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    • Weekly Newsletter Vol. XVIII, No. 41 Nissan 4 - 10, 5774 April 4 - 10, 2014 Special 2 week Pesach issue deadline Wednesday April 9th at NOON All submissions must be emailed to newsletter@yieb.org When our office manager is on vacation, the Newsletter will be emailed but not printed. YIEB OFFICE MANAGER I will be out of the office from Wednesday, April 2nd through Wednesday, April 9nd and will return on Wednesday, April 10th. Thank you for making me feel so welcome during these past couple of months. If you have any pressing needs from the YIEB administration, please contact Aron Adams, YIEB President, at president@yieb.org. I look forward to seeing you upon my return. Sincerely, Bertin Lefkovic, Office Manager Young Israel of East Brunswick --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONDOLENCES We regret to inform you of the passing of Robert Wegodsky a'h, father of Jay Wegodsky. We regret to inform you of the passing of Marvin Mayer, a'h, father of Steve Mayer. May the familes be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ MAZAL TOV & KIDDUSH SPONSOR Mazel Tov this week on our daughter Nili Lang's becoming Bat Mitzvah. Kiddush will be sponsored by the Lang family in honor of Nili's Bat Mitzvah. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SEUDAT SHLISHIT SPONSOR Brina Herskpovits and Family in commemoration of the Shloshim of Brina’s mother Beatrice Hohenemser a”h. Brina will be the guest speaker. __________________________________________ SAVE THESE DATES: Annual Larry Schacht Baseball Outing Sunday, May 4th Tampa at Yankees ***** Tefillin & Mezuzot Check Sunday, May 11th, we will be having a Sofer STaM come to YIEB to perform Tefillin & Mezuzot checking. There will be more information to come. ***** Yom Hashoah Program On Sunday April 30th at 3 PM in the Shul, we will be hosting the Jewish Federation Of Middlesex County Annual Yom Hashoah Commemoration. The featured speaker will be a survivor of the Holocaust. Stay tuned for details on his year's community-wide program being hosted at YIEB. See Sandy Lang with any questions. CONGREGATIONAL MEETING Dear YIEB Member, The Mikvah Board has been working tirelessly over the last year and a half in figuring out how to build a Kalim Mikvah on our property. Simply put, it’s not easy. Quite the opposite, given the issues with the wetlands, township, construction, etc. the best option we currently have to build a Kalim Mikvah would cost a minimum of $75,000. Knowing the situation that YIEB finds itself in, Torah Links graciously offered to house the YIEB Kalim Mikvah in their new building. In order to partner together in that initiative, YIEB would give $30,000 and Torah Links would cover the rest of the building costs and maintenance costs. Partnering together in this initiative could not only benefit the YIEB community with a Kalim Mikvah but could show how YIEB and Torah Links working together could benefit the entire Jewish community. I thank Torah Links for offering us this extremely generous proposal. Please join us at the Congregational Meeting on April 7th at 8 PM to find out more information and vote on the motion that the YIEB Board passed. The text of the entire motion was sent out to the congregation via email. Thank you for your support, Sharon Weinstein _________________________________________ SHUL DECORUM REMINDER Please refrain from all unnecessary conversation during Davening _______________________________ PESACH REMINDERS -ALL SHULCLOUD MATZAH ORDERS- may be picked up this Sunday April 6th at the Koslowe residence (18 Boston Post Road), from 7 - 10 PM. Thank you, Mark Koslowe -Please make sure you've cleared your Shul lockers and Talis bags of all Chametz! -Rabbi Weinstein will be available for Mechirat Chametz during the following times: 4/3- 7:30-9:00 PM, 4/6 - 9:00-10:00 AM & 7:45-9:00 PM, 4/9 –7:45-9:00 PM and 4/13– 9-10:00 AM & 6:15-7:15 PM (Or by appointment). Click here for the sale of Chametz form: http://www.yieb.org/chametz-form.html (Log into Shul Cloud before clicking these links) -See attached Pesach Schedule ______________________________________________ LOOKING FOR A PESACH SEDER? If you or someone you know needs a place for one of the Sedarim OR if you have an extra spot at your Seder, please contact Bert at officemanager@yieb.org. __________________________________________ LOCAL PESACH SHOPPING NEWS AND PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS -ACME, Milltown, is offering a free shank bone for your Seder. Stop by the Kosher Deli counter. - Giddy’s Pizzeria is expected to open in Loehmann’s Plaza (across from Retro-Fitness) prior to Pesach. 732.659.6898. ______________________________________________ The Mikvah Board is considering hosting Shabbat HaGadol meals in the Shul. Please email Joelle.yavin@gmail.com if you are interested. ______________________________________________ YIEB BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS: Tuesday April 8th @ 8:30 PM Thursday May 15th @ 8:30 PM ______________________________________________ YIEB BOARD NOMINATIONS Nominations are now being accepted for the Shul Board for the 2014/2015 year that begins July 1st. If you wish to be considered for nomination, please contact Aaron Shmulewitz, Chair of the Nominating Committee. ______________________________________________ Hakarat HaTov I have been more than overwhelmed by Se’udah Shlishit, the Hashkama Kiddush and the kind words these past two Shabbatot in recognition of my completion of the 54 Torah portions. The YIEB community has really touched my heart. Thank you to the religious committee members for sponsoring Se’udah Shlishit and to those who contributed to the Kiddush. Thank you R. Weinstein, R. Wasser and to the Gabba’im for being at my side (literally) these many years. Thank you Paul Goldman and Michael Gardner for the Kiddush that you coordinated this past Shabbat. In particular, I would like to give a special thank you to Michael Gardner for imbuing me with confidence from the start and to Neil Rothstein and Yaakov Weinstein whose own layning served as my inspiration. Joel Gordon Jay Weinstein, Rabbi 732.354.5912 (cell) 732.254.1860 x2 (office) Bertin Lefkovic, Editor Aron Adams, President Yaakov Wasser, Inaugural Rabbi (1979-2009), Retired SHABBAT METZORA Friday Mincha....................................... 7:00PM Candle Lighting..................................... 7:07PM Shkia .................................................... 7:25PM Shabbat Shacharit ....................... 8:00, 9:00AM Latest Sh’ma......................................... 9:48AM Shabbat Mincha……. ........................... 7:00PM Shabbat Maariv……………… ............... 8:08PM Shabbat Ends....................................... 8:16PM Sun Shacharit......................7:30, 8:30, 9:15AM Mon/Thurs Shacharit.................... 6:20, 8:00AM Tues/Wed/Fri Shacharit ............... 6:30, 8:00AM Sun - Thurs Mincha/Maariv................... 7:15PM The weekday “maariv only” 9:30PM minyan is on hold for the late Spring & Summer Candle Lighting next week.................... 7:14PM 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. MotzeiShb’t..-1½ hrs after Shb’t ends - for 2 hrs Weekdays................................... 9:00-11:00PM Friday & Yom Tov ....... By Appointment Only Mikvah732.257.4121 Eruv status 732.254.1860 X5
    • ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SPRING MINYAN MEN! Now that the clocks have changed and Mincha/Maariv during the week is later, we still need everyone's help to ensure we have a Minyan. Thank you! ______________________________________________ YACHAD ALUMNI EVENT Thirty years of Yachad means thousands of volunteers, campers and staff who have been a part of the Yachad family. To reconnect the family, Yachad recently launched Friends of Yachad to serve as the portal of entry for Yachad's past to meet its present and to help shape the future. Join us on May 22nd for the Inaugural Friends of Yachad Gala. For more information, visit www.Yachad.org/YachadRocks or contact Naftali Herrmann at 212.613.8373. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 for 6th grade girls and their mothers. has started, Please contact Sharon at weinsteinshar@gmail.com to register. YIEB & Highland Park Community Kollel. Gemara Class with Rabbi Nussbaum, On Passover break. Class resumes on April 29 with the topic "Prohibitions of Shabbat". In Depth Talmud Class Given by Yaakov Weinstein, Wednesday, 8:30PM. In this week’s class we will discuss “Is There an End? The Time Period to Remember the Exodus.” New Women's Wednesday Class with Rabbi Weinstein, "Shir HaShirim- the Quintessential Love Song” Continues on Wednesday morning, April 9th 9:45-10:45 AM. (no class on 3/26 or 4/2) flyer attached ___________________________________________ 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/ __________________________________________ YIEB will be purchasing a small block of tickets for next year's AIPAC conference at a discounted rate of $399 (discounted from $599). If you're interested in one of these spots, please speak to Rabbi Weinstein (first come first serve). Additionally, we have a few tickets for high school students at a discounted rate of $149. If you're interested, please speak with Melissa Rosen (first come first served). Thank you! _________________________________________ LOST & FOUND LOST: Black cashmere Chaps coat with folded paper (probably an Israel report) in the pocket. Please return to the YIEB office if you accidentally grabbed this coat this past weekend. FOUND: Black wool chaps coat with tissues in the pocket. Please feel free to pick up in the YIEB coat room at your convenience. FOUND: Black Jabra Bluetooth Earpiece that is being held in the YIEB Office FOUND: Silver bracelet FOUND: Pearl pin ___________________________________________ Sisterhod Presents "Self Defense" TWO SESSIONS LEFT: Join Sensei Gene White for self defense classes while enjoying a light workout! Try it out before you sign up...come to a free demo class on April 7th from 7:30-8:30 Monday's from 7:30-8:30: 1st Session: April 28; May 5, 12, 19 – cost $40 2nd Session: June 2, 9, 16 Cost: $30. Try it out before you sign up. Come to a free class April 7th _________________________________________________________________________ SAVE THE DATES: Keep an eye on emails for exciting events coming soon….details to follow! Middle School and High School nights out 4/24 7:30PM locations and details to follow Bnei Akiva Middle School Oneg, Friday night, 4/25 LAG BA’OMER programs: Saturday night, 5/17 separate HS and MS Bon Fires LAG BA’OMER BBQ @YIEB open to all families, 5/18 5PM June 8th, Jenkinsons Boardwalk family fun! Questions? Contact Mairov Shron with questions mairov@comcast.net. ______________________________________________ Friendship Discount Take advantage of our new ‘friendship discount’! Register with a friend new to camp and split the $100 discount. Two new campers also qualify. New Affiliations 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 more! 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. Now Hiring 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! Dear Friends, It is with much excitement that I join the fantastic Camp Keshet team this summer as camp director! I look forward to an amazing summer including partnering with Bnei Akiva and Yachad as well as exciting new programs and themes this year. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me via email or phone 732-254-1860. Looking forward to sending a memorable summer together! B'shalom, Nataly Weiss ____________________________________________ GIFTSHOP Call Kathy Brody 257.2679 or 908.227-5395 cell, or Brina Herskovits 390-4955 for Pesach items for your table or your host's and for your children: keep checking showcase window as items will be added daily. We will try to accommodate your needs, but please call early. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WOMEN’S TEHILLIM GROUP Please join us, weekly, on Monday evenings at 7:45 pm in the Beit Medrash. Together we read all of the Tehillim on behalf of the Shul’s Refuah Shelaima list. You can read in Hebrew or English. _________________________________________ It's that time again. Jerusalem Marathon! This year I am again running for 2 teams. Team Butterfly, to raise money to find a cure for Epidermolysis bullosa(EB), from which my close friend David Beiss suffers, and for Team Mikey, to raise money for the Lone Soldier Center. These are 2 great causes to which I personally have a close connection. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have. Team Butterfly- http://www.stayclassy.org/fundraise?fcid=302540 Team Mikey- http://www.razoo.com/story/Daniel-Stroh-1/mobile Thanks once again for supporting me my quest to raise money for these great causes. Daniel Stroh _________________________________________ YAHRTZEITS 4 Nisan 5774 Marvin and Milton Goldman for their Grandmother, Chaya Rivka Bat Rav Dovid (Ida Goldman) on 4/4/2014 4 Nisan 5774 Steven Reich for his Father, Lazar Dovid Ben Shimon Halevi (Lester David Reich) on 4/4/2014 5 Nisan 5774 Zoe Goodman Frost for her Father, Eliahu Ben Tzvi Hirsch (Alex Goodman) on 4/5/2014 6 Nisan 5774 Anat Haviva Nakash Abeles for her Father, ‫שלום‬‫נקש‬ (Shalom Nakash) on 4/6/2014 6 Nisan 5774 Morris Zimerman for his Father, Shmuel Chaim Ben Yaakov Yisroel (Sam Zimerman) on 4/6/2014 7 Nisan 5774 Michael Novik for his Father, Sania ben Avraham (Sania) on 4/7/2014 7 Nisan 5774 Michael Novik for his Grandmother, Henia Bat Rav Laib (Anna Levine) on 4/7/2014 8 Nisan 5774 Debra Fisher for her Father, Alter Chaim Zalmon ben Menachem Yehuda Hacohen (Allan Conway) on 4/8/2014 8 Nisan 5774 Sandra Levine for her Great- grandmother, Bluma Bat Rav Tzvi Hersh (Bluma Israel) on 4/8/2014 9 Nisan 5774 Gary Spiewak for his Mother, Chaya Pesha Bat Gershon (Barbara Spiewak) on 4/9/2014 9 Nisan 5774 Lori Schemo for her Mother, Rivka Bat Moshe (Rose Gralla) on 4/9/2014 9 Nisan 5774 Zvi Herskovits for his Mother, Shlima Sara Bat Shlomo (Vilma (Lili) Herskovits) on 4/9/2014 10 Nisan 5774 Michael Novik for his Aunt, Braindel Bat Moshe (Bronia Novik) on 4/10/2014 NORPAC MISSION 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. Please note that the early bird deadline has ended. It is now $135 per person and will go up another $50 as we get closer to the date. This is a very important day to voice your opinion to representatives in Washington regarding Iran sanctions and security of Israel. Register now at http://www.norpac.net/ or call 201.788.5133. 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. For more info contact Esther Kosoffsky. chefesther@yahoo.com. ______________________________________________ ***************** Timely Community Announcements ****************** (YIEB does not endorse the Kashrut of any non-YIEB event or listing appearing in the Newsletter) 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 17th at 10:30 AM 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 ateliesalomon@gmail.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 MARCH 30. ______________________________________________ JCC TRIP TO NEUE GALERIE POSTPONED BECAUSE OF WEATHER, RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 27TH 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. 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. ______________________________________________ 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 – A Weekly Program for Self- improvement, an anthology. 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. ACTT EVENT: Come hear Rabbi Paysach Krohn speak about “Don't Only Count Your Days, Make Your Days Count” at the ACTT (Achieving Change through Torah) sponsored community- wide event on Sunday Night, April 27th, 7:30 PM at Congregation Ohr Torah. Admission is free. To sponsor the event, please make out your check to "Congregation Ohr Torah Rabbi's Discretionary Fund", earmarked "ACTT sponsor", and mail to ACTT; 48 Edgemount Road; Edison, NJ 08817. Thank you. See the ACTT web-site, www.actt613.org, for the current source book & 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. _____________________________________________ MOVIE MAVENS – Orchestra of Exiles In commemoration of Yom Hashoah, view Orchestra of Exiles from Academy Award nominated director, Josh Aronson, on Tuesday, April 29th at 1:15 PM. This reveals the dramatic story of Bronislaw Huberman, the celebrated Polish violinist who rescued some of the world’s greatest musicians from Nazi Germany and then created one of the world’s greatest orchestras. Snacks will be provided for suggested donations of $8/$5 for Community Campus members. Contact Sue Horwitz, 732- 494-3232x3603 for additional information. ______________________________________________ SIGN UP TO RUN WITH TEAM CNJKIDS On Sunday, May 18th, join TEAM CNJKIDS for A Run in the Park-Highland Park 5k. To sign up go to www.cnjkids.organd click on the TEAM CNJKIDS link and begin to get sponsors to help mitigate future tuition increases at local Jewish K-8 day schools. ______________________________________________ CONTEMPORARY MUSIC IN THE ORTHODOX COMMUNITY Mark Kligman, Ph.D. returns to the JCC of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison, on Tuesday, May 27th at 10:30 AM. His new presentation focuses on the developments of music in the Orthodox Jewish community from the 1970s to the present. Audio and video examples will be included. The cost is $11/$8 for Community Campus members. Contact Sue Horwitz, 732- 494-3232x3603 for additional information. ______________________________________________ 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 country. _________________________________________ MEALS ON WHEELS WANTED: Jumpers and Drivers for Meals on Wheels two hours once a month. Call Sarah Naus 732.257.5378 or Sarita Sragow 732.257.2081 _________________________________________ JRecovery: A Jewish Self-Help Group to Complement 12- Step Programs Sponsored by Jewish Family and Vocational Service of Middlesex County (JFVS), JRecovery is a Jewish self-help group whose purpose is to support recovery from various addictions using spiritual insights from Jewish tradition. JRecovery complements 12-step recovery programs by nurturing the spiritual needs of those with active addictions or in recovery, and their families and friends. JRecovery participants include alcoholics, drug addicts, gamblers, overeaters, sex addicts, and their loved ones. Group discussions focus on the challenges of recovery. The discussions use the language and concepts of 12- step programs and a broad spectrum of Jewish spiritual teachings from every generation. The first meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30-8:30 pm at the JFVS office,32 Ford Avenue, 2nd Floor (United Way Building), Milltown, NJ. The group will meet weekly at the same time and same location. JRecovery charges no dues for participation; all Jews are welcome. Similar to 12-step meetings, our meetings will be safe, secure and anonymous. For more information, contact JFVS at 732-777-1940 or www.jfvs.org/JRecovery. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER ANNOUNCES SPRING TRIPS NEUE GALERIE, Sunday, April 27th Travel by coach bus to the NEUE Galerie in NYC on Sunday, April 27th for a docent-led tour of the newest exhibit “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937. Leaves JCC on Oak Tree Rd in Edison at 9:45 AM; Returns approximately 3:30 PM. $50./JCCMC Member; $55./Non-member. Includes transportation, admission, private tour, tips and snack. Lunch is on your own in one of the Museums 2 Cafes or a local restaurant. WALKING TOUR OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE, Sunday, May 4th Dr. Moshe Sherman, Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Jewish Studies at Touro College will lead this tour on Sunday, May 4th that will include The Jewish Daily Forward building, Educational Alliance, Henry Street Settlement, Henry Street Playhouse, Bialystoker Synagogue and the Beit Midrash Hagadol. We’ll end the day with a 1-hour docent-led tour of the Eldridge Street Synagogue and Museum. Bus leaves Congregation Ohr Torah in Edison at 12:15 PM and returns approximately 5:30 PM. $42/JCCMC Member; $46/Non-member includes transportation, tours, tips and snacks. WALKING TOUR OF JEWISH HARLEM NYC Tour Guide Marty Schneit will lead this tour on Wednesday, May 28th which will start at the Apollo Theater. You’ll see the building where the Blumstein Brothers had a department store and visit the site where the Commandment Keepers (Ethiopian Jews) had their headquarters. We’ll also visit the site where Richard Rodgers spent his childhood years. Additional sites are the apartment building where Sholem Aleichem, Molly Goldberg and Milton Berle lived. We’ll see Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, which at one time was Temple Israel-the largest synagogue in Harlem. Bus leaves the JCC on Oak Tree Rd in Edison at 9:30 AM; returns approximately 4:00 PM. Cost of $55/JCCMC Member; $60/Non-member includes: transportation, tour, tips and boxed lunch from The Orchid in Metuchen (select your whole wrap choice (turkey, grilled vegetable, grilled chicken or schnitzel) when you register. WINTERTHUR and THE “COSTUMES OF DOWNTON ABBEY” EXHIBIT, Wednesday, June 25th If you are a Downton Abbey fan or just want a lovely day out you’ll join us for a trip to Winterthur, the famous Du Pont estate, museum and gardens in Delaware on Wednesday, June 25. Bus leaves the JCC on Oak Tree Rd in Edison at 8:45 AM; returns approximately 7:00 PM. $76/JCCMC Member; $81/Non-member includes transportation, admission, all docent-guided tours, tram ride through the gardens, tips and snacks. Lunch is on your own at Winterthur or bring it from home. Keep in mind that walking tours include a minimum of 2 hours walking. There is limited seating and reservations for all trips are on a first come, first served basis. Call 732-494-3232 to have a brochure and forms sent to you. Questions? Call Diane Mael, Director of Adult Services at extension 3614. 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 extension 3614. New Jewish Library: Karmiel, in Northern Israel, is starting a gemach for Jewish books. Karmiel has a small but growing American community that needs English books, especially for the teenage and child population. The library is leileu nishmas Menashe ben Raizel. All donated books can be dropped off at the home of Aviva Siegel, 16 Edgemount Road. Sponsors are also welcome to purchase new books / defray shipping costs. For more info, siegelmom@optonline.net -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    • PESACH SCHEDULE 5773/2014 BEDIKAT CHAMETZ, SUNDAY, APRIL 13th After 8:24 pm. If you’re travelling before 4/13, bedikat chametz (without a bracha) should take place the evening before you leave. EREV PESACH, MONDAY, APRIL 14th Shacharit & Siyum Bechorim 6:15 am & 8:00 am Latest time to eat chametz 10:45 am Chametz Burning in YIEB parking lot 10:00-11:30 am **Fire will be extinguished at 11:30am sharp! Latest time to dispose/burn of chametz 11:52 AM Candle Lighting 7:17 pm Mincha 7:22 pm **Shiur: 10 Insights to Take to Your Seder Maariv 8:00 pm ** Begin Seder after 8:25 pm Chatzot (Halakhic midnight) 12:58 am 1ST DAY PESACH, TUESDAY, APRIL 15th Shacharit: Hashkama Minyan (Tefillat Tal) 8:00 am Main Minyan (Tefillat Tal) 9:00 am Babysitting (no coco-club) 10:00 am Mincha 7:20 pm **Shiur: Reflection of Moshe’s Deception Maariv 8:00 pm **Candle Lighting & 2nd Seder preparations after 8:27 pm Begin to Count Sefirat Ha’Omer Chatzot (Halakhic Midnight) 12:58 am 2ND DAY PESACH, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16th Shacharit: Hashkama Minyan 8:00 am Main Minyan 9:00 am Babysitting (no coco-club) 10:00 am Mincha 7:20 pm **Shiur: Egypt in Tanach: A Lesson in Faith" by Jacob Siegel Maariv 8:20 pm Yom Tov Ends 8:28 pm
    • CHOL HAMOED/THURSDAY, APRIL 17th Shacharit 6:15 & 8:00 am Mincha/Maariv 7:25 pm CHOL HAMOED/FRIDAY, APRIL 18th Shacharit 6:15 & 8:00 am Candle Lighting 7:20 pm (but no later than 7:22 PM) Mincha/Kaballat Shabbat/Maariv 7:00 pm CHOL HAMOED/SHABBAT, APRIL 19th Shacharit: Hashkama Minyan (with Shir Hashirim) 8:00 am Main Minyan (with Shir Hashirim) 9:00 am (Drasha by Rabbi David Markowitz) Youth Programming (with coco-club) 9:00 am Mincha 7:15 pm **Shiur: Why Do We Eat Matzah on Pesach? History, Symbolism and Lessons for Our Own Lines by Rabbi Nathan Hyman Maariv 8:23 pm Havdallah 8:31 pm CHOL HAMOED / EREV YOM TOV, SUNDAY, APRIL 20th Shacharit 7:30 & 8:30 & 9:15 am Candle Lighting (No Shehecheyanu) 7:24 pm Mincha/Maariv 7:30 pm 7TH DAY PESACH, MONDAY, APRIL 21st Shacharit: Hashkama Minyan 8:00 am Main Minyan 9:00 am Youth Programming (with coco-club) 9:00 am Mincha 7:30 pm **Shiur: Halachot & Minhagim for Sefirat Haomer Maariv 8:05 pm Candle Lighting and 8th Day Preparations after 8:33 PM 8TH DAY PESACH, TUESDAY, APRIL 22nd Shacharit: Hashkama Minyan (Yizkor) 8:00 am Main Minyan (Yizkor 9:00 am Youth Programming (with coco-club) 9:00 am Mincha 7:30 pm **Shiur: Chametz Sheavar Alav HaPesach by Russell Spiewak Maariv 8:26 pm Yom Tov Ends 8:34 pm Earliest time to purchase Chametz from ACME bakery 9:30 pm Earliest time to eat chametz that was sold 9:30 pm
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