Saturday, January 25, 2020


Bikur Cholim of Raritan Valley Sets Date for Annual Breakfast

The annual Bikur Cholim of Raritan Valley Breakfast will be held on Sunday, March 1, 9:30-11:30 am, at the Pines Manor in Edison. Cost is $54 per person. The guest speaker will be Rabbi Shmuel Marcus, rabbi of the Young Israel of Queens Valley and rebbe at Lander College for Men. This year’s honorees will be Dr. Josh and Michelle

AY of Edison to Host Rebbe of Tosh-Monsey

On Thursday, February 6, Congregation Ahavas Yisrael of Edison will host HaRav HaGaon Reb Avraham Katz, the rebbe of Tosh-Monsey. The rebbe will daven Maariv with the shul at 8:30 p.m., followed by a shiur/tisch for men. Please join them for an evening of inspiration, with light refreshments. For sponsorship information,

Ohav Emeth to Offer Purim Costume Gemach

Save the dates for Ohav Emeth’s upcoming 13th annual Purim costume gemach to take place on Sunday, February 23, Wednesday, February 26, Sunday, March 1, and Wednesday, March 4.

More details to follow. Also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.


Stranded in Nova Scotia, Rescued by Chabad

Editor’s note: When El Al’s flight 26 from Newark was diverted to Halifax, Nova Scotia, last Shabbat, East Brunswick’s Barry Schechter and his family were among the stranded passengers. Here, he writes of his emotional experience on Shabbat in a letter of thanks to his Chabad hosts.

Glatt 27 in Highland Park Sizzles at ‘Chopped’ Competition

It’s exciting to see a valued establishment, long known for a particular type of service to the community, take on a whole new identity for an evening.

Glatt 27 on Route 27 in Highland Park has been a fixture in the county for decades. It provides a broad

Highland Park/Edison Celebrates Chanukah

Everyone looks forward to Chanukah. Family parties, friends getting together, good food: What’s not to like? This year, the Highland Park/Edison community held an especially large number of events. With nearly a dozen Orthodox synagogues in the area, there were so many Chanukah celebrations in the local area that you needed a calendar to

Ahavas Achim Celebrates Chanukah With the Maccabeats

Continuing an annual tradition, Congregation Ahavas Achim in Highland Park hosted the Maccabeats as their scholars-in-residence in celebration of Shabbat Chanukah for the fourth time on December 27-28. New this year, was the addition of a community-wide Maccabeats concert after Shabbat that also featured

First In & Last Out: IsraAID’S Emergency Response And Recovery Work

The Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park will present “First In & Last Out: IsraAID’S Emergency Response and Recovery Work Worldwide,” on Saturday night, January 11, at 8 p.m. at Congregation Ohav Emeth in Highland Park, with Seth H. Davis, executive director of IsraAID USA.


Yeshivat Netivot Montessori to Host Jewish Montessori Conference

This Sunday and Monday, January 12-13, Yeshivat Netivot Montessori will host an international Jewish Montessori conference at Netivot Montessori in East Brunswick to help promote networking and professional development, and offer chizuk to its attendees.


Sisterhood Melave Malka/Trivia Night Planned at Ahavas Yisrael

The Sisterhood of Congregation Ahavas Yisrael in Edison invites women of the community to a Melave Malka/Trivia Night, to be held on Motzei Shabbat, February 8, at 8 p.m., at the shul.

Enjoy testing your knowledge of random facts while spending time with friends and dining together.

Rutgers Chabad Hosts Community Round Table With NJ Law Enforcement Leadership

Chabad House at Rutgers was the site chosen for a unique meeting that brought together many varied members and leaders of the Central New Jersey Jewish community and the leaders of law enforcement in the state. Headed by New Jersey’s Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, who opened the meeting with informative and supportive

HP/Edison Mikvah Melava Malka Now Scheduled for Feb. 29

The Lefkovits Family Park Mikvah of Highland Park/Edison is pleased to present an evening with noted Israeli news anchor and Torah writer/lecturer, Sivan Rahav Meir, at the annual Women’s Melava Malka. The event will now be held on Saturday night, February 29, at 8:30 p.m., at Congregation Ohr Torah in Edison.