West Orange is epicenter of county traffic delays

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The snowstorm on Thursday, Nov. 15, proved a lot more intense than had been anticipated. As a result, it caused havoc in northern New Jersey, as resources were overtaxed, commuters were trapped inside their cars for hours, and students were stranded at school or inside school buses. Essex County saw 6 […]

Snowstorm wallops SO and Maplewood

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The snowstorm on Thursday, Nov. 15, proved a lot more intense than had been anticipated. As a result, it caused havoc in northern New Jersey, as resources were overtaxed, commuters were trapped inside their cars for hours, and students were stranded at school or inside school buses. Essex County […]

Federation hosts series of conversations about Israel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Global Connections and the Community Relations Committee of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ are co-hosting a series of community conversations to encourage civil discourse on the issues that unite and divide Jews in Israel and the United States. The series, “Building a Heart with Many Rooms,” is designed to create […]

JSDD celebrate opening of ‘Doorways to Infinite Possibility’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled of MetroWest, a not-for-profit social service provider based in West Orange, hosted a fundraising gala and art exhibit opening, “Doorways to Infinite Possibility.” At this special event, Livingston Deputy Mayor Alfred Anthony was honored for his contributions on behalf of […]

TSTI’s PrimeConnection celebrates first anniversary

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — One thing members of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange prize is connection — to their synagogue and through the many ways in which TSTI brings its members together. One example is PrimeConnection, a group for adults in their prime of life that provides monthly opportunities to connect with peers at […]

5th annual West Orange Shabbat Project is huge success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual West Orange Shabbat Project, which commenced Thursday, Oct. 25, was part of the worldwide Shabbat Project, which took place in 1,416 cities in 97 countries throughout the world, uniting together Jews from all backgrounds and traditions. Featured this year was world-renowned speaker Rabbi YY Jacobson, founder of TheYeshiva.net, who […]

Join Rachel Coalition during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

WEST ORANGE / LIVINGSTON, NJ — Domestic violence affects every community. It thrives when we are silent, but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic abuse. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, has a month of activities […]

With new machine, renovated JCC gym works out routine

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The last year has seen JCC MetroWest make many improvements to its fitness facilities as it upgraded the women’s locker room, cycling studio and, most recently, the fitness center. Reopened Sept. 21, the gym now features new flooring, cardio machines and a training area that features the Queenax machine, a suspension […]

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

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 […]