yizkor
  • Tue 5/22 - Back to school
  • Thu 5/24 - 5:30pm BR Team, Committee Appreciation Night
  • Fri 5/25 - RTMA HS No School
  • Sat 5/26 - Naso
  • Mon 5/28 - Memorial Day
  • Mon 5/28 - No School
  • Tue 5/29 - BR May 29-31 Senior Trip
  • Wed 5/30 - BR May 30 -31 8th gr Graduation Trip
  • Wed 5/30 - Broadway Play ''The Bands Visit'' Must purchase tickets in advance 908-289-8112 [Y]

  • Sat 6/2 - Beha'alotecha
  • Mon 6/4 - 11:30 Lunch & Learn w Rabbi Herman RSVP Marcy x34 $5, $8 [Y]
  • Wed 6/6 - BR Senior Night
  • Thu 6/7 - BR June 7-15 Final Exams Gr 9-11
  • Fri 6/8 - BR Senior Graduation Practice
  • Sat 6/9 - Sh'lach
  • Sun 6/10 - 11am BR Senior Graduation
  • Sun 6/10 - RTMA HS Graduation
  • Mon 6/11 - RTMA MS Graduation
  • Tue 6/12 - 8pm Board Meeting [Y]
  • Wed 6/13 - 7:30pm BR 8th gr Graduation
  • Wed 6/13 - Kindergarten End of Year Celebration
  • Wed 6/13 - Rosh Chodesh Tamuz
  • Thu 6/14 - Rosh Chodesh Tamuz
  • Thu 6/14 - YES Gr. 6G Bat Mitzvah Evening
  • Fri 6/15 - BR 7th & 8th grades Last day of school
  • Fri 6/15 - Nursery Shabbat Party Celebration
  • Sat 6/16 - Korach
  • Sun 6/17 - Father's Day
  • Mon 6/18 - RTMA HS & BR Last day of school
  • Wed 6/20 - 11:30 Senior BBQ w DJ RSVP Marcy xt 34 [Y]
  • Wed 6/20 - YES Last Day of School
  • Sat 6/23 - Chukat
  • Tue 6/26 - Camp Begins for 8 weeks [Y]
  • Sat 6/30 - Balak

  • Sun 7/1 - Fast of Shiva Asar B'Tamuz observed
  • Sun 7/1 - Y Closed
  • Wed 7/4 - Indepenence Day
  • Wed 7/4 - Y Closed
  • Sat 7/7 - Barmitzvah Moshe Safrin
  • Sat 7/7 - Pinchas
  • Fri 7/13 - Rosh Chodesh Av
  • Sat 7/14 - Matot - Masei
  • Sat 7/21 - Devarim
  • Sat 7/21 - Erev Tisha B'Av
  • Sat 7/21 - Shabbat Chazon
  • Sun 7/22 - Rosh Chodesh AvTisha B'Av observed
  • Sun 7/22 - Y Closed
  • Sat 7/28 - Shabbat Nachamu
  • Sat 7/28 - Vaetchanan

  • Sat 8/4 - Eikev
  • Sat 8/11 - Re'eh
  • Sat 8/11 - Rosh Chodesh Elul
  • Sun 8/12 - Rosh Chodesh Elul
  • Fri 8/17 - Y Camp Ends
  • Sat 8/18 - Shoftim
  • Mon 8/20 - Y Mini Camp through Aug 30 (or 31?)
  • Sat 8/25 - Ki Teitzei

  • Sat 9/1 - Ki Tavo
  • Sat 9/1 - Slichot tonight
  • Sat 9/8 - Nitzavim
  • Sun 9/9 - Erev Rosh Hashanah
  • Mon 9/10 - Rosh Hashanah 5779
  • Tue 9/11 - Rosh Hashanah II
  • Wed 9/12 - Tzom Gedalya
  • Sat 9/15 - Shabbat Shuva
  • Sat 9/15 - Vayeilech
  • Tue 9/18 - Erev Yom Kippur
  • Wed 9/19 - Yizkor
  • Wed 9/19 - Yom Kippur
  • Sat 9/22 - Ha'azinu
  • Sun 9/23 - Erev Sukkot
  • Mon 9/24 - Sukkot I
  • Tue 9/25 - Sukkot II
  • Wed 9/26 - Sukkot Chol Hamoed
  • Thu 9/27 - Sukkot Chol Hamoed
  • Fri 9/28 - Sukkot Chol Hamoed
  • Sat 9/29 - Sukkot Chol Hamoed
  • Sun 9/30 - Hoshanah Rabba

  • Mon 10/1 - Shmini Atzeret
  • Mon 10/1 - Simchat Torah tonight
  • Mon 10/1 - Simchat Torah tonight
  • Mon 10/1 - Yizkor
  • Tue 10/2 - Simchat Torah
  • Sat 10/6 - Beraishit
  • Sat 10/13 - Noah
  • Sat 10/20 - Lech Lecha
  • Sat 10/27 - Vayera
  • Sun 10/28 - Daylight Savings Time ends in Israel

  • Thu 11/29 - Barmitzvah Ozzy Weis