Jewish Women’s Foundation awards $152,246 in grants, appoints new director

Jewish Women’s Foundation awards $152,246 in grants, appoints new director

WHIPPANY, NJ — Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey has awarded $152,246 in competitive grants to six nonprofit organizations that work to transform the lives of women and girls and to build social capital. Since 2007, JWFNJ has funded approximately 60 organizations in New Jersey and Israel, awarding more than $775,000. JWFNJ board members are […]

Community FoodBank of NJ announces new president and CEO

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Community FoodBank of New Jersey recently announced the selection of Carlos M. Rodriguez as its new president and CEO, following a nationwide search to replace outgoing CEO Debra Vizzi. Rodriguez will be the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s third CEO since the organization’s founding in 1975. Rodriguez, who will assume his […]

County drive for the needy collects 11 tons of donations

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County recently announced that 97,459 people visited the 11th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo and more than 11 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys were collected for those in need. “It is humbling to see the large number of items dropped off at the […]

County outlines plan for 2018 deer culling program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. recently outlined plans for the 2018 Essex County Deer Management Program in South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation. This is the 11th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. “Controlling the population by removing […]

WSOU collects more than 350 pounds of food for local food bank

WSOU collects more than 350 pounds of food for local food bank

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As part of its commitment to community service, student-run WSOU 89.5 FM at Seton Hall University continued its annual participation in the “Students Change Hunger” program, collecting more than 350 pounds of food for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. WSOU became involved with Students Change Hunger because of the tremendous […]

Kneading for those in need

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Members of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange rolled up their sleeves to participate in a community challah bake on Feb. 7 in the kitchen at Community FoodBank of New Jersey, located in Hillside. The event, “Kneading for Those in Need,” was sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and […]

Deer management program culls 89 animals from reservations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently announced that 89 deer and 56 unborn deer were removed from South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation during the 2017 deer management program. The program, which was held on six days between Jan. 17 and Feb. 14, is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number […]