Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Highland Park Acts Quickly After Pittsburgh Attack

In the aftermath of the horrific attack in Pittsburgh on October 27, a sense of fear and vulnerability reverberated across Jewish communities in this region. It wasn’t just Jews who were deeply shaken by the tragedy, as people of different faiths expressed their shock and distress as well.


Young Israel of EB to Host Holiday Boutique This Weekend

The Sisterhood of the Young Israel of East Brunswick, 193 Dunhams Corner Rd., will be having a holiday boutique on Sunday, November 4, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.. Come shop for giftware, accessories for your table, artwork, jewelry, hats, fascinators, sheitls, clothing for women and girls, kids’ stuff —and more! For more information, please call Barbara at

Middlesex Girls ‘Got Talent’

There is plenty of talent in the Highland Park/Edison community, as was proven at the first-ever Girls Got Talent event held on Sunday evening, September 2, at the Bartle School auditorium in Highland Park. Community women and girls spent their Labor Day weekend watching the many talents represented while raising money for

‘Warm Corner’ for Soldiers Dedicated in Ronen Lubarsky’s Memory

Ronen Lubarsky, a soldier in the elite Duvdevan unit, was murdered this past May 26 by a terrorist as Ronen was participating in an anti-terror operation. His family wanted to commemorate him in a way that would benefit Israel’s soldiers, especially those serving in the Ramallah area, as Ronen

Genealogy Club to Meet at Ahavas Achim

The next meeting of the Genealogy Club of Central Jersey (GCCJ) will be on Thursday, August 9, at 7:00 p.m. at Ahavas Achim Synagogue, 216 South 1st Ave., in Highland Park.

Meetings are held on the second floor of the building, in the front (1st Avenue) end of the building.

Cong. Ohr Torah Hosts July 4 Shiur

On July 4, Congregation Ohr Torah of Edison hosted a breakfast and shiur by Assistant Rabbi Sariel Malitzky on the topic of “The United States—a Jewish Approach to the President, the Flag and Pledging Allegiance.”

Young Israel of East Brunswick Commemorates 25th Yahrzeit of R. Soloveitchik

In commemoration of R’ Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s 25th yahrzeit, Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff will be the scholar-in-residence at the Young Israel of East Brunswick, located at 193 Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick, on Shabbat, July 14. He will also be presenting a community-wide lecture on Sunday, July 15,

Genealogy Club of Central Jersey (GCCJ) to Meet at Ahavas Achim

The next meeting of the Genealogy Club of Central Jersey (GCCJ) will take place on Thursday, July 12, at 7:00 p.m. at Ahavas Achim Synagogue, 216 South First Ave., Highland Park.

The speaker will be Elana Broch, PhD, MLS.

Meetings are held on the second floor of the building and can be reached by stairs as well as elevator at the rear (parking lot side)

Chabad at Rutgers Marks 40 Years of Remarkable Impact on Campus

University classes often consider “case studies” as a way of illustrating and examining best practices, allowing students to consider how theories in the classroom are reflected in real-world achievements.

Students who seek a vivid example of an organization that

Cong. Etz Ahaim Speaker Discusses the History of Jewish Life in Cuba

Israel Maya, former president of the Sephardic Jewish Center of Canarsie, Brooklyn, recently gave a fascinating personal account of Jewish life in Cuba at Congregation Etz Ahaim in Highland Park.

Maya’s story about growing up in a large extended family was riveting, as was his relaying of the history

TorahKid Leagues Are a Hit

TorahKid Leagues is back again for its ninth exciting season! Sunday morning sports fun for boys aged 5-11 takes place in July and August, at the Highland Park High School baseball field. Competitive play in baseball, soccer and flag football, with supervised instruction, runs from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Currently accepting applicants for

Destructive Fire in Highland Park Brings Community Together

River Ridge Terrace, an apartment building in Highland Park, was the scene of a fire on Monday, June 11. An apartment on the top floor was badly damaged. The apartments below it suffered water damage, but no one was injured. The volunteer firefighters from Highland Park, New Brunswick and Franklin Township responded, as