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News Archive

July-September 2016


  • Time to transition

    New Jersey Jewish News (9/14/16)
    THIS EDITION OF New Jersey Jewish News marks a milestone: It is the last to be published under the leadership of our newspaper’s current editorial, production, design, and business staffs and board of trustees. Beginning next week, the legacy that began when the first edition of The Jewish News was published on Jan. 3, 1947, will be carried forward by our new publisher, the Jewish Week Media Group.

  • JFS of MetroWest launches Wise Aging initiative

    New Jersey Jewish News (9/14/16)
    Jewish Family Service of MetroWest has been awarded a grant by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey to administer the Wise Aging initiative. The aim of the program, which is a partnership of 12 local synagogues plus JCC MetroWest, is to use Jewish and secular texts to help adults in their 60s and 70s discover their intellectual and spiritual potentials and for seniors to view aging as a time of wisdom and self-realization.

  • Minnesota Vikings owner thinks big with new stadium

    New Jersey Jewish News (9/7/16)
    Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer stepped up to an 800-pound gjallarhorn and exhaled with all he had to launch the festivities that officially inaugurated the team’s $1.1 billion stadium.


  • Booker finds ‘common ground’ in Israel

    New Jersey Jewish News (8/31/16)
    In an Aug. 15-24 trip to the Middle East, which included four days spent in what he called “the miracle that is Israel,” New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker found common ground between Ethiopian Israelis and African-Americans.

  • Festival to celebrate Jewish life in Morris County

    New Jersey Jewish News (8/24/16)
    A performance by the Maccabeats will be the musical highlight of the first Morris County Jewish Festival on Sunday, Sept. 18, 1-4 p.m. at the Gottesman RTW Academy in Randolph. The aim of the event is to demonstrate that “Morris County is a great place to live Jewishly,” said Mara Glauberg of Randolph.

  • Flo Peck memorialized by Deeny Riback pool

    New Jersey Jewish News (8/17/16)
    Some 75 people gathered at JCC MetroWest’s Camp Deeny Riback in Flanders on Aug. 8 for the official dedication of the new pool in memory of Florine Peck. The $800,000 aquatic facility, designed and constructed by New Jersey-based Green Outlook, features a heated pool with swim lanes and a slide, as well as landscaped open areas for play. The new pool was in use for the entire 2016 summer camp session.

  • Gov. Christie signs anti-BDS bill into law

    New Jersey Jewish News (8/17/16)
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill prohibiting the state’s pension and annuity funds from investing in companies that boycott Israel or Israeli businesses.

  • Cooking at camp with Fishbein and Friends

    New Jersey Jewish News (8/10/16)
    This summer, New Jersey Y Camps launched Susie Fishbein and Friends Culinary Institute. Campers had a choice of 14 sessions of cooking workshops, held in a brand-new, state-of-the-art kitchen located at the border between Camps Shoshanim and Nesher, the Orthodox girls’ and coed camps, respectively.

  • JFS running SHIP to aid Medicare navigation

    New Jersey Jewish News (8/3/16)
    Armed with a $25,000 nine-month federal grant, the Jewish Family Service of MetroWest is seeking volunteers for a program that advises senior citizens on the intricacies of Medicare.


  • 2016 Olympics: 7 Jewish American Olympians to watch in Rio

    JTA Telegraph (7/31/16)
    There are athletes, and then there are Olympic athletes. And then there are Jewish Olympic athletes.
    When the 2016 Summer Olympics open Friday, we’ll of course be cheering the American athletes — all 555 of them — and we’ll be rooting for Israel, too, which this year is sending its largest ever cohort to Rio.

  • New center will aid seniors with memory loss

    New Jersey Jewish News (7/27/16)
    In a move to slow down memory loss for people with early-stage dementia, the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey is teaming up with JCC MetroWest in West Orange and TV executive Jonathan Littman, originally a New Jerseyan, in sponsoring an experimental program called The Memory Center.

  • Association honors leaders, faces challenges

    New Jersey Jewish News (7/20/16)
    With the deaths of police officers and civilians fresh on people’s minds, security — both as it affects the Jewish community and its impact on the broader society — was front and center as the New Jersey State Association of Jewish Federations gathered in Scotch Plains for its annual meeting on July 12.

  • CRC position ‘natural fit’ for Linda Scherzer

    New Jersey Jewish News (7/20/16)
    Ask Linda Scherzer why she’s so devoted to the Jewish people and the defense of the State of Israel, and she’ll point to Leon Uris’s Exodus, the book that changed her life. “Before Exodus, I was a Hebrew school dropout,” she said, “with little connection to Jewish community and no relationship to the State of Israel.”

  • NJ Shoa education leader remembered for ‘humanity’

    New Jersey Jewish News (7/15/16)
    Dr. Paul Winkler, who served as executive director of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education for 40 years and achieved national renown in the field, has died. Winkler, who died July 12 at the age of 79, became the first executive director of the commission in 1975, beginning as a volunteer and serving until illness forced him to retire in May.