Tuesday, February 20, 2018


From Baghdad to Brooklyn: Michelle Azar Hosts One-Woman Show

Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County (JFS) will hold its annual fundraiser on Sunday, May 21, at 5 p.m. at Forsgate Country Club, 375 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township. Join Michelle Azar as she discusses her family’s travels from Iraq to Israel to the United States. She will share her quest to balance her Middle Eastern heritage with her

JRecovery Plans Annual Share Day

Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County’s (JFS) JRecovery program is sponsoring its Annual Share Day on Sunday, May 7, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the JFS office in the Concordia Shopping Center, 1600 Perrineville Rd., Suite 52, Monroe Township. Annual Share Day will feature Rabbi Ellie Shemtov of Beit Yosef—Recovery and Music.

JRecovery is a support

Chef Shmuli Schwinger to Lead Rutgers Chabad’s Kosher Dining Program

Tucked in the corner of the large industrial Chabad House kitchen, the hidden alcove appears to be exactly what one would expect from a chef’s office—cramped quarters, crowded desk, scattered order forms. Yet upon closer inspection, Chef Samuel “Shmuli” Schwinger’s office contains elements of the unexpected. Two small brown boots

Rutgers Celebrates Halpern Hillel House Grand Opening

Rutgers Hillel held a grand opening ceremony at its new building on Sunday, April 2, attended by current and former students, dignitaries and elected officials. Over 500 people came to take part in the festivities that included tours of the building and a delicious buffet. The building was dedicated in

Grand Opening of New Hillel Building at Rutgers Is Set for April 2

New Brunswick—Rutgers’ Jewish student population of 6,000 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate students, the second-largest Jewish student population in the United States, will no longer be forced to conduct its multi-faceted programming in cramped rented quarters after Sunday, April 2, when the new Eva and Arie Halpern Hillel House is

Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ Helps Children Attend Jewish Overnight Camp

The One Happy Camper program offers grants to families with children attending Jewish overnight camp.

The Foundation for Jewish Camp, in partnership with the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey (JFHNJ), offers the One Happy Camper (OHC) program for families considering Jewish

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