Friday, May 24, 2019


Senior Lunch & Learn Program to View ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ at Cong. Ohr Torah

The Senior Lunch & Learn program of Edison/Highland Park will view the classic film “Gentleman’s Agreement” on Tuesday, May 28, at noon, at Congregation Ohr Torah in Edison.

The program will include a light lunch followed by the video. It is open to all retirees in the community and will be a

Amid ‘P Is For Palestine’ Uproar, Highland Park Library Trustees Delay Meeting

A May 19 author event at the Highland Park Public Library in northern New Jersey with Golbarg Bashi, author of the 2017 self-published children’s book P Is for Palestine, was postponed, initially pending a May 20 public meeting of the library’s board of trustees. After significant public and media interest, the library announced via its website that the

Central NJ’s Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace Identified as ‘P Is for Palestine’ Event Organizer

Golbarg Bashi, author of the 2017 self-published children’s book P Is for Palestine, was invited by the Central New Jersey chapter of the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), to present her book at a family-friendly event at the Highland Park Public Library on May 19. The event was listed by the library without JVP listed as a sponsor or

Ahavas Yisroel Plans Women’s Learning Program

Ahavas Yisroel of Edison’s Women’s Learning Program is pleased to announce their next shiur, featuring Chaya L. Eidelman, principal of Reenas Bais Yaakov, who will speak on the topic “Insights into Pirkei Avos.” Please join them on Shabbat afternoon, May 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the home of Rivky Arnow in Edison. For more information,

NCSY Will Hold Lag BaOmer Event

Central NJ NCSY invites everyone to celebrate Lag BaOmer at a community-wide happening on Thursday, May 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove 1 in Donaldson Park in Highland Park. Free admission. Music provided by Jeff Wilks. Activities for kids and adults include a bonfire, kumzitz, baseball, basketball and soccer games, and two

Ahavas Achim to Host Inaugural Spring Street Fair and Barbecue

Congregation Ahavas Achim of Highland Park invites members of the community to its inaugural Spring street fair and barbecue competition on Sunday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The street fair and barbecue will include the following attractions:

Food vendors: Southside Sandwich Shop, Sushiana, Gotts

Highland Park Library Stops Short of Canceling Event With Author of ‘P Is for Palestine’

After a public outcry from the Highland Park, New Jersey, Jewish community, the Highland Park Public Library has “postponed” and removed from their upcoming events list their May 19 picture-book author event with Golbarg Bashi, author of “P Is for Palestine.” Want to know what “I” stands for? It’s not Israel; it’s

Teach NJ Holds ‘Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges’ Event in East Brunswick

Through their successful advocacy efforts in Trenton. the leaders of the Teach NJS coalition have learned two very valuable lessons. One is that the Jewish community’s voices are greatly amplified when they join with allies from other faiths who share similar goals of strengthening the

Public Library Event for ‘P Is for Palestine’ Author Sparks Outrage in Highland Park


Public outrage brewed from the Jewish community in Highland Park, New Jersey, and surrounding areas when the Highland Park Public Library announced a May 19 picture-book author event with Golbarg Bashi, author of “P Is for Palestine.” The event has since been “postponed,” pending a May 20 meeting of the library’s board of trustees, to

Ohav Emeth Celebrates 100 Years

Synagogues all over the world celebrated Shabbat HaGadol the week before Pesach, but for Ohav Emeth in Highland Park, it really was a Big Shabbat.

Not only did the congregation celebrate 100 years since their founding, they held a Chanukat HaBayit of their beautiful, newly-remodeled

Rabbi Stephen Baars to Speak at Etz Ahaim on Friday, May 24

Congregation Etz Ahaim of Highland Park invites the community to hear their scholar in residence, Rabbi Stephen Baars, and participate in a delightful Shabbat dinner of Turkish cuisine at the Bridge Restaurant on Friday, May 24. Services will be held at Etz Ahaim at 6:30 p.m. and participants will meet at the restaurant at 7:30 p.m.. All

RPRY Honors Holocaust Survivors and ‘Names, Not Numbers ©’ at Annual Dinner

Occasionally, a Yeshiva’s leadership sees an opportunity to think ‘out of the box’ and develop an annual dinner plan that makes a bold statement. They use the dinner to advance some of the bedrock values of the school and the community.

This year, the Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva