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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Middlesex

Hachnasat Sefer Torah Planned at Khal Chassidim

The Lowinger family invites the entire community to a Hachnasat Sefer Torah in memory of Eddie’s parents, Alex and Agnes Lowinger, z”l.

The Ketivat Otiot will take place on Thursday, August 22, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at a private home in Edison. The Hachnasat Sefer Torah will take place on Shabbat,

Retirees Lunch and Learn to Screen Film on Sept. 10

The Retirees Lunch and Learn program of Edison/Highland Park will present a screening of “The Jewish Journey to America” on Tuesday, September 10, at noon at Congregation Ohr Torah in Edison.

Narrated by Martha Teichner, the film follows the trajectory of Jewish-American life from the earliest

Shaarei Tzion PTA to Hold Pre-Yom Tov Boutique on Aug 27

The Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion PTA presents a preYom Tov Boutique on Tuesday, August 27, from 5-9 p.m. It will be held in the basement of Congregation Agudath Israel in Highland Park.

The Boutique will feature It’s a Girl Thing, Willow Boutique, Sew Custom by Ayala, Tablecloth Direct NY, Hedys Hats,

Tiferes Women’s Group Holds Video Screening, Aug. 31

The next Tiferes women’s group meeting will feature a screening of the DVD, “Mourning the Destruction, Yearning for Geulah—Comfort, Clarity, Connection” featuring Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Lieff and Shifra Rabenstein. The DVD will be shown on Motzei Shabbat, August 31, at 9:30 p.m. at the Siegel house.

‘Peace of Mind’ Hosts Viewing of ‘The Dive’

The Peace of Mind Highland Park/Edison chapter presents a screening of “The Dive,” winner of four international film awards, on Sunday, September 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Highland Park Conservative Temple.

Written and directed by former Peace of Mind

Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey Plans Lecture on DNA Testing and Genealogy

The American Jewish Experience Lecture Series, presented by the Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey, welcomes community members to a presentation by Jack Feinstein entitled “After DNA testing I Was Contacted by Cousins with Unfamiliar Last Names. Now What?” The lecture will be held on Wednesday, August 21, at 10:30 a.m. at the

Middlesex County Promotes Spiritual Growth for Tisha B’Av

If your goal is to not just observe Tisha B’Av but grow from it, the shuls and yeshivot in Edison and Highland Park are offering a variety of opportunities for adults and children to thoughtfully reflect on the messages of the day.

On Thursday night, August 8, at 9:15 p.m., the

Highland Park’s Ahavas Achim Plans Seminar on Postpartum Depression

On Sunday, September 8, Ahavas Achim will host a seminar on postpartum depression, beginning at 10 a.m. Admission is free.

The presenter will be Marilyn Laves, LCSW-R, who has worked in the mental health field for more than 20 years. She works full time in private practice and provides psychotherapy,

Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey Wins Grant for PJ Library Ambassadors

Federation now taking applications for freelance ambassadors positions.

(Courtesy of The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey) Families raising Jewish children in Monmouth and Greater Middlesex counties will now have more opportunities to participate in Jewish communal activities in their area,

Local Drive Held for Keren Kol Kallah

Aviva Siegel is collecting used or new custom sheitels for Keren Kol Kallah. The sheitels are sold at very discounted prices at a gala sheitel sale to women who would otherwise not have the funds to buy a quality wig. All the money raised at the sale goes towards a hachnasat kallah fund that helps needy brides in Eretz

JFS of Middlesex Organizes Backpack Drive

Every year, more families come to Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County for help obtaining school supplies for their children. Help them fill their backpacks.

To donate, call 732-777-1940 or email

Hadassah Plans ‘Welcome Back’ Brunch

The Raritan Valley Hadassah chapter invites community members to their annual Welcome Back Brunch on Sunday, August 25, at 11 a.m. The brunch, catered by Jerusalem Pizza, will take place at the Wilf Campus Education & Resource Center, 354 DeMott Lane, Somerset, and will feature local comedian Mr. Tex. Cost: $25 per person.