St. Barnabas, Beth Israel given ‘A’ grades

St. Barnabas, Beth Israel given ‘A’ grades

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the 15th consecutive time, Saint Barnabas Medical Center was awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. Saint Barnabas is the only hospital in a seven-state area, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island and Maryland, to have achieved straight A’s since […]

County honors five area senior citizens with Legends Awards

County honors five area senior citizens with Legends Awards

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Tuesday, May 7, in Cedar Grove, as May is recognized as National Older Americans Month. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Legends Awards to Stephanie Gerstein from […]

TBA Jewish Learning Program seventh-graders step up

TBA Jewish Learning Program seventh-graders step up

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Mechinah class students — seventh graders — celebrated “stepping up,” the formal completion of their seven years of study at the Jewish Learning Program of Temple B’nai Abraham. Next year students can participate in a variety of formal and informal courses and activities designed to keep them connected and learning in Makom, […]

Freeholders celebrate exceptional youth from Essex County

Freeholders celebrate exceptional youth from Essex County

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its annual “Essex County Celebrates Youth” program on Wednesday, April 24, at the Hall of Records in Newark. This annual event acknowledges outstanding young people throughout the county for their notable achievements. This year’s honorees were: Benjamin Levitt of Livingston High School, Jaala Williams […]

‘History Through Text’ with Rabbi Kulwin

‘History Through Text’ with Rabbi Kulwin

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Temple B’nai Abraham offers monthly classes in “History Through Text” with Rabbi Clifford Kulwin throughout the year at the temple, 300 East Northfield Road, Livingston. The topic for this year is “Jews, Art and Jewish Art.” The Ten Commandments insist that we are not to make graven images. Nevertheless, graphic arts — […]

Let’s go fishing in Essex County

Let’s go fishing in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs will hold the 2019 Fishing Derbies in six locations in the Essex County Park System. “Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity for our children to enjoy the historic Essex County Park System in a different and fun way. You’ll have […]

ECPO to offer domestic violence course

ECPO to offer domestic violence course

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will offer a free course to equip volunteers and others in the community with training to provide outreach services and crisis intervention to victims and survivors of domestic violence. The program, called Sanctuary, is an interactive 120-hour course. After completing the course, volunteers — who are members […]

JFS of MetroWest to host financial empowerment workshop

JFS of MetroWest to host financial empowerment workshop

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, is offering a free financial empowerment workshop, “The ABCs of Financial Literacy,” on Friday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. Topics will include mortgages and bankruptcy, banking accounts and loans, budgeting, […]

TBA Sisterhood Spring Gala to feature @CrazyJewishMom

TBA Sisterhood Spring Gala to feature @CrazyJewishMom

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Temple B’nai Abraham Sisterhood’s annual Spring Gala fundraiser will be held at Cedar Hill Country Club, 100 Walnut St. in Livingston, on Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. This year’s event features entertainment by @CrazyJewishMom, social media sensations author Kate Siegel and her mom Kim Freidman. Siegel runs the @CrazyJewishMom Instagram account […]

Rachel Coalition to hold spring fundraiser this May

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Rachel Coalition will host its spring fundraiser to benefit victim services on Tuesday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bickford Theater at the Morris Museum in Morristown. The program, “Standing Up For Women, An NFL Player Speaks Out,” will feature Mark Herzlich, former NY Giants football player. Herzlich grew up a […]

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