Giving Back

JLOSH Launches Celebrations Marking 100 Years of Service

AREA  -  The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills  has released the following annoncement: 


The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills (JLOSH) kicked off its Centennial year with a luncheon honoring 100 years of service to the community, and looking forward to many more to come.

Sign Up for E-News


JLOSH began as the Junior League of the Oranges in 1913 and merged in 1958 with the Junior Service League of Short Hills, which had been in existence since 1931.  It was the eleventh Junior League created in the US, and is the oldest in New Jersey.  Today it is a small but effective part of a charitable and educational organization comprised of more than 155,000 women in 293 Junior Leagues throughout Canada, Mexico, the UK and the US. 

Speaking at the luncheon, at the Club at Orange Lawn in South Orange, JLOSH President Kate Lee said: "Over the years we have made a lasting impact in our community.  JLOSH was instrumental in founding, developing or critically supporting the local Red Cross, the Millburn-Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad, New Eyes for the Needy, the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, Eastlea Group Home and Isaiah House.


"We have refurbished schools, libraries and day care, foster care and transitional housing facilities; assisted with soup kitchens and community food banks; educated children about the importance of healthy eating and exercise; and collected and distributed essential items such as school supplies, pajamas, holiday gifts, books, baby care products and Thanksgiving meal baskets.

"Our tradition of serving our community continues today. We have tremendous poverty in our service area. Nearly 20 percent of children in Essex County live below the federal poverty level and rely on school meal programs and food stamps to fulfill basic nutritional needs. Our focus now is helping children who live without good nutrition and the basics that our children take for granted."


Every year, JLOSH volunteers donate 7,000 hours of their time to improving the lives of women and children.  In the last 20 years, Kate Lee said it has given over $380,000 for community improvements and will continue to support the local area with grants, donations and hands-on volunteer work.

But what really sets the Junior League apart from other service organizations is the training it offers its members, she said. "We actively promote leadership training for our members, which enables them to be highly effective in their volunteering. Many go on to set up other projects or sit on the board of nonprofits."


To mark the Centennial, JLOSH received a Resolution saluting the League from the NJ Senate and Assembly, while NJ Governor Chris Christie commended its continued community presence, saying: "JLOSH has helped generations of women achieve the highest levels of community service. The members have founded dozens of programs ranging from healthcare, civic improvement, education and other worthy causes too numerous to list. The League should be proud of its rich history of service."

JLOSH will celebrate its history by honoring its past on one special day.  It will host a March Volunteer Madness event on March 2, 2013, reuniting with past community partners including Isaiah House, the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, Valley Settlement House, New Eyes for the Needy, the East Orange Public Library, and more.  JLOSH also plans a Centennial Gala on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Hilton Short Hills.


The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills, Inc. is an organization of women developed as civic and community leaders creating lasting community impact.  JLOSH provides service to East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Milburn, Orange, Short Hills, South Orange, Springfield and West Orange, and reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins.  Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.  To learn more about JLOSH, visit or find it on Facebook.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

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 Youth Baseball Registration Ends This Friday

December 6, 2016

2017 League Registration ends this week! Boys and Girls are welcome!

Youth League (First Grade through Age 12) and Senior League (Ages 12-15) Registration is now live at Visit the league website for details. Youth League Registration closes THIS FRIDAY - 12/9! 

Final In-Person Registration Session This Saturday

If you are NEW to the league (Welcome!), ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, December 9, 4:00 PM

Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills

Greenwood Gardens Holiday Open House


Fri, December 9, 7:30 PM

Liberty Science Center-Williams Theatre, Jersey CIty

Politicker NJ Presents President Obama's Legacy ...


Sat, December 10, 10:00 AM

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa at Reeves-Reed ...

Arts & Entertainment Home & Garden


Sat, December 10, 7:00 PM

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

Holiday Concert at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Arts & Entertainment

Millburn Township Notice of Pending Bond Ordinance and Summary

December 7, 2016


Ordinance #2472-16

The bond ordinance, the summary terms of which are included herein, was introduced and passed upon first reading at a meeting of the Township Committee of the Township of Millburn, in the County of Essex, State of New Jersey, on December 6, 2016.  It will be further considered for final ...

Mid-Winter Camp is Back at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary in Short Hills

Mid-Winter Camp: February 20th - 24th, 2017. 

Turtle Tots Mid-Winter Camp: (3 - 5 year olds):  9;00 am - 12 noon

Explorers Mid-Winter Camp (1st - 3rd Graders)

Stay warm during Winter Break as we explore the Arboretum with our snow boots and gloves on!  Children will enjoy some fun in the winter weather while learning about some of the curiosities of the winter season.

Leonard Lance and Congress Send Two Bills to POTUS Honoring WW II Heroes

WASHINGTON, DC- It was 7:48 a.m. in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii when the planes arrived. Our troops awoke to a barrage from hundreds of Japanese aircraft overhead. But they didn’t panic or hide—they fought back.

We lost 2,400 Americans that day. These brave men and women died, like many before and after them, fighting to protect our freedoms. The attack may have sunk ...

Vehicle Vandalized in Short Hills Apartment Complex

December 6, 2016

On November 29, 2016 Millburn Police Officer Royce stopped a 2010 Toyota on Glen/Marion for an inoperable headlight. The investigation led to the arrest of the 55 year old driver Laquentin Walker out of Teaneck on an outstanding traffic warrant out of Deptford. Mr. Walker was released with a new court date.

On November 30, 2016 Millburn Police Officer Royce stopped a 2012 Dodge Charger on Rt ...

Millburn/Short Hills Chamber to Host Business Cocktail Networking Event in Downtown Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ – The Millburn/Short Hills Chamber of Commerce is the preeminent organization to advocate and promote business in Millburn Township. The Chamber organizes events throughout the year to bring together business people and organizations interested in making Millburn a vibrant community to live and work.

Led by Chamber president Rick Davis, a Millburn resident and CFO at St.

To Be a Better Investor, Be More Rational!

Many posit the theory of rational man, who coolly and carefully calculates his self-interest in a logical manner. We all fall somewhat short of that ideal.  In the financial markets, irrationality can be costly. What are some of the common foibles, and what can we do to minimize their damage to our portfolios?

Don’t Make Decisions Based on What You Paid For an Investment

How ...

Beckerman’s Theory of Everything

Any armchair theoretical physicist knows that Stephen Hawking has pursued a lifelong quest to come up with a Theory of Everything. This all-encompassing theory would tie together general relativity (large scale and high mass galaxies, stars, etc), quantum theory (quantum mechanics, quarks, atoms, subatomic particles), and Newtonian physics (gravity on small bodies, gas laws, electromagnetism) to ...

Q/A With Owners of Meadowbrook Country Day Camp

Recently, the owners of Meadowbrook Country Day Camp, Dan Milman and George Stein, took part in a fun Question and Answer session. Below are the questions and their responses. To learn more about Milman, Stein and Meadowbrook, click here to read a recent article that ran on


George: A six lb.