School leaders to be honored at GOA spring gala

School leaders to be honored at GOA spring gala

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, June 4, Golda Och Academy will hold its annual spring gala at Congregation Beth El in South Orange, celebrating many of the school’s successes during the past year. Recognizing the important role of lay leadership in many of Golda Och’s achievements, the academy will honor Shari Broder, co-chairwoman of […]

SOCO honors locals who emulate Dr. King

SOCO honors locals who emulate Dr. King

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Civic Organization held its 49th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Jan. 6 at South Orange Middle School, honoring three community members with the Beloved Community Award. South Orange resident Stacey Borden, Maplewood Committeeman Dean Dafis and SOMS teacher Diane Grant of South Orange were honored after […]

Celebrate MLK’s legacy in South Orange

Celebrate MLK’s legacy in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Civic Organization presents its 49th Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 3 p.m. at South Orange Middle School, 70 N. Ridgewood Road. Rabbi Jesse M. Olitzky of Congregation Beth El will serve as keynote speaker. The Beloved Community Award recipients are community leaders Stacey […]

Orenstein Memorial Lecture focuses on Pirkei Avot

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Congregation Beth El will present the Rabbi Jehiel Orenstein Memorial Lecture, “New Eyes on Pirkei Avot,” by Rabbi Gordon Tucker, on Sunday, May 6, at 4 p.m. at the synagogue, 222 Irvington Ave. in South Orange. This event is free and open to the community; the lecture will be followed by […]

Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of South Orange and Maplewood residents came together on Sunday, April 15, to remember the victims of the Holocaust and to pledge that such an atrocity will not happen again on their watch. The Holocaust is the name given to the mass murder of Jews, homosexuals, disabled people, Romani and […]

‘Can Journalism Save Democracy?’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, April 26, SOMA Action will host a discussion led by a panel of prominent journalists on the role of the press in the age of President Trump; the panel had originally been scheduled for March 8, but was delayed due to snow. Panel participants are: John Cassidy, staff writer […]

Two towns to remember Holocaust in April 15 service

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The 41st annual South Orange/Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service will take place on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. at Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Ave. in South Orange. The service is preceded by a March of Remembrance at 2 p.m., which will assemble at Spiotta Park, corner of South Orange […]

Maplewood appoints six police chaplains

New police chaplain program aims to support officers, rebuild trust between police and community

Maplewood appoints six police chaplains

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department appointed its first police chaplains this month. On March 20, the Maplewood Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution appointing six clergy members from Maplewood and South Orange and police chaplains. Resolution No. 72-18 appointed to this new position Rev. Rick Boyer of Prospect Presbyterian Church in Maplewood, Rev. […]

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