Holocaust assembly at RMS features story of Anne Frank

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Holocaust assembly at Roosevelt Middle School on April 18 featured a special performance highlighting the life and death of Anne Frank. Presented by the award-winning educational acting company “Living Voices,” “Through the Eyes of a Friend” provided a young teen’s vantage point of the Nazi occupation of Holland and […]

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 […]

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 […]

TBA to hosts Yom HaShoah observance

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Thursday, April 12, the Temple B’nai Abraham family will gather to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day with a service at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Peter Hirschmann, whose son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Hayley Hirschmann, are temple members. Peter Hirschmann, who will share memories of his own upbringing as the […]

SHU invites public to teachers’ study day

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program at Seton Hall University invites educators and other interested individuals to the professional development study day, “Jews and Resistance in France during World War II.” The study day, which will offer five professional development credit hours to New Jersey educators, will be held Monday, March 5, […]

‘Humor as Resistance in Holocaust Cinema’ at Beth El

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m., filmmaker Stuart Weinstock, a Beth El member, will present a special talk at Congregation Beth El, “Humor as Resistance in Holocaust Cinema.” The lecture and discussion will explore when comedy serves a higher purpose than entertainment. In the case of film as an act […]

GOA students join ‘Names, Not Numbers’ Holocaust project

WEST ORANGE, NJ — High school students at Golda Och Academy in West Orange will become documentary filmmakers this year, as 20 students in grades 10 through 12 participate in the “Names, Not Numbers” program. The program turns studying the Holocaust into an interactive project, enabling students to interview Holocaust survivors and subsequently create a […]

Holocaust survivor Fran Malkin shares story with RMS students

Holocaust survivor Fran Malkin shares story with RMS students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Roosevelt Middle School students were mesmerized by the gripping story of Holocaust survivor Feyge “Fran” Malkin on May 15. Malkin, now 79, is a longtime West Orange resident. Her cousin, Judy Maltz, a filmmaker who worked on “No. 4 Street of Our Lady,” a documentary of the family’s ordeal during the […]