ACHIEVE Volunteer Tutor Program 525 Academy St, Maplewood, NJ07040 ACHIEVE is a volunteer tutor program funded through the South Orange/Maplewood Education Foundation, in partnership…More with the SO/M school district. ACHIEVE provides trained volunteer tutors (teens and adults) to tutor children in grades K-12 in the local public schools. Tutoring takes place in the day, after school, Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings.
Oheb Shalom Congregation 170 Scotland Rd, South Orange, NJ07079 Oheb Shalom has served the community since 1860, when it was founded in Newark in a building that's now a historic…More landmark. When it opened in South Orange in the '50s, it had established its conservative character. Mark Cooper is the rabbi and Erica Lippitz is the cantor. There's a volunteer choir that performs at High Holy Day services and other special events. Mickey Fried Nursery School is located in the temple. There's also religious education. The Zeman Religious School is broken down for grades K-3 and 4-7; there's ETGAR (Hebrew for "challenge") for teenagers. There are also Adult Education programs with courses on topics like the Torah and Yiddish Literature and Culture.
Sharey-Tefilo Israel congregation consists of two temples on adjacent facilities that were merged in 1982. The former…More home of Temple Israel is the well-preserved Kip-Riker mansion that's used for meetings, private parties (for congregation members only), and some smaller-scale services in its chapel. The temple has a museum with items donated by members and a gift shop that's open by appointment.
Adult education includes Hebrew classes and a Shabbat scholars series. Religious school for children is broken down into K - 2; 2 - 6; 7 - 8; and high school. There's an active youth group called STISY.
The rabbis are Daniel M. Cohen and Ellie Lynn Miller; the rabbis emeritus are Harvey S. Goldman and Herbert Weiner. The cantor is Theodore Aronson.