Friday, November 22, 2019


Doug the Magician Wows Cong. Ohav Emeth

Doug the Magician helped Congregation Ohav Emeth in Highland Park rock in Chanukah with an awesome magic show on Sunday, December 9.

“Doug was great! He engaged a wide range of ages. From the 2-year-olds to sixth graders, everyone had fun,” said Esther Green. Doug can be reached at 862-373-0746.

Rutgers Hillel Speaks Out On Suspended Prof’s Anti-Semitic Remarks

Responding to the December 8 letter to faculty members by Rutgers University’s president and chancellor, which indicated that a tenured professor would be held accountable for his explosively anti-Semitic remarks made on social media earlier this year, Rutgers Hillel released a statement.


Rabbi Shalom Hammer Discusses Children Going ‘Off the Derech’

Rabbi Shalom Hammer spoke at Congregation Etz Ahaim in Highland Park on Sunday, November 19 about why youth from the Orthodox community become less observant, or opt to leave Orthodoxy altogether, and how this problem can be addressed.

Rabbi Hammer began his talk, “Off the

Teacher Sentenced to Five Years

(Combined sources) A former teacher at Shalom Torah Academy and NCSY advisor who admitted to inappropriately touching two of his students was sentenced to prison Friday, but he won’t see the inside of a jail cell: he received a suspended sentence.

Menachem Chinn, 40, of East Windsor, heard as

BREAKING NEWS: Rutgers Professor Michael Chikindas to Be Disciplined, Removed From Multiple Posts for Anti-Semitic Remarks

A letter to faculty members by Rutgers University’s president and chancellor and obtained Friday by The Jewish Link, indicates that a tenured professor will be held accountable for his explosively anti-Semitic remarks made on social media earlier this year.

After the

Rutgers President Cites ‘Academic Freedom’ in Defense of Anti-Semitic Remarks

Robert Barchi, president of Rutgers University, is defending professors at the school who have been accused of making anti-Semitic and anti-Israel comments, stating that these remarks fall under the category of “academic freedom.”

At a recent student government-sponsored town hall meeting,

Ahavas Achim University to Host Rabbi Menachem Penner as Scholar-in-Residence

Ahavas Achim University will host Rabbi Menachem Penner as scholar-in-residence on Shabbat, November 10-11. Rabbi Penner, dean of Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, is an inspirational and dynamic speaker charged with producing the future rabbinic leaders of the American Jewish community.

Cong. Ahavas Achim to Feature Musical Shabbat With the Maccabeats

Join Congregation Ahavas Achim on Shabbat, December 15-16, for a musical Shabbat Chanukah featuring the Maccabeats. There will be a menorah lighting, followed by kabbalat Shabbat and a musical dinner, dessert and oneg. The next day, following the 8:45 a.m. Shacharit and Mussaf, there will be a celebratory kiddush and,

Genealogy Club of Central Jersey Plans November Meeting

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

The featured speaker will be Lew Meixler, who will discuss “Building a Family Tree on Ancestry.com—Plus Adding Media, Fixing Errors,

Start-Up Nation Tech Fair Hosts Israeli Tech, Innovation and Internship Fair at Rutgers University

The Israeli tech and innovation fair is better known as Start-Up Nation Technology Fair, a traveling exhibition that will be hosting an event locally at Rutgers University on November 3. In an effort to combat the recent upswing in BDS resolutions passed on campuses around the US, Start-Up Nation Technology fair is a proactive and positive initiative showcasing Israeli

Cong. Ahavas Achim Celebrates ‘Mortgage Burning’

Congregation Ahavas Achim of Highland Park recently hosted a gala barbeque to celebrate the burning of its mortgage. Families enjoyed the beautiful weather at the riverside picnic location in Donaldson Park for music, children’s activities and sports. Attendees enjoyed delicious picnic fare while the youngest

Realtor Susan Gerstman Shares Her Love of East Brunswick With Her Clients 

Nestled in the heart of central New Jersey, just off the New Jersey Turnpike, sits a delightful gem of a growing suburban Jewish community. The town of East Brunswick sits within shopping distance of nearby Highland Park/Edison and Lakewood, and is well situated to allow an easy commute to New York City, Philadelphia and