Weekly Newsletter Vol. XVIII, No. 44 Iyar 2 – Iyar 8, 5774 May 2 – May 8, 2014
Next newsletter deadline is
Wednesday May 7th at NOON
All submissions must be emailed to
When our office manager is on vacation, the
Newsletter will be emailed but not printed.
To Miriam & Howie Rosenblum and to Lynn &
Morrie Weinberg on the birth of a daughter to
their children Elana & Brahm Weinberg.
To Rabbi & Aviva Wasser on the recent marriage
of their daughter Yocheved to Michael
Kleinerman of Chicago. Also to Michael’s
parents, Frank & Susan Kleinerman and the
entire Wasser and Kleinerman families.
KIDDUSH NOSH SPONSORS
April 27, 2014 – May 3, 2014
Marion & Michael Bernstein: Marion Bernstein
Michele & Andy Bernstein: Michele Bernstein
Sara & Bruce Fischer: Bruce Fischer
Ellen & Marc Gable: Ellen Gable
Sarah & Joe Naus: Jacob ChaimMinkin
Miriam & Howard Rosenblum: Jeremy
Amanda & Judah Shechter: Judah Shechter
Estelle & Scott Siegel: Rachel Siegel
Sarita& Dan Sragow: Eli Shteingart
Francine & Carey Tajfel: Rachel Tajfel
Joelle &YshaiYavin: Joelle Yavin
TEEN MINYAN KIDDUSH SPONSOR
Rosalie & Charlie Rothenberg in honor of the
1st birthday of their grandson Natan Morris Klein,
son of The Lovely Janine, and Max Klein.
SEUDAH SHLISHIT SPEAKERS
Cindy Lichtbroun and Benjamin Albertson will
share about their NORPAC experiences
LARRY SCHACHT BASEBALL OUTING
Sunday, May 4th
Tampa at Yankees
Those who are joining us, please assemble in the
Shul parking lot by 10:15 AM and please contact
Aaron Shmulewitz with any questions
SAVE THE DATE:
Tefillin & Mezuzot Check
Sunday, May 11th, we will be having a Sofer STaM
come to YIEB to perform Tefillin &Mezuzot checks.
There will be more information to come.
YIEB BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday May 15th @ 8:30 PM
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.
SHUL DECORUM REMINDER
At YIEB we encourage talking to everyone:
HASHEM during Davening.
FRIENDS during Kiddush.
B’NEI AKIVA IS COMING TO TOWN NEXT SHABBAT
We are seeking a sponsor for a Teen Minyan Dairy
Kiddush on Shabbat May 10th. Cost is
$50. Please contact Charlie Rothenberg if you
would like to sponsor.
The Parents' Association of the Yeshiva at the
Jersey Shore invites you to a Mothers' Brunch &
*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
Contact Melissa Belsh at
917.685.2432 with any questions
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
email@example.com to register.
YIEB & Highland Park Community Kollel. Gemara
Class with Rabbi Nusbaum, Tuesday nights at 8:30
PM. The current topic is “Prohibitions of Shabbat”.
In Depth Talmud Class
Given by Yaakov Weinstein, Wednesday 8:30 PM
In this week’s class we will discuss, “A Blessing on
Remembering the Exodus.”
New Four Week Women's Class with Rabbi
Weinstein! Wednesday morning 9:45-10:45 AM,
May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, Sheilot Uteshovt
(Rabbinic Responsa) from the Concentration Camps
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
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!
When walking to and from Shul for Mincha and
Maariv on Shabbat, please wear your reflective
Jay Weinstein, Rabbi
732.254.1860 x2 (office)
Bertin Lefkovic, Editor
Aron Adams, President
Yaakov Wasser, Inaugural Rabbi
Friday Mincha....................................... 7:00PM
Candle Lighting..................................... 7:20PM
But no later than ................................... 7:36PM
Shkia .................................................... 7:54PM
Shabbat Shacharit ....................... 8:00, 9:00AM
Latest Sh’ma......................................... 9:25AM
Shabbat Afternoon Shiur
with Rabbi Weinstein
1 hour before Mincha (at 6:30 PM)
Yom Hashoa: National Response
to National Calamity!
Shabbat Mincha……. ........................... 7:30PM
Shabbat Maariv……………… ............... 8:37PM
Shabbat Ends....................................... 8:45PM
Sun Shacharit......................7:30, 8:30, 9:15AM
Mon Shacharit (Yom HaZikaron) 6:20, 8:00AM
Tues Sh’chr’t (Yom Ha’Atzmaut) 6:30, 8:00AM
Wed/Fri Shacharit ....................... 6:30, 8:00AM
Thurs Shacharit ........................... 6:20, 8:00AM
Sun - Thurs Mincha/Maariv................... 7:40PM
The weekday “Maariv only” 9:30PM Minyan is
on hold for the late spring & summer
Candle Lighting next week.................... 7:20PM
But no later than ................................... 7:43PM
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
Motzei Shb’t.-1½ hrs after Shb’t ends - for 2 hrs
Friday & Yom Tov ....... By Appointment Only
Eruv status 732.254.1860 X5
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!
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
SISTERHOOD GIFT SHOP
Engaged & newly married couples choosing Judaic
items for their new homes can find a beautiful
collection of Challah covers, wash cups, towels, pot
holders, aprons, Havdallah candles, matchbox
holders, Mezuzahs, cookbooks, Challah dough
covers, salt cellars, etc. Call Kathy, Brina or Leah
to help you with your selection.
Melissa has returned in her capacity as the Youth
Director. Feel free to address any questions,
concerns and RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to the Rothenberg family for their
sponsorship of a Teen Minyan Kiddush in honor of
their grandson’s 1st birthday.
Celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut
Young families are invited to join us this Tuesday,
May 6th from 5 – 7 p.m. for a celebration of Israel!
Make your own falafel (additional food available),
try some Israeli dancing, and watch a special,
exclusive showing of Frozen,“b’Ivrit”! $5 per child,
$7 per adult. $25 family max. RSVP ASAP.
B’nei Akiva this Shabbat
B’nei Akiva madrichim will be attending the teen
minyan this Shabbat. Join us for davening and an
Children in grades 2 & 3 and 4 & 5 are invited to
snif afternoon programing this Shabbat afternoon
from 3:00-4:00 pm.
Middle school students are encouraged to attend
seudah shlishit with Aviva and Danny at 7:50 p.m.
Mothers’ Day Continues!
Children in kindergarten and younger are
encouraged to show a little maternal appreciation
by joining us for a special, hands-on, Mom & Me
cooking project on Tuesday, May 13th from 5:00 –
6:00 p.m. at the shul. RSVP to
Lag B’Omer Bonfires
On Motzei Shabbat, May 17th High School
students are invited to a bonfire celebration at the
Falk home and Middle School students are invited
to a bonfire celebration at the Elk home. 9:30 p.m.
Lag B’Omer Family BBQ
Save the date for a Family BBQ, right here in the
shul grounds. Sunday, May 18th from 5:00-7:00
p.m. More information coming soon.
Less than 6O days til summer!
Have you signed up for Camp Keshet? It's not to
late to sign up your child for the best summer yet!
Amazing trips, sports, crafts, baking, zumba,
activities and so much more!
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 now has a Yachad shadow program.
We are proud to be able to offer a safe and
exciting camp experience for all who desire it.
Keshet’s main camp is open to 2 year olds through
those entering 4th grade. TLC is now open to those
entering 5th through 8th grades.
Camp Keshet has some exciting announcements
to make about new staff hires! Be on the lookout!
Camp Keshet is now hiring! Applications being
accepted from those entering 10th grade and up,
including college student and adults. Join us for
the best summer ever!
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,
3 Iyyar 5774 Sandy Freund
for her mother,
Shifra bat Shmuel
(Sidonie Freund) on
4 Iyyar 5774 Barry Silber for
his Mother, Malka bas Akiva (Molly Silber)
6 Iyyar 5774 Michael Turner for his Father, Tzvi
Feivel ben Zev HaLevi (Howard P. Turner)
6 Iyyar 5774 Kathy Brody for her Father,
Binyamin Ben Zvi (Ben Horowitz) on
7 Iyyar 5774 Esther Kosoffsky for her Brother,
Yitzchak Zev HaLevi Ben Asher (Jay
Waxstein) on 5/7/2014
The price of a Yahrtzeit plaque is $360. If you are
interested in purchasing a
Yahrtzeit plaque, please
contact Lori Small at
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 support.
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.
Thanks once again for supporting me my quest to
raise money for these great causes.
(YIEB does not endorse the Kashrut of any non-
YIEB event or listing appearing in the Newsletter)
VOTER REGISTRATION AND MAIL-IN-BALLOT DRIVE
Our community needs to vote and not be apathetic
about the upcoming election. If you are not
registered to vote, register now using a voter
registration application that may be downloaded at
The deadline to register to vote in the Erev Shavuot
June 3, 2014 Primary Election is May 12, 2014,
and October 14, 2014 for the November 4, 2014
General Election. If you plan on voting in the June
3, 2014 Primary Election and the November 4,
2014 General Election be sure to persuade at least
one of your friends to vote too. If you will be
unable to vote at your polling place on Election
Day, please consider applying for a Mail-In-Ballot.
Voters may apply to vote by mail up to 7 days prior
to the election. To apply for a Mail-In-Ballot, please
download an application for the ballot at
Remember our voices are more likely to be heard
by our elected representatives if we vote in great
numbers on Election Day. We must remind our
fellow community members that every vote
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.
SPECIAL NEEDS CAMP SCHOLARSHIP
The Jewish Federation offers a Special NeedsCamp
Scholarship to special needs children who live in
Middlesex County who attend either day or
overnight camp. Over the years they have helped
many parents send their children to camp thanks
to this scholarship.
The application due date has been extended to
May 7. Please reach out to Rosalyn Perrone
(contact information listed below) for an
application and eligibility criteria. Once
completed, the forms should be mailed to Roslayn.
Rosalyn Perrone, Scholarship Program Coordinator
Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County
230 Old Bridge Turnpike
South River, NJ 08882
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, email@example.com
ACTT says THANK YOU! Thank you to all the
sponsors and attendees for making the ACTT April
27th event with Rabbi Paysach Krohn so
successful and meaningful!
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 source book &
Learning Schedule (Modules page) and for all the
event audio presentations. For more info, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Phil Rosen (732) 572-
Collecting Sheitels: Keren Kol Kallah - 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 hachnasas kallah fund
which helps needy brides in Eretz Yisrael. Sheitels
can be dropped off by Aviva, 16 Edgemount Road,
Edison. For more info, please see contact Aviva
Siegel (732) 572-4408 email@example.com
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
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC IN THE ORTHODOX
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
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
WALKING TOUR OF LOWER EAST SIDE, Sunday,
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
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.
NETIVOT - THE MONTESSORI YESHIVA is holding
tours for prospective parents on May 8 and May
29. Please use the following link and click on
request a tour to sign up for either of these dates
or call 732 9854626:
TORAHKID LEAGUES is back again for its 5th
exciting season! Sunday morning sports fun for
area children at the local Highland Park High
School field. There are separate boys (ages 5-13;
10:45-12:30) and girls (ages 6-13, all-female staff;
9:15-10:30) programs at different times. The
instruction provides skill-building with an emphasis
on middos development in a Torah-friendly
environment. Competitive play in different sports.
New shirts/caps this year, so register early!! (Last
year, the shirts/caps ran out!) Opening Day is June
1, running through July. For more information,
please contact Rabbi Lasar at
TorahKidLeagues@yahoo.com or at (732) 985-
Dear YIEB Member,
There will be a congregational meeting on Thursday May 29th at 8:30 PM. The purpose of
this meeting is for the YIEB Membership to officially nominate the slate of proposed board
members being recommended by the nominating committee. The YIEB Board of Directors
Nominating Committee was comprised of: Aaron Shmulewitz (chairman), Hadar Bram, Josh
Brody, Gary Cornick, Iva Dyckman & Karen Stern. The nominating committee’s
recommended slate of Board of Directors for the 2014/2015 fiscal year is as follows:
President – Jeff Chustckie
Executive VP – Lou Safren
Fundraising VP – Maurice Traiman
Treasurer – Michael Bernstein
Accounts Secretary – Batsheva Goldman
Recording Secretary – Ellen Gable
Board members at large (proposed for new two years)
Board members at large (one year left of two year term)
Remaining voting members
Past President – Aron Adams
Past President – Alan Bash
Past President – Moshe Strauss
Sisterhood President 2014/2015
Please make every effort to attend this and all congregational meetings to be part of the
process. Thank you for your continued support.
Aron J. Adams
President, Young Israel of East Brunswick
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