eKesher Community Calendar – List of Events for 2019

This page contains a list of all scheduled events for 2019 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.


  • Sat 2/23 - Ki Tisa

  • Sat 3/2 - Vayakel
  • Sun 3/3 - 12-4 Purim Carnival [Y]
  • Sun 3/3 - 9:30am Bagels & Bonds. Learn about Israel Bonds RSVP david.brown@IsraelBonds.com [EAS]
  • Wed 3/6 - Tazria
  • Sat 3/9 - Pekudei
  • Sun 3/10 - 2am Daylight Savings Time begins. Move clocks ahead 1 hour
  • Sun 3/10 - 7:30pm DST Zayin Adar Program for members of the Elizabeth Chevra Kadisha and intersted people. Divrei Torah by our community Rabbonim on a topic related to our holy work. Dinner. RSVP [JEC]
  • Wed 3/13 - Metzorah
  • Sat 3/16 - Shabbat Zachor
  • Sat 3/16 - Vayikra
  • Tue 3/19 - 11:30am Lunch 'n Learn [Y]
  • Tue 3/19 - 8pm Board Meeting [Y]
  • Wed 3/20 - 7pm Purim Feast w Live Music following mincha & 7:30pm maariv @ BA
  • Wed 3/20 - Early Dismissals
  • Wed 3/20 - Erev Purim
  • Wed 3/20 - JEC Purim Chagiga after Megilla reading. RSVP
  • Wed 3/20 - Spring begins
  • Wed 3/20 - Ta'anit Esther
  • Thu 3/21 - 10:30 Megilla Reading & Seudah w Tuvia [Y]
  • Thu 3/21 - No School
  • Thu 3/21 - Purim
  • Fri 3/22 - Shushan Purim
  • Sat 3/23 - Tzav
  • Sun 3/24 - 11:30am Arts Brunch ''Humor Me'' [Y]
  • Sat 3/30 - Shabbat Parah
  • Sat 3/30 - Shmini
  • Sun 3/31 - Spring Classes begin for 10 weeks [Y]

  • Tue 4/2 - 11:30am Lunch 'n Learn [Y]
  • Tue 4/2 - No SchoolFaculty In-Service. No School JEC MS & LS
  • Sat 4/6 - Rosh Chodesh Nisan
  • Sat 4/6 - Shabbat HaChodesh
  • Sat 4/6 - Tazria
  • Sun 4/7 - 1pm NCJW Jazz Concert [Y]
  • Mon 4/8 - 6pm Make Your Own Matzah & Passover Treats. Ages 3-12 ($6) @ BA
  • Wed 4/10 - 10:30am Ershow-Levenberg Intergenerational Seder [Y]
  • Sat 4/13 - Metzorah
  • Sat 4/13 - Shabbat Hagadol
  • Tue 4/16 - 8pm Board Meeting [Y]
  • Thu 4/18 - At night Search for chometz
  • Thu 4/18 - No School through April 28th
  • Fri 4/19 - Fast of the Frst Born
  • Fri 4/19 - First Seder tonight
  • Sat 4/20 - First night of the Omer
  • Sat 4/20 - Second Seder tonight
  • Sun 4/21 - 2nd day Yomtov
  • Sun 4/21 - Omer day 1
  • Mon 4/22 - !st day chol hamoed
  • Tue 4/23 - 2nd day chol hamoed
  • Wed 4/24 - 3rd day chol hamoed
  • Thu 4/25 - 4th day chol hamoed, Erev yomtov
  • Fri 4/26 - Yomtov. 7th day Pesach
  • Sat 4/27 - Yomtov. 8th day Pesach
  • Sun 4/28 - Night 9th day Omer
  • Mon 4/29 - Back to School

  • Wed 5/1 - 6:30pm Holocaust program at Kean
  • Thu 5/2 - Yom Hashoah
  • Sat 5/4 - Acharei Mot
  • Sun 5/5 - Night 16th day Omer
  • Sun 5/5 - Rosh Chodesh Iyar
  • Mon 5/6 - Rosh Chodesh Iyar
  • Wed 5/8 - Yom Hazikaron
  • Thu 5/9 - 6-9pm Community Yom Hazikaron - Yom Ha'atzmaut Event [Y]
  • Thu 5/9 - Yom Ha'atzmaut
  • Sat 5/11 - Kedoshim
  • Sun 5/12 - Mothers' Day
  • Sun 5/12 - Night 23rd day Omer
  • Tue 5/14 - JEC 78th Annual Dinner @ Westmount Country Club, Woodland Pk
  • Wed 5/15 - Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon w Joe Fisher [Y]
  • Sat 5/18 - Emor
  • Sun 5/19 - Night 30th day Omer
  • Sun 5/19 - Pesach Sheni
  • Tue 5/21 - 11:30am Lunch 'n Learn [Y]
  • Tue 5/21 - 8pm Board Meeting [Y]
  • Thu 5/23 - 5-6:30pm BA Lag B'Omer BBQ w Music & Games @Gan Yonina Park, North Av, Hillside
  • Thu 5/23 - Lag B'Omer
  • Sat 5/25 - Behar
  • Sun 5/26 - Night 37th day Omer
  • Mon 5/27 - Memorial Day
  • Mon 5/27 - No School

  • Sat 6/1 - Bechukotai
  • Sun 6/2 - Night 44th day Omer
  • Sun 6/2 - Yom Yerushalayim
  • Tue 6/4 - 11:30am Lunch 'n Learn [Y]
  • Tue 6/4 - 7:30pm Annual Meeting [Y]
  • Tue 6/4 - Rosh Chodesh Sivan
  • Fri 6/7 - 12pm Dismissal all JEC classes
  • Fri 6/7 - BR No School
  • Sat 6/8 - B'midbar
  • Sat 6/8 - Erev Shavuot
  • Sun 6/9 - 1st day Shavuot
  • Sun 6/9 - Shavuot Dairy Kiddush w ice cream, cheese cakes following shacharis @ BA
  • Mon 6/10 - 2nd day Shavuot
  • Fri 6/14 - Last Day of School JEC HS
  • Sat 6/15 - Nasso
  • Sun 6/16 - Fathers' Day
  • Sun 6/16 - JEC HS & BR Graduations
  • Mon 6/17 - JEC MS 8th grade Graduation
  • Tue 6/18 - BR 8th grade Graduation
  • Tue 6/18 - Last day of school BR & Middle School
  • Wed 6/19 - 11:30am BBQ Luncheon w Russ Martone [Y]
  • Wed 6/19 - Lower School - Last Day of School
  • Sat 6/22 - Behalotcha
  • Tue 6/25 - Camp Begins thru August 15th [Y]
  • Sat 6/29 - Shelach
  • Sun 6/30 - Summer Classes Begin for 6 weeks [Y]

  • Wed 7/3 - Rosh Chodesh Tammuz
  • Thu 7/4 - Independence Day
  • Thu 7/4 - Rosh Chodesh Tammuz
  • Thu 7/4 - Y closed
  • Sat 7/6 - Korach
  • Mon 7/8 - 7:30pm Vision Chassidic Melody & Inspiration. Dinner & Guest Speaker for men & women @ BA
  • Sat 7/13 - Chukat
  • Sat 7/20 - Balak
  • Sat 7/27 - Pinchas

  • Fri 8/2 - Rosh Chodesh Av
  • Sat 8/3 - Matot - Masei
  • Sat 8/10 - Devarim
  • Sat 8/10 - Shabbat Chazon
  • Sun 8/11 - Tisha B'Av
  • Fri 8/16 - Tu B'Av
  • Sat 8/17 - Shabbat Nachamu
  • Sat 8/17 - Vaetchanan
  • Wed 8/21 - 11:30am Senior Summer Luau [Y]
  • Sat 8/24 - Eikev
  • Sat 8/31 - Re'eh
  • Sat 8/31 - Rosh Chodesh Elul

  • Sun 9/1 - Rosh Chodesh Elul
  • Mon 9/2 - Labor Day
  • Sat 9/7 - Shoftim
  • Sat 9/14 - Ki Teitzei
  • Sat 9/21 - Ki Tavo
  • Sat 9/28 - Nitzavim
  • Sun 9/29 - Erev Rosh Hashanah
  • Mon 9/30 - 1st day Rosh Hashanah 5780

  • Tue 10/1 - 2nd day Rosh Hashanah 5780
  • Tue 10/8 - Erev Yom Kippur. Slichot tonight
  • Wed 10/9 - Yom Kippur
  • Mon 10/14 - First night Sukkot
  • Tue 10/15 - First day Sukkot
  • Wed 10/16 - 2nd day Sukkot
  • Thu 10/17 - Chol hamoed Sukkot
  • Fri 10/18 - Chol hamoed Sukkot
  • Sat 10/19 - Chol hamoed Sukkot
  • Sun 10/20 - Chol hamoed Sukkot
  • Mon 10/21 - Shemini Atzeret
  • Mon 10/21 - Simchat Torah at night
  • Tue 10/22 - Simchat Torah

  • Sun 12/22 - First Chanukah candle tonight
  • Mon 12/23 - 2nd Chanukah candle tonight
  • Tue 12/24 - 3rd Chanukah candle tonight
  • Wed 12/25 - 4th Chanukah candle tonight
  • Wed 12/25 - Federal holiday
  • Thu 12/26 - 6th Chanukah candle tonight
  • Fri 12/27 - 7th Chanukah candle tonight
  • Sat 12/28 - 8th Chanukah candle tonight
  • Sun 12/29 - Last day Chanukah