Jay Weinstein, Rabbi
732.254.1860 x2 (office)
Bertin Lefkovic, Editor
Aron Adams, President
Yaakov Wasser, Inaugural Rabbi
NEXT NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS
TUESDAY March 4th at MIDNIGHT
All submissions must be emailed to
When our office manager is on vacation, the
Newsletter will be emailed but not printed.
To Phyllis & Elliot
Denenberg on the
engagement of their
son Michael to Chavi
Pineles of West
Orange. Also to Chavi’s
parents Freyda &
Michael Pineles and
their entire family.
Mazal Tov to Grandma
Lily Denenberg and to
Ariana & Greg, Bryan
To Joe & Sheila Beer upon the birth of their first
grandchild, Alyssa Rose, and to proud parents
Danny & Abby Beer, Aunt Lauren, Uncle Michael
and Great Bubbie Renee Saperstein. Also to
Abby’s parents Michael & Ruth Rosen and
The Yachad Shabbaton is sponsoring Seudth
Shlishit in honor of the Rayim Yachad members
and advisors. The guest speaker: RayimYachad
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.
WELCOME YACAD SHABBATON
We welcome the Rayim Yachad members and
advisors to the Young Israel of East Brunswick’s
4th annual Yachad Shabbaton. We thank the
many volunteers who helped with the
Shabbaton. A special thanks to Sara & Bruce
Fischer for hosting the Yachad Shabbat Oneg.
Save the date for Wednesday, March 12th at
10:30am for a special Mommy and Me
Movement class. For more information and
details, please contact Joelle Yavin at
Vol. XVIII, No. 36 Adar I 28 - Adar II 4, 5774
February 28 – March 6, 2014
Candle Lighting .................................... 5:30PM
Friday Mincha....................................... 5:35PM
Shkia .................................................... 5:48PM
WELCOME YACHAD SHABBATON
Shabbat Shacharit........................8:00, 9:00AM
Latest Sh’ma ........................................ 9:21AM
Shabbat Mincha…….. .......................... 5:25PM
Shabbat Maariv .................................... 6:31PM
Shabbat Ends....................................... 6:39PM
Sun Sh’r’t(Rosh Chodesh I)7:30, 8:30, 9:15AM
Mon Shacharit(Rosh ChodeshII) .6:15, 8:00AM
Tues/Wed Shacharit .....................6:30, 8:00AM
Thurs Shacharit ............................6:20, 8:00AM
Fri Shacharit.................................6:30, 8:00AM
Sun - Thurs Mincha/Maariv................... 5:35PM
Mon-Thurs Late Maariv ........................ 9:30PM
Candle Lighting next week.................... 5:38PM
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
MotzeiShb’t . -1½ hrs after Shb’t ends - for 2 hrs
Weekdays .................................. 9:00-11:00PM
Friday & Yom Tov ........By Appointment Only
Eruv status 732.254.1860 X5
We are looking into the possibility of hosting a
community Seder at YIEB the second night of
Pesach. The Seder would be catered, led by
Rabbi Weinstein and open to adults and
children. The cost would be approximately $50
per adult and $30 per child. This includes
everything you need for a Seder (Grape juice,
Shemurah Matzah, Marror, Seder plate, food,
etc,). At this point, we'd like to gauge if there is
interest from the community. If you're
potentially interested, kindly email Bert at
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
NORPAC MISSION to WASHINGTON
Wednesday, Apr. 30, 2014
SHUL DECORUM REMINDER
At YIEB we encourage talking to
HASHEM during Davening.
FRIENDS during Kiddush.
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 for 6th grade girls and their mothers.
Has started, Please contact Sharon at
firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
New Monday Night Learning Series with Rabbi
Weinstein Pre-Purim Series continues on
Monday, March 10th (no class on the 3rd), 8:309:30 PM.
YIEB & Highland Park Community Kollel.
Gemara Class with Rabbi Nussbaum, Tuesdays
at 8:30 PM, with the topic “Purim”.
In Depth Talmud Class
Given by Yaakov Weinstein, Wednesday,
8:30PM. In this week’s class we will discuss
“Telling of the Exodus.”
New Women's Wednesday Class with Rabbi
Weinstein, 9:45-10:45 AM, "ShirHaShirim- the
Quintessential Love Song" continues March 5th.
DAF YOMI: From Rabbi Weinstein
Join DafYomi 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
DafYomi. Can’t make it in person? Do DafYomi
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.
The next and final Dor L-Dor program will take
place Motzei Shabbat March 8th. To end the
season there will be ice cream for all. In
addition to the normal raffle and prizes, there
will be a grand raffle. The cost is $2 per child
with a max of $5 per family which can be paid
at the door.
Thank you to Debbie & Jeffrey Chustckie for
their generous donation.
Additional sponsor needed for this final Dor LDor. To co-sponsor this final Dor L-Dor, please
speak with Ari Kevelson.
Keshet is now affiliated with B’neiAkiva! Another
amazing Keshet summer is coming, now with all the
benefits of B’neiAkiva. Morning mifkad, joint programs
with MoshavaBa’ir and IO and so much more!
Thank you to the Winston Family for their sponsorship
of a Kiddie Kiddush in honor of the birthday of Eden’s
6th-8th graders are invited to join us for a sweet treat
and some sweet Torah. This Shabbat morning at
Time to Buy PurimFest Wristbands!
Get ready for another amazing Purim carnival!
Sunday, March 16th from 11 am-3 pm. Check out the
attached flyer for more details. Interested in
volunteering? Let Melissa know. Sponsorships sought.
This year this is a significant financial incentive to
purchasing wristbands in advance. And remember,
everything is included with your wristband (except
lunch)! No need to buy endless tickets.
Join Rabbi Weinstein and Melissa Rosen for Sandy
YIEB high school students have a special opportunity
to volunteer on Sunday, March 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. Contact Melissa ASAP to
reserve your spot.
B’neiAkiva in March
Save the dates of March 7-8 and March 28-29 for
more B’neiAkiva time!
New Shabbat Mommy and Me
On Shabbat morning, March 8th, there will be a
Mommy (or Daddy or Special Friend) & Me Shabbat
program for those two and under. 10:45 a.m. Look for
additional details in next week’s bulletin.
Our Chailight: Chesed February collection continues to
be 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
Take advantage of our new ‘friendship discount’!
Register with a friend new to camp and split the $100
discount. Two new campers also qualify.
Information Session – NEW DATE
Plan to attend our informational parlor meeting on
Tuesday evening, February 18th at 7:30 at the shul.
Open to all. Bring a friend!
TLC Information Session
Attention parents of children entering 5th through 8th
grade! Join us for a special TLC information session on
Sunday, February 23rd at 10:00 a.m.
Central NJ now has a B’neiAkiva summer camp of
their own! We are thrilled to announce that Camp
Camp Keshet now has a Yachad shadow program. We
are proud to be able to offer a safe and exciting camp
experience for all who desire it.
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.
Camp Keshet has some exciting announcements to
make about new staff hires! Be on the lookout!
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!
29 Adar 5774 Marty
(Herman Siederer) on 3/1/2014
29 Adar 5774 Michael Bernstein for his Mother,
( סימאבתשבתיSelma Bernstein)
29 Adar 5774 Bill Rose for his mother (Anne W
Rose) on 3/1/2014
30 Adar 5774 Grace Hackman for her Father,
Shlomo Ben Mordechai (Sam
Safdiah) on 3/2/2014
1 Adar II 5774 Jack Schemo for his Father,
Yehudah Ben Moshe (Leon
Schemo) on 3/3/2014
1 Adar II 5774 Mark Lazar for his Father, Yisroel
Yitzchak Ben Zvi (Irving Lazar) on
3 Adar II 5774 Chayim Stern for his Father,
TzviYisrael Ben Zalman Yehuda
(Harry Stern) on 3/5/2014
5 Adar II 5774 Richard Fried for his Father,
Moshe Leib Ben Yitzchak
(Lawrence Fried) on 3/7/2014
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
Sincerely, YIEB Healthee Committee
When walking to and from Shul for Mincha
and Maariv, please wear your reflective vests.
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
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
Candy bags for your
special Simcha must be
ordered from the YIEB
Sisterhood. Please call
further information and to place your order.
HELPING HAND COMMITTEE
Have you ever been locked out of your car;
Had to pick up your sick child at school while
your newborn was sleeping’ or needed to check
on your parents who were home alone? Were
you fortunate enough to get help? Would like
to pay the favor forward?
Family and friends aren't always around, and
there are time when members in our
community need a helping hand.
We are forming a committee of volunteers who
would be willing to help out when someone has
an unexpected emergency situation. If you are
interested in helping out, please contact either:
Debbie Chustckie at email@example.com
Bobbie Cumsky at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brina Hershkovits at email@example.com
The Helping Hand Committee
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chumashim - $50 - Siddurim - $30
SHUL PARKING LOT
Please do not park nor stand in
Fire Lanes. It is essential we
passage of emergency vehicles.
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
Thank you to everyone who has contributed in
the past. Contact Charlie Rothenberg for free
Timely Community Announcements
(YIEB does not endorse the Kashrut of any nonYIEB event or listing appearing in the
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
Save the date! BikurCholim of Raritan Valley
annual event will take place Sunday, March 2nd
at the Pines Manor. We will be having a brunch
at 10:30am. The guest speaker is Rabbi
Jonathan Rietti. For men and women. Cost is
$50 per person. Sponsorships are available.
Visa and MasterCard are accepted. For more
information or to make reservations, please call
the BikurCholim hotline at 732-572-7181.
Rutgers Hillel Alumni Reception
Rutgers Jewish Alumni are invited to a
reception sponsored by the Rutgers Hillel
Alumni Association on Saturday night, March
8th at 8 PM at the home of Leslie and Josh
Ostrin, 221 Riverview Avenue, Highland Park,
NJ 08904. Catch up with old friends and learn
more about what’s happening on
campus.Space is limited. RSVP by Monday
March 3rd. Couvert is $10. To RSVP for the
event, visit http://www.rutgershillel.org/alumniparents/alumni-association/
Questions? Email Michal at
email@example.com call Hana at
732-545-2407. All food and beverages served
will be kosher parve.
On Sunday March 9th at 3:15 PM, Ohr Torah
will be going by school bus from the Shul to the
Big Apple Circus located in a heated tent
adjacent to TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater,
NJ. We will return to the Shul at 7:30 PM. This
program is for children and parents. All children
six and under must be accompanied by an
adult. The all-new show entitled "Luminocity"
includes acrobats, wire-walkers, performers on
a double trapeze, jugglers the Big Apple Circus
Band and many more surprises!
Cost is $28 per person including transportation
for all reservations made by Sunday March 2nd.
After that date, the price goes up to $35 per
person. Let the OT Youth Program entertain
your children while you prepare for Purim. You
can make reservations by sending an email to
Mayer Berg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
include names and phone numbers for all
attendees. Additionally, you can pay via paypal
using email@example.com or checks can be
dropped off at the home of Mayer Berg @15
Edgemount Road in Edison. This promises to be
On Motzei Shabbat March 15th, Ohr Torah has a
grand celebration planned for Purim night. It
will be a magical evening as the Magic of Marco
will be entertaining our children starting at 8:30
PM during Megillah reading upstairs. After
Megillah reading, come downstairs to the
Kiddush Room where we will have lively music,
a face painter,
Douglas Simon to Speak on Challenges to US
Foreign Policy at JCC River Ridge Lecture
The next JCC Lecture in Highland Park will take
place on Wednesday, March 26th at 1 PM in
the community room at River Ridge, 30 So.
Adelaide Ave. All are welcome to hear Dr.
Douglas Simon speak on the new challenges
facing US Foreign Policy. Douglas W. Simon, is
emeritus professor of political science at Drew
University, where he specialized in international
affairs, U.S. foreign policy, international
organization, and national security. After
arriving at Drew, Simon directed the university's
Semester on the United Nations for fifteen
years, served as convener of Drew's Masters in
International Affairs Program, and later was
department chair. Cost for the lecture is $8 for
JCCMC Members; $10 for non-members.
Refreshments are served. To register please
send the names of the participants, along with
your check, payable to the JCC, to: Jewish
Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775
Oak Tree Road, Edison, NJ 08820, and write
Douglas Simon in HP in the memo section. For
more information on this and other upcoming
JCC programs and trips please
call Diane Mael, Director of Adult Services at
732-494-3232 ext. 3614
Please join TABC at its 31st Annual Dinner on
Sunday, March 30th at Congregation Keter
Torah as we honor a group of very special
individuals. The theme of this year's dinner
"Building our Future," acknowledges the
tremendous contributions of our honorees;
Wendy and Isaac Shulman, Alisa and Stephen
Levy, Dr. Garry Katz and YaacovApfelbaum who
have all contributed in significant ways to the
growth of our Yeshiva. For reservations or to
make a donation, please go to
JCC TRIP TO NEUE GALERIE POSTPONED
BECAUSE OF WEATHER, RESCHEDULED FOR
The February 9th trip to the NEUE Galerie in
Manhattan from the JCC of Middlesex County
has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 27th.
Instead of seeing The Kandinsky exhibit which
ended Feb 10th we’ll be seeing the new exhibit:
“DEGENERATE ART: THE ATTACK ON MODERN
ART IN NAZI GERMANY, 1937” with a private
docent. Bus leaves the JCC at 9:45 am and
returns approximately 3:30 pm. Cost is $50 for
JCCMC members; $55 for non-members and
includes coach bus transportation to and from
museum, admission and private docent tour.
Lunch is on your own in either of the Galerie’s 2
Cafes or a local restaurant. A very limited
number of seats remain. Please register before
April 10th. To register please send the names of
the participants, along with your check, payable
to the JCC, to: Jewish Community Center of
Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison,
NJ 08820, and write “NEUE GALERIE” in the
memo section. For more information on this
and other upcoming JCC programs and trips
please call Diane Mael, Director of Adult
Services at 732-494-3232 extension 3614.
Join us on our annual Mission to Washington
event to support the U.S.-Israel relationship on
Wednesday, April 30th. 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). special discount --College students
can register at $36 – but only by phone.
Register now for the Early Bird special rates*
or call 201.788.5133Contact Esther Kosoffsky.
firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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ENRV is active posting over 200 jobs a month to
over 550 members. Please continue to include
the following in your announcements every
week or two to let people know about the group
and to post jobs. Looking for work? We can
help. Go to www.ENRV.org or contact Bob
Lansey at ENRVInfo@gmail.com. We post over
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their resume and search strategies.Please help:
If you know of any professional, part-time, or
temporary job openings, please e-mail the
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The ACTT (Achieving Change Through Torah)
program 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 email@example.com or call Phil Rosen
Collecting Sheitels: KerenKolKallah 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 hachnasaskallah fund which helps
needy brides in EretzYisrael. Sheitels can be
dropped off by Aviva, 16 Edgemount Road,
Edison. For more info, please see contact Aviva
Siegel (732) 572-4408
YESHIVA AT THE JERSEY SHORE
THE CENTER FOR EARLY LEARNING
YOUNG ISRAEL OF EAST BRUNSWICK
INVITE THE ENTIRE YIEB COMMUNITY TO A
Friday, March 7, 2014
6:00 p.m. Shabbat Dinner
Deadline: February 28th
Cost: After Feb 20 :
$18/adult & $12/child (below 10 yrs old). Family Max $55
RSVP and Payment via ShulCloud: http://www.yieb.org/yieb-young-families-shabbat-dinner.html
* You will need to be logged into shul website to view RSVP screen.
For questions, please contact Mark Weissman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Candle Lighting: Please be advised that tea lights will be set up in Social Hall for
women who wish to light candles at shul on Friday evening. For those who are lighting at home, earliest
time to light is 4:43pm.
Yeshiva at the Jersey Shore’s
at Young Israel of East Brunswick
The Center for Early Learning
Yeshiva at the Jersey Shore
invite you to the
Kindergarten Family Shabbaton!
(for Kindergarten students and their families from both the
Ocean & East Brunswick Campuses)
Shabbat, Parashat Vayikra
March 7th-8th, 2014
Young Israel of East Brunswick
193 Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick, NJ
This memorable program for Kindergarten families and faculty includes a Mishpacha
Minyan & Dinner with the YIEB Community, Special Shabbat lunch, afternoon
Oneg, Seudah Shlishit, games and lots of fun! We are pleased to arrange housing for
those who need it.
(includes Friday night meal, Shabbat lunch and Seudah Shlishit)
February 20th: $100 per family
Register at www.yieb.org
Registration deadline is February 28th
For more information, please contact the YJS office at 732-663 2929
or the YIEB office at 732-613-9393.
We would love to have ALL families join us. Please speak with Rabbi Tuchman
if you need alternate financial arrangements.
YIEB Young Families sponsored event’
INDOOR PAINTBALL ARENA
*(children over age of 10 + can attend as long as accompanied by a
Saturday night, March 1stat 7:20pm
$35 per person**
LOCATION: All-Star Paintball Arena
12 American Way, Spotswood, NJ 08884
PIZZA AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED
**Price includes: Admission, PaintGun, Hopper, Mask, 500 Paintballs, Pods, Pod Pack,
Air Tank, Unlimited air fills (compressed air only) &2.5hours of field use.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact:
Mark Weissman:email@example.com or
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