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JCC MetroWest Announces 15th Annual Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale

The 16th Annual Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale, sponsored by Audrey and Norbert Gaelen of West Orange, will open on Sunday, May 17, and run through Sunday, June 28, at the Gaelen Gallery West of the Lautenberg Family Center, Aidekman Campus, 901 Route 10 East, Whippany. This year 88 works by 56 artists will be featured in the following


CBS 2015 Gala to Honor Libby and Dennis Klein, Martha and Paul Resnick

With their eyes focused on strengthening our kehilla kedosha—our sacred community —as part of the broader Jewish and secular world, Congregation Beth Sholom is pleased to honor Libby and Dennis Klein and Martha and Paul Resnick at the 2015 Gala on Sunday, May 31, at Congregation Beth Sholom of Teaneck.


Camp Malchus to Open This Summer

Camp Malchus, the newest camp addition to Bergen County this summer, offers an exciting, active, and inspiring camp experience for boys finishing grades 3–7. Under the leadership of Rabbi Reuven Hoff, Camp Malchus has a sports and Torah learning environment where the boys are sure to be inspired both on


Unity4Unity Holds Annual Event at Solomon Schechter of Bergen County

A panel discussion discussing how to advocate for Israel included Andrew Gross, political advisor to the Deputy Consul General of Israel in New York; Dan Mitzner, the American Israel Political Action Committee’s associate director for the Real Estate Division and Jasmine Patihi, tri-state area high school program coordinator for


Shalom Task Force Hosts Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski at Annual Brunch

A respectful gathering of hundreds of supporters attended Shalom Task Force’s third annual brunch on Sunday morning, May 3, at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst.

Mr. Moshe Wolfson, brunch chairman, welcomed the audience and


JFS Bergen and North Hudson to Dedicate Fundraiser to Memory of Former Marshal and Nutrition Advocate, Cindy Pikul

Cindy Pikul loved volunteering for the annual JFS Wheels for Meals—A Ride to Fight Hunger, which she did for three years. Even as she was fighting the ovarian cancer that eventually claimed her life last July, she was planning on participating in last year’s ride/walk event. This year, event planners are dedicating the three-mile course to Pikul as a tribute to her


The True Meaning of Bar ‘Mitzvah’

West Orange—B’nai Mitzvah children today often decide to take on a special “mitzvah project” as they approach Jewish adulthood. Some collect food for the poor or for those in war- or natural-disaster-ravaged cities or countries. Others choose to collect clothing, blankets or books. Still


My Bat Mitzvah Project at Pony Power

For my Bat Mitzvah project I wanted to do something that combined two things I loved: horses, and my friend Kayla. Kayla is a 3 ½-year-old sweet girl with Angelman Syndrome. Kayla can’t talk; she can only walk with the help of a special walker, but when she rides horses she’s so happy. People who know me know that I


Jewish Family Service of MetroWest Presents Evening of Laughter with Tom Papa

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest will hold its annual Evening of Laughter on Wednesday, June 3 at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, 1025 South Orange Avenue in Short Hills, New Jersey. The featured performer will be Tom Papa, comedian, and television and film actor. The performance will benefit Jewish Family Service of MetroWest’s programs


WOHS Students Participate in JHS Intergenerational Program

Spearheaded by the Jewish Historical Society (JHS) of NJ, in conjunction with Daughters of Israel’s Recreation Department, students from West Orange High School conducted oral histories on the lives of 14 residents at Daughters. The year-long project was part of the students’ ninth-grade World History Honors class taught by


Hachnasat Sefer Torah at Congregation Ohr Torah in West Orange

On Sunday, May 17, the West Orange community will have the rare opportunity to fulfill the mitzvah of k’sivas Sefer Torah, the writing of a Torah scroll, at Congregation Ohr Torah, 270 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. The Torah, commissioned by Lilyan Wien and family in memory of Asher Wien, will be completed by the sofer and


Congregation Etz Chaim to Host Scholar-in-Residence Pinchas Landau

This Shabbat, May 16, Parshat Behar-Bechukotai, Congregation Etz Chaim invites the community to join them as they welcome Israel Bonds Scholar-In-Residence, Pinchas Landau, as he discusses “The Odd Couple—American-Israel Relations: From Truman to Obama.”

Pinchas Landau is one of Israel’s leading business and financial analysts, serving as a

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