The Chabad of West Orange, at 401 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052, will kick off a weekend of inspirational and informative talks given by Rabbi Lavi Greenspan on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in conjunction with February Disability and Awareness Month. At the age of 26, Rabbi Greenspan became completely blind after surviving a
The Jewish Community Centers in Edison and Scotch Plains received bomb threats on the morning of Wednesday, January 18. Both were evacuated and searched; there were no bombs found in either building.
January 18 marked a second wave of bomb threats to JCCs around the country. The first wave took place the
On Monday, January 16, a mini school bus carrying approximately 14 students to Yeshivat Netivot Montessori School, an early childhood through eighth grade school in East Brunswick, collided with a NJ Transit bus on the southbound side of Route 18 in East Brunswick. Most of the children escaped relatively
Highland Park—Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County (JFS) is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound senior adults in the Highland Park area for the Kosher Meals on Wheels Program. The program delivers meals Monday-Friday mornings. A commitment of at least 2 days per month for regular volunteers is required. Also
The Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park presents Rabbi Shmuel Goldin discussing “Modern Orthodoxy on the Brink: Can We Hold Our Community Together?” on Saturday night, February 4 at 8:00 at Congregation Ohr Torah, Edison, NJ. Rabbi Goldin will present a comprehensive analysis of the issues that separate Open Orthodoxy from
On Sunday evening, January 8, the Crystal Ballroom at the Radisson Freehold Hotel sparkled with joy and excitement as Torah Links of Middlesex County hosted its 13th annual benefit. This year’s event featured an extra measure of enthusiasm and anticipation as the celebration was taking
Help get the word out: Nothing defines “together” more than “Yachad.” While Yachad, an organization “dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of individuals with disabilities ensuring their participation in the full spectrum of Jewish life,” has been in existence for 30 years through the Orthodox Union
The Orthodox Jewish Forum of Edison/Highland Park will sponsor a presentation by Councilman David Greenfield addressing the topic, “What Jews Want in the New Political Order: An Insider’s View.” Councilman Greenfield will speak at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, at Congregation Etz Ahaim, 230 Denison Street in Highland Park.
Celebrate the second candle with Raritan Valley Hadassah on Monday, December 26, at 7:00 p.m. at River Ridge Terrace.
Spin a dreidel. Munch the latkes. Indulge in the doughnuts. Smile while enjoying songs and stories
Join Congregation Ohav Emeth at its second annual Chanukah concert, this year featuring Shlock Rock. The concert is open to the community and will be held on Thursday evening, December 29, at Highland Park High School. Doors open at 6:30. Show begins at 7. The cost is $15 per ticket, maximum $75 per family. Sponsorships are
On Shabbat Chanukah, December 30-31, Congregation Ahavas Achim will present a special musical celebration featuring Netanel Hershtik and the Hampton Synagogue Choir. On Friday evening, join them for a menorah lighting and Kabbalat Shabbat, followed by dinner, available by reservation only. The dessert and musical oneg that will
On December 30-31, Ahavas Achim University will be presenting a Shabbat Chanukah of Song, which will feature Chazzan Netanel Hershtik and the Hamptons Synagogue Choir. The program will begin on Friday evening with a ruach-filled Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv, catered seudah and musical Oneg Shabbat with Netanel Hershtik and