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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Description: Provides baby diapers and pull-ups.
Contact: To receive or donate diapers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
Description: Various items for a Kallah — Tefillos, CDs, etc., in addition to baskets with women’s items,
Contact: Tiki Nussbaum.
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 email@example.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
SEW TZA'NUA GEMACH
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
SHEITLES AND TICHELS/SNOODS/HATS GEMACH
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SHEITLES, TICHELS/SNOOD GEMACH
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
START UP KOSHER KITCHEN GEMACH
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
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
Description: Recycles Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion uniforms
Contact: To borrow or donate, please call Mrs. Mimi Blumenkrantz at 732-819-7766