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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Middlesex

Rutgers to Face Down Bigotry and Anti-Semitism

As the State University of New Jersey, with campuses in four cities and a strong presence in dozens of other towns, Rutgers often makes headlines. Sometimes it’s for groundbreaking research, sports teams making fan-rousing wins, top-notch guest speakers and other noteworthy activities on campus. At other times, the

Jewish National Fund Hosts Fourth Annual Breakfast for Israel

(Courtesy of JNF) In a record-breaking show of support, nearly 400 people gathered on the morning of March 3 at Congregation B’nai Tikvah for Jewish National Fund’s Annual Breakfast for Israel. The event, which was the most successful and well-attended breakfast to date, was chaired by Alyson and Michael Chananie,

‘The Immigrant’ Opens at George Street Playhouse

(Courtesy of George Street Playhouse) “The Immigrant”—a heartwarming story inspired by the real experiences of a Russian-Jewish immigrant to the United States—is playing at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick and will continue through April 7.

Written by Mark Harelik, “The Immigrant,”

Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park to Present 93Queen

The Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park presents the acclaimed documentary “93Queen” on Saturday, March 16, at 9 p.m. at Congregation Etz Ahaim, 230 Denison Street, Highland Park.

The program is free of charge. Donations at the door are greatly appreciated.

Israel Support Committee of Central NJ to Discuss UNRWA

The Israel Support Committee of Central New Jersey will have four experts from The Center for Near East Policy Research explain how the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) became a terrorist incubator.

UNRWA was created in 1949 to provide relief to the 700,000 Arab refugees who fled their homes

Rutgers-Chabad Prepares for 40th Anniversary Dinner

You really couldn’t blame the leaders of Rutgers-Chabad if they saw their 40th anniversary dinner, on Monday, March 18, as a great opportunity to celebrate all they’ve accomplished in the past four decades, extol their enviable record and take a bow.

After all,

Rutgers to Welcome Deborah Lipstadt

(Courtesy of Rutgers University) The award-winning author of “Denial: Holocaust History on Trial,” which became the basis for the film, “DENIAL,” starring Rachel Weisz, will speak at Rutgers University on March 31 at 5 p.m.

Deborah Lipstadt will discuss the topic of “Antisemitism Here and

Speakers Sought for American Jewish Experience Series

Do you have an interesting topic to share on Jewish history or culture?

The Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey (JHSCJ) is seeking speakers for its 2019 American Jewish Experience lecture series. The series was started in the 1970s by the late historian and writer Ruth Patt and attracts audiences

New China Lee Restaurant Sparks Excitement in Central NJ

The arrival of the new China Lee glatt kosher Chinese restaurant in Highland Park is, in large part, a story about a successful restaurant family, a unique window of opportunity, and an empty storefront.

Shalom Cohen has been the owner and operator of Highland Park’s

Middlesex County Gemach Has Grown From 50 to 1,000+ Costumes

(Courtesy of Middlesex gemach) Shari and Michael Gordon of Highland Park started a Purim costume gemach 12 years ago. The costumes are from infant sizes to adults, plus many accessories. The gemach is housed at Congregation Ohav Emeth in Highland Park.

They started with just 50 donated costumes

Highland Park Delights in Turkish Cuisine at ‘The Bridge’

It was (re)opening night and the place was packed.

The Bridge, a Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant that had been a fixture in Highland Park for years, had become kosher, and the Jewish community came out in large numbers on Saturday night, February 9, to

Israeli Star Boosts Jewish Community’s Interest in RU Women’s Basketball Team

With one move the Rutgers University Women’s basketball team, the Scarlet Knights, brought on impressive new talent, added a new international flavor to the team and generated great enthusiasm from Jewish fans across the state. They did all this when they recruited Noga Peleg Pelc, a well-regarded player from Even