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    • Weekly Newsletter Vol. XVIII, No. 47 Iyar 23 – Iyar 29, 5774 May 23 – May 29, 2014 Next Newsletter deadline is Wednesday May 28th 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 Leah & Bernie Weinberger and upon the engagement of their son, Michael to Roxanne Fogelman, daughter of Loren & Steve Fogelman, of Oregon. Both Michael and Roxanne reside in Katamon, Jerusalem. A special Mazal Tov to Roxanne's grandparents Margie & Bernard Greenberg and to her brother Jarrett as well as to MIchael's sister and family, Rochel & Yisroel Factor, Eli, Yoni, Akiva, Daniel and Chana Rivka. To Harris & Hadar Bram and Sam & Sophia Gabay on the upcoming marriage of their children Aliza Bram to Sason Gabay. KIDDUSH NOSH SPONSORS May 4, 2014 – May 24, 2014 Birthday: Michael Davidovich: Ariella Davidovich Andrea Rybak-Feiglin & Marc Feiglin: Jake Feiglin Ariela & Scott Grayman: Yonah Grayman Brina & Zvi Herskovits: Bubbe Bea Brina & Zvi Herskovits: Chavi Lesser Brina & Zvi Herskovits: Zvi Herskovits Ellen & George Horowitz: George Horowitz Molly & Gary Kaplan: Anna Kaplan Julie & Steve Katz: David Katz Jamie & Mark Lazar: Jamie Lazar Rachelle & Jack Markowitz: Yonah Glassberg Lori & Jeff Moskowitz: Ari Moskowitz Suri & Steve Moskowitz: Yakira Moskowitz Lori & Scott Noah: Jason Noah Robyn & Chaim Schneider: Isabella Schneider Amanda & Judah Shechter: Michal Shechter Sarita & Dan Sragow: Miriam Sara Shteingart Francine & Carey Tajfel: Francine Tajfel Elyse & Avi Tuchman: Jessie Tuchman Ava Waisbord: Naami Tziyona Bohm Ava Waisbord: Avi Ickowicz Tema & Tony Winston: Meir Winston Anniversary: Rachelle & Jack Markowitz: Rachelle & Jack Markowitz Yahrtzeit: Shelley & Milton Goldman: Etta Goldman Renee Schloss: Bob Schloss Tema & Tony Winston: Violet Rosen SEUDAT SHLISHIT The Special Guest Speaker is Bryan Chustckie SAVE THE DATE Tefillin/Mezuzah check follow up visit Due to overwhelming demand, the Sofer will be back at YIEB on Sunday, June 8th to assist those who were unable to participate during his first visit. Please make sure to reserve your spot early before he gets overbooked. For any questions please contact Avi Tuchman. ___________________________________________ SHUL DECORUM REMINDER At YIEB we encourage talking to everyone: HASHEM during Davening. FRIENDS during Kiddush. _________________________________________ RABBI’S CORNER Shabbat, Parshat Bamidbar Dear Young Israel Families, Every Shabbat, while we Daven in Shul, we are blessed to have a youth staff that not only ensures our children are kept safe, but also make their time in Shul fun and meaningful. Perhaps most importantly, these middle & high school students serve as role models for our children. This Shabbat, we take the opportunity to say Todah Rabbah for their year(s) of service. Instead of sleeping in or taking it easy on Shabbat (and occasionally on Sunday), our youth staff are committed to ensuring our youth program is a success. This Shabbat, following Adon Olam, there will be a special presentation to the youth staff followed by a Kiddush in their honor. While this is on behalf of the entire Shul, please extend yourself to personally thank your child’s group leader. Unfortunately, I will not be at YIEB this Shabbat, so I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to each member of our youth staff for their service to our Shul, community and children. Best wishes for a Shabbat Shalom, Rabbi Jay Weinstein ___________________________________________ MESSAGE FROM THE NORPAC MISSION LEADERSHIP The NORPAC leadership wants you to know that we have already seen tangible results from the recent mission. Your participation matters! Here is a summary of the exciting developments: 1. The Hezbollah International Financial Prevention Act had 24 cosponsors prior to the NORPAC Mission. Now there are over 100 cosponsors for the House bill. 2. Sen. Marco Rubio (R- Fla.) agreed to co- introduce similar Hezbollah legislation in the Senate. 3. On the Mission day we added a 60th Senate cosponsor (John Walsh D-MT) onto the Menendez- Kirk Iran Sanctions Bill- a Herculean feat given the President's pressure to delay that bill. 4. Rep. Alan Grayson (D- Fla.) prepared legislation to cut off funding for higher education institutions which support BDS (Boycott Divestment Sanctions) of Israel. ___________________________________________ WISE SHAVUOT LEARNING There will be a women's learning group for Shavuot from midnight to 2 AM. This year's topic will be The Year in Chagim, a study of the different holidays throughout the year. If you would like to be a presenter, please contact Claire Kagel 732.613.9511. ___________________________________________ MAXIMIZE YOUR SIMCHA! After the Simcha is over, there is usually a good amount of leftover food. We are happy to distribute that food to families who could benefit from it. What a beautiful way to end your Simcha by performing this Mitzvah. Please contact Barbara Goldman at bgoldman@aol.com in order to make these arrangements. Thank you!!! ___________________________________________ 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 BAMIDBAR (Mevarchim Chodesh) Friday Mincha....................................... 7:00PM Candle Lighting .................................... 7:20PM But no later than................................... 7:56PM Shkia....................................................... 8:14P Shabbat Shacharit........................8:00, 9:00AM Latest Sh’ma ........................................ 9:14AM Shabbat Mincha……. . ......................... 7:50PM Shabbat Maariv……………… ............... 8:57PM Shabbat Ends....................................... 9:05PM Sun Shacharit......................7:30, 8:30, 9:15AM Mon Sh’rt (Memorial Day) 7:30, 8:30, 9:15AM Tues Shacharit ............................ 6:30, 8:00AM ......................................................................... Wed Sh’r’t (Yom Yerushalayim) .6:30, 8:00AM Thurs Shacharit............................6:20, 8:00AM Fri Shacharit.................................6:30, 8:00AM Sun - Thurs Mincha/Maariv................... 8:00PM 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................................... 8:02PM 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
    • 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). YIEB & Highland Park Community Kollel. Gemara Class with Rabbi Nusbaum, Tuesday nights at 8:30 PM. The current topic is “Shavuot”. In Depth Talmud Class Given by Yaakov Weinstein, Wednesday 8:30 PM In this week’s class we will discuss, “In Each and Every Generation”. 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 Memorial Day Class – Monday May 26th 930 AM 296 Dunhams Corner Road Burying Jewish Soldiers in National Cemeteries Jews fought and died side-by-side with their non- Jewish counterparts in all of America’s wars. More than 5,500 Jews have been honored with military burial in Arlington cemetery. Yet, Halacha requires Jews to be buried in separate cemeteries. Can a Jew be buried in a national cemetery? ___________________________________________ 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! ___________________________________________ SISTERHOOD Save the date: Monday June 2nd for the Sisterhood Shavuot bake auction! Join us from 8-9:30 PM at the home of Sandy Freund and Steve Lang for a night of fun and excitement. We need bakers and cooks! See flyer for more information. __________________________________________ SISTERHOOD PRESENTS “SELF DEFENSE” ONE SESSION LEFT: Join Sensei Gene White for self defense classes while enjoying a light workout! Mondays from 7:30-8:30: June 2, 9, 16 Cost: $30. Try it out before you sign up. Come to a free class April 7th ___________________________________________________________________ Shabbat, May 23rd-24th Hakarat Hatov Kiddush Join us as we say THANK YOU and HATZLACHA RABBA to our Teen Youth Leaders this Shabbat. Our "guests of honor" will be our graduating Teen Minyan Leaders: Yedidya Moskowitz, Tony Newmark, Jeremy Shechter -with special recognition of our Shabbat Group Youth Staff: Jonah Bash, Adina Falk, Daniel Falk, Yael German, Jessica Hader, Yaakov Kagel, Atara Kevelson, Tzipi Kushner, Rachel Newmark, Yoni Rosen, Dora Schechter, Shoshie Schwartz, Kaylie Shulman, Rebecca Siegel, Elisheva Strauss Regular Shabbat Groups and Cocoa Club Mommy/Daddy and Me Official Program @10:45 in the Kindergarten Classroom Shabbat afternoon Dessert for 1st -3rd Grade Girls 4:00 p.m. at the Dantowitz home (18 Van Hise Court). Open to girls in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. Play, hang out, and enjoy Shabbat dessert with friends! Parents can stay or drop off. RSVP dorianne.dantowitz@gmail.com This Week YOUTH BOARD APPLICATION DEADLINE Applications for 2014-2015 Youth Board positions are due by SUNDAY, MAY 25th @5PM, NO EXCEPTIONS. Fill out the application (in Newsletter) and return it ASAP to mairov@comcast.net On The Horizon: Shabbat afternoon Dessert for 2nd and 3rd Grade Boys May 31st, 4:00 p.m. at the Dantowitz home (18 Van Hise Court). Open to boys in 2nd and 3rd grade. Play, eat dessert, play some more! Parents can stay or drop off. RSVP dorianne.dantowitz@gmail.com YOUTH BOARD ELECTIONS Youth Board Elections will take place on two new dates to encourage participation in the Israeli Day Parade. High School Elections (entering 9th-12th), Thursday, May 29th @7:30pm at Cold Stone Creamery; Middle School Elections (entering 6th- 8th), Monday, June 2nd @7:30pm at Cold Stone Creamery. RSVP: mairov@comcast.net Summer Kick-Off Sunday, June 8. It’s time for sun and fun! Join YIEB Youth @Jenkinsons Boardwalk...open to all YIEB families! RSVP: mairov@comcast.net SAVE THE DATES YIEB Youth’s Ultimate Cake Off June 19th 6PM-8PM @YIEB. Open to all 5th-8th graders. 5th VS 6th graders and 7th VS 8th graders will compete against each other for the cake-off championship title. RSVP REQUIRED: mairov@comcast.net. Register your team of 2-4 by 6/13 to participate, $5 per entrant. (See attached flyer in Newsletter for details.) YIEB Youth last hurrah of the year June 21st - Early teen/youth led mincha after shul kiddush. YIEB host families will open their homes for seudah shlishit. All return to YIEB for teen/youth led Ma’ariv followed by a fun filled Melavah Malka…Giddy’s pizza and musical surprises await you! (Details 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 are being accepted from those entering 10th grade and up, including college student and adults. Camp Keshet is especially looking for lifeguards and TLC counselors at this time. Join us for the best summer ever! _______________________________________
    • YAHRTZEITS 23 Iyyar 5774 Fred Gerewitz for his Mother, Sima Bat Ben-Zion (Judith Gerewitz) on 5/23/2014 24 Iyyar 5774 George Horowitz for his Mother, Sara Bat Aharon (Sylvia Horowitz) on 5/24/2014 25 Iyyar 5774 Gary Spiewak for his Grandfather, Fishel Ben Yitzchak Hacohen (Philip Spiewak) on 5/25/2014 25 Iyyar 5774 Jane Pomerantz for her Mother, Minka Menucha Bat Shlomo Halevi (Minnie Golden) on 5/25/2014 25 Iyyar 5774 David Rabinowitz for his Father, Yehoshua Meir Ben Harav Zvi Hersh (Samuel Myer Rabinowitz) on 5/25/2014 25 Iyyar 5774 Chayim Stern for his Uncle, Mordechai Avraham Ben Shmuel (Max Frager) on 5/25/2014 26 Iyyar 5774 Michael Davidovich for his Mother, Hentcha Bat Yehuda Arye Hacohen (Hencha Davidovich) on 5/26/2014 26 Iyyar 5774 Joel Gordon for his Grandfather, )yksforgneW leumaS( ‫יצחק‬ ‫בן‬ ‫יהושע‬ on 5/26/2014 28 Iyyar 5774 Ricky Yellin for her Father, Amram Ben Shmuel Zev (Amram Buchinger) on 5/28/2014 28 Iyyar 5774 Sarita Sragow for Chaya Baila Bat Rav Avraham Aharon Halevi (Ida Tittlebaum Sydney) on 5/28/2014 29 Iyyar 5774 Milton Goldman and Marvin Goldman for their Grandmother, Sarah Yehudis Chaya Bat Avraham Yitzchak (Sarah Rubin) on 5/29/2014 ___________________________________________ PERMANENT MEMORIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR DEPARTED LOVED ONES On the walls of the Main Shul are mounted 11 tablets bearing memorial plaques, representing a permanent and dignified memorial to loved ones. AT YIEB, now in its 37th year, we keep the lights lit on either side of the plaque each year during the full month of the Yahrtzeit and also when we recite Yizkor on Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, Pesach and Shavuot. The cost of a plaque is $360. To purchase, please contact Lori Small at plaques@yieb.org ___________________________________________ LOST AND FOUND Found - Artscroll Pesach Machzor, inscribed Y. Peled. Found - Brown Sunglasses Found - RayBan Sunglasses Found - Black Jabra Bluetooth earpiece ___________________________________________ MINYAN HELP NEEDED During the winter months, when Mincha/Maariv begins early, we need your help to keep our Minyan strong, especially when we have an additional Minyan for someone sitting Shiva: ______________________________________________ YIEB MOMMY AND ME CLASS For all moms with young children at home will now be held weekly on Tuesday mornings from 10-12. Ages birth and up welcome! For more information and details regarding location, please contact Joelle Yavin at joelle.yavin@gmail.com. _______________________________________ CANDY BAGS Candy bags for your special Simcha must be ordered from the YIEB Sisterhood. Please call Shelley Goldman 908.421.1103 further information. ___________________________________________ 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. ___________________________________________ 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 _______________________________________ 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 women who steadfastly partake in this Mitzvah. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ THE 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 ___________________________________________ ***************** 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, 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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 ___________________________________________ 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 ___________________________________________ RJJ YESHIVA ANNUAL DINNERr Honoring Rabbi & 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 ___________________________________________ 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. ___________________________________________ NETIVOT - THE MONTESSORI YESHIVA is holding tours for prospective parents on May 29th. Please use the following link and click on request a tour to sign up for either of these dates or call 732-985-4626: http://mynetivot.com/ ___________________________________________ 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 brings 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!! Opening Day is June 1, running through July. For more information, please contact Rabbi Lasar at TorahKidLeagues@yahoo.com or at (732) 985- 1050. NEW FOR THIS YEAR: BOYS BEIS MEDRASH LEARNING PROGRAM beginning at 10:15, at no additional cost! ___________________________________________ JRECOVERY Are you addicted? Family member or Friend? Join us at JRecovery: free, anonymous, and safe. Jewish, self-help group to complement 12-step programs. Monday nights 7:30-8:30 PM at Jewish Family and Vocational Service, 32 Ford Ave., 2nd fl., Milltown, NJ. More info: JFVS@ 732-777-1940 or www.jfvs.org/JRecovery ___________________________________________ JFVS HAPPENINGS • JRecovery: A New Support Group for Addicts, Family & Friends - Free, anonymous, and safe, Jewish self-help group to complement 12-step programs. The support group meets Monday nights, 7:30 - 8:30PM at the JFVS office in Milltown, 32 Ford Ave, 2nd Floor. Parking is on the street. Entrance to building is through the parking lot, ramp entrance to elevator. • Higher Pay, Job Security: A Look at In-Demand and Nontraditional Jobs for Women, Thursday, May 22 at The JFVS Women's Center, 32 Ford Ave., 2nd Fl, Milltown, 10:30AM - 12:30PM. Free, registration required, call JFVS 732-777-1940. • SAVE THE DATE-Chai Tea Luncheon - Event includes a unique lunch and entertainment by The Dynamic Duo. Opportunities to advertise in an ad journal are available. Wednesday, August 13 at Congregation B'nai Tikvah, Noon. Tickets on sale soon. Check back at the http://www.jfvs.org JFVS adult day care services offers a supportive 3 day a week program for the growing number of seniors in our community. Members can have the opportunity to participate in a variety of social, recreational and educational activities. The program can enhance independence, socialization, self esteem and foster relationships for those who are socially isolated. The Elder Day Program accepts individuals with mild to moderate dementia. Age criteria 60+. A senior service and completion of clinical assessment is required to determine eligibility and if this type of program will meet the needs of the client. For more information on how to enroll a family member, or to learn about the benefits of the Elder Day Program to please call 732-777-1940. ___________________________________________ RPRY INFORMATIONAL EVENING Please join us on Yom Yerushalayim, Wednesday, May 28 at 8:00 pm for a special, informative evening. Learn about innovative programming unique to RPRY and the many benefits of joining the RPRY community. Talk with parents of current students and meet faculty members in a warm, casual environment. Ask questions, get info and enjoy delicious desserts. The event is graciously hosted by Sara and Ari Welner, 39 Edgemount Road, Edison. For questions or to RSVP, please contact Chedva Gross at the Yeshiva, cgross@rpry.org, 732-572-5052, ext. 204.
    • 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 (chairperson), 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) Milty Goldman Michael Kierman Steve Moskowitz Myra Pludwinski Irv Schaulewicz Tony Winston Board members at large (one year remaining 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
    • GRADS AND DADS KIDDUSH This special Kiddush is just around the corner! June 14, 2014 SPONSOR IN HONOR OF YOUR GRADUATE! Nursery, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, High School, College and Graduate Degrees Cost is $60 per graduate $30 each additional graduate per family with a $100 maximum HONOR DAD THIS YEAR TOO! Just $5 additional if you are a Grad Sponsor Only $20 if you don’t have a Grad $5 each additional Dad (Grandfather, Son, etc.) Please log onto yieb.org and use the link to include your Grads and Dads Questions- please call Karen Stern 732-613-6535 Deadline is June 4th
    • Ask Yourself These Questions: 1. Do you use electricity or natural gas for your home and/or business? 2. Would you like to discover a way to pay less for the supply portion of your electric or natural gas bill? 3. Would you like to receive up to $50.00 for trying out a company’s service?* If you answered YES to any of these questions, call David Falk &Joshua Fogel at 732.698.7406. A portion of the proceeds, directly generated from this ad, supports the Young Israel of East Brunswick *The $50 Welcome Bonus Promotion Is For New Residential Customers Who Enroll From January 15, 2014 to June 2, 2014 Residential Energy Supply Services Currently in the Following States: CT, GA, IL, ME, MD, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA and RI (Coming Soon: MA, TX)
    • 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