JCC unveils 2019 season for Gaelen Center for the Arts

JCC unveils 2019 season for Gaelen Center for the Arts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Gaelen Center for the Arts at JCC MetroWest will have a multi-faceted selection of arts and cultural programing for 2019. Building upon their already successful New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, popular youth theater programs and art gallery exhibitions, the coming season will include a Conservatory Chamber Music Concert Series, authors […]

Celebrating MLK’s legacy, those who emulate him

Celebrating MLK’s legacy, those who emulate him

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Join the township of West Orange and the West Orange Human Relations Commission for a celebration honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This free community program will be Monday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive. The celebration’s theme […]

Attend 6th annual ‘Bowling for Scholarship Dollars’

Attend 6th annual ‘Bowling for Scholarship Dollars’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Education Foundation is sponsoring the sixth annual “Bowling for Scholarship Dollars” on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Eagle Rock Lanes, 424 Eagle Rock Ave., beginning at 7:30 p.m. The popular event raises funds for West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore’s Scholarships, which are awarded to graduating seniors each year. […]

WO woman sponsors trip to Romania in honor of her father, a Holocaust survivor

WO woman sponsors trip to Romania in honor of her father, a Holocaust survivor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thanks to the passion of West Orange resident Dorit Tabak, the Tarbut Sighet Foundation will hold an “All Generation Gathering” to commemorate the 75 years since the Jewish deportation from Maramures-Sighet to Auschwitz. Tarbut is organizing a May trip, sponsored by Tabak, to Romania, specifically the town of Sighet, the hometown […]

Alper selected as president of BOE

Merklinger and Trigg-Scales sworn in to their first terms on Board of Ed.

Alper selected as president of BOE

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education kicked off the new year at its reorganization meeting on Jan. 7 at West Orange High School, swearing in two new members and electing a new president and vice president. Cheryl Merklinger and Terry Trigg-Scales took the seats previously held by former board members Ron […]

Multiple Essex County venues nominated for JerseyArts awards

Multiple Essex County venues nominated for JerseyArts awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Discover Jersey Arts — a project dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey, and co-sponsored by the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts — recently announced that voting in the 2019 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards is under way. […]

Essex County enacts Code Blue procedures during cold snap

Essex County enacts Code Blue procedures during cold snap

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Thursday, Jan. 10, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced Code Blue procedures were being activated because of extreme cold weather in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect through Monday, Jan. 14. “Providing our homeless residents with a warm place to stay during […]

Daughters celebrates its annual ‘Dedication of Hands’

Daughters celebrates its annual ‘Dedication of Hands’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual “Dedication of Hands” ceremony at Daughters of Israel, led by Rabbi Zvi Karpel, the facility’s chaplain, helps staff members recharge for the new year. The ceremony, which took place in the Daughters synagogue during the last week in December, is a two-part ritual consisting of rinsing the hands with […]