JFS delivers Passover meals to homebound seniors, Holocaust survivors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — During Passover, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ’s volunteer department delivered Passover meals and packages to homebound older adults and Holocaust survivors in the community.  Twenty-two volunteers distributed 130 packages that were donated by Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and filled with nonperishables for the Passover holiday, including matzoh, grape jelly, […]

Bnai Keshet to discuss black and Jewish notions of freedom

Bnai Keshet to discuss black and Jewish notions of freedom

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Brown University religious studies professor Andre Willis will discuss the Biblical concept of freedom in the modern black and Jewish imaginations on Saturday, March 27, at 11 a.m. at Bnai Keshet in Montclair via Zoom. The talk, “Exodus: Freedom in the Modern Black and Jewish Religious Imaginations,” is free of charge and […]

March events at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange

March events at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange is hosting online programs focused on the arts, social justice and Jewish learning in March. The programs, which are free of charge and open to all, will be held via Zoom; registration in advance for all is required. Details and registration links are as follows: […]

Chesed Committee shows gratitude to DOI health care workers

Chesed Committee shows gratitude to DOI health care workers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel’s more than 250 staff members are all health care heroes, caring for the elderly. As a small token of gratitude, the West Orange/Livingston Chesed Committee arranged for Daughters’ staff to receive dinners to go, catered by Shimon Nissel of Shimtal Catering. The West Orange/Livingston Chesed Committee also catered […]

DOI celebrates Passover with private seders

DOI celebrates Passover with private seders

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Passover 2020 was celebrated at Daughters of Israel by residents with their own private seders. Residents received their own seder plates and haggadahs, along with a traditional Passover dinner, in their rooms. Rabbi Zvi Karpel conducted a pretaped video seder, which was televised in each room, enabling residents to follow along. […]

Upcoming events at TSTI

Upcoming events at TSTI

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, located at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, invites the public to the following programs in March: Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m., learn about Sister Rose Thering at the screening of “Sister Rose’s Passion,” a short documentary about her life’s work to remove anti-Semitic teachings from the […]

Club TBA celebrates Mimouna

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Monday, March 19, members of Club TBA at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston celebrated the “conclusion” of Passover with a Moroccan tradition called Mimouna. Mimouna is a traditional festival celebrated at nightfall on the last day of Passover and throughout the following day until sundown. While most are filled with matzo […]

Early School makes matzo for Passover

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The students of the Early School of Temple B’nai Abraham enjoyed learning about the upcoming holiday of Passover. They particularly delighted in the hands-on experience of making matzo, unleavened bread, one of the key symbols of this significant Jewish holiday. The students were involved in the entire process from culling the wheat […]

Chabad to host community Passover seder

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Few Jewish holidays evoke the same warm sentiments as Passover. Memories of family and friends gathered as the four cups of wine are poured, the Four Questions asked and the matzo served, all contribute to Passover’s popularity in the Jewish community. Sharing the warmth and tradition of this festival, Chabad of […]

B’nai Shalom to host ‘Gift-it-4Ward’ event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In anticipation of Passover, B’nai Shalom in West Orange is pulling out all the stops to help families make sure that young children find the seder and the entire holiday to be both meaningful and fun. Children, parents and grandparents who participate in the synagogue’s first Passover Cooking & Crafting for […]