Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County

OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, November 6 from 7pm-9pm

Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County
275 McKinley Avenue, New Milford, NJ
201-262-9898 x213

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Kaplan Cooperative Preschool Open House

Kaplan Cooperative Preschool Open House
Sunday, November 9 @ 10am
115 Park Avenue, Hoboken

Discover our wonderful Jewish preschool.  Learn more about our nurturing, creative and enriched learning community.

Classes offered for:
* 2 1/2 year olds, 3 year olds, 4 year olds
* Open 8am-6pm
* Full and part time options
* Flexible scheduling

This event is best appreciated without your children, however children may attend if necessary.

Email or call for more information: or 201-653-8666

Kaplan Cooperative Preschool BOOK FAIR, 115 Park Avenue, Hoboken

Book Fair Hours:
Tuesday 11:30am-6:30pm
Wednesday 9am-4pm
Thursday 9am-6pm
Friday 9am-12 noon
Saturday Havdalah 5:15pm-6:30pm
Sunday 11am-4pm

Sunday, November 9, 2014
A fun-filled day for the whole family!
Enjoy arts & crafts, face-painting, story telling, singing refreshments and more!

Dia De Los Muertos! Block Party

Dia De Los Muertos!
Block Party
When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 (Rain or Shine), 1pm-4pm

Where: Block party on Jefferson St. between 1st & 2nd Street.
(In front of HoLa, 123 Jefferson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030.)
Pre-sale Ticket: $8/child and $20/family kid pass (adults are free) here to buy tickets
Day of Event Ticket: $10/child and $25/family kid pass (adults are free)

All Activities are included!
Bouncy House
Face Painting
Obstacle Course
Arts & Crafts
Story Time
Entertainment and more…
PLUS: Drop off your excess Halloween candy for our troops overseas

Available for additional purchase at the event:
Food & Drinks
Bake Sale
Professional Photograph

Stevens Cooperative School Open Houses

Hoboken Campus (PreK2s-8th grade)
Saturday, November 22
10:00 am
301 Garden St, Hoboken

Newport Campus (K-8th grade)
Saturday, December 13
10:00 am
100 River Drive South, Jersey City

American Cancer Society Relay For Life- Luminaria Gala and Silent Auction

The 1st Annual Luminaria Gala and Silent Auction is quickly approaching on November 6th, 7pm-10pm at the Kolo Klub, 1422 Grand Street.

Tickets are still available to purchase HERE!

Cocktails and Appetizers will be provided by Hoboken Gourmet Company. Musical entertainment will be there as well as the chance to win amazing prizes such as : tickets to Broadway’s Wicked, signed NY Giants memorabilia, AMC movie passes and many other prizes!

In Jesus’ Name Food Pantry Benefit Concert

Sunday, October 26th, 5:00pm
At St. Matthew Trinity Church
8th and Hudson Street, Hoboken

Family Friendly.
Dinner at 6:00pm

In Jesus Name is an interfaith food pantry and donation center designed by God to compassionately serve our neighbors in need.  Come out to enjoy some music from Redeemer’s talented musicians and support this wonderful local ministry.  All proceeds will go to IJN.  Dinner and childcare provided.  Invite your friends!

NEW!!! Uptown Tot Shabbat Class

Fall Session

Beginning Thursday, November 6th

Thursday afternoons

at Creative Groove Studio (1200 Park Ave.)

  • Caregiver and me program

  • songs, story time, art and play

  • celebrate Shabbat and eat challah!

  • meet new friends

  • (ages 3 years old and younger)

FREE OPEN HOUSE FIRST SESSION (please RSVP): Thursday, November 6th at 4:15pm

Classes 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18

$75 for the semester; ($15/session) if paid for in advance or $20/session for drop-in

*make-ups can be made during the toddler and twos sessions in our downtown school and vice versa

 *RSVP required.  For more information and to RSVP contact:  Kaplan Cooperative Preschool, 201-653-8666  or

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS The Kaplan Cooperative Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered  programs.

The Jubilee Center is Looking for Volunteer Tutors

The Jubilee Center, a nonprofit program serving Hoboken’s public housing community, is seeking volunteer tutors for its evening tutoring program. Tutoring takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 pm at the Jubilee Center, located at 601 Jackson Street in Hoboken. Academic support is a critical component of the Jubilee Center’s after school and summer programs. Tutoring plays an important role in helping under-served elementary and middle school students overcome barriers and thrive at school. High school and college students are also welcome to volunteer as tutors. For more information, contact education director Jessica Accurso at

For more information about the Jubilee Center, visit

Hoboken Food Allergy Support Group – Meeting and Info

The next Hoboken Food Allergy Support Group meeting will take place next Tuesday, October 21st at 7pm at Shoprite of Hoboken. This will be a general meeting with the main focus on Halloween and how to “Be Prepared, Not Scared”. We will share tips and resources with each other for allowing our children to have fun celebrating Halloween! This event is free and open to the public.

Also, I wanted to bring attention to the Teal Pumpkin Project sponsored by FARE (the Food Allergy Research and Education organization). FARE is encouraging communities to raise awareness of food allergies by providing non-food treats for trick-or-treaters and painting a pumpkin teal – the color of food allergy awareness – to place in front of their house along with a free printable sign from FARE to indicate they have non-food treats available. The Teal Pumpkin Project is designed to promote safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies – and to keep Halloween a fun, positive experience for all.

Please consider participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project effort and having non-food treat options available for children. Teal Pumpkin Project – Food Allergy Research & Education

Teal Pumpkin Project – Food Allergy Research & Education works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis.

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Composting in Hoboken

Here’s a great family activity that’s scientific and eco-friendly and you can do it in your own kitchen: COMPOSTING.

ALL FOOD & PLANTS: fruits (no sticker), vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, bones, dairy, grains, rice, beans, pasta, bread, eggshells, coffee grounds, flower bouquets, pruned plants (not soaked in chemicals)
FOOD-SOILED PAPER: cardboard (even pizza boxes!), napkins, paper towels (no chemicals) uncoated paper plates, tea bags (no metal staple)

WE DO NOT ACCEPT: Plastic, plastic wrap, compostable flatware, metal, aluminum foil, styrofoam, liquids, frozen food boxes, chemicals

About the Community Compost Company:
Community Compost Company, based in New Paltz, NY, is a local collection service that picks up food and organic materials and returns them to the earth through composting.
They offer a quality service to residences, businesses, schools and institutions while also providing education about the importance and value of reducing food waste – what they refer to as “earthcycling”.

Their goals are to help improve the health of our children and community, develop green jobs, and provide education on how to be more responsible stewards of the earth.
Up to 66% of all waste going into landfills is organic material and 25-30% of that is food waste. The Community Compost Company is committed to effecting positive change for the good of all.

About Compost:
Compost is a dark, crumbly, earthy-smelling material produced by the natural decomposition of organic materials. It is a valuable soil conditioner with many applications including agricultural, landscaping, wetlands creation and sediment control, to name a few. When added to soil, compost adds vital organic matter. It sequesters carbon, improves plant growth, conserves water, and reduces reliance on chemical pesticides and fertilizers.

Compost Benefits the Environment:
Compost mitigates climate change by reducing materials sent to a landfill and greenhouse gas emissions, creating cleaner air for us to breathe. It benefits our water supply, by not only mitigating the effects of storm water but also by improving water quality through filtering. The addition of 1 inch of compost per acre will hold an additional 16,500 gallons of water. Composting improves the health of our soil, prevents erosion, improves physical/chemical/biological properties of the soil, remediates contaminated soils, and reduces need for water and fertilizers.

Any questions, please contact our Hoboken office at 201-683-7234 or our Home Office in New Paltz 845-787-DIRT (3478).