JCC MetroWest’s inaugural Rock The Block party is huge success

JCC MetroWest’s inaugural Rock The Block party is huge success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Approximately 800 people from the community gathered at JCC MetroWest in West Orange on Aug. 5, for the inaugural Rock The Block street-fair-style event for entertainment, food and face painting. Families were entertained with musical performances by Rock N’ Roll Babies, Triple Threat Theatre Camp and Bobby Beetcut. A guest appearance […]

JFS social worker receives Humanism in Healthcare Award

JFS social worker receives Humanism in Healthcare Award

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Licensed clinical social worker Alyson Kaplan, a care consultant at JFS MetroWest, was selected as a recipient of the Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award. Sponsored by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, this award recognizes the contributions of professionals who work in local direct service health care organizations. Those who […]

Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The awards were announced at the Arts Council’s 52nd annual meeting, held at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. “The New Jersey […]

Rock the Block with the JCC

Rock the Block with the JCC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The JCC MetroWest will hold Rock the Block, a street fair-style party, on Sunday, Aug. 5, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at 760 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. This free event, which will be held rain or shine, is targeted toward all ages. The day will include live music, inflatables, face […]

JFS works to embrace LGBTQ community, promote understanding and acceptance

JFS works to embrace LGBTQ community, promote understanding and acceptance

WHIPPANY, NJ — On June 12, JFS MetroWest offered two separate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning events for National Pride Month. During the afternoon, JFS hosted a professional development program, “Beyond the Rainbow: LGBTQ Sensitivity Training,” featuring Phoenix Schneider as the speaker. Schneider is a transactivist, educator and social worker specializing in program development […]

Free crash course in Judaism at WO JCC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange JCC will host “(Not So) Basic Judaism,” a free crash course in Judaism over the course of three evenings. Part of the David Berg Lecture Series, Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald, the director of National Jewish Outreach Program, will lead: On Wednesday, June 6, “Discover Awe: Belief in God” from […]

‘Beyond the Rainbow: LGBTQ Sensitivity Training’

WHIPPANY, NJ — JFS MetroWest is offering the continuing education class “Beyond the Rainbow: LGBTQ Sensitivity Training” on Tuesday, June 12, from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Alex Aidekman Family Campus, 901 Route 10, Whippany. The program features speaker Phoenix Schneider, a trans-activist, educator and social worker specializing in program development and direct services […]

Oheb Shalom to celebrate an inclusive Shabbat

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Oheb Shalom will host Shabbat B’Yachad on Friday, March 23, at 8 p.m. Shabbat B’Yachad will be a musical celebration of inclusivity, welcoming and celebrating the gifts that people of different abilities bring to the community. The service will feature song, instrumental music, special readings and prayers, participation by honored guests, […]

Local artist shows her work in international locales

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Ellen Hanauer, a West Orange native and resident of Livingston for more than 30 years, has an upcoming solo exhibition at the historic artist colony Montsalvat in Melbourne, Australia. This edition of laser-printed anatomical mandalas on paper is part of the SciArt work she has been creating for more than 25 years. […]

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