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Monday, December 17, 2018

Middlesex

Jewish Federation Briefs Community in Next-Level Active Shooter Response

(Courtesy of The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey) The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey conducted training sessions in Monmouth and Middlesex counties for Jewish and interfaith community leaders to learn next-level approaches to active shooter/attacker scenarios. Subject matter expert, Jin Kim, who retired in 2018

Rutgers U and International March of the Living Provide Teachable Moment to Educators

Technology has enabled us to share special moments the world over. On Wednesday, December 19, such a momentous event will take place at the Begin Center in Jerusalem. Through the combined efforts of Rutgers University’s Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience and the International March of the Living, a

Shalvah Offers Solutions for Frum Jews Battling Addictions

The tragic irony of drug and alcohol addictions in the Orthodox world is that aspects of religious life actually accentuate the problems.

One is easy access to booze. Lou Abrams, a social worker working with Observant Jews With Addictions, noted in an August 2017 New York

Benny Friedman to Headline Benefit Concert for Tomchei Shabbos of Middlesex County and RPRY

American Jewish singer Benny Friedman will take the stage to raise awareness and funds for Tomchei Shabbos of Middlesex County and Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva (RPRY). Friedman will headline the show, with a special performance by Yitz Henkin. The concert will take place at Highland Park High School on North Fifth Ave. in Highland Park, New

The ‘Heart of New Jersey’ Visits Israel

(Courtesy of Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey) Two hundred and seventy Jews from Monmouth and Greater Middlesex and surrounding areas recently returned from the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey’s Four Corners of Israel community trip. The journey, spanning October 14 - 22, brought

Councilwoman Urges Support for Security Funding for Non-Public Schools

New Jersey public schools receive $205 per student in state security aid. At the November 7 meeting of the Highland Park borough council meeting, Councilwoman Elsie Foster-Dublin, who chairs the council’s Public Safety Committee, addressed New Jersey Senate Bill S.3080, introduced by New Jersey State Senators Vin Gopal and Joe Laguna, and

Orthodox Forum to Welcome OU’s Rebbetzin Dr. Adina Shmidman

As the Jewish world, and the broader society around us, grapple with serious questions about the activities, opportunities and leadership roles open to women, the Orthodox Forum, a Highland Park volunteer-run organization seeking to provide educational yet stimulating coverage of issues facing the Jewish community at large, decided

Author Dr. Rebecca Erbelding Discusses the War Rescue Board at Rutgers University

The War Refugee Board and America’s efforts to save the Jews of Europe was the topic of a recent presentation at the Douglass Student Center at Rutgers University by the university’s Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life. Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, a curator, historian and archivist at the United States Holocaust

After a Tough Year, Taking Stock of Jewish Life at Rutgers

After the devastating events at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh on October 27, it is perfectly understandable if members of the Jewish community are a bit more wary of anti-Semitism than usual.

This heightened vigilance may seem doubly warranted when it comes to the Rutgers

Highland Park Acts Quickly After Pittsburgh Attack

In the aftermath of the horrific attack in Pittsburgh on October 27, a sense of fear and vulnerability reverberated across Jewish communities in this region. It wasn’t just Jews who were deeply shaken by the tragedy, as people of different faiths expressed their shock and distress as well.

In

Young Israel of EB to Host Holiday Boutique This Weekend

The Sisterhood of the Young Israel of East Brunswick, 193 Dunhams Corner Rd., will be having a holiday boutique on Sunday, November 4, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.. Come shop for giftware, accessories for your table, artwork, jewelry, hats, fascinators, sheitls, clothing for women and girls, kids’ stuff —and more! For more information, please call Barbara at

Middlesex Girls ‘Got Talent’

There is plenty of talent in the Highland Park/Edison community, as was proven at the first-ever Girls Got Talent event held on Sunday evening, September 2, at the Bartle School auditorium in Highland Park. Community women and girls spent their Labor Day weekend watching the many talents represented while raising money for