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Scenes from the Menorah Lighting in Scotch Plains

December 4, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Business and Professional Organization and the Township of Scotch Plains hosted the 4th annual Menorah Lighting on Monday evening on the Alan Augustine Village Green to commence the first night of Hanukkah. The Chabad of Union County presided over the lighting.

Mayor Al Smith, Deputy Mayor Ted Spera, Councilwoman Elizabeth Stamler, Council-elect Josh ...

Menorah Lighting in Scotch Plains Will Take Place Monday, Dec. 3

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Business and Professional Association and the Township of Scotch Plains will host its fourth annual Menorah Lighting on Monday, Dec. 3, at 6:00 pm. The event includes a chocolate gelt drop and holiday latkes.

Festivities will include a light show and refreshments. The Chabad of Union County will preside over the lighting. The event ...

Advent Mass and Christmas Tree Lighting at Saint Joseph High School on Dec. 8

METUCHEN, NJ -- The annual Advent Mass and Christmas Tree Lighting will take place at Saint Joseph High School (145 Plainfield Ave., Metuchen) on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.

A bell concert will begin at 4:45 with a mass following at 5:00 p.m. To RSVP click on this link:

Saint Joseph High School - Metuchen is a private, Catholic all-boys ...

Congregation Beth Israel To Hold Community Hanukkah Celebration

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Religious School of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will hold a community-wide Hanukkah party on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. The celebration, which coincides with the seventh night of Hanukkah, is free and open to the public.

The evening will begin with Havdalah, a special ceremony that marks the end of Shabbat, followed by the ...

Fr. John Lester, Longtime Priest at St. Bart's, Dies

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The local community is mourning the death of Rev. John J. Lester Jr., 85, of Fanwood, formerly of St Bartholomew the Apostle Church, Scotch Plains, who died peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Born and raised in Jersey City, Fr. Lester was assigned to St. Bartholomew the Apostle Parish in 1962 after his ordination, retired from active ministry in 2006, ...

International Children’s Choir Visits Scotch Plains on Nov. 25 to Tell Refugee Stories

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Children of the World choir will perform at Evangel Church (1251 Terrill Rd, Scotch Plains) on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 7:00 pm. This is just one of the many stops on their 2018-2019 Refuge + Strength tour, which will take them all over the U.S. telling stories of refugee children/families and raising awareness of the ...

Congregation Beth Israel to Host Annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will host the annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Monday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. 

The service is sponsored by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Ministerial Association, which is comprised of local faith leaders, town mayors, the SPFK12 school superintendent and the heads of several non-profit organizations.

JCC Appoints Fanwood Resident Mike Goldstein as New Executive Director

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The JCC of Central New Jersey is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Goldstein as its new executive director.

Goldstein joined the JCC 14 years ago and has served in many capacities. He held leadership roles in the JCC’s Teen Department, and for over nine years was the Camp Director for Camp Yachad, the JCC’s summer camp. Most recently ...

JCC Hosts Peace Service for Scotch Plains-Fanwood Community

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Ministerium on Saturday hosted a prayer serviceat the JCC of Central New Jersey in memory of the 11 people killed by a gunman at a synagogue in Pittsburgh last weekend.

"We turn hate into love when we turn others into friends," said Rabbi Joel Abraham of Temple Sholom and a  past president of ...

JCC to Host Interfaith Gathering for Peace on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 6:00 p.m.

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The JCC of Central New Jersey (1391 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains) will host an interfaith gathering to remember the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and to condemn hate-filled violence on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 6:00 p.m.

The program has been put together by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Ministerium, which is comprised of clergy from various ...


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Union Catholic's Audrey Davis, Ryan Woods and Mr. Elito Tanyag Are Honored

December 5, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic seniors Ryan Woods and Audrey Davis and faculty member Mr. Elito Tanyag were recently recognized for their commitment to Union Catholic's faith-based community at a special Youth Ministry Recognition Ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.

Woods and Davis, who are both Eucharistic Ministers, received the Youth ...