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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Middlesex

Safam Returns to Rutgers to Benefit New Hillel House

New Brunswick—Safam, the six-man band that has dominated the Jewish music scene in America since 1974, will perform in concert on Sunday, March 5, to benefit the soon-to-open Eva and Arie Halpern Hillel House on the Wilf Family Campus, 70 College Ave., at Rutgers University. Concert-goers will have an opportunity for a sneak preview of

Rutgers Chabad Plans First-Ever Challah Bake

For thousands of years, challah baking, and specifically the mitzvah of “separating challah”—hafrashat challah, has been a symbol of the Jewish home ever since Sarah, the mother of the Jewish people, shaped challah loaves in her tent. Every Thursday, for over 25 years, students at Chabad House at Rutgers have continued to

EBJC Sponsors Annual Passover Wine Sale to Benefit Yashar LaChayal

On March 4, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., the East Brunswick Jewish Center will hold its annual Mitzvah Corps Passover Wine Sale. This year, for the first time, it will be in conjunction with a Saturday-evening tasting with representatives from all of the major kosher wine distributors. There will be well over 100 wines from

8th Day Live to Perform at Yeshivat Netivot Montessori

Yeshivat Netivot presents 8th Day Live in concert on February 19 at 2:30 p.m. The event will be held at the beautiful state-of-the-art Jo Ann Magistro theater in East Brunswick, New Jersey.

8th Day, the Jewish rock group co-founded by brothers Shmuel and Bentzi Marcus, is

Rutgers Chabad Plans  First-Ever Challah Bake

For thousands of years, challah baking, and, specifically, the mitzvah of “separating challah” or hafroshat challah has been a symbol of the Jewish home ever since Sarah, the mother of the Jewish people, shaped challah loaves in her tent. Every Thursday, for over 25 years, students at Chabad House at Rutgers, have continued to practice

Raritan Valley Hadassah Plans for February Meeting

Please join Raritan Valley Hadassah on Wednesday, February 15, at 2:00 p.m. at the Highland Park Senior Center, located at 220 South Sixth Avenue in Highland Park, for a special session with Cindy Boda, certified personal trainer.

Join them for a half hour of exercise, standing and sitting, using range

Rabbi Greenspan to Address Chabad of West Orange

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

JCCs in Edison and Scotch Plains Respond to ‘Second Wave’ Bomb Threats

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

School Bus Accident Unites East Brunswick and Linden Communities

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

Volunteer Drivers Needed for Meals on Wheels Program

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

Modern Orthodoxy on the Brink: Can We Hold Our Community Together?

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

Torah Links of Middlesex Holds 13th Annual Benefit

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