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Interview with Rabbi Cantor Judy Greenfeld

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Rabbi Cantor Judy Greenfeld approaches traditional Judaism with spirituality and a goal to build an inclusive community. She isn't your ordinary temple rabbi in that she incorporates various spiritual healing practices in her teachings which she uses as a way to understand and open up to the ancient Jewish scriptures. In 2005, she founded Nachshon ...

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Minoska Mateo Receives the 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Award from the Independent Community Bankers of America

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Vice President Community Development Officer of Columbia Bank has been selected as a recipient of the 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Award from the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). This award recognizes the nation's most promising young community banking professionals, who, based on character, leadership, community involvement...

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Take advantage of every opportunity (From Sylvia’s Children)

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In other words, reach for the brass ring. "Reaching for the brass ring" is a phrase originating in the late 19th and early 20th century when carousels were extremely popular in U.S. amusement parks and on boardwalks. At one time, the carousel riders on the outer horses would hope the timing of the carousel rotation (and the rise-and-fall motion of ...

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Three-Day 'Celebration of Life' Planned for NJ Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver (Article from TAPintoMorristown)

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NEW JERSEY -- Two days after Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver passed away, Governor Phil Murphy announced a three-day "Celebration of Life" that will pay tribute to Lieutenant Governor Oliver's extraordinary life and legacy of public service. The Lt. Governor, who was 71 years old, is being remembered for her decades long career in public servi...

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Statement on the Passing of Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver From the Center of American Women and Politics (CAWP)

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We were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver. We are reckoning with the loss of a longtime friend, supporter, partner, and champion of our work. Our hearts are with Sheila's family in this devastating moment. The people of New Jersey have lost a pioneering, irreplaceable figure in the history of th...

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2023 FIFA Women's World Cup

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This Friday night, July 21, 2023, FOX at 9 pm, will broadcast the first World Cup Soccer Match for the USA National Women's Team against Vietnam. The USA is the defending champion of the soccer world cup. New Jersey is represented on the team by Casey Murphy of Bridgewater who was the leading goalkeeper for Rutgers Women's soccer, and Alana Co...

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Gloria Vanderham is appointmented as chair of the Rutgers University Alumni Association’s Board of Directors (Rutgers University Alumni Association)

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From the Rutgers University Alumni Association: A dynamic global community requires leadership driven by excellence, compassion, and the pursuit of the greater good. Please join the worldwide Rutgers University alumni community in congratulating Gloria Vanderham RC'00, SCILS'00 on her appointment as chair of the Rutgers University Alumni Associatio...

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Statement on Recent SCOTUS Decisions – NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault

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From NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault. This past week, we have been reflecting on the recent major rulings made by the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS). We are disheartened and fearful of the harmful consequences that will arise as a result of these decisions. On Thursday (6/29/23), SCOTUS struck down affirmative action, ending race-con...

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The Supreme Court’s Decision on Race-Conscious Admissions Cements Racial Inequality in America

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Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce Dear Friends and Colleagues:Today's US Supreme Court decision to sharply curtail the consideration of applicants' race/ethnicity in the college admissions process shines a spotlight, once again, on an uncomfortable truth: racism is alive and well in America. The ugly interpersonal ...

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