Betty Maddalena ELC’s holiday concert brings cuteness and cheer

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District’s littlest learners brought some holiday magic at their concert on Dec. 10. Led by teacher Tim Egan, the students performed favorites like “Jingle Bells,” “Dreidel” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” along with their teachers. Each class designed or wore a special hat: Santa, elf, reindeer […]

Maplewood celebrates holiday season

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Thursday, Dec. 6, Maplewood community members gathered in Ricalton Square to celebrate the fifth night of Hanukkah by lighting the Hanukkah menorah. The celebration was attended by Mayor Vic DeLuca, members of the Maplewood Township Committee, and Dickens Village Co-chairwomen Ellen Davenport and Rosetta Weiser. With the help of Rabbi Sholom […]

West Orange celebrates the Festival of Lights

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange community gathered together Monday, Dec. 3, to celebrate the second night of Hanukkah. Joined by Mayor Robert Parisi and other township residents and officials, Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, of Chabad of West Orange, lit the Hanukkah menorah in front of Town Hall. Photos by Amanda Valentovic

South Orange community gathers to celebrate Hanukkah

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Members the South Orange community came together Sunday, Dec. 2, in Spiotta Park to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah by lighting the Hanukkah menorah. Attendees enjoyed hot chocolate, jelly doughnuts and holiday songs. Rabbi Dan Cohen, of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, spoke about the significance of light to […]

JFS recognizes important of Holocaust remembrance during Hanukkah

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ is partnering with The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, also known as the Claims Conference, to honor Holocaust survivors with a candle-lighting ceremony on the third night of Hanukkah. This event, representing the second International Holocaust Survivors Night, will also be taking place […]

TSTI to hold young family Hanukkah celebration and dinner

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Area families with children in preschool through second grade are welcome to attend the a Hanukkah celebration and dinner for young families at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel on Friday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m.; it will be followed immediately by a family-friendly Hanukkah Shabbat service at 6 p.m. with Ellen Allard, an […]

JCHC to hold free Hanukkah concert with Kol Dodi at JCC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey will hold a free Hanukkah concert featuring Kol Dodi, the community chorale of Greater MetroWest NJ, on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. at the JCC MetroWest Theater, 760 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. The free one-hour concert, open to the public, […]

WO Chabad to celebrate 3rd anniversary, Hanukkah

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Chabad of West Orange, 401 Pleasant Valley Way, will celebrate its third anniversary with a special Hanukkah Shabbat fete with special guests the Weinreb Brothers, who are talented vocalists and musicians. On Friday, Dec. 7, at 4:11 p.m., attend a Shabbat candle lighting and Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony, to be followed […]

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