Celebrate Shabbat Shalem in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As part of Jewish Disabilities and Awareness and Inclusion month, Shabbat Shalem on Feb. 8 and 9 will reflect on how to better include people with challenges in the Jewish community — not just for this one Shabbat but all the time. Whatever the disability or challenge, all Jews are entitled […]

5th annual West Orange Shabbat Project is huge success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual West Orange Shabbat Project, which commenced Thursday, Oct. 25, was part of the worldwide Shabbat Project, which took place in 1,416 cities in 97 countries throughout the world, uniting together Jews from all backgrounds and traditions. Featured this year was world-renowned speaker Rabbi YY Jacobson, founder of TheYeshiva.net, who […]

Communities respond to anti-Semitism

Religious and government leaders take a firm stand following hateful graffiti, JCC bomb threat

Communities respond to anti-Semitism

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE, NJ — Things have certainly been tense in America in the last few months, with organizations like the ACLU showing a marked increase in anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and racist incidents. Unfortunately, Essex County has also experienced some of this hatred. Residents and officials in Essex County were disheartened during […]

West Orange comes together to celebrate Shabbat

West Orange comes together to celebrate Shabbat

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Shabbat Project 2016 was a huge success, with close to 100 participants at the challah bake, more than 340 participants at Friday night dinner, 50-plus at the Shabbat House luncheon, and close to 200 at the havdalah concert, according to a press release. The Shabbat Project, a project […]

West Orange Jews come together to celebrate Shabbos

West Orange Jews come together to celebrate Shabbos

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s Jewish community will unite with millions of Jews from more than 400 cities and 60 countries for the fourth annual Shabbat Project, a worldwide celebration of Judaism’s weekly holy day, from Nov. 10 through 12. This year’s celebration features three days of activities — not just the Saturday Shabbat […]

AABJ&D wraps up its 50-year celebration with annual dinner

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob & David will have its annual dinner on Sunday, May 8, at 6 p.m. at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange. The dinner is the culminating event of a year filled with special programs and activities to help celebrate AABJ&D’s 50th anniversary. Rabbi Alvin and […]

AABJ&D brings good deeds home with cookie bake

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob & David in West Orange celebrated its second cookie bake hosted by the Jewish Family Service of JCC MetroWest on April 10. Cookie dough was donated by the Jewish Community Housing Corporation and labels were made by the WAE Center. Nearly 100 volunteers baked, packaged and […]

AABJ&D celebrates Good Deeds Day with cookie bake

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In honor of Good Deeds Day, the annual worldwide celebration of helping others which is on April 10 this year, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest in conjunction with Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob & David in West Orange and the RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties is sponsoring a community […]