Sunday, March 29, 2020


Pop-Up Museum At RPRY Breakfast Showcases 75 Years

Recognizing that the yeshiva’s 75th year was not just a notable milestone but also a great opportunity to teach students an usual suite of skills, RPRY administrators developed an idea for a semester-long project to highlight the anniversary. 

Assemblyman Gary Schaer Discusses ‘An Unorthodox Profession’ in Edison

One of the first things you observe about Assemblyman Gary Schaer (Democrat—36th District), when you hear him talk at a public event, is that he defies expectations or easy classifications.

You might expect someone who’s served in the New Jersey State Assembly for 14 years, and

Rutgers Community Responds to Jersey City Tragedy

(Courtesy of Chabad House at Rutgers) Chabad House at Rutgers co-sponsored a prayer vigil for the victims of the act of terrorism committed this week in Jersey City. The candle vigil honoring the memories of Leah Mindel Ferencz, Moshe Dovid Deutsch, Douglas Miguel Rodriguez and Jersey City Police Detective Joseph

Heart of NJ Jewish Federation Fights Hate ‘Behind the Scenes’

Anti-Semitic incidents in central New Jersey have concerned the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey and kept their staff busy with initiatives that reach elected officials, school children, religious leaders and many segments of the community. Serving Greater Middlesex and Monmouth counties, the Federation has been

RJX Event Draws Huge Crowd for Warm Tribute

Some Jewish organizations set the bar higher for all the others.

Such was the case on Saturday night, December 14, when the Rutgers Jewish Experience (RJX) held its annual fundraiser in the Highland Park/Edison community at Congregation Ohr Torah in Edison. The event featured

RPRY Celebrates 75 Years At Scholarship Breakfast

Conventional wisdom and reports from prominent sources indicate that volunteerism is in decline and that fundraising for local community organizations is harder because of increased competition. Leave it to the Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva of Edison to defy both trends and hold a remarkably successful scholarship

Orthodox Forum to Host Talk by Assemblyman Gary Schaer

The Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park invites the entire community to a talk by the Honorable Gary Schaer, deputy speaker, New Jersey State Assembly, on Motzei Shabbat, December 21, at 8:00 p.m. at Congregation Ohr Torah in Edison.

Assemblyman Schaer will discuss his personal political

Chaverim of Middlesex County Gets Community Members Back on the Road

A growing, active chesed initiative based in the Highland Park/Edison area, which has already fielded more than 500 calls for assistance in the two years since it was established, has remarkably humble beginnings.

It started with a community member’s decision to form a WhatsApp group, merely

HP’s Liana Maza Volunteers As an EMT During Seminary

If you’re looking for a role model of drive and determination, Liana Maza may inspire you.

Maza, 18 years old, is one of three children of Dr. Lauren and Avi Maza of Highland Park. While attending Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School in Livingston, she was an honor student and served as

Ahavas Achim to Host Rabbi Meir Goldwicht on Shabbat

Congregation Ahavas Achim of Highland Park invites members of the community to their second Shabbat scholar-in-residence of the 5780 Ahavas Achim University season, when they’ll host Yeshiva University Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Meir Goldwicht for Shabbat, December 6-7.

The program will include an

Meor Rutgers Jewish Xperience Plans Art Sale/Auction and Café

Meor Rutgers Jewish Xperience invites the entire community to an art sale/auction and café night, to be held on Saturday night, December 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Ohr Torah, 48 Edgemount Rd, Edison. The event is in tribute to Harvey Paretzky, z”l, a longtime beloved member of the Edison/Highland Park community. The evening will

Nechama Price to Discuss ‘Halachot of the Bedroom’ With Women at Ohav Emeth

Congregation Ohav Emeth of Highland Park welcomes women from the community to a talk by Nechama Price entitled, “Praised, Required, Permitted, Forbidden: The Halachot of the Bedroom,” on Sunday, December 1, at 6:45 pm at the shul.

Nechama Price is the Director of Yeshiva University’s