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Congregation Beth Israel Welcomes Rabbi Howard Tilman as its New Spiritual Leader

August 16, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains has welcomed Rabbi Howard Tilman as its new spiritual leader. His predecessor, Rabbi George Nudell, retired in July, after serving as spiritual leader of the Conservative Jewish synagogue for 35 years. Congregation Beth Israel will hold an installation ceremony for Rabbi Tilman during Shabbat services on Friday evening, ...

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish to Host Senior Brunch and Parish Festival Events in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Parish (1571 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains), invites the local community to attend two upcoming events.

On Tuesday, August 29, the parish will host its Summer Brunch for Senior Citizens from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. at the Nazareth Center gymnasium behind the church. The event is free, but anyone planning to attend should call (908) 889-2100 to RSVP.

Temple Sholom in Scotch Plains Launches Mishpakha Program; 1st Temple in Union Co. to Adopt Voluntary Membership Contribution Model

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains has launched its new Mishpakha Program, becoming the first synagogue in Union County, NJ, to adopt a voluntary membership contribution model. “Mishpakha,” the Hebrew word for “family” signifies the importance of congregants’ responsibilities to each other within the synagogue ...

World Peace Through Inner Peace at Fanwood's Dhammakaya Meditation Center

It's Saturday afternoon at the Dhammakaya International Meditation Center in Fanwood. People from all backgrounds are gathered together to meditate. Towards the end of the meditation, Venerable Klint Kaevalin, the monk leading the group, articulates slowly in a calm, soothing voice: "Now, let us begin spreading loving kindness. Spreading loving kindness is like spreading out ...

Dr. Mordechai Kedar Presents 'Jews, Judaism & Jerusalem -- What Is The Future?' at JCC

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Dr. Mordechai Kedar, an Israeli-Arabic scholar and senior lecturer at Bar Ilan University in Israel, will present Jews, Judaism & Jerusalem -- What Is The Future at the JCC of Central NJ, 1391 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains, on Monday July 17th at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Kedar has served 25 years in the IDF Military Intelligence. His advice and perspectives are ...

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