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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 Jan. 1st 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 Bruchim Habaim to Rabbi Daniel Abraham, Semicha student at Yeshiva University, who is visiting our community this Shabbat as part of YU's Rabbinic training program. Rabbi Abraham will give a D'var Torah at Seudat Shlishit _________________________________________ CONDOLENCES We regret to inform you of the passing of Rhoda Weiss a'h, Aunt of Sheila Beer. Renee Saperstein, Sheila's mother, will sit Shiva at the home of Joe and Sheila Beer (34 Valley Forge Drive) beginning Wednesday morning through Monday morning. Please abide by the family's request to only visit during these hours: Thursday and Sunday: 11:00 AM-3:00 PM & 4:00 PM-7:30 PM Friday: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Motzei Shabbat: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. _________________________________________ KIDDUSH NOSH SPONSORS Dec 22 – 28 Birthday: Abeles Family: Jonathan J. Abeles Marion & Michael Bernstein: Sam Bernstein Claire & Art Kagel: Yaakov Kagel Jamie & Mark Lazar: Sara Lazar Sarah & Joe Naus: Eric Minkin Cheryl & Aaron Shmulewitz: Aaron Shmulewitz Tema & Tony Winston: Emmy Winston Anniversary: Brina & Zvi Herskovits: Brina & Zvi Herskovits Julie & Steve Katz: Julie & Steve Katz Sarita & Dan Sragow: Howard & Holly Sragow _________________________________________ SEUDAT SHLISHIT CO-SPONSORS Elaine & Neal Machtiger in commemoration of the Yahrtzeit of Neal's Mother, Ida Machtiger; Miriam and Howie Rosenblum in commemoration of the Yahrtzeit of Howie's Mother, Sylvia Rosenblum; Bea and Ralph Rosenbaum in commemoration of the Yahrtzeit of Ralph’s Mother, Gertrude Rosenbaum. Guest speakers: Neal and Elaine Machtiger and Rabbi Daniel Abraham. Vol. XVIII, No. 27 Tevet 24 – Shevat 1, 5774 SHABBAT VA’EIRAH (Mevorchim Chodesh) Candle Light ......................................... 4:20PM Friday Mincha ....................................... 4:25PM Shkia .................................................... 4:38PM Shabbat Shacharit ........................ 8:00, 9:00AM Latest Sh’ma ........................................ 9:40AM Shabbat Mincha ................................... 4:15PM Shabbat Maariv .................................... 5:21PM Shabbat Ends ....................................... 5:29PM Sun Shacharit .............................. 7:30, 8:30AM Mon Shacharit ............................ *6:20, 8:00AM [*Earliest T & T - Mon 6:26AM] Tues Shacharit ............................. 6:30, 8:00AM Wed Shacharit (Nat’l Holiday) .. 7:30, 8:30AM Thurs Shchr’t (Rosh Chodesh) .. *6:20, 8:00AM [*Earliest T & T - Thurs 6:27AM] Fri Shacharit ................................. 6:30, 8:00AM Sun - Thurs Mincha/Maariv................... 4:25PM Sun Late Maariv .................................. 8:30PM Mon-Thurs Late Maariv ........................ 9:30PM Candle Lighting next week.................... 4:26PM 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 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. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHUL DECORUM REMINDER At YIEB we encourage talking to everyone: HASHEM during Davening. FRIENDS during Kiddush. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- December 27, 2013 – January 2, 2014 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! -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------CHINUCH/ADULT EDUCATION Shiva Call Guidelines are available at www.yieb.org, Member Area dropdown menu. January 1st Class – Wednesday Jan. 1st 9:30AM, 296 Dunhams Corner Road Building Shuls out of Churches In 1858 New York City’s first Eastern European synagogue, the Beth HaMidrash, purchased the Welsh Methodist Church on Allen St. to serve as its first permanent home. Immediately, R’ Judah Middleman of the rival Beth Hamidrash Livnei Yisrael Yelide Polin challenged the halakhic permissibility of converting a church into a Jewish house of worship. He wrote to the famed R’ Yosef Shaul Nathanson of Lemberg asking for a response. Not to be outdone, the leader of Beth Hamidrash, R’ Abraham Ash, sent the question to R’ Yaakov Ettlinger of Altona. Later, R’ Moshe Aaronsohn, who himself had rivalries with both R’ Ash and Middleman, wrote a responsum on the issue. In this class we will analyze all of these responsa and then look at the later opinion of R’ Moshe Feinstein. Breakfast sponsorships 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. New Women's Wednesday Class with Rabbi Weinstein, 9:45-10:45 AM, "The Thought and Theology of Rav Kook" Conitnues on Wednesday, January 1st. In Depth Talmud Class Given by Yaakov Weinstein, Thursday 8:30PM In this week’s class we will discuss “Why Is This Night Different?” _________________________________________ LOST If anyone mistakenly took a women's Marc Andrew black coat from the coatroom please contact Shulie Stroh. _________________________________________
  2. 2. 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! ---------------------------------------------------------SOCIAL/CULTURAL EXCURSION PROGRAM Announcing the next trip in our Social/Cultural Excursion agenda! Please join us for an exciting day trip to the James Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Penn. on Thurs., January 9TH to view the Grace Kelly Exhibit. Reports about this exhibit have been beyond favorable and we are excited to include this in our expanding list of day trips for YIEB! While there, we will also be able to take advantage of the permanent collection of art at the museum. The museum is approximately 1 1/2 hours from EB and we will be traveling by car, leaving from the shul at 10:30 and returning at about 6pm. Details about lunch will be forthcoming. We have purchased 20 tickets for this exhibit so only the first 20 people can be accommodated. Tickets are not available at the door. You need to reserve your ticket as soon as possible by sending a check to Barbara Goldman, 9 Barkley Court for $20.50. Get your check in as soon as you can so as not to miss this great event! Thank you Barbara Goldman 732 599.6390 Ellen Rabinowitz 732 580.3977 As part of his Bar Mitzvah, Joel Paley has decided to perform a service project by volunteering to raise money for a wonderful organization, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Please read Joel’s story at http://giving.chop.edu/goto/JPaley to learn about CHOP, and please consider contributing to his cause. Please call Leon Paley at 732.390.6623 if you have any questions. Thanks for your help! __________________________________________ 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. _____________________________ Todah Rabah! Thank you to the Dantowitz family for their sponsorship of a Kiddie Kiddush in honor of Ariella’s 7th birthday. M&Ms Overnight Lock-In We have an AMAZING program planned for THIS 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 ASAP required. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, contact Melissa at youthdirector@yieb.org or 732-9916110. And feel free to forward this to friends. Mazal Tov to the New Youth Boards Middle School: Simcha Shron & Yoel Fogel, Co-Presidents Batsheva Leah Weinstein, Program VP Dalia Adams, Chesed VP Elishai Gordon, Shabbat/Education VP Eden Schechter, Communications VP Rafi Finkelshteyn, Class Rep Max Schechter, Class Rep High School: Elisheva Strauss, President Tzipi Kushner, Program VP Rebecca Siegel, Chesed VP Daniela Berk, Israel Awareness VP Yoni Rosen, Secretary/Communications VP Jake Feiglin, 9th Grade Class Rep Save the Date! Motzei Shabbat fun for children in grades K-5. Make your own pizza and sundaes. Saturday night, January 11th. Details to follow soon. 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 732-991-6110. ______________________________________________ SHUL DECORUM REMINDER At YIEB we encourage talking to everyone: HASHEM during Davening. FRIENDS during Kiddush. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Central NJ now has a B’nei Akiva summer camp of their own! We are thrilled to announce that Camp Keshet is now affiliated with B’nei Akiva! Another amazing Keshet summer is coming, now with all the benefits of B’nei Akiva. 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. And ask about our new Keshet Yachad program. Plan to attend our informational parlor meeting on Wednesday evening, February 12th at 7:30 at the shul. Open to all. Or don’t wait so long! For more information, or receive an application, please contact Melissa Rosen at campkeshet@yieb.org. ___________________________________________ YAHRTZEITS Tevet 24, 5774 Alan Lichtbroun for his Father, Harav Zeev Ben Harav Asher Zelig (William Lichtbroun) on 12/27/2013 Tevet 25, 5774 Howard Rosenblum for his Mother, Sarah Tochna Bat R' Meir Hacohen (Sylvia Rosenblum) on 12/28/2013 Tevet 26, 5774 Maurice Traiman for his Father, Chanan Ben Yaakov Yitzchak (Charles Traiman) on 12/29/2013 Tevet 27, 5774 Art Kagel for his Grandmother, Bella bat Avraham (Belle Hefter) on 12/30/2013 Tevet 27, 5774 Marty Hackman for his Mother, Fayge Bat Chaim Halevi (Fay Strauzer Hackman) on 12/30/2013 Tevet 28, 5774 Ralph Rosenbaum for his Mother, Leeba Bat Chana (Gertrude Rosenbaum) on 12/31/2013 Tevet 29, 5774 Neal Machtiger for his Mother, Chaya Yenta Bat Shlomo (Ida Machtiger) on 1/1/2014 Tevet 29, 5774 Jack Stroh for his Father, Yitzchak Ben Avraham Dov (Irving Stroh) on 1/1/2014 Shevat 1, 5774Warren Weiner for his First Wife, Chaya Tziviya Bat Avraham (Shari Weiner) on 1/2/2014 Shevat 1, 5774Larry Loeb for his Sister, Chaya Tziviya Bat Avraham (Shari Weiner) on 1/2/2014 Shevat 1, 5774Howard Noveck for his Father, (Simon Noveck) on 1/2/2014 Shevat 1, 5774Jeffrey Zelka for his Father, Yosef Chaim Ben Yehuda Hakohen (Joseph Zelka) on 1/2/2014 2 Shevat 5774 Lori Freides for her Mother, Sarah Riva Bat Liba (Sylvia Kletzkin) on 1/3/2014
  3. 3. 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 SAFETY REMINDER When walking to and from Shul for Mincha and Maariv, please wear your reflective vests. __________________________________________ 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. ______________________________________ 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 _________________________________________ 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 __________________________________________ ***************** Timely Community Announcements ****************** (YIEB does not endorse the Kashrut of any nonYIEB event or listing appearing in the Newsletter) We are looking to start up a basketball group for children with special needs modeled after the Buddy ball program that is a division of fast break. Contact: merps@torahlinks.org Rabbi Mayer erps Youth Director - Torah Links of Middlesex County _______________________________________ 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- SHUL DECORUM REMINDER At YIEB we encourage talking to everyone: HASHEM during Davening. FRIENDS during Kiddush. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. ----------------------------------------------------------CASINO NIGHT & AUCTION Dec. 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! ________________________________________ 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, Dec. 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. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------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, Jan. 7th at 10 AM. The cost is $5/non-member 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,, 732494-3232 for additional information. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------AIPAC Annual Community Event will be held on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 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.” _________________________________________
  4. 4. Sexual Abuse: How can we prevent it and what happens when we report it? The Orthodox Forum of Highland Park/Edison is presenting an 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Jewish Federation Hosts Super Sunday II -- Our Community Outreach Continues Sunday, Jan. 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. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------TORAH LINKS OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY 10th Annual Benefit Sunday evening, Jan. 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 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. 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 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 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 _________________________________________ KULANU C'ECHAD Jewish Learning & Social Skills Group: Kulanu C'Echad, an organization geared for children with special needs and those in a secular school setting to learn and socialize with other Jewish children, will be offering weekly Judaic studies classes at Congregation Ohr Torah, Sundays, 10-11:30; and weekly social skills at Congregation Ohev Emeth,Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30. For more information, contact KulanuCEchad@yahoo.com or Dana Lerner: 732-725-1956 or Leah Kurtz: 732-261-3356. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hashavas Aveida A large sum of money was recently found locally in a garment that was donated to a charitable organization. Inquiries should be directed to Rabbi Luban at 732-236-1382. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  5. 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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