JCC Association outraged by new wave of bomb threats

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A new rash of bomb threats called into Jewish community centers and Jewish day schools today follow the dozens of threats that have been called into various Jewish-affiliated facilities, including the West Orange JCC on Jan. 31. “Anti-Semitism of this nature should not and must not be allowed to endure in our […]

JCCs respond to new wave of bomb threats

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Earlier this week, 11 Jewish community centers received phoned-in bomb threats on Feb. 20. This comes in the aftermath of three waves of bomb threats in January, resulting in, through this most recent wave, 69 incidents at 54 JCCs in 27 states and one Canadian province in total. The West Orange […]

JCC evacuates following bomb threat

JCC evacuates following bomb threat

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division is investigating a string of bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers throughout North America in January, including one that forced West Orange’s JCC MetroWest to evacuate Jan. 31. FBI spokeswoman Samantha Tucker Shero told the West Orange Chronicle that the […]

TSTI hosts professor to discuss anti-Semitism in France

SOUTH ORANGE — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange will host Robert Zaretsky, professor of history at the Honors College, University of Houston, for its monthly Shabbat Service with a Scholar program on Friday, Dec. 9. Zaretsky will discuss “The Rise of a New Form of Anti-Semitism in France.” He will share insights about the […]

Students speak of everyday racism at CHS

Following district incidents on social media, high school students spoke out during BOE meeting

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This month, the South Orange-Maplewood community was shocked by acts of racism and anti-Semitism on social media from local students. In response, several students and teachers spoke out at the May 12 Board of Education reorganization meeting, proposing ways to rectify the situation and begging the school district to […]

District struggles with intolerance online

Incidents at Columbia High School, South Orange Middle School create backlash in community

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As social media spreads one’s words globally and instantly, it has become much easier for foolishness and cruelty to be dispersed. The South Orange-Maplewood School District knows this all too well, especially following the two incidents that came to light last week involving racist and anti-Semitic social media postings […]

Four women honored for carrying on Sister Rose’s legacy

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University’s Sister Rose Thering Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies marked the 10-year anniversary of the death of its namesake at its annual Evening of Roses fundraiser by recognizing four women who similarly made a difference through their advocacy and toil, including one mother who has dedicated herself to […]