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January 2023

A Shul for You

Temple Beth Miriam, Elberon, NJ     Background: Temple Beth Miriam is a progressive Reform congregation, located at 180 South Lincoln Avenue, Elberon. Originally founded...

Forward March!

Community Organizations Look Ahead to 2023     “We’re a growing synagogue,” according to Marlboro Jewish Center’s Executive Director, Dara Winston. “That is both a...

A Thriving Partnership Has Promoted Tolerance and Respect for 20 Years

JCC of Middlesex County and YMCA Celebrate a Unique Collaboration in Edison Twenty years ago the idea of a Jewish community center and YMCA coming...

The Story of “Oy Vey”

Half Hebrew, half Aramaic, this classic lament is all Jewish     Oy vey!—also: Oy vavoy! Oy vey iz mir! Oy gevalt! Or quite simply:...

The Jewish State of Affairs

An interview with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Jlife recently sat down with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to talk about his political...

Jewish Singles, Lets Mingle!

Navigating the ups and downs of finding that perfect match. Are you looking for that lasting relationship, but somehow find yourself more single than a...

The Israeli Weekend

“Shabbat Shalom” vs. “Sofash Na’im”     For Israel’s first half-century, there was one standard way to mark the end of the work week: “Shabbat...

Happy New Year

A message from Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey Happy New Year. May 2023 be a time when all in the Jewish community...

Jlife Buzz

  The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County Holds Hanukkah Coloring Contest     To spread the Hanukkah holiday spirit, the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County...

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JLife Extra- April 15, 2024

Fundraising efforts are underway  to bring IDF soldiers traumatized by their military service to Highland Park and Edison as part of the Peace of...

JLife Extra- April 1, 2024

After the Holocaust the American Jewish community debated how to preserve Jewish culture and life as members became affluent, moved to suburbia and integrated...

What It Means to Keep Kosher for Passover

Hametz, kitniyot and the holiday’s dietary restrictions Keeping kosher for Passover means abstaining from hametz, the fermented products of five principal grains: wheat, rye, spelt,...

Where To Find Songs for Your Passover Seder

Online resources for Passover recordings, lyrics, sheet music and more. Singing is traditionally a major part of the Passover seder, and it certainly makes for...

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