Maple Leaf Awards to honor local volunteers

Maple Leaf Awards to honor local volunteers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 51st annual Maple Leaf Award Ceremony and brunch on Sunday, May 5, will honor Mike David, Robert McCoy and Mike Summersgill with Maple Leaf Awards for volunteer and community service; Bardin Levavy will be honored posthumously. “This year’s Maple Leaf Award recipients includes both relatively long-time and more recent residents of […]

Interfaith Holocaust education program for high schoolers

Interfaith Holocaust education program for high schoolers

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, in partnership with South Orange’s Oheb Shalom Congregation, will be hosting an interfaith Holocaust remembrance event for high school students on Sunday, March 31, at 3 p.m. at Oheb Shalom, 170 Scotland Road in South Orange. The program will include the screening of The Jewish […]

Purim carnival at Oheb Shalom

Purim carnival at Oheb Shalom

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — All are welcome to the Oheb Shalom Boardwalk at 170 Scotland Road in South Orange on Sunday, March 17, for a community Purim carnival. From noon to 2 p.m., there will be games, activities, bounce houses, food and fun for children of all ages. Admission is charged per child and gives […]

Village Apartments to host free Broadway cabaret show

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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, […]

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