Willow Grove Church in Scotch Plains Hosts Packing Party for Operation Christmas Child Boxes

October 23, 2016

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Children, teenagers, families and people of all ages are invited to join in the joy of the Christmas season a little early by packing gift boxes for children around the world at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church (1961 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains) on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 11:30 a.m.


The Scotch Plains-Fanwood community is invited to help with ...

Video: Fanwood/Scotch Plains Community Choir at Union County Day of Prayer

WESTFIELD, NJ — Last week’s “Day of Prayer and Reflection: Honoring People of All Faith Communities” interfaith prayer service, held at the Parish Community of St. Helen in Westfield, is available to watch on video:

The video includes performances by the students of the Muslim Community Center of Union County led by Nawaz Sheikh, Kayla Richardson (student of the ...

Congregation Beth Israel to Commemorate Kristallnacht Anniversary with Presentation by Holocaust Survivor

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Congregation Beth Israel (18 Shalom Way, Scotch Plains) will commemorate the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. The remembrance ceremony will feature a presentation by synagogue member Peter Fleischmann, who will share his personal experiences as a Holocaust survivor. The program will take place during CBI’s ...

St. Paul’s Upcoming Giant Book Sale Will Offer Many Treats, No Tricks

WESTFIELD, NJ -- This year’s 29th Annual Giant Book Sale at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield will open promptly at 12 noon on Sunday, Oct. 30, and run through Tuesday, Nov. 1.  The sale is held in the church’s easily accessible Parish Hall.  Attendees from New Jersey and beyond will be treated to some 15,000 gently used books, sorted in many useful ...

JCC Hosts 12th Annual NJ Jewish Film Festival at Westfield's Rialto Theater, Begins Oct. 19

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The JCC will host the 12th Annual Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ at the Rialto Theater 250 East Broad St., Westfield, beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Several of the films were winners of Ophir Awards (the Israeli Academy Awards):

To Life!
Wednesday, Oct. 19 • 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 
Director:  Uwe Janson 
Country:  ...

St Joseph Students Sleep Out for Homelessness

METUCHEN, NJ - On a recent rainy Friday night, 50 students from Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen participated in Covenant House’s "Sleep Out To Support Homeless Youth," and, by doing so, raised $15,776 for the organization.  Students slept outdoors on campus grounds in self-constructed cardboard shelters. Their goal was to raise critical funds and awareness to make sure ...

Public Invited to Discussion: What Does It Mean to Say: “I am Jewish”

All are invited to Rabbi Charles Kroloff’s Lunch & Learn for a lively discussion on What Does It Mean to Say: “I am Jewish” Past, Present, and Future?, at Temple Emanu-El (756 East Broad Street, Westfield) on Monday, Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Rabbi Kroloff will explore how ideas about Jewish identity change dramatically from Biblical ...

Holy Trinity to Celebrate 100 Years of Catholic Education with Fall Festival in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Holy Trinity School is holding a Fall Festival featuring The Nerds, on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. The event is to celebrate the school's 100th Year providing Catholic education. It is open to everyone in the community.  

Tickets are $40 per family which includes music by The Nerds, a DJ, face painting, ...

St. Joseph High School Metuchen Hosts Open House on Sun, Oct. 16

METUCHEN, NJ -- St. Joseph High School (145 Plainfield Rd, Metuchen, NJ) hosts an Open House on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 11:30 a.m to 2:00 p.m. Personal tours are available to attendees all day. Current students will be on hand to offer information and insight into day to day student life on campus. In addition, visitors can enjoy a ...

Interfaith Prayer Service Draws Hundreds of Scotch Plains-Fanwood and Union Co. Residents

WESTFIELD, NJ — Nearly 600 people came to the Parish Community of St. Helen Wednesday evening for “Day of Prayer and Reflection: Honoring People of All Faith Communities” sponsored by Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council and Community Access Unlimited, an organization that provides community access through person-centered support services for adults and adolescents ...

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