Organizations

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Abraham’s Tent

An educational and outreach organization dedicated to promoting Jewish Literacy and awareness throughout central NJ. Center for Jewish Learning/Used Bookstore:

311 Raritan Ave. (2F)

Highland Park, NJ 08904

732-745-7080 // info@abrahamstentnj.org // Rabbi Yossi Sirote

Achieving Change Through Torah (ACTT)

ACTT is an organization that facilitates meaningful and lasting character improvement by using a lasting methodology that includes learning Torah, performing actions, making commitments, and sharing motivational material. ACTT creates an environment that supports an individual’s efforts by celebrating successes. Its mission is to provide a Torah-based approach and support system that nurture spiritual growth and sustain enduring positive change.

48 Edgemount Road

Edison, NJ 08817

732-572-8762 // info@actt613.org // actt613.org

Agudath Israel of New Jersey

Agudath Israel of New Jersey is a vibrant and active organization that is advocating for the Orthodox Jewish community in the halls of Trenton. Join our growing email list and start receiving updates, e-newsletters, event notifications, and action alerts by responding to mail@agudathisrael-nj.org.

Bikur Cholim

A nonprofit organization composed of over 200 volunteers from the Jewish community.

7 Marshall Dr.

Edison, NJ 08817

732-572-7181

Services: homebound, hospital and nursing home visitation, hospital centers (at Robert Wood Johnson University, Hospital and St. Peter’s University, Hospital Medical Centers), Shabbat and holiday baskets, transportation, blood drives, tehilim recitation, medical equipment loans, food preparation, newsletter, hotline, tribute cards, youth division, annual dinner and special events.

The Children’s Fund

The goal of the Children’s Fund is to perpetuate the loving memory of Dina Eisner, A”H by fulfilling her commitment to the children of our community. The Fund provides financial assistance to local Jewish children with supplemental educational, psychological, or recreational needs beyond the means of their parents.

732-339-1818

Cleaning for a Reason

Free cleaning help for those undergoing chemotherapy: FREE housecleaning one time per month for four months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment.

cleaningforareason.org

Edison/Highland Park Kids’ Clothing Exchange

Children’s clothing in excellent condition only! No adult clothing, please.

732-247-3073 // Ida Scheiner

Employment Network of Raritan Valley (ENRV)

A volunteer organization helping members of the Jewish community find suitable employment. If you know of any job openings, fulltime, parttime, or temporary please email us. If you are looking for a job and require assistance with your resume, interviewing, or networking sign up with ENVR through the website.

envr@verizon.net // rkeitman@sidley.com // enrv.org

Hatzolah

For 24/7 help, for medical emergencies call 732-456-6666.

Stay tuned for community announcements. Office (non-emergency) number: 732-993-8645; leave a message.

info@hatzolahmc.org // hatzolahmc.org

HP/Edison Cub Scouts Pack 5

The only Shomer Shabbos/Shomer Kashrus pack in central New Jersey. The Cub Scout is a fun and educational experience concerned with middos tovos and derech eretz. Besides providing a positive place where boys can enjoy safe, wholesome activities Cub Scouting focuses on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills, and developing a spirit of community service.

732-777-1589 // ablawrence@aol.com // Lawrence Margolin

HP/Edison Women’s Welcome Committee

The HP/Edison Women’s Welcome Committee (not affiliated with any one shul) is compromised with women across the community who are committed to creating a welcoming environment for new arrivals to our town. Through social events such as new women’s melave malkas and shiuim and by making themselves available for referrals, directions, and general info, they aim to be there for you in any way possible! Give them a call so they can welcome you to town!

732-247-0766 // Rachelle Stern

732-249-5116 // Rikki Samel

highlandparkedisonconects@yahoogroups.com

Info Line of Central Jersey

The mission of Info Line of Central Jersey is to connect those in need with comprehensive health and human service information and resources to improve the quality of their lives. We understand that reaching out to ask for help isn’t an easy task for anyone. Our Information and Referral soecialist are commited to providing each caller with personal attention and referrals to the most appropriate services. We do it all in one call.

1-888-908-4636 // info-line.org

Jewish Enrichment of Raritan Valley

A community Jewish outreach program whose major goal is to rekindle the spark of Judaism inside of Jews living in our area.

223 Raritan Ave.

Highland Park, NJ 08904

732-627-5055 // compugene.com/jerv

Jewish Girl Scout Troop 81455

While we have fun together, the girls are always learning important ideals such as taking care of the sick elderly (we visit Stein Residence at least two times a year and donated over 100 books to St. Peter’s Hospital), giving to the poor (we use a large portion of our earnings to donate food to the Highland Park Food Pantry), taking care of our environment (cleaning up trails, picking up garbage, and planting flowers), and taking care of themselves. Please support us by buying Girl Scout cookies!

732-247-0828 // Steve Springer

Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County

JFS is commited to helping individuals and families realize a fufilling life experience at home, in the workplace, and in the community by providing effective social services, counseling, and advocacy through innovative programs including Kosher Meals On Wheels, eldercare, family counseling, adoption assistance, immigration and refugee assistance, vocational training, and computer classes.

732-777-1940 // jfsmiddlesex.org // 732-247-0766 // Rachelle Stern

Jewish Highland Park/Edison Radio

1640 AM WJPR and 1640WJPR.COM with Gordon-in-the-Morning 6-10 AM weekdays.

732-763-0828 // Al@1640WPJR.com  // Al Gordon

Keylim Mikvah

The OT Keylim Mikvah is open Sunday mornings from 9 AM-12 noon. Please make sure to leave the area clean and neat before leaving the Mikvah.

Mazal Shidduch Group

Please email Sharon to request a form and to find out the date and location of our next meeting.

shcl18@aol.com

Raritan Valley Torah Tape Library

The Raritan Valley Torah Tape Library is located downstairs in OT. Hours are Monday-Thursday 7 PM-9 PM and Sunday 10 AM-12 noon. All borrowers wil require cards. If you wish to apply for a card please go to the website and request a card.

rvttl.compugene.com // 732-501-5455 // Larry Greenspan

Ride Hotline

If you’re looking for a ride to or from anywhere in the USA, you can contact us and we will try to put you in touch with someone already traveling to/from this location. Are you going out of town? Do you have extra space in your car? When you or a guest are coming or going out of town and are able to take a person or package, please do a chesed and call. If possible, please give ample notice.

732-819-RIDE

Tomche Shabbos

As we are all acutely aware, the current economic crisis has affected everyone in one form or another. Unfortunately, there are those in our community who have been severely affected and are in dire financial straits. A committee has been assembled to address these issues. The goal is to provide food for Shabbos for these families. An email address has been set up to allow people to anonymously provide us with an address where needed for can be delivered. ALL INFORMATION WE KEEP IN THE STRICTEST CONFIDENCE. This is undertaking, as with any, requires time, dedication, and financial support. Contributions will be accepted with the utmost gratitude.

infor@tomcheshabbosmc.org

 

RJJ (men): 732-985-6533

Bikur Cholim: 732-572-7181

Chaveirim: 732-844-3577

Chevra Kadisha: 732-572-2981

Eruv Hotline (Fri. PM): 732-247-3788

Tehillim Hotline: 732-247-3788