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: Fancy, floral centerpieces available for weddings or any special occasion. Fee charged, with all proceeds going to the "Aleh Foundation," an organization in Israel dedicated to actively advocating for the rights of the disabled; with the monies raised by the gemach dedicated specifically to Aleh Negev which focuses on the needs of the mentally and physically impaired as they enter adulthood. 
  • Contact: Please call Mrs. Alice Gordon at 732-985-6848 

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 732-985-5069

Baby Equipment Gemach

  • Description: Borrow all sorts of baby equipment. 
  • Contact: To borrow or donate, please call Mrs. Miri Cohen at 732-777-1456 

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 

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 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

Diaper Gemach

  • Description: Provides baby diapers and pull-ups.
  • Contact: To receive or donate diapers, please email diapergemach@gmail.com.

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. William Bogner at 732-572-6679 

Gown Gemach

  • Description: The Edison/Highland Park Gown Gemach 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

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

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

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

Tablecloths Gemach

  • Description: Borrow with a donation to The Children's Fund in memory of Dina Eisner, z”l.
  • Contact: Please call Mrs. Mina Kamin at 732-819-9738

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. 

Toral 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