Essex County commissioners celebrate Jewish Heritage Month

Essex County commissioners celebrate Jewish Heritage Month

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Wednesday, May 19, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2021 Essex County Jewish Heritage Month Celebration via Zoom. The event celebrated the accomplishments of Jewish men and women everywhere, and honored members of Essex County’s Jewish community for their contributions to the county and to society as […]

Jewish program inspires college students to make change locally

Jewish program inspires college students to make change locally

BLOOMFIELD / MONTCLAIR, NJ — Quarantined at home, 50 budding activists from Bnai Keshet in Montclair and Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield, as well as a few unaffiliated young adults, jumped at the chance in early May to participate in a new social justice internship program named for Ner Tamid member Fred Pressman, who died […]

Bloomfield holds vigil for George Floyd

Bloomfield holds vigil for George Floyd

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In mourning for George Floyd, the black man who was killed by police in Minneapolis, Minn., on May 26, and in a show of unity with those protesting for social change and an end to racism, Bloomfield held a well-attended townwide vigil on May 30 via Zoom. “We are here gathered for […]

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 […]