Sunday, November 17, 2019


Ohr Torah to Host Scholar In Residence, Sept. 6-7

On Shabbat of September 6-7, Congregation Ohr Torah of Edison will host Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro as its scholar-in-residence.

Rabbi Shapiro is the rav at Congregation Shaarey Tefilah in North Miami Beach and is known for his daily shiurim for the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation. Many of his Torah

Ahavas Achim Offers Matan Bat Mitzvah Learning Program

Congregation Ahavas Achim invites sixth-grade girls and their mothers to participate in a very special learning opportunity during their bat mitzvah year. The Matan Bat Mitzvah Program is popular all over the world, and thousands of mothers and daughters have enjoyed the learning, which is themed “Jewish Women Through

Etz Ahaim Plans Class for Women: Igniting Our Prayers

In preparation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Rabbi David Bassous has started a new class for women entitled, “Igniting Our Prayers.” It meets every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. at Etz Ahaim in Highland Park. The class is based on the book “Praying With Fire” by Rabbi Heshy Kleinman. All women in the community are

RU’s Bildner Center Presents Lecture on Desert In the Promised Land

The notion that Jewish identity is connected with the desert has a rich tradition in scripture, theology and history. The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University in New Brunswick will present The Ruth and Alvin Rockoff Annual Lecture on Thursday, September 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Douglass

Hachnasat Sefer Torah Planned at Khal Chassidim

The Lowinger family invites the entire community to a Hachnasat Sefer Torah in memory of Eddie’s parents, Alex and Agnes Lowinger, z”l.

The Ketivat Otiot will take place on Thursday, August 22, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at a private home in Edison. The Hachnasat Sefer Torah will take place on Shabbat,

Retirees Lunch and Learn to Screen Film on Sept. 10

The Retirees Lunch and Learn program of Edison/Highland Park will present a screening of “The Jewish Journey to America” on Tuesday, September 10, at noon at Congregation Ohr Torah in Edison.

Narrated by Martha Teichner, the film follows the trajectory of Jewish-American life from the earliest

Shaarei Tzion PTA to Hold Pre-Yom Tov Boutique on Aug 27

The Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion PTA presents a preYom Tov Boutique on Tuesday, August 27, from 5-9 p.m. It will be held in the basement of Congregation Agudath Israel in Highland Park.

The Boutique will feature It’s a Girl Thing, Willow Boutique, Sew Custom by Ayala, Tablecloth Direct NY, Hedys Hats,

Tiferes Women’s Group Holds Video Screening, Aug. 31

The next Tiferes women’s group meeting will feature a screening of the DVD, “Mourning the Destruction, Yearning for Geulah—Comfort, Clarity, Connection” featuring Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Lieff and Shifra Rabenstein. The DVD will be shown on Motzei Shabbat, August 31, at 9:30 p.m. at the Siegel house.

‘Peace of Mind’ Hosts Viewing of ‘The Dive’

The Peace of Mind Highland Park/Edison chapter presents a screening of “The Dive,” winner of four international film awards, on Sunday, September 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Highland Park Conservative Temple.

Written and directed by former Peace of Mind

Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey Plans Lecture on DNA Testing and Genealogy

The American Jewish Experience Lecture Series, presented by the Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey, welcomes community members to a presentation by Jack Feinstein entitled “After DNA testing I Was Contacted by Cousins with Unfamiliar Last Names. Now What?” The lecture will be held on Wednesday, August 21, at 10:30 a.m. at the

Middlesex County Promotes Spiritual Growth for Tisha B’Av

If your goal is to not just observe Tisha B’Av but grow from it, the shuls and yeshivot in Edison and Highland Park are offering a variety of opportunities for adults and children to thoughtfully reflect on the messages of the day.

On Thursday night, August 8, at 9:15 p.m., the

Highland Park’s Ahavas Achim Plans Seminar on Postpartum Depression

On Sunday, September 8, Ahavas Achim will host a seminar on postpartum depression, beginning at 10 a.m. Admission is free.

The presenter will be Marilyn Laves, LCSW-R, who has worked in the mental health field for more than 20 years. She works full time in private practice and provides psychotherapy,