Thursday, February 20, 2020


Peace of Mind Hosts Comedy Night Fundraiser

Peace of Mind presents a comedy night fundraiser featuring Eli Lebowicz on motzei Shabbat, February 24, at 8:00 p.m., at Ahavas Achim, 216 S 1st Avenue in Highland Park. Come out for a night of comedy, music, food and fun.


Cong. Etz Ahaim Holds Weekly Women’s Class

Rabbi Bassous gives a women’s class every Sunday at 10 a.m. on the 13 principles of faith at Congregation Etz Ahaim, located at 230 Denison Street, Highland Park.

NJ Federation Leaders Meet With Rutgers President Barchi

With anti-Semitic incidents at Rutgers University last semester making national news headlines and raising concerns within the Jewish community that the university was not doing enough to protect its Jewish students, the State Association of Jewish Federations recently coordinated a

Doug the Magician Wows Cong. Ohav Emeth

Doug the Magician helped Congregation Ohav Emeth in Highland Park rock in Chanukah with an awesome magic show on Sunday, December 9.

“Doug was great! He engaged a wide range of ages. From the 2-year-olds to sixth graders, everyone had fun,” said Esther Green. Doug can be reached at 862-373-0746.

Rutgers Hillel Speaks Out On Suspended Prof’s Anti-Semitic Remarks

Responding to the December 8 letter to faculty members by Rutgers University’s president and chancellor, which indicated that a tenured professor would be held accountable for his explosively anti-Semitic remarks made on social media earlier this year, Rutgers Hillel released a statement.


Rabbi Shalom Hammer Discusses Children Going ‘Off the Derech’

Rabbi Shalom Hammer spoke at Congregation Etz Ahaim in Highland Park on Sunday, November 19 about why youth from the Orthodox community become less observant, or opt to leave Orthodoxy altogether, and how this problem can be addressed.

Rabbi Hammer began his talk, “Off the

Teacher Sentenced to Five Years

(Combined sources) A former teacher at Shalom Torah Academy and NCSY advisor who admitted to inappropriately touching two of his students was sentenced to prison Friday, but he won’t see the inside of a jail cell: he received a suspended sentence.

Menachem Chinn, 40, of East Windsor, heard as

BREAKING NEWS: Rutgers Professor Michael Chikindas to Be Disciplined, Removed From Multiple Posts for Anti-Semitic Remarks

A letter to faculty members by Rutgers University’s president and chancellor and obtained Friday by The Jewish Link, indicates that a tenured professor will be held accountable for his explosively anti-Semitic remarks made on social media earlier this year.

After the

Rutgers President Cites ‘Academic Freedom’ in Defense of Anti-Semitic Remarks

Robert Barchi, president of Rutgers University, is defending professors at the school who have been accused of making anti-Semitic and anti-Israel comments, stating that these remarks fall under the category of “academic freedom.”

At a recent student government-sponsored town hall meeting,

Ahavas Achim University to Host Rabbi Menachem Penner as Scholar-in-Residence

Ahavas Achim University will host Rabbi Menachem Penner as scholar-in-residence on Shabbat, November 10-11. Rabbi Penner, dean of Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, is an inspirational and dynamic speaker charged with producing the future rabbinic leaders of the American Jewish community.

Cong. Ahavas Achim to Feature Musical Shabbat With the Maccabeats

Join Congregation Ahavas Achim on Shabbat, December 15-16, for a musical Shabbat Chanukah featuring the Maccabeats. There will be a menorah lighting, followed by kabbalat Shabbat and a musical dinner, dessert and oneg. The next day, following the 8:45 a.m. Shacharit and Mussaf, there will be a celebratory kiddush and,

Genealogy Club of Central Jersey Plans November Meeting

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

The featured speaker will be Lew Meixler, who will discuss “Building a Family Tree on Ancestry.com—Plus Adding Media, Fixing Errors,