WO woman sponsors trip to Romania in honor of her father, a Holocaust survivor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thanks to the passion of West Orange resident Dorit Tabak, the Tarbut Sighet Foundation will hold an “All Generation Gathering” to commemorate the 75 years since the Jewish deportation from Maramures-Sighet to Auschwitz. Tarbut is organizing a May trip, sponsored by Tabak, to Romania, specifically the town of Sighet, the hometown […]

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 […]

Eighth annual Wilf Lecture to be Nov. 4

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — What will happen to the stories of Holocaust survivors and liberators once they are no longer among us? How will the lessons of the Holocaust live on from one generation to the next? The Sister Rose Thering Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies will seek to address these critical questions on […]

Sister Rose Thering Fund appoints new chairwoman

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The torch has officially been passed. Melinda Hanlon, president of the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest and a resident of Watchung, has become the new chairwoman of the board of trustees for Seton Hall University’s Sister Rose Thering Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies, as of July 1. Formerly […]

Chabad to show Holocaust documentary on Tisha B’Av

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, July 22, at 5 p.m., Chabad of West Orange will commemorate Tisha B’Av with the presentation of documentary film “No. 4 Street of Our Lady.” The documentary depicts the remarkable story of a polish Catholic woman who rescued 16 of her Jewish neighbors during the Holocaust. For close to […]

Seton Hall celebrates leadership service and interreligious harmony

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Sister Rose Thering was a tough act to follow; she was a deeply passionate upstander who devoted her life to the fight against anti-Semitism within the Catholic Church. Honoring Thering’s memory and those who follow in her footsteps, inspirational presenters and performers — representing the Jewish, Catholic and Baptist communities — […]

GOA to premiere ‘Names, Not Numbers’ documentary

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, June 3, Golda Och Academy will premiere its “Names, Not Numbers” Holocaust documentary film at Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston. “Names, Not Numbers” is an interactive, multimedia Holocaust project created by educator Tova Fish-Rosenberg that enables students to work with professional journalists, filmmakers and Holocaust scholars to prepare them […]