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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Middlesex

Stranded in Nova Scotia, Rescued by Chabad

Editor’s note: When El Al’s flight 26 from Newark was diverted to Halifax, Nova Scotia, last Shabbat, East Brunswick’s Barry Schechter and his family were among the stranded passengers. Here, he writes of his emotional experience on Shabbat in a letter of thanks to his Chabad hosts.

Glatt 27 in Highland Park Sizzles at ‘Chopped’ Competition

It’s exciting to see a valued establishment, long known for a particular type of service to the community, take on a whole new identity for an evening.

Glatt 27 on Route 27 in Highland Park has been a fixture in the county for decades. It provides a broad

Highland Park/Edison Celebrates Chanukah

Everyone looks forward to Chanukah. Family parties, friends getting together, good food: What’s not to like? This year, the Highland Park/Edison community held an especially large number of events. With nearly a dozen Orthodox synagogues in the area, there were so many Chanukah celebrations in the local area that you needed a calendar to

Ahavas Achim Celebrates Chanukah With the Maccabeats

Continuing an annual tradition, Congregation Ahavas Achim in Highland Park hosted the Maccabeats as their scholars-in-residence in celebration of Shabbat Chanukah for the fourth time on December 27-28. New this year, was the addition of a community-wide Maccabeats concert after Shabbat that also featured

First In & Last Out: IsraAID’S Emergency Response And Recovery Work

The Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park will present “First In & Last Out: IsraAID’S Emergency Response and Recovery Work Worldwide,” on Saturday night, January 11, at 8 p.m. at Congregation Ohav Emeth in Highland Park, with Seth H. Davis, executive director of IsraAID USA.

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Yeshivat Netivot Montessori to Host Jewish Montessori Conference

This Sunday and Monday, January 12-13, Yeshivat Netivot Montessori will host an international Jewish Montessori conference at Netivot Montessori in East Brunswick to help promote networking and professional development, and offer chizuk to its attendees.

This

Sisterhood Melave Malka/Trivia Night Planned at Ahavas Yisrael

The Sisterhood of Congregation Ahavas Yisrael in Edison invites women of the community to a Melave Malka/Trivia Night, to be held on Motzei Shabbat, February 8, at 8 p.m., at the shul.

Enjoy testing your knowledge of random facts while spending time with friends and dining together.

Rutgers Chabad Hosts Community Round Table With NJ Law Enforcement Leadership

Chabad House at Rutgers was the site chosen for a unique meeting that brought together many varied members and leaders of the Central New Jersey Jewish community and the leaders of law enforcement in the state. Headed by New Jersey’s Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, who opened the meeting with informative and supportive

HP/Edison Mikvah Melava Malka Now Scheduled for Feb. 29

The Lefkovits Family Park Mikvah of Highland Park/Edison is pleased to present an evening with noted Israeli news anchor and Torah writer/lecturer, Sivan Rahav Meir, at the annual Women’s Melava Malka. The event will now be held on Saturday night, February 29, at 8:30 p.m., at Congregation Ohr Torah in Edison.

Tomchei Shabbos of Middlesex Schedules Concert for Saturday Evening, February 1

Tomchei Shabbos of Middlesex County invites community members to a concert by Simcha Leiner and Danny Palgon with the Freish Band on Saturday night, February 1. The concert will be held at the Highland Park High School on North 5th Avenue and doors open at 8:00 p.m.

Simcha Leiner is a sought-after Jewish

Creepy Graffiti Near Highland Park Shul Prompts Community Meeting

After motzei Shabbat’s horrific attacks on a Chanukah celebration in Monsey, New York, a heightened wave of shock, fear and vulnerability swept through the Highland Park/Edison Jewish community. The following day, after shacharit, people learned that a troubling incident had occurred in their own community. Members of Congregation Ahavas Achim in

Pop-Up Museum At RPRY Breakfast Showcases 75 Years

Recognizing that the yeshiva’s 75th year was not just a notable milestone but also a great opportunity to teach students an usual suite of skills, RPRY administrators developed an idea for a semester-long project to highlight the anniversary.