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  • The ACTT (Achieving Change Through Torah) program helps individuals succeed in making meaningful and lasting changes in their lives. Module: Ahavas Chessed – Loving Kindness 5; Source book: “The Glittering World of Chessed” by Rabbi Paysach Krohn. For more info, call Phil Rosen (732) 572-8762 or email
  • Nov. 9:  The Annual Melave Malka Reception of Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem

    will be held November 9, 2019, 8:00 PM at Ohav Emeth. Hagaon Harav Reuven Feinstein, Shlita will address the Reception. The Guest of Honor is Mr. Joseph Friedman. For Reservations please call Shimon Jakubovic .732-246-103


    If you are a Mah Jongg player you won’t want to miss the 2nd MAH JONGG TOURNAMENT at the JCC of Middlesex County on Oak Tree Road in Edison on Sunday, December 8. Under the direction of Joanne of Four Seasons MJT play- ers will enjoy 6 rounds of play, continental breakfast, lunch catered by Deli King of Clark, snacks and coffee all day, cash prizes AM and PM, door prizes and a welcome gift. All players MUST be able to complete 4 games in 50 minutes. Questions? Call Diane Mael, Director of Adult Services at 732-494-3232 extension 3619.


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Statement regarding vaccination

In light of the measles outbreak affecting Jewish communities in New York and New Jersey, the board and Rabbi of Congregation Ohav Emeth would like to issue the following statement:


Measles is a highly contagious, life threatening disease. Measles is also preventable. According to the CDC, the recommended two doses of MMR vaccine is 97% effective against measles. Those who are immunocompromised or are too young to be vaccinated rely on herd immunity to be protected against this potentially deadly disease. It is our obligation to do everything we can to protect ourselves and safeguard our community against danger.


Congregation Ohav Emeth strongly urges all parents to vaccinate their children on the timetable recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC.


Adults born between 1957 and 1989 may not be immune to measles even if previously vaccinated. 
We encourage everyone in this age group to consult with their doctor regarding an immunity test (titer), or booster vaccine.

If your child is older than 6 months but less than 1 year old, we recommend that you consult with your pediatrician to see if your child should receive their first dose of the vaccine early.

The safety of our congregants is paramount. For this reason we request that individuals who do not have a registered medical exemption and have not been vaccinated against measles refrain from entering the building or participating in shul functions.

Please see the attached resource for a more information on the importance of vaccination.


For a statement on vaccinations from the OU and Rabbinical Council of America, please use the following link:

We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

A message from the Safety & Security Committee:

In order to maintain the highest degree of protection for occupants of a building, security agencies agree that there should be only one active point of entrance. Access to the building can then be more properly secured and more closely monitored. We have designated the side door of our building as that one active point. That single entrance is locked 24/7 by a mechanical lock which can be opened by anyone knowing the code. Please do not enter the building, especially on Shabbos or YomTov, by either the front door or through the doors facing the parking lot. For the safety of all, it is important to have one standard for all to follow. Please walk the few extra steps necessary to enter the building by the side entrance. Thank you

Security Update regarding Ahavas Achim Synagogue

Community News Updates

Please be aware of the following important message, received from my colleague Rabbi Yaakov Luban, Rabbi of Congregation Ohr Torah and Executive Rabbinic Coordinator of the Orthodox Union.

The message is as follows: 

"Please be advised that the sushi department in the Acme store on Ryders Lane in Milltown is no longer under OU certification. In addition, the Acme deli which was OU certified is now closed. 

Rabbi Yaakov Luban
Executive Rabbinic Cooordinator
Orthodox Union

There will be a tent set up Thursday for Akiva Schachter’s afruf on May 30th. Please keep parking lot empty that day.

PBA Scam Alert: 
The Borough of Highland Park has informed us that people have been receiving calls claiming to be soliciting for the Highland Park PBA. THIS IS A SCAM. Please do not donate to or share any personal info with the caller. If you have received one of these calls, please call the Highland Park Police.

Plastic Bag Ordinance:
Effective May 1, plastic shopping bags will not be provided by vendors throughout the borough. Please bring your own bags when shopping.
(Re-using plastic bags you already have is totally fine.) for more info

Thu, November 14 2019 16 Cheshvan 5780