How Can I Follow the Eruvs' Status
We have multiple ways of letting get updates of the Eruv's status. These include (you can click on the following items to go directly to the directions):
Follow us on Twitter at @hp_eruv.
We will post the eruv status for both the New Brunswick and the Highland Park/Edison eruv as soon as we finish checking them.
If you follow us on Twitter, you can setup your smart phone to notify you when there's an update and what that update says. Get instantaneous notifications whether the eruv is up or down without going into any apps on your phone.
Just follow these detailed instructions to setup Twitter notifications.
Text Messages (SMS)
You can get text message alerts via Twitter. This allows you to get notifications of the Eruv's status on older non-smart phones or on Android and iPhones without having to use the Twitter app. Note that you do need a Twitter account, but once setup, you never have to use that account.
- Sign up for Twitter. You can do this from the Twitter webpage. Do not follow @hp_eruv on Twitter.
- Go into the settings and associate your Twitter account with your cell phone number. You will have to have your phone handy
- Go to your phone and send the text message follow hp_eruv to the phone number 40404 (Yes, it's only a five digit phone number)
Follow us on Facebook at @hperuv. We automatically post our Twitter feed to this Facebook group.
If you follow us on Facebook, you can setup your smart phone to instantly notify you when there's an update. However, unlike Twitter, you won't see the contents of that update. You will have to go into Facebook to see whether the eruv is up or down.
The News Page
Go to the HP Eruv news page, and we display the last ten items on our Twitter feed. Please take careful note of the dates of each tweet. We also display the two latest tweets above.
You can call 732-247-ERUV for a recording of the latest status of the Eruv.
We now have an official email list. Get email notifications about the eruv's status by signing up below. If you want to unsubscribe from this list, simply click on the unsubscribe link in the email you've received.
This email list uses Zapier to create a RSS feed that is read by MailChimp. MailChimp will send out an email on the hour, and Zapier only checks our official Twitter feed once every fifteen minutes. This means that emails may go out an hour and fifteen minutes after our official @hp_eruv Twitter user tweets the status of the eruv. Most of the time, we finish checking the eruv early enough -- even during the winter -- that you will still get the notification way before Shabbat starts.
However, there may be occasions where there are issues with the eruv that may need to be fixed right before Shabbat. In those situations, the eruv notification may not come until after you've shut down your computer and smartphone for Shabbat. We will let you know when these situations arise, and you should follow the news on our Twitter feed to make sure you get notified in time.