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Pink Days at the J: Support Breast Cancer Research during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The following activities and opportunities will be available at the Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange:

Monday, October 22

Cardio for Pink 

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Pick your favorite PINK Cardio Class  and make a $10 donation towards Breast Cancer Research.  Please make donations at the Fitness Reception Desk.


Wednesday, October 24

Donation Station

8:30am-10:00pm ● STEINER COURT

Donate $5 or more and receive a special gift just for YOU! Proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer Research.


Breast Cancer Update

9:00am-10:00am ● TEPPER HALL

Speaker: Dr.Janette McDermott, Breast Surgeon, Center for Breast Health and Disease Management at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. McDermott will discuss screenings, surgical procedures, and breast reductions.

RSVP to Heidi Rinsky-Schnapp, JCC Health Services Navigator: 973-322-5620 or


Women’s Health Fair: Breast Health Prevention

8:30am-11:30am ● STEINER COURT

Join experts from The Breast Center at Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center and The Cancer Center at Saint Barnabas who will address breast health prevention, including what to “feel for,” and how and when to make an appointment.


Thursday, October 25

Pilates for Pink 

Pick your favorite Pink Cardio or Pilates classes and donate $10 towards Breast Cancer Research.   Please make your donations at the Fitness Reception Desk


More information:  Heidi Rinsky-Schnapp, 973-322-5620 (

                                  Shannon Koening, 973-530-3514 (



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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, February 19 – Sunday, February 25, 2018


By Galina Natenzon

Friends of the Library are continuing their book collection in preparation for Annual Book Sale.  Kids are off from school on Monday for Presidents’ Day – bring them to the library!  We have plenty for them to do.  For adults, Professor Licklider’s second lecture on North Korea will take place on Tuesday.  The ...

Imagine a Chatham Toboggan Ride from the Top of Fairmount Avenue to Main Street

Did you know….
there was a time when Chatham kids could ice skate from downtown Chatham all the way to Florham Park? And that a toboggan ride could last from the top of Fairmount Avenue down to Main Street and beyond?

Those were the days!

This was back in the early to mid-1900s. The Passaic River meandered through grassy meadows and woods on the north side of Chatham. The marshy ...


February 20, 2018

To the Editor,

I told my daughter I needed to write about gun violence. Know what she told me? “Mom, be sure you’re not too polarizing. People won’t listen.” She’s right. At age eleven she’s figured out that we adults need to be reminded how to speak to one another in order to fix a problem. But I have hope and belief that we can fix that discourse in our ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

Adults Who Interact With Teens Offered Free Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

February 23, 2018

With teenage suicide rates on an upswing, a barrage of tragedies in the news, and the heightened pressures of adolescence in a media-frenzied world, it’s more important than ever for caring adults to know how to intervene effectively.

Morris County again this year is funding Youth Mental Health First Aid training through NewBridge Services for adults who regularly interact with children ...