Friday, May 24, 2019


Benny Friedman to Headline Benefit Concert for Tomchei Shabbos of Middlesex County and RPRY

American Jewish singer Benny Friedman will take the stage to raise awareness and funds for Tomchei Shabbos of Middlesex County and Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva (RPRY). Friedman will headline the show, with a special performance by Yitz Henkin. The concert will take place at Highland Park High School on North Fifth Ave. in Highland Park, New

The ‘Heart of New Jersey’ Visits Israel

(Courtesy of Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey) Two hundred and seventy Jews from Monmouth and Greater Middlesex and surrounding areas recently returned from the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey’s Four Corners of Israel community trip. The journey, spanning October 14 - 22, brought

Councilwoman Urges Support for Security Funding for Non-Public Schools

New Jersey public schools receive $205 per student in state security aid. At the November 7 meeting of the Highland Park borough council meeting, Councilwoman Elsie Foster-Dublin, who chairs the council’s Public Safety Committee, addressed New Jersey Senate Bill S.3080, introduced by New Jersey State Senators Vin Gopal and Joe Laguna, and

Orthodox Forum to Welcome OU’s Rebbetzin Dr. Adina Shmidman

As the Jewish world, and the broader society around us, grapple with serious questions about the activities, opportunities and leadership roles open to women, the Orthodox Forum, a Highland Park volunteer-run organization seeking to provide educational yet stimulating coverage of issues facing the Jewish community at large, decided

Author Dr. Rebecca Erbelding Discusses the War Rescue Board at Rutgers University

The War Refugee Board and America’s efforts to save the Jews of Europe was the topic of a recent presentation at the Douglass Student Center at Rutgers University by the university’s Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life. Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, a curator, historian and archivist at the United States Holocaust

After a Tough Year, Taking Stock of Jewish Life at Rutgers

After the devastating events at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh on October 27, it is perfectly understandable if members of the Jewish community are a bit more wary of anti-Semitism than usual.

This heightened vigilance may seem doubly warranted when it comes to the Rutgers

Highland Park Acts Quickly After Pittsburgh Attack

In the aftermath of the horrific attack in Pittsburgh on October 27, a sense of fear and vulnerability reverberated across Jewish communities in this region. It wasn’t just Jews who were deeply shaken by the tragedy, as people of different faiths expressed their shock and distress as well.


Young Israel of EB to Host Holiday Boutique This Weekend

The Sisterhood of the Young Israel of East Brunswick, 193 Dunhams Corner Rd., will be having a holiday boutique on Sunday, November 4, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.. Come shop for giftware, accessories for your table, artwork, jewelry, hats, fascinators, sheitls, clothing for women and girls, kids’ stuff —and more! For more information, please call Barbara at

Middlesex Girls ‘Got Talent’

There is plenty of talent in the Highland Park/Edison community, as was proven at the first-ever Girls Got Talent event held on Sunday evening, September 2, at the Bartle School auditorium in Highland Park. Community women and girls spent their Labor Day weekend watching the many talents represented while raising money for

‘Warm Corner’ for Soldiers Dedicated in Ronen Lubarsky’s Memory

Ronen Lubarsky, a soldier in the elite Duvdevan unit, was murdered this past May 26 by a terrorist as Ronen was participating in an anti-terror operation. His family wanted to commemorate him in a way that would benefit Israel’s soldiers, especially those serving in the Ramallah area, as Ronen

Genealogy Club to Meet at Ahavas Achim

The next meeting of the Genealogy Club of Central Jersey (GCCJ) will be on Thursday, August 9, at 7:00 p.m. at Ahavas Achim Synagogue, 216 South 1st Ave., in Highland Park.

Meetings are held on the second floor of the building, in the front (1st Avenue) end of the building.

Cong. Ohr Torah Hosts July 4 Shiur

On July 4, Congregation Ohr Torah of Edison hosted a breakfast and shiur by Assistant Rabbi Sariel Malitzky on the topic of “The United States—a Jewish Approach to the President, the Flag and Pledging Allegiance.”