The Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva will honor our community's Holocaust survivors at its annual dinner on May 19, 2018, 5:00 p.m. at Chabad at Rutgers, 170 College Ave., New Brunswick. The theme of the event is Hand in Hand: Legacy. Inspiration. Education..
Please submit registration and journal tributes at rprydinner.org by May 13.
Each year NORPAC selects different issues to present to Members of Congress related to legislation in the U.S. House and Senate.
Celebrate Lag Ba'Omer
Coordinated by NCSY
Thursday, May 23, 6:00-8:00PM
Grove 1 in Donaldson Park.
Music provided by Jeff Wilks
Activities for kids and adults
Food and drinks for sale
Special Thanks to Glatt 27 for Sponsoring this Event
Cosponsors: Congregation Etz Ahaim and Amazing Savings
Contact Rabbi Shmulie Greene for more info and sponsorship opportunities at email@example.com or 973-214-8577
Wednesday, May 15 2019 — 7:30pm
Followed by a dessert reception
At Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva, 2 Harrison Street, Edison NJ 08817
RSVP to the RPRY Office at 732-572-5052
The Names Not Numbers program is a Legacy Heritage Project. Names, Not Numbers © 2019 is an interactive multi-media Holocaust oral history film documentary project created by educator Tova Fish-Rosenberg.
In tribute to the following Holocaust Survivors who shared their inspiring stories and incredible experiences with our 8th grade students:
Dr. Leon Chameides
Mrs. Leah Klapholtz
Mrs. Rachel Lefkovits
Mrs. Rachel Sambul
Dr. Bernard Schanzer
Mr. Henry Schanzer
Mr. Hersh Waisbord
This year (5779), the seventh day of Pesach will fall out on Thursday night and Friday. Our Sages prohibited cooking on Yom Tov for Shabbat without placing an Eruv Tavshilin, which is designating matza and a cooked food on Erev Yom Tov (Thursday) for to be eaten on Shabbat in order for it to be recognizable that one is not beginning to cook or bake on Yom Tov for Shabbat; rather, one is merely concluding this preparation.
One needs to take matza and a hard-boiled egg on Erev Yom Tov (Thursday), and recites:
Baruch Ata Hashem Elokeinu Melech Ha’Olam Asher Kideshanu Be’mitzvotav Ve’tzivanu Al Mitzvat Eruv.
After reciting the blessing, one should say:
With this Eruv, we shall be permitted to bake, cook, light candles, and do anything necessary on Yom Tov for Shabbat
One then saves the matza and cooked food to eat them on Shabbat.
Both the Township of Edison and the Borough of Highland Park will have their Departments of Public Works seting up chametz burning stations.
This year’s community wide shaimot collection will be held on Sunday, March 24 from 9:30am to 6:00p at Congregation Ohr Torah. The cost will be $20 per large garbage bag. Please bring your checkbook.
There will also be used seforim for sale too. Great bargains. Come fine your hard-to-find or out-of-print books and stock up your library.
For more information, please fill out the form below
Shaimot Collection / Book Sale Questions
Guest of Honor: Dr. Michael Nissenblatt
Gomlei Chesed Award: Rahel and Haim Baruh
Guest Speaker: Rabbi Shay Schachter.
Rabbi Schachter received his Rabbinic ordination from both his illustrious father Rabbi Hershel Schachter at RIETS, and from his Rebbe, Rabbi Asher Weiss of Jerusalem. He now serves as Rabbi and Rosh Beis Midrash at the Young Israel of Woodmere.
Dairy buffet brunch will be served.
Birkat Hamazon at 11:30 a.m.
Couvert $54 per person
Make your reservations online.
Presented by the Jewish Forum of Edison/Highland Park
The documentary 93 Queen follows Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to to shake up the “boys club” in her Hasidic community by creating Ezras Nashim, the first all-female ambulance corp in New York City.
93 Queens is set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn where EMS corps have long been the province of men. Though the neighborhood is home ot the larget volunteer ambulance corps in the world know as Hatzolah, that orgnaization has steadfastly banned women from its ranks.
Now, Ruchie and an engaging cast of dogged Hasidic women are risking their reputations — and literally, the futures of the children — by taking matters into their own hands to provide dignified emergency medical care to the Hasidic women and girls of Borough Park.
Runs 90 minutes. Free of charge.
The Orthodox Forum is a grassroots organization and relies on community donations to fund our programs. Donations of any amount are appreciated. Please consider becoming a season supporter for $200 or an announced event sponsor for $500.
Please send your tax deductible check made out to:
Congregation Ohr Torah Gemach Fund
1 Celler Road
Edison NJ 088187
The Highland Park/Edison community will be hosting a Chai Lifeline Shabbaton on March 1 - 2, 2019. Approximately 25 girls, ages 7 - 15, who have life-threatening illnesses, will attend.
Please help us make this an event to remember by sponsoring or volunteering today. Checks should be made out to Chai Lifeline and mailed to David Waizer, 53 North 7th Ave., Highland Park.
High school students who would like to volunteer, should contact Barbara Edery.
Join Daughters of Etz Ahaim and Raritan Valley Hadassah for a joint Tu B'Shvat Seder
Tu B'Shvat is the Jewish New Year of the trees. We will feast upon the seven species of the Land of Israel: figs, dates, pomegranates, olives, grapes or raisins, wheat, wine or grape juice—and so much more. We will hear tales connected to trees, learn about Sephardic and Ashkenazic customs for Tu B'Shvat, and sing songs for the holiday.
Warm up your winter Friday night with AAU's first ever Whiskey and Wisdom event! You will have the opportunity to taste four varieties of scotch whiskey representing four age classifications and levels of smokiness, accompanied by the narration of resident scotch aficionado Josh Abrams. Each tasting will be paired with a mini-shiur by Rabbi Miodownik, distilling the Torah and tasting notes for each selection. Desserts and non-alcoholic beverages will be served as well. This will be an evening where spirits are used to enhance the spirit.
Please reserve your spot by emailing the office administrator and submitting payment (if applicable) in advance.
Reservations deadline: Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Please join RPRY in its mission to provide a stellar Jewish education for all students, by donating generously to the RPRY Scholarship Fund. The Toby Mayer Memorial Scholarship Breakfast honoring Rabbi Steven Miodownik will be held on December 23, 2018, at 9:30 am.
Go to our webpage to make a donation to RSVP. Thank you!
An Adult/Child CPR with AED class will be offered on Saturday night, December 22 at 7:30pm The class will last until around 10:30pm.
American Heart Association certification will be provided. Cost is $50.00
Class size is limited, so make your reservation now.
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What if you can’t run or hide?
What do you do when the shooter is right next to you?
What do you do when your children can’t escape?
What do you do when the shooter breaks through your safe room?
Learn the systematic and logical way to fight a gunman
For men, women, and teens ages 13 and older.
$10 admission. Free with Rutgers ID.
Text RSVP to 918-834-6665 to make a reservation.
Space is limited!
About the Instructor: Eilon Even-Esh received special forces training in the IDF and also served as Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. As founder and head instructor of Shomer360, Even-Esh travels throughout the US, teaching seminars in self defense, marksmanship, and institutional security.
For More Information: Contact Rabbi Carlbach at 732-296-1800
Tomchei Shabbos of Middlesex County has been providing Shabbos and Yom Tov food packages to needy families in the Highland Park, Edison and East Brunswick communities since 2009.
A community-wide concert featuring Benny Friedman, to benefit Tomchei Shabbos of Middlesex County and RPRY will be held Motzei Shabbat, December 15 at 7:30 p.m.at the Highland Park High School.
Tickets are $36 for general admission, $50 for VIP, and $100 for sponsors.
Long time member Ze''ev Feldman is making aliyah to Israel soon, and many members of Etz Ahaim are putting together a special Kiddush in his honor.
You can join in the celebration by helping us sponsoring this kiddush. Just press the Become a Sponsor button on the right.
Saturday, December 15 Kiddush
After Morning Services
Join in the celebration and become a sponsor!
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
Featuring the Ramaz Upper School Choir and Chamber Choir
The Ma’ale Adumim Youth Orchestra, part of the George W. Schaefer Music Conservatory in Ma’ale Adumim, is composed of musicians wh are handpicked from school music programs and invited to continue their music education, and are taught by some of the countries leading artists. One of the leading youth symphonies in the Stare of Israel, established merely seven years ago, it has already won national and & international recognition, winning its first international award at the Bratislava International Competition for Youth.
Ramaz, a Modern Orthodox Day School in New York City, has a rich history of Jewish education. The Ramaz Upper School Choir has taken part in a national choral competition in Virginia Beach and has brought its music to communities in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Israel. The Chamber Choir has performed at the White House, Lincoln Center, the International Arts Expo, the North American Jewish Choral Festival, and on CBS
VIP (Includes entry to VIP Reception: $180
For Tickets, visit Carnegie Hall’s website or call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800. Box Office at 57th and Seventh Avenue in New York.
For VIP Tickets, go to B’nai Zion Foundation’s website.
The Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park presents Rebbitzen Dr. Adina Shmidman discussing, Jewish Heroines in History & Today on Motzei Shabbat, November 17 at 8:30pm at Ohr Torah. She will analyze Jewish heroines of the past and discuss how OU Women’s Initiative is working in support of Jewish Heroines of today and tomorrow.
Rebbitzen Dr. Adina Shmidman is the director of the newly formed Department of Women’s Initiatives at the Orthodox Union. She and her husband Rabbi Avraham Shmidman are Rabbi and Rebbitzen at the Lower Merion Synagogue in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. The program is free of charge.
The Orthodox Forum gladly accepts season sponsorships, as well as program sponsorships. Please visit The Orthodox Forum for more information.
Once again, the Edison/Highland Park community will be hosting a unit of IDF combat veterans November 4th to the 11th.
JoinPeace of Mind next Motzei Shabbat, November 10 for a Dessert Reception at Rutgers Hillel. This event is free and open to everyone. Laugh with Iris Bahr, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" comedienne at her Peace of Mind debut.
Doors open at 7:45 p.m.
Cordially invite you to join us for a discussion
Unfolding the Tuition Crisis
At the home of Leslie and Joshua Ostrin
221 Riverview Avenue, Highland Park NJ 08904
Monday, October 15
8 PM - 9 PM
About Teach NJS
Teach NJS is dedicated to securing government funding to ensure that nonpublic schools are better, safer, and more affordable.
Esther Tucker was a member of our Synagogue for a long time. Although she was disabled, she did her best to attend services and classes. She was outgoing, optimistic, and friendly. She always looked at the good in people, and even though resources were tight, would sponsor breakfasts on Sundays.
When Esther was no longer able to live alone, many of us helped her get accepted into the Regency Jewish Heritage Home on Demott Lane. Whenever someone visited her there, she was always cheerful and optimistic.
She passed away last August at the nursing home. She had attended Mincha services and told the nurses she felt tired. They took her back to her room to rest before Maariv services, but she passed away by Maariv.
We are all honoring her memory by going to her unveiling. Contact us if you need a ride or can offer others a ride.