SOMAsian potluck draws large crowd

SOMAsian potluck draws large crowd

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, June 4, South Orange Village President Sheena Collum hosted a community Asian-themed backyard potluck for SOMAsian members that drew more than 120 adults and children. SOMAsian is a Facebook group created by SOMA residents Vic Calle, Chris Stetson and Andrew Lee. Photos Courtesy of Sheena Collum

SHU students receive APA fellowship

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University graduate counseling students Sierra-Katherine Brooks of Carlisle, Pa., and Shaheda Hall of Perth Amboy, along with alumna Veronica C. Ortiz of North Plainfield have been selected by the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program as Services for Transition Age Youth fellows. Funded by a grant from the federal […]

Villagers enjoy game night, support Meals on Wheels

Villagers enjoy game night, support Meals on Wheels

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, June 2, South Orange Village President Sheena Collum hosted a Game Night and Scrabble Tournament at Above Restaurant and Bar to benefit Meals on Wheels in South Orange, run by Sage Eldercare for residents 60-plus who are frail or homebound. Participants raised more than $1,000. Photos Courtesy of Sheena […]

North Jersey Pride is back with month of events

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — North Jersey Pride, the nonprofit dedicated to promoting quality, acceptance, and respect for LGBTQ youth and families in New Jersey, returns to Memorial Park in Maplewood on Sunday, June 12, with an outstanding lineup of national and local talent, featuring rising star singer/songwriter Parson James, Samantha Marie Ware and RANGE A Cappella. Scott […]

Seton Hall Prep recognizes excellence

NEWARK, NJ — Seton Hall Preparatory School is West Orange held the Baccalaureate Mass and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 21, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, to recognize exceptional students. The following day, May 22, the school held its 156th commencement exercises at Caldwell University’s George R. Newman Center. The […]

Preet Bharara speaks at Seton Hall Law School commencement

NEWARK, NJ — Seton Hall University School of Law held its annual commencement exercises on Friday, May 27, for the Class of 2016, awarding the juris doctor degree to 159 graduates, and the master of science in jurisprudence degree to 31. The event took place at the Prudential Center in Newark. Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney […]

‘Cantors Sing the Blues’ in concert at TSTI

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Cantors Rebecca Moses and Joan Finn of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange will perform a concert of jazz, blues and American standards on Thursday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. The “Cantors Sing the Blues” event is sponsored by TSTI’s Women’s Connection, a multi-generational group of women synagogue members who come […]

Golda Och to celebrate golden anniversary

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, June 9, Golda Och Academy will celebrate its 50th anniversary at a special birthday celebration at the Golda and Michael Och Campus of Congregation Beth El in South Orange. Golda Och Academy, formerly Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union, opened in 1965 with 18 kindergarten and first-grade […]

TSTI to get ‘real about Jerusalem’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange will host a lecture by Daniel Seidemann of Terrestrial Jerusalem on Wednesday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. Seidemann, who founded and leads the non-governmental organization, will present “Getting Real about Jerusalem.” The program, sponsored by TSTI’s Israel Involvement Committee, is free and open to all. […]