Jay Weinstein, Rabbi
732.254.1860 x2 (office)
Elliot Denenberg, Editor
Aron Adams, President
Yaakov Wasser, Inaugural Rabbi
NEXT NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS
Wednesday Nov 20th at NOON
All submissions must be emailed to
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
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
and to Noah,
Randi & Benjie,
sister Cara and
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
Michele & Andy Bernstein: Haley Bernstein
Ellen & Marc Gable: Marc Gable
Ariela & Scott Grayman: Moshe Mordechai
Ruth & Evan Katz: Marc Katz
Felene Weinstein-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
Lisa & Andrew Gross: Lisa & Andrew Gross
Claire & Art Kagel: Claire & Art Kagel
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
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
Motzei Shb’t -1½ hrs after Shb’t ends - for 2 hrs
Weekdays .................................. 9:00-11:00PM
Friday & Yom Tov ........ by Appointment Only
Eruv status 732.254.1860 X5
Ths guest speaker at Seudah Shlishit is Rabbi
Tirschwell, "How to Inspire our Children and
Grandchildren to be Engaged Jews"
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
Thank you to the Taub family for their generous
November 15 - 21 2013
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
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:
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
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:
Elaine Heumann-Ruth Amkraut Gemilat Chesed
Hakarat Tov Award
Rebbetzin Sharon Weinstein
Women's Young Leadership Award
Please join us on Sunday December 15th 5:30
to honor these three special women.
Ilean Safren & Ellen Gable
YIEB TRIVIA BOWL
Saturday December 21st
Details to Follow
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
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
For sources email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 for your
special Simcha must be
ordered from the YIEB
Sisterhood. Please call
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.
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)
Kislev 13, 5774 Marion Bernstein for her
Father, Yitzchak ben Shmuel (James Adler) on
Kislev 13, 5774 Anthony Winston for his
Mother, Rut Bat Harav Shlomo (Ruth Winston)
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)
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
The price of a Yahrtzeit plaque is $360. If you
are interested in
purchasing a Yahrtzeit
plaque, please contact
Lori Small at
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 email@example.com.
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
SHARSHERET THANKSGIVING BAKE SALE
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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 190
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).
email@example.com. 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 parent child learning returns on motzei
Shabbat, November 23rd at 6:30 p.m.
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).
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
If you have any questions or need more
information about any of our program, please
contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org or
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
or Linda Gardner email@example.com.
We’re seeking a
volunteer to take over as
Please contact Elliot
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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 email@example.com
Bobbie Cumsky at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brina Hershkovits at email@example.com
The Helping Hand Committee
When walking to and from Shul for Mincha
and Maariv, please wear your reflective vests.
Please be vigilant and use the
careful not to
directly in front
of the Shul.
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:
If you have any questions please call, Brina
Herskovits 732.930.4955. Thank you for
NOTICE TO KIDDUSH NOSH SPONSORS
Please send any updates to your list of
birthdays, anniversaries, Yahrzeits, and
special events to firstname.lastname@example.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
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
email@example.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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Phil Rosen
OIL CHANGES ON CHANUKAH – SUPPORT
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
----------------------------------------------------------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
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------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
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
Thank you and wishing you and your families a
Happy and Healthy Sweet New Year.
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
Jewish Family & Vocational Service (JFVS) has
several announcements to share with your
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
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.
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
SHUL DECORUM REMINDER
At YIEB we encourage
talking to everyone:
HASHEM during Davening.
FRIENDS during Kiddush.
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
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
JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER MIDDLESEX COUNTY
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
8:30 a.m. -11 a.m.
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
Ask Yourself These Questions:
Do you use electricity or natural gas for your home and/or business?
Would you like to discover a way to pay less for the supply portion of your electric or natural gas bill?
Would you like a company to help pay for the supply portion of your utility bill?
Would you like to find a competitive rate and have a donation given to a charity each month?
Would you like $50.00 for trying out a company’s service?*
If you answered YES to any of these questions, call David Falk & Joshua Fogel at 732.698.7406.
A portion of the proceeds, directly generated from this ad, supports the Young Israel of East Brunswick
*The $50 Welcome Bonus Promotion Is For New Customers Who Enroll From July 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013
Energy Supply Currently in the Following States:
CT, GA, IL, ME, MD, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA and RI
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
Thank you so much for your generosity and