Past Events

A Special Tribute to the 11 Victims in Pittsburgh

 Dr. Andy Boyarsky, chairman of the Daniel Pearl Education Center (DPEC) , eulogized each of the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh Tree of Life massacre at a Friday night Shabbat service open to the broader community. His address to the community is published below.     ...

After Pittsburgh: Standing Up to Hatred

We all know now that the massacre at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Congregation represents the largest mass killing in the Jewish community in US history. Our hearts are broken, as we pray for the deceased and their families and offer a Mi Shebeirach for the wounded,...

What a great night!

What a great night!

Special thanks to Cook Road Experiment for a dazzling debut as part of our 14th annual celebration of Daniel Pearl World Music Days. More than 200 people attended the DPEC-sponsored concert, which featured great singalong music from the ‘60s and ‘70s....

Local Rock Band ‘Cook Road Experiment’ to Perform

This year’s free community concert in celebration of Daniel Pearl World Music Days will have a distinctly local flavor. Cook Road Experiment, an East Brunswick-based rock band playing songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s, will perform on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 pm at Temple...

DPEC Annual Golf Classic Another Big Success

DPEC Annual Golf Classic Another Big Success

Nearly 100 golfers and mah jongg and canasta players participated in the fifth annual Daniel Pearl Education Center Golf Classic at Cranbury Golf Club, raising money to support the DPEC’s annual programming. “It was a great day for golf, mah jongg and canasta and...

Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Bob Hurley to Participate

Hall of Fame basketball coach Bob Hurley, who earned national notoriety – and 28 state championships – during his 40-year coaching career at St. Anthony’s in Jersey City, will be the next speaker in the Daniel Pearl Education Center Speaker Series on Sunday, Nov. 12,...

DPEC to host 4th annual Golf Classic on June 11

The Daniel Pearl Education Center (DPEC) is hosting its 4th annual Golf Classic on Sunday, June 11 at the Cranbury Golf Club in West Windsor. In addition to an 18-round golf tournament, the outing will include a dinner in the clubhouse and chances to win exciting golf...

Annual PS22 Chorus visit to East Brunswick

The nationally-renowned PS22 Chorus, a 5th-grade chorus from Staten Island, is coming back to East Brunswick for another amazing free concert in support of the Daniel Pearl Education Center (DPEC) on Thursday, June 1 at 7 p.m. The concert will be hosted by Temple...

The Passing of Dr. Paul B. Winkler 

It is with a great deal of sadness that we note the passing of a great friend of the Daniel Pearl Education Center. Dr. Paul Winkler, the long-time director of the New Jersey Holocaust Education Commission, died this week. Paul became very involved with the DPEC very...

Speaker Series to Feature Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom

Speaker Series to Feature Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom

The latest installment of the Daniel Pearl Education Center Speaker Series will feature a presentation by Sheryl Olitzky, the co-founder in 2010 of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 26, beginning at 7:30 pm at Temple B’nai...

DPEC to host NJ premier of Karski & The Lords of Humanity

The Daniel Pearl Education Center in East Brunswick will host the New Jersey premier of Karski & The Lords of Humanity, the acclaimed new film about the man who tried in vain to stop the Holocaust, on Sunday, March 6 at 11:30 a.m. at Temple B’nai Shalom. Tickets are...

Parris Island Marine Corps Jazz Combo Visits East Brunswick

The Parris Island Marine Corps Jazz Combo, which performs regularly across the US and recently was one of the headliners at the Savannah Jazz Festival, will visit East Brunswick on Wednesday, Oct. 28 for a free concert as part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days. The...

DPEC hosts teacher workshop

The Daniel Pearl Education Center (DPEC), a non-profit, charitable organization committed to the ideals of understanding and community, will host a free continuing education teachers’ workshop titled “Strategies for helping students cope in a complex world.” Open to...

PS22 Chorus to perform at DPEC concert in East Brunswick

 The nationally-renowned PS22 Chorus will be coming to East Brunswick on Thursday evening, May 28 for a special concert hosted by the Daniel Pearl Education Center (DPEC). The concert will be held at Temple B’nai Shalom, beginning at 7 pm. The PS22 Chorus is an...

Bridge to Brooklyn fundraiser for DPEC

If you rooted for the Duke while others cheered for Mickey and Willie, hung out at Big Daddy’s on Coney Island Avenue or at the Boardwalk for Tuesday night fireworks night, or had a hot pastrami on rye at Zei-Mar’s, Grabstein’s or Hy Tulip’s delicatessens, then the...

British Invasion Tribute performs for Daniel Pearl World Music Days

  The British Invasion Tribute, which played to a huge crowd as part of East Brunswick’s summer concert series at the Community Arts Center, will come back to town on Thursday, Oct. 23 for a free concert as part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days. The concert will be...

Horrific Acts of Violence

Our hearts go out to the families of James Foley and Steven Sotloff, the journalists who were murdered by Islamic State militants. It saddens and troubles us that, instead of embracing universal cries for cooperation and non-violent solutions to the region’s vexing...

Speaker Series

Noted Atlanta oral surgeon to recount dental school discrimination Dr. Perry Brickman to usher in first Daniel Pearl Education Center Speaker Series program The Daniel Pearl Education Center in East Brunswick will welcome noted Atlanta oral surgeon Dr. Perry Brickman...

Scholarships

Daniel Pearl scholarships to graduating seniors at East Brunswick High School -- from left, Vyom Sawhney (Class of 2014) and Jake Krantz (Class of 2013).          ...

Ilse Loeb – Bat Mitzvah

A bat mitzvah celebration honoring 83-year-old Ilse Loeb, a Holocaust survivor who, with the support of the DPEC, learned Hebrew and officiated at her bat mitzvah.

Daniel Pearl World Music Days

The British Invasion Tribute Returning to East Brunswick on Oct. 23 for free Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert The British Invasion Tribute, which played to a huge crowd as part of East Brunswick’s summer concert series at the Community Arts Center, will come back...

US Holocaust Memorial Museum

An annual trip to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum for Temple B’nai Shalom’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah class, the eighth grade class at East Brunswick’s St. Bartholomew’s parochial school, and other congregations and youth groups.

Noted Atlanta oral surgeon to recount dental school discrimination

  The Daniel Pearl Education Center in East Brunswick will welcome noted Atlanta oral surgeon Dr. Perry Brickman on Nov. 21 as the inaugural presenter in the new Daniel Pearl Education Center Speaker Series. The program will be held at the Daniel Pearl Education...

Local pianists to perform at Daniel Pearl World Music Days

Two well-known area pianists will offer classical, jazz and modern piano compositions as part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days celebration at Temple B'nai Shalom in East Brunswick on Thursday, Oct. 21. The 8 p.m. concert, which is free to the community, will...

US Advanced Showing of “A Mighty Heart”

From a small idea came a grand event. More than a year ago, a member of the Daniel Pearl Education Center committee at Temple B’nai Shalom (East Brunswick, NJ) learned that Paramount Vantage Films was in production – with the financial and moral support of Academy...

Brazilian jazz concert for Daniel Pearl World Music Days

Temple B’nai Shalom’s Daniel Pearl Education Center is celebrating the fourth annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days, a worldwide celebration of music honoring the slain Wall Street Journal reporter and musician, with a joyous, spirited Brazilian jazz concert on...

Klezmer concert for Daniel Pearl World Music Days

  For the Daniel Pearl Education Center at Temple B’nai Shalom in East Brunswick, the upcoming annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days, a worldwide celebration of music honoring the slain Wall Street Journal reporter and musician, is always a time of mixed emotions....