Category: Scotch Plains Monthly

Maria Daniel Choreographs “Hip Hopera”

Scotch Plains resident Maria Daniel took on the unique opportunity to choreograph Hip Hop dances for a live opera that premiered in Charlottesville, VA on October 28. The opera is an American Premiere of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Sympathy and featured an

Congregation Beth Israel

Volunteers from the Men’s Club of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains built the synagogue’s Sukkah (booth) on Sunday, October 1, in preparation for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. In keeping with tradition, the volunteers erected the Sukkah on the

Food Drive During Yom Kippur Holiday

Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains conducted a food drive for hunger relief during the holiday of Yom Kippur. Congregants brought non-perishable food to the synagogue at the start of the Jewish High Holy Day, and the collected food was

Scotch Plains Chess Club Student Finishes Top 10

Submitted by Alfonse Akins Benjamin Liang, a member of the Scotch Plains Chess Club, finished in the Top 10 of the 2017 New Jersey Elementary (K-8) Chess Championship hosted by the New Jersey State Chess Federation in Morristown, New Jersey.