One recurring aspect of the summer months in observant Jewish communities is how the parshiot frequently highlight the challenges of Jewish leadership. From the spies’ sedition against Hashem’s plans for the conquest of Canaan, to Korach’s open rebellion, to numerous instances of public grumbling against
The new Highland Park First Aid Squad discount cards are now available and offer significant savings at a few area kosher restaurants and Jewish community businesses.
To purchase the cards, please contact any squad member including: Josh Loewenstein, Joe Benedek and the Lewitter family. Cards
Congregation Ahavas Achim in Highland Park happily accepts the following unwanted items: old smart phones and cell phones, used inkjet cartridges, iPads, old smart watches and broken gold and silver jewelry. These items do not have to be working to be dropped off.
Home-bound seniors often feel isolated and disconnected from the world. You can help them feel like they are part of the community.
Thanks to a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County (JFS) is beginning a brand new Cooking Companions program.
It was an email that, in retrospect, shouldn’t have been that much of a surprise. Still, it caught many shul members unaware and marked the end of a golden era at Congregation Etz Ahaim, the Sephardic synagogue in Highland Park.
The May 31 email’s subject line read: “Retirement of
The Women’s Torah Institute of Congregation Ahavas Achim invite Highland Park/Edison women to hear Susan Hornstein talk about “Esther: Finding Her Voice” at this season’s final event on Shabbat, July 13, at 5:00 p.m. at the home of Elaine and Mitch Berlin, 5 Manor Court, Edison.
Jewish community members in Central New Jersey aren’t letting a setback put them on the sidelines.
The Highland Park Public Library decided to go ahead with a public reading of the children’s book “P is for Palestine,” despite considerable opposition from the
For those who enjoy swimming, the JCC of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison, has set aside certain hours for separate swimming for men and women. Women and girls will have sole use of the pool Mondays from 8:30-9:30 p.m and men and boys will be able to swim on Wednesdays from 8:30-9:30 p.m.
It seems more people in the community are coming to the Jewish Family Services Kosher Food Pantry in Milltown. Its shelves are nearly empty and it needs help from those who support JFS to provide for children, families and women, to put food on their tables and help with essential needs.
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has a 106-year history of strong leadership and activism in support of cutting-edge research and medical care at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem. Much of Hadassah’s educational, advocacy and youth programming activities on the grass roots level is run by
Bikur Cholim of Raritan Valley is looking for volunteers for a number of roles;
To visit a male patient at the AristaCare facility in South Plainfield. It is a 10-minute drive from the area.
For a male volunteer to sit, schmooze and learn with another male
The next meeting of the Genealogy Club of Central Jersey (GCCJ) will be held on Thursday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at Congregation Ahavas Achim in Highland Park. The featured speaker will be Susan Kobren, president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of North Jersey, who will address the topic: “Where Do You Grow Your Tree?”