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Expressing Empathy After Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka

Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey expresses empathy and solidarity following the hate-filled attacks across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. We share the sentiment of the following statement, issued by Jewish Federations of North America:

We were overwhelmed to learn about the horri…

Israel’s Flag is On a Roller Coaster Ride

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During Passover, Israeli flags begin to pop up on the streets of Israel, starting a three-week roller coaster ride for Israel’s national symbol. Climbing high to celebrate Chag Ha’Cherut, the Festival of Freedom, one of the four names of Passover, to a steep drop on Yom HaShoah, Holocaus…

Going Home

On February 18, Dana and I, the two shinshiniot, flew home to Israel for a winter break. The entire process in the weeks leading up to the flight was very exciting but also full of apprehension. On the one hand, I waited for this moment so long; to see all my friends and family again, to ent…

Teens in Heart of NJ Participate in J-SERVE

Jewish teens and tweens from Monmouth and Middlesex counties came together for the global teen service initiative, J-SERVE, on April 7. The goal of the Jewish Federation event, hosted at the Middlesex County Fire Academy, was to make a difference through hands-on projects fulfilling the Jewi…

Fresh Ink for Teens Writing Contest 2019 - Enter Today!

Know A Student Who Likes To Write? Our partners at Fresh Ink, the online magazine sponsored by The New York Jewish Week, is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Norman E. Alexander Award For Excellence in Jewish Student Writing - and now is your chance to submit!

Interested high sch…