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Thank you to all those who have contributed so generously to our Kol Nidrei appeal. It is through the support of people like you that we are able to continue and improve upon our wonderful work.

 We personally thank you
Those who would have not yet had the opportunity to contribute and would like to do so before Yom Kippur can still contribute through the shul's website     using the donate tab.

Total as of Oct. 10, 2019 = $38,473   
laugh  We, Baruch HaShem, exceeded the goal $35,000Yasher Koach to all!   laugh


Congregation Ohav Emeth is located in the geographic center of the Highland Park / Edison observant community in New Jersey. Our membership spans the range of halacha-committed Jews, with an attitude of achdut (unity) and religious tolerance. We share a love for Medinat Yisrael and a serious commitment to Torah study for every age and gender and at every level. We have a multitude of ongoing educational and social programs as well as frequent special events.

Please explore our web site to learn more about our active synagogue and dynamic community.

See our renovation page for pictures and information!

Dedication Opportunity

There are a number of benches in the Main Shul in both the men’s and women’s sections that have not yet been dedicated and are available at a dedication amount of $1800 per bench. Installment payments are acceptable. If you have not as yet contributed to the renovations and/or have a simcha or other occasion to memorialize please consider this opportunity. Each bench will be recognized with a “Dedicated by .....” plaque on the end of the bench, and with a more detailed plaque with dedication wording of your choosing in the hallway on the beautiful new main dedication board currently under production. For more details or for other dedication opportunities,
please contact Norman Heyden at or Michael Garber at


                  *YOUTH SUKKAH HOP*

Second Day of Sukkot, 3:45 to 5:45 PM Drop-Off and Pick-Up at Greene Reisdence. All divisions invited! Lots of Fun! Children in 1st grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Chag Succot 5780


Finding your “everything” in the Sukkah
״אם אני כאן הכל כאן ״

Shabbat Chol Hamoed, Oct. 19th 4:30 PM

Hosts: Norman and Sharon Heyden 159 North 8th Avenue, HP

Refreshments will be served.

Mazel Tovs!      Condolences    

Community Events,   This Week and Coming Up Soon

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A message from the Safety & Security Committee



Ohav Emeth has an annual tradition of collecting Building Fund Pushkah money on the first night of Selichot.

This year, the first night of Selichot will be on Saturday evening (early Sunday morning) September 22nd. Please bring your full or nearly full Building Fund Pushkahs to Selichot services and receive a new one in return. If you cannot make it to shul at this time, please give your pushkah to Murray Katz or the shul office or call Murray at 732-985-7348 to make special arrangements.

Everyone is invited to participate in this mitzvah. Please pick up an empty pushkah at Selichot services or request one from Murray or the shul office.

If you do not have a pushka, please consider getting one.

All monies go towards the beautification and repair of the shul.



With lockers now available for the safe-keeping of your tallit, tefillin, siddur, etc, we would appreciate that nothing be left behind on the benches following davening.  We appreciate your assistance in helping to keep our shul neat and in order.  Lockers are just $100 per year.  Contact the OE Office for rental details.


Tribute Cards are available from OE for Mazel Tov, Refua Shleima, and Condolences.  Just $5.00 each. Contact Sue Kollmar to purchase. 

Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of Harvey Paretzky

The Paretzky family is proud to
announce the inauguration of the “Harvey Paretzky Memorial Scholarship Fund”, which will award merit-based scholarships for high school seniors who will study in Israel. Please help make this initiative a great success, l'ilui nishmas our beloved Rafael Yisrael Chaim ben Harav Mordechai Aryeh z"l. Checks should be made out and mailed to: Congregation Ohr Torah; 48 Edgemount Rd; Edison, NJ 08817, with a memo on the check for the “Harvey Pa- retzky Memorial Scholarship Fund”. For more information, email paretzkyscholar- or

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Wed, October 16 2019 17 Tishrei 5780