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Suspect in Israel Detained in Connection with Calls Threatening JCCs in U.S.

March 23, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Multiple news media are reporting today law enforcement officials in Israel have detained a Jewish American teenager in connection with multiple phone threats to Jewish Community Centers across the United States. 

According to the New York Times, an Israeli  judge has ordered the suspect, who has not been charged, to be held until at least March 30 ...

Dr. Betty Livingston Adams Wins Prestigious Wilbur Award

SHORT HILLS, NJ -  Interweave Board and faculty member Dr. Betty Livingston Adams is a winner of the prestigious Wilbur Award for 2017. This award, presented by the Religion Communicators Council, honors excellence by individuals in secular media – print and online journalism, book publishing, broadcasting, and motion pictures – in communicating religious issues, values ...

Local Residents Hold 'Hate Has No Home Here' Candlelight Peace Patrol

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Local resident Jan Kaminsky organized a Candlelight Peace Patrol on Tuesday night, after anti-Semitic graffiti was found on the pedestrian bridge in South Mountain Reservation earlier that day. The event organizers stated on Facebook, "our community was defaced by anti-Semitic graffiti. We will stand up and say that we will not accept this." 

Meeting ...

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found at South Mountain Reservation; Community Responds

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Anti-Semitic graffiti was found on the pedestrian bridge that crosses South Orange Ave., at the South Mountain Reservation. Removal of the graffiti by Essex County Park employees began shortly after it was reported on Tuesday morning.

According to an update from South Orange Village President Sheena Collum on her Facebook page, she first found out about the graffiti at ...

Community Responds to Anti-Semitic Graffiti on South Orange Ave. Pedestrian Bridge at South Mountain Reservation

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Anti-Semitic graffiti was found on the pedestrian bridge that crosses South Orange Ave., at the South Mountain Reservation. Removal of the graffiti by Essex County workers began shortly after it was reported.

Several area rabbis were at the graffiti site, with Matthew Gewirtz, Senior Rabbi of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in Short Hills and Maplewood ...

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