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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Middlesex

Genealogy Club to Meet at Ahavas Achim

The next meeting of the Genealogy Club of Central Jersey (GCCJ) will be on Thursday, August 9, at 7:00 p.m. at Ahavas Achim Synagogue, 216 South 1st Ave., in Highland Park.

Meetings are held on the second floor of the building, in the front (1st Avenue) end of the building.

Cong. Ohr Torah Hosts July 4 Shiur

On July 4, Congregation Ohr Torah of Edison hosted a breakfast and shiur by Assistant Rabbi Sariel Malitzky on the topic of “The United States—a Jewish Approach to the President, the Flag and Pledging Allegiance.”

Young Israel of East Brunswick Commemorates 25th Yahrzeit of R. Soloveitchik

In commemoration of R’ Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s 25th yahrzeit, Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff will be the scholar-in-residence at the Young Israel of East Brunswick, located at 193 Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick, on Shabbat, July 14. He will also be presenting a community-wide lecture on Sunday, July 15,

Genealogy Club of Central Jersey (GCCJ) to Meet at Ahavas Achim

The next meeting of the Genealogy Club of Central Jersey (GCCJ) will take place on Thursday, July 12, at 7:00 p.m. at Ahavas Achim Synagogue, 216 South First Ave., Highland Park.

The speaker will be Elana Broch, PhD, MLS.

Meetings are held on the second floor of the building and can be reached by stairs as well as elevator at the rear (parking lot side)

Chabad at Rutgers Marks 40 Years of Remarkable Impact on Campus

University classes often consider “case studies” as a way of illustrating and examining best practices, allowing students to consider how theories in the classroom are reflected in real-world achievements.

Students who seek a vivid example of an organization that

Cong. Etz Ahaim Speaker Discusses the History of Jewish Life in Cuba

Israel Maya, former president of the Sephardic Jewish Center of Canarsie, Brooklyn, recently gave a fascinating personal account of Jewish life in Cuba at Congregation Etz Ahaim in Highland Park.

Maya’s story about growing up in a large extended family was riveting, as was his relaying of the history

TorahKid Leagues Are a Hit

TorahKid Leagues is back again for its ninth exciting season! Sunday morning sports fun for boys aged 5-11 takes place in July and August, at the Highland Park High School baseball field. Competitive play in baseball, soccer and flag football, with supervised instruction, runs from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Currently accepting applicants for

Destructive Fire in Highland Park Brings Community Together

River Ridge Terrace, an apartment building in Highland Park, was the scene of a fire on Monday, June 11. An apartment on the top floor was badly damaged. The apartments below it suffered water damage, but no one was injured. The volunteer firefighters from Highland Park, New Brunswick and Franklin Township responded, as

A Destructive Fire in Highland Park Brings Community Together

River Ridge Terrace, an apartment building in Highland Park, was the scene of a fire on Monday, June 11. An apartment on the top floor was badly damaged. The apartments below it suffered water damage, but no one was injured. The volunteer firefighters from Highland Park, New Brunswick and Franklin Township responded, as did the volunteers of the Highland Park First Aid

Central NJ Has Great Programs for Active Seniors

Observant Jewish seniors in Highland Park and Edison are blessed with access to a variety of intellectual, recreational and practical programs and services in the region that can be considered “Orthodox-friendly.”

The CAMEO program of Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County (JFS) offers

Edison’s Ahavas Yisrael to Honor Jaffe Family

As Congregation Ahavas Yisrael in Edison prepares to honor its Rabbi and Rebbetzin of 10 years on June 10, it’s remarkable to consider how the shul got to this point. Fifteen years ago none of this seemed likely to occur.

Observant Jews living on the outskirts of the bustling

Change the Conversation About Israel and How to Engage the Next Generation

Chloe Simone Valdary is a 23-year-old Christian from New Orleans who saw a parallel between the black experience in America and the Jewish experience in the Middle East. Her studies and experiences led her to be a strong advocate for Israel. She has spoken throughout the country and has been interviewed on the Huffington Post Live,