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  • 1. SHABBAT BEHAR Friday Mincha............................................7:00PM Candle Lighting..........................................7:20PM But no later than ........................................7:43PM Shkia .........................................................8:01PM YOM HA’ATZMAUT CELEBRATION Shabbat Shacharit ............................8:00, 9:00AM Latest Sh’ma..............................................9:21AM Shabbat Afternoon Shiur with Rabbi Weinstein 1 hour before Mincha (at 6:35 PM) Yom Haatzmaut: History, Theology and Halachic Relevance of the Magen David (the "Jewish" Star) Shabbat Mincha……. . ............................7:35PM Shabbat Maariv……………….....................8:44PM Shabbat Ends............................................8:52PM Sun Shacharit.......................... 7:30, 8:30, 9:15AM Mon/Thurs Shacharit.........................6:20, 8:00AM Tues/Fri Shacharit ........................... 6:30, 8:00AM Wed Shacharit (Pesach Sheini) ......6:30, 8:00AM .............................................................................. Sun - Thurs Mincha/Maariv ........................7:50PM 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 ........................................7:50PM · 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 Mikvah 732.257.4121 Eruv status 732.254.1860 X5 Weekly Newsletter Vol. XVIII, No. 45 Iyar 9 – Iyar 15, 5774 May 9 – May 15, 2014 Next newsletter deadline is Wednesday May 14th 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 Mazal Tov and Mabrook to Shira Moskowitz & David Ashear on their engagement. Also to Shira’s parents Lori & Jeff Moskowitz, David’s parents Jane & Charles Ashear of Oakhurst NJ, and all of their siblings. A special Mazal Tov to Shira’s grandparents Doris & Ira Kukin and Rita Moskowitz. SEUDAH SHLISHIT SPEAKER Moshe Strauss --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TEFILLIN & MEZUZOT CHECK REMINDER This Sunday, May 11th, we will have a Sofer at YIEB to check Mezzuzot and Tefillin. He will begin checking Mezzuzot after the 8:30 minyan (around 9:15am) in the Social Hall and will be at YIEB until around 5pm. Please drop off your Mezzuzot earlier in the day so they can be returned to you the same day. Tefillin will be checked offsite and then returned. Shaatnez checking has been postponed to a later date TBD. For any questions, please see Avi Tuchman. __________________________________________ YIEB BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Thursday May 15th at 8:30 PM __________________________________________ B’NEI AKIVA IS COMING TO TOWN NEXT SHABBAT Hello Parents of Teen Minyan Seniors - Next Shabbat, the Teen Minyan will be hosting a Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi David Katz of Elon Shvut, Israel. We’re planning an Amazing Kiddush to be sponsored by the families of our HS Senior Teens. This would be the last big Teen Kiddush for this school year. Please respond to Charlie Rothenberg by Sunday May 11th if you want to participate. Please don't hesitate to contact Charlie with any questions. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored this past school year. Charlie Rothenberg ___________________________________________ SAFETY REMINDER When walking to and from Shul for Mincha and Maariv on Shabbat, please wear your reflective vests. ________________________________________ NORPAC thanks those community members who advocated on behalf of Israel’s security last Wednesday on the NORPAC Mission to DC. Twenty four buses from the tri-state area brought approx. 1000 people to Washington. Our "small" community sent 4 buses and represented almost 15 % of the mission. We particularly want to thank 4 of the community rabbis: Rabbi Kaufman, Rabbi Luban, Rabbi Miodownik and Rabbi Weinstein for joining us on the mission. We are blessed to be living at a time when the doors of Congress are open for us to advocate for Israel’s security. We hope that everyone will consider joining us on next year’s mission on Wednesday May 13 2015 ___________________________________________ SHUL DECORUM REMINDER At YIEB we encourage talking to everyone: HASHEM during Davening. FRIENDS during Kiddush. _________________________________ YOM HAATZMAUT FLOWERS The striking, patriotic floral arrangements on the Bima were generously donated by all the families who contributed to the Sisterhood Flower Fund this year. Please thank: The Abeles Family, Limor & Steven Albertson, Carol Applbaum, Toby & Gary Balsam, Sheila & Joe Beer, Michele & Andy Bernstein, Phyllis & Elliot Denenberg, Iva & Steven Dyckman, Susan & Shimmy Engelhardt, Michele & David Falk, Rebecca & Roger Fine, Sara & Bruce Fischer, Simi & Josh Fogel, Ellen & Marc Gable, Susan & Jerry Gerstman, Barbara & Marvin Goldman, Batsheva & Paul Goldman, Rebecca Goldwaser, Ellen & George Horowitz, Ellen & Abe Kane, Ruth & Evan Katz, Julie & Steve Katz, Renee Kinel, Rama & Mark Koslowe, Esther & Elliot Kosoffsky, Karen Kushner, Marlene & Saul Landa, Jamie & Mark Lazar, Cindy & Alan Lichtbroun, Elaine & Neal Machtiger, Rachelle & Jack Markowitz, Lori & Jeff Moskowitz, Suri & Steve Moskowitz, Kim & Harry Newmark, Elana Sasto & Howard Noveck, Nancy & Leon Paley, Robin & Phil Pasternak, Robyn & Jeff Perlman, Jane & Marc Pomerantz, Ellen & David Rabinowitz, Jodi & Steven Reich, Debbie & Chaim Rogoff, Bea & Ralph Rosenbaum, Miriam & Howard Rosenblum, Rosalie & Charlie Rothenberg, Ilean & Lou Safren, Wendy & Bruce Schaeffer, Allison & Barry Schechter, Lori & Jack Schemo, Linda & Phil Schmidt, Leslie & Norman Schwartz, Amanda & Judah Shechter, Cheryl & Aaron Shmulewitz, Shira & Joseph Shmulewitz, Judy & Steve Shoen, Judy & Barry Silber, Sarita & Dan Sragow, Karen & Chayim Stern, Chedva & Alan Tennenberg, Nancy & Harold Tepper, Elyse & Avi Tuchman, Risa & David Waters, and Ricky & Joseph Yellin. Floral displays designed the Roberts Florals __________________________________________ 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! ___________________________________________ 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/ _______________________________________ 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
  • 2. 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 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, “How Late Should We Remember 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 ___________________________________________ 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! ___________________________________________ CANDY BAGS Candy bags for your special Simcha must be ordered from the YIEB Sisterhood. Please call Shelley Goldman 908.421.1103 further information. _________________________________________ 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. Please be vigilant and use the crosswalks. In particular, be careful not to cross Dunhams Corner Road directly in front of the Shul. _________________________________________ Celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut this Shabbat Join us in shul this Shabbat as the youth department children and teens help the community celebrate Israel through davening, presentations and song. There is a beautiful dairy Kiddush, including an ice cream sundae bar, after this special presentation. If you have a teen interested in participating, please contact Melissa ASAP. youthdirector@yieb.org. ALL CHILDREN AND TEENS SHOULD WEAR BLUE AND WHITE TO SHUL THIS SHABBAT. The Celebration Continues: B’nei Akiva this Shabbat The final B’nei Akiva snif of the year is this Shabbat and Danny and Aviva have something special planned! 1. Middle school and high school students have a special luncheon and Israel program planned for 1:00 pm at shul. 2. Snif will be held from 3:00-4:00 pm for those in grades 2-5. A special dairy project is planned to celebrate Israel. Mother-Child Cooking Project 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 youthdirector@yieb.org. Teen Scholar-in-Residence, Lag B’Omer Weekend Rabbi David Katz, of Alon Shvut, Israel, and Chief Rabbinate of Israel, Yeshivat Har Etzion, will be joining us on the weekend of May 16-18. There will be a Friday night oneg at the Newmark home, at 9:30 pm on the subject of Tradition and Modernity. There will be a sicha on the subject of ‘Different Models of Jewish Piety’ and a deluxe Kiddush after teen minyan. Rabbi Katz will be running a program for teen staff and leaders at a special seudah shlishit. Finally, there will be a tefillin workshop and BBQ on Sunday morning, at the home of the Newmarks for pre-Bar Mitzvah boys. 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. RSVP to youthdirector@yieb.org. Lag B’Omer Family BBQ Save the date for a Family BBQ, right here in the shul grounds. Food, fun and fanfare to celebrate Lag B’Omer! Sunday, May 18th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. More information coming soon. Israel Advocacy for College-Bound Teens The Federation is sponsoring a program entitled “Will You Know How to Stand Up for Israel on Your College Campus?” Sunday, May 18th. 9:30 am – 12 noon at the JCC in Whippany. Register at www.jfedgmw.org/campusadvocacy or call (973) 929-2931. NEW Chailight Chesed Quiet Activities for Hospitalized Children. We are collecting coloring books, crayons, markers, cards, word searches, maze books, Sudoku and more. Donate it all and we’ll get it to children who need to stay distracted as they receive treatment for their illnesses. The donation bin is located in the shul lobby. ___________________________________________ 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! 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 _______________________________________ SHUL PARKING LOT Please do not park nor stand in Fire Lanes. It is essential we allow for passage of emergency vehicles _________________________________________
  • 3. YAHRTZEITS 9 Iyyar 5774 Chayim Stern for his Grandfather, Harav Dovid Shlomo Ben Moshe Chanoch Mordechai HaCohen (Rabbi David Novoseller) on 5/9/2014 9 Iyyar 5774 Miriam Gordon for her Father, ‫שמואלבןרחמים‬ (Shmuel Navarian) on 5/9/2014 9 Iyyar 5774 Steven Sholk for his Grandfather, Yehudah Leib Ben Pinchas (Louis Malamud) on 5/9/2014 9 Iyyar 5774 Rene Schloss for her Husband, Yirachmiel Peretz Ben Mordechai Hacohen (Bob Schloss) on 5/9/2014 10 Iyyar 5774 Phyllis Denenberg and Richard Green for their Mother, Rachel Ziesel bas Pesachya (Rhoda Green) on 5/10/2014 11 Iyyar 5774 Alvan Small for his Mother, Rochel Leah Bat Zvi Dov (Ruth Small) on 5/11/2014 11 Iyyar 5774 Larry Haber for his Mother, Sara Tzchera Bat Dovid Hacohen (Sylvia Haber) on 5/11/2014 12 Iyyar 5774 Neal Machtiger for his Sister, Baila Bat Moshe Eliezer v CHaya Yenta (Joan Belle Machtiger) on 5/12/2014 14 Iyyar 5774 Marsha Loeb for her Father, Aharon Ben Yechiel (Aaron Lustig) on 5/14/2014 15 Iyyar 5774 Michael Goldrich for his Father, Dovid Leib Ben Fishel (David Leon Goldrich) on 5/15/2014 15 Iyyar 5774 Ira Birnbaum for his Father, Tzvi Hersh Ben Yitzchak Isaac (Herman Birnbaum) on 5/15/2014 ___________________________________________ YAHRTZEIT 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 _______________________________________ 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. ___________________________________________ SALUTE!!!!!!!! Please remember that ALL liquor brought into the Shul must be in compliance with the CRC recommendations. http://www.crcweb.org/LiquorList.pdf. If you have any questions please contact Michael Gardner or Charlie Rothenberg. _________________________________________ 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 732 613.8717 amy.zelka@gmail.com __________________________________________ LADIES TEHILLIM GROUP The Ladies Tehillim Group meets Monday nights at 7:45 PM in the Social Hall for reading Tehillim and reciting Refuahs. Please join us for this most important Mitzvah. The one hour is time well spent. Readings are in English or Hebrew. Many thanks to the following women who steadfastly partake in this Mitzvah; Ellen Gable, Barbara Goldman, Brina Herskovits, Hindy Kierman, Esther Kosoffsky, Sarah Naus, Florence Passner, Bea Rosenbaum, Rosalie Rothenberg, Sarita Sragow, Cheryl Svei, and Amy Zelka. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ DEDICATIONS Members of the Shul and others are invited to honor a friend or relative, celebrate a milestone event or memorialize a loved one by dedicating Chumashim or Siddurim. Contact Lori Small plaques@yieb.org Chumashim - $50 - Siddurim - $30 _________________________________________ CHAI LIFELINE A fund has been established at Chai Lifeline in memory our dear friend, beloved wife, mother and daughter and sister, Martha Davidovich. Contributions to this fund will pay for direct services needed by victims of ovarian and breast cancer and their families. To make a donation go to: www.chailifeline.org/martha If you have any questions please call, Brina Herskovits 732.930.4955. Thank you for your support ___________________________________________ 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 chustckie@aol.com Bobbie Cumsky at cumsky@aol.com Brina Hershkovits at bhersko@ymail.com Thanking you, The Helping Hand Committee _____________________________________ 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) 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 http://www.njelections.org/form_pdf/voter-regis- forms/middlesex-voter-reg-form-062212.pdf. 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 http://www.njelections.org/form_pdf/vote-mail- ballot-012712-mid.pdf. 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 counts! ___________________________________________ 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. ___________________________________________
  • 4. YACHAD, THE NATIONAL JEWISH COUNCIL FOR DISABILITIES is a thriving global organization dedicated to addressing the needs of all Jewish individuals with disabilities and ensuring their inclusion in every aspect of Jewish life. The inclusive design aims to ensure persons with diverse abilities their rightful place within the Jewish community, while helping to educate and advocate to the Jewish world for a greater understanding, acceptance, outreach, and a pro- disability attitude. Our diverse services include, but are not limited to: social programming for all age groups; counseling services for individuals and families; weekend retreats; extensive parent support services; sibling services; vocational training and job placement; professional advocates and case managers; summer camps for members of all ages; special needs yeshivas; shabbat programs; Day Habilitation programs; Israel Birthright trips for persons with mobility and/or special learning needs; social skills development; lobbying for pro- disability legislation on the local, state, and federal levels; high school and university leadership program. Here in Middlesex County Yachad members participate in different inclusive activities each month. For more information about upcoming events in Middlesex County contact Jeremy Lichtman and Tobey Karpel at middlesexyachad@ou.org ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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 info@actt613.org or call Phil Rosen (732) 572- 8762. ___________________________________________ 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 siegelmom@optonline.net ___________________________________________ 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. ___________________________________________ THE STEINSALTZ AMBASSADORS are having their annual Lag B'omer picnic on Sunday, May 18th from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Donaldson Park. ___________________________________________ A TIME: Save the date - Tuesday, May 20th, 8 PM for a ladies evening out. Come join us as we support " A TIME", an internationally acclaimed organization that offers advocacy, education, guidance, research and support through their many programs to Jewish men, women, and couples struggling with reproductive health and infertility. An "A TIME" speaker will provide information about this wonderful organization. No couvert -Raffle Tickets will be sold. Location: Kamelhar home, 22 Perry Road, Edison. Hosted by Yael Kamelhar and Shifra Gewurtz. ___________________________________________ DR. AGI LEGUTKO TO SPEAK ABOUT YIDDISH REVIVAL IN HIGHLAND PARK Dr. Agi Legutko, Director of the Yiddish Language Program at Columbia University will speak about the contemporary Yiddish revival world-wide at River Ridge, 30 So. Adelaide Avenue in Highland Park on Wednesday, May 21st at 1 PM. Hear Dr. Legutko’s fascinating personal story and explore the latest developments in the Yiddish world and the “secret” language of a new generation. Cost is $8 for JCCMC members; $10 for non-members. Reservations are strongly requested. Call Diane Mael, Director of Adult Services at the JCC at 732- 494-3232 extension 3614. ___________________________________________ CONTEMPORARY MUSIC IN THE ORTHODOX COMMUNITY Mark Kligman, Ph.D. returns to the JCC of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison, 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. ___________________________________________ Netivot - The Montessori Yeshiva is holding a tour for prospective parents on May 29th. Please use the following link and click on request a tour to sign up for this date or call 732 985 4626. http://mynetivot.com/ _______________________________________ EMPLOYMENT NETWORK OF RARITAN VALLEY ENRV is active posting over 200 jobs a month to over 550 members. 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.com. ___________________________________________ 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 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. Very limited numbers of seats remain. 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. There is limited seating and reservations for are on a first come, first served basis. Call 732- 494-3232 to have forms sent to you. 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. ___________________________________________ 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- 1050. ___________________________________________ RJJ YESHIVA ANNUAL DINNER honoring Rabbi and Mrs. Dovid Komet ‘Harbotzas Torah Award’ Monday evening, May 26th at the Renaiisance Woodbridge Hotel For info or to place an ad, call office at 732-985-6533 ___________________________________________
  • 5. 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: OFFICERS 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) Jerry Gerstman Milty Goldman Michael Kierman Myra Pludwinski Irv Schaulewicz Tony Winston Board members at large (one year left of two year term) Mendy Bohm Gary Glantz Mairov Shron Jeff Taub Arel Weisberg Mark Weissman 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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  • 7. Lin's Kosher Chinese Kitchen 244 South Main Street Manville, NJ 08835 908-722-8668 http://www.Lin-Kosher.com Lin's "May Special" Every order (minimum of $40) comes with an additional free dish from the regular entree section. Some limits may apply. Call the restaurant for details. This special begins on May 1, 2014 and ends on May 31, 2014. Mention the special by name when contacting the restaurant. Kosher Supervision by OK Kosher Certification Mashgiach T'midi Chassidishe Shechites/Glatt Pas Yisroel Bishul Yisrael Gluten Free Available