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Mother Seton Faculty Become Seton Associates

January 14, 2017

CLARK, NJ -- Three Mother Seton faculty members became Seton Associates of the Sisters of Charity at a liturgy honoring Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton at Convent Station on Saturday, Jan. 7. Seton Associates are women and men who, following their own particular vocation in life, seek to deepen their relationship with God and to share in the mission and ministry of the sisters. They live out the ...

Fanwood Hosts Annual Menorah Lighting on Monday Evening

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood held its annual Menorah Lighting at the Fanwood Station at North Ave. on Monday evening, the third day of Chanukah.

Rabbi Avrohom Blesofsky of Chabad of Union County led the festivities and lit three of eight candles on the Menorah. Each day a new candle is lit to recognize the eight days of the Jewish holiday. 

Fanwood ...

Congregation Beth Israel Students Raise Funds for Charity During Hanukkah Celebration

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Sixth and seventh graders at Congregation Beth Israel’s Religious School in Scotch Plains created and staffed “Mitzvah Booths” to raise money for several charities at the synagogue's annual Hanukkah party on Sunday, Dec.18. 

The students collected more than $750 by running games and craft activities in support of their chosen charities, which ...

Second Annual Menorah Lighting in Scotch Plains Set for Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Business and Professional Organization and the Township of Scotch Plains will host the 2nd Annual Menorah Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Festivities will include a Chanukah Laser Show, latkas, refreshments and the lighting of the nine-foot Menorah.

The Chabad of Union County will preside over the lighting. The event will be held ...

Congregation Beth Israel Volunteers Make Sandwiches for Local Youth Center

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Volunteers at Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains prepared sandwiches for Plainfield’s Second Street Youth Center (SSYC) on Wednesday, Dec. 14. 

The synagogue’s Social Action committee organizes monthly sandwich-making sessions for volunteers of all ages to prepare after-school snacks for participants at the youth center.  Sandwiches are ...

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Congregation Beth Israel to Hold Sisterhood Shabbat Honoring Liba Nudell and Diana Cooper

January 12, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Congregation Beth Israel (18 Shalom Way, Scotch Plains) will hold its annual Sisterhood Shabbat service on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. This women-led service is free and open to the community. A kiddush luncheon will follow. 

The Sisterhood Shabbat service is led exclusively by lay women, who recite Hebrew and English prayers, chant Torah ...

Congregation Beth Israel to Hold Sisterhood Shabbat Honoring Liba Nudell and Diana Cooper

January 12, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Congregation Beth Israel (18 Shalom Way, Scotch Plains) will hold its annual Sisterhood Shabbat service on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. This women-led service is free and open to the community. A kiddush luncheon will follow. 

The Sisterhood Shabbat service is led exclusively by lay women, who recite Hebrew and English prayers, chant Torah ...