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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Middlesex

Highland Park’s Etz Ahaim Celebrates the Community With First-Ever Kugel Kiddush

In celebration of the wonderful Highland Park Jewish community, Etz Ahaim is hosting the

first-ever kugel kiddush on Shabbat, June 17. This community is a place where people may have different outlooks and traditions, yet still remain friends because they are able to overlook these tiny differences and

RPRY Names, Not Numbers© Draws Record Crowd

Over 500 people poured into the halls of RPRY to hear the testimonies of nine Holocaust survivors, who had been interviewed by the school’s eighth-grade students, on Tuesday night, May 23. The project, “Better Together: Names, Not Numbers©,” created by educator Tova Fish-Rosenberg, took place at

Edison Resident Josh Caplan Joins Teach NJS

New Jersey Jewish schools have a new advocate at work for them. Josh Caplan, a long-time resident of Edison, has joined the Orthodox Union’s Teach NJS as the New Jersey director. With a background in Jewish education administration, advocacy and media, Caplan brings all his experience to bear in his new role.

Rabbi Effy Unterman Brings Spiritual Energy to YI of East Brunswick

The rabbi and officers at the Young Israel of East Brunswick agree that a fusion of unique ingredients makes the town a great place to call home for Orthodox families. Rabbi Efrayim (Effy) and Rivkie Unterman assumed the spiritual helm at YIEB last August, after longtime spiritual leader Rabbi Jay

Dynamic Couple Is Hired as New Congregation Ahavas Achim Youth Directors

Bringing a wealth of experience and excitement to the position, Rabbi Kivi and Chani Neuman have been appointed the new youth directors at Congregation Ahavas Achim in Highland Park, New Jersey.

Kivi and Chani served as the youth directors at the Young Israel of Holliswood in Jamaica, New York

Rutgers University and Borger Financial Services Alumni Compete With Top Investment Professionals in CNBC Stock Draft

CNBC held its biggest-ever stock draft (coinciding with the NFL draft) on CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” with eight top teams picking their favorite stock ideas for the investment contest.

A winner will be chosen based on the performance of each team’s two stock draft choices from the

Yeshivat Netivot Montessori Plans Additional Primary Class for Fall

To meet increased interest, Yeshivat Netivot, a Montessori Jewish day school in East Brunswick, is opening a third primary (3- to 6-year-old) class in September 2017. The school is currently accepting applications for admission to its early childhood program. Come experience a unique type of education where each child enjoys freedom of

Hadassah of Southern NJ Sponsors Symposium Aimed at Combating Anti-Semitism

On Wednesday, May 24, at the Forsgate Country Club, Hadassah of Southern NJ will host a symposium on “Taking Action: Combating the Rise in Anti-Semitism” and “Defining Zionism in the 21st Century.”

Join them for stimulating workshops, a provocative panel discussion and more, featuring keynote

Living Well and Living Charitably

Looking back on my 35-year career in the financial services industry, both as a Wall Street executive and as president of my independent investment advisory firm, I have recently been contemplating future aspirations and goals. Our firm has a long track record of successfully helping clients manage their investments in a

From Baghdad to Brooklyn: Michelle Azar Hosts One-Woman Show

Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County (JFS) will hold its annual fundraiser on Sunday, May 21, at 5 p.m. at Forsgate Country Club, 375 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township. Join Michelle Azar as she discusses her family’s travels from Iraq to Israel to the United States. She will share her quest to balance her Middle Eastern heritage with her

JRecovery Plans Annual Share Day

Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County’s (JFS) JRecovery program is sponsoring its Annual Share Day on Sunday, May 7, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the JFS office in the Concordia Shopping Center, 1600 Perrineville Rd., Suite 52, Monroe Township. Annual Share Day will feature Rabbi Ellie Shemtov of Beit Yosef—Recovery and Music.

JRecovery is a support

Chef Shmuli Schwinger to Lead Rutgers Chabad’s Kosher Dining Program

Tucked in the corner of the large industrial Chabad House kitchen, the hidden alcove appears to be exactly what one would expect from a chef’s office—cramped quarters, crowded desk, scattered order forms. Yet upon closer inspection, Chef Samuel “Shmuli” Schwinger’s office contains elements of the unexpected. Two small brown boots