Close to 400 people gathered in Etra Lake Park in East Windsor on May 22 for a Lag Ba’Omer Family Fun Day, featuring live music, carnival games, a giant slide, an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, and a barbecue. The event was cosponsored by Shalom Heritage Center, Congregation Toras Emes, and Shalom Torah Academy of East Windsor.
“This is such a popular event every year, but to mark our 10th year, we had to make it bigger and better,” said SHC director Rabbi Yisroel Nadoff.
Mark Harris and his team from Liberty Martial Arts gave karate demonstrations and musician Abraham Danziger of Lakewood performed, followed by an upsherin (a traditional first haircut for three-year-old Jewish boys) for Chaim Mordechai Klugman, the grandson of Congregation Toras Emes’ Rabbi Aaron Gruman.
A father-son baseball game was sponsored by GenTech Systems Management of Trenton and A Reason to Smile Dentistry of East Windsor. The game was the culmination of a year-long weekly Sunday morning Jewish community pick-up game in Twin Rivers, and ended with the sons trouncing the fathers, 12-5.
“We were honored to be one of the event sponsors and very happy to support such a wonderful organization as Shalom Heritage Center,” said Dom Gennello, owner of GenTech Systems Management. Other sponsors included Acme Party Rentals of Cranbury and Rick and Karen Kline of East Windsor.