The ‘Better’ way to divorce

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Divorce is never easy, but why litigate if you can mediate and save money? The Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women welcomes experienced marital attorney Joanna Brick, founding managing partner of Brick Law LLC in Fair Lawn, on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 7:15 to 9 p.m., to discuss how to […]

TBA Midday Run rides again

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Temple B’nai Abraham Midday Run, the distribution of donated clothing and food to those in need in Newark’s community at St. Rocco’s Church, took place Sunday, Nov. 18. This annual event, sponsored by TBA Teen Tikkun Olam Group, was preceded by a two-month food and clothing drive at the temple. On […]

Take a holiday candlelight tour of Kip’s Castle

VERONA, NJ — Take a holiday candlelight tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle, 22 Crestmont Road in Verona, to view the stained glass Tiffany windows and learn the history of this hidden gem. Tours will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27; Fridays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28; […]

County to hold annual sustainable gingerbread house contest

ROSELAND, NJ — This December, participate in the 2018 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Ave. in Roseland. The contest is free and there are a variety of categories in which participants can compete. The deadline to register is Saturday, Dec. 1, and all entries must […]

JSDD celebrate opening of ‘Doorways to Infinite Possibility’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled of MetroWest, a not-for-profit social service provider based in West Orange, hosted a fundraising gala and art exhibit opening, “Doorways to Infinite Possibility.” At this special event, Livingston Deputy Mayor Alfred Anthony was honored for his contributions on behalf of […]

TSTI’s PrimeConnection celebrates first anniversary

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — One thing members of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange prize is connection — to their synagogue and through the many ways in which TSTI brings its members together. One example is PrimeConnection, a group for adults in their prime of life that provides monthly opportunities to connect with peers at […]

Women to Women Luncheon held in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Oct. 30, Rachel Coalition hosted its annual Women to Women Luncheon at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange. The keynote speaker was Jennie Willoughby, a domestic violence survivor who has been outspoken about the abuse she says she suffered from former husband Rob Porter, a former White House aide. […]

County hosts ninth annual Veterans Day observance

NEWARK, NJ — At the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance in Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Wednesday, Nov. 7, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., joined by 11th Congressional District Congresswoman-elect Mikie Sherrill, a veteran herself, presented an Essex County Community Star Award to William D. Squires, a U.S. Navy and […]

Club TBA members craft message vases

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Nov. 5 and 6, Club TBA met for the second session in a series of programs based on Jewish values. November’s theme is “Kindness and Compassion.” Members of Club TBA of the Jewish Learning Program of Temple B’nai Abraham created a vase filled with personal messages with their interpretations of kindness […]

University Hospital honored at NCJW/Essex opening event

LIVINGSTON, NJ — University Hospital in Newark was presented the Helen D. Schwartz Memorial Crystal Award at the NCJW/Essex opening event on Oct. 23 at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park. This award honors an individual, agency or corporation making an impact in the community and exemplifying the goals and purposes of the National Council […]

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