Anecdotal reports and local news coverage indicate that the COVID-19 precautions instituted in the state of New Jersey have had a devastating impact on small businesses. We can presume that this impact would be magnified on businesses that serve observant Jewish customers and/or are owned by observant Jews, as
For a few brief moments, it felt like we restored a sense of community to our congregation.
The last few weeks have been particularly hard on shuls, whose regular operations are contingent on sharing sacred spaces at set times. One of those weekly touch points of togetherness
Sivan Rahav-Meir, the well-known and well-regarded Israeli news anchor and inspirational author/lecturer, brought her unique perspective to Middlesex County recently when she served as guest speaker at the Melave Malka held to support the Lefkovits Family Park Mikvah in Highland Park. The event took place at
Observant Jewish life is known for many things, but one thing it’s not usually known for is adapting to new circumstances with great speed. This caution has served us well over the centuries, as each new fad shined brightly then slowly receded from favor.
The coronavirus era has challenged rabbanim, shuls and yeshivot to rapidly process changing situations,
With coronavirus spreading concern throughout the nation and world, Jewish organizations, including those at Rutgers University, have taken unprecedented steps to stop the spread of the disease.
Procure Proton Therapy Center in Somerset and the three local hospitals served by the Bikur Cholim of Raritan
With the overabundance of news on the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s hard enough to stay current on recent developments and determine what are reasonable precautions in your area.
When you’re an observant Jew and your routine includes a weekly 25 hour news blackout, and a shul-going experience that puts you in the middle of a crowd of people for hours, that
The crowd that came out to hear Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt speak in Highland Park might have thought they already had a good sense of her background and inspirations, since she’d grown up in town. She quickly dispelled that notion by starting her talk with a moving family story from pre-World War II.
Hundreds of Jewish community members came together on Sunday, March 1, to pay tribute to an organization that serves people in their most trying moments—Bikur Cholim of Raritan Valley.
Rav Hillel Friedman, assistant rabbi of the Agudath Israel in Highland Park, noted that a
(Courtesy of Federation in the Heart of NJ) On Sunday, March 1, over 130 people said, “No to hate!” at “Seeing Human,” a panel discussion among Jewish, Christian and Islamic clergy, reminding attendees these religions require us to see each other as “human” first. The program was facilitated by Jewish
“I vote yes because we must move on,” declared Councilwoman Elsie Foster-Dublin before joining five other members of the Highland Park Borough Council in voting unanimously to pass a hotly debated resolution condemning anti-Semitism.
The March 3 vote brought to an end a long-running
(Courtesy of Wilf Campus for Senior Living) The Wilf Campus for Senior Living in Somerset has announced the opening of Wilf At Home, an in-home healthcare agency that provides compassionate care to those requiring assistance in their private homes, assisted living facilities or long-term care facilities.