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Westfield Interfaith Coalition for Refugee Family Support Presents Screening of 'After Spring'


On March 30, 2017, the Westfield Interfaith Coalition for Refugee Family Support will host a screening of the Jon Stewart-executive produced documentary, "After Spring." The Kickerstarter-funded documentary is set in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, a United Nations-sponsored Syrian refugee camp located in northern Jordan near the Syrian border. The film introduces its viewers to and follows two Syrian families that fled their war-torn country for safety, as thousands of others have done during the course of the country's civil war. The camp is the largest for Syrian refugees and presently has almost 80,000 residents; in 2013, the population swelled to over 200,000. Since the camp opened in July 2012, it has transformed into a "functioning city."

The screening of "After Spring" will be held at Temple Emanu-El, located at 756 East Broad Street in Westfield. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. While the screening is free of charge, recommended donations are $7.00 for those tickets purchased online, and $10.00 at the door. Donations will benefit the Westfield Interfaith Coalition for Refugee Family Support, which has been assisting refugee families in their quest to become self-sustaining. The Coalition recently began hosting the "Saturday Morning Fun Bunch Club," a weekly gathering for refugee families from across Africa and the Middle East, where adults can work on their English language skills and children can socialize with other refugees and volunteers. For more information regarding the Coalition's work, or to volunteer with or donate to the Fun Bunch Club, email Jenny Tananbaum ( or Alissa Berger ( 

The screening will begin promptly at 7 p.m. The movie is approximately 98 minutes long.

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Union County, N.J. Horse Farm Quarantined, 1st Case of EHM In State In '18

March 17, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has quarantined a property in Union County after a horse developed the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM). EHM is the often deadly neurologic form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) infection. No recent movement had occurred at the index property prior to this case. 

The horse has been moved into the ...

Unity and purpose will allow Democrats to unseat Lance

March 11, 2018

In November, we have a chance to unseat Leonard Lance, Congressman for the NJ-7 district which includes Springfield. Leonard Lance voted to take away healthcare from his constituents and recently stood by as his party passed a tax plan in which his district became the second most negatively impacted district in the COUNTRY.  Lance is an enemy of a woman’s right to control her body but ...

Rutgers voices support for proposed state budget

March 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University officials have often been wary of the governor's annual budget message, wondering what type of budget cuts the university may sustain and how it would potentially impact tuition and the overall quality of education.

This budget message, delivered March 13, appears to be a sigh of relief.

Pete McDonough, Vice President of External Affairs at ...

Union County's March For Our Lives - County Wide March Planned

March 17, 2018

March 24 at 10 a.m. Students of Union County will march to make sure that our schools are safe. The march will start at Burnet Middle School (1000 Caldwell Avenue, Union). It will end at the Union Township City Council Offices (1976 Morris Avenue, Union). All looking to protect American children by strengthening our laws and stand with the victims of all shootings inside places of education, are ...

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