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 […]

Golden expertly crafts tale of 1960s post-war experience

Artful writing frames grand story of love, loss and justice

Golden expertly crafts tale of 1960s post-war experience

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 1960s are remembered for many things, such as the space race, the civil rights movement, President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Beatlemania and a persistent fear of nuclear war. For author Peter Golden, the 1960s represents all of these things and so much more — for Golden, the 1960s […]

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

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 […]

Towns cry ‘never again’ as united front

South Orange, Maplewood commemorate Holocaust victims, survivors at annual interfaith event

Towns cry ‘never again’ as united front

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The uplifting ambience was augmented by the pleasant weather on Sunday, April 23, as the South Orange-Maplewood community marched to remember Holocaust victims, honor survivors, and disseminate messages of unity and acceptance. While marches are a frequent occurrence across the country amid the current political climate, the South Orange-Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance […]

Area teen organizes event to remember the heroes of the Holocaust

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 200 people filled the theater at JCC MetroWest last week for a Holocaust Remembrance Day presentation with guest speaker Robert Bielsky. Bielsky is the youngest son of the legendary partisan commander Tuvia Bielsky who saved more than 1,200 Jewish lives during the Holocaust and was portrayed by Daniel Craig […]

Local residents learn about the horrors of the Holocaust

Local residents learn about the horrors of the Holocaust

WASHINGTON, DC — The South Orange-Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Committee sponsored an April 18 trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Lincoln Memorial and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial for 50 students, their teachers and guests, including two Holocaust survivors, who shared their testimony on the way to Washington, D.C. This trip was […]