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Call for Volunteers to Help the Elderly and Infirm We are in the process of organizing a community-wide shopping and delivery service for individuals who are not capable of shopping in stores during these times. Any healthy young men or women who have access to a car and are able to drive and shop, please contact Rabbi Kaufman at with your name and cell phone contact information to be forwarded to the Chesed Committee or contact your OE Chesed Rep,. Laini Weitz at

Worldwide Yom Tefillah
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Erev Rosh Chodesh Nissan
11:30 AM EDT; 5:30 PM Israel time

We call on our communities to join the entire Jewish People in focusing extra effort on prayer throughout the day on this Wednesday, Yom Kippur Katan.

Additionally, at 11:30 am EDT, all are asked to join - from their individual homes - in the recitation of Tehillim 20, 41, 120, 130, 142, 91, followed by Avinu Malkeinu.

אבינו מלכנו מנע מגיפה מנחלתך
In response to the global pandemic of COVID-19
we, G-d fearing and believing Jews, turn our hearts and prayers
to our Father in Heaven with pleas for a speedy end to this plague;
for complete recovery for all those who are ill;
for support and encouragement for all those who are suffering and lonely;
for comfort to those who are mourning;
and for inspiration and wisdom for our researchers to find a cure.
אבינו מלכנו קבל ברחמים וברצון את תפילתנו

Community Initiatives:

The current circumstances present a unique opportunity to perform acts of chessed with our fellow community members. The Vaad will be establishing two separate committees in order to provide support and assistance during this critical time.

1. Chessed – Many individuals in our community need assistance at this time with daily tasks, such as shopping for food and preparing for Pesach. Additionally, many are isolated due to their health condition. We are forming a chessed committee to identify and assist in these areas. If you are interesting in volunteering to be part of this, please contact Rabbi Gedaliah Jaffe at

2. Emergency Parnasa Initiative (EPI) – Undoubtably, the current situation will affect the income of members in our community. We are setting up a committee that will identify specific needs and allocate the necessary support and funds to individuals. When there was a community-wide appeal in 2009, members responded with extreme generosity, and we were able to help both the unemployed and the underemployed with dignity. We hope that the community will respond similarly during this time of crisis. If you are interested in participating on this important committee, please contact Rabbi Gedaliah Jaffe at

Giddy's Pizzeria is trying to help the staff at both, Robert Wood Hospital & St. Peter's Hospital.  We are accepting New (unused) N95 respirator masks to donate to the hospitals for thedoctors, nurses and the rest of the staff to use to help treat and serve all that need their help. If you bring in a new (unused) N95 respirator mask, you will receive 10% off your restaurant menu order.

Please help us help those who help you.

233 Route 18
East Brunswick,  NJ 

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Kinder Fund

The Kinder Fund in memory of Dina Eisner is having its annual campaign to raise needed funds to assist local chil- dren. Types of assistance include various therapies, tutoring and summer camp. Over 25 local families were sup- ported in the past year with funds

raised from the community. Donations can be mailed to:

Kinder Fund, 1789 Lincoln Highway, Box 110, Edison NJ 08817, dropped off at Janice Lustiger’s home or donate online: PayPal.Me/TheKinderFund.

Rides and Drivers for Shopping

I am starting a new community service to match people who need a ride to go shopping to people who are going to that store. If you need a ride to a store, call (732) 501-1409 and leave a message with your name, phone number, store where you need to go. I will send a message out asking if anyone is going to that store. The driver will contact you to make arrangements. This service is for people who can be independent in the store. Please realize that I will attempt to find a driver for you, but I am not guaranteeing that I will be able to do so. Drivers, please call or text (732) 501-1409 to be added to the list of drivers. You will get a message when a driver is requested. You will not be expected to make a special trip to the store, just to drive someone if you need to go for yourself. Susan Kollmar

APPEAL FOR TZEDAKAH from OE Tzedakah Fund.

The demand for tzedakah in our community and others remains as strong as ever. The Rabbi’s Tzedakah Fund is being depleted to meet these needs. Please be so kind as to contribute to this fund to enable those in need to continue to receive the help they require. Please make checks payable to Ohav Emeth and indicate “Tzedakah Fund” in the memo. Thank you for your generosity

Tzedakah & Chesed Opportunities


Seeking volunteers. Free EMT training. If you wish to join, call 732-993-8645 or email Currently seeking dispatchers. Interested? Want to learn more? Join us for an informational meeting on Motzi Shabbos Oct 20. Email for info. To donate to Hatzolah, call 732-993-8645/write checks to “Chevra Hatzolah of Middlesex County” mail to P.O. Box 778 Edison, NJ 08818.


  HP First Aid Squad


Highland Park Eruv
* Follow us on Twitter: @hp_eruv
* Contact David Weintraub with questions
* Email updates: sign up on website


In memory of Sondra

Donations in memory of Sondra Botvinick for medical equipment at Haddassah Hospital in Jerusalem.  Haddassah, PO Box 1100, New York, NY 10268. (“Sondra Botvinick Memorial Fund” in memo line)  Phone: 800-928-0685 (mention the Memorial Fund.)



Bikur Cholim Annual Event: Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 9:30am at Pines Manor.

Hospitality Room: at RWJ Univ. Hosp. Main floor opposite ICU
Mothers’ Helpers: Volunteers (girls, grade 10+) to help w/ 5yo special needs girl. 347-598-9448
Homebound Visits: Volunteers 11th grade+. 732-572-7181.
Nursing Home Visitation: Seeking volunteers to visit residents of the Regency Nursing Home, Somerset
*OWLS: Overnight childcare for laboring moms;
To receive or volunteer, call Rikki 732-249-5116

Delivering meals         KOSHER MEALS ON WHEELS

Kosher Meals on Wheels seeks a volunteer to deliver meals to the homebound in HP on Thurs AMs.  Pick-up in Metuchen, expected time is 2 hrs/week. Also looking for sub drivers – those who can be available on-call. Call Sara 732-777-1940.


We are organizing the learning of mishnayos for Phil Machlin, zt'l. His Hebrew name is Pinchas Aryeh ben Yosef Mordechai. Please use the link here to sign up: signup.php?id=6617 Anything that can be done to assist in this endeavor, whether by learning mishnayos or publicizing this mitzvah, is greatly appreciated. Please contact Albert Mitzner with any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

Sat, April 4 2020 10 Nisan 5780