Shandler discusses ‘The Media and The Holocaust’ at TBA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Feb. 15 Temple B’nai Abraham’s 2017 Bloom Lecture Series offered perspectives on the media and the Holocaust with a lecture on “The Anne Frank Phenomenon” led by professor Jeffrey Shandler, chair of the Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University. Shandler’s first lecture explored “The Anne Frank Phenomenon.” One of the […]

Involved West Orange resident, architect Gurland dies at 81

Community will miss Gurland, his work and personality

Involved West Orange resident, architect Gurland dies at 81

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Gerald Gurland, noted architect and longtime member of West Orange’s Historic Preservation Commission and Planning Board, died at the age of 81 on Feb. 2. Gurland played a consistent role in maintaining the character of West Orange for more than 20 years, initially as member of the Planning Board’s board of […]

‘The Media and the Holocaust’ at TBA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Wednesday, Feb. 15, and Wednesday, March 1, at 7 p.m., Temple B’nai Abraham’s 2017 Bloom Lecture Series will offer perspectives on the Media and the Holocaust with lectures on “The Anne Frank Phenomenon” and “The Holocaust on American Television,” led by professor Jeffrey Shandler, chair of the Bildner Center for Jewish […]

Township Committee welcomes McGehee

TC members appointed to committees, liaison positions

Township Committee welcomes McGehee

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Jan. 1 reorganization meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee welcomed Committeeman Frank McGehee, who was sworn in for a three-year term. McGehee joins Mayor Vic DeLuca, Deputy Mayor Nancy Adams, India Larrier and Greg Lembrich on the committee. “Collaborating with my fellow Township Committee members, I look forward to continuing the […]

TBA students commemorate Kristallnacht with creative window project

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass on Nov. 9 and 10, 1938, was a series of violent anti-Jewish pogroms that happened in Germany under Hitler’s regime. The name reflects the devastation of Jewish businesses, homes and synagogues — broken glass covered the streets. This year recognized the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht. […]

Irvington native chosen for unique international ethics program

Irvington native chosen for unique international ethics program

IRVINGTON, NJ — Pamela Nwaoko, who grew up in Irvington and currently attends Harvard Law School, is among 12 law students chosen by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics to participate in a two-week program in Europe this summer, which uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany as […]

Roosevelt Middle School students experience Holocaust ‘Through the Eyes of a Friend’

Roosevelt Middle School students experience Holocaust ‘Through the Eyes of a Friend’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Holocaust assembly at Roosevelt Middle School on May 9 featured a performance by actress Elizabeth Rainer in “Living Voices: Through the Eyes of a Friend,” which fictionalized the journey of Anne Frank after her family’s capture until her death. The program included Rainer’s dramatic interpretation and a multimedia presentation. […]

Temple B’nai Abraham heads to Europe, tours centers of Nazi terror

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of Temple B’nai Abraham and Rabbi Clifford Kulwin recently went on a mission to Eastern Europe called ‘In the Shadow of the Holocaust,’ visiting three centers of Nazi terror — Krakow, Prague and Berlin — and learning in each what happened before, during and after. Below is an essay written by […]

Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

Interfaith Holocaust Service focuses on displaced persons then and today

Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The atmosphere was somber yet uplifting at Congregation Oheb Shalom Sunday, May 1, as the South Orange-Maplewood community united to remember the victims of the Holocaust and to pledge to work for change to prevent similar atrocities. The South Orange / Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Committee held its 39th annual Interfaith […]

TBA commemorates Yom HaShoah

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Temple B’nai Abraham family will gather to commemorate Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust Remembrance Day, with a service on Wednesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker Irving Horowitz, son of temple member Rita and the late Morris Horowitz, is on the faculty of the NYU College of Dentistry and recently retired […]