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Livingston Cantor Perry Fine to Direct Interfaith Choir at Holocaust Remembrance

April 4, 2013, South Orange, NJ … Cantor Perry Fine of Temple Beth Shalom, Livingston, will direct an interfaith choir at the 36th annual South Orange/Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance on Sunday April 14 at 4:00 PM at Seton Hall University. The service will be held on the South Orange campus, in Jubilee Hall. 

Cantor Fine, a longtime South Orange resident, will conduct the 35-member Voices in Harmony.  The choir, made up of adults and selected high school girls and boys, will perform “I Believe” by Mark Miller, a musical piece based on an anonymous text discovered during the Holocaust.

New Jersey resident Larry Pantirer, son of the late Murray Pantirer, a Schindler’s List survivor of the Holocaust, is this year’s featured speaker.   

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Jim Ferruggiaro, who has co-chaired the organizing committee for this event since 2009, commented, “It is especially significant that Seton Hall is hosting this year’s service for the first time in our 36th year.  Sister Rose Thering of Seton Hall University, along with Congregation Beth-El Rabbi Emeritus Jehiel Orenstein and the late Max Randall, a member of South Mountain B’nai B’rith, were the originators of the service, which was the first interfaith Holocaust remembrance event established in New Jersey.”

Also co-chairing the committee are Beth Randall Branigan, daughter of Max Randall and Eve Morawski, daughter of Polish Catholic Holocaust survivors, and whose father Michael was a leader of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.     

Members of the clergy from nearly 20 Jewish, Catholic and Protestant houses of worship in the South Orange/Maplewood community will offer prayers and hymns at the service.  Local resident Margie Freeman will open the service by sounding the ram’s horn or shofar, a centuries-old tradition of the Jewish people.  Seminarians from Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary, Kearny will offer Psalm 133, an expression of unity, in song.  

Area survivors of the Holocaust, most of whom were children or adolescents during the second World War, will light 11 candles to represent the 11 million men, women and children – including six million Jews and five million Polish Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Slavs, Roma (gypsies), homosexuals, disabled children and adults and political dissidents – who were brutally murdered during the Holocaust.  Grandchildren of survivors Norbert and Greta Bikales will light 18 candles signifying  “Chai” or Life, according to Hebrew mystical tradition. 

This year, the Remembrance Service committee will honor long-time member Oscar Lax with the Sister Rose Thering Holocaust Education Award for his commitment to Sister Rose’s belief that education will make the world a more tolerant place.

Middle school students from the South Orange/Maplewood school district will display interpretative artwork inspired by conversations with Holocaust survivors.  Art will be displayed on site at Jubilee Hall.

This is the first time Seton Hall University is hosting this annual event, traditionally held in community churches and synagogues. Seton Hall students will participate as hosts to the community and survivors. The Holocaust Remembrance Service has been incorporated into the University’s yearlong Building Bridges: Sixty Years of Jewish-Christian Dialogue, commemorating the University’s significant role in promoting the Church’s relationship with the Jewish community at local, national, and international levels.

The Remembrance Service is free of charge and open to the public.  Entrance to the event is through the front gate of SHU on South Orange Avenue.  Parking is available.  The community is encouraged to bring cans and boxes of non-perishable food donations to the event for later distribution by the Food Bank of New Jersey.  For more details and background visit www.rememberandtell.org.

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Livingston Lacrosse Senior Jason Scher Named Athlete of the Week

April 20, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School senior Jason Scher has been named as TAPinto Livingston’s Athlete of the Week after scoring 14 goals and contributing 15 assists in his last five games—bringing him to a total of 35 points so far this season.

With Scher leading the pack, the Lancers are 5-2 after winning their last five consecutive games. Scher scored three ...

One Free Class at Cycle Bar Livingston

April 23, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Get a free ride at Cycle Bar Livingston. Livingston’s premium indoor cycling facility invites the public to sign up for their first ride free.

Click HERE to see the full class schedule.

During this week only, Cycle Bar is also participating in the Livingston Fitness Crawl, offering five days of free classes through Friday.  

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Livingston Fitness Crawl: Five Days of Free Classes at 12 Livingston Businesses

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The public is invited to enjoy one free class at as many of Livingston’s fitness businesses as they would like during this week’s Livingston Fitness Crawl, a Livingston Business Improvement District event, beginning on April 23 and continuing through April 27.

For five days, no purchase is necessary at the following locations:

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Full Pet Grooming Service 25% OFF

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Cloud Canine Grooming Salon & Spa in Little Falls is open for business and owner and pet stylist Melissa DiRoma is offering 25% off a FULL GROOMING SERVICE for all new customers. Call (973) 837-8884 or visit http://cloudcaninesalon.com to schedule your appointment. Mention promo code TAP DOG for discount. 

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Free Wellness Event at The Joint Chiropractic

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The public is invited to a "Wellness Event to Remember" at The Joint Chiropractic in West Caldwell on Thursday, April 19 from 7 p.m. to  9 p.m.

Guests will include:

Michael Piercy, owner of The Lab
Justyna Debski, owner of Revive Mind Body
Karen Caplan, owner of Nutrition Transitions

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Luxury Facial Services 50% OFF

MILLBURN, NJ - DeAmour Salon & Spa is proud to announce its newest team member, Renee Rudikh, formerly of the famous Georgette Klinger Spa at the Short Hills Mall.

Rudikh has extensive experience and specializes in a plethora of facial styles including: deep pore cleansing/European, microdermabrasion with collagen, teenage, men's, back, LED and customized European ...

YMCA $0 Enrollment in April

LIVINGSTON, NJ - For the month of April, the West Essex YMCA is offer $0 enrollment. 

Take advantage of all that your local Y has to offer for the whole family!

Personal Training
Group Classes
Swimming
Camp
Childcare 
Low monthly membership
And much much more!...

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April 24, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Middlesex County Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a roundtable discussion on Monday with criminal justice reform advocates and formally incarcerated women to discuss legislation Lopez and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle are introducing, modeled after legislation Booker introduced in the Senate, to reform the way women are treated behind ...

Abilities Expo 2018 Offers Resources for People With Special Needs

April 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s Abilities Expo 2018 will be held on Sunday, April 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Livingston High School. This family-friendly event showcases a variety of resources, products, services and technologies for people with special needs – all under one roof. The Expo is co-sponsored by Livingston Public Schools and the Livingston Advisory ...

Lock Down Initiated After Stray Bullet Found at Morristown High School

April 24, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Morristown High School was on a school-wide lock down as of 1 p.m. on Tuesday after a stray bullet was discovered on the athletic fields of the school. 

Police were on the scene and currently investigating the incident. The school initiated a "shelter in place," which means instruction continued as students stayed in their ...

Letter to the Editor: Don't Complain. Vote!

April 12, 2018

Don’t Complain; Vote!

It’s no secret that people have strong feelings about what’s happening in our country. It’s also true that much of politics is local. In November, 11th District residents will have the opportunity to choose a new congressional representative who will not only serve as a critical check on the federal level, but also determine how our distract fares ...

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I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.

 

Still, sometimes they found things out.  Like the time my friends plopped me on our front door step at one o'clock in the morning ...