Middlesex & Monmouth NJWhether you're looking for a kosher steak near the Jersey shore or a Jewish preschool in Highland Park, we've got all the information you need on everything Jewish in Middlesex & Monmouth counties.
Being a teen today isn’t easy - balancing academics, social lives, extracurricular activities, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, and other demands on their time and attention. With all of these…competing demands, it can feel downright impossible to also fit in and maintain a meaningful connection to Judaism. The good news is that there are many opportunities for teens to connect to the Jewish community while having fun, making friends, developing leadership skills, and giving back. Volunteer Opportunities J-SERVE J-SERVE is the International Day… >> Read More
The holiday of Purim is just around the corner and its time to dust off your costume and get ready to nosh on hamantaschen. We’ve put together a list of all the Purim carnivals, megillah readings,…and Purim spiels near you to celebrate this fun-filled, family-friendly holiday. Need a quick refresh on the Purim story? We’ve got you covered. While some of us are firmly in the DIY camp, we’ve also got the 9 Best Purim Costumes You Can Buy on Amazon Right Now and 6 children’s books that tell the… >> Read More
Hanukkah is finally here! To help you celebrate, we’ve rounded up the best family-friendly Hanukkah parties in Middlesex & Monmouth counties. You can eat some latkes, spin your dreidel, snag…some sufganiyot (jelly donuts), and light Hanukkah candles at the mall, on ice skates, and even on a trampoline! Hanukkah 2018 begins at sundown on Sunday, December 2 and concludes at sundown on Monday, December 10. Hanukkah at the Mall Join Chabad of the Shore at the Monmouth Mall for a Hanukkah celebration including family entertainment,… >> Read More
Zev, the author of this poem, felt the need to write it after learning of the tragedy in Pittsburgh. For Zev, he thought immediately of the little boy whose bris it was that Shabbat morning and wrote…this in his honor. Dedicated to the baby who was to be named at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA on Shabbat morning, October 27, 2018. Little boy, what’s your name – do you have one? Sweet baby, just eight days, what should we call you? I have heard the sacred circumcision postponed… >> Read More
Sukkot is the ultimate kid-friendly holiday. It is multi-sensory, outdoors, joyful noise is encouraged, and there is even a parade! Kids get to shake the lulav, smell the etrog and have picnics in…the sukkah. On Simchat Torah it is customary to parade around with the Torahs, wave flags, and sing and dance at the top of your lungs - and did we mention that there’s usually candy? We’ve put together a list of some of the best ways to celebrate this family-friendly, harvest holiday near you. Sukkot 2018… >> Read More