Rosh Hodesh celebrated by TBA Sisterhood

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Rosh Hodesh is the Hebrew term for the beginning of the month on the Jewish calendar. The new month, or Rosh Hodesh, has evolved into a women’s holiday in some spheres. Temple B’nai Abraham’s Sisterhood joins together, led by Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz, a few times each year to welcome the new […]

‘Christie and Beyond: Unraveling the State of the Garden State’

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Wednesday, March 30, at 7:30 P.M., Temple B’nai Abraham Congregational Learning presents a discussion on “Christie and Beyond: Unraveling the State of the Garden State” with journalists Tom Moran and Matt Katz. Moran is the editorial page editor at the Star-Ledger and Katz is an WNYC reporter and author of “American […]

West Essex YMCA gains $5K donation

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Residential care center CareOne at Livingston recently donated $5,000 to the West Essex YMCA’s annual campaign to support families and individuals in need. “The West Essex YMCA opens opportunities to children and adults who otherwise couldn’t afford them,” Steven Salvanto, executive campus director and administrator of CareOne, said in a release. Salvanto, […]

Don’t miss the ‘LSO Dance Mix’

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Maestro Anthony LaGruth and the Livingston Symphony Orchestra invite local music lovers to join them on Saturday, March 5, for the “LSO Dance Mix.” The third in the orchestra’s 2015-2016 season, the concert features the rhythm, melody and stories of classical dances composed by Brahms, Copland, Gliere and Rachmaninoff, and takes the […]

Explore West Essex YMCA summer camps on March 6

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Families can discover all that the West Essex YMCA summer camps have to offer at an information fair on Sunday, March 6. From 3 to 5 p.m. at the YMCA, parents can speak with camp directors while children learn about astronomy with the STARLAB portable planetarium — provided by the Fairview Lake […]

Seton Hall University hosts annual Conference on Women and Gender

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — More than 260 scholars and advocates gathered for the Seton Hall University Conference on Women and Gender on Feb. 12. Sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Program, the event featured breakout sessions with expert panels and a keynote address by sociologist Rifat Salam. An awards luncheon honored the winners of […]

Cycling for special needs services

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Teen Committee for the JCC MetroWest Cycle For Special Needs event holds up a check for $22,000 at the Sunday, Feb. 21, cycle-thon. The proceeds from the event will go toward promoting inclusion and supporting those with special needs. Pictured, from left, are Peter Guerriero of Maplewood, Chloe Christian of […]

Broadway legend Priscilla Lopez to spend week at Newark Academy

LIVINGSTON / MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Newark Academy arts department will welcome Tony Award-winning actress Priscilla Lopez as the 2016 Artist-in-Residence from Feb. 22 through 25. Lopez is best known for her part in the original production of “A Chorus Line” on Broadway, where she played the role of Diana Morales. She also won a Tony Award […]

A delicious Israeli dessert at Club TBA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Feb. 2 and 3, Club TBA members, of the Jewish Learning Program of Temple B’nai Abraham, created a delicious Israeli dessert. The children enjoyed making Israeli chocolate cookie truffles called Kadorei Shokolad. They customized them by rolling them in sprinkles or chocolate chips. This is a no-bake recipe great for children; […]