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  • 1. Weekly Newsletter 2 week Passover issue Vol. XVIII, No. 42 Nissan 11 - 24, 5774 April 11 - 24, 2014 Next newsletter deadline in 2 weeks; Wednesday April 23rd 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. MAZAL TOV To Ricky & Joseph Yellin on the birth of a grandson born to Galit & Assaf Farkash in Jerusalem, Israel. To Sandy & Allen Levine on the birth of a grandson. Congratulations to the proud parents Leah & Yehoshua Gold and to big brothers Yosef and Zvi. The Bris will take place IYH on Monday, April 14th at in Teaneck, NJ. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. YIEB BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING 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. ____________________________________________ SHUL DECORUM REMINDER Please refrain from all unnecessary conversation during Davening _____________________________ 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 ACHAREI-MOT SHABBAT HAGADOL Fri Mincha............................................*7:00PM Candle Lighting..................................... 7:14PM Shkia .................................................... 7:32PM *As long as candle lighting is after 7PM, Mincha on Friday is at 7PM (not Z’man), throughout the spring and summer. Shabbat....................................... 8:00, 9:00AM Latest Sh’ma........................................ 9:41AM Shabbat Mincha....................................6:45PM RABBI’s DRASHA ...............................7:15PM Ma’avdut L’Cheirut: Pesach, Slavery and Modern Day Agunot Shabbat Maariv..................................... 8:15PM Shabbat Ends ...................................... 8:23PM Sun Shacharit .................... 7:30, 8:30, 9:15AM Mincha/Maariv ...................................... 7:20PM Sunday Bedikat chametz after ...........8:24PM Mon (EREV PESACH) ................6:15, 8:00AM Siyum Bechorim after each Minyan Last time to eat Chametz (Gra) ........10:45AM YIEB will burn Chametz in the shul parking lot from 10:00-11:30 AM sharp; One must burn Chometz before (Gra) .......................11:52AM Candle Lighting .................................... 7:17PM Mincha.................................................. 7:22PM Shkia .................................................... 7:35PM Yom Tov Maariv ..................................8:00PM Begin Seder after................................8:25PM Chatzot ..............................................12:58AM PESACH - 1st DAY (Tuesday) – TEFILAT TAL Yom Tov Shacharit ...................... 8:00, 9:00AM Yom Tov Mincha................................... 7:20PM Yom Tov Maariv.................................... 8:00PM Candle Lighting & Start Seder Preparation after .....................................................8:27PM COUNT OMER AT SEDER’S END – DAY ONE Chatzot ..............................................12:58AM PESACH – 2nd DAY (Wednesday) Yom Tov Shacharit ...................... 8:00, 9:00AM Yom Tov Mincha................................... 7:20PM Yom Tov Maariv.................................... 8:20PM Stop saying V’tein Tal U’Matar; Commence saying V’tein Beracha Yom Tov Ends ...................................... 8:28PM But no later than ................................... 7:22PM Shkia .................................................... 7:40PM CHOL HAMOED Thurs/Fri Shacharit ...................... 6:15, 8:00AM Thurs Mincha/Maariv ............................ 7:25AM Friday (April 18) Mincha.......................*7:00PM Candle Lighting..................................... 7:20PM But no later than ................................... 7:22PM Shkia.................................................... 7:40PM *As long as candle lighting is after 7PM, Mincha on Friday is at 7PM (not Z’man), throughout the spring and summer. SHABBAT CHOL HAMOED/SHIR HASHIRIM Shabbat Shacharit....................... 8:00, 9:00AM Latest Sh’ma ........................................ 9:35AM Shabbat Mincha.................................... 7:15PM Shabbat Maariv .................................... 8:23PM Shabbat Ends....................................... 8:31PM Sun Chol Hamoed Shacharit7:30, 8:30, 9:15AM Candle Lighting for Pesach 7th Day... 7:24PM ●No Shehecheyanu Yom Tov Mincha .................................. 7:30PM Shkia.................................................... 7:42PM PESACH – 7th DAY (April 21) Yom Tov Shacharit...................... 8:00, 9:00AM Candle Lighting After ........................ 8:33PM Yom Tov Mincha................................... 7:30PM Yom Tov Maariv ................................... 8:05PM PESACH – 8th DAY (YIZKOR) – (April 22) Yom Tov Shacharit...................... 8:00, 9:00AM Yom Tov Mincha................................... 7:30PM Yom Tov Maariv ................................... 8:26PM Yom Tov Ends...................................... 8:34PM ●Chametz purchased from ACME after YT ............................................................. 9:30PM ●Sold Chametz.................................... 9:30PM Wed Shacharit (ISRU CHAG) ...... 6:30, 8:00AM Thurs Shacharit ........................... 6:20, 8:00AM Wed/Thurs Mincha/Maariv.................... 7:30PM Fri Shacharit................................ 6:30, 8:00AM Friday (April 25) Mincha.......................*7:00PM Candle Lighting ….…………………… ...7:20PM But no later than ….…………………….. 7:29PM ..................... Shkia………………………………………7:47PM *As long as candle lighting is after 7PM, Mincha on Friday is at 7PM (not Z’man), throughout the spring and summer. 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 Due to the upcoming Yom Tov, please call several days in advance for appointment on Friday, Shabbat Chol Hamoed or Yom Tov evenings. Call Claire Kagel, 732.613.9511 Eruv status 732.254.1860 X5
  • 2. PESACH REMINDERS -Giddy's Pizzeria Opening after Pesach -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: 4/13– 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) ___________________________________________ 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ YJS NEWS The Parents' Association of the Yeshiva at the Jersey Shore Invites you to a Mothers' Brunch & Chinese Auction * Proceeds from the auction to support YJS Mothers, aunts, grandmothers & friends welcome! Sunday, May 4th 10 AM – 12 PM Congregation Brothers of Israel 250 Park Ave Long Branch NJ 07740 Please RSVP by April 21st to melissagross2@gmail.com Contact Melissa Belsh at 917.685.2432 with any questions ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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 .No class till after Pesach break. New Women's Wednesday Class with Rabbi Weinstein, "Shir HaShirim- the Quintessential Love Song” on break until after Pesach! ___________________________________________ 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 ___________________________________________ SISTERHOOD PRESENTS “SELF DEFENSE” TWO SESSIONS LEFT: Join Sensei Gene White for self defense classes while enjoying a light workout! 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 _________________________________________________________________________ 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 Because of Pesach, the Ladies Weekly Tehillim Group will be meeting on Thursday, April 17th and Thursday, April 24th at 7:45 PM in the Shul. Please join us to pray on behalf of your friends and family. We will resume our regular schedule on Monday, April 28th. ___________________________________________ Shabbat, April 9th and 10th YIEB's Bnei Akiva Chapter Open to ALL YIEB Middle Schoolers in grades 7 and 8! Come join Bnei Akiva for a special oneg JUST FOR YOU! This fun-filled oneg will be at the Elk's home (11 Mayfair Court) from 9:30-10:15. Enjoy light desserts and fun games with your madrichim. RSVP appreciated: mairov@comcast.net. Snif Grades 2&3 and 4&5 are invited to join Bnei Akiva madrichim for a Shabbat afternoon snif program at a special time - 7:00 pm - to coincide with the Rabbi's Drasha. Shabbat HaGadol Drasha BABYSITTING For children through 1st grade between 7PM and 8:15PM (grades 2-5 will have Snif) * APRIL AND MAY YOUTH CALENDARS HAVE BEEN EMAILED * On The Horizon Middle School and High School 'night in' Grades 5-8 and grades 9-12: come catch up with friends after the long Pesach break, and most importantly, enjoy pizza! Thursday, April, 24th. Bring your thinking caps too!! We'll be preparing a special program for Sunday's Yom Hashoa Event to be held @YIEB on 4/27. RSVP appreciated: mairov@comcast.net YIEB's Bnei Akiva Chapter Open to ALL YIEB's youth in grades 5 and 6! Come join Bnei Akiva for a special oneg JUST FOR YOU! This fun-filled oneg will take place on Friday night, April 25th at the Elk's home (11 Mayfair Court) from 9:30- 10:15. Enjoy light desserts and fun games with our madrichim. RSVP appreciated: mairov@comcast.net. Bnei Akiva for High School On Shabbat, April 26th, join your fellow high schoolers for a private Seuda Shlishit with your Bnei Akiva madrichim. RSVP appreciated: mairov@comcast.net. Bnei Akiva for our Middle Schoolers On Shabbat, May 3rd, join your fellow middle schoolers for a private Seuda Shlishit with your Bnei Akiva madrichim. RSVP appreciated: mairov@comcast.net. Snif Information Grades 2&3 and 4&5 upcoming snif dates: April 26th and May 3rd, one hour before mincha. Snif and Bnei Akiva GRAND FINALE EVENT It's time to say goodbye to Bnei Akiva until September! Our end of year grand finale is coming!! Grades 2&3 and 4&5: Snif, May 10th. Middle and High Schoolers: a special Oneg and Seudah Shlishit: Shabbat, May 9th and 10th. All details coming soon!! SAVE THE DATES  Lag Ba'omer Saturday night, 5/17 @9:45PM : 2 separate bonfires for HS and MS.  Lag Ba'omer BBQ @YIEB open to all families, 5/18 @5PM.'
  • 3.  SUMMER KICK OFF: Sunday, June 8. It’s time for sun and fun! Join YIEB Youth @Jenkinsons Boardwalk...open to all YIEB families! BUY YOUR 1/2 PRICE TICKETS ONLINE APRIL 18TH - 20TH: www.jenkinsons.com ______________________________________________ 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 _______________________________________ YAHRTZEITS 10 Nisan 5774 Michael Novik for his Aunt, Braindel Bat Moshe (Bronia Novik) on 4/10/2014 12 Nisan 5774 Ricki Haber for her Father, Moshe Yitzchak Ben Eliahu (Morris Helfman) on 4/12/2014 13 Nisan 5774 Lori Freides for her Father, Zalman Dov Ben Aharon (Sol Kletzkin) on 4/13/2014 13 Nisan 5774 Leon Paley for his Grandmother, Suska Bat Meir (Sadie Kushner) on 4/13/2014 15 Nisan 5774 Steven Moskowitz for his Father, Aryeh Leib Ben Binyamin (Louis Moskowitz) on 4/15/2014 16 Nisan 5774 Marlene Landa for her Mother, Fayge Bat Chaim Bersh (Fay Schrager) on 4/16/2014 16 Nisan 5774 Ariela Grayman for her Father, Moshe Mordechai Ben Chaim Dovid (Moshe Granica) on 4/16/2014 16 Nisan 5774 Michele Waldman Wegodsky for her Mother, Eta Bat Meshalom Faivel (Ethel Wegodsky) on 4/16/2014 17 Nisan 5774 Amy Zelka for her Father, Calmin Ben Binyamin (Calvin Pezzner) on 4/17/2014 18 Nisan 5774 Leah Weinberger for her Mother, Chana Bat Tzvi Aryeh Hacohen (Anne Slater) on 4/18/2014 18 Nisan 5774 Lisa Wolkoff for her Mother, Rivka bat Eliya (Vera Friedman) on 4/18/2014 19 Nisan 5774 Rebecca Fine for her Mother, Chaya Etl bat Menachem Mendl (Ethel Gold) on 4/19/2014 19 Nisan 5774 Carol Applbaum for her Father, Avraham Ben David Yitzchak Hacohen (Edward Abraham Teplow) on 4/19/2014 19 Nisan 5774 Josh Brody for his Mother, Martel Bat Yosef (Martha Brody) on 4/19/2014 20 Nisan 5774 Linda Applbaum for her father, Elimelech Ben Moshe (Michael Friedman) on 4/20/2014 20 Nisan 5774 Allen Levine for his Grandfather, Yosef Ben Rav Pinchas (Joseph Lichtmann) on 4/20/2014 21 Nisan 5774 Julia Novik for her Grandmother, Shifra Bat Avraham (Shifra Mushailov) on 4/21/2014 21 Nisan 5774 Larry Weintraub for his Father, Avraham ben Eliezer (Abe Weintraub) on 4/21/2014 21 Nisan 5774 Mendel Bohm for his Brother, Eliyahu Elchanan Katriel Ben Michael Nachman Hakohen (Elan Bohm) on 4/21/2014 21 Nisan 5774 Vera Schreck for her Husband, Mordechai Tzvi Ben Aharon Menachem (Michael Schreck) on 4/21/2014 21 Nisan 5774 Sergei Mushailov for his Grandmother, Shifra Bat Avraham (Shifra Mushailov) on 4/21/2014 22 Nisan 5774 Louis Safren for his Father, Moshe Ben Yisroel (Morris Safren) on 4/22/2014 24 Nisan 5774 Molly Kaplan for her Father, Yaakov Ben Yitzchak Gershon (Jacob Karp) on 4/24/2014 24 Nisan 5774 Jeff Perlman for his Grandfather, Herschel ben Zev (Harry Stein) on 4/24/2014 YAHTZEIT PLAQUES The price of a Yahrtzeit plaque is $360. If you are interested in purchasing a Yahrtzeit plaque, please contact Lori Small at plaques@yieb.org _______________________________________ SHUL PARKING LOT Please do not park nor stand in Fire Lanes. It is essential we allow for passage of emergency vehicles. ______________________________________ 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. ___________________________________________ Please be vigilant and use the crosswalks. In particular, be careful not to cross Dunhams Corner Road directly in front of the Shul. _______________________________ 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 ___________________________________________ ***************** 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 at eliesalomon@gmail.com. Act fast as the sooner
  • 4. 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. ___________________________________________ 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 28th, 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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 _________________________________________ 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. Young Israel of East Brunswick Welcomes Rabbi David Fine Shabbat, Parshat Kedoshim, April 25th -26th , 2014 Rabbi David Fine is the Founder and Dean of the Barkai Center for Practical Rabbinics in Modiin, Israel. He holds a BA with honors in Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, an MA in Jewish History, and received rabbinic ordination from the Joseph Straus Rabbinical Seminary in Efrat, Israel. Rabbi Fine served as a rabbi in Milwaukee, WI and in Overland Park, Kansas, and was involved in overseeing communal Jewish services such as kosher certification, eruv maintenance and burial. Rabbi Fine made aliyah in 2008 to Modiin. He previously served as the Facilitator of Jewish Identity at the Modiin Matnas (Community Center) and the Director of Community and Rabbinic Relations at the Eretz Hemdah Institute in Jerusalem. In addition to running Barkai, Rabbi Fine also teaches adult education at Sha’arei Yonah Menachem Congregation in Modi’in. Rabbi Fine is married to Dr. Julie (nee Goldstein), a psychologist, and together they have four children. Rabbi Fine grew up in East Brunswick and his parents, Roger and Rebecca, were involved in the founding of YIEB! Friday Night, D’var Torah Between Kabbalat Shabbat & Maariv Shabbat Morning Drasha Bringing Holiness to the Holy Land: The Role of the Rabbi in Israel Today Shabbat Afternoon Shiur We Are Not in Kansas Anymore: Training Israeli Rabbis Seudah Shlishit Lecture Kedusha and Spirituality: Friends or Foes?
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