Timberlake’s freeholder seat remains vacant for now

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A seat on the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders remains open after Britnee Timberlake, a former president of the Board, filled the seat in the New Jersey State Assembly left vacant by Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver. Timberlake was on the freeholder board from 2015 to 2018, and was the president […]

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 […]

Local protesters arrested at Rep. Lance’s office

Local protesters arrested at Rep. Lance’s office

WESTFIELD, NJ — A half dozen activists seeking guarantees against deportation of those brought illegally into the United States as children were arrested at U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance’s office in Westfield on Feb. 5, the latest in a series of protests at the lawmaker’s district headquarters. The six, comprised of religious leaders and their followers, […]

Metro YMCA ranks in top 4 percent of U.S. nonprofits

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges for a seventh straight year received the top rating from the largest charity evaluator in the United States for its strong financial health and commitment to transparency and accountability. “Only 4 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least seven consecutive 4-star evaluations, […]

Prevent teen dating violence

LIVINGSTON, NJ — One in three teens in a dating relationship experiences abuse from their partner, according to a press release from the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women. As one student described, “I never forgot my high school boyfriend after graduation. He haunted me in nightmares even after I moved away and […]

Enjoy a musical evening at TBA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Sunday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Road in Livingston, the Prime Time Group of Temple B’nai Abraham will present a musical event featuring maestro Robert Butts, music director and conductor of the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey. Butts will discuss “The Music […]

History Through Text with Rabbi Kulwin

LIVINGSTON, NJ — TBA’s Congregational Learning offers classes in History Through Text with Rabbi Kulwin throughout the year at Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Road, Livingston. Taught in blocks of several weeks, each class will also be a stand-alone unit so that an inability to attend all or even most of the sessions will […]

Frelinghuysen announces retirement

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, who represents New Jersey’s 11th Legislative District, announced Jan. 29 that he would not be seeking re-election in the November 2018 election. Below is his statement: “Today as I announce my retirement at the end of this session of Congress, I want to use the opportunity to […]

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