TSTI celebrates confirmands

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, the Reform synagogue in South Orange, celebrated this year’s confirmation class on Friday, June 2, with a student-led service that featured students’ reflections on the year’s study as well as their place among the Jewish people. The curriculum covered theology and the students’ personal concept of God, a […]

Essex County clerk holds outreach events

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin will hold several outreach events throughout the summer. They will be held as follows: Saturday, July 1, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at West Orange Park & Ride, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange; Wednesday, July 5, from 2 to 7:30 p.m. at Nutley Parks […]

Multi-chamber networking barbecue

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A multi-chamber networking barbecue event will be Tuesday, June 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Livingston Bagel, 37 East Northfield Road in Livingston. Come one, come all, and network with Chamber of Commerce members from West Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn and Short Hills, North Essex and South Orange Chambers. You don’t […]

Raw and uncensored NCJW production opens eyes in combating sexism, violence

Raw and uncensored NCJW production opens eyes in combating sexism, violence

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — With courageous acting and a provocative script, a group of Essex County teens brought the issues of slut-shaming and sexual assault to the forefront. Against a multimedia backdrop at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in South Orange, “SLUT The Play,” written by Katie Cappiello, was presented by NCJW/Essex to a […]

JFS’ Evening of Laughter returns to raise funds, honor supporters

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest will hold its annual Evening of Laughter on Tuesday, June 6, at Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Road in Livingston. The featured performer will be comedian Gary Gulman, who was a finalist on the NBC reality-talent show “Last Comic Standing” and is a regular on late-night […]

TSTI students celebrate 2017 Hebrew High graduation

TSTI students celebrate 2017 Hebrew High graduation

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The 12th-grade class members at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel celebrated the completion of their Hebrew High program at a student-led service on Friday, May 5. Twenty students from South Orange and surrounding towns graduated this year. The Reform synagogue’s Hebrew High program incorporates many different aspects of Jewish learning; students explore issues […]

Little hands make a big difference at JLOSH ‘Kids for Kids’ event

MILLBURN, NJ — Proving that little hands can make a big difference, more than 150 children and their parents, along with 50 members of the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills took part in the fifth annual “Kids for Kids,” which is a children’s volunteer event organized by JLOSH in partnership with 10 […]

SBMC board names 3 new trustees

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three area residents — Ryan Schinman of West Orange and Robert D. Marcus and Evan Ratner, both of Short Hills — were recently named to the board of trustees at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility. “I welcome our newest board members, Robert Marcus, Evan Ratner and Ryan Schinman and […]