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  1. Memory Center at JCC MetroWest gets a boostRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2017 | New Jersey Jewish News

    Bonnie Schechter stood in front of a whiteboard that was divided into four sections and asked 25 people sitting around a conference table to help her fill in the empty spaces. They shouted out answers to four distinct categories of questions, which ranged from TV and movie trivia to arguments over women's access to the Western Wall in Jerusalem to complaining about mothers-in-law.

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  2. Clarion call to Conservative rabbisRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | New Jersey Jewish News

    Melissa Renny of Maplewood was a poster child for the Conservative movement when she entered Princeton University. She was the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, spent a decade attending and working at Camp Ramah in the Poconos, and served as president of her USY chapter.

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  3. Jazz on the bimaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2017 | New Jersey Jewish News

    Several hours before Shabbat began on Sept. 1, Alex Stein stood on the bima of Temple B'nai Or in Morristown with his hands wrapped around the keys of his tenor saxophone.

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  4. 5778 for the Jewish people; Year 2 for the new NJJN NewRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2017 | New Jersey Jewish News

    The High Holy Day season is a reflective time, but for my colleagues and me at NJJN, this year bears an added significance. On September 15, we celebrated the first anniversary of the handoff of publishing duties of our paper from the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ to the Jewish Week Media Group.

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  5. Interfaith iftarRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | New Jersey Jewish News

    The tables were set with dates and water, the traditional foods for breaking the daily Ramadan fast, but this was not the usual iftar, often held in a mosque or Muslim community center. There was Rabbi Mark Cooper of South Orange's Oheb Shalom Congregation reciting the Hamotzi prayer over pita; there was Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad welcoming the crowd and pouring water for guests; and there were people of all faiths and no faiths among the crowd.

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  6. Ritual burial of sacred texts earns Eagle statusRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | New Jersey Jewish News

    Standing at an open grave in a Newark cemetery on May 21, Kalman Carmel of Maplewood realized that despite all his planning, he had not considered how to lower into the dug-out hole the many boxes of sacred books he had brought to the site for burial. Friends and fellow Boy Scouts who had come to help made suggestions, including tossing the books in from above or lowering them down with ropes.

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  7. Bar mitzvah boy in toylandRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 | New Jersey Jewish News

    Two tragedies in his young life inspired Tyler Levy's bar mitzvah project: Eight and a half years ago, his mother, Daryl, died of cancer. Then, four years later, his 7-year-old-cousin, Tanner Joroff, was stricken with leukemia.

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  8. Clients on autism spectrum get job training at JVSRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 | New Jersey Jewish News

    Sebastian Clement of Montclair placed a cereal box on the shelf of a make-believe supermarket, smiled, and said he enjoys organizing products and stocking the shelves. "I like it because it keeps my mind busy," he said.

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  9. Books: Her words dance lightlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | New Jersey Jewish News

    Dani Shapiro's writing supplies contextual patterns that highlight the significance of her personal stories. She is the author of four memoirs and five books of fiction.

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  10. Second refugee family adopted by South Orange synagogues NEWRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | New Jersey Jewish News

    Beyer is part of a committee comprised of members from three South Orange synagogues partnering with the World Church Service to adopt refugee families and help them adjust to their new lives. The family had already been approved by U.S. government agencies and were preparing to depart from Istanbul - where they fled when they left Iraq - when they got held up by President Donald Trump's executive order banning refugees.

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  11. Maplewood pledges to shelter immigrants from fedsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | New Jersey Jewish News

    On Jan. 3, the Township Committee voted 5-0 to prevent local police and other agencies from assisting federal law enforcement agencies in identifying or arresting immigrants who commit misdemeanors, such as speeding or public intoxication. Avowing a commitment to "equal, respectful, and dignified treatment of all people, regardless of their immigration status," the resolution also prohibits the police from taking "any actions that profile individuals or groups" based on race, religion, or national origin.

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  12. Maplewood psychologist opens chapter on teenage abuse in fictional novelRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | New Jersey Jewish News

    Jewish institutions and milestones set a familiar tone for Alexandra and other fictional characters in "Now I Know It's Not My Fault," a young adult novel by Laurie B. Levine of Maplewood. There's the JCC where Alex and her boyfriend share a kiss while ostensibly playing basketball; the Hebrew school Alex didn't attend and the bat mitzvah she didn't have because her mother died; and the prayer she recites on her mother's yahrtzeit.

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  13. South Orange synagogues welcome refugee familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | New Jersey Jewish News

    In the late afternoon of Jan. 17, a small group of New Jerseyans waited at Newark Liberty International Airport to welcome five people they had never met. Hours after the plane had landed, the travelers - a mother, father, and their three daughters - refugees from war-torn Syria, finally emerged.

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