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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. 29th at NOON All submissions must be emailed to newsletter@yieb.org When our Shul Secretary is on vacation, the Newsletter will be emailed but not printed. _________________________________________ MAZAL TOV To Joel Paley on becoming a Bar Mitzvah. Also to Joel's parents, Nancy & Leon, and to his sister Sarah. Also, Mazal Tov to Grandma Marian Lutzky and Bubbe Joan Paley, and all aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends celebrating with Joel today. _________________________________________ KIDDUSH AT HOME TODAY ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SEUDAT SHLISHIT SPONSORS Nancy & Leon Paley in celebration of the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Joel. The guest speaker is our friend, Glenn Bochner. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------. DOR L-DOR The next Dor L-Dor program will take place Motzei Shabbat February 1 at 7PM. 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. Vol. XVIII, No. 31 Shevat 23 - 29, 5774 SHABBAT MISHPATIM (Mevorchim Chodesh) Candle Light ......................................... 4:48PM Friday Mincha ....................................... 4:53PM Shkia .................................................... 5:06PM Shabbat Shacharit ........................8:00, 9:00AM Latest Sh’ma ........................................ 9:42AM Shabbat Mincha ................................... 4:40PM Shabbat Maariv .................................... 5:49PM Shabbat Ends ....................................... 5:57PM Sun Shacharit ..............................7:30, 8:30AM Mon/Thurs Shacharit ................... 6:20, 8:00AM Tues/Wed Shacharit .....................6:30, 8:00AM Fri Shacharit (Rosh Chodesh I) *6:15, 8:00AM [*Earliest T & T – Fri – 6:17 AM] ... Sun - Thurs Mincha/Maariv ................... 4:55PM Sun Late Maariv-on hold until further notice Mon-Thurs Late Maariv......................... 9:30PM Candle Lighting next week .................... 4:57PM 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 Save the date – Motzei Shabbat Feb. 8th, Dor LDor will be hosting Meyer Erp, professional story teller. This is a Dor L-Dor you will not want to miss.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. DOORS TO THE MAIN SANCTUARY WILL BE LOCKED Due to the noise during in the hallway, the Religious Committee has decided that the doors to the men's section of the sanctuary will be locked during Torah Reading (will be opened in between Aliyot) and during the Rabbi's Drasha and the President's announcements. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------MARK YOUR CALENDAR NORPAC MISSION to WASHINGTON Wednesday, Apr. 30, 2014 _________________________________________ WINTER MINYAN MEN! Now that Mincha/Maariv during the week is very early, we need everyone's help to ensure we have a Minyan. Thank you! _________________________________________ Thank you to Aaron & Cheryl Shmulewitz for their generous donation in memory of Dana Zoey Shmulewitz. DECORUM REMINDER Please contact Ari Kevelson if you are interested in being one of the many guest story tellers. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------SAFETY REMINDER When walking to and from Shul for Mincha and Maariv, please wear your reflective vests. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- At YIEB we encourage talking to everyone: HASHEM during Davening. FRIENDS during Kiddush. January 24 - 30, 2014 LATE MAARIV Dear YIEB Members, As we are in the winter months and our regular Mincha/Maariv Minyan is early in the day, many people are not able to attend. So, we provide a "late Maariv" Minyan Monday through Thursday at 9:30 PM (Please note we are no longer having a late Maariv on Sunday night). A number of members of our community saying Kaddish rely on this Minyan. Unfortunately, over the past number of weeks, the late Maariv Minyan has not had adequate participation. In order for us to continue this Minyan, we are looking for your support by signing up and committing to one night during the week. The Minyan will run through Thursday Night, March 13th (a little more than 2 months to go!). Please sign up by clicking on this link :https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key =0AkJHilLjaEDFdDltcVU2THRhLUk3VFhTU0t2U0 dUdnc&usp=drive_web#gid=0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BNEI AKIVA IS COMING, BNEI AKIVA IS COMING Please help sponsor the Teen Minyan Kiddush for Shabbat Feb. 1st. Also, YIEB is hosting an inter-chapter B’nei Akiva Shabbaton Feb. 14th15th. Please contact Melissa Rosen or Charlie Rothenberg _________________________________________ YACHAD NEWS February is North American Inclusion Month; please take note to be sensitive and inclusive to people of all abilities. Upcoming Event: YIEB/Yachad Rayim Shabbaton, the weekend of Feb. 28th through March 1st. Please contact Debbie Tune or Debbie Schaulewicz for more information. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------YIEB SISTERHOOD COMING SOON... 4 Week Self Defense Class @YIEB Presented by YIEB Sisterhood Beginning January 27th 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Cost $40. Contact Mairov Shron with Questions and for more Info mairov@comcast.net or 732.254.7888 _________________________________________ Dear YIEB members, As a growing, health conscious community we have made an arrangement with ACME to prepare two medium sized fruit platters weekly for our Kiddush Nosh for $55.00. We need your help to volunteer to pick up the platters on Thursdays and deliver them to the Shul. Please sign up at www.tinyurl.com/yiebfruit and then arrange a time with Michele Falk 732.485.2194 to bring the platters to the Shul kitchen. Please save your receipts, as you will be reimbursed for your expenses via Shul Cloud. Contact Simi Fogel at 718-987-5209 with any questions. Sincerely, YIEB Healthee Committee _________________________________________
  2. 2. CHINUCH/ADULT EDUCATION Guidelines for Lifecycle events can be downloaded from our website www.yieb.org under the dropdown menu; Member Area/Guidelines.(logged-in members only). The MaTaN Mother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah program will be starting Feb. 1st for 6th grade girls and their mothers. Please contact Sharon at weinsteinshar@gmail.com to register. New Monday Night Learning Series with Rabbi Weinstein Continues on Monday, Jan. 27th, 8:30-9:30 PM, "Ethics of Business and the Work Place". YIEB & Highland Park Community Kollel. Gemara Class with Rabbi Nussbaum, Tuesdays at 8:30 PM, with the topic “Prohibitions of Shabbat”. In Depth Talmud Class Given by Yaakov Weinstein, Wednesday, 8:30 PM. In this week’s class we will discuss “Starting with the Negative.” New Women's Wednesday Class with Rabbi Weinstein, 9:45-10:45 AM, "The Thought and Theology of Rav Kook" continues on January 29th. _________________________________________ 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/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------YAHRTZEITS 23 Shevat 5774 Monica Heumann for her Mother, Golda Bat Yaakov (Lillian Friedman) on 1/24/2014 23 Shevat 5774 Shelley Goldman for her Mother, Shaindel Bat Bezalel (Sonia Richt) on 1/24/2014 23 Shevat 5774 Jerry Gerstman for his Mother, Sarah Shaindel Bat Yehuda (Shirley Gerstman) on 1/24/2014 24 Shevat 5774 Judith Goldrich for her Mother, Tzipora Bat Nechemia Shmuel (Florence Goldberg) on 1/25/2014 24 Shevat 5774 Al Passner for his Father, Shmuel Ben Yechil (Samuel Passner) on 1/25/2014 25 Shevat 5774 Wendy Schaeffer for her Mother, Malka Bat Yaakov Halevi (Molly Leder Messer) on 1/26/2014 27 Shevat 5774 Estelle Beim Siegel for her Father, Asher Zalka Ben Yekutiel Zalman (Salek Beim) on 1/28/2014 27 Shevat 5774 Lisa Huppert for her Mother, Mindel Bat Yosef (Melanie Miller) on 1/28/2014 29 Shevat 5774 Dr. Rama Koslowe for her Grandfather, Shalom Yehuda Ben Shlomo Zalmon (Julius Zwillenberg) on 1/30/2014 30 Shevat 5774 Lori Freides for her Brother, Baruch Ben Zalman Dov V' Sarah Rivka (Bruce Kletzkin) on 1/31/2014 30 Shevat 5774 Barbara Elem for her Father-in-law, David ben Nachum (David Elem) on 1/31/2014 I thank you in advance for helping me and the place I now call my summer home. The Campers are very appreciative for it, as are the thousands of holy Neshamot that will IY"H work there in the future. Here is the link: http://www.hasc.net/marathon/mtmypage.php?kwoAdvocateId=6PDJFH0 Thank you very much, Jonathan Gardner _________________________________________ _____________________________________ CHESED PROJECTS As part of my Bar Mitzvah, I will be performing a service project by volunteering to raise money for a wonderful organization, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Please read my story at http://giving.chop.edu/goto/JPaley to learn about CHOP, and please consider contributing to this cause. Please call Leon Paley at 732.390.6623 if you have any questions. Thanks for your help! Joel Paley ********** I will be running in the Jerusalem Marathon with Team Yachad on March 21st. Yachad is all about inclusion and this run is to raise sponsorship money to benefit individuals with disabilities. I will B"H be participating in the 10K run alongside a Yachad member. Any sponsors would be greatly appreciated (tell your friends as well!) http://jerusalem.teamyachad.com/runner/adin a/ Much thanks from Israel! Adina Grayman ********** I have spent the last two summers in Camp HASC (Hebrew Academy for Special Children). In case you are not familiar, Camp HASC is a special needs camp, where over 350 campers, children and adults, with various kinds of physical and mental disabilities spend their summer. That is why, this February, I will IY"H be running in the Ft. Lauderdale half marathon with Team HASC. Please read through the little blurb on my page, and watch the two embedded videos. Do not just take my word about the absolute magic that Camp HASC has in its gates, watch these videos and see it for yourself. Camp HASC needs your help to be able to give people with disabilities a place to be able to call their summer home. Without your help, the magic cannot be sustained. Please consider sponsoring me as I raise money to help make a life a little better for these incredibly special and unique individuals. Todah Rabah B’nei Akiva Shabbatot B’nei Akiva returns this Shabbat! Join BA for a high school oneg on January 24th at 7:00 pm. Location TBA. Snif will be held at 3:40 pm Shabbat afternoon and a middle school seudah shlishit will be held at 5:00 pm. B’nei Akiva returns next Shabbat too! Dor l’Dor Dor l’Dor parent-child learning is this motzei Shabbat at 6:30 pm. Lazer Tag Middle schoolers are invited to join Brothers of Israel for a night of Lazer Tag! Motzei Shabbat, February 1st. youthdirector@yieb.org to find out more and RSVP. S’more Torah Shabbat morning, February 8th, middle schoolers are invited to a new program called S’more Torah at 10:45 am at shul. Explore the parsha in new, interesting ways and enjoy a small Shabbat treat! SuperSandy Relief YIEB high school students have a special opportunity to volunteer on Sunday, February 9th with Nechama. Nechama is a non-profit organization that serves as “the Jewish Response to Disaster.” We will travel to Long Island to help with the rebuilding effort. Volunteers must be 15 years old. There are very limited spaces available and will be awarded on a first come-first serve basis. Four adult volunteers are also needed. Contact Melissa ASAP to reserve your spot. B’nei Akiva Inter-Chapter High School Shabbaton YIEB will host the first annual B’nei Akiva East Brunswick/Edison Shabbaton Extravaganza on February 14-15th. Registration through B’nei Akiva required. See flyer for registration information. Tween & Teen Trivia Bowl Save the date! Finally! Grades 5-12 have their own Trivia Bowl! Make your own team or let us make one for you! Saturday night, February 15th. 8 pm. $10 pp by February 10th. $15 pp thereafter. Checks payable to YIEB Sisterhood and sent to Melissa Rosen. Pizza and snacks served. Chailight: Chesed Our Chailight: Chesed January collection is
  3. 3. travel/sample sized toiletries. Bring them back from your vacation and donate them here. We will distribute to Elijah’s Promise, MCFOODS and Woman Aware. The collection will continue through next month. ___________________________________________ 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. Camp Keshet is now hiring! Applications being accepted from those entering 10th grade and up, including college student and adults. Join us for the best summer ever! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ***************** Timely Community Announcements ****************** (YIEB does not endorse the Kashrut of any nonYIEB event or listing appearing in the Newsletter) 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. ----------------------------------------------------------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 AHAVAS ACHIM UNIVERSITY TUESDAY NIGHT LECTURE SERIES MODERN BUSINESS ETHICS Jan. 28th: Striking a Balance: Earning a Living vs. Learning Torah --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 MISSION Join us on our annual Mission to Washington event to support the U.S.-Israel relationship on Wednesday, April 30 2014. On a single-day trip you will meet with Members of Congress and their staff, and share your concerns with them about foreign aid to Israel, Iran sanctions, security cooperation, and more. Help us make a difference once again! Buses leave for Washington from our area at 6:30 AM and return between 9-10 PM .There will be briefings on the bus. All meals will be provided. Register now for the early bird discount: http://www.norpac.net/ or call 201.788.5133 Adults - $125 Students - $75 (must be over 12.Those under 18 must be accompanied by Parent or legal guardian). Contact Esther Kosoffsky chefesther@yahoo.com for more info. _________________________________________ Tri-Synagogue Blood Drive January 26th During 2013 the three synagogues of East Brunswick co-sponsored three blood drives, one at each Shul. The next tri-synagogue blood drive will be at EBJC on Sunday, Jan. 26th from 8:30 AM.-2:30 PM. The drive will be conducted by New Jersey Blood Services. Giving blood literally saves lives and if you need it, there is no substitute. To sign up for a specific time, please go to: www.ebjc.org/blooddrive. While walk-ins are welcome, sign up appointments will be given priority. Donors must be in good health and free of cold symptoms. To get more information and a few restrictions, please email blooddrive@ebjc.org, howard_jacobs20@yahoo.com or call NJ Blood Services at 800.933.2566. Also in conjunction with this blood drive, we will be offering a blood marrow screening (a simple cheek swab) run by Smiles4Shira. Smiles4Shira is a non-profit organization dedicated to sponsoring bone marrow donor drives across America through social media and grassroots efforts that has facilitated the swabbing of over 11,000 potential donors and raised over $150,000 for donor kits. Across the country, 70 patients have found a bone marrow match because of Smiles4Shira efforts. Please support both of these life saving causes! ACTT (Achieving Change Through Torah): Come hear Rabbi Eliyahu Kaufman, Moreh D'Asra, Congregation Ohav Emeth, speak about “It’s Nice to be Important but More Important to Be Nice – Finding Your Inner Avraham and Sarah” on Saturday. night, Feb. 1st at 8:30 PM at Congregation Etz Ahaim. Admission is free. Sponsors are welcome. The source book for the entire year is: Step by Step compiled by Rabbi Dovid Weinberger. For more info, call Phil Rosen 732.572.8762. Web-site: www.actt613.org , e-mail: info@actt613.org. Save the date! Bikur Cholim of Raritan Valley annual event will take place on Sunday Mar. 2nd at the Pines Manor. We will be having a brunch at 10:30 AM. The guest speaker is Rabbi Jonathan Rietti. More details to follow. The Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park is sponsoring a free showing of the movie, The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers on Saturday night, Feb.15th at 8 PM at Congregation Ohr Torah in Edison. The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers, is based on the best- selling book by Ambassador Yehuda Avner, The Prime Ministers takes the audience inside the offices of Israel’s Prime Ministers through the eyes of an insider, Yehuda Avner, who served as a chief aide, English language note-taker and speechwriter to Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin, and Shimon Peres. The first of two parts, The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers focuses on Ambassador Avner’s years working with Prime Ministers Levi Eshkol and Golda Meir and then US Ambassador Yitzhak Rabin and reveals new details about the Six-Day War, the development of Israel’s close strategic relationship with the United States, the fight against terrorism, the Yom Kippur War and its aftermath. The film stars the voices of Sandra Bullock as Golda Meir, Michael Douglas as Yitzhak Rabin, Leonard Nimoy as Levi Eshkol and Christoph Waltz as Menachem Begin. CNJKIDS MONTH - FEBRUARY 2014 Tuition will be set by our local Jewish K-8 day schools in the next few months. We need your help to keep tuition as low as possible to encourage continued enrollment in our schools the lifeblood of our community. Please consider becoming a dependable monthly donor to CNJKIDS. Go to www.cnjkids.org and make a donation to mitigate future tuition increases at local Jewish K-8 day schools that have agreed to partner with CNJKIDS. Jewish Family & Vocational Service (JFVS) has some interesting programs coming up. Additionally, if any constituents have need of assistance with paying energy bills, PRAB will be at the JFVS Milltown office on January 30 to help complete forms and provide information. The flyer and required documents flyer are attached. Upcoming Programs: (flyers attached) Open to Men and Women Money Management- January 28th - Learn to Budget Your Money and Pay Down Debt Managing Conflict & Stress - February 4 Strategies to Add Calm to Your Life Women's Center Meet & Greet - February 12 (Women Only) Winter Computer Classes - see attached for classes and dates _________________________________________
  4. 4. ‘A YIEB Young Families sponsored event’ INDOOR PAINTBALL ARENA WHO: Adults *(children over age of 10 + can attend as long as accompanied by a participating parent) WHEN: COST: Saturday night, February 22nd at 7:00pm. $35 per person** LOCATION: All-Star Paintball Arena 12 American Way, Spotswood, NJ 08884 ** Price includes: Admission, PaintGun, Hopper, Mask, 500 Paintballs, Pods, Pod Pack, Air Tank, Unlimited air fills (compressed air only) & 3 hours of field use. Deadline to RSVP: Thursday, February 13th h To RSVP or for any questions, please contact: Mark Weissman: markdweissman@comcast.net or Gary Glantz: vernster18@aol.com
  5. 5. House for Sale on Dutch Road - Walk to Shul Extra large 4 BR, 2.5 BA - HUGE master suite. custom built center island kitchen with high-end granite, top of line stainless appliances, and recessed lighting. Gleaming hardwoods throughout, 2 Jacuzzi tubs, spacious livingroom with included grand piano, large bedrooms with built-in furniture. Fully finished basement with extra room for office or bedroom and included pool table. Manicured landscaping and peaceful backyard w/deck. Sitting on a 1/2 acre lot. Flexible closing. Asking $595,000. Serious buyers call Dalia at 908-227-5003
  6. 6. 1. 2. 3. 4. 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 $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 January 15, 2014 to February 28, 2014 Energy Supply Currently in the Following States: CT, GA, IL, ME, MD, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA and RI / Coming Soon: MA, TX -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------