Tuesday, December 10, 2019


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

Genealogy Club of Central Jersey Plans October Meeting

The next meeting of the Genealogy Club of Central Jersey (GCCJ) will be on Thursday, October 19, at 7: p.m. at Ahavas Achim Synagogue, 216 South 1st Ave., in Highland Park.

Featured speakers will be Nathan Reiss and Stephen Parkoff, who will discuss “Organizing, Authoring, Printing and Publishing Your

Jewish Federation Conducts Interfaith Bias and Security Education Event at Rutgers

South River, NJ—On Tuesday, August 29, hundreds of interfaith community leaders gathered with representatives of the Middlesex and Monmouth County prosecutor’s offices, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, the FBI, several municipal police departments

RWJ Bikur Cholim Honors Rabbi Yakov Hilsenrath, z”l

For 50 years, Rabbi Yakov Hilsenrath, z”l, visited the sick at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Rabbi Hilsenrath’s family, volunteers for Bikur Cholim of Raritan Valley and members of the local community, recently gathered in RWJ’s new 

PJ Library: Free Books Help Strengthen Jewish Family Bonds and Values

South River—PJ Library is the extraordinarily successful partnership between the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and local partners like the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey that mails free, expertly selected, age-appropriate Jewish children’s literature and music to families across the continent.

Project Makom Helps Jews Find Their Place in Orthodoxy

Allison Josephs, founder and director of Jew in the City (JITC), spoke to several dozen community members at a private home in Edison on Wednesday, July 19. Josephs discussed the history of her organization, the evolution of Project Makom, a 3-year-old initiative of Jew in the City, and how the community could help. Accompanied by

JFS of Middlesex Hires Sam Nussbaum as New CEO

After a thorough and lengthy interview process and unanimous vote, the JFS of Middlesex board of trustees announced Sam Nussbaum as its new CEO, replacing Sara Levine, who recently retired after a long tenure. “Sam comes to us with a stellar background with over 30 years of successful leadership in both secular and Jewish

Jewish Federation Shaliach Moshe Levi Enlightens at JCC of Middlesex

The JCC of Middlesex County hosted “Israel’s Friends and Foes: The 2017 Middle East Realignment” on Thursday evening, July 13. Nearly 50 people attended the enlightening presentation given by Moshe Levi, the Jewish Agency’s shaliach to the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest. Levi was invited back to continue the

Heart of NJ Life and Legacy Program Closes Successful Inaugural Year

Year one of a four-year community-wide Life and Legacy program spearheaded by the Federation and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) closed on March 31. The objective of this collaborative effort is to preserve vibrant Jewish life for future generations by creating a culture of legacy philanthropy. The establishment of endowment funds