‘Fighting Sex Trafficking – Our Children At Risk’

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The effects of sexism and misogyny are far reaching and their most terrifying manifestation is sex trafficking, according to a recent release from the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section. How has the internet made it easier for men to exploit girls and women for sex? What compels men to […]

First ‘BARKtoberfest’ a success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The first “BARKtoberfest” pet adoption event recently took place in the Berson Learning Center parking lot at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange on Oct. 29. The event raised more than $3,300 for participating animal shelters and rescue groups, including The Friends of the Livingston Animal Shelter, part of the Healthy […]

Center for Women holds workshop to plan for retirement

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With people living longer and healthier lives, retirement constitutes a whole new stage of development and planning. Join Elaine Garrod, a psychologist and social worker who recently retired from her private practice in West Caldwell, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 7:15 to 9 p.m. at the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center […]

TBA’s Early School hosts annual Fall Marketplace

LIVINGSTON, NJ — You can do your holiday shopping early at the annual Fall Marketplace, sponsored by the TBA Early School Parents’ Council, on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Road in Livingston. There will […]

Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Dantowitz at TBA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Temple B’nai Abraham Congregational Learning program will present a monthly Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz at the temple, 300 East Northfield Road in Livingston. TBA’s Lunch and Learn explores today’s issues seen through a Jewish lens. The group will meet at 11 a.m. on Thursdays, Nov. 17, Dec. […]

NCJW/Essex Center for Women … 35 years and still going strong

NCJW/Essex Center for Women … 35 years and still going strong

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, helping women find a safe and nurturing place to go as a resource for self-improvement and self-empowerment. The center’s environment fosters networking and offers resources for women who are in transition in their lives or careers. […]

Life in Transition? The RISE Institute can help

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Reaching Into Self-Empowerment is a program offered at the NCJW/Essex Center for Women that will help you achieve your goals, transform your fears, improve your coping skills, gain strength from past experiences and much more. This upcoming RISE program will be held on six consecutive Tuesdays, beginning Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. […]

‘BARKtoberfest’ pet adoption event coming to Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Meet adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens while supporting local animal shelters and rescue groups during “BARKtoberfest,” scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. The event will take place in the zoo’s Berson Learning Center, located directly off Northfield […]

Award-winning journalist to discuss the Supreme Court at NCJW event

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — NCJW/Essex will present award-winning journalist Dahlia Lithwick, a contributing editor at Newsweek and senior editor at Slate, to discuss the Supreme Court on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m., at Brooklake Country Club, 139 Brooklake Road in Florham Park. Lithwick writes the “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns for Slate, and […]

Recognizing the warning signs of eating disorders

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With the pressure in today’s society on appearances and dieting, the Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women is presenting a workshop on the “Warning Signs of Eating Disorders in Pre-Teens and Teens” on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Do you know what is considered normal teenage concern […]

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