Weekly Newsletter

Vol. XVIII, No. 23

Kislev 19 - 25, 5774

November 29 – December 5, 2013

Jay Weinstein, Rabbi

Todah Rabah!

Thank you to the Goldman family for the
sponsorship of a Teen Minyan Kiddush in honor of
Brian r...

Chanukah candles, oils and gifts for everyone
can be purchased by calling Kathy 257.2679,
Brina 390....
It's That Time Again...
TRIVIA BOWL v5.0 is coming!
Watch the video for details.

Click To Play

Ask Yourself These Questions:

Do you use electricity or natural gas for your home and/or business?
Would y...
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  1. 1. Weekly Newsletter Vol. XVIII, No. 23 Kislev 19 - 25, 5774 November 29 – December 5, 2013 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 Dec. 4th 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. _________________________________________ ENHANCED KIDDUSH NOSH SPONSORS Nov 17 - 30 On this 3rd day of Chanukah we (belatedly) give thanks to Hashem for the births of the 3 lights of our lives, our wonderful daughters Lilly, Gabi, and Bella. May they shine brightly and make the world a better place. Shabbat Shalom, Robyn & Chaim Schneider Birthday: Leslie & Aron Adams: Aron Adams Leslie & Aron Adams: Leslie Adams Marion & Michael Bernstein: Aliza Bernstein Hadar & Harris Bram: Aliza Bram Ariela & Scott Grayman: Riva Liebowitz Molly & Gary Kaplan: Gary Kaplan Elaine & Neal Machtiger: Terri Machtiger Suri & Steve Moskowitz: Steve Moskowitz Sarah & Joe Naus: Mark Naus Deborah & Eric Raab: Eric Raab Miriam & Howard Rosenblum: Adina Rosenblum Irene & Alex Shraga: Hayim Shraga Michele and Jay Wegodsky: Benjamin Wegodsky Iris & Jon Winninger: Freddy Winninger Tema & Tony Winston: Yair Winston Anniversary: Gay & Richard Fried: Gay & Richard Fried Sarah & Joe Naus: Laura & Richard Holland Cheryl & Aaron Shmulewitz: Yossi & Shira Shmulewitz Other Events of Note: Bonnie & Ira Birnbaum: Thanksgiving Day ______________________________________________ TEEN MINYAN KIDDUSH SPONSOR The Goldman Family in honor of Brian Laining this week. _________________________________________ SEUDAT SHLISHIT SPONSORS Leya & Moshe Strauss to commemorate the Shloshim of Leya's mother, Dr. Cynthia Abrams, Tzviah Freida bat Lieber Eliezer. The guest speaker will be Leya Strauss. _______________________________________ Rabbi Weinstein on the Radio! Rabbi Weinstein will be the guest on Al Gordon's radio show, "Jewish Highland Park/Edison Radio" on Friday morning, December 6th at 7:30 AM. Tune into 1640 AM or 1640WJPR.com. ___________________________________________ SHABBAT MIKETZ Chanukah III (Mevorchim Chodesh) Light Chanukah Candles III prior to ... 4:14PM Should burn at least until .................. 5:22PM Candle Light ......................................... 4:14PM Friday Mincha ....................................... 4:19PM Shkia .................................................... 4:32PM Shabbat/Chanukah Shacharit ..... 8:00, 9:00AM Latest Sh’ma......................................... 9:23AM Shabbat Mincha .................................... 4:05PM Shabbat Maariv..................................... 5:14PM Shabbat Ends ....................................... 5:22PM Sun Shacharit (Chanukah IV) ..... 7:30, 8:30AM Mon Shacharit (Chanukah V) ...... 6:20, 8:00AM Tues/Wed Shacharit (Chanukah VI & VII + Rosh Chodesh) ......................... 6:15, 8:00AM *Thurs Shacharit (Chanukah VIII) 6:20, 8:00AM Fri Shacharit ............................... 6:30, 8:00PM Sun - Thurs Mincha/Maariv ................... 4:15PM Sun Late Maariv .................................. 8:30PM Mon-Thurs Late Maariv ......................... 9:30PM *Commence saying V’Tein Tal U’Matar on Wednesday night at Maariv Candle Lighting next week .................... 4:13PM 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 RABBI WEINSTEIN IS AWAY Rabbi Weinstein is away from Wednesday, November 27th through Monday, December 2nd. He will return all phone calls, texts and emails upon return. In a case of emergency and he can't be reached by cell phone, please call Aron Adams at 732.266.9700. _________________________________________ DOR L-DOR The next Dor L-Dor program will take place Motzei Shabbat - December 7th 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 chooses '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. Donations are needed - Please donate so that this year's program can be as enjoyable as possible for all the children that attend. Thank you to the Shraga Family for their generous donation. Please contact Ari Kevelson if you are interested in being one of the many guest story tellers. _________________________________________ THANK YOU To those of you who were kind enough to help me out while I was "incapacitated" because of my broken wrist. You helped me so much with your acts of Chesed, which included cooking delicious meals, buying food for my family, and in driving me to and from work, appointments, and shopping. With Hashem's help I am on the mend and even driving myself. I couldn't have done it without my dear friends' help. We are truly a caring community! I hope to repay your kindness in some way. Thanks again and have a Happy Chanukah and Yummy Thanksgiving. Bea Rosenbaum ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- YIEB BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Wednesday December 18th at 8 PM ___________________________________ SHUL DECORUM REMINDER At YIEB we encourage talking to everyone: HASHEM during Davening. FRIENDS during Kiddush. ____________________________ ____________ We are 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. __________________________
  2. 2. YAHRTZEITS Todah Rabah! Thank you to the Goldman family for the sponsorship of a Teen Minyan Kiddush in honor of Brian reading Torah. Hakarat Hatov to EB Police Please help us deliver the dinner to the East Brunswick police officers that must work on Thursday. Thanksgiving morning at 11 a.m. Meet outside the Police Station. All welcome. Questions? Contact Judy Goldrich. YIEB CHANUKAH CHAGIGA & CARNIVAL! Tuesday, December 3rd. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Games, Music, Stories, Crafts, Contests & more! All ages welcome! Delicious Dairy Dinner. $5 per child (2-11), $8 per adult. $25 family max. RSVP by ASAP to youthdirector@yieb.org. Checks should be written to YIEB Sisterhood and sent to the shul office, attention: Melissa Rosen. Shabbat Dinner Raffle Shabbat starts earlier and earlier. Maybe you don’t have time to cook the type of Shabbat dinner you would like. No problem! Let the members of the Youth Committee cook a delicious Shabbat dinner for you! Delicious, home-cooked and prepared in accordance with the YIEB community kashrut guidelines. Arrange a delivery date between December 13 & January 17. Raffle tickets are just $5 each! 3 for $10. Checks written to YIEB Sisterhood and sent to: Attn. Melissa Rosen. Drawing held at the Chanukah Chagiga. You do not need to be present to win. Youth Board Elections Middle schoolers and high school students will have the opportunity to run for board positions. Choose a leadership position and help make our programs the best they can be! Look for a detailed email next week. M&Ms Overnight Lock-In Middle schoolers from throughout NJ are invited to join us on Motzei Shabbat, December 28th for an exciting overnight experience. 7:00 p.m. Save the date! Tell your friends from school to save the date! More information coming very soon. B’nei Akiva Returns B’nei Akiva returns on December 6 & 7 and December 13 & 14. Please save the dates. Dor l’Dor Dor l’Dor parent child learning returns on motzei Shabbat, December 7th at 6:30 p.m. NEW! Chailight: Chesed With winter on its way, breakfast is more important than ever! The Kosher Food Pantry is struggling to help all those in need. We are collecting breakfast cereals, cold and hot, as well as granola bars. Please try to donate this week! There is a bin in the lobby. Any Questions? If you have any questions or need more information about any of our program, please contact Melissa at youthdirector@yieb.org or 732991-6110. Give your child the best Chanukah gift ever! They deserve an amazing Jewish summer camp experience at Camp Keshet! And our Chanukah gift to you is no price increase from last year’s rates! Chanuakah rates are good through Monday December 9th. Keshet’s main camp is open to 2 year olds through those entering 4th grade. TLC is now open to those entering 5th through 8th grades. Ask about our new Keshet Yachad program. For more information, or receive an application, please contact Melissa Rosen at campkeshet@yieb.org. WINTER MINYAN MEN! Now that the clocks have changed and Mincha/Maariv during the week is very early, we need everyone's help to ensure we have a Minyan. Thank you! _______________________________________ 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/ 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. There will be a concurrent Bnei Akiva Sniff Program (Grades 2-5) at 6:00 PM and a V’ZaCh/Middle School oneg at 7:00PM ******** YIEB ANNUAL DINNER Sunday December 15th at 5:30 PM DEADLINE TO RESPOND IS NOV. 29TH Ilean Safren & Ellen Gable Dinner Chairs Lou Safren Fundraising V.P. ******** FFIFTH ANNUAL YIEB TRIVIA BOWL Saturday December 21st _________________________________________ Kislev 27, 5774 Sarah Naus for her Mother, Rivka Bat Harav Moshe Eliezer (Ruth Snyder Rosen) on 11/30/2013 Kislev 27, 5774 Bernard Weinberger for his Father, Elimelech Ben Rav Dov (Max Weinberger) on 11/30/2013 Kislev 30, 5774 Michael Frost for his Father, Avraham Leib Ben Kalman Yitzchak (Arnold Frost) on 12/2/2013 Tevet 1, 5774 Saul Landa for his Father, Rav Mordechai Shmuel Ben Harav Zvi Arieh Avraham (Rabbi Samuel Landa) on 12/4/2013 Tevet 2, 5774 Lori Small for her Mother, Shifra Sarah bat Shaul Aharon (Shirley Kasztl) on 12/5/2013 Tevet 2, 5774 Sam Milrom for his Mother, (Lea Milrom) on 12/5/2013 Tevet 3, 5774 Michael Gardner for his GreatGrandfather, Aryeh Volf ben Moshe (Aryeh Wolf Goldman) on 12/6/2013 _________________________________________ CHINUCH/ADULT EDUCATION Shiva Call Guidelines are available at www.yieb.org, Member Area dropdown menu. YIEB & Highland Park Community Kollel. Gemara Class with Rabbi Nussbaum, Tuesdays at 8:30 PM, with the topic “Chanukah”. New Women's Wednesday Class with Rabbi Weinstein, 9:45-10:45 AM, "The Thought and Theology of Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik" Continues on Wednesday, December 11th (No Class on Wednesday, December 4th). In Depth Talmud Class Given by Yaakov Weinstein, Thursday 8:30PM In this week’s class we will discuss “All Who Need Come for Pesach.” ---------------------------------------------------------- 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. Contact Lori Small plaques@yieb.org Chumashim - $50 - Siddurim - $30 _________________________________________
  3. 3. SISTERHOOD GIFT SHOP Chanukah candles, oils and gifts for everyone can be purchased by calling Kathy 257.2679, Brina 390.4955 or Leah 613.8797. Engaged/newly married couples seeking beautiful Judaic items for their new homes can find a beautiful selection of challah covers, wash cups, towels/pot holders/aprons, Havdallah candles, matchbox holders/trays, Mezuzahs, cookbooks, Challah dough covers, salt cellars, etc. You know who to call for appointments. We'd love to help you with your selection. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------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) RPRY Scholarship Fund Breakfast The Annual Toby Mayer Memorial Scholarship Fund Breakfast will take place Sunday morning, December 22, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. This year’s Educational Excellence Award will be presented to Mrs. Michal Falk. The breakfast is the keynote event of RPRY’s annual scholarship fund campaign, which helps the Yeshiva continue in its mission to provide a Jewish day school education to every Jewish child, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------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 -------------------------------------------------------------------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. _________________________________________ 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 program 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. All programs require advanced registration – call The Oscar & Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living: 609-480-4374. • Wednesday, Dec 4th, 1-2PM – “Know the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s disease: early detection matters” – light lunch provided. -------------------------------------------------------------------On December 7th at 8:30PM Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School will be hosting the 4th annual Rikudiah, the inter-yeshiva girls high school dance competition and Tzedakah fundraiser. Girls and women are invited to watch the RKYHS dance team compete against Flatbush, Frisch, HANC, Hillel, Magen David and SAR. Admission price is $5. For more information contact sweinstein@rkyhs.org ---------------------------------------------------Combine Jewish learning and earn Doctor, Lawyer, or Dentist licensing credits. What: JLI series of classes “Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas.” http://www.myjli.com/index.html?task=course s_detail&cid=1024 When: Sunday, December 15th 9 AM – 6 PM Where: Chabad of WMC, 26 Wickatunk Road, Manalapan, NJ. Refreshments: Breakfast and Lunch buffet. Cover: $150 Instructors: Rabbi Boruch Chazanow, Rabbi Levi Wolosow, Rabbi Shmaya Galperin, Chabad of Western Monmouth County RSVP to rabbilevi@chabadwmc.org or call 732.972.3687. -----------------------------------------------------------The Rabbi Jacob Joseph School of Edison New Jersey Cordially invites you to attend our Annual Ladies Luncheon And Chinese Auction Honoring Mrs. Adina Pruzansky Mrs. Nitza Bodlander Honorary Chairlady ~~~~~~~~ Special Guest entertainer Leah Forster ****** Sunday, December 15th 12:00 Noon Congregation Ohr Torah 48 Edgemount Road Edison, New Jersey -------------------------------------------------------------------------The next Middlesex County Yachad Parents Group, co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Middlesex County will be: Monday, December 9th 8:00 - 9:30 PM NEW LOCATION: we are returning to Ahavas Achim 216 South 1st Avenue Highland Park, N.J. 08904 _________________________________________
  4. 4. It's That Time Again... TRIVIA BOWL v5.0 is coming! Watch the video for details. Click To Play TRIVIA BOWL IS BACK! Get ready to laugh, cheer, sing and rack your brain as you and your team work together to answer questions and compete for fabulous (well, sort of) prizes! YIEB's social event of the year will take place on Saturday night, December 21st, with registration at 7:30 pm. The game starts promptly at 8pm...so don't be late! A light dairy dinner and dessert will be served. You can form your own team of 8-10 people, or let us put you on a team. Please click the button below to register, send your checks to Sara Fischer (20 Tall Oaks Drive) by Monday, December 16th...and get ready to join us for a great night out! Questions? Contact Mairov Shron (732-254-7888).
  5. 5. Ask Yourself These Questions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 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 Coming Soon: MA, TX -----------------------------------------------------------------------------