18 local young men and women honored for bringing Jewish learning to life

WHIPPANY, NJ — The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life recently announced the first cohort of “18 Under 18 Who Bring Jewish Learning to Life.” The contest was open to all middle and high school students in Greater MetroWest New Jersey and challenged them to write an essay demonstrating meaningful connections between their activities, passions […]

Local families to be honored by JCC at L’Dor V’Dor Gala

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Marilyn and Lester Bornstein, Flo Peck and family, and Amelia and Cory Perlstein will be the distinguished honorees at JCC MetroWest’s L’Dor V’Dor Gala on Thursday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Crystal Plaza, Livingston. This year, JCC MetroWest is thrilled to be celebrating three generations of leadership. JCC MetroWest will salute […]

EO, SO residents honored with Legends Awards

EO, SO residents honored with Legends Awards

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the 10th annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, May 11, in The Priory restaurant in Newark. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Legends Awards to East Orange resident Inez Rosalie Alick Elliott and South […]

Gaelen Juried Art Show returns for 17th year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 17th annual Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale, sponsored by Audrey & Norbert Gaelen of West Orange, will open Sunday, May 15, and run through Sunday, June 26, at the Gaelen Gallery West on the Aidekman Campus, 901 Route 10 East in Whippany. This year 85 pieces by 54 artists […]

AABJ&D brings good deeds home with cookie bake

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob & David in West Orange celebrated its second cookie bake hosted by the Jewish Family Service of JCC MetroWest on April 10. Cookie dough was donated by the Jewish Community Housing Corporation and labels were made by the WAE Center. Nearly 100 volunteers baked, packaged and […]

TSTI, WAE Center, Arts Unbound partner to promote inclusion

SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE / ORANGE, NJ — Inclusion is part of the communal DNA at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, from the Reform synagogue’s fully accessible physical plant to its commitment to welcoming all students to its religious school. TSTI’s efforts have led it to be recognized as an Exemplar Congregation — […]

AABJ&D celebrates Good Deeds Day with cookie bake

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In honor of Good Deeds Day, the annual worldwide celebration of helping others which is on April 10 this year, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest in conjunction with Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob & David in West Orange and the RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties is sponsoring a community […]

Cycling for special needs services

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Teen Committee for the JCC MetroWest Cycle For Special Needs event holds up a check for $22,000 at the Sunday, Feb. 21, cycle-thon. The proceeds from the event will go toward promoting inclusion and supporting those with special needs. Pictured, from left, are Peter Guerriero of Maplewood, Chloe Christian of […]