Friday, November 22, 2019


Ohr Torah to Hold Shabbat Weekend With Disney Animator Saul Blinkoff

Congregation Ohr Torah of Edison invites the entire community to a ‘Friendsgiving’ Shabbat with animator/director Saul Blinkoff on Shabbat, Parshat Toldot, November 29-30. The shabbaton is in commemoration of the fifth yahrzeit of Ohr Torah’s beloved Gabbai Joel Adler, Yosef Yitzchak ben Zev HaLevi, z”l. Sponsorships

Young Israel of East Brunswick To Host Chanukah Boutique

Young Israel of East Brunswick invites you to our Chanukah Boutique on Sunday, November 24, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m at 193 Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick. There will be many vendors including giftware and art, hats and hair accessories, sheitels, clothing and fashion accessories, kids’ toys and books, jewelry,

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller to Speak at Ohav Emeth, Nov. 25

Congregation Ohav Emeth of Highland Park invites women from the area to an inspirational talk by Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller on Monday, November 25, at 8 p.m.

Internationally known as an outstanding scholar of Jewish studies as well as a gifted

Ahavas Achim to Host Musical Shabbat With the Maccabeats

Congregation Ahavas Achim of Highland Park will present its fourth annual Musical Shabbat Chanukah, this year featuring the Maccabeats, on December 27-28.

Schedule of events:

Friday evening:

New Support Group for Women Forms in Edison/Highland Park

Women in the Edison/Highland Park community are invited to a program, “Shining a Light on Pregnancy and Infant Loss,” on Sunday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Ahavas Achim Highland Park.

The program will feature the personal, heartfelt stories of two area residents, Rochel Leah Eisner and

Federation Holds Annual Meeting and Celebration of Caring

The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey (JFHNJ) held its annual meeting and Celebration of Caring on Thursday, November 7, at the Freehold Jewish Center.

The evening started with a reception for the Federation’s Life and Legacy program, featuring a champagne

Pop Artist and Hillside Resident Yitzchok Moully Displays Painting

Last November, Yitzchok Moully, a multimedia artist and resident of Hillside, created a large-scale, visually arresting painting representing the terrible massacre that took the lives of 11 members of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

The painting was purchased by the World Zionist

Ohr Torah Offers Semichat Chaver Program on Tuesday Nights

Congregation Ohr Torah of Edison welcomes men in the community to experience the Semichat Chaver Program (SCP), a new and innovative halachic program for men carefully crafted for the needs of the 21st century. With a specialized focus on the ethical meaning of the Halacha, the program is rich with content that can easily be

Micah Halpern Discusses Israeli Elections in Highland Park

The Orthodox Forum of Highland Park/Edison hosted a lecture featuring Micah Halpern, syndicated columnist, educator, author and radio and TV broadcaster on the topics of terror, the Middle East and Muslim Fundamentalism. Halpern’s discussion was titled, “Israeli Elections: What it means for our future.”

Ahavas Achim Hosts Rabbi David Bashevkin, Nov. 15-16

Members of the Highland Park/Edison community are invited to Congregation Ahavas Achim in Highland Park for their first Ahavas Achim University scholar-in-residence of the 5780 season, featuring Rabbi David Bashevkin, director of education for NCSY. This scholar-in-residence weekend is sponsored by the Korbman Family in memory of

BDS/Anti-Semitism Wins in Highland Park

After months of discussion, the Highland Park Borough Council brought their resolution on anti-Semitism to a vote at their meeting on Tuesday, October 29. The final result, at the end of the nearly four-hour, standing room-only meeting, was a 3-3 tie, with Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler casting the tie-breaking vote to table. The mayor

Micah Halpern to Discuss the Israeli Elections in Highland Park This Motzei Shabbat

The Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park will host Micah Halpern this Motzei Shabbat, November 2, at 8:30 p.m. Halpern will discuss the elections in Israel at Congregation Ahavas Achim.

Halpern is a frequent analyst on network television and radio