Chabad education program to ask tough questions about criminal justice

Chabad education program to ask tough questions about criminal justice

WEST ORANGE, NJ — This February, Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz of Chabad of West Orange will offer “Crime and Consequence,” a new six-session course by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, exploring 3,000 years of Jewish perspective on conviction, sentencing and criminal rehabilitation. Beginning Monday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m., participants in the course will challenge their […]

eBorg STEM to hold robotics workshop for Girl Scouts

eBorg STEM to hold robotics workshop for Girl Scouts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive in West Orange, eBorg Robotics — Team No. 12538 — will host a free FIRST Robotics Workshop and a STEM question-and-answer session for Girl Scouts of Essex and Morris counties. The robotics workshop will be […]

WOHS students receive awards at NJASC convention

WOHS students receive awards at NJASC convention

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Student Council President Selam Woldai received “Student Leader of the Year” and sophomore Rian DeVera was elected as vice president to the New Jersey Association of Student Councils on Jan. 9. Selam attended the 93rd annual NJASC convention with DeVera and Health Careers Club Vice President Siddi […]

Chabad’s Women’s Dinner is smashing success

Chabad’s Women’s Dinner is smashing success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, Jan. 8, Chabad of West Orange held its annual Women’s Dinner with special guest Judge Rachel Freier. The evening was hosted by Altie Kasowitz, co-director of Chabad of West Orange, and included 130 guests from West Orange and the surrounding communities. “What a delightful evening,” West Orange resident Shirley […]

WOAC embraces Afro-Cuban art in exhibit

Hernandez brings the sights and sounds of Cuba to West Orange

WOAC embraces Afro-Cuban art in exhibit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council opened a new exhibit of paintings by Alberto Hernandez in its gallery on Jan. 5, displaying 30 canvases by the Cuban-born and Newark-raised painter, and the space came alive with Cuban music and dancing Jan. 13 as the gallery held an opening reception for the show. […]

Teen dating abuse experts visit WOHS health classes

Teen dating abuse experts visit WOHS health classes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Experts from the Center for Women, part of the National Council of Jewish Women/Essex, presented on the topic of “teen dating abuse” in West Orange High School health classes on Jan. 10 and 11. Students used prior knowledge from their “Relationships and Abuse” unit taught in their Health 9 classes to […]

14th annual WOHS Color Guard Invitational set for Jan. 26

14th annual WOHS Color Guard Invitational set for Jan. 26

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 14th annual Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network Winter Guard Competition will be held in the Tarnoff Gymnasium at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave., on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. West Orange High School will host the event and the WOHS Varsity and JV Winter Color Guards will […]

Mayor sworn in for third term

McCartney starts 5th term, Guarino becomes pres., Matute-Brown takes seat

Mayor sworn in for third term

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council opened the new year by swearing in a new councilwoman, council president and Mayor Robert Parisi for his third term in office at its meeting Jan. 8. Newly elected Cindy Matute-Brown took the oath of office and Councilwoman Susan McCartney was sworn in for her fifth […]

West Orange man poised to join 7 Continents Club

West Orange man poised to join 7 Continents Club

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Six of the seven continents are traveled to often, leaving behind Antarctica, portrayed as a frozen tundra where penguins waddle around and seals flip in the cold water. But West Orange resident Ken Smith is taking on the icebergs when he travels to the southern hemisphere in a couple of weeks, […]

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