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Jlife Buzz- Temple Beth El of Somerset Marks 50 Years of Membership

By Hilde Steinberg      On June 4, Temple Beth El of Somerset will honor over 50 members of the congregation. These congregants have been...

Jlife Buzz- Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva Marks Israel’s 75th

   Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva (RPRY) was full of excitement for Israel’s 75th birthday. The day was jam-packed with fun, educational and meaningful activities.  ...

Jlife Buzz- Mazel Tov to the Felder Family

    Mazel tov to Ayelet and Ari Feder of Bergenfield N.J. on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Eva Esther Sunday, May 21.  ...

Jlife Buzz- Monmouth Reform Temple Welcomes Renee Goldberg Edelman as their New Rabbi

   The Monmouth Reform Temple (MRT) community in Tinton Falls heartily welcomes its new rabbi, Renee Goldberg Edelman. She will assume her leadership of...

Jlife Buzz- Congregation B’nai Tikvah Celebrates Israel’s 75th Birthday

    Happy 75th Birthday Israel! On Sunday, April 30th, Congregation B’nai Tikvah, along with our local community, gathered for a day filled with Israeli...

Interest-Free Loans Offered

Group Helps with Businesses, Families and Other Needs     Hannah was able to provide her grandmother compassionate care and comfort in the form of...

The Contributions of Sigmund Eisner

Exhibit Documents His Works and Philanthropy     Sigmund Eisner was an immigrant peddler who expanded his in-home sewing business into what was then the...

The Venue

One girl’s mission to find out if the wedding venue will make or break you (and your bank account).     HI THERE! It’s me,...

My Tzitzit and Politics

When attire brands us as religious     Two or three times a week I swim at a recreational center in Ra’anana. The locker room...

Recycling for the Future

How a wedding dress became a tallit     I wore my wedding dress twice—once, as expected, at my wedding. Then it stayed in a...

“Never Again” Not Just A Slogan

NJ Moves to Improve Holocaust Education     A New Jersey mandate to teach Holocaust and genocide studies in high school is rarely (if ever) implemented....

Something Old, Something New

Traditional events adapt to societal changes.     There is nothing new about rites of passage. Bar and bas mitzvahs, weddings and similar celebrations of...

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Jlife Extra- June 15, 2024

The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County will hold its12th annual Priscilla Glinn Memorial Golf Classic on Monday, June 24  at the Metuchen Golf...

Jlife Extra- June 1, 2024

The Monmouth Reform Temple will present the former CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and current president of the Fifth Commandment Foundation...

Summer Vacation – Gateway to Teshuvah

I offer my present lightness of being as Torah, the Torah of embracing our fullest selves, reverent and irreverent impulses equally inspired by the...

Playing With Fire

I do not set the table on fire accidentally. I set my piece on fire intentionally Summer vacation is a time for exercising my art muscles....

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