Jay Weinstein, Rabbi
732.254.1860 x2 (office)
Bertin Lefkovic, Editor
Aron Adams, President
Yaakov Wasser, Inaugural Rabbi
NEXT NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS
Wednesday March 12th at NOON
All submissions must be emailed to
When our office manager is on vacation, the
Newsletter will be emailed but not printed.
Mazel Tov to Josh and Aviva Hassan on Josh's
passing the Dental Licensing Exam. Mazel Tov
also to Aviva's parents, Lori and Alvan Small,
and brother, Jacob.
Welcome to the YATJS Kindergarten Shabbaton! A
special welcome to Rabbi Tuchman, Morah Nava,
Morah Lori, other teachers, students and families!
Vol. XVIII, No. 37 Adar II 5 – Adar II 11, 5774
Candle Lighting .................................... 5:38PM
Friday Mincha ....................................... 5:43PM
Shkia .................................................... 5:56PM
Shabbat Shacharit ........................8:00, 9:00AM
Latest Sh’ma ........................................ 9:15AM
Shabbat Mincha…….. .......................... 5:30PM
Shabbat Maariv .................................... 6:39PM
Shabbat Ends ....................................... 6:47PM
TURN CLOCKS FORWARD 1 HR @ 2AM SUN
Sun Shacharit ...................... 7:30, 8:30, 9:15AM
Mon Shacharit ............................ *6:20, 8:00AM
[*Earliest t & t 6:29 AM]
Tues/Wed Shacharit .....................6:30, 8:00AM
Thurs Shacharit – TAANIT ESTHER
Fast Begin…………... .......................... 5:52AM
Shacharit ................................... *6:15, 8:00AM
[Earliest t & t 6:24AM]
Fast Ends ............................................ 7:42PM
Guest Speaker this Shabbat Morning: Rabbi Elie
Tuchman Ed D, head of school at Yeshiva at the
Jersey Shore will deliver the drasha this Shabbat.
Fri Shacharit .................................6:30, 8:00AM
Sun - Wed Mincha/Maariv .................... 6:45PM
The weekday “maariv only” 9:30PM minyan
is on hold for the late Spring & Summer
Jonah Bash, Jeff Chustckie and Rabbi Weinstein
will share thoughts and reflections from the recent
We regret to inform you of the passing of Beatrice
(Bea) Hohenemser a'h, mother of Brina Herskovits.
May the family be comforted among the mourners
of Zion and Jerusalem.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------KIDDUSH NOSH SPONSORS
February 23, 2014 – March 8, 2014
Iva & Steven Dyckman: Jordan Dyckman
Sarah & Joe Naus: Zev Holland
Jane & Marc Pomerantz: Dylan Saypol
Jodi & Steven Reich: Alison Reich
Miriam & Howard Rosenblum: Miriam Rosenblum
Sarita& Dan Sragow: Atara Nina Leah Sragow
Tema& Tony Winston: Eden Winston
Suri& Steve Moskowitz: Suri& Steve Moskowitz
Miriam & Howard Rosenblum: Elana&Brahm
Marion & Michael Bernstein: Selma Bernstein
Debbie &ChaimRogoff: Simon Shapiro
Karen &Chayim Stern: Harry Stern
Other Events of Note:
Shelley & Milton Goldman: Milton's Aufruf
Dear YIEB Member,
The Tzedaka fund is dedicated to helping
individuals in financial need, first in our community
and as well as elsewhere. One of the hallmarks of
this fund is to ensure that all distribution of funds
will be handled discreetly and respectfully. If you,
or someone you know, are in need of financial
assistance, please contact Rabbi Weinstein. The
March 7 – March 13, 2014
Candle Lighting next week .................... 6:45PM
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
sources of funding for the Tzedaka fund include
donations made by members and visitors, and the
contents of the Pushka.
Each year, before Purim and Pesach, we ask the
YIEB membership to donate money to this fund.
While the funds go to help families throughout the
year, we do distribute funds on Purim. Therefore, if
you donate before March 13th, it can be used to
fulfill your obligation of Matanot La’evyonim.
This past year, the need for assistance has
increased, so at this time before Purim, please
make your donations for Matanaot L’evyonim
payable to the Young Israel of East
BrunswickTzedaka Fund and send them to:
12 Constitution Court
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Wishing you all a Freilechen Purim,
Rabbi Jay Weinstein David Rabinowitz,
SHUL DECORUM REMINDER
At YIEB we encourage talking to everyone:
HASHEM during Davening.
FRIENDS during Kiddush.
Purim is around the corner! Please see the schedule
for a list of all the Megilla Readings & Programs.
Dear YIEB Members,
I have just returned from spending the last 3 days
in Washington D.C. at the AIPAC Policy
Conference. What an incredible and historic
moment to stand together with 14,000 Pro-Israel
activists in the support of a strong US-Israel
relationship. The highlight of the convention took
place on Tuesday morning as we hosted Prime
Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. His words were
strong and powerful as he promised to do
everything in his power to protect the citizens of
Israel and Jews around the world from the threat of
a nuclear Iran. Please watch videos and highlights
of the conference at www.aipac.org. What made
the experience even more powerful was going
together with a delegation of 19 YIEB members
(check out photos at www.yieb.org)! We look
forward to sharing with you more highlights and
stories from the conference this Shabbat during
Rabbi Jay Weinstein
SAVE THE DATE
Annual Larry Schacht Baseball Outing
Sunday, May 4
Tampa at Yankees
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.
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
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
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 8:30-9:30 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
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 the clocks are changing and
Mincha/Maariv during the week is very early, we
need everyone's help to ensure we have a minyan.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WOMEN’S TEHILLIM GROUP
Please join us, weekly, on Monday evenings at
7:45 pm in the Bais Medrash. Together we read all
of the Tehillim on behalf of the Shul’s Refuah
Shelaima list. You may read in Hebrew or English.
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 Susan & Jerry Gerstman for the
generous donation in commemoration of the
Yahrtzeit of their parents Morris Wein and Max
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!
Thank you to Faigy and Gary Cornick for their
Thank you to Debbie & Jeffrey Chustckie for their
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.
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. in the
Green Room. Please join us!
B’nei Akiva this Shabbat
High School oneg, 7:30-9:00 pm., location TBA. Snif
for grades 2-5 at 4:30 p.m. Middle School (grades 6-8)
seudah shlishit at 5:50 p.m.
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.
NEW! Chailight: Chesed
Our Chailight: Chesed March collection is actually two!
On Purim, please use a box of pasta as a gragger.
Donate your ‘gragger’ in the
lobby, after the megillah reading. We’ll deliver the
pasta to the local soup kitchen. All month long (until
the 28th) please donate Pesach food. We’ll donate it
to JFVS to distribute to those who need a little extra
help for the chag.
Take advantage of our new ‘friendship discount’!
Register with a friend new to camp and split the $100
discount. Two new campers also qualify.
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. Morning mifkad, joint
programs with Moshava Ba’ir and IO and so much
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!
Adar II 5774 Richard Fried
for his Father, Moshe
Leib Ben Yitzchak
(Lawrence Fried) on
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 Smallplaques@yieb.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 8PM.
Please bring your own Seforim. Cost is still only
$3.00 which includes pizza, donuts, prizes and
raffles. It is the last Mishmar of the season.
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. Couvert is $10. To RSVP for
the event, visit
Questions? Email Michal at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 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 email@example.com. Please
include names and phone numbers for all
attendees. Additionally, you can pay via paypal
using firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Contact Esther Kosoffsky.
email@example.com for more info.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------EMPLOYMENT NETWORK OF RARITAN VALLEY
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
200 jobs each month, and help people with
their resume and search strategies.Please help:
If you know of any professional, part-time, or
temporary job openings, please e-mail the
information to ENRVInfo@gmail.comIt has been
sold out in Jewish Film Festivals around the
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Phil Rosen
KIDNEY RECEIVED! I want to thank the
community for your tefillos and concern.
Chasdei Hashem, our friend Tzvi received a
kidney last week and is B”H on the mend.
Please do keep Tzvi ben Frimmet in your Tefillos
for a refuah shleimah. May we celebrate
Smachot together! Thank you, Dr. Alan Singer
Clothing Drive: Congregation Ahavas Yisrael
needs children's clothing which are in excellent
condition for its annual children's clothing drive.
Please drop off clothing at: Rivka Jaffe: 16
Price Drive, Edison, NJ or at Ida Scheiner: 238
Harrison Ave., Highland Park, NJ. The clothing
drive committee also requests for volunteers to
help set up and/or manage the drive (chessed
hours will be allotted). To volunteer for this
important community event please contact: Ida
Scheiner (732) 247-3073. All are welcome to
"shop" at Congregation Ahavas Yisrael on Sun.
March 30 for children's clothing (sizes infantXL). Donations are optional.
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
Congregation Ohr Torah will hold this year’s
community Shaimos Collection on Sunday,
March 23 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM.
The cost is $20 per large garbage sized bags.
Please make all checks out to Congregation Ohr
Torah. (coordinator/questions) Barry Siegel,
There will also be a used Seforim sale at this
time, Great Bargains!!! Come find your hard-tofind and/or out-of-print books and stock up your
SIGN UP TO RUN WITH TEAM CNJKIDS
On Sunday, May 18, 2014, join TEAM CNJKIDS
for A Run in the Park-Highland Park 5k. To sign
up go to www.cnjkids.org and click on the TEAM
CNJKIDS link and begin to get sponsors to help
mitigate future tuition increases at local Jewish
K-8 day schools.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CHOL HAMOED PESACH SESAME STREET LIVE:
The PTA of the Chai Early Childhood Center in
East Brunswick's annual fundraiser: Order your
tickets for "Sesame Live" at the State Theater in
New Brunswick. The show is Thursday, April 17
at 10:30am of Chol Hamoed Pesach
Tickets are $18 (note kids under 1-year-old get
a FREE LAP VOUCHER). To order tickets, contact
Elie Salomon at 732-325-9626 or at
email@example.com. Act fast as the sooner
you order, the better your seats. Checks can be
made out to "Chabad of East Brunswick."
WE WILL ONLY BE TAKING ORDERS UNTIL
Every year, thousands of young Israeli combat
soldiers are discharged from military service
and are returned to civilian life. Despite their
lengthy and arduous physical training, scant
attention is paid to their psychological
preparedness to cope with the aftermath of
traumatic experiences they may have had:
Many witnessed terrible sights, made splitsecond life and death decisions, or experienced
the loss of a comrade. After three or more
years spent in a strict military framework, many
feel overwhelmed by the decisions and
demands of civilian life. They may develop
symptoms ranging from difficulties with
concentration to sleep and memory disorders.
Other manifestations include substance abuse,
anger, and symptoms which can lead to fullblown Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Peace of Mind
reunites soldiers who served together. Peace of
Mind (POM) offers them the admiration and
respect of American Jewish communities while
providing them with time in Israel and in
American host communities in which they can
receive treatment for the grief, bereavement,
and guilt that resulted from their experience in
IDF service. For Highland Park/Edison to
become a POM host community we must raise
the funds to underwrite the cost of the
treatment program. To date, over half of the
necessary funds have been collected to bring
young veterans and their Israeli psychologists to
our community November 9 - 16, 2014. During
the time that they are here, the veterans will
work with their psychologists in the mornings
and spend the afternoons doing the things that
twenty-somethings do: sightsee and experience
New York and New Jersey. The time that we
spend with these soldiers, whether in our
homes or in special evening programs, is a vital
part of their healing program. To learn more
about the Peace of Mind Program, please join
us at the home of Marcia and Barry Levinson
(419 Becker Street, Highland Park) at 8 PM on
March 31st. Please show your support and
Hakarat Hatov to soldiers who have risked their
lives for our homeland and for our friends and
families living in Israel. RSVP to Barbara
Strassman (firstname.lastname@example.org or
732/545-3931). If you are unable to attend
this meeting but would like to support the
program, please send donations made out to
American Friends of Herzog Hospital c/o
Rosanne Koenigson at 221 Washington Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817.
PURIM SCHEDULE 5774/2014
Ta'anit Esther (Fast of Esther, Thursday, 3/13)
6:15 & 8:00 AM
Shabbat Zachor (Shabbat, 3/15)
8:00 AM & 9:00 AM Shacharit (with Zachor Laneing)
A second reading of Parshat Zachor will take place after 9:00 AM Minyan
Seudah Shlishit at home
Maariv & Megillah Readings
(Upstairs: Gragger Friendly & Downstairs: Gragger Lite)
Megillah, Mad Science and More! (2-9 Years old)
Purim Chagigah and Mad Science! (Social Hall)
(Late) Megillah Reading (Downstairs)
Purim Day (Sunday, 3/16)
Shacharit & 1st Megilla reading
Shacharit & 2nd Megilla reading
3rd Megilla reading
Cash or checks (made out to
YIEB Tzedakah Fund) can be
placed in the tray designated
Matanot La’evyonim all before
12:00 PM on Purim day.
at East Brunswick Jewish Center
1:00 PM & 3:45 PM Mincha
Maariv (if you drank at home...don’t drive to shul!)