In The Community

A Community Conversation on Race & Justice

Blue Wave NJ, Montclair N.A.A.C.P and New Jersey Communities Forward invite you to take part in a community conversation on race and justice with special guests Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark and Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver on Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bullock School, 55 Washington Street, Montclair.

This event is a follow-up to January's discussion "Moving Forward from Ferguson: A Community Conversation on Race & Justice." Both new and returning participants are encouraged to attend and take an active part in this vital work, which aims to foster trust and strengthen community bonds. Building on the work begun at January's session, this session will continue our discussion groups with the goal of developing tangible action plans.

Event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Sign up to participate on June 17 here.

For event-related questions, including suggestions, please contact or call 201.306.4016.

Montclair Hadassah Presents Rosalie Saferstein

Sunday, March 8 at 3:00 p.m.

Food is part of our culture and we have an expect comign to talk with us. Rosalie Saferstein, food cricitc for New Jersey Monthly Magazine, "Table Hopping with Rosie" will be the guest speaker for Montclair Hadassah. Rosie will talk about restaurants in our area, how she evaluates them, how she bacame a food critic and more. Come see if you agree with Rosie's likes and dislikes. 

$18 per person to support Hadassah

Location: At the home of Barbara Gottesman, 64 Woodmont Road, Upper Montclair, NJ

Spouses, significant others and friends are welcome.

RSVP to 973-783-7916 or email

If inclement weather, please call about the snow date for this program. 

Gerard Edery Trio

Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m. at Congregation Agudath Israel

Don't miss this incredible music! The Gerard Edery Trio is an incredible group for Jeiwsh world music -- stunning guitar work, Persian saz, Middle Eastern oud, and bass. Born in Casablanca and raised in Paris and New York City, Gerard Edery has a remarkable range of ethnic folk styles and traditions from all around the world. His rich baritone, masterful guitar style and and profound audience rapport create an unforgettable experience.

You will be thrilled by the group's unique musical arrangements of folk and popular songs from around the Jewish world. 

Discounted ticket prices are $20 for adults and $10 for children 16 and under. 

Get discounted tickets online at or make checks payable to CAI and note Edery Concert on the memo line and mail to 20 Academy Road, Caldwell, NJ 07006. Deadline for discounted tickets is noon on Friday, April 19. 

Ticket prices will be sold at the door for $25 each. 

When You Worry About the Child You Love

Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m.

JFS of MetroWest presents the 2015 Joseph F. Goldberg Memorial Learning Disabilities Seminar called "When You Worry About the Child You Love". 

A parent's worry can lead to hope when you learn more about your child's emotional and learning challenges. Dr. Howard Hallowell, M.D., Ed.D., will help you identify and recognize problems in behavior, provide resources and recommendations to assist with behaviors at home and in school and learn the role parents play in their child's development.

This seminar will take place at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive, West Orange. The seminar is intended for parents of children in grades K-8. 

Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register please contact Sylvia Heller at

Venus/Adonis Festival - Thank Godfrey

Everything you believe about reincarnation is dead wrong.

Writen by George Ruthauser
Directred by Mark Liebert

Staring Gary Martin, Kristine Stringer, David Shaw and Annette Winter

Robert Moss Theater, 440 Lafayette Street, NY, NY

January 12 at 6:15 p.m.
January 16 at 9:00 p.m.
January 18 at 4:30 p.m.

To reserve your $20 ticket, send an email to, write "Thank Godfrey, your name and performance date.