Finished with college? Welcome to ‘the real world’

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Parents, students and graduates are welcome to attend this information-filled program at the Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women, which will address that big question of “what’s next?” After finishing college. There are many challenges facing college graduates, which Beth Handler-Grunt, founder of Next Great Step LLC, will discuss. With […]

Computer classes offered by NCJW

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Sign up now at the Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women in Livingston for May computer classes. Each class is open to all women who need to improve their skills for job positions or who would just like to learn for their own personal use. Basic Excel will begin May […]

NCJW helps with downsizing, moving, spring cleaning

LIVINGSTON, NJ — If you need help with organizing your “stuff” and want to learn how to declutter your home, the Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women is the place for you. Join certified professional organizer Deborah Gussoff on Monday, April 11, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the NCJW/Essex Center for Women […]

JLP reaches out to IDF

LIVINGSTON, NJ / ISRAEL — Students of the Jewish Learning Program of Temple B’nai Abraham participated in Connections Israel’s Purim project by creating Purim cards and donating funds to send Purim baskets, shalach manot, to soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces in Israel. Making the donations even more significant to the JLP students, were that […]

TBA Sisterhood spring gala fundraiser

LIVINGSTON / WEST ORANGE, NJ — Temple B’nai Abraham Sisterhood’s annual spring gala fundraiser will be at Crestmont Country Club in West Orange on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. Proceeds from this event will go to the Sisterhood L’Dor, V’Dor Education Fund, which will benefit community and temple events including the Sisterhood Speaker Series, […]

That’s no moon — it’s a Purim shpiel

LIVINGSTON, NJ — This year’s Purim shpiel at Temple B’nai Abraham had a “Star Wars”-themed twist on Megillat Esther with Rabbi Clifford Kulwin as Mordechai Kenobi; Cantor Jessica Epstein as Princess Lei-Esther; Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz as ReyVashti and TBA members Dave Harris as the emperor and Ethel Singer as Darth Haman. Pictured, Mordechai Kenobi […]

County, Art Educators of New Jersey partner to highlight the student creativity

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Art Educators of New Jersey welcomed 102 students from throughout Essex County to the Hall of Records in Newark for the Art Educators of New Jersey student art exhibit on March 28. This is the 12th consecutive year in which DiVincenzo has partnered with […]

Metro YMCA spearheads #PreventNow campaign

LIVINGSTON, NJ — One in 10 people is sexually abused before age 18, an alarming national statistic that has produced a population of 42 million adults scarred by the childhood crime. Intervention can turn the tide, and during National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will join with YMCAs […]

Spring into action with mindful parenting

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As a parent, do you ever feel like your mind is being pulled in a thousand different directions? Do you catch yourself quickly reacting to things rather than thoughtfully responding? On Tuesday, April 5, from 7:15 to 9 p.m., clinical psychologist Carrie Spindel Bashoff will enlighten you about the importance of thinking […]