NCJW honors two couples for philanthropy, leadership

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section, held a “spotlight gala” to honor two couples who have shown unflagging support of the organization and to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women, according to a recent release from the organization. The gala, […]

LSO to kick off season with eclectic program

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In his second season opener as musical director and conductor of the Livingston Symphony Orchestra, maestro Anthony LaGruth has chosen a diverse musical program from the vivacious and stately to the diabolical and dramatic with Kabalevsky’s “Overture to Colas Breugnon,” Mozart’s “Haffner Symphony,” Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” and Franck’s “Symphony in […]

Junior League accepts applications for Community Grants program

MILLBURN, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills invites local nonprofit organizations to apply for a Community Grant for 2016-2017. JLOSH offers grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Grant recipients will be announced in spring 2017. The grants will be awarded to qualifying organizations whose programs further JLOSH’s new “Fill the […]

‘State of the Garden State’ at TBA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With no statewide elections in New Jersey in 2016, national issues are taking center stage this election cycle. However, with Gov. Chris Christie’s potential role in a Trump administration, at least one “safe” congressional seat in play, and the state’s economic, transportation, education and environmental sectors heavily influenced — even jeopardized — […]

NCJW discusses the dangers of social media

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Did you know that preteens and teens use social media in ways that differ from adults? Licensed psychologist Karen Smarz, director of the Family Life Education Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, will present a workshop for women on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. explaining the dangers and […]

Celebrate Sukkot at Temple B’nai Abraham

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Come and celebrate Sukkot at Temple B’nai Abraham’s Sukkot Block Party, sponsored by TBA Jewish Learning Program and The Early School, on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. Join the community for a morning of music, food, Sukkot activities and crafts. Shmooze with friends, new and old, meet members of […]

County announces eight winners in photography contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Eight local residents received awards in the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Winners were awarded in adult and youth categories and were recognized on Saturday, Sept. 24, during the annual Fall Family Festival at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Parks Photography […]

Club TBA gets ready for Rosh Hashanah

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Sunday, Sept. 25, youth members of Temple B’nai Abraham’s Club TBA kicked off the year with excitement. Sixteen enthusiastic members created decoupaged apple and honey dishes for Rosh Hashanah. The children dined on pizza, salad and created their own ice cream sundaes. Club TBA, for children in grades three through six, […]

Join Rachel Coalition at candlelight vigil

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, is excited to join together with the community at […]

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