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Community Board
Public interest announcements, general notices, lost & found, services offered/sought, information/advice sought, person/people/groups sought, etc.
Join us for the 6th Annual Booksale at the Elmora Branch Library (740 W. Grand St.) Paperbacks, Hardcovers, Paintings, and More. Saturday, December 22 - Monday, January 7. Paperbacks $0.50 (3/$1), Hardcovers $1 (4/$3) plus special pricing days. Sale Hours: M/W/Th 9:30-8:30, T/Sa 9:30-4:30, F 10:30-4:30, Sunday 12:30-3:30. Exceptions: Closed: M 12/24, T 12/25, T 1/1 (M 12/31 9:30-3:30). Robert Barbanell - 9083534820, rbarbanell@elizpl.org (Dec 17)

The Elmora Branch Library (740 W. Grand St.) has Judaica books in need of a good home. The items include: Encyclopedia of Jewish American Artists, Great Jewish Statesmen, Great Jews in the Performing Arts, Famous Musicians of Jewish Origin, and the 3-volume set, The Encyclopedia of Judaism. For more titles and information, please contact librarian Nancy Berkenfeld (nberkenfeld@elizpl.org) or librarian Robert Barbanell (rbarbanell@elizpl.org). Robert Barbanell - 9083534820, rbarbanell@elizpl.org (Dec 17)

husband's coat was taken from the lunchroom table this Shabbos, Dec. 15th. please return his coat to us. call 908-352-9409. thank you. Helen. Helen Beim - 9083529409, beimhelen@gmail.com (Dec 15)

Raffle Gala at the "Y" Sunday, January 13th @6pm. Join us for a new venue that promises to be an amazing evening! Tickets ( chance to win all expense trip for two to Israel) are $100. Admission is $136. Couple prices also. Ad Journal opportunities too! Visit www.uniony.org for all the information and forms. 501 Green Lane, Union. 908-289-8112. Jani jonas - 908-289-8112, janikj@uniony.org (Dec 12)

From Camp Chaverim & Camp Ahava at the "Y". Summer is around the corner and we are getting ready for you! All registrations will be on-line, expected to be launched next month. Meanwhile you can reserve your space with a special early discount coupon ( good through Dec 31st). Don't be left out in the cold....www.uniony.org/Camp or call us at 908-289-8112. Jani Jonas - 908-289-8112, janijk@uniony.org (Dec 12)

At the Y on Tuesday , Dec 25th: Chinese Food and a Movie...11am, "Y" award winning documentary by Ferne Pearlstein. Followed by Tokyo Hibatchi lunch buffet. $10 ($8 members). Must reserve and pay in advance. 908-289-8112 or email : seniordirector@uniony.org. Jani Jonas - 908-289-8112, janikj@uniony.org (Dec 12)

Join the EHM Sisterhood for a Pre-Tu B'Shevat Seder on Monday, January 7 @ 8pm at the YM-YWHA of Union County 501 Green Lane, led by Yael Bleicher. Come join us as we taste & enjoy the Seven Species of the Land of Israel including a wide variety of fruits, grains and wine/grape juice. Cost $10. Sponsorship are available. To RSVP and for any questions, please email EHMsisterhood@gmail.com. Looking forward to seeing you there! Yael Bleicher - ehmsisterhood@gmail.com (Dec 11)

We are collecting donations of any amount to honor the memory of the mother of Pinchas Kasirer (of One Stop Kosher). Donations will go towards the JEC Beis Medrash renovation, with a plaque dedicated to Mrs. Kasirer, AH. Please send donations to Paypal at david613@gmail.com, Venmo at david613, or drop off cash at 198 Nottingham Way in Hillside by 12/21. ILANA ADAMS - 2013705709, ilanaadams@gmail.com (Dec 11)

HairByAriella Licensed Hair Dresser Will Come To Your Home Hair Cutting / Styling Highlights /Color Keriton Treatments Wig styling And cutting. ariella trachtenberg - 9174027576, ariellatrachtenberg@yahoo.com (Dec 9)

Rabbi Michoel Zylberman, Assistant Bochein for RIETS and Geirus Coordinator for the RCA and Beis Din of America, will give a special shiur on Wednesday, December 19th on the topic, "Establishing Jewishness in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities." Pre-shiur food provided by Tokoyo Hibachi. Program begins at 8pm and concludes with Maariv. There is no charge for the event. Cong Anshe Chesed 1000 Orchard Terrace, Linden, NJ. Please RSVP to rabbihess@anshechesed.org. Congragetion Anshe Chesed - 9084868616, rabbihess@anshechesed.org (Dec 5)

Do you have questions about services for seniors or their caregivers? Come visit the Aging Services Kiosk at the Elmora Branch Library (740 W. Grand St., Friday, December 14, 10 am - 12 pm), and speak to our specialist from the Division on Aging and get answers to questions on: Pharmaceutical Assistance, Home Energy Assistance/USF, Cooling Assistance, Home Care, Home Delivered or Congregate Meals, Medicaid Eligibility, Social Security, Caregiver Relief Programs, Transportation, and much more! Robert Barbanell - 908-487-7889, rbarbanell@elizpl.org (Dec 3)

As a token of hakarat hatov, I would like to personally thank all of you who contributed to RCCS to help me exceed my fundraising goals! With your help, we raised over $4000 for RCCS! May you all be blessed with good health and success, and may you never EVER need RCCS's services! Jessica Savitt - 9084694478, savittfamily@aol.com (Nov 28)

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Exchange/For Sale
New or used goods for sale or trade, selling/seeking an automobile, sellling/renting/seeking a house or apartment, household merchandise, etc.
For Sale: 100% Leather couch and loveseat, 4 reclining seats. 2 years old. Great condition. Pics on request. $1400 OBO. Doron Greenspan - 732-277-9234, dorongreenspan@gmail.com (Dec 17)

New (inside wrapping) high profile car backrest manufactured by Fellowes. Esther Lemis - 908 316 2480, teychincanche@icloud.com (Dec 13)

For sale: 2013 Honda Civic LX, 48,000 miles, brown, $9000. Car runs well but has some cosmetic damage on the front right passenger door. It is currently located in Brooklyn but can be brought to Elizabeth for showing. For more information, please contact Naomi at ngold086@gmail.com or call/text 908-616-5932. Naomi Gold - 908-616-5932, ngold086@gmail.com (Dec 11)

Gali Couture Sheital Sale! December 17th from 7pm-10pm. 800 Gebhardt Ave, Elizabeth NJ, 07208. Alexandra Illish - 9177025084, sandy_braun@hotmail.com (Dec 4)

Free 19 inch Tv good condition works well. Very heavy pick up only. Irwin bruck - 908-289-4655, eibruc4@gmail.com (Nov 29)

2 month old fully automatic hospital bed with rolling bedside tray table located in Union. $600 or best offer for both. Stuart - 201-412-9799, chopsrtops@aol.com (Nov 29)

Artist Drawing Table, Adjustable Chair and Taboret for supplies. (Picture available if interested) $75.00. KarenO - 908-289-6573, kareno249@verizon.net (Nov 29)

2016 dark gray Mazda 3 iTouring 31,000 miles, Great car/condition seeking someone to take over finance agreement. Owner will subsidize part of the payment. Contact Chaya harshoshana@gmail.com if interested. Rochelle Brodsky - 908-469/7907, harshoshana@gmail.com (Nov 27)

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Help wanted, seeking employment
Handyman-Mr. Dependable no job too small, Specialize in electrical work Lic.#3969,carpentry ,painting and all other phases of repair and new installations Please call charlie 9732589258. Mr Dependable - 9732589258, ctennen2@yahoo.com (Dec 17)

Can anyone recommend a reputable carpet cleaning company? Thank you. dasi - dasigoldsmith2@gmail.com (Dec 16)

Cheder Menachem, conveniently located in North Brunswick, NJ is looking to hire a Middle School General Studies teacher. M-Th 1-3:15 PM warm atmosphere - supportive working environment - competitive salary - small classes Please email your resume to gazimov@chedernj.org. Goldie Azimov - 7324293249, gazimov@chedernj.org (Dec 16)

Seeking office assistant to work full time. Please contact me at (908)422-2844. Yitz - 908-422-2844, bobbie1836@yahoo.com (Dec 13)

Seeking female teacher to teach young adult woman to learn Pro Tools program in Boro Park. Please call. Yehudis - 7189724477, yehudis1358@gmail.com (Dec 6)

I am looking for someone to pick up my two boys (ages 6 & 3) from JEC and watch them at home from 3:30-5:30 Monday-Thursday. Shana Alayev - 917-202-6951, shoshana.alayev@gmail.com (Dec 5)

Home health care aide now available due to passing of previous client. Sister of (and substitute for) the person who cared for my mother Z"L for the last 4 years of her life; speaks English well, has a basic working knowledge of kashrus & shemiras shabbos. Contact me for name and telephone number. Mark Grebenau - 9734646341, geri.g@prodigy.net (Dec 5)

Seeking Math or Science Teacher. Yeshiva high school located in Carteret, NJ. Flexible afternoon hours, between 3:30 and 6:30 pm. Please submit resume to erosenberg@ygoc.org. Elimelech Rosenberg - 732-969-2497 ext.113, erosenberg (Nov 28)

Looking for part-time work from home. Extremely organized, meticulous, and responsible. Thank you. Hadassa - 7326788014, hadassaroberg@gmail.com (Nov 25)

Handyman-Mr.Dependable, no job too small, carpentry,painting ,specialized in electrical workLic.#3969 and all other phases of work. New installations and repair old.Please call charlie 9732589258. Charlie - 9732589258, ctennen2@yahoo.com (Nov 21)

Looking for a full time secretary Monday- Thursday located Nj if interested please send resume to hr@manhattanbakeshop.com. hershy - 7184751919, hr@manhattanbakeshop.com (Nov 21)

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Community Resources
Goods and services available from community members, local organizations, and select local merchants. Please let us know if you find any information here that is incorrect or out of date.
  • Baby Gmach A great help if you need baby stuff for long or short terms. Items include car seats, strollers, crib, exersaucer, bouncy seat, etc. Donations of all kinds of equipment welcome! Please call Charla or Steve to arrange for drop-offs and pick-ups: 908-994-1163, schnipper@yahoo.com
  • Bentscher Gmach - A donation to Kulanu Yachad will get you all of the bentschers that you need for your simcha or any occasion. Email mricklis@gmail.com to arrange pick-ups and returns.
  • Kulanu Yachad Local tzedaka organization accepts your donations and helps local families and individuals in need. Contact Dasi Goldsmith 558-1920 or Debbie Oratz 527-1468.
  • Medical Equipment Gemach Contact Moshe Pasternak at 917-733-0098.
  • Mincha Times Spreadsheet of Mincha times in Union County area
  • The Simchas Zelig Hotline Offering answers to questions in all Torah Subjects, help reviewing for exams in Jewish studies, free mentorships and much more. 1) Call 206-376-8873, 2) Leave your question on the voicemail along with a callback number and the best time to reach you, 3) Our trained staff tries to respond to everyone within 24 hours.
  • Tiferes Lea - Silk Floral Centerpieces for your simcha or event (named after our mother, a"h). For photos of some sample arrangements (we custom-make them according to your preference), please visit https://app.box.com/v/tiferesleaflowergemach (Colors available: light green, light blue, dark blue, cranberry, white, pink, yellow, lavender, dark purple, black). Requested donation of any amount to Rivkah Laufer Bikur Cholim (named after our grandmother, a"h). Dasi Goldsmith - dasigoldsmith2@gmail.com
Accounting Services
  • Accounting software and billing services. 20 yrs exp. Specializing in customizing Quickbooks for construction, realty and attorney offices. Full consulting, Web site, networking avail. Steve or Karen 908-624-1222, steven.buch@gmail.com
Aliya Guidance
  • If you or someone you know are thinking about making Aliyah, contact Olim Advisors. We will personally hold your hand step by step before your Aliyah and after arriving in Israel. We will help solve problems and save you time and money. We can go with you to the bank, schools, and different government offices. We will advocate for you, translate and call on your behalf. Olim Advisors is here to guide you. Contact us now for a consultation. Lara Itzhaki - 201-503-4705, litzhaki@olimadvisors.com (added Dec 2017)
  • Biofeedback and neurofeedback to address hypertension, chronic pain, diabetes, and ADHD, right here in Elizabeth! Reasonable rates, convenience and effective outcomes. Ellie Wolf, MS, BCB, Fellow BCIA - 847-308-1424, fearbuster.ellie@gmail.com
Bris Outfit Gemach
  • I have a collection of magnificent knit Italian bris outfits with matching delicate blankets and pillows, clean and ready for use. Contact me to borrow a set for your simcha. Rivki Kumer - 347-898-4000, rivkikumer@gmail.com
Building Contractors
  • A-Z contracting: Contact us for bathrooms renovations, kitchens, attics, basements, plumbing, electric, trim work, painting, tiling and hardwood flooring installations. Affordable pricing all work is insured. Yossi 646-369-4994, yzablocki@yahoo.com
  • Call Swissa Construction for home remodeling, plumbing, painting, electric work, roofing, siding, floors, tile and marble, bathrooms, metal railings, outside stairs, etc. Excellent prices, free estimates. Free emergency heating services to senior citizens. Local, Shomer Shabbat, available 24/6. Tzion Swissa 908-966-1044.
Chores & Errands
  • We help make people's lives easier. Do you need help with tasks, daily chores, typing, or local drop off/pick up? Recovering from surgery/illness and need an extra hand? Overnight services are also provided. Elizabeth Marasco 908-906-0604, liz@errandsnchores.net, www.errandsnchores.net
  • The Kloz Klozet carries name brand women's, teens and children's fashionable clothing for the frum community. Sarah Mintz - sarahmintz@gmail.com, 917-913-2129
College applications
  • Need help with college applications? I am an independent educational consultant, and I assist high school students and their parents with the college application process. Call David Twersky (908-591-1197) for a FREE one hour consultation. David Twersky - 908-591-1197, dztwersky@gmail.com
Computer/IT Assistance
  • Moishe Adler 973-232-6555
  • Mikhail Kruglyak 908-612-1699, tegron@gmail.com
  • Jonathan Zekry 347-789-7122, support@highlifesystems.com
  • Mike Cheslow - 732-595-8346, kcitechnologysolutions@gmail.com - IT support/technology integration; Small and medium size businesses, specializing in medical and dental practices. Remote and on-site technical support/technology installations at fair and honest prices.
Doula Services
  • Mother-to-Mother for expectant mothers. Private physical, emotional and informational support for entire labor and delivery period. Sensitivity to Halacha. Sliding fee scale available. Malka Korbman RN, BSN, Certified Birth Doula, LMSW 908-295-4487 (cell), malkakorbman@gmail.com
  • I am a DONA-certified Labor Coach and I would love to help you through your pregnancy, labor, and birth! Having a Doula reduces the chance of interventions by as much as 28%! Call for a free initial meeting. Bracha Hoffer - 718-360-6273, brachadoula@gmail.com
  • I am a doula currently certifying with Birth Arts International, booking clients at reduced rates while I complete my certification. Contact me so we can discuss how I can support you for your ideal birth! Shana Lowell - 908-943-5687, njbirthdoula@gmail.com
Dyslexia Tutoring
  • Certified Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner available for tutoring. The Wilson Reading System is a highly acclaimed method that has helped many students of all ages with reading disabilities and focuses on decoding, vocabulary and phonemic awareness. The results are improved accuracy and fluency. Yossi Kenigsberg - 908-303-6924, ykberg18@gmail.com
eBay Selling
  • Want to sell an item on eBay but don't know how? I can sell your antiques, electronics, sports memorabilia and more. Azriel Kimmel 973-715-9018, kimkimproducitons@gmail.com
Fitness & Nutrition
  • Personal training, small group training, Yoga, Zumba, Boot Camp classes. Ready to improve your lifestyle and wellness. Neshe Antelis 908-353-4341, nantelis@gmail.com
Gardening Handyman Services
  • Shomer Shabbos Handyman available for all your needs large and small. We will even change your light bulbs. Insurance and Licensed, recommendations from the community are available. David Artman 973 868 0725, dave@handiesthandyman.com
  • Furniture repair, light electric wiring, hanging shelves, repair bike tire flats, light sewing, cooking, machine caning, rushing. Norma Hall 908-241-7709
Health Consultant
  • Do you struggle with lack of sleep, anxiety, depression, feeling stuck or difficulty with weight loss? I can help you transform your life and reclaim your power and health by discovering what it is you truly want. Increase your emunah and bitachon, leading to harmony and hormonal balance. Carolyn Chaya Battino - info@foodlabelmaven.org, 908-344-7979.
Judaica & Personalized Gifts
  • Monograms for all occasions. Bar Mitzvas Weddings Etc... Check it out on facebook @ chanismonograms. Chani Kanelsky 978-533-9593. Chani Kanelsky - 978-533-9593, chanikanelsky@gmail.com
  • Altman Landscape Construction: All phases of design, construction, and renovation. Specializing in swimming pool renovations, patios, walks, steps, tree work, lawn maintenance and drainage solutions. We also do demolition, excavation, and large scale site work.Over 17 yrs experience. Mention ekesher for a 10% discount. David Altman 908-482-6732, altmanfam5@comcast.net
Lawn Mower Repair and Second-Hand Sales
  • I fix lawn mowers and other yard machines. Will pick up and deliver in the Elizabeth/Hillside area. I also sell used lawn mowers. Please text me and I will get back to you! Tzvi Pinsker - 908-358-6680, stevepinsker@gmail.com
Legal Services
  • Law Offices of Benjamin D. Eckman, Esq. Broad range of legal services for the elderly, the disabled and their families. Offices in Union, Wayne and Hackensack. eckman-elderlaw.com, 908-206-1000, beckesquire@aol.com
  • The Law Office of Shlomo Himmel provides quality legal services to individuals, families, and small businesses in New Jersey and New York: lawsuits, estate planning, house buying, small business. Shlomo Himmel - 908-671-1434, shlomo@himmellaw.org, www.HimmelLaw.org
  • Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Kimmel. Full-service personal injury and collection law firm with offices in NY and NJ. 212-684-5454, jk@jklawnynj.com
  • Special prices for Elizabeth customers; 2 locks for $85. Bilingual (English and Hebrew). Sharon - 908-787-4302
Music lessons
  • Guitar Lessons offered by top pro musician, 30 years' experience, lessons at my studio (Hillside-Westminster) or your home. Mo Antelis 908 282 1007, mantelis1@yahoo.com
  • Rikud Orchestra for your simcha. Jewish music, all styles. Weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, concerts. 20 years experience. Based in Hillside. Moshe Antelis 908-282-1007, mantelis1@yahoo.com
  • Get papers notarized for just $3.00 a page. Devra Ketner - 201-563-9837, dev316_2000@yahoo.com
  • Notary Public Service, State of New Jersey. $2.50 per page. Larry Bobrow - 732-742-0010, kalelb@optonline.net
Pet Services
  • J-Walking at-home pet care and dog walking by Avi Steinberg. Reasonable rates. Dedicated to your pets. 908-355-0587, avisteinberg21@gmail.com
  • Mendys Photography offers professional and creative photography for events and family portraits. Competitive prices, excellent service. Mendy Moscowitz - 773-715-5215, mendymoscow@gmail.com
Proofreading Services
  • Freelance proofreader with extensive experience. Providing businesses and individuals reliable, efficient, and detail-oriented service. Dasi Goldsmith 908-558-1920, hhgoldsmith@aol.com
Realtors Real Estate Appraisals
  • Real estate appraisals for all types of properties, we can help lower property taxes and we help agents and brokers determine an appropriate listing price for a particular property. B&M Appraisers. Mendel Hoffer - 908-884-1976, bandmappraisers@gmail.com
Resume Services
  • Complete Professional Resume Services, no templates, one on one communication with your personally assigned writer. All areas of expertise. Professional, IT, Student, Federal and more. Larry Bobrow - 800-808-6937, lbobrow@resumetower.com
Sewer & Drain Cleaning/Clearing
  • Sabra Drain and Sewer, a family owned and operated company, has been cleaning and clearing drains for the past 35 years. We pride ourselves on our quality of work as well as our customer service. At Sabra we strive to ensure your plumbing needs are addressed in a professional and timely manner. Mordechai Gurell / Katzourin - 973-715-9422, sabrasewer@gmail.com
  • Professionally trained. Wash and sets for just $25. Haircuts and Updoos for all simchas. Chani Kanelsky, chanikanelsky@gmail.com. Chani Kanelsky 978-533-9593, chanikanelsky@gmail.com
  • Hair, sheitels and makeup for all occasions. Trained by the best in the business with 7 years of experience. Check out my FB page. All new customers receive $5 off their first service. Natanya Milgraum, 856-261-6439, nmilgraum@yahoo.com
  • Full-service sheital macher. Cut/style, color, wash/combouts. Complete line of Freeda, Georgie, Jacquelyn, Euro, etc. Semi-Custom sheitals and falls. Chany Sprei 908-337-0860, csprei2@gmail.com
  • Expert sheital washing, styling and setting. Same day service available upon request. Located at imperial house by the AI. Meira Smith 845-300-1398, meria54@gmail.com
  • MOPS Wigs has a large selection of high-end gently worn wigs and falls at rock-bottom prices. We also carry many brands new and discounted. Experienced stylist on staff for all your wig needs. Rimona Hornung 646-270-4058, mopswigs@gmail.com
Simcha Poems
  • I will write a personalized, customized poem, for any Simcha. You provide the specifics, and I provide the poem. Miriam Schiffman 908-469-2560, pismrs30@aol.com
  • Great quality at great prices personalized stationery, thank you notes, birth announcements, new years cards, engagement, l'chayim and bar/bat mitzvah invitations, accessories. Shira Strong 908-558-7998, zmathtchr@aol.com
  • $50 for a logo design for your child's Bar/Bat Mitzvah invitation, yarmulke, giveaways and more. We also do video montages. Azriel Kimmel 973-715-9018, kimkimproducitons@gmail.com
  • Alterations and repairs offered with many years of experience with men's and women's clothing. Very reasonable prices. Susan Morreale - 908 242 5417, terry442_2000@yahoo.com
  • Tutor - local, active in Jewish Community, all subjects + test prep. Licensed and certified including background checks. Excellent with students who have learning disabilities. Call 908-966-3731and ask for Rich Brown. Richard Brown - 908-966-3731, rbrown914@gmail.com
  • Tutoring in Judaic Studies Over 10 years of Laining experience, 5 years classroom/Judaic studies teaching experience. Yoni Korbman 908-208-0814, guitarnshtark247@aol.com
  • Would you like to learn Hebrew or strengthen your existing reading or language skills? I am an experienced Ivrit/Hebrew Language teacher for students ages 2.5 - 120! Instruction is engaging, hands-on, and geared to the unique needs and interests of each student. My students gain mastery and confidence in the nurturing educational environment that I provide! Let's talk, Goldy Mandel, 908 220-5812, goldymandel1@aol.com
  • Certified teacher and registered dietician available for tutoring in English, biology, and/or chemistry on the high school level. Over 15 years of tutoring experience. Jessica Savitt 908-469-4478, savittfamily@aol.com
  • Experienced math tutor available for all levels, from elementary school through college. Daniel Fleisher - 917-783-6669, danielf82@hotmail.com
  • Math Tutor All levels: Elementary, High School, College, Test Prep. All subjects: Arithmetic, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics, etc. Frum mathematics tutor with over 10 years of experience teaching and working in the field of mathematics. Moshe C Silverstein - 7188390185, moshechayimsilverstein@gmail.com

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Community Calendar
To avoid scheduling conflicts, please check the Community Calendar before scheduling an event, and remember to submit your own events that may affect part or all of the community.

  • Click here for a calendar-style (grid) presentation of scheduled events.
  • Click here to see a list of events for the remainder of 2018.
  • To add your event to the eKesher calendar, please call Mavis Rosenstein at 908-353-2498 (home) or 908-358-4262 (cell).