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News Archive

January - March 2016


  • Survivor sees his life, and message, on film

    New Jersey Jewish News (1/13/16)
    More than 200 people attended the premiere of a documentary about the life of Fred Heyman of Morristown, who has “twinned” with dozens of youngsters in order to share the lessons he learned as a survivor of the Holocaust.

  • Greater MW day schools welcome national merger

    New Jersey Jewish News (1/27/16)
    Local educators have welcomed news of a merger of five national Jewish day school organizations, a multi-denominational collaboration modeled in part on one pioneered in Greater MetroWest.


  • Goldner receives JFNA award

    New Jersey Jewish News (2/24/16)
    Ellen Goldner of Mountain Lakes, past president of the former United Jewish Communities of MetroWest NJ, has been named the Greater MetroWest 2016 recipient of the National Women’s Philanthropies’ Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award.


  • Holocaust Survivors Get Help from Federal Grant

    NJTV News (3/16/16)
    A story aired on NJTV News about Jewish Family Service of Central NJ’s receipt of an historic Shoa grant to provide innovative care to traumatized Holocaust survivors. Jewish Family Service of Central NJ is one of only 23 organizations around the country selected to receive this federal grant.

  • Extending a welcome to all, ‘beyond the chairs’

    New Jersey Jewish News (3/23/16)
    How do you teach inclusion in a Jewish setting? That’s the question at the heart of a project that has children dancing to the Sh’ma, learning from artists with disabilities, and creating artwork that conveys a welcome to all.

  • Kushner students win AIPAC award

    New Jersey Jewish News (3/30/16)
    For 36 students of Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School in Livingston, their extracurricular support of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee had a special meaning this year.

  • U.S. Attorney: Justice Reform is Jewish Value

    New Jersey Jewish News (3/30/16)
    As he helped plan “Building One Community: Criminal Justice Reform and the Jewish Response” — a forum to be held Wednesday, April 6, in Whippany — Paul Fishman, U.S. attorney for New Jersey, said he was inspired by his upbringing as a member of Temple Sholom (now Temple Avodat Shalom) in River Edge, where he grew up.