Temple has time to Rock Shabbat

Temple has time to Rock Shabbat

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — On Friday, May 31, Temple Sha’arey Shalom had its annual Rock Shabbat. The service was led vocally by Cantor Jason Rosenman and accompanied instrumentally by the TSS Rock Shabbat Band, consisting of Melody Blasenheim-Stevens on keyboard, Mike Kovacs on guitar, Ed Pilcer on bass and Temple Sha’arey Shalom’s new rabbi, Rav Uri […]

Springfield native aims for Guinness record to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation

Springfield native aims for Guinness record to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Springfield native and comedian Eitan Levine is on a mission for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the organization he once benefited from as a child with cancer. He plans to set the Guinness World Record for the most first pitches thrown at professional baseball games in a year. He needs 50 to convincingly break […]

Temple hosts membership appreciation concert featuring ‘The Great American Songbook’

Temple hosts membership appreciation concert featuring ‘The Great American Songbook’

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — On Sunday, May 5, Temple Sha’arey Shalom, of Springfield, hosted a membership appreciation concert. The program featured pianist/vocalist/composer Gary Negbaur in a keyboard based lecture/performance on the roots of “The Great American Songbook.” TSS President Bill Moesch said, “TSS held this concert/educational event as one of our special featured programs for our […]

Springfield Farmers Market opens early this year

Springfield Farmers Market opens early this year

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Springfield Farmers Market opened on Monday, May 20. The Farmers Market operates at the Springfield Free Public Library Lawn, 66 Mountain Ave. The two featured vendors were Alstede Farms and Pickle Licious. Scott Odorizzi, retail operations manager of Alstede Farms, located in Chester, said they’ve been at the Springfield Farmers Market […]

Chiropractor arrested and charged for invasion of privacy and child endangerment

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — A Springfield chiropractor has been arrested and charged with invasion of privacy and child endangerment, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Springfield Police Chief John Cook announced on Thursday, May 9. Gary Hecht, 55, of Livingston, is charged with one count of third-degree invasion of privacy and one count of third-degree […]

Temple Sha’arey Shalom’s Passover Seder: An inclusive celebration

Temple Sha’arey Shalom’s Passover Seder: An inclusive celebration

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Temple Sha’arey Shalom, a reform community in Springfield, brought together members and guests for a Passover Seder that offered companionship, meaningful conversations, and heartwarming connections. Rabbi Uri Allen and Cantor Jason Roseman thoughtfully guided an inclusive and engaging evening. Rosenman’s deep, traditional, opera-level voice was combined with Allen’s musical talent. The rabbi’s […]

Springfield High School student wins second place in state GIS Mapping Contest

Springfield High School student wins second place in state GIS Mapping Contest

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Aidan Lafazan, a Jonathan Dayton High School junior and baseball player, has won second place in the High School Category at the 36th annual NJDEP GIS Mapping Contest. His map, “Baseball Fields in Union County,” was presented on Wednesday, May 1, at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in Trenton. Lafazan’s […]

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