To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Nariman Chabad House in Mumbai, India that left its directors, Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holzberg and four others dead, the American Jewish Committee-New Jersey and the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County in Edison will present Remember the Fallen on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. The coordinated attack on that Nov. 26th hit multiple locations across Mumbai. The couple’s two-year-old son, Moshe, was rescued by his nanny and now lives in Israel.
The program will include diplomatic guests from India and Israel as well as local elected officials and both Jewish-American and Indian-American Jewish community leaders.
A light kosher dessert reception will follow. Attendance is free, but registration is required. For information contact Eliana Druce, (732) 593-5959 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at https://jccmc.networkforgood.com/events/61671-remember-the-fallen.
Painting FUNraisers to support Israel are being held at the Marlboro Jewish Center on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. and at Temple Shaari Emeth in Manalapan on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. The events ae being run in conjunction with the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey and will be conducted by ArtWorx Events, a mobile Monmouth County business that runs public and private parties and events for adults and children, which is donating its talents. All proceeds are being earmarked for the federation’s Israel Emergency Fund. The fee for both events is $18–Shaari Emeth is $20 for non-members– and includes art instruction, supplies and aprons. Paintings from Marlboro will be sent to hospitals and healthcare workers to raise their spirits and show support. Registration for both must be made by Nov. 22. To register for Marlboro event go to https://jewishheartnj.ticketspice.com/2023-mjc-painting-fr-for-iec-w-danielle-arno-112923; for Shaari Emeth contact Executive Director Stuart Brown at (732) 562-7744.
With Jewish college students confronting rising antisemitism on campuses across the country, Congregation Etz Chaim-Monroe Township Jewish Center will host a forum to discuss the alarming rise of hatred toward Jews on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. The program will feature Dan Rozett, director of community relations and Israel engagement at the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey and Rabbi Esther Reed, chief experience officer at Rutgers Hillel. The university, with its more than 7,000 Jewish students, has one of the largest Jewish populations of any campus in the country. It has seen a number of recent demonstrations by Students for Justice in Palestine and some harassment of Jewish students. A 19-year-old Rutgers student who posted a threat on social media to have an Israeli student at the university’s Jewish fraternity killed has been arrested by Rutgers Police and charged with bias intimidation, terroristic threats and false public alarm.
For information visit https://www.etzchaimmtjc.org or contact the synagogue at (732) 251-1119.
Dr. Neil Rogachevsky, associate director and assistant professor at the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University in Manhattan, will speak on Politics, Diplomacy and Values; Israel’s Leaders and the Fight for Independence, on Monday, Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple in New Brunswick. He will shed new light on the dilemmas, including political, an immediate war and state-building strategy, faced by the country’s new leaders as they forged a path toward independence. That path also encompassed lofty principles such as freedom, liberty, sovereignty, rights, and religion. Rogachevsky’s commentary and essays have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Tablet, The Atlantic, Mosaic, Commentary, Jewish Review of Books, American Affairs, Haaretz, and other publications. With Dov Zigler, he is the author of “Israel’s Declaration of Independence: The History and Political Theory of the Nation’s Founding Moment.”
Cost is $18. For information, go to aemt.net or call (732) 545-6484.