From Altar Boy to Chabad Rabbi

A young man's journey to discover his Jewish roots. Join us for the exciting journey of Rabbi Matisyahu Devlin, the son of a Jewish mother and devout Catholic father, who grew up in the Church. Featured in National Geographic, his story is sure to entertain and inspire you from beginning to end.

Friday night dinner cost: $25 adult/ $15 child. Go here to RSVP: https://torahcenter.org/programs-offerings/from-altar-boy-to-chabad-rabbi/

Contact Information
  1. Rabbi Levi Block
  2. 908-789-5252
  3. rabbiblock@torahcenter.org
Fri, November 15
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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A young man's journey to discover his Jewish roots. Join us for the exciting journey of Rabbi Matisyahu Devlin, the son of a Jewish mother and devout Catholic father, who grew up in the Church. Featured in National Geographic, his story is sure to entertain and inspire you from beginning to end.

Friday night dinner cost: $25 adult/ $15 child. Go here to RSVP: ...

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Westfield, NJ 07090

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The New Jersey Origins of Green Bean Casserole

November 16, 2019

Ever wonder where the Thanksgiving classic Green Bean Casserole came from? Turns out it was created in the Garden State.

The turkey day staple was invented in 1955 in Campbell’s test kitchen in Camden by recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

According to Smithsonian.com, the Associated ...

New Jersey Date Night: Get Lost in the Game at These Sports Bars

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Cheering on the home team is more fun when there’s two of you. And with football, basketball and hockey in full swing, there’s practically something happening every night.

It may not be possible for you and your date to go to every live game, but luckily our state offers a plethora of sports ...

Recipe from the Farm: Erin Headley’s Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

John and Erin Headley operate a small cranberry bog deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. John works with the Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension in Washington Township, Burlington County, where researchers from Rutgers University work to combat pest and disease problems and study the many health benefits of cranberries.

Cranberries are a family ...

Harvest Time for Cranberries in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens

Growing cranberries is a family business in New Jersey, with a lifestyle that involves intense work during a growing season, nurturing plants and flooding fields for gathering fruit. Nobody knows this better than Bill Cutts, one of three generations of family members who are now reaping the harvest deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens.

The Cutts family has been farming blueberries and ...

The Breakthrough Treatment Center - Leading the Fight Against Cancer: AtlantiCast Episode 30

On the latest AtlantiCast, see how the Breakthrough Treatment Center is helping Atlantic Health System lead in the fight against cancer, learn how you can access Atlantic Health System services from everywhere with Atlantic Anywhere, find out if your child has “text neck” and much more!

 

Atlantic Health System Nationally Recognized with 2019 Healthcare Impact Award

Modern Healthcare, one of the industry's leading sources of healthcare business and policy news, research and information, has recognized Atlantic Health System as one of the Best Website Campaigns of the year for the launch of their interactive mobile-first website.

The Healthcare Marketing Impact Awards are designed to recognize healthcare's best advertising, marketing, promotion and ...

Atlantic Health System Introduces Atlantic Visiting Nurse

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce that the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills (VNASH) and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, a division of Atlantic Health System, will join to create a new home health and hospice organization, Atlantic Visiting Nurse. Atlantic Visiting Nurse will support patients throughout the entire care continuum as they move from one setting to the next, ...

Leading a Sustainable Way Forward in Health Care

Carolyn Brown-Dancy, Director Environmental Health and Safety, Atlantic Health System, views the healthcare system’s mission of “Building Healthier Communities” as an opportunity to be a leader in sustainability. Her leadership commitment to create award-wining programs and implement programs to dramatically reduce waste and increase recycling ...

Medical School Names Center for Westfield Principal Who Died in Selfless Act

November 19, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ — A new student center at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine honors the late Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson.

Officials at the Seton Hall University facility located in Nutley and Clifton unveiled the Dr. Derrick E. Nelson Student Life Services Center on Thursday, honoring the late high school principal who died following a bone marrow donation ...

Speaker Coughlin & Assemblywoman Quijano Will Seek Voter Approval on Legalizing Adult-Use Cannabis

November 18, 2019

TRENTON, NJ  – Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) have announced that they will seek voter approval to legalize adult-use cannabis in New Jersey:

“The Assembly will vote on legislation to put an adult-use cannabis question before the voters," said Speaker Coughlin. "We plan to pass the measure this ...

Losing a Pet Hurts So Much

Animals provide companionship, acceptance, emotional support and unconditional love. If you understand this connection between human and animal, then you understand that coping with loss and grief of a pet is no different than when a person you love dies. It’s natural for family and friends to express sorrow for your loss for a human, unfortunately, many people do not understand ...

Is My Kid Under Too Much Academic Pressure?

We live in a culture driven by competition and perfectionism — where success is defined by status, performance, and appearance.

Both children and parents are exposed to these pressures daily and respond to such pressures, whether we are aware of it or not. The truth of the matter is that this is the nature of the competitive world we live in, and that may not be changing anytime ...

We Are First-Time Grandparents: How Can We Help?

The arrival of a newborn is probably one of the most exciting times a family can experience. Becoming first-time grandparents is totally thrilling for us; and while it is thrilling for our children as well, it is also a time when they can experience a lot of stress.  If we can remember back to when we had our children, we spent many sleepless nights feeding, changing, bathing, and ...

The Shame of It: When You Are in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Shame is corrosive.  It eats away at a person’s dignity, pride, and self-respect.  Unfortunately, many individuals become embroiled in shame-based relationships or emotional abusive relationships that feature daily episodes of humiliation.  Emotional abusive relationships are dehumanizing.  Each of us deserves to be treated with respect, no matter what the nature of our ...

This Week Is American Education Week

November 18, 2019

Dear Scotch Plains-Fanwood Communities:

November 18-22 marks the 98th annual American Education Week. 

In 1974, President Gerald Ford proclaimed this week American Education Week to raise awareness about the critical need to provide every child with a quality public education. He wrote: “The greatness of a nation of free institutions is measured by the degree of ...

Academy for Performing Arts Presents The Arabian Nights

November 18, 2019

The Academy for Performing Arts at the UCVTS campus in Scotch Plains is proud to present their upcoming performances of The Arabian Nights.  Show performances are November 21, 22, 23 at 7:00, with a 2:00 matinee performance on November 23.  $10.00

General Admission tickets can be purchased at the APA Black Box Theater door, 1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains or ...