Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Genealogy Club of Central Jersey (GCCJ) Announces Next Meeting

The next meeting of the genealogy Club of Central Jersey will take place on Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at Ahavas Achim Synagogue, 216 South 1st Avenue, in Highland Park.

Meetings are held on the second floor of the building. The room where the meeting takes place can be reached by stairways either at

JCC of Middlesex County to Host Indian-Jewish Artist

The JCC of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison, will feature world-renowned Indian-Jewish artist Siona Benjamin next Sunday, April 29, at 2:00 p.m. Originally from Mumbai, India, Benjamin will present the 30-minute documentary “Blue Like Me,” which profiles her art and work fusing Indian culture and Jewish culture. Lecture and

RPRY to Celebrate Leadership and Honor Three Couples

Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva invites parents, alumni, staff, supporters and community members to participate in a celebration of the Light of Leadership on the night of Lag B’Omer, Wednesday, May 2. The dinner, to be held at the Rutgers University Hillel in New Brunswick, will honor the essential role of three

Torah Tours of the Met Comes to Highland Park

It’s a rare person who finds a way to effectively blend two personal passions of substance and depth, share the new combination with groups of paying customers, and leave the audiences raving about the experience.

Nachliel HaCohen Selavan is such a person. He has skillfully woven

Mazel Tov!

Mazel Tov to Dr. Jacqueline Bienenstock who recently received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Chamberlain University. Dr. Bienenstock has worked as a registered nurse for the last 28 years; she is currently employed as the director of the Acute Care Unit at Carrier Clinic and is a mental health first aid instructor. She

Panel: No Single Solution to the Tuition Crisis, Especially for a Community Divided


Editor's note: Two errors have been highlighted by us regarding Yeshivat He'Atid. The article has been edited with those corrections in mind.

The biggest hurdle faced by those seeking to confront the “Yeshiva Tuition Crisis” is the lack of unity in the community most

Edison Couple Solves Post-Purim Candy Woes

Often, all it takes is one motivated person asking “Why not?” or “What if?” to start an initiative that does a lot of good, for a whole bunch of people.

Rivka and Malcolm Greenberg of Edison, members of Congregation Etz Ahaim, were newly married in 2011 when she asked if the

Rutgers Chabad House Celebrates 39th Anniversary Dinner

(Courtesy of Chabad House of New Jersey) 

In a spirit of rejoicing and celebration, Chabad House Jewish Student Center at Rutgers University, and its 10 affiliate Chabad Houses serving central and southern New Jersey, will celebrate its National Founders 39th Anniversary

Day School Affordability Is Front and Center in Highland Park

(Courtesy of OFE/HP) The Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park will present a panel discussion with educators and innovators on day school sustainability and affordability solutions on Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m., at Congregation Etz Ahaim, 230 Dennison Street, Highland Park.

The panel

Yeshivat Netivot Presents Pre-Pesach Spectacular

Come to Yeshivat Netivot’s spectacular pre-Pesach show featuring Alex’s Bubble Show and the Acrobatic Twins from France! Alex’s Bubble Show is a wondrous event with a thousand bubbles, big, small and... giant!!! The Acrobatic Twins from France are Lubavitch Chasidim who are highly trained professional entertainers. They will

Retiree Men’s Kollels Flourish in Highland Park/Edison

Retirement can be a real blessing—no more commuting, no more big project deadlines, no more hectic business trips, no more office politics, much less stress! Another potential blessing is the chance to devote significantly more time to intensive Torah study. Luckily for frum men living in Highland Park and Edison, two

Rabbi Mordechai Becher Discusses History of Blood Libels at Cong. Ahavas Achim

Mesorah NJ held a special Mesorah Monday program on February 12 at Congregation Ahavas Achim in Highland Park. The community was invited to hear Rabbi Mordechai Becher speak on the topic: “Blood Libels: From Greece to New York State.”

More than 50 people came to hear the presentation, which