Monday, May 20, 2019


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

Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park to Present Lecture on Women in the Holocaust

The Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park presents Ruth Lichtenstein on motzei Shabbat, February 17, at 8:15 p.m. at Ahavas Achim. Lichtenstein will share actual accounts of women in the Holocaust. She is the publisher of Hamodia, the largest Orthodox newspaper in the world, and Binah Magazine, a magazine for women. She is also the founder and

Rutgers Student and JScreen Organize Jewish Genetic Testing Event

(Courtesy of Rutgers Hillel) More than 50 students turned out to get screened for Jewish genetic diseases at Rutgers Hillel earlier this month. The event was organized by Rutgers student Dena Winchester and JScreen, a national non-profit, community-based public health initiative dedicated to education and carrier screening for Jewish and

Peace of Mind Hosts Comedy Night Fundraiser

Peace of Mind presents a comedy night fundraiser featuring Eli Lebowicz on motzei Shabbat, February 24, at 8:00 p.m., at Ahavas Achim, 216 S 1st Avenue in Highland Park. Come out for a night of comedy, music, food and fun.

Cong. Etz Ahaim Holds Weekly Women’s Class

Rabbi Bassous gives a women’s class every Sunday at 10 a.m. on the 13 principles of faith at Congregation Etz Ahaim, located at 230 Denison Street, Highland Park.

NJ Federation Leaders Meet With Rutgers President Barchi

With anti-Semitic incidents at Rutgers University last semester making national news headlines and raising concerns within the Jewish community that the university was not doing enough to protect its Jewish students, the State Association of Jewish Federations recently coordinated a

Doug the Magician Wows Cong. Ohav Emeth

Doug the Magician helped Congregation Ohav Emeth in Highland Park rock in Chanukah with an awesome magic show on Sunday, December 9.

“Doug was great! He engaged a wide range of ages. From the 2-year-olds to sixth graders, everyone had fun,” said Esther Green. Doug can be reached at 862-373-0746.


Rutgers Hillel Speaks Out On Suspended Prof’s Anti-Semitic Remarks

Responding to the December 8 letter to faculty members by Rutgers University’s president and chancellor, which indicated that a tenured professor would be held accountable for his explosively anti-Semitic remarks made on social media earlier this year, Rutgers Hillel released a statement.