Current Events

All the news that's fit to talk about.

Our Current Events program offers group discussions led by a facilitator at Jewish Federation Housing in West Orange (Tuesdays from 3 pm – 4 pm) and South Orange (Wednesdays from 2 pm – 3 pm). Residents of these facilities enjoy lively dialogue about events happening in the news. Groups meet weekly and are free to residents.

Become a Facilitator

Residents at Jewish Federation Housing in South Orange and West Orange look forward each week to a lively discussion of current events with a facilitator from NCJW/Essex. If you like engaging with senior adults, this is a hands-on volunteer opportunity to generate discussion on topics such as politics, elections, world affairs, the economy or the breaking news of the day. Our facilitators receive on the job training, tips on current events resources and support as needed. All that’s required is an interest in current events and an open mind! If you want to enrich the life of senior citizens — and be enriched in return — this is an ideal volunteer opportunity for you. Sign up to volunteer as much or as little as your schedule permits.

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“I want to make a difference in my community by volunteering, leading, organizing, contributing.
Where else can I do so much and have so much fun? NCJW/Essex suits me perfectly.”