JLP Family Mitzvah Circle night is a huge success

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Monday, Jan. 22, the Jewish Learning Program of Temple B’nai Abraham held its inaugural Family Mitzvah Circle night at the temple. A large contingent of JLP students in kindergarten through seventh grade and their families created components for caring Shabbat boxes. Families learned about the mitzvah of bikkur cholim, or visiting […]

How to care for aging loved ones

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Are you caring for an aging parent or loved one? Having difficulty navigating the health care system or trying to manage long distance caregiving? The Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women is having a workshop led by licensed clinical social worker Wendy Sabin on Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 7:15 to […]

TBA’s 24th annual Women’s Interfaith Forum explores dissent

TBA’s 24th annual Women’s Interfaith Forum explores dissent

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Wednesday, Jan. 17, braving frigid temperatures and the aftermath of a morning snowstorm, 140 participants from numerous houses of worship and faith-based groups from greater Essex County attended Temple B’nai Abraham’s 24th annual Women’s Interfaith Forum. Sponsored by the temple’s Social Action Committee and Sisterhood–The Women’s Connection since 1994, the Women’s […]

NCJW holds February computer classes

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Registration is now open for February computer classes at the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women. Intro to Word has six classes scheduled to run on Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 5 from 9 to 11 a.m., and PowerPoint is scheduled for four consecutive Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 6 from 9 […]

Local artist shows her work in international locales

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Ellen Hanauer, a West Orange native and resident of Livingston for more than 30 years, has an upcoming solo exhibition at the historic artist colony Montsalvat in Melbourne, Australia. This edition of laser-printed anatomical mandalas on paper is part of the SciArt work she has been creating for more than 25 years. […]

Victor Cruz to speak at TBA’s annual sports breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Temple B’nai Abraham Men’s Club is hosting its annual sports speaker breakfast series on Sunday, Jan. 28, at the temple, 300 E. Northfield Road, Livingston. This year’s event will feature Victor Cruz, former New York Giant and Super Bowl XVLI champion, as guest speaker. Breakfast and check-in begin at 9 a.m., […]

Learn about Parkinson’s research advancements

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Parkinson’ s community, and the Jewish population in particular, are playing a vital role in the progress for Parkinson’s disease through clinical trial involvement, education and community building. On Thursday, Feb. 1, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women is having a workshop on […]

LSO shows how a symphony is made in family show

LIVINGSTON, NJ — We’ve all heard Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony” with its monumental opening four notes and enjoyed the captivating melodies from Bizet’s most enchanting opera “Carmen.” Yet how did these artists go about creating such lasting and memorable works of art? Visit “The Composer’s Toolbox,” this year’s Livingston Symphony Orchestra Family Concert, on Sunday, Jan. […]

Golda Och students raise money for Rachel Coalition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Golda Och Academy National Honor Society chose Rachel Coalition as the recipient of the proceeds from its fundraising efforts, which included a bake sale, bowl-a-thon and more. Pictured, students Mikayla Spierer and Sammi Glennon present Pam Fishman, vice-chairwoman of Rachel Coalition, with the gift from the GOA NHS.

NCJW presents ‘Danger: Pregnancy Ahead’

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The threats to women’s health care are real, according to a recent press release from the NCJW/Essex Center for Women. Today, in the name of fetal rights and under the guise of the war on drugs, women have been arrested for being pregnant and continuing to term in spite of a drug […]