Sunday, September 22, 2019


Hundreds of Local Teens Join Fire Safety Professionals for Day of Service

(Courtesy of Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey) Hundreds of Jewish teens from Monmouth and Middlesex counties came together, hosted by the Middlesex County Fire Academy in Sayreville, for the global teen service initiative, J-Serve, on April 22. The stated goal was to make the world a better place.

Middlesex County Celebrates History of Israeli Music and Dance on Yom Ha’atzmaut

Israel’s 70th birthday was celebrated in a big way on the evening of Thursday, April 19, at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. The event drew about 200 community members as well as students to hear a presentation about the history of Israeli music and dance and was followed by a concert of Israeli music.

Frum Business Creates Kiddush Hashem: Covered Girl Clothing

When you run a small business, your number one goal is to find a way to be profitable. Balancing demands of time, expenses and promotion, as well the challenge of showing why your products and/or services are different than the competition’s, the small business operator juggles a lot to make it all work.

Genealogy Club of Central Jersey (GCCJ) Announces Next Meeting

The next meeting of the genealogy Club of Central Jersey will take place on Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at Ahavas Achim Synagogue, 216 South 1st Avenue, in Highland Park.

Meetings are held on the second floor of the building. The room where the meeting takes place can be reached by stairways either at

JCC of Middlesex County to Host Indian-Jewish Artist

The JCC of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison, will feature world-renowned Indian-Jewish artist Siona Benjamin next Sunday, April 29, at 2:00 p.m. Originally from Mumbai, India, Benjamin will present the 30-minute documentary “Blue Like Me,” which profiles her art and work fusing Indian culture and Jewish culture. Lecture and

RPRY to Celebrate Leadership and Honor Three Couples

Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva invites parents, alumni, staff, supporters and community members to participate in a celebration of the Light of Leadership on the night of Lag B’Omer, Wednesday, May 2. The dinner, to be held at the Rutgers University Hillel in New Brunswick, will honor the essential role of three

Torah Tours of the Met Comes to Highland Park

It’s a rare person who finds a way to effectively blend two personal passions of substance and depth, share the new combination with groups of paying customers, and leave the audiences raving about the experience.

Nachliel HaCohen Selavan is such a person. He has skillfully woven

Mazel Tov!

Mazel Tov to Dr. Jacqueline Bienenstock who recently received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Chamberlain University. Dr. Bienenstock has worked as a registered nurse for the last 28 years; she is currently employed as the director of the Acute Care Unit at Carrier Clinic and is a mental health first aid instructor. She

Panel: No Single Solution to the Tuition Crisis, Especially for a Community Divided


Editor's note: Two errors have been highlighted by us regarding Yeshivat He'Atid. The article has been edited with those corrections in mind.

The biggest hurdle faced by those seeking to confront the “Yeshiva Tuition Crisis” is the lack of unity in the community most

Edison Couple Solves Post-Purim Candy Woes

Often, all it takes is one motivated person asking “Why not?” or “What if?” to start an initiative that does a lot of good, for a whole bunch of people.

Rivka and Malcolm Greenberg of Edison, members of Congregation Etz Ahaim, were newly married in 2011 when she asked if the

Rutgers Chabad House Celebrates 39th Anniversary Dinner

(Courtesy of Chabad House of New Jersey) 

In a spirit of rejoicing and celebration, Chabad House Jewish Student Center at Rutgers University, and its 10 affiliate Chabad Houses serving central and southern New Jersey, will celebrate its National Founders 39th Anniversary

Day School Affordability Is Front and Center in Highland Park

(Courtesy of OFE/HP) The Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park will present a panel discussion with educators and innovators on day school sustainability and affordability solutions on Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m., at Congregation Etz Ahaim, 230 Dennison Street, Highland Park.

The panel