JFS works to embrace LGBTQ community, promote understanding and acceptance

WHIPPANY, NJ — On June 12, JFS MetroWest offered two separate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning events for National Pride Month. During the afternoon, JFS hosted a professional development program, “Beyond the Rainbow: LGBTQ Sensitivity Training,” featuring Phoenix Schneider as the speaker. Schneider is a transactivist, educator and social worker specializing in program development […]

WO residents honored by NCJW/Essex

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the NCJW/Essex annual Installation and Awards Evening on Wednesday, May 30, at Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston, West Orange resident Patti Nathan received the Hannah G. Solomon Award and West Orange resident Penny Sherry received the NCJW/Essex Service to Section Award. The Hannah G. Solomon Award is presented by […]

West Orange resident to be honored by synagogue

SHORT HILLS, NJ — Harriet Perlmutter-Pilchik, a resident of West Orange, will be honored by Temple B’nai Jeshurun at a gala celebration commemorating the synagogue’s 170th anniversary on Thursday, May 10. The evening’s theme, “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” pays tribute to the temple’s past presidents, the Interfaith Hospitality Network’s founding organizers and the synagogue’s Rabbi […]

TBJ to honor villagers

SHORT HILLS, NJ — South Orange residents Charles Oransky and Frederic Smith will be honored by Temple B’nai Jeshurun at a gala celebration commemorating the synagogue’s 170th anniversary on Thursday, May 10. The evening’s theme, “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” pays tribute to the temple’s past presidents, the Interfaith Hospitality Network’s founding organizers and the synagogue’s […]

NCJW presents ‘Danger: Pregnancy Ahead’

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The threats to women’s health care are real, according to a recent press release from the NCJW/Essex Center for Women. Today, in the name of fetal rights and under the guise of the war on drugs, women have been arrested for being pregnant and continuing to term in spite of a drug […]

NCJW addresses information void in reproductive health education

MILLBURN, NJ — NCJW/Essex will sponsor a Lunch and Learn, “The Information Void: A Discussion of Reproductive Health Education,” on Thursday, Jan. 26, in commemoration of the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision ensuring a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion. The program will run from noon to 2 p.m. at […]

JFS of MetroWest to administer Wise Aging initiative

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest has been awarded a grant by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey to administer a Wise Aging initiative in the MetroWest communities. The program, which is a partnership with 12 local synagogue groups plus the JCC MetroWest, will help Jewish people in their second adulthoods, their […]