Third annual candlelit vigil for to support victims of domestic violence

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Domestic violence affects every community. It thrives when we are silent, but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic abuse. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, is excited to join together with the community […]

Sukkot Activities at Temple B’nai Abraham

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Thursday, Oct. 5, at 10 A.M., Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 East Northfield Road in Livingston, will hold services in observance of the holiday of Sukkot. Historically, Sukkot commemorates the 40-year period during which the children of Israel were wandering in the desert and lived in temporary dwellings, aka sukkahs. Sukkot lasts […]

Career Closet at NCJW transforms lives

LIVINGSTON, NJ — “When you step into the Career Closet, you never leave quite the same way you walked in,” said Michelle Manning, a client at NCJW/Essex Center for Women. The program, designed to distribute clothing to women for job interviews or starting a new job, has been helping economically disadvantaged women in Essex County […]

RAINBOWS assists children dealing with grief

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Do you have a child 5 to 12 years old who is grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis such as death, divorce, separation, abandonment or other painful family transition? The RAINBOWS support group program for children in that age group will be meeting at the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center […]

County recognizes exceptional senior citizen artists

County recognizes exceptional senior citizen artists

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. congratulated 17 Essex County artists who received awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show during an awards ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove Park. “I congratulate the winners and all the artists […]

SOMA youth invited to demo at Arthur Ashe Stadium

SOMA youth invited to demo at Arthur Ashe Stadium

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Eleven junior tennis players from South Orange and Maplewood representing The Maplewood Club, Orange Lawn Tennis Club and West Orange Tennis Club participated in a Net Generation Kids on Court demonstration sponsored by the United States Tennis Association at the 2017 U.S. Open. The demonstration took place at Arthur […]

Professor presents all of Jewish history in one hour

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Temple B’nai Abraham, David N. Myers, president of the Center for Jewish History and UCLA professor of history, presented a lively discussion of his just published “Jewish History,” part of the prestigious Oxford University Press “A Very Short Introduction” series. A scant hundred pages, Myers’ thought provoking […]

Essex County towns vary broadly in N.J. municipality rankings

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Monthly recently released its rankings of all of New Jersey’s towns. Essex County towns run the gamut, with the some of the best and some of the worst, according to the magazine’s methodology. In compiling New Jersey Monthly’s 2017 Top 100 Towns list, researchers at Leflein Associates, an independent […]

Ninth annual Dog Pawrade set for Sept. 17

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Regal Bank’s ninth annual Livingston Dog Pawrade will be putting the fun in fundraiser at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17. The community event will be staged in the parking lot of Regal Bank, located at 570 West Mt. Pleasant Ave. in Livingston. To avoid delays, participants are kindly asked to arrive […]

UNICO Carnival in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Get ready for four days of family-friendly fun at the UNICO Carnival, coming this September to The Shoppes at the Livingston Circle. This year’s event will take place Thursday, Sept. 14, and Friday, Sept. 15, from 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 17, […]