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Jay Weinstein, Rabbi
732.354.5912 (cell)
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Elliot Denenberg, Editor
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Todah Rabah!
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  1. 1. Weekly Newsletter Jay Weinstein, Rabbi 732.354.5912 (cell) 732.254.1860 x2 (office) Elliot Denenberg, Editor Aron Adams, President Yaakov Wasser, Inaugural Rabbi (1979-2009), Retired NEXT NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS Wednesday Nov 20th at NOON All submissions must be emailed to newsletter@yieb.org On those weeks when our Shul Secretary is away on vacation, the Newsletter will be emailed but not printed. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------YIEB Welcomes Rabbi Perry Tirschwell, the new Executive Director of the National Council of Young Israel, who is joining us this Shabbat! Rabbi Tirschwell will be speaking throughout Shabbat. Please see the attached flyer for more details. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------MAZAL TOV With gratitude to Hashem, Judy & Michael Goldrich are thrilled to announce the engagement of their daughter Eliana to Noah Kirschner of Hillcrest, NY. Mazal Tov to Eliana, her parents Judy & Michael, sister Gavriella and brother David and to Noah, his parents Randi & Benjie, sister Cara and Noah's grandparents, Leila Schreiber and Florry & Murray Kirschner. May Eliana & Noah build a Bait Ne'eman B'yisrael and have much happiness together. _________________________________________ KIDDUSH NOSH SPONSORS November 10 – 16, 2013 Birthday: Michele & Andy Bernstein: Haley Bernstein Ellen & Marc Gable: Marc Gable Ariela & Scott Grayman: Moshe Mordechai Friedner Ruth & Evan Katz: Marc Katz Felene Weinstein-Schwartz & Michael Schwartz: Michael Schwartz Anna & Igor Shersher: Igor Shersher Cheryl & Aaron Shmulewitz: Yossi Shmulewitz Judy & Steven Shoen: Tamar Shoen Sarita & Dan Sragow: Holly Sragow Ava Waisbord: Ilana Bohm Risa & David Waters: Ella Waters Risa & David Waters: Zak Waters Stacy & David Weissman: David Weissman Anniversary: Lisa & Andrew Gross: Lisa & Andrew Gross Claire & Art Kagel: Claire & Art Kagel Yahrtzeit: Marion & Michael Bernstein: James Adler Tema & Tony Winston: Ruth Winston-Fox Other Events of Note: Bonnie & Ira Birnbaum: Veteran's Day _________________________________________ Vol. XVIII, No. 21 Kislev 12 - 18, 5774 SHABBAT VAYISHLACH Candle Light ......................................... 4:23PM Friday Mincha....................................... 4:28PM Shkia .................................................... 4:41PM Special Oneg Shabbat with Rabbi Tirschwell at the home of Barbara and Marvin Goldman (9 Barkley Court) at 7 PM. Topic: How to Build a Community: Lessons from Boca Raton Shabbat Shacharit........................8:00, 9:00AM Latest Sh’ma ........................................ 9:13AM Drasha by Rabbi Tirschwell Shabbat Mincha ................................... 4:15PM Seudat Shlishit Lecture by Rabbi Tirschwell Shabbat Maariv .................................... 5:22PM Shabbat Ends....................................... 5:30PM Sun Shacharit...............................7:30, 8:30AM Mon/Thurs Shacharit ....................6:20, 8:00AM Tues/Wed/Fri Shacharit................6:30, 8:00AM Sun - Thurs Mincha/Maariv................... 4:20PM Sun Late Maariv.................................. 8:30PM Mon-Thurs Late Maariv ........................ 9:30PM Candle Lighting next week.................... 4:18PM Mikvah Hours – It is imperative that men not assemble or remain in the Mikvah area and/or the parking area nearby, 15 minutes prior to and until 15 minutes after the times designated below. Motzei Shb’t -1½ hrs after Shb’t ends - for 2 hrs Weekdays .................................. 9:00-11:00PM Friday & Yom Tov ........ by Appointment Only Mikvah 732.257.4121 Eruv status 732.254.1860 X5 SEUDAT SHLISHIT Ths guest speaker at Seudah Shlishit is Rabbi Tirschwell, "How to Inspire our Children and Grandchildren to be Engaged Jews" ________________________________________ DOR L-DOR The next Dor L-Dor program will take place Motzei Shabbat November 23rd at 6:35 PM. There will be pizza and prizes for everyone. Cost is $2 per child with a max of $5 per family which can be paid at the door. Please support this program by donating on line via the ShulCloud Network. After logging on to the ShulCloud Network, under the 'Member Area' drop down menu, please choose 'Member Donations', you can then select to donate toward Dor L-Dor. Once a donation has been made, an e-mail notification is sent to Ari Kevelson. Please donate so that this years program can be as enjoyable as possible for all the children that attend. Please contact Ari Kevelson if you are interested in being one of the many guest story tellers. Thank you to the Taub family for their generous donation. November 15 - 21 2013 RABBI’S CORNER Shabbat, Parshat Vayishlach Dear Young Israel Families, I hope you have all seen the information about the two exciting Scholar in Residences we have joining us over the next few weeks. This Shabbat, we are hosting Rabbi Perry Tirschwell, the new Executive Director of the National Council of Young Israel. On Shabbat, Parshat Vayigash, we will be hosting Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, the Executive Vice President Emeritus of the OU on December 6th. Besides being Torah Scholars who will iy’h teach and inspire us, both Rabbi Tirschwell and Rabbi Weinreb are heads of major organizations in the Modern Orthodox community (The National Council of Young Israel and the Orthodox Union). Therefore, it’s also an opportunity for our community to showcase itself and get its “name out there.” In addition to making an effort to hear both speakers throughout their visit, please make an extra effort to join us this Friday night for a Community Oneg & discussion with Rabbi Tirschwell at 7 PM at the home of Barbara & Marvin Goldman (9 Barkley Court) at 7 PM. The topic will be: How to Build a Community: Lessons from Boca Raton. Additionally, please join Rabbi Weinreb for a community dinner @YIEB on Friday night, December 6th as Rabbi Weinreb gives a lecture on “How Big is the Big Tent of Orthodox Community” Reservations and payment can be made online at www.yieb.org and select the Donate/Make a Payment link, and fill out the SIR Dec 6th section. ($15/adult, $10/children, $50/family max). Best wishes for a Shabbat Shalom, Rabbi Jay Weinstein ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ YIEB STORK CLUB welcomes new co-chairs Karen Glantz and Marcie Landskroner! Karen and Marcie welcome volunteers who are willing to provide meals for families with new babies. Special thanks to Tamar Green and Debra Gulko for co-chairing the Stork Club for its first ten years. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- TEEN MINYAN KIDDUSH The Shul is seeking volunteers to coordinate weekly Kiddushim for the Teen Minyan. Our many thanks to Harry Newmark and Alvan Small for handling this responsibility last year. Please contact Melissa Rosen, Mairov Shron or Charlie Rothenberg. In the meantime, if you can help sponsor a Kiddush, please call Charlie. _________________________________________ YIEB BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Wednesday December 18th at 8 PM ___________________________________ MINYAN HELP NEEDED During the winter months, when Mincha/Maariv begins early, we need your help to keep our Minyan strong, especially when we might have an additional Minyan for someone sitting Shiva: _________________________________________
  2. 2. SAVE THESE DATES RABBI DR. TZVI HERSH WEINREB Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb will be joining us on Shabbat, Parshat Vayigash, December 6th7th. Please see flyer for more details. Friday Night Dinner, reservations required ($15 adult/$10 Child/$50 family max)- please sign up ASAP at www.yieb.org, Donate/Make a Payment link. ******** YIEB ANNUAL DINNER Sunday December 15th at 5:30 PM (Please see attached flyer for more details) Celebrating 20 years in our building Three Neshei Chayil will be honored: Judy Silber Elaine Heumann-Ruth Amkraut Gemilat Chesed Award Allison Schechter Hakarat Tov Award Rebbetzin Sharon Weinstein Women's Young Leadership Award Please join us on Sunday December 15th 5:30 PM to honor these three special women. Ilean Safren & Ellen Gable Dinner Chairs Lou Safren Fundraising V.P. ******** Fifth Annual YIEB TRIVIA BOWL Saturday December 21st Details to Follow _________________________________________ CHINUCH/ADULT EDUCATION Shiva Call Guidelines are available at www.yieb.org, Member Area dropdown menu. New Monday Night Learning Series with Rabbi Weinstein: 2 Part Series: Get Prepared for Chanukah! November 18th & 25th, 8:309:30 PM. YIEB & Highland Park Community Kollel. Gemara Class with Rabbi Nussbaum, Tuesdays at 8:30 PM, with the topic Prohibitions of Shabbat. New Women's Wednesday Class with Rabbi Weinstein, 9:45-10:45 AM, "The Thought and Theology of Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik" Continues on Wednesday, November 20th (No Class on the 27th). In Depth Talmud Class Given by Yaakov Weinstein, Thursday 8:30PM In this week’s class we will discuss, “Describing Matzah: Hebrew or Aramaic?” Thanksgiving Day Class – Thursday Nov. 28th 930AM, 296 Dunhams Corner Road Hanukkah – God’s Great Western Marketing Campaign In 1879 a group of young Jews from Philadelphia and New York joined together and dedicated themselves to bring Jews back to Judaism. They would fight against ignorance, assimilation, and intermarriage by giving lectures and teaching children. Most importantly, they would transform Hanukkah from a forgotten holiday into an instrument of Jewish revival. Thus, began one of the greatest marketing successes ever seen in the Western World. In this class we will discuss Hanukkah throughout the ages and discuss how different Jews in different historical circumstances utilized Hanukkah to bring joy and light to their world. For sources email yaakovweinstein@juno.com ---------------------------------------------------------- DAF YOMI: From Rabbi Weinstein Join Daf Yomi at YIEB with Rabbi Weinstein: • Monday through Friday after 1st Minyan (approximately 7:10-7:45 AM) Sunday morning after 1st Minyan (approximately 8:10-8:45 AM) • Shabbat morning following 1st Minyan (rotation of presenters). _________________________________________ DAF YOMI B’IYUN Join Rabbi Shlomo Landau on Tuesday nights at 8:45 PM, followed by Maariv at 9:30 PM, to explore in depth, a topic from the week’s Daf Yomi. Can’t make it in person? Do Daf Yomi online! http://ouradio.org/daf http://www.dafyomi.org/ SISTERHOOD NEWS To all those who know that the early bird catches the worm & the 1st in has their choice of the newest & most interesting finds - you were wise to come out Sat. eve to make your Chanukah purchases at the shul gift boutique. Thank you Brina Herskovits & Leah Weinberger for setting up the entire display of merchandise. Thank you Josh Brody, Bernie Weinberger, David Falk & Eric Landskroner for setting up tables, & lifting heavy boxes from the basement to the lobby & back again at the end of the eve. We couldn't have done it without our men. CHANUKAH is around the corner. Call Kathy, Brina or Leah if you need oils, candles or a unique gift - children through adults - we have it & it's convenient! Sisterhood is excited to offer, in conjunction with all of your Simcha needs, the rental of silk flowers. For $36 you can have beautiful flower arrangements for the Bima. Please contact Barbara Goldman at 732.599.6390 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CANDY BAGS Candy bags for your special Simcha must be ordered from the YIEB Sisterhood. Please call Shelley Goldman 908.421.1103 further ______________________________________ FLOWER FUND Help enhance everyone’s holidays by beautifying the Shul with stunning flower arrangements on the Bima. Flowers are purchased through the Sisterhood Flower Fund. Please send your $18 check, payable to YIEB Sisterhood, to Elaine Machtiger at 3 Boston Post Road ASAP. Thank you. _________________________________________ YAHRTZEITS Kislev 12, 5774 Karen Glantz for her father, Mechel ben Asher (Melvin Persily) on 11/15/2013 Kislev 12, 5774 Michael Gardner for his Grandfather, Moshe ben Dovid (Murray Gardner) on 11/15/2013 Kislev 13, 5774 Marion Bernstein for her Father, Yitzchak ben Shmuel (James Adler) on 11/16/2013 Kislev 13, 5774 Anthony Winston for his Mother, Rut Bat Harav Shlomo (Ruth Winston) on 11/16/2013 Kislev 14, 5774 Martha Klein Grossman for her Father, Dovid Aryeh Ben Mordechai (David Klein) on 11/17/2013 Kislev 14, 5774 Steven Albertson for his Mother, Chaya Bat Mechael (Helene Albertson) on 11/17/2013 Kislev 15, 5774 Larry Haber for his Grandfather, DAVID BEN YITZCHAK HACOHEN (Daniel Lambert) on 11/18/2013 Kislev 17, 5774 Barbara Elem for her Father, Yishaya Moshe Ben Yaakov Hakohen (Murray Janison) on 11/20/2013 Kislev 18, 5774 Irv Schaulewicz for his Mother, Bayla Bat Yitzchak (Bella Schaulewicz) on 11/21/2013 _________________________________________ YAHRTZEIT PLAQUES The price of a Yahrtzeit plaque is $360. If you are interested in purchasing a Yahrtzeit plaque, please contact Lori Small at plaques@yieb.org _____________________________________ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Interested in doing a great Chesed for our Shul? Then join the Kiddush Nosh Team! About every 6 to 8 weeks (or depending on your availability) we would need your help with setting up Kiddush Nosh on Shabbat - it's that easy! To sign up, please contact Kim German at 732.387.8646 or kimger@gmail.com. _________________________________________ KIDDUSH NOSH We are looking to supplement our Kiddush Nosh with healthy alternatives for our children. We are looking for volunteers to purchase fruits and vegetables before Shabbat and to cut up fruits and vegetables on Shabbat morning. If you are interested please email Simi Fogel at susansemel@gmail.com __________________________________________
  3. 3. SHARSHERET THANKSGIVING BAKE SALE Todah Rabah! Thank you to the Waters family for the sponsorship of a Kiddie Kiddush in honor of the upcoming birthdays of Zak & Ella. Family Bingo Nite THIS Motzei Shabbat, November 16th is our annual Family Bingo Nite! Food, fun, games and prizes for all! Past participants include young families, high school students hanging with their friends, adults on a date night and women enjoying a ladies night with friends! This event is really for the young and the young at heart. Play all night on your boards! $3 each. 2 for $5. Family Max $18 (1pp). Dairy dinner and snacks available for purchase. All proceeds benefit YIEB Youth. See you there! Two Fun & Meaningful Chesed Opportunities All are welcome to meet at Sunrise Assisted Living on Sunday, November 24th at 10 a.m. to celebrate Chanukah with the residents. Crafts, song and Sufganiyot! The residents love this annual event. Please RSVP. youthdirector@yieb.org. 190 Summerhill Rd. Cook Thanksgiving dinner for our Police officers who are working the holiday to protect us. M&Ms (grades 6-8) will cook dinner on Sunday, November 24th at 3 p.m., at the home of the Tajfels. RSVP REQUIRED (only a few spots left). youthdirector@yieb.org. All are welcome to help deliver the dinner on Thanksgiving morning at 11 a.m. Meet outside the Police Station. B’nei Akiva Returns B’nei Akiva returns this Shabbat, November 22-23. High School Friday night oneg. 7-8:30 pm @ the home of Shoshie Schwartz. Shabbat afternoon SNIF for grades 2 & 3 and 4:30 p.m. (please note: special time) Dor l’Dor Dor l’Dor parent child learning returns on motzei Shabbat, November 23rd at 6:30 p.m. Parent Meetings YIEB Youth is hosting a series of parent meetings to gather feedback and take our youth program to the next level. The last meeting is Tuesday evening, November 19th at 9:15 p.m., for parents of M&Ms (6th – 8th graders). Chailight: Chesed Please contribute new toys and other gifts to our Chanukah toy drive in coordination with Ohel. Sisterhood and YIEB Youth are co-sponsors. Please try to donate this week! There is a bin in the lobby. SAVE THE DATE: YIEB CHANUKAH CHAGIGA! Tuesday, December 3rd. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner, dreidel and donuts! Plus a Chanukah carnival. All ages welcome. Any Questions? If you have any questions or need more information about any of our program, please contact Melissa at youthdirector@yieb.org or 732.991.6110. Buy delicious, homemade kosher pies and breads for Thanksgiving and support a great cause at the same time! Announcing the Fifthannual “Pies For Prevention" Thanksgiving Bake Sale to support Sharsheret (Hebrew for “chain”), a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer, both of which have affected our community. Place your orders and any additional donations online at www.sharsheret.org/pies-forprevention/eastbrunswick no later than November 22nd. Baked goods are prepared with certified kosher ingredients in volunteer bakers’ kosher home kitchens. For more information, please contact Suri Moskowitz 732.261.4261 Susan_moskowitz1@yahoo.com or Linda Gardner 732.991.4806lmjjg@aol.com. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We’re seeking a volunteer to take over as Newsletter Editor. Please contact Elliot Denenberg at newsletter@yieb.org to discuss required work effort and skill set. .________________________________________ LADIES TEHILLIM GROUP BIKUR CHOLIM/SHIVA DIVISION Thank you to the many members of the community for their ongoing support and assistance to families during Shiva. Suggested donations of $10 to aid a particular family during the week of Shiva may be sent to Julie Katz, 20 Rebel Run Drive (payable to Bikur Cholim-YIEB.) Please indicate the family name in the memo section of your check). Recipient families will be informed of your donation. For further information on how you can help and support a particular family or for general Bikur Cholim information, please contact Julie Katz, Karen Stern, Miriam Rosenblum or Suri Moskowitz. Thank you for your continued support. _____________________________________ LADIES SHIDDUCH TEHILLIM GROUP Only 15 minutes each week at your leisure. Join the many women in the community saying Tehillim to help the ones we care about find their Bashert. To be part of this Mitzvah team or to submit a name to the Shidduch List, contact Amy Zelka 732 613.8717 amy.zelka@gmail.com __________________________________________ DEDICATIONS Members of the Shul and others are invited to honor a friend or relative, celebrate a milestone event or memorialize a loved one by dedicating Chumashim or Siddurim. Chumashim - $50 Siddurim - $30 ______________________________________ SHUL PARKING LOT Please do not park nor stand in Fire Lanes. It is essential we allow for passage of emergency vehicles. ______________________________________ The Ladies Tehillim Group meets Monday nights at 7:45 PM in the Social Hall for reading Tehillim and reciting Refuahs. Please join us for this most important Mitzvah. The one hour is time well spent. Readings are in English or Hebrew. Many thanks to the following women who steadfastly partake in this Mitzvah; Ellen Gable, Barbara Goldman, Brina Herskovits, Hindy Kierman, Esther Kosoffsky, Sarah Naus, Florence Passner, Bea Rosenbaum, Rosalie Rothenberg, Sarita Sragow, Cheryl Svei, and Amy Zelka. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ HELPING HAND COMMITTEE Have you ever been locked out of your car; Had to pick up your sick child at school while your newborn was sleeping’ or needed to check on your parents who were home alone? Were you fortunate enough to get help? Would like to pay the favor forward? Family and friends aren't always around, and there are time when members in our community need a helping hand. We are forming a committee of volunteers who would be willing to help out when someone has an unexpected emergency situation. If you are interested in helping out, please contact either: Debbie Chustckie at chustckie@aol.com Bobbie Cumsky at cumsky@aol.com Brina Hershkovits at bhersko@ymail.com Thanking you, The Helping Hand Committee _________________________________________ SAFETY REMINDER When walking to and from Shul for Mincha and Maariv, please wear your reflective vests. ______________________________________
  4. 4. Please be vigilant and use the crosswalks. In particular, be careful not to cross Dunhams Corner Road directly in front of the Shul. _____________________________ CHAI LIFELINE A fund has been established at Chai Lifeline in memory our dear friend, beloved wife, mother and daughter and sister, Martha Davidovich. Contributions to this fund will pay for direct services needed by victims of ovarian and breast cancer and their families. To make a donation go to: www.chailifeline.org/martha If you have any questions please call, Brina Herskovits 732.930.4955. Thank you for your support ______________________________________ NOTICE TO KIDDUSH NOSH SPONSORS Please send any updates to your list of birthdays, anniversaries, Yahrzeits, and special events to kiddushnosh@yieb.org. Specify the date, type of event, and name of person or people being remembered. If possible, please list the Hebrew date for a Yahrtzeit. If you don’t know it, an English date is fine. Thank you for providing Kiddush Nosh for the Shul members. Your event will be observed during the Kiddush Nosh closest to the listed date and will be published in the Shul Newsletter. ______________________________________ YIEB MIKVAH The Stephanie Shatkin Mikvah of the Young Israel of East Brunswick is seeking volunteers to fill in as Shomrot on Friday nights, Yom Tov and when the regular Shomrot are unavailable. Please contact Sharon Weinstein at weinsteinshar@gmail.com or 732-354-5913 if you are interested. Volunteers will be trained by the Rabbi and Sharon in advance of becoming a Shomeret. __________________________________________ *********************************** Timely Community Announcements ********************* (YIEB does not endorse the Kashrut of any nonYIEB event or listing appearing in the Newsletter) ACTT Achieving Change Through Torah program, now in its 8th year, helps individuals succeed in making meaningful and lasting changes in their lives. The source book for the entire year is: Step by Step compiled by Rabbi Dovid Weinberger. See the ACTT web-site, www.actt613.org , for the current Learning Schedule (Modules page) and for all the event audio presentations. For more info, e-mail info@actt613.org or call Phil Rosen 732.572.8762. _________________________________________ OIL CHANGES ON CHANUKAH – SUPPORT CNJKIDS! Change your oil for Chanukah - and provide the light of Torah to Jewish parents and children by helping mitigate future tuition increases at local Jewish day schools partnering with CNJKIDS. Starting Wednesday, November 27th, Chanukah Eve, and for the following 8 days, get your oil changed at Salit Auto Sales, at 1855 Woodbridge Avenue in Edison, New Jersey, and a percentage of the fee you pay will be donated to CNJKIDS. ----------------------------------------------------------KIDNEY NEEDED: My close friend, Jewish Male (52) father of 2, is in desperate need of a kidney (Type O blood). Please respond via the Renewal Organization at R652@renewal.org. And please have Tzvi ben Frimmet in your Tefilos for a Refuah Shleimah. Thank you, Dr. Alan Singer -------------------------------------------------------------------CNJKIDS Ready to Accept Gifts of Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds The transfer of appreciated assets allows donors to support Central New Jersey Kehilot Investing in Day Schools, Inc. (CNJKIDS) while reducing exposure to capital gains taxes. Donors are also able to claim immediate income tax deductions for these gifts. For more information on giving gifts of stocks, bonds and mutual funds to CNJKIDS, please contact CNJKIDS’ Treasurer Jon Caplan at 732.249.8600. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------Collecting Sheitels: KEREN KOL KALLAH established to provide orphan and destitute Kallahs in Israel with essential needs. Donated custom Sheitels, some brand-new, some gently worn, are sold to women in Israel who would not otherwise have the funds to buy a quality wig. All the money raised at the sale goes towards a Hachnasas Kallah fund which helps needy brides in Eretz Yisrael. Sheitels can be dropped off by Aviva, 16 Edgemount Road, Edison. For more info, please contact Aviva Siegel 732.572.4408 siegelmom@optonline.net _________________________________________ RPRY PTA is partnering with ShoeBox Recycling, a for-profit recycler of shoes. We are collecting used, but still wearable pairs of men’s, women’s and kid’s shoes. The PTA earns some money as we recycle as many pairs of shoes as possible. Please drop off your used shoes at RPRY, placing them into the ShoeBox Recycling box that is located in the school lobby next to the office. Thank you and wishing you and your families a Happy and Healthy Sweet New Year. Ariella Schachter RPRY PTA President RPRY MISHMAR. Mishmar learning program is held at RPRY every Motzei Shabbat at 7 PM. Please bring your own Seforim. Cost is still only 3.00 which includes, pizza, donuts, prizes and raffles ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Jewish Family & Vocational Service (JFVS) has several announcements to share with your members: 1. All are invited to the JFVS “Supper & Show” to help support Holocaust Survivor Services – Saturday, December 14th at 8PM, JFK Hospital Conference Center, 70 James Street, Edison, NJ 08818. Cost is $50 per person and includes Supper catered by Jerusalem Pizza and a fabulous show by John Pizzi; comedian, ventriloquist, magician (David Letterman/America’s Got Talent fame). Drawings will be held to win a 7-Day Celebrity Cruise for 2 and for an Apple iPad. To register and purchase raffle tickets, please see attached invite and response card or visit www.jfvs.org 2. JFVS Kosher Food Pantries are in dire need of the following non-perishables: soup, vegetables, crackers and rice cakes, rice, pasta sauce, juice, coffee, dessert items. Food can be brought to either pantry: 32 Ford Ave, 2nd Fl, Milltown or 52 Concordia Shopping Center, Monroe Township. Please call before bringing food over so we can arrange to have someone assist with the cart. 3. JFVS is pleased to announce the following FREE programs brought to you by our collaborator The Oscar & Ella Wilf Campus For Senior Living. All programs will be held at the JFVS office 52 Concordia Shopping Center in Monroe Township. See attached flyers for more info. All programs require advanced registration – call The Oscar & Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living: 609-480-4374. • Tuesday, Nov 19th, 6-8PM – “When is it time to stop driving? & How to discuss it with your elderly parent” – light dinner served. • Wednesday, Dec 4, 1-2PM – “Know the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s disease: early detection matters” – light lunch provided. -------------------------------------------------------------------CHAI LIFELINE TOY DRIVE Chai Lifeline is having its annual toy drive, in time for Chanukah. Please drop off toys at RPRY and Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion from 10/23 – 11/20/. All toys must be NEW. Please DO NOT WRAP GIFTS. Toys are needed for children of all ages, from newborn to teenagers. Age appropriate gifts for children ages 13 and up are especially needed. Donations gladly welcome. Make checks payable to Chai Lifeline and in memo indicate “toy fund”. Send checks to Chai Lifeline, 106 Clifton Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701, attention Rochel Medlowitz. For more information, please call Bobbi at 732.819.7842. _________________________________________ SHUL DECORUM REMINDER At YIEB we encourage talking to everyone: HASHEM during Davening. FRIENDS during Kiddush. ________________________________________
  5. 5. My AIPAC Story On November third to fifth, I attended the AIPAC Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit. I walked away from the summit with clarification on the American Israeli alliance and the issues Israel faces on a day-to-day basis. Opening my eyes, and soaking up my surroundings brought me to meaningful answers and significant realizations. I'll admit, when I arrived at the high school summit I was overwhelmed and nervous. Of the four hundred plus people, I only knew ten. Not even twenty minutes into the first session, my worries faded. I learned that these people are not strangers; they share common goals, interests, and likes with me. We were all of one mind; we were all there to support Israel. This brought us together not just as friends but also as family. This parallels the strong American Israeli alliance. America and Israel share common goals and interests, just like I did with the students on the Summit. Because of this, a productive, thriving relationship is maintained. During the first session, we were all asked to write down one question we would like to have answered on the Summit. After pondering for a minute, I wrote down, “How can I help?”. When called upon to share my question, I became aware that my question was vague so I expanded upon it; I said “The question I want to have answered on the Summit is ‘How can I Help?’. As a young individual, how can I make a difference?” The conductor of the first session told me that my query will be answered over the course of the High School Summit, and indeed it was. On my second day there, a session was held that taught me exactly what I needed to know. I learned that lobbying, campus leadership statements, and spreading the word, are vast ways to make a difference. On November fifth, the last day, I got a chance to lobby Congressman Frelinghuysen’s Senior Policy Advisor and advocate for the support of Israel. At the final lunch, before departing, a student spoke and said something that I truly related to. He expressed that before high school, he thought the next four years would just be another four years of same old schooling. He didn't realize the opportunities he would have in high school, like AIPAC. One should take advantage of these rare opportunities and get the most out of these experiences as possible. I completely agree with his statement. I had always thought high school would be another few years of uneventful schooling, but I was proven wrong. These past few years in high school, I have been given more opportunities than I ever would have imagined. After this young man spoke, Jonathan Kessler, AIPAC’s Leadership Development Director, quoted Mark Twain saying: “Don't let schooling interfere with your education.” a quote I now take to heart. The AIPAC High school summit was an amazing experience. I urge anyone who is able to attend the AIPAC policy conference do so, and for high school students to attend the High School Summit as I did. Israel needs our constant support and I will continue to show it in any way I can! By: Daniela Berk
  6. 6. JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER MIDDLESEX COUNTY Presents SUPER SUNDAY HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE A Day with Heart Sunday, November 24, 2013 Douglass College Center 100 George Street, New Brunswick Create Connections – Strengthen Our Community Super Sunday Phonathon 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Volunteers are needed to make calls to raise critical funds Sign up at 732-588-1800 Shift I 8:30 a.m. -11 a.m.  Shift II 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Holiday Gift Fair Noon - 5 p.m.  Visit Dozens of Artisans & Vendors  Celebrate Chanukah at Our Children’s Program  Donate & Assemble Breakfast Bags Learn About Jewish Middlesex Programs & Volunteer Opportunities EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Call 732-588-1800 or check us out on JewishMiddlesexNJ
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  9. 9. This March, I plan to run in the Jerusalem Half Marathon to support an organization called SHALVA. SHALVA is a very special organization in Israel which takes initiative to help children with physical and mental disabilities, so they and their family can live a more normal life. It would really mean a lot to me if you can help me reach my goal in order to help those families in Israel by visiting my webpage at http://www.run4shalva.org/view_profile.php?id= 876 Thank you so much for your generosity and support! Miriam Weintraub