Getting Ready for Passover

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Passover will be celebrated on April 10th this year, but Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange has already begun its traditional pre-Passover events. Next Monday, a special workshop titled “Planning the Seder” is scheduled for 7pm. In addition, next Wednesday, the Temple is planning a “Lunch & Learn” [...]

2017 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - April marks the Cherry Blossom season. This year, the Essex County Executive, Joeseph DiVincenzo Jr. will host the Cherry Blossom Challenge Bike Race on Saturday, April 8 starting at 7am and the Cherry Blossom 10K Run on Sunday, April 9 starting at 10am. Two weeks later, on Saturday, April 22, the County will celebrate Family Day and hold its 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. All events will take place at the Branch Brook Park. The public is invited.

Used Book Sale

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The College Women's Club of Montclair is hosting its annual used book sale thru April 2. For information, call 973-783-7040 or email The book sale is taking place at The College Women's Club of Montclair at 26 Park St., Montclair.

Newark Peter and the Wolf Musical

NEWARK, NJ – The famous Peter and the Wolf musical by Sergei Prokofiev will come to life next weekend at the NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center Street in Newark.
The narrator will tell the story while the orchestra will illustrate it. Peter and the wolf is Prokofiev's most frequently performed work, and [...]

Time for Comics: The 3rd Annual Khem Comic Fest

NEWARK, NJ – The Khem Comic Book Fest begins on Friday, and will continue until the following Saturday in Central High School, Newark, NJ. According to organizer Nasseed “many Newark residents and the Greater Newark area residents are the people who do [...]

Glen Ridge Antiques Show Gets a New Facelift

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show is getting a new manager. Debbi Turi, an antique dealer who sold at the event before, will now run the show after the former manager moved out of the area. Turi has been promoting the show over the past few years. This year marks the 71st consecutive year for the event, which takes place at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church, on Ridgewood [...]

Shabbat House Celebrated

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Dozens of people showed up to the dedication of the Shabbat House last night (housewarming party, or “Chanukat Bayit” in Hebrew). Rabbi Boruch Klar officiated the Hanukkah candle lighting and a large menorah was lit outside the house. Rabbi Klar and his wife, Devorah, have more than 30 years of bringing a message of love and unity to the Jewish community in Morris and Essex Counties. Among their projects are the Purim Ball, the Jewish Renaissance Fair in Morristown, and the Jewish Learning Institute. Their mission with the Shabbat House, their latest project, is to share the love and joy of Shabbat with every Jewish family in Essex County. Their wish [...]

Handel’s Messiah Comes to Life

NEWARK, NJ - In an outstanding performance, Prudential Hall in Newark hosted one of the most remarkable achievements in music last night - Handel’s Messiah. This oratorio was composed back in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer. It was [...]


Winter Festival: Pinchas Zukerman Playing Beethoven's Violin Concerto

Captain Scott Kelly: The Sky is Not the Limit

Free After School Meal Program begins in East Orange

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