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Community Board
Public interest announcements, general notices, lost & found, services offered/sought, information/advice sought, person/people/groups sought, etc.
Sofer coming to Hillside. Bris Avrohom is bringing a Sofer on Sunday August 19 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM Prices for Checking $65 for Tefilin & $9 for Mezuzahs. we will also be selling Mezuzahs & Tefilin Please contact us for more info. Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky - 9082890770, rabbi@brisavrohom.org (Aug 9)

We know a family in Israel, very close to my family there, that has been devastated both emotionally and financially by a child who suffers from deep depression and has made multiple suicide attempts . This child, now in a facility in the USA plus ongoing counseling for family members, has wiped clean the family's bank accounts. The child is now B"H improving, but needs at least another year. Check out https://thechesedfund.com/cause/save-a-life and please help. This is real Pikuach Nefesh. Mavis Rosenstein - 9083584262, mavis@tali.com (Aug 8)

I'm looking for someone who is going to E"Y around August 28th (or later) that is willing to take some clothes for my daughter. Her Seminary is in Sanhedria. Willing to pay. Moishe A - 908-76+4-0207, abba613@gmail.com (Aug 6)

Free Mentoring for Entrepreneurs! The Jewish Entrepreneur provides free mentors to entrepreneurs. We have helped over 500 businesses and have over 140 mentors. If you are interested in becoming a mentor contact robert@thejewishentrepreneur.org. If you would like to become a mentee go to our website tjenetwork.com and fill out the mentee form. Jewel Safren - 973 464 8556, jewel.safren1@verizon.net (Aug 3)

Can anyone recommend a reasonable, reliable roofer?. Tzvi - tzvi18@yahoo.com (Aug 3)

Per http://jecelmorashul.org/organizations/tehillim/index.php please be mispalleil for the following community members (list posted 29 Jul 2018):

Sarah Sheindel bas Frumah
Yael Shoshanna bas Tova Faige
Y’hudit Lifshaw bas Freda Liba
Chavah Leah bas Malkah
Chana bas Devora
Yehudis bas Joanne
Chava Basya bas Itta Riva Rifka

Shraga Feivish ben Hinda
Y’rachmiel Michael ben Malka
Menashe Chaim ben Shayna Rivka
R’fael Yehoshua Fallek ben Bracha Batya
Nachum Dov Binyamin ben Sara Blima
R’fael Ya’akov Tzvi ben D’vorah Leah

To post, contact Sheila Nashofer (908-352-7209) or Sara Wilansky (908-353-6435). Sheila Nashofer - 9083527209, sheilanashofer.com (Aug 1)

Y Welcome Back Event-Sunday, Sept. 16th 12-3PM. Screening of the film, "1945" (adults) Fun Bus, Pony Rides, Cupcake Decor ( for the kids) Basketball Shooting Contest ( everyone in-between) Light refreshments, give-a-ways...mark the date! Jani Jonas - 9082898112, janikj@uniony.org (Aug 1)

Sesame Place Tickets for sale at the Y! $30 each, must be used M-F, ( no Sundays) good only until Aug. 31st. Call 908-289-8112, x. 19 We only have 20 tickets ...first come, first serve! Jani Jonas - 9082898112, janikj@uniony.org (Aug 1)

My Little Gan! Playgroup ages 18 months + Monday - Thursday 9-3 Friday 9-1:30 early and aftercare options available! Certified teacher 7 + years! Please contact me - would love to hear from you! Chaya Vilenkin - 7187156610, chayabenson@gmail.com. Chaya Vilenkin - 7187156610, chayabenson@gmail.com (Jul 31)

The Jewish Entrepreneur (TJE) is a fast-growing non-profit organization whose goal is to increase revenue in the Jewish community. We provide very experienced mentors to entrepreneurs who are looking to start up or grow their business. This is a totally free service. To date, we have helped over 650 businesses and have over 130 mentors. To become a mentor, please email Robert directly. To get a mentor, please visit www.tjenetwork.com and click "Get a Mentor". Robert Safren - robert@tjenetwork.com (Jul 30)

Kloz Klozet Summer Sale .Lined Pencil and A Line Skirts Only 18.00. Cotton Stretchy Skirts 4 for 60.00. Cotton Or Modal shells 5 For 50.00. Dresses 25.00 We have Tznius Swimming Tops and Skirts.We also have some kids skirts Only 8.00 No need to schlep anywhere else.If you need anything Special Just Call Me. Sarah Mintz - 917-913-2129, sarahmintz@gmail.com (Jul 25)

Free garbage bag of size 18 to 24 months boy's clothing. Email for address. Estee Fuchs - 9083475358, estee.fuchs@gmail.com (Jul 22)

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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.
Does anyone have a booster or high chair appropriate for a 1 year old that I can borrow for Shabbos (the 18th). Thank you. Dalia Adler - 9089673722, daliaadler@daliaadler.com (Aug 11)

Giving away a few dozen "Chux" disposable underpads 23" x 36". Mavis Rosenstein - 908 358-4262, mavis@tali.com (Aug 8)

Selling glass top kitchen table and 6 chairs. $75 or best offer. Please call/text or email. Fran Medetsky - 9176694261, med1876@msn.com (Aug 8)

FREE: Giving away assorted picture frames. Please call/text or email. Fran Medetsky - 9176694261, med1876@msn.com (Aug 7)

For sale antique: Singer sewing machine with table with knee pedal. $25.00. Irwin bruck - 908-289-4655, eibruck4@gmail.com (Aug 6)

Cricket SIM Card and $40 refill card for sale. Moishe A. - 908-764-0207, abba613@gmail.com (Aug 6)

For sale: Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Paints. Set of 28, (37 ml/1.25 oz.) unopened and never used., includes bottle of water soluble linseed oil. Pictures upon request. $85.00. Emunah - 9178488802, emunah18@aol.com (Aug 1)

Looking for cardboard moving boxes. Please contact Fran Medetsky 917-669-4261; med1876@msn.com. Thanks! Fran Medetsky - 917-669-4261, med1876@msn.com (Jul 31)

Approx 20 boxes baseball cards from the 80s and 90s. Most new in original wrappers. $10 per box. Annette - 908 3546811, yrgielchinsky@gmail.com (Jul 26)

Best offers accepted on the following: (1) Looking for a good home for a rocking horse on springs that still works perfectly. Our children loved it. (2) 10 cup stainless steel hot water pot. The coffee making parts are no longer here. (3) Stainless steel hydrocollator hot water bath with racks and pads for steam heat on painful necks, backs, etc. Fitted toweling covers for the pads. (3a) Stainless steel table separate. (4) Canon PC 80 microfilm reader. Pictures available of all items. Mavis - 908-358-4262, mavis@tali.com (Jul 25)

Giving away eight gorgeous very tznius women's wedding outfits . All 2-3 pieces. Mostly black and one is wine colored and one is royal blue. Size 20-22. Call me and come over to try them on. Susan Morreale - 9082425417, terry442_2000@yahoo.com (Jul 18)

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Help wanted, seeking employment
need someone to mow our lawn, front and back for $25.00., probably every other week. an older teenager or even someone in their twenties. needs to do a good job. Helen Beim - 9083529409, beimhelen@gmail.com (Aug 9)

Skilled Graphic Designer. Print and web based graphics. View my portfolio @ www.akwdesign.com. Aryeh Weingast - 862-686-1488, alanweingast613@gmail.com (Aug 8)

Looking for a female teacher who can teach Pro Tools 12 software. Please leave a message. Yehudis Mor - 7184805522, yehudis1358@gmail.com (Aug 7)

Well established, mid-size, growth oriented Financial Services Technology Firm (FinTech) firm is seeking a Director of Customer Experience/Support. The right candidate will have a passion for customer satisfaction. Experience leading teams is a huge plus. Excellent salary and benefits package. To apply send resume to email. Abby Barnes - 8453621616, abarnes@ymsassociates.com (Aug 7)

Looking for a driver for myself, hours are flexible, great pay. please contact me. Rabbi Kanelsky - 908-612-3890, rabbi@brisavrohom.org (Aug 6)

Honest, reliable, attentive home health care aide is available, full- or part-time. This is not the person who cared for my mother, Z"L, but one who filled in for her when she was away - and frankly speaks English more clearly! Please contact me for her name and number. Mark Grebenau - 973-464-6341, geri.g@prodigy.net (Jul 25)

19 year old male seeking employment, also available for odd jobs. References on request. Levi Y Antelis - 9084187669, lyantelis@gmail.com (Jul 24)

The RJJ Boys School in Staten Island is looking for an experienced elementary school teacher. We are a warm and professional environment that is focused on the "whole child" approach to education. Stefanie Sturm - 718-979-6333, mrssturmrjj@gmail.com (Jul 19)

Hi I am looking for a part-time bookkeeper in Linden Pls Email or call to find out more information . David h - 7325405360, quality87@aol.com (Jul 18)

Bruriah HS seeks qualified individuals for the following teaching positions : Global History, US History 1, Spanish, Algebra 1, Algebra 2. Applicants must have previous high school classroom teaching experience. Positions are part-time but one person, if qualified, may be able to get more than one position. Bruriah Office - 908-280-6400, bruriah@thejec.org (Jul 18)

Chabad in Scotch Plains, only 25 minutes from Elizabeth, is looking for teachers for their Sunday morning Hebrew School program. Must have experience with kids, a passion for teaching, and a love for Yiddishkeit. Looking for teachers for preschool and lower elementary ages. Warm, friendly environment. Good pay. Malky Blesofsky - 732-259-9277, malky@chabaduc.com (Jul 18)

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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 Assistance 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
  • I teach Hebrew from beginners to more advanced, children and adults. 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

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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).