Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Congregation Etz Ahaim: A Hidden Gem in Middlesex County

Nestled within the full-service Jewish community of Highland Park stands the only Sephardic synagogue in Middlesex county, Synagogue of the Sephardic Congregation Etz Ahaim. Its unassuming building sits parallel to the main thoroughfare running through the small town, which is somewhat reminiscent of a shtetl, complete

Registration Is Open for Ezra Schwartz Memorial FIT 5K Run/Walk

Annual event is scheduled for Sunday, April 30, at Buccleuch Park.

New Brunswick—Registration and sponsorship opportunities for the Ezra Schwartz Memorial FIT 5K Run/Walk and One Mile Fun Run/Walk to be held Sunday, April 30, are now open for students, businesses and the general community. Net

Raritan Valley Hadassah  Co-Sponsors Discussion About Advances in Breast Cancer

Please join Raritan Valley Hadassah for its rescheduled joint HPCT-CAE sisterhood and Raritan Valley Hadassah meeting. Dr. Ellen Ronnen, board-certified hematologist/oncologist, will discuss “Advances in Breast Cancer: New Developments in 2017” on Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the HPCT-CAE, located at 201 S 3rd Ave,

Yeshiva at the Jersey Shore Celebrates ‘Child-Centered Excellence’ Second Annual Dinner

On Sunday, March 5, the Yeshiva at the Jersey Shore held its second annual dinner at Congregation Brothers of Israel in Long Branch, New Jersey.

Over 150 parents, students, alumni, supporters, teachers, staff, rabbis, elected officials and other dignitaries traveled from Israel, Linden,

Raritan Valley Hadassah Plans Trip to the Zimmerli Art Museum

Join us Sunday, March 19, at 1:00 p.m. for a docent-led tour of the Nonconformist Exhibit at the Zimmerli Art Museum, located on the Voorhees Mall of the campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick. The tour will be led by our very own Marcie Leff. Couvert is $10. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 15 by making a check payable to Raritan

Ex-PFLP Hostage David Raab Addresses Cong. Etz Ahaim

On March 4, the Orthodox Forum of Highland Park/Edison presented David Raab at Congregation Etz Ahaim. Raab’s fascinating story had the approximately 100 people in attendance at the edge of their seats for over two hours.

On September 6, 1970, at age 17, en route to the U.S. after a summer in

Yeshivat Netivot Montessori Presents ‘8th Day’ in Concert

The Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center in East Brunswick was filled with adults and children of all ages on Sunday, February 19, as attendees gathered to hear the Chasidic-pop duo 8th Day in concert. More than 600 people from all across New Jersey and as far away as Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania came

First-Ever Rutgers Chabad Challah Bake Enjoys Huge Turnout

Over 150 women and girls were treated to an evening of inspiration, challah baking, music and fun when Rutgers Chabad held its first-ever Mega Challah Bake on Wednesday, February 22, at the Chabad House in New Brunswick. Women from the local Jewish communities of Highland Park, Edison and East Brunswick mingled with Rutgers

Congregation Ohav Emeth to Host Purim Costume Gemach

Congregation Ohav Emeth’s 10th Annual Purim Costume Gemach will kick off on Rosh Chodesh Adar, February 26, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Over 800 infant to adult costumes are available to borrow. Both kids and their parents enjoy coming to see what new costumes there are and trying them on. All of the costumes have been

Ahavas Achim University Hosts OU Community Weekend

Ahavas Achim University and The Department of Synagogue & Community Services of the Orthodox Union will present a special OU Community Weekend with Stephen Savitsky, former president and chairman of the board of the Orthodox Union, on Shabbat, March 17-18.

On Friday night, March 17, mincha/kabbalat Shabbat/maariv will

Safam Returns to Rutgers to Benefit New Hillel House

New Brunswick—Safam, the six-man band that has dominated the Jewish music scene in America since 1974, will perform in concert on Sunday, March 5, to benefit the soon-to-open Eva and Arie Halpern Hillel House on the Wilf Family Campus, 70 College Ave., at Rutgers University. Concert-goers will have an opportunity for a sneak preview of

Rutgers Chabad Plans First-Ever Challah Bake

For thousands of years, challah baking, and specifically the mitzvah of “separating challah”—hafrashat challah, has been a symbol of the Jewish home ever since Sarah, the mother of the Jewish people, shaped challah loaves in her tent. Every Thursday, for over 25 years, students at Chabad House at Rutgers have continued to