Oheb Shalom Congregation welcomes new clergy

Oheb Shalom Congregation welcomes new clergy

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — One of the oldest congregations in Conservative Judaism in the northeast, with a legacy of social justice and egalitarian values, will celebrate the installation of two new clergy on July 1. Rabbi Abigail Treu, a 2008 Jewish Theology Seminary graduate, will assume the post of senior rabbi following her role as […]

South Orange–Maplewood community remembers the Holocaust at annual interfaith service

South Orange–Maplewood community remembers the Holocaust at annual interfaith service

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange and Maplewood community came together on April 18 for “Remember & Tell: The SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Service,” to remember the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Despite the annual event being held virtually this year, it was incredibly poignant; the virtual platform actually allowed for […]

‘#MeToo and the Jews’ at Oheb Shalom

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Sexual harassment continues to plague society. So, why is there a large proportion of Jewish men named regarding sexual misconduct and aggression? Temple Oheb Shalom, located in South Orange, will host a panel to attempt to answer this question. The panel, “#MeToo and the Jews,” will be Sunday, Oct. 25, at […]

Village Apartments to host free Broadway cabaret show

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The public is invited to “Broadway in South Orange Village” on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m., featuring singer and actor Carla Stickler. Stickler, who starred as Elphaba in “Wicked” on Broadway and on the national tour, has performed around the world; she will be accompanied by Nick Wilders, who was […]

High Holiday Food Drive a great success at TBA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Temple B’nai Abraham Social Action Committee held its annual High Holiday Food Drive, between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, which yielded tons of food. The collected items were donated to local social agencies, including Livingston CHOW and the Bobrow Family Kosher Food Pantry at Oheb Shalom in South Orange, where there […]

Oheb Shalom welcomes new education director

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Gavin Hirsch has joined the professional staff of Oheb Shalom Congregation as director of education, according to a press release from the synagogue. Hirsch will oversee an innovative program for the children and families of the Zeman Hebrew School, as well as youth programming for the congregation. Most recently, Hirsch served […]

Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of South Orange and Maplewood residents came together on Sunday, April 15, to remember the victims of the Holocaust and to pledge that such an atrocity will not happen again on their watch. The Holocaust is the name given to the mass murder of Jews, homosexuals, disabled people, Romani and […]

Oheb Shalom fetes Lippitz, 30 years of women cantors

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — International Women’s Day occurred March 8, but the celebration continued into the weekend when South Orange’s Oheb Shalom Congregation honored its own Cantor Erica Lippitz, who is celebrating 30 years of serving in the cantorate. “From Bima to Broadway” featured Lippitz and cantors Magda Fishman, Alisa Pomerantz-Boro and Elizabeth Shammash, who […]

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