Local Highland Park Gemachs

The following is a list of all the various local gemachs in the Highland Park/Edison/New Brunswick area. Please understand that these gemachs are not under the auspices of Etz Ahaim. Most are run by private volunteers. However, if you see an error in the listing, or know of a gemach that is not on this list, please let me know.

Antique Silver Napkin Ring Gemach

  • Description: Antique sterling silver napkin ring holders to be used for Simchas.

  • Contact: Please call Mrs. Carol Friedman at 732-846-2259

Artificial Floral Centerpiece Gemach

  • Description: With a donation to Lev L’nefesh, in memory of Suri Granek, z”l, choose from beautiful artificial floral arrangements to enhance your simcha.

  • Contact: Please call Mrs. Yael Kamelhar at (732) 630-9148

Baby Banz Earmuff Protection Gemach

  • Description: Providing protections for eardrums from loud music at weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvas for 0-2 and 2 -8 year olds. L'iluy mishmash Frayda Chana bas Binyamin HaKohein and Hinda bas Yaakov Peretz.

  • Contact: Please call Marsha Eiserman at 732-777-1155

Baby Equipment Gemach

  • Description: Borrow all sorts of baby equipment.

  • Contact: To borrow or donate, please call Mrs. Miri Cohen at 732-777-1456

BiliBed Gemach

  • Description: A BiliBed is a Jaundice-lowering electrical medical bed, helps with lowering the bilirubin count. It’s good to help ensure that your baby can get treated at home instead of possibly going to the hospital. It is suggested to discuss this with the baby's doctor before using this or any medical equipment. A fee will be charged.

  • Contact: Please call Mrs. Felisa Mark 732-414-3375 or e-mail bilibedgemachnj@gmail.com

Bris Outfit Gemach

  • Description: Bris outfits available to borrow (includes hat, booties, and blanket), along with a pillowcase for the bris.

  • Contact: Please call Rochel Leah Eisner (732) 771-7378 or e-mail penpaperwriting@yahoo.com

Bris Pillow Gemach

  • Description: Borrow a Bris pillow.

  • Contact: Please call Mrs. Amy Zelka at 732-613-8717

Centerpieces – Gemach Lev L’Nefesh

  • Description: Offers a variety of artificial flowers and vases to enhance any affair.

  • Contact Yael Kamelhar at (917) 593-3652, to reserve.

  • Donations should be made out to Lev L’Nefesh.

Children’s Simcha Dresses Gemach

  • Description: To borrow with a donation to the Children’s Fund in memory of Dina Eisner, z”l.

  • Contact: Please call Mrs. Kerry Adler at 732-339-0424

Children’s Shoe Share

  • Description: Beautiful little kids shoes for everyday and Shabbos in great condition, give a pair or take a pair. L’iluy nishmas Chaya bas Alexander.

  • Contact: Email Elisheva Blumberg  or call at (347) 416-3693.

Children’s Video Gemach

  • Description: Bikur Cholim of Raritan Valley has Jewish content videos and a video monitor for families with illness - in memory of Faye Hanfling, z”l.

  • Contact: Please call Mrs. Debbie Schneider at 732 572-4713

Childrens DVD Gemach

  • Description: DVD collection for children

Contact: Please call Erin Cohen at 732 773-4859


  • Description: Small Chumashim with Shabbos davening (both Sefard and Ashkenaz) are available for loan for your simcha with a donation to The Kinder Fund in memory of Dina Eisner a”h--dedicated in memory of Yosef ben Shlomo z”l and Rochel bas Todres a”h.

  • Contact: Please call or e-mail Mrs. Mati Eisner at 917-859-1354 or theeisners@gmail.com


  • Description: Costumes of all sizes and shapes for Purim and year round. Gemach usually holds sale days at Congregation Ohav Emeth (OE) on two Sundays before Purim. Drop off a costume get a credit for one, otherwise cost is $5 per costume. Proceeds to OE.

  • Contact: Please call or email Shari Gordon at 732-572-9192 or sharigordon2000@yahoo.com

Diaper Gemach

  • Description: Provides baby diapers and pull-ups.

  • Contact: To receive or donate diapers, please email diapergemach@gmail.com.

Edison/HP Children’s Yom Tov and Shabbos Clothing

  • Description: By appointment only. All proceeds go to support families in need in the community.

  • Contact: Phone - 516-287-5076 or email

Equipment for the Elderly Gemach

  • Description: Borrow a bathtub bench, walkers, and special seat with handles to place over the toilet to help the elderly get up and down.

  • Contact: Please call Mrs. Amy Zelka at 732-613-8717

Free Loan Gemach

  • Description: Free loan Gemach in memory of Ellen Schick, z”l.

  • Contact: Please call Mr. Barry Mael at 732-819-3512

Free Loan Gemach Zichron Mordechai

  • Description: Free loan Gemach in memory of Rabbi Motti Green, z”l.

  • Contact: Please call Mr. Moshe Feuer at 732-266-9354

Graduation Gown Gemach (Rutgers)

  • Description: Free Loan of Rutgers graduation gowns. Please donate your gowns after graduation, so others may use them.

  • Contact: Rutgers Hillel: 732-545-2407

Gown Gemach

  • Description: The Edison/Highland Park Gown Gemach, L'iluy Nishmas R' Yitzchok Ben Binyomin, is open for business! The Gemach houses a wide selection of gowns for children, pre-teen, teens and adults. Please note the Gemach is still looking for donations of gowns in very good condition. Tax deduction is given, and pickup of the gowns can also be arranged.

  • Contact: Sara Scott at 516-526-0941

Head Covering Gemach

  • Description: Tichels, scarves, hats, snoods, sheities, Call to donate or receive

  • Contact: Mrs. Gina Gittel Tonkonog at 347-615-3295

Kallah Gemach

  • Description: Various items for a Kallah — Tefillos, CDs, etc., in addition to baskets with women’s items,

  • Contact: Tiki Nussbaum.

Kittel Gemach

  • Description: If you or someone you knows needs to borrow a kittel. They are available in four sizes and is in the memory of Lazar Lipman ben Chaim Yizhak z"l

  • Contact: Jeff and Lee Ann Schein at scheinjeff@gmail.com or 732-545-9353

Medical Equipment Gemach

  • Description: Bikur Cholim of Raritan Valley has wheelchairs, walkers, canes, breast pumps, hospital beds, commodes, bathtub seats.

  • Contact: Please call Mr. Harry Chefitz at 732-819-4979


  • L’iluy nishmas Faiga Gitel bas Binyamin Zev HaKohen. Please contact the Lasar Family at (732) 985-1050


  • Description: Tzaniusdik (modest clothing) alterations.

  • Contact: Please call Mrs. Breindy Pomper at 732-407-7844

Simcha Shtick Gemach

  • Description: Borrow arches, umbrellas, Chosson and Kallah Bear, MAZAL TOV signs, flowers and more available for weddings.

  • Contact: Please call Mrs. Mira Septimus at 732-514-9154


  • Description: Donate and/or take previously owned sheitles. Kallas welcome. No location restriction. Also donate or take tichels/snoods/hats.

  • Contact: Please call or email Mrs. Gittel Tonkonog at 347-615-3294 or ginatonkonog@gmail.com


  • Description: Donate your sheitel. Don't worry about the condition of them. I can repair them. All locations welcome to drop off and pick up. Located in Edison.

  • Contact: Please call Renee at 908-208-5738 or email at Renee@braylawigs.com


  • Description: Kitchen equipment i.e. pots, pans, cutlery to lend for those beginning to keep kosher.

  • Contact: Please call Mrs. Malka Esther Lennhoff at 732-985-3343

Tablecloths Gemach

  • Description: Borrow with a donation to The Children's Fund in memory of Dina Eisner, z”l.

  • Contact: To set up an appointment, please call Leah Finkel at (732) 593-7301

Table and Chairs Gemach

  • Description: Borrow tables of different sizes and up to 50 chairs, at no cost. L’illuy nishmas Henya bas Yitzchok Isaac.

  • Contact: Please call Mrs. Faige Sauber at 732-572-9628

Tefillos Booklets for Weddings

  • Description: Beautiful tefillos booklets, illustrated by the renowned artist Yonah Weinrib, for use during a chuppah (wedding ceremony).

  • Contact: To borrow from The Children’s Fund in memory of Dina Eisner, z”l, please call Lynn Hanfling at 732-777-0225. Suggested donation is $36.

Torah Library Tape Gemach

  • Description: Torah tapes on a broad spectrum of topics with a variety of speakers

  • Contact: Please call Congregation Ohr Torah at 732-777-8640

Uniform Gemach

  • Description: Recycles Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion uniforms

  • Contact: To borrow or donate, please call Mrs. Mimi Blumenkrantz at 732-819-7766