Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Highland Park Library Stops Short of Canceling Event With Author of ‘P Is for Palestine’

After a public outcry from the Highland Park, New Jersey, Jewish community, the Highland Park Public Library has “postponed” and removed from their upcoming events list their May 19 picture-book author event with Golbarg Bashi, author of “P Is for Palestine.” Want to know what “I” stands for? It’s not Israel; it’s

Teach NJ Holds ‘Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges’ Event in East Brunswick

Through their successful advocacy efforts in Trenton. the leaders of the Teach NJS coalition have learned two very valuable lessons. One is that the Jewish community’s voices are greatly amplified when they join with allies from other faiths who share similar goals of strengthening the

Public Library Event for ‘P Is for Palestine’ Author Sparks Outrage in Highland Park


Public outrage brewed from the Jewish community in Highland Park, New Jersey, and surrounding areas when the Highland Park Public Library announced a May 19 picture-book author event with Golbarg Bashi, author of “P Is for Palestine.” The event has since been “postponed,” pending a May 20 meeting of the library’s board of trustees, to

Ohav Emeth Celebrates 100 Years

Synagogues all over the world celebrated Shabbat HaGadol the week before Pesach, but for Ohav Emeth in Highland Park, it really was a Big Shabbat.

Not only did the congregation celebrate 100 years since their founding, they held a Chanukat HaBayit of their beautiful, newly-remodeled

Rabbi Stephen Baars to Speak at Etz Ahaim on Friday, May 24

Congregation Etz Ahaim of Highland Park invites the community to hear their scholar in residence, Rabbi Stephen Baars, and participate in a delightful Shabbat dinner of Turkish cuisine at the Bridge Restaurant on Friday, May 24. Services will be held at Etz Ahaim at 6:30 p.m. and participants will meet at the restaurant at 7:30 p.m.. All

RPRY Honors Holocaust Survivors and ‘Names, Not Numbers ©’ at Annual Dinner

Occasionally, a Yeshiva’s leadership sees an opportunity to think ‘out of the box’ and develop an annual dinner plan that makes a bold statement. They use the dinner to advance some of the bedrock values of the school and the community.

This year, the Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva

Central Jersey Diaper Bank Hires Executive Director

(Courtesy of AECDC) Anshe Emeth Community Development Corporation (AECDC)-Central Jersey Diaper Bank is pleased to announce the hire of their first executive director, Ginny Adams Kafka who brings with her a breadth of expertise in fund-raising, volunteer management and resource and organizational development.

Helping People Love Their Living Spaces: The Work of iDeclutter, LLC

Most of us know someone who chose a professional direction in college, got the credentials they needed, entered the field and was happy and successful. We say, good for them.

For the rest of us, however, the route to professional satisfaction and sustainable income may have been

RU Hillel Honors Key Supporters and Celebrates Successes

What makes a Jewish organization an essential pillar of the local Jewish community?

Perhaps many would agree that if an organization is well-established in its area, serves critical needs, and helps to ensure the future of Judaism, attracts many participants

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,”