Thursday, August 17, 2017


Dynamic Couple Is Hired as New Congregation Ahavas Achim Youth Directors

Bringing a wealth of experience and excitement to the position, Rabbi Kivi and Chani Neuman have been appointed the new youth directors at Congregation Ahavas Achim in Highland Park, New Jersey.

Kivi and Chani served as the youth directors at the Young Israel of Holliswood in Jamaica, New York

Rutgers University and Borger Financial Services Alumni Compete With Top Investment Professionals in CNBC Stock Draft

CNBC held its biggest-ever stock draft (coinciding with the NFL draft) on CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” with eight top teams picking their favorite stock ideas for the investment contest.

A winner will be chosen based on the performance of each team’s two stock draft choices from the

Yeshivat Netivot Montessori Plans Additional Primary Class for Fall

To meet increased interest, Yeshivat Netivot, a Montessori Jewish day school in East Brunswick, is opening a third primary (3- to 6-year-old) class in September 2017. The school is currently accepting applications for admission to its early childhood program. Come experience a unique type of education where each child enjoys freedom of

Hadassah of Southern NJ Sponsors Symposium Aimed at Combating Anti-Semitism

On Wednesday, May 24, at the Forsgate Country Club, Hadassah of Southern NJ will host a symposium on “Taking Action: Combating the Rise in Anti-Semitism” and “Defining Zionism in the 21st Century.”

Join them for stimulating workshops, a provocative panel discussion and more, featuring keynote

Living Well and Living Charitably

Looking back on my 35-year career in the financial services industry, both as a Wall Street executive and as president of my independent investment advisory firm, I have recently been contemplating future aspirations and goals. Our firm has a long track record of successfully helping clients manage their investments in a

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