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 send an email to calendar@eKesher.com.

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


  • Sun 10/20 - Hoshanah Rabbah
  • Sun 10/20 - Shemini Atzeret at night
  • Mon 10/21 - Shemini Atzeret
  • Mon 10/21 - Simchat Torah at night
  • Mon 10/21 - Yizkor
  • Tue 10/22 - Simchat Torah
  • Wed 10/23 - Back to school
  • Sat 10/26 - Bereishit
  • Sun 10/27 - 11:30am Seniors Arts Brunch. Speaker ''Red Apple Rest Stop [Y]
  • Sun 10/27 - 2am Israel turns clocks back 1 hour to Standard Time
  • Mon 10/28 - 10:30am Flu shots. Bring ins. card [Y]
  • Mon 10/28 - Flu shots [Y]
  • Mon 10/28 - JECHS Nigh Seder begins
  • Tue 10/29 - 1st day Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan
  • Wed 10/30 - 11:30am Seniors Harvest Moon Luncheon w Peter Lieberman [Y]
  • Wed 10/30 - 2nd day Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan
  • Wed 10/30 - JECHS & BR gr 10 & 11 PSAT testing

  • Fri 11/1 - JECHS Shabbaton
  • Sat 11/2 - Move clocks back 1 hour late tonight
  • Sat 11/2 - Noach
  • Sun 11/3 - 2am Daylight Savings Time ends. Standard Time begins
  • Mon 11/4 - 11:30am Lunch 'n Learn w Community Rabbis [Y]
  • Tue 11/5 - Election Day
  • Tue 11/5 - JECHS, BR & JEC Lower School Teacher In-Service Day. No classes
  • Wed 11/6 - 6:45pm Community Challah Bake [Y]
  • Wed 11/6 - BR 8th gr BJE exams
  • Fri 11/8 - Nov 8-9 BR Sophomore Shabbaton in Bergenfield
  • Sat 11/9 - Lech Lecha
  • Mon 11/11 - Veterans Day
  • Tue 11/12 - JECHS Open House. Early dismissal
  • Tue 11/12 - Wedding Sapir Kent to Rafi Rabinowitz
  • Wed 11/13 - 6:30pm the JEC will be hosting the NJ Symphony Orchestra
  • Thu 11/14 - 7pm BR Father-Daughter Learn-In
  • Thu 11/14 - BR gr 10 & 11 PRE-ACT testing
  • Sat 11/16 - Vayera
  • Sun 11/17 - 11:30am Arts Brunch ''Jerry Lewis, Man Behind the Clown'' [Y]
  • Sun 11/17 - 9:30am BR Open House for 8th graders & other applicants
  • Mon 11/18 - Men's Farbrengen [BA]
  • Tue 11/19 - JECHS Student-Teacher Conferences & Chesed Trips
  • Wed 11/20 - 11:30am Seniors Thanksgiving Luncheon w Tuvia [Y]
  • Fri 11/22 - Nov 22-23 BR Jr. Class Shabbaton in Passaic
  • Sat 11/23 - Chayei Sarah
  • Sun 11/24 - JECHS Parent -Teacher Conferences
  • Mon 11/25 - BR 8th gr BJE exams
  • Wed 11/27 - Wedding Sima Gold & Andrew Goldstein
  • Thu 11/28 - 1st day Rosh Chodesh Kislev
  • Thu 11/28 - No school
  • Thu 11/28 - Thanksgiving
  • Fri 11/29 - 2nd day Rosh Chodesh Kislev
  • Fri 11/29 - No school
  • Sat 11/30 - Mikeitz

  • Thu 12/5 - At Maariv begin saying Tal Umatar
  • Fri 12/6 - Dec 6-7 BR Freshman Shabbaton in Edison
  • Sat 12/7 - Vayetzei
  • Sun 12/8 - 11:30 Senior Arts Brunch, 50s and 60s Dance Party w David Aarons
  • Sun 12/8 - 7pm Mikvah Yisroel of Springfield Challah Bake
  • Mon 12/9 - 11:30am Lunch 'n Learn w Community Rabbis [Y]
  • Tue 12/10 - BR 11th & 12th gr Career Night for parents & students
  • Sat 12/14 - Vayishlach
  • Sun 12/15 - BR Parent-Teacher Conferences by appt. only
  • Sun 12/15 - Morning Family Chanukah Program [Y]
  • Sun 12/15 - Pre Chanukah Celebration [BA]
  • Tue 12/17 - Farbrengen for Men & Women [BA]
  • Wed 12/18 - 1-7pm Annual Blood Drive @ JEC
  • Fri 12/20 - Dec 20-21 BR Senior Class Shabbaton
  • Sat 12/21 - Vayeshev
  • Sun 12/22 - First Chanukah candle tonight
  • Mon 12/23 - 2nd Chanukah candle tonight
  • Tue 12/24 - 3rd Chanukah candle tonight
  • Wed 12/25 - 10:30am Chinese Food and a Movie ''Three Identical Strangers'' [Y]
  • Wed 12/25 - 4th Chanukah candle tonight
  • Wed 12/25 - 8:30-12 Women's Yom Iyun @ BR
  • Wed 12/25 - 8:30am JECHS Father-Son Program
  • Wed 12/25 - Federal holiday
  • Thu 12/26 - 5th Chanukah candle tonight
  • Fri 12/27 - 6th Chanukah candle tonight before shabbat candles
  • Sat 12/28 - 1st day Rosh Chodesh Tevet
  • Sat 12/28 - 7th Chanukah candle tonight
  • Sat 12/28 - Mikeitz
  • Sun 12/29 - 8th Chanukah candle tonight
  • Mon 12/30 - Chanukah Vacation. No school
  • Mon 12/30 - Last day Chanukah