Religions and Spirituality

Jonas Brings 'Funky Folk Music' to COS-SJCC Feb. 26-27

Homemade instruments will be part of Billy Jonas' "neo-tribal hootenanny," when he serves as COS-SJCC's artist in residence February 26-27. Credits: Taylor Johnson
SUMMIT, NJ - Delivering a concert experience described as a "neo-tribal hootenanny," singer, guitarist, percussionist and songwriter, Billy Jonas, will serve as Congregation Ohr Shalom - Summit Jewish Community Center's artist in residence February 26-27.
The award-winning Jonas writes deeply spiritual music -- with a sense of humor -- for all ages, creating a contemporary and interactive sound ideal for the entire family. Homemade instruments from recyclables add to his eclectic sense of love for the planet.
The Billy Jonas, artist in residence, schedule includes:
February 26 - Heartbeat

5:30 - 6:10 p.m. - Tot Shabbat

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6:30 p.m. - Community Shabbat Dinner with concurrent Teen Dinner (RSVP to $18 Adult; $8/Child indicate gluten free or vegan)

7:30 p.m. - Kabbalat Shabbat Service with musical instruments

February 27, morning - Drumbeat

9:30 a.m. - Sabbath Services with musical instruments

10 a.m. - Shabbat School K-6 (participation in Services)

12 p.m. -  Kiddush Luncheon for all ages (RSVP to

February 27, evening – Soulbeat

4:30 p.m. - Afternoon Prayers - Minha

5 p.m. -  Supper! Seudah Shelishit  (RSVP to

5:30 p.m. - Mindfulness and Kavannah Workshop

6:30 p.m. - Havdalah / Original Songs “One on One with Billy” - music for people of all ages

The unique Shabbat immersion experience is free and open to the public; however, reservations and payment in advance are required for the Shabbat dinner on Friday night. There is no cost for Saturday’s Shabbat Kiddush Luncheon and Seudah Shelishit Evening Supper, but reservations is are requested by contacting
For additional information, contact the office 908-273-8130 or visit The program is sponsored by the Charles and Lillian G. Baraff Foundation, Judith and Matthew Sills, and Joan and Robert Rothberg.

Congregation Ohr Shalom – Summit Jewish Community Center is located at 67 Kent Place Boulevard.

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Lessons Learned From Summit

April 13, 2018

Over twenty years ago a terrible thing happened in Summit.

The then-mayor prevailed on the police chief to stand before the municipal judge to obtain a warrant to search the files of the chemical counselor of the Summit Junior High School. These files, by statute, were confidential. Nobody knows what the Mayor hoped to learn from this raid. The case wound its way up to the Superior Court, ...

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02/01/2018, 7:26 am - FD dispatched to Route 78 East Bound mile marker 47.2 for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment and injuries. On arrival both the Springfield and Summit Fire Departments set up for extrication. The vehicle was chocked to stabilize the vehicle. EMS performed patient care. A hose line was stretched for possible fire suppression by the Berkeley Heights FD.

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Audio: Point View's Petrides Says Despite Company Growth, Netflix Stock Valuation Just Too High

April 18, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on Bloomberg Radio discussing what to do with Netflix stock post the strong quarterly results:

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Team Veronica Holds "Be the Match" Drive Apr. 23

Team Veronica is coming to a town near you!

Veronica is a seven-year-old who is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Be The Match is a national registry for finding a match(es) for a bone marrow transplant. It is a simple swab test of the inside of your mouth. 

On Mon., April 23, Be The Match will be at the Bayonne Fire House from 3 - 7 p.m.

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If the current interest environment has you concerned about your bond portfolio, remember why you are investing in bonds.  The role bonds, or fixed income, play in a portfolio is not solely based on performance.  Bonds are used to offer stability, particularly when stock market volatility is rising. Rate hikes can dampen bond performance, but keep perspective on how rising rates impact ...

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Practice for the PARCC @ Your Library

Students in Grades 3 and up who live in Summit can practice the Math and Language Arts skills that they learned in school and prepare for the upcoming PARCC exam using the Summit Free Public Library’s FREE subscriptions to Lumos Step Up and Learning Express.  

To access Lumos Step Up and Learning Express, visit the library’s website:

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