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L' Shanah Tovah: Torah Links Begins New Year in East Brunswick

September 17, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Presenting an opportunity to "live Jewishly" and to embrace tradition with an eye toward the future, Torah Links, a Jewish education center and social hub, opened last week in East Brunswick.  Nearly 800 attendees visited the revitalized building which includes classrooms, a social room, offices, and mikvah cleansing facilities.  The new rabbis were there, ...

Somerville Church Hosts Community Dialogue on Mental Health Stigmas

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Central Jersey Community Coalition, African American Community Mental Health Outreach and the North Plainfield Stigma Free Zone Campaign are partnering to sponsor a community dialogue on how the stigma so often associated with having a mental health diagnosis reveals itself within different cultures.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “A ...

Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide as a commemoration of Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, as commanded by Allah. It is reported in Quran: “When his son was old enough to work with him, he said, "My son, I have had a dream that I must sacrifice you. What do you think of this?" He replied, "Father, fulfill whatever you ...

Residents Stand Against Racism and Hate at Piscataway Park

Editor's note: This article was written by Staci Berger, one of the event's organizers, not by a TAPinto staffer.

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Nearly 100 area residents and visitors came together to stand against bigotry and prejudice at a vigil held at Perrine Park on Rivercrest Drive in Piscataway Monday night. The “Vigil against Racism and Hate” event was one of many organized ...

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Author Sabeeha Rehman Visits East Brunswick Public Library

September 10, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) hosts a special author visit with Sabeeha Rehman on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 pm.

Rehman is the author of the 2016 memoir “Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman’s Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim.” The book shares her reflections on what it is like to be Muslim in ...