Monday, February 24, 2020


Central NJ Jewish Communities Are #ProVaxx

One of the principles we learn from Tanach and from Jewish history is that the right person, at the right time, can make an enormous difference.

This has proven true in the Middlesex County Jewish community as it responds to the current measles outbreak in New York, with particular

How to Get Highland Park/Edison Eruv Information

It’s extremely important to know the status of the Highland Park/Edison Eruv before Shabbat starts! Fortunately, there are now a few ways to learn the Eruv’s status.

Twitter: The Eruv’s official alerts are sent out via Twitter. Follow @hp_eruv on Twitter and get updates about the Eruv’s status as

JFS Middlesex Offers Volunteer Opportunity

Do you have knowledge in a specific computer program or have a useful computer skill? Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County (JFS)is looking for volunteers who are patient and computer savvy to teach mini courses for adult learners in their Women’s Center and Career Center. JFS is happy to accommodate your

Tiferes Learning Group For Women to Meet July 20

The Tiferes learning group for women in Highland Park/Edison invites community members to view the next DVD for women on Motzei Shabbat, July 20, at 10 p.m. at the Siegel house.

Weekly teleconferences with topics such as shalom bayit and parenting are available to Tiferes members. The current

Kaminetskys Honored by Ohav Emeth for 50 Years of Service

On Sunday, June 16, a jubilant crowd gathered at Congregation Ohav Emeth in Highland Park to welcome into its midst a brand-new sefer Torah commissioned in Israel and written in honor of Rabbi Eliezer and Aviva Kaminetzky, who have served the shul for 50 years.

Rabbi Kaminetzky

Wilf Campus for Senior Living Seeks Volunteers

Are you a musician, singer or poet? Do you enjoy gardening or have another hobby? Do you like to play Mah Jongg, canasta, scrabble or other games? Perhaps you would like to lead a current events discussion or a trivia game?

The Wilf Campus for Senior Living in Somerset is a place where personal, medical

Cancer Support Community Invites Anyone Impacted by Cancer to a Night at the Museum

On June 28 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., join the Cancer Support Community in painting individual canvas panels and express your feelings through an art program for families and children of all ages. The panels will later be incorporated into a group collage, Collage of Hope, and displayed at The Monmouth Museum.

Join the group again on July 5, 6 p.m. to 7:30

Ahavas Achim to Hold North Side Lecture

Congregation Ahavas Achim of Highland Park invites members of the community to the 14th annual Ahavas Achim University North Side Lecture on Shabbat, June 22, at 5:00 p.m. at the home of Miro and Merri Ukraincik in Edison. Rabbi Steven Miodownik will discuss: “Bill Buckner, Nick Sandmann and the Power of a Moment” and Merri Ukraincik

Ahavas Yisrael to Hold Annual Journal Breakfast

Congregation Ahavas Yisrael of Edison’s Annual Journal Breakfast will take place on Sunday, June 30, at Congregation Ahavas Achim. Congratulations to the honorees: Jay and Sara Culang and Spencer and Audrey Rockman. For more information about the breakfast, and to place an ad, please visit:

Yad Leah Plans Clothing Drive at Ohav Emeth

A Yad Leah clothing drive will take place on Sunday, June 23, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Ohav Emeth. Please donate clothing and shoes in good wearable condition only. Linens, towels, tablecloths, handbags, cosmetics and hair accessories are also accepted in good condition. Men’s and boy’s black hats in good condition may also

Highland Park Shul Hosts First-Ever Street Fair

The beautiful and sunny Sunday made Ahavas Achim’s first-ever barbecue cook-off and street fair a “must-do” event in Highland Park. Members of the local Jewish community (and many from further afield) joined with other area residents in making the event a huge success.

There was

Highland Park’s ‘P Is for Palestine’ Controversy Ends With Compromise

The Highland Park library apparently will not be the center of any Israeli-Palestinian fights for legitimacy, not this week anyway. Citizen safety and crowd-control concerns were cited as reasons for the cancellation of a planned June 5 public meeting of their library’s board of trustees.

The meeting was to focus on whether to reschedule a