Maplewood teen helps collect cereal for the hungry

WATCHUNG, NJ — Members of the Helping Other People Everywhere Club at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung recognized the importance of aiding local families in need by collecting more than 250 boxes of cereal, which will be distributed by volunteers at the Star Fish Food Pantry in Plainfield. The drive was held during January […]

Words owners to receive Spirit Award for autism advocacy

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Autism Science Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and funding innovative autism research, recently announced that Marjorie Madfis, founder of Yes She Can Inc., and Jonah and Ellen Zimiles, founders of Words Bookstore in Maplewood, will receive this year’s Caryn Schwartzman Spirit Award. Both organizations were founded in order to […]

Reps recognized for ‘Safe Stop NJ’ efforts

Reps recognized for ‘Safe Stop NJ’ efforts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Representatives from the West Orange High School, West Orange Human Relations Commission and West Orange Police Department are recognized Feb. 14 at the school for the work they have done to bring the “Safe Stop NJ” program to West Orange. The program focuses on education and training to ensure that all […]

Love at Green Hill

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Love and chocolate was in the air at the Green Hill Valentine’s Day party on Feb. 14. Music and dancing, a highlight of many of the events created by the Community Life team, delicious Valentine treats, and the love of staff members, friends and family, made the event especially meaningful for […]

Celebrate Asian culture at Lunar Fest NJ

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Cross-Cultural Works will host Lunar Fest NJ, to celebrate the Year of the Dog, on Sunday, March 4, from noon to 6 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. This free event, which will have food, music, dance and children’s activities, will feature a Chinese lion dance, Korean drums […]

TSTI to hold blood drive

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, located at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, invites adults to help area hospitals by donating blood on Sunday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Phlebotomists from Community Blood Services, which serves hospitals throughout the region, will be at the Reform synagogue for this vital community […]

TBA students make shalach manot

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Students of the Jewish Learning Program of Temple B’nai Abraham participated in the assembly of shalach manot, Purim baskets. The mitzvah of giving shalach manot derives from the Book of Esther. It is meant to ensure that everyone has enough food for the Purim feast held later in the day, and to […]

TBA to hold Purim Carnival on March 4

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Jewish Learning Program of Temple B’nai Abraham, led by Director of Jewish Learning Melissa Weiner, will hold a Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the temple, 300 E. Northfield Road, Livingston, entrance on East Cedar Street. All are welcome to attend and encouraged to […]

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