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Raising A Self Motivated Child

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Location: South Orange Maplewood Board of Education
525 Academy St, Maplewood, NJ
When: February 15, 2011
Time: 7:30pm

Learn to help your child develop motivation from within, so you do not have to be the driving force behind their academic success. Join Dr. Adam Price, who will discuss how children can learn critical self-regulation skills necessary to keep them on track, how to end power struggles, and how to engage positively in your child’s studies.
Dr. Adam Price has been working in the field of child & adolescent psychology for over twenty years. He has published articles on child and family therapy, lectured widely and has appeared on “Good Day New York” to discuss topics ranging from child discipline to the impact of video games on children.

Phone: 973–762–5600 ext. 1850
Price: $5

Mean Girls

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Location: South Orange Maplewood Board of Education
525 Academy St, Maplewood, NJ
When: March 3, 2011
Time: 7:30pm

What is it about girl relationships that cause them to be so mean? From exclusion to name calling, the social relationships among girls can be a painful task for both our daughters and us. In this workshop we'll discuss how to help your daughter to navigate these difficult waters - and how to help us as parents keep our own sense of selves intact.
Alison Steiner has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 15 years - the last five of which have been in the South  Orange/Maplewood School District. She has developed a keen understanding of Relational Aggression (aka Girl Bullying), and how to help our children develop and maintain healthy friendships.

Phone: 973–762–5600 ext. 1850
Price: $5

It Gets Better

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Location: South Orange Maplewood Board of Education
525 Academy St, Maplewood, NJ
When: March 9, 2011
Time: 7:30pm

If you are the parent of a child or care about a child who may be the victim of LGBTQQ bullying, bring your concerns and come raise your voice. Learn how to arm your children and yourself in the face of 21st Century bullying. Topics include but are not limited to: Cyber Bullying, there are no innocent bystanders and how do we know if our child is being bullied, what if they don't tell us? How do we convey to these kids that, "It Gets Better"?
Maddy Petrow-Cohen, MA, LCSW is a Psychotherapist with over 15 years experience. She has a private practice in Maplewood, NJ and Greenwich Village, NYC. Her specialties include GLBTQQ, issues, Parenting Issues, Couples therapy, Trauma (EMDR), and Addictions.

Phone: 973–762–5600 ext. 1850
Price: $5

Food Changes Everything

Previous It Gets Better
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Location: South Orange Maplewood Board of Education
525 Academy St, Maplewood, NJ
When: April 7, 2011
Time: 7:30pm

Eat your way to a smarter, healthier, and calmer child! Food changes everything; what you eat will determine how you feel, look and even think. In this session you will learn: What foods will fuel your child, what foods to avoid, how to get your child to eat “healthy” foods, and list of “healthy snack, lunch, and dinner ideas”.
Linda Hom, HHC, a holistic nutrition coach, board certified through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) and has graded from Institute of Integrated Nutrition. She has studied under many natural healers including Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Berry Sears, and Dr. Walter Willer. She has helped many clients through her step-by-step natural methods to overcome their health obstacles and increase their energy so they can take back control of their life and health.

Phone: 973–762–5600 ext. 1850
Price: $5

Rabbi Gordon Tucker Featured Speaker at Oheb Shalom

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Rabbi Gordon Tucker
Location: Oheb Shalom Congregation
170 Scotland Rd, South Orange, NJ
When: January 30, 2011
Time: 10:00am–12:00pm

Rabbi Gordon Tucker will be the featured speaker at Oheb Shalom Congregation”s Lichtman Lehrhaus breakfast and lecture on Sunday, January 30, 2011 from 10:00 A.M. to Noon.   Rabbi Tucker will speak about “Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Approach to the Mitzvah of Prayer”.   There is no charge for the breakfast and lecture.  Notify the synagogue office by Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 to reserve babysitting (973-762-7067).  Oheb Shalom is located at 170 Scotland Road in South Orange, NJ.  www.ohebshalom.org.

Dr. Tucker is Senior Rabbi Temple Israel Center in White Plains, NY.  He is the author of numerous articles on a wide range of subjects in Jewish thought, and most recently published a translation with commentary (entitled Heavenly Torah) on Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s major three-volume Hebrew work on rabbinic theology.

         Rabbi Tucker is Honorary Chairman (and former Chairman) of the Board of the Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel, and served on the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly from 1982 to 2007.
   From 1984 to 1992, Rabbi Tucker was Dean of the Rabbinical School at JTSA, in which capacity he directed the training of over 200 rabbis.  He continues to teach there as



 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Jewish Philosophy. Rabbi Tucker received his A.B. degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. (in Philosophy) from Princeton University.  He was ordained a Rabbi at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTSA).   

This is the second of a series of lectures addressing issues of faith, prayer and Jewish obligations (mitzvot) that the Adult Education Committee is presenting this year.  Prof. Neil Gillman spoke this fall.  Future programs will take place on Sunday, March 27, 2011, when the synagogue presents its “Jewbilee” – A Day of Jewish Education” including a keynote address by Chancellor Arnold Eisen of the Jewish Theological Seminary and the participation of area rabbis in celebration of Oheb Shalom’s 150th anniversary.  This series culminates with the Beth Torah Lecture on Sunday, May 27, 2011, with a panel discussion about philanthropy.  

Phone: 973-762-7067
Price: Free

Family Crafts Night

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Location: Oheb Shalom Congregation
170 Scotland Rd, South Orange, NJ
When: January 19, 2011
Time: 7:30pm–9:30pm

Miriam Sisterhood of Oheb Shalom Congregation will hold a family crafts night and "Taste of Tu B'Shvat with Cantor Riki".  Bring the kids.  There will be knitting, needlepoint, scrapbooking and digital photography.  Bring four photos to learn how to download them and create a memento. We will be selling trees for JNF to coincide with both Tu B'Shevat and to help replenish the forest lost to the recent fires.  RSVP to Michelle Bobrow at  m.bobrow@verizon.net


Colosseum Gym hosts the USA Kickboxing Team

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Location: 525 Irvington Ave, Newark, NJ 07106
When: January 22, 2011
Time: 2:00pm–4:00pm

Colosseum Gym hosts the USA Kickboxing Team!

On Saturday, January 22, 2011, Colosseum Gym will host a meet and greet of the USA Kickboxing Team from 2pm to 4pm.  The team will be training in Colosseum Gym’s second level Extreme Fitness Center and will sign autographs.  This event is open to the public and you do not need to be a member to attend.  For more information, please call 973.416.8606.

Colosseum Gym is located at 525 Irvington Avenue in Newark directly behind Seton Hall University and borders South Orange and Maplewood.  For more information on Colosseum Gym please visit www.BestGymInJersey.com

Phone: 973.416.8606
Email: colosseumgym1@aol.com
Price: Free

Colosseum Gym and The 2011 Beth Challenge

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Location: 525 Irvington Ave, Newark, NJ 07106
When: Daily

Colosseum Gym is proud to announce the return of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s “The Beth Challenge”.  The Beth Challenge is a 12 week wellness program that fosters lifestyle changes through nutrition education, exercise and support.  For the 2010 Challenge, 100 contestants from Philemon Baptist Church competed against 150 contestants from Clear View Baptist Church, both of Newark.  At the end of the 12 week program, the two congregations had lost an astounding total of 903 pounds.  This year, Colosseum Gym, which is partnered with NBIMC and The Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, hopes to help contestants exceed that total.

For 2011’s The Beth Challenge, contestants will again come from Clear View but will compete against members of Newark’s Colosseum Gym to see which group has what it takes to win the weight loss challenge.  Contestants are able to enter as individuals, families or teams and compete for the largest percentage of weight lost for the best prize of all – getting healthy and fit!   

The kick-off for The Beth Challenge will be held at noon on Friday, January 28, 2011 at City Hall in Newark.  Initial weigh-ins start the week of January 30, 2011.  Colosseum Gym is located at 525 Irvington Avenue in Newark, directly behind Seton Hall University on the border of South Orange and Maplewood. For more information visit www.BestGymInJersey.com, call 973.416.8606 or 973.926.2663.

Phone: 973.416.8606
Email: colosseumgym1@aol.com
Price: Call for details

Colosseum Gym's Gauntlet Challenge

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Location: 525 Irvington Ave, Newark, NJ 07106
When: January 31, 2011
Time: 6:00pm–7:00pm

Colosseum Gym's Gauntlet Challenge

 

Looking for a new, fun way to exercise? Do you like a challenge?? Come see what you're really made of! We have designed an athletic performance test with 7 of the toughest, craziest events our EFA coaches and trainers could imagine and now invite you to make your way through our Gauntlet Challenge. See if you have what takes to be an extreme fitness athlete!

 

Date: Monday, January 31, 2011

Time: 6pm

Location: Colosseum Gym, 525 Irvington Avenue, Newark, NJ 07106

 

Registration available on Active.com under

“Colosseum Gym’s Gauntlet Challenge”

 

**All participants MUST register on Active.com by Friday, January 28, 2011**

Phone: 973.416.8606
Email: colosseumgym1@aol.com
Price: Call for details

Maplewood-South Orange Professionals in Transition

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Location: 51 Baker St, Maplewood, NJ 07040
When: January 24, 2011
Time: 10:15am–12:00pm

Maplewood/South Orange Professionals in Transition -- 1/24

 

“The Reality of the Job Search in 2010: Learning and Applying Self-Marketing Techniques”

 

Are you unemployed or underemployed and searching for the position you really want to have?  Have you been asked to leave your job but you are not ready to retire from the working world?  Has the economy taken a “bite” out of your income and are you doing everything you can to get situated in the career you want and deserve? 

 

If you need answers to the above, this presentation is for you.  Learn how to overcome ageism in the marketplace; learn how to compete in this difficult economy; learn how to be the person that the hiring manager has to have. You will learn how to sell yourself in this economy and find the job you want.

Presented by Beverly Feldman, Job Developer, Jewish Vocational Services

 

Maplewood Library ~ 51 Baker St. ~ 07040
Monday January 24th ~ 10:15 am - Noon

 

 

Maplewood/South Orange Professionals in Transition is part of the Northern NJ Professionals in Transition network

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NNJ_PIT/

 

 

Phone: 973.762.1622
Email: nnj_pit-owner@yahoogroups.com

Standing Ovation Rewind

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Location: South Orange Performing Arts Center
1 Trenchard Pl, South Orange, NJ
When: January 29, 2011
Time: 10:00am–2:00pm

Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey, Clearview Cinemas and WPLJ present a double dose of last Summer’s hottest family film, Standing Ovation on Saturday, January 29th. Tickets include movie at South Orange Clearview Cinema and a live performance by the cast at the South Orange Performing Arts Center. Movie times are 10:00a.m. and 10:30a.m. Performance time is 12:30p.m.


Regular - $15 ticket includes;

  • Live pre-movie welcome by cast
  • Movie at South Orange Clearview Cinema
  • Balcony seating for performance at SOPAC
  • Gift bag (poster, sampler cd, bookmark)



VIP - $25 ticket includes;

  • Movie at South Orange Clearview Cinema
  • Orchestra seating for performance at SOPAC
  • After show meet and greet with the cast
  • VIP gift bag (autographed poster, 20 song CD, and a book mark)
Phone: 973.313.ARTS(2787)
Email: sphillips@bgcnj.org
Price: $ 15 - $25

Wine Tasting Fundraiser

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Location: 22 Courter Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
When: January 28, 2011
Time: 8:00pm–10:00pm

The Fencing Parents Association invites you to a fundraiser to benefit the Columbia Fencing Team.

Taste 5 different sparkling wines and learn about labels, food pairings and toss about fun wine buzz words with ease.  Hosted by Dean Roberts and Cathrine Evans in a fun, social atmosphere.

Phone: 973-830-7151
Email: loriabramsnj@verizon.net

2011 Strong Kids Campaign: Cheer & Gear Rally

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Location: South Mountain YMCA
13 Jefferson Ave, Maplewood, NJ
When: January 25, 2011
Time: 7:00pm–8:30pm

We invite you to connect to the YMCA beyond our
daily programs and services - help us to change lives by supporting our

2011 Strong Kids CampaignCheer & Gear Rally

Y Program Center

  • FREE Food & FREE Babysitting
  • A chance to hear from recipients of our Strong Kids Campaign Scholarship funds - how the money that we raise has helped them.
  • Storytellers - learn how you can make a difference in the life of a child!  Get the gear that you need to be successful!
  • Kids will enjoy a pizza dinner along with musical entertainment in the Child Care Center Baby Gym!

We need you to RSVP by Friday, Jan 21st to ensure that we have the proper staffing for the children. Please RSVP by hitting reply to this message or emailing Jennifer MacAfee at jmacafee@metroymcas.org

Phone: (973) 762-4145
Email: jmacafee@metroymcas.org

Author Lena Roy to Read From Her Novel, "Edges"

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Location: Words Bookstore
179 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ
When: January 22, 2011
Time: 2:00pm

Edges is a young adult novel about love and grief, addiction and redemption.  The public is invited to come to Words on Saturday to meet the author as she reads excerpts from this, her debut novel.

Phone: 973-763-9500

Friends & Family Infant & Child CPR Class

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Location: 4 3rd St, South Orange, NJ 07079
When: February 5, 2011
Time: 9:00am–2:00pm

Learn how to save a child's life at Friends & Family Infant & Child CPR Class, offered by the South Orange Rescue Squad.  Every parent will want to know how to save their child, should an emergency strike!

Please contact Jeff Hark at 973-762-5647 to register, or visit www.southorangerescuesquad.org

Phone: 973-762-5647
Email: SORESCUE@verizon.net
Price: $40 per per person

Parent Educational Workshop

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Location: Playhouse Cooperative Nursery School
88 Franklin Ave, West Orange, NJ
When: January 30, 2011
Time: 2:00pm–4:00pm

SLOW DOWN & HAVE MORE FUN!  Time Management for Busy Families.

Playhouse is pleased to host positive parenting coach Betsy Wald, MSW, MLIS for our first Parent Educational Workshop of the year.  Cost for this workshop is $8.00 per person.  All are welcome.  Please call or visit Playhouse to register.

Phone: 973-736-9451
Email: director@playhouseonline.org
Price: $8.00

HK Foundations Center Youth Art Exhibit

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Location: GAS Gallery And Studio
411 Ridgewood Rd, Maplewood, NJ
When: January 21, 2011
Time: 5:00pm–9:30pm

Please join the youth of the HK Foundations Center this Friday evening as they exhibit their photography. We will also have some photos donated by professional photographers for sale as well.

All funds raised will benefit the HK Foundations Center and ultimately the community.

“The Foundations Center of Maplewood and South Orange, (the “Center”), seeks to empower the youth our our community and enhance their sense of self and belonging. The Center’s unique approach encourages creative self-expression through the illustration of the practical importance of academic skills such as literacy and arithmetic and the related application to digital media productions.

From Memory to History

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Location: 901 State Route 10, Whippany, NJ 07981
When: Daily
Time: 7:00pm

From Memory to History

 

Day/Date:

Opening reception: Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. Exhibit is on display through Friday, April 8.

 

Event Address:

Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, 901 State Rt. 10, Whippany

 

Event Description:

Art exhibit documenting the experiences of Holocaust survivors and liberators in Morris, Essex, Sussex, and northern Union counties. New this year is the artwork of survivor Toby Fluek, author of the award-winning book Memories of My Life in a Polish Village, 1930-1949. The opening reception will feature keynote speaker Shalmi Barmore, historical consultant to Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah.

 

Sponsor(s):

Holocaust Council of MetroWest, UJC MetroWest. Underwritten by the Darvivoff Family Foundation, Ed Mosberg Family, N.J. Historical Commission, N.J. Council for the Humanities

 

Admission/Ticket fee:

Free and open to the community. Docent-led tours available.

 

Information: Barbara Wind

For hours and directions call (973) 929-3194 or e-mail holocaustcouncil@ujcnj.org

 

Website: www.ujcnj.org/holocaust

Phone: (973) 929-3194
Email: holocaustcouncil@ujcnj.org
Price: Free

NY GIANTS' AHMAD BRADSHAW TO VISIT LIVINGSTON MALL

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Location: Livingston Mall
112 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston, NJ
When: February 1, 2011
Time: 6:00pm–8:00pm

With Super Bowl XLV only days away, NFL fans will be given the opportunity to meet New York Giants’ running back Ahmad Bradshaw when Livingston Mall teams with Sports Express to host a meet-and-greet autograph session on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.   

 Football enthusiasts of all ages are invited to visit Sports Express, located on the mall’s upper level between Lord & Taylor and Sears, to meet the young, explosive running back who joined the NFL in 2007 as the seventh round draft choice of the NY Giants.  Participants will be able to purchase an autograph for $45 and are encouraged to bring their cameras.

For more details about the event and information on autograph pricing, please call Sports Express at (973) 535-6477 or visit www.myspace.com/sportsexpress.

Phone: (973) 535-6477

Lamaze Refresher

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Location: St Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Rd, Livingston, NJ
When: February 1, 2011
Time: 6:45pm

Women’s Health/Parent Education at Saint Barnabas offers this review on breathing and relaxation skills for couples who previously attended a prepared childbirth series during a prior pregnancy. The fee is $70. Advanced registration is requested by calling 973-322-5360.

Phone: 973-322-5360
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