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  • 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 Dec. 25th 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. _________________________________________ WELCOME YIEB welcomes Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls Freshman Class for their Shabbaton. ___________________________________ KIDDUSH NOSH SPONSORS Dec 15 – 21 Kiddush Nosh is co-sponsored and enhanced by Ma'ayanot as a thank you to the YIEB community for housing the 80 freshman girls and their faculty and staff. Birthday: Hadar & Harris Bram: Ariella Bram Michele & David Falk: Daniel Falk Sara & Bruce Fischer: Leah Fischer Anniversary: Sylvia & Mark Berger: Sylvia & Mark Berger Jamie & Mark Lazar: Jamie & Mark Lazar Yahrtzeit: Elaine & Neal Machtiger: Rabbi Ted Abramson _________________________________________ SEUDAT SHLISHIT SPONSORS Steven & Jodi Reich to commemorate the Yahrtzeit of Steven's brother Arnold Reich, Avram Leib ben Lazer Dovid Halevi. The guest speaker will be Steven Reich. _______________________________________ DOR L-DOR The next Dor L-Dor program will take place Motzei Shabbat, January 4th 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. Contact Ari Kevelson if you are interested in being one of the many guest story tellers. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vol. XVIII, No. 26 Tevet 17 - 23, 5774 SHABBAT SHEMOT Candle Light ......................................... 4:16PM Friday Mincha ....................................... 4:21PM Shkia .................................................... 4:34PM Shabbat Shacharit ........................8:00, 9:00AM Latest Sh’ma ........................................ 9:37AM Shabbat Mincha ................................... 4:10PM Shabbat Maariv .................................... 5:16PM Shabbat Ends ....................................... 5:24PM TRIVIA BOWL...................................... 7:30PM Sun Shacharit ..............................7:30, 8:30AM Mon/Thurs Shacharit .................. *6:20, 8:00AM [Earliest T & T - Mon 6:24AM; Thurs 6:25 AM] Tues/*Wed/Fri Shacharit ..............6:30, 8:00AM [*Wed – Nat’l Holiday – Reg. Davening Times] Sun - Thurs Mincha/Maariv ................... 4:20PM Sun Late Maariv .................................. 8:30PM Mon-Thurs Late Maariv......................... 9:30PM Candle Lighting next week .................... 4:20PM 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 NOT LOST / NOT FOUND Not lost – The desire to have a Teen Minyan Kiddush whenever Bnei Akiva is in town. Not Found – Sponsors, and volunteers to coordinate these Kiddushim The cost of the DeLuxe Kiddush is $180. If you can help sponsor or coordinate please contact Melissa Rosen or Charlie Rothenberg _________________________________________ KOL NIDRE REMINDER If you haven’t done so already, it’s not too late to make your Kol Nidre 5774 pledge. If you have not already made your ShulCloud payment arrangements, this is a reminder to take care of it before year end, if possible. _________________________________________ SHUL DECORUM REMINDER At YIEB we encourage talking to everyone: HASHEM during Davening. FRIENDS during Kiddush. _________________________________________ December 20 – 26, 2013 SHUL DINNER THANK YOUS We thank the YIEB Dinner Committee, including Chairman Lou Safren, for making the dinner an incredibly uplifting, fun and meaningful night for us and our families. Their work is greatly appreciated, as is the honor. Judy Silber Allison Schechter Sharon Weinstein ********** I take this opportunity to thank those responsible for making our Annual Dinner a great success. Ilean Safren and Ellen Gable cochairs, Suri Moskowitz, Elliot Denenberg, Miltie Goldman, Ruthie Rosenstock, Amy Zelka, Susan Gerstman, Barbara Goldman, Barbara Elem, Wendy Schaeffer, Grace Hackman, Helene Lener, Heather Gable, Moshe Safren and Ashley Rosen for all of their efforts. Lastly, our Master of Ceremonies and Resident Comedian, Josh Segal. Yasher Koach to all. Lou Safren ----------------------------------------------------------------------------YJS's CENTER FOR EARLY LEARNING YIEB families are invited to join us on Wednesday December 25th, 10:30-11:30 AM. Uncle Moishy is coming to school! Children must be supervised by an adult. Suggested donation $5 per person. Questions? Call Mendy Bohm or email yjsearlylearning@yieb.org. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------RABBBI WEINSTEIN IS AWAY Rabbi Weinstein will be away this weekend, attending the Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School Shabbaton --------------------------------------------------------------------------------RABBI WEINSTEIN’S REMAINING OFFICE HOURS FOR DECEMBER Come meet with Rabbi Weinstein! You bring the agenda (Chavruta learning, discuss Jewish Philosophy, explore ideas of how to improve YIEB, or simply just come to shmooze). Sunday morning, Dec. 29th, 9:30-11:00 AM RSVP required- please email rabbiweinstein@gmail.com This time doesn’t work? Email Rabbi Weinstein to set up another time Looking forward to hearing from you! -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------KIDDUSH! KIDDUSH! It’s time to replenish the Shul’s liquor supply for our Kiddushim. Please help defray the cost by donating some of your unopened stash from home. We’re running low on Scotch, Bourbon and cordials. Please refer to the CRC list of recommended liquor http://www.crcweb.org/LiquorList.pdf. Thank you to everyone who has contributed in the past. Contact Charlie Rothenberg for free pick-up. Thanks _________________________________________
  • 2. CHINUCH/ADULT EDUCATION Shiva Call Guidelines are available at www.yieb.org, Member Area dropdown menu. December 25th Class – Wednesday Dec. 25th 930 AM, 296 Dunhams Corner Road Bleeding Calves and the Emergence of the American Rabbinate. In 1860 renowned Russian preacher R’ Moshe Aaronsohn emigrated to New York. Upon arrival he found that calves were being bled almost to death before ritual slaughtered. His Halakhic opposition to this practice, amongst other factors, led to open war among New York’s East European rabbis. In this class we will analyze the social and Halakhic background of this issue, study R’ Aaronsohn’s response and examine some of the letters of support he received including that of R’ Shimshon Raphael Hirsch. In addition, we will contrast the responses with that of a similar issue brought 100 years later to R’ Moshe Feinstein. Breakfast sponsorship available. YIEB & Highland Park Community Kollel. Gemara Class with Rabbi Nussbaum, Tuesdays at 8:30 PM, with the topic “Prohibitions of Shabbat”. New Monday Night Learning Series with Rabbi Weinstein: Halachot and Ethics of the Workplace and Business World New Learning Series continues on Monday, December 30th, 8:30-9:30 PM. (no class on the 23rd ) New Women's Wednesday Class with Rabbi Weinstein, 9:45-10:45 AM, "The Thought and Theology of Rav Kook" Conitnues on Wednesday, December 25th. In Depth Talmud Class Given by Yaakov Weinstein, Thursday 8:30PM In this week’s class we will discuss “Why Is This Night Different?” _________________________________________ 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/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------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! ---------------------------------------------------------- Todah Rabah! Thank you to the Fischer family for their sponsorship of a Kiddie Kiddush in honor of Leah’s birthday. Thank you to the Winston family for their sponsorship of a Kiddie Kiddush in honor of Emmy’s birthday. M&Ms Overnight Lock-In We have an AMAZING program planned for next motzei Shabbat, December 28th. YIEB Youth hosting a shul LOCK-IN for our 6th, 7th and 8th graders AND their friends! From 7:00 pm through 9:15 am, the following morning, we’ll keep them entertained, happy, fed and having tons of fun (with a little sleep thrown in there too!). Please take a look at the included flyer. Have your kids invite their friends too. RSVP required. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, contact Melissa at youthdirector@yieb.org or 732-991-6110. And feel free to forward this to friends. Youth Board Elections this Sunday YIEB Youth will be having Youth Board elections this Sunday, December 22nd. There will two Boards, a middle school one and a high school one. Anyone in grades 6 through 8 and 9 through 12 can run for one of the designated positions, including President, and the following VP positions: Shabbat/Education, Chesed, Israel Awareness, (Social) Program and Communications. In addition, we are looking for class reps from each grade. If you would like to run, you MUST inform Melissa prior to Shabbat. Elections for Middle School Board are at 7 pm this Sunday at Cold Stone Creamery. High School elections are at 8 pm this Sunday at Cold Stone Creamery. All are encouraged to come and vote! Shabbat Dinner Raffle Update Mazal tov to the Nezaria family! They won a delicious Shabbat dinner, prepared especially for them, by the adult members of the Youth Committee. Thank you to all for your support. Chailight: Chesed COLLECTION ENDS SOON! Do your kids eat breakfast? It’s the most important meal of the day! 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. ___________________________________________ 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. _____________________________ Planning your summer? It’s time to think about amazing Camp Keshet! 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. ___________________________________________ YAHRTZEITS Tevet 17, 5774 Rama Koslowe for her Grandfather, Moshe Ben Chaim Avraham Halevi (Morris Schachner) on 12/20/2013 Tevet 18, 5774 Rama Koslowe for her Grandmother, Rivka Bat Yeshaya Yehuda (Ruth Schachner) on 12/21/2013 Tevet 18, 5774 Howard Markowitz for his Father, Baruch Ben Tzvi (Benjamin Markowitz) on 12/21/2013 Tevet 18, 5774 Joel Gordon for his Daughter, Yasmin Shulamit bat Yitzchak HaLevi (Yasmin Gordon) on 12/21/2013 Tevet 18, 5774 Joel Freudenberger for his Mother, Yehudit Bat Yisrael Mordechai (Edith Oelbaum) on 12/21/2013 Tevet 19, 5774 Barbara Goldman for her Grandmother, Batya Bat Kalmon (Beckie Luftig) on 12/22/2013 Tevet 19, 5774 Ricki Haber for her Mother, Shaindel Bat Avraham Hacohen (Jean Helfman) on 12/22/2013 Tevet 19, 5774 Gary Spiewak for his Grandmother, Chanah Rachel Bat Menashe (Anne Rose Spiewak) on 12/22/2013 Tevet 20, 5774 Betty Keller for her Mother's Husband, Reb Tzadok Yechiel Ben Tzvi (Zadok Kestenbaum) on 12/23/2013 Tevet 20, 5774 Mickey Svei for his Brother, Dov ben Chanoch Henach (Dore Svei) on 12/23/2013 Tevet 21, 5774 Barbara Cumsky for her Mother, Freida Bat Binyamin Hacohen (Frieda Salomon) on 12/24/2013 Tevet 21, 5774 Steven Reich for his Brother, Avram Leib Ben Lazer Dovid Halevi (Arnold Reich) on 12/24/2013 Tevet 21, 5774 Jeff Tutnauer for his Mother, Esther Bat Yaakov Hacohen (Esther Tutnauer) on 12/24/2013
  • 3. Tevet 22, 5774 Leslie Schwartz for her Father, Shepsel ben Moshe (Seymour Salit) on 12/25/2013 Tevet 22, 5774 Michael Novik for his Mother, Rasha bat Moshe on 12/25/2013 Tevet 23, 5774 Amy Zelka for her Mother, Elke Bat Chaim Chaikel Hacohen (Elke Pezzner) on 12/26/2013 Tevet 23, 5774 Martin Soslowsky for his Mother, Ruchel Bat Yosef (Rose Soslowsky) on 12/26/2013 Tevet 24, 5774 Alan Lichtbroun for his Father, Harav Zeev Ben Harav Asher Zelig (William Lichtbroun) on 12/27/2013 _________________________________________ 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 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 _________________________________________ SISTERHOOD GIFT SHOP Engaged & newly married couples choosing Judaic items for their new homes can find a beautiful collection of Challah covers, wash cups, towels, pot holders, aprons, Havdallah candles, matchbox holders, Mezuzahs, cookbooks, Challah dough covers, salt cellars, etc. Call Kathy, Brina or Leah to help you with your selection. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------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. ______________________________________ 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 ______________________________________ SHUL PARKING LOT Please do not park nor stand in Fire Lanes. It is essential we allow for passage of emergency vehicles. ______________________________________ LADIES TEHILLIM GROUP 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. _________________________________________ 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 __________________________________________ SAFETY REMINDER When walking to and from Shul for Mincha and Maariv, please wear your reflective vests. __________________________________________ 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 __________________________________________ SHUL DECORUM REMINDER At YIEB we encourage talking to everyone: HASHEM during Davening. FRIENDS during Kiddush. _________________________________________ ***************** 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 this Sunday morning, December 22nd 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------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 -------------------------------------------------------------------A dear member of our community, Harvey Paretzky, is in need of type O blood donations. If you are able to donate blood, please call Lynn Hanfling 732.777.0225 or email docdad@aol.com or Fran Leitman 732.572.9545 or email frleitman@optonline.net for more details. Tizku L'Mitzvos. ----------------------------------------------------------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. _________________________________________ 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
  • 4. 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 _________________________________________ Please note that the 6th Annual Breakfast on behalf of the Highland Park Community Kollel will iy’H take place at Congregation Ohr Torah Sunday Morning, December 29th at 9:30 AM. The Highland Park Community Kollel is pleased to announce that Dr. Barry Schanzer will be chairing this year’s Annual Community Breakfast. The Kollel will be honoring Drs. Jeff and Lee Ann Schein. The Kollel will as well be bestowing the Oheiv Torah Award upon Mr. Mitchell Rottenstreich. The Guest Speaker will be Rabbi Yosef Eichenstein, Rosh HaYeshiva of Rabbi Jacob Joseph School (RJJ), Edison We look forward to greeting you there. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------NORPAC Dear Friends, Now that the updated Congressional schedule has been released, we are proud to announce the date of our next Mission to Washington: Wednesday, April 30th, 2014. Last year's event saw 1,000 participants come to our nation’s capital to advocate for a stronger U.S.-Israel relationship in the offices of more than 470 Members of Congress. This year we hope to send at least as many people back to Washington, as there are yet many challenges both new and old - facing the State of Israel. Our advocacy efforts have become all the more important to ensure stability in Israel's volatile neighborhood. Please join us on Wednesday, April 30th, and help us once again solidify America's commitment to its greatest ally in the Middle East. Information on registration and other aspects of the Mission will be sent out in the coming weeks. Sincerely, Laurie Baumel, PhD Richard Schlussel, MD David Steinberg NORPAC Mission Chairs Jeff Schreiber NORPAC Mission Logistics Chair Allen Friedman NORPAC Mission Talking Points Chair Ben Chouake, MD NORPAC President CASINO NIGHT & AUCTION December 28th at 8 PM, Ahavas Achim will be hosting a community-wide Goods and Services Auction and Casino Night! Prizes include sports tickets, dinners for two in NYC, gift baskets, and much much more. Tickets are $25/person and include entrance, $20 in casino chips, and refreshments. Come for the prizes, stay for the fun! ________________________________________ TORAH LINKS OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY 10th Annual Benefit Sunday evening, January 12th at 6 PM. The Crystal Ballroom at the Radisson Freehold Hotel. Honoring Mr. Joseph "Zeidy" Farkas with the Lifetime Achievement Award and presenting the Torah Links Next Generation Leadership Award to Josh Denenberg, Evan Goldwasser & Dan Granot --------------------------------------------------------------------------------PCLC Upcoming Open Houses 10:00 to 11:30 AM 511 Ryders Lane, Middle School Open House: Sunday, Feb. 2nd. The PCLC is a Jewish community high school and middle school program offering a full-day, high quality education enhanced by technology and featuring on-site teaching by subject experts. Local transportation is available. Register today: www.pclcnj.com/openhouse. Call 732.387.2693, or email community@pclcnj.com AIPAC Annual Community Event will be held on the evening of Tuesday, January 7th, at Congregation Etz Chaim in Livingston. Our speaker is Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens. This event is always a great way for the entire pro-Israel community in Metro & Central NJ to come together. The event is free and open to the community. Please come and encourage your friends and family to do the same.” _________________________________________ KULANU C'ECHAD Kulanu C'Echad is an organization geared for children with special needs and those in a secular school setting during the day to receive a Jewish education and social experience with other Jewish children. Starting Sunday December 8th, 2013 we will be offering weekly Judaic studies classes at Congregation Ohr Torah, Sundays, 10-11:30; Starting Tuesday, December 10th we will be offering weekly social skills at Congregation Ohev Emeth,Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30. Cost: $50.00 per a month for each set of classes, or $75 per a month for both. For More information Contact Us: KulanuCEchad@yahoo.com or Dana Lerner: 732.725.1956 tel:732.725.1956 or Leah Kurtz: 732.261.3356 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sexual Abuse: How can we prevent it and what happens when we report it? The Orthodox Forum of Highland Park/Edison is presenting a exceptional panel of professionals who can provide unique insights on a topic which has been in the news all too much of late. Our panel of experts, each of whom has over 20 years of experience in the field: Assistant Prosecutor John Esmerado, Union County Prosecutor’s Office; Lieutenant Randi Colatrella, Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office; Ms. Kathi Indiviglio, County Coordinator, NJ CAP (NJ Child Assault Prevention) will speak on Saturday evening, January 11 at 8:00pm at Congregation Ohr Torah, 48 Edgemount Road, Edison. The panel will address issues of concern to everyone in our community, such as, How common is sexual abuse, especially in our community? How do investigators determine if an allegation has merit? What can parents and teachers do to prevent abuse? What are the signs of sexual abuse that parents and professionals need to be aware of? The program is free of charge. The Orthodox Forum gladly accepts season sponsorships, as well as program sponsorships. For more information visit the orthodox forum website at www.orthodoxjewishforum.org. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Is Yiddish Still Relevant? Agi Legutko, Ph.D., Director of the Yiddish Language Program at Columbia University, will address “Is Yiddish Literature Relevant in the Twenty-First Century?” thru two short stories, “The Last Demon” and “Gimpel the Fool”on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 10am. The cost is $5/nonmember and free to Community Campus members. At 1:30pm, Dr. Legutko will discuss “The Yiddish Language Today: Dead or Alive?” Held at the JCC of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison, the fee is $11/ $8 for Community Campus members. Contact Sue Horwitz,, 732-494-3232 for additional information. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Jewish Federation Hosts Super Sunday II -- Our Community Outreach Continues Sunday, January 12th – Federation Office in South River SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Mark Sunday, January 12th on your calendar. It’s the Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County’s Super Sunday II at the Federation Office in South River. Bring the family. Bring your cell phone. Bring new hats, scarves, socks, mittens and gloves to be donated to Women Aware in New Brunswick. Join in a day to unite our community in raising critical funds to help those in need to warm their souls from their heads to their toes. VOLUNTEER to make calls. Sign up for a shift at JewishMiddlesex.org or call 732-588-1800. ANSWER the call. When your phone rings, please make a generous pledge to the Annual Community Campaign. A gift to the Jewish Federation touches lives… everywhere… every day. Or make your secure, online donation today at JewishMiddlesex.org. DONATE new hats, scarves, socks, mittens and gloves to keep our neighbors warm throughout the winter months. Create a spirit of hope for those in need. SPONSOR a phone for $180. Your support helps ensure all funds raised on Super Sunday go to impactful programs and services. For more information, visit JewishMiddlesex.org or call 732-588-1800. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • 5. AMY's YARMULKAS & JUDAICA has 30-40% off sale on MEZUZAH CASES KIDDUSH CUPS TZITZIT KIPAS JEWELRY and selected gift items call Amy Zelka at 732-613-8717 for an appt.
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