Giving Back

Founder of The Redistribution Center in Colorado Returns to Millburn with A Truckload Of Goods For Area Organizations That Serve Those in Need

Eleven Local New Jersey Social Service Agencies To Benefit from Colorado Woman’s Good Work

(May 1, 2014) Ranya Kelly, founder of the Colorado-based Redistribution Center will return to Millburn on May 5th, 6th and 7th with a ton of supplies to be sorted and donated to area social service agencies. Kelly has made the cross-country trip to the area several times.

Just last year, The Good People Fund, a Millburn-NJ based non profit that supports grassroots organizations founded by inspiring visionaries, joined forces with Congregation Bnai Israel and Ranya’s Redistribution Center for a second effort to bring more materials as well as moral support to the rural Appalachian community of McRoberts, Kentucky.  This year, the Good People Fund and B’nai Israel have teamed together to bring Ranya to Millburn and are looking for local volunteers to unload, sort, and distribute the materials to eleven area agencies. Volunteers from Temple B’nai Jeshurun will also be on hand to help out.

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Interested families and individuals should contact the clergy office at or 973-379-3811 to get involved.

Ranya has been rescuing new merchandise to help families in need for over twenty years. Her work began after searching through a dumpster for a carton to mail some gifts. It was there that she discovered over 500 pairs of brand new shoes discarded by a nearby store. Her discovery led to the formation of the Redistribution Center, which has since rescued over 700,000 pairs of new shoes and millions of dollars worth of brand new, perfectly usable clothing, bedding, building supplies and more from local and national retail outlets. What was destined for a landfill is now filling the needs of impoverished people not only in the Denver area but also other parts of the United States.

Ranya first made her connection with New Jersey as a grantee of the Good People Fund ( The Good People Fund supports grass roots nonprofits led by inspiring visionaries like Ranya’s that respond to significant problems such as poverty, disability, trauma and social isolation.

For more information on how to get involved with this community social action initiative, contact or 973-379-3811.

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Millburn/Short Hills

Senior Rabbi of B'nai Jeshurun of Short Hills Leads 50 Adults to Israel

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Congregation B’nai Jeshurun’s Senior Rabbi, Matthew D. Gewirtz, led a group of 50 adults to Israel in early November. In addition to touring, the trip included Adult B’nai Mitzvah services and discussions with local leaders on various aspects of life in Israel.

Rabbi Gewirtz began his tenure as the Senior Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in ...

Millburn-Short Hills Set to Ring In the Year of the Rooster at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

January 15, 2017

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is set to kick off on January 28, ushering out the year of the monkey and welcoming in the Year of the Rooster. To mark this joyful new beginning the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum is partnering with the Chinese Association of Millburn-Short Hils, Millburn High School, and the Wushu-Kung Fu Fitness Center on Saturday, January 22 ...

Theft at Louis Vuitton; Fraud and Forgery Strike Nordstrom at Short Hills Mall

January 14, 2017

On January 5, 2017 Millburn Police Officer Zonn responded to the Louis Vuitton store at The Mall at Short Hills on a theft report. Louis Vuitton personnel report a Hispanic male wearing an olive colored jacket and jeans concealed a pair of sunglasses valued at $760.00 and left the store without making payment. The incident is under investigation by the Millburn Police Detective Bureau.

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Point View Trio of Dietze, Toth and Petrides Present '17 Investment Outlook to Chamber Audience

January 15, 2017

Forecast with humility, and be skeptical of those who would divine. Think long term; don’t get fixated on an annual outlook.

That was part of the sage financial advice offered up by Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, as he and the firms Vice President and Chief Operating Office, Claire Toth, and its ...

Essex County Deer Management Program 2017

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Millburn Winter Recreation Lineup Includes Return of Junior Scientists Program

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