Michael Oren returns to B’nai Shalom in WO

Michael Oren returns to B’nai Shalom in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Michael Oren will return to West Orange on Tuesday, Sept. 4, to take the stage at Temple B’nai Shalom for his talk “Israel and American Jews: Common Destiny or Separate Paths?” The Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and West Orange native and will be speaking in his hometown about the relationship between […]

Michael Oren to speak at B’nai Shalom

Michael Oren to speak at B’nai Shalom

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren, who currently sits in Knesset, Israel’s governing body, as a member of the Kulanu party and is a deputy minister in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, will return to West Orange, where he grew up, on Tuesday, Sept. 4. At B’nai […]

B’nai Shalom to host ‘Gift-it-4Ward’ event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In anticipation of Passover, B’nai Shalom in West Orange is pulling out all the stops to help families make sure that young children find the seder and the entire holiday to be both meaningful and fun. Children, parents and grandparents who participate in the synagogue’s first Passover Cooking & Crafting for […]

Gift-it-4Ward family havdalah celebrations at B’nai Shalom

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A new series of Gift-it-4Ward family havdalah celebrations is being launched by B’nai Shalom in West Orange with a Hanukkah Pajama Party on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. “The three havdalah celebrations prior to Hanukkah, Tu B’Shevat and Passover will provide a wonderful opportunity for children, parents and […]

TBS Men’s Club wins award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Men’s Club at Temple B’nai Shalom in West Orange recently won the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs Quality Club Award. On Oct. 10, at the Men’s Club’s “Scotch in the Sukkah” event, former FJMC Northern NJ Region President Peter Gotlieb, center, presented the award to, from left, Club President Gary […]

Spiritual learning experience at B’nai Shalom

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the new year rapidly approaches, it is important to focus on how you can give yourself a fresh start for a more productive and prosperous year. B’nai Shalom’s Rabbi Robert Tobin and Wendi L. Dumbroff want to encourage full inclusion of all individuals. The duo will share their tools and […]

Sixth jitney route serving more of town launches

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange jitney launched a sixth line that started service Tuesday, Sept. 5, and will provide commuters with rides to and from the Brick Church and Orange train stations. The new line covers the Redwood, Pleasantdale and Lourdes neighborhoods on weekdays and makes stops on Pleasant Valley Way at Hooper […]

Unity Rally draws crowd on Labor Day

WO residents gather to reaffirm commitment to diversity, inclusiveness, equity and community

Unity Rally draws crowd on Labor Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange human relations commissioners took advantage of a sunny Labor Day morning when they and about 60 West Orange residents gathered on Main Street at the steps of Town Hall for the Unity Rally. Organized by Mike Taylor and Simone Shenassa, the event featured speakers from various local religious groups […]

Big grins and high fives at B2SS

Big grins and high fives at B2SS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — “I got the coolest stuff!” said one young boy running up to greet his father after attending the ninth annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store on Sunday, July 30. “My new backpack makes me feel smart and important!” said another child. With walls completely lined with coats, rows of new sneakers, […]

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 […]