Sunday, November 17, 2019


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

Rabbi Ronald Schwarzberg to Discuss Tikkun Olam in Highland Park

The Orthodox Jewish Forum of Edison/Highland Park presents “When Did Tikkun Olam Become a Jewish Value?” Rabbi Ronald Schwarzberg, director of Jewish career guidance and placement, Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future, will speak on Orthodox American Jewry’s Involvement with Social Justice on Saturday, December 22,

Jewish Federation Briefs Community in Next-Level Active Shooter Response

(Courtesy of The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey) The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey conducted training sessions in Monmouth and Middlesex counties for Jewish and interfaith community leaders to learn next-level approaches to active shooter/attacker scenarios. Subject matter expert, Jin Kim, who retired in 2018

Rutgers U and International March of the Living Provide Teachable Moment to Educators

Technology has enabled us to share special moments the world over. On Wednesday, December 19, such a momentous event will take place at the Begin Center in Jerusalem. Through the combined efforts of Rutgers University’s Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience and the International March of the Living, a

Shalvah Offers Solutions for Frum Jews Battling Addictions

The tragic irony of drug and alcohol addictions in the Orthodox world is that aspects of religious life actually accentuate the problems.

One is easy access to booze. Lou Abrams, a social worker working with Observant Jews With Addictions, noted in an August 2017 New York

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