Friday, February 21, 2020


‘Sound Stage’ Concert Is Coming To JCC of Middlesex County

Singer Jacqueline Novikov (sister of JLNJ editor Elizabeth Kratz) and pianist Judy Pang will take seniors on a musical tour filled with Hollywood glamour at the JCC of Middlesex County on Tuesday, March 24. The show is called “Sound Stage” and will be performed at 1:30 p.m. at the JCC on 1775 Oak Tree Rd, Edison, NJ

Highland Park’s The Bridge Restaurant Celebrates First ‘Kosher’ Anniversary

Like many couples, the Bridge Turkish & Mediterranean Grill restaurant of Highland Park chose to celebrate its first anniversary with the observant Jewish community by talking about their relationship and enjoying a treat together.

Well, sort of. In honor of the first anniversary

Wiesenthal Leader Addresses Anti-Semitism in Highland Park

In the hope of creating a better understanding of a growing threat, the Central Jersey Jewish Public Affairs Committee (CJJPAC) hosted Mark Weitzman, Simon Wiesenthal Center director of government affairs, for an address to the Middlesex County community on “Anti-Semitism: The Evil in Our Midst” on Monday, February 10.

Ohav Emeth’s Largest Purim Costume Gemach Opens Sunday

OE’s 13th Annual Purim Costume Gemach starts this Sunday. Take your pick of more than 1,000 great costumes and accessories from newborn to adult. Hours are:

Sunday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Learning to ‘Stop the Bleed’

For two and a half hours on a Tuesday morning, 40 representatives of shuls, yeshivot and Jewish communal organizations in Middlesex and Monmouth counties got an in-depth visit to one of their worst-case scenarios. They learned from trained experts how to save lives and prevent that scenario from

Comedian Talia Reese Headlines Peace of Mind Fundraiser

This Motzei Shabbat, join Peace of Mind of Highland Park/Edison for a night of comedy with comedienne Talia Reese. Reese is a baalat teshuva and former corporate lawyer who now performs nationally. The event will be held at Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva in Edison on Saturday, February 15, beginning at 9 p.m.

Ahavas Achim Annual Shul Mission Celebrates 18th Year

Lisa Goldberg of Highland Park is in the process of planning her “chai” mission to Israel for Ahavas Achim families. Goldberg, a partner in the law firm of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Princeton, New Jersey, has been single-handedly organizing the trip for the past 18 years, with professional help from Ariel Tours

College Avenue Café Opens at Rutgers Hillel

For many, the new College Avenue Café at Rutgers Hillel is a place where students and local residents can sit and feed their minds and bodies at the same time.

The Café, which unveiled its full menu Jan. 21, is operating under the auspices of Rutgers Hillel and is open to the

Americans Against Anti-Semitism to Feature Dov Hikind in Edison

Come learn more about Americans Against Anti-Semitism and how you can help make a difference. All are invited to a parlor meeting featuring Dov Hikind, founder of Americans Against Anti-Semitism, who will speak about “What’s going on in America with anti-Semitism, and how do we address it?” The meeting will be hosted in a

First in and Last Out: IsraAID’s Emergency Responders

Do you know which non-governmental organization is among the first to arrive and the last to leave when a natural disaster strikes anywhere in the world? If you were among the nearly 100 people attending the recent Orthodox Forum presentation at Congregation Ohav Emeth in Highland Park, you would know that the answer is

Yeshivat Netivot Montessori Hosts Int’l Learning Conference

On January 12 and 13, over 75 teachers and administrators gathered in East Brunswick, NJ for the International Jewish Montessori Conference (IJMC). Hosted by Yeshivat Netivot Montessori, participants came from many states, Canada and Mexico). The goal of the conference was to share best practices, provide peer networking,

Rabbi Bryan Kinzbrunner Elected President Of National Jewish Chaplains Group

Rabbi Bryan Kinzbrunner, the chaplain of the Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living in Somerset, was elected to serve a two-year term as president of Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC). He assumed the position on January 15.

The NAJC Is the international professional