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News Archive

October-December 2016


  • TBEMC: 100 years in the making

    New Jersey Jewish News (12/21/16)
    During a search for old photos and documents, Steven Solomon came across a ledger containing the minutes of the very first meeting of Cranford-Garwood Hebrew Association on Nov. 1, 1917.

  • JSDD celebrates 20 years of service

    New Jersey Jewish News (12/14/16)
    FAMED FOLKSINGER Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary, entertained the crowd of 300 at the 20th anniversary celebration of Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled. The party and concert were held Nov. 6 at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morristown.


  • Sen. Booker meets with federation leaders

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/29/16)
    In a meeting designed to share concerns of the state’s Jewish community, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker met Nov. 21 in his Newark office with leaders of the state’s Jewish federations and their umbrella organization, the NJ State Association of Jewish Federations.

  • Museum show to celebrate Newark synagogues

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/24/16)
    An opening reception for the exhibit “The Synagogues of Newark: Where We Gathered and Prayed, Studied and Celebrated,” will take place at The Jewish Museum of New Jersey in Newark, Sunday, Nov. 27, 1-5 p.m.

  • The challenge of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment on campus

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/15/16)
    In recent years, Jewish students on college campuses across the country have perceived a hostile atmosphere that, in most instances, is linked to constitutionally protected expressions of extreme anti-Israel sentiment. Other than steering students away from highly politicized campuses, this situation is unavoidable.

  • Philip Roth bequeaths library to his ‘first other home’

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/7/16)
    Philip Roth has bequeathed the more than 3,500 volumes he has collected from 1950 to the present — many with his marginal notes and underlinings — to The Newark Public Library, where they will form the contents of the Philip Roth Personal Library.

  • Philanthropist offers NJ welcome mat to Muslims

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/2/16)
    Troubled by the anti-Muslim rhetoric that has echoed throughout Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, philanthropist Josh Weston enlisted friends to join him in supporting a family of Muslim immigrants who were forced to leave their native Afghanistan in time of war.


  • Medicare: Asking questions, answering questions

    New Jersey Jewish News (10/15/16)
    Understanding the options available through Medicare and the services they cover is often complex and overwhelming. Experienced and trained State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselors can increase individuals’ understanding about the different Medicare plans, prescription drug coverage, potential gaps in coverage and how to fill them, and how to address claims issues.