Monday, January 16, 2012
Bradford students from Montclair get involved
It started with an article in the Sunday paper. Evan Robbins’ six-year old daughter, Maya, was sick, and mom, Lisa, stayed home to comfort and take care of her. So, when Robbins read the article about the small six-year old boy, a child slave, bailing water out of a fishing boat in Ghana with no one to comfort or take care of him, it touched a chord. “The parallel between my daughter and this six-year old boy was too striking to ignore,” said Robbins. The fishing industry in Ghana uses child slaves, some as young as four years old, to untangle fishing nets, bail water, paddle boats, and work as domestic slaves. Sleeping on mud floors, the children have little clothing, are underfed, and receive no medical care. The physically demanding …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Congregation Agudath Israel of West Essex held auditions for "Agudath Israel's Got Talent" Wednesday night.
Talent was on display Wednesday night when congregants at Congregation Agudath Israel of West Essex auditioned for "Agudath Israel's Got Talent," a synagogue-wide talent competition. The competition will take place on Saturday, Jan. 14 beginning at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Congregation Agudath Israel of West Essex raises funds for Israeli organizations.
Sunny skies and cool weather aided walkers from Caldwell's Congregation Agudath Israel of West Essex Sunday morning for the 10th annual charity Walk for Israel. Walkers began their trek from the synagogue at 20 Academy Road down Bloomfield Avenue and through Grover Cleveland Park before returning to the synagogue. The walk raises funds for programs, including funds for Ethiopian Jews resettling in Israel, raising funds for tuition for children in the French Hill section of Jerusalem, as well as raising money for needy children to participate in NOAM, a peer-led youth movement, among other charities.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Loving husband, father, son; worked as a mortgage broker.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Scott Kopen, 50, of Caldwell, died Sunday at home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at Congregation Agudath Israel of West Essex, 20 Academy Road, Caldwell. Arrangements were completed by “Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman” Suburban Funeral Chapel. Mr. Kopen was born in New York City and lived in Union before moving to Caldwell. He was a mortgage broker with New Jersey Lenders Co. of Little Falls and was graduated from Rutgers University. Mr. Kopen was a member of Congregation Agudath Israel of West Essex and was a past president of the Men’s Club. He became ill last winter, but his illness didn't slow him down—he was a fixture at his sons' school performances and soccer, baseball and lacrosse games throughout the spring and …