Nutley’s traditional holiday celebration set for Dec. 4

Nutley’s traditional holiday celebration set for Dec. 4

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley Mayor Joseph P. Scarpelli and the Nutley Board of Commissioners have announced plans to host one of Nutley’s oldest traditions: the annual holiday Christmas tree and menorah lighting. The entire community is invited to attend the township’s official kickoff of the holiday season. The annual celebration will take place on Sunday, […]

South Orange comes together to light the Hanukkah menorah

South Orange comes together to light the Hanukkah menorah

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Nov. 30, the South Orange community gathered in Spiotta Park for the village’s annual Hanukkah menorah-lighting ceremony. “It’s not my intention to politicize a wonderful community event, but for my non-Jewish neighbors, I think it’s so important for you to be aware of the rise in antisemitism we’ve seen throughout […]

West Orange celebrates the Festival of Lights at Town Hall

West Orange celebrates the Festival of Lights at Town Hall

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi welcomed Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz and his family to the front lawn of West Orange Town Hall for the town’s 18th annual Hanukkah menorah lighting on Nov. 29. The rabbi sang prayers in Hebrew before the mayor joined him and others in dancing the hora, a traditional Jewish circular […]

Dickens Village is back to delight Maplewood

Dickens Village is back to delight Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — One of Maplewood’s flagship events, Dickens Village brings to life various scenes from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” in miniature houses arranged in Ricalton Square. Peek inside and see fireplaces, stockings and antique toys. Each little house reveals something unique and different. This community tradition opens in December and runs each Saturday […]

WNTR Holiday Village comes to Springfield Avenue in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Yale Corner at 1866 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood will turn into a winter wonderland with hot cocoa, fresh-cut Christmas trees, Hanukkah activities, African drumming, local music and shopping for the whole family from local makers. The weekly WNTR Holiday Village and Makers Market will run Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 […]

Pushcart Players presents ‘Miracles’ right in your home

Pushcart Players presents ‘Miracles’ right in your home

VERONA, NJ — Pushcart Players, New Jersey’s Emmy-nominated and award-winning touring theater for young audiences, will present “Holiday Tales: A Season of Miracles” in virtual online presentations in late November and December. This magical musical warms the hearts of family audiences with the true spirit of the December holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, and […]

SOPAC presents Nefesh Mountain Hanukkah concert at area synagogue

SOPAC presents Nefesh Mountain Hanukkah concert at area synagogue

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Montclair-based Nefesh Mountain has been hailed as a boundary pushing bluegrass Americana band. They’re among the first to give voice and openly represent Jewish American culture, traditions, values and spirituality in the world of American roots music. Fronted by married couple Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg, Nefesh Mountain will perform a […]

West Orange celebrate Hanukkah

West Orange celebrate Hanukkah

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Council President-elect Michelle Casalino welcomed Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz of Chabad of West Orange to Town Hall to lead the township’s Hanukkah menorah-lighting ceremony on Dec. 23, the second night of the holiday. Kasowitz’s holiday message called for unity and joy in celebrating the miracle of Hanukkah.

Celebrating Hanukkah with Chabad

Celebrating Hanukkah with Chabad

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Chabad of West Orange will hold its grand anniversary celebration on Friday, Dec. 27, and Saturday, Dec. 28, at its synagogue, 401 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. Experience Shabbos Hanukkah with the Traveling Chassidim with Friday night dinner and soulful services, all starting with the lighting of the Hanukkah menorah […]

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