Congregants satisfy need to connect at virtual retreat

Congregants satisfy need to connect at virtual retreat

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Hunger for communal connection after weeks of pandemic isolation drove record turnout for Montclair synagogue Bnai Keshet’s annual retreat, held virtually, May 22 to 24. The virtual event drew 225 people — 90 families, or 32 percent of the 275-family Montclair congregation — up from 90 people or 30 families, in a […]

Bnai Keshet continues open-seating tradition for High Holy Days

Bnai Keshet continues open-seating tradition for High Holy Days

MONTCLAIR, NJ — In keeping with long-standing Bnai Keshet tradition, non-members are welcome at all High Holy Day services at no charge. Although tickets are not required, non-members who wish to attend are asked to make reservations and may do so online at www.bnaikeshet.org. “Welcoming non-members to join us at High Holy Day services is […]

JFS of MetroWest to administer Wise Aging initiative

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest has been awarded a grant by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey to administer a Wise Aging initiative in the MetroWest communities. The program, which is a partnership with 12 local synagogue groups plus the JCC MetroWest, will help Jewish people in their second adulthoods, their […]