Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Rabbi Ronald Schwarzberg Receives RCA Award

The second annual Rabbinical Council of America dinner honored the former rabbi of Congregation Ahavas Achim of Highland Park, Rabbi Ronald Schwarzberg, who received the RCA’s Distinguished Leadership Award.

Rabbi Schwarzberg left his post at Ahavas Achim in 2005 to become the

RPRY Plans Golf Outing for Thursday, June 20

All are welcome to participate in the Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva (RPRY) Annual Golf Outing on Thursday, June 20. The event will take place at The Royce Brook Golf Club of Hillsborough, New Jersey. Breakfast will be served 7:30-8:30 a.m., with the Shotgun Start happening at 8:30 a.m. A beginner and intermediate

Ahavas Achim to Visit the Somerset Patriots

Please join Congregation Ahavas Achim on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, for a fun day of baseball at Somerset Patriots Stadium as the Patriots take on the Blue Crabs. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided by AA and are included. First 2,000 guests will get a Patriots T-shirt.

Ohav Emeth to Hold Torah Dedication

Reflecting their hakarat hatov to two pillars of their community, Rabbi Eliezer and Aviva Kaminetzky, Congregation Ohav Emeth of Highland Park is excited to announce a Torah dedication in their honor, to be held on Sunday, June 16.

Rabbi Kaminetzky served as religious leader of Congregation Ohav Emeth

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