Thursday, August 22, 2019


Rutgers-Chabad Prepares for 40th Anniversary Dinner

You really couldn’t blame the leaders of Rutgers-Chabad if they saw their 40th anniversary dinner, on Monday, March 18, as a great opportunity to celebrate all they’ve accomplished in the past four decades, extol their enviable record and take a bow.

After all,

Rutgers to Welcome Deborah Lipstadt

(Courtesy of Rutgers University) The award-winning author of “Denial: Holocaust History on Trial,” which became the basis for the film, “DENIAL,” starring Rachel Weisz, will speak at Rutgers University on March 31 at 5 p.m.

Deborah Lipstadt will discuss the topic of “Antisemitism Here and

Speakers Sought for American Jewish Experience Series

Do you have an interesting topic to share on Jewish history or culture?

The Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey (JHSCJ) is seeking speakers for its 2019 American Jewish Experience lecture series. The series was started in the 1970s by the late historian and writer Ruth Patt and attracts audiences

New China Lee Restaurant Sparks Excitement in Central NJ

The arrival of the new China Lee glatt kosher Chinese restaurant in Highland Park is, in large part, a story about a successful restaurant family, a unique window of opportunity, and an empty storefront.

Shalom Cohen has been the owner and operator of Highland Park’s

Middlesex County Gemach Has Grown From 50 to 1,000+ Costumes

(Courtesy of Middlesex gemach) Shari and Michael Gordon of Highland Park started a Purim costume gemach 12 years ago. The costumes are from infant sizes to adults, plus many accessories. The gemach is housed at Congregation Ohav Emeth in Highland Park.

They started with just 50 donated costumes

Highland Park Delights in Turkish Cuisine at ‘The Bridge’

It was (re)opening night and the place was packed.

The Bridge, a Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant that had been a fixture in Highland Park for years, had become kosher, and the Jewish community came out in large numbers on Saturday night, February 9, to

Israeli Star Boosts Jewish Community’s Interest in RU Women’s Basketball Team

With one move the Rutgers University Women’s basketball team, the Scarlet Knights, brought on impressive new talent, added a new international flavor to the team and generated great enthusiasm from Jewish fans across the state. They did all this when they recruited Noga Peleg Pelc, a well-regarded player from Even

Chabad House Celebrates 40 Years at Rutgers University

(Courtesy of Chabad of Rutgers) In the spirit of rejoicing and celebration, Chabad House Jewish Student Center at Rutgers University and its ten affiliate Chabad Houses serving central and southern New Jersey will celebrate their National Founders 40th Anniversary Dinner at the Grand Ballroom of Chabad House, 170

Raritan Valley Hadassah Explores ‘Women in Leadership’

Raritan Valley Hadassah invites the community to Women in Leadership, Wednesday, February 20, at 7:00 p.m. at the Highland Park Senior Center, 220 S. 6th Ave., Highland Park. The program will feature a panel discussion with Mayor Gayle Mittler; former Mayor Meryl Frank; Marlene Herman, president of the NJ Association of Jewish Federations;

Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park Presenting Dr. Efraim Chalamish

The Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park will be presenting Dr. Efraim Chalamish discussing “Israel’s Global Alliances” on Saturday, February 9, at 8:00 p.m. at Congregation Ohav Emeth. Dr. Efraim Chalamish is an international economics law professor, advisor, and commentator. He has advised the Israeli government and Israel’s

Highland Park & Edison Host Teaneck Officials

One big question observant Jews face as they engage in the political process is: How do you work closely with people of different faiths and different beliefs?

This question was the focus of the January 12 event of the Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park, a grassroots

Jewish Federation and PJ Library® Help Local Families Make Connections

(Courtesy of PJ Library) Monmouth and Greater Middlesex County-area families raising Jewish children will now have more opportunities to connect with each other by participating in Jewish life, thanks to a new program reimbursing them up to $100 to create and share their own Jewish-inspired experiences with neighbors, family and