Press Releases

New Assistant Director to Join Camp Laurelwood

By Camp Laurelwood Staff

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Louis Lasko has joined Camp Laurelwood as our new assistant director.

Lasko brings 10 years of summer camp experience to this position. Prior to Camp Laurelwood, Lasko served three years as the director of day camp at…

Henry J. Spencer Art Exhibit

The lobby of Beth El-Keser Israel [BEKI] has been transformed this spring into a bright landscape of butterflies, thanks to Woodbridge-based artist Henry J. Spencer’s exhibition, “Capturing Bialik’s Butterflies, Poet’s Voice Meets Camera’s Eye.” Spencer has created large digital …

JCRC Legislative Breakfast

Members of the Jewish community met with state representatives at the Jewish Community Relations Council Legislative Breakfast on March 20. Senator Len Fasano & Rep. Themis Klarides, along with Rep. Pat Dillon, shared their support for new hate crime legislation, encouraging the community an…

RABBI’S CORNER On Shavuot, We Are All Jews-by-Choice

By Rabbi Marci Bellows
Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek

I feel bad for Shavuot – the lesser-known, infrequently celebrated, but super important, holiday in late spring. It should be one of the biggest festivals on our calendar. It is one of the Shalosh Regalim, the three pilgrimage ho…

Gennadiy Sorochan: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story

Our community takes its responsibility to preserve the collective memory of the Holocaust seriously. We gathered for our Yom HaShoah Community Observance on April 23, in keeping with the annual commemoration. Survivors in our community were recognized and the victims remembered. Here is the …