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Yiebnewsletter 2014 08_15
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Yiebnewsletter 2014 08_15
Yiebnewsletter 2014 08_15
Yiebnewsletter 2014 08_15
Yiebnewsletter 2014 08_15
Yiebnewsletter 2014 08_15
Yiebnewsletter 2014 08_15
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  • 1. SHABBAT EIKEV Friday Mincha ......................................7:00PM Candle Lighting.....................................7:20PM But no later than....................................7:37PM As long as candle lighting is after 7PM, Mincha on Friday is at 7PM (not Z’man), throughout the summer. Shkia.....................................................7:55PM Shabbat Shacharit........................8:00, 9:00AM Latest Sh’ma.........................................9:35AM Shabbat Mincha....................................7:30PM Shabbat Maariv.....................................8:36PM Shabbat Ends .......................................8:44PM Sun Shacharit ..............................7:30, 8:30AM The Sunday 9:15AM Minyan is on hold for the summer until after Labor Day Mon/Thurs Shacharit....................6:20, 8:00AM Tues/Wed/Fri Shacharit................6:30, 8:00AM Sun - Thurs Mincha/Maariv ...................7:35PM The weekday “Maariv only” 9:30PM Minyan is on hold for the summer Candle Lighting next week ....................7:20PM But no later than................................... 7:27PM · Mikvah Hours – The MIkvah is currently closed for renovations which will take place over approximately the next 4 months (from July 14). We encourage you to use the HIGHLAND PARK MIKVAH at 112 S 1st Ave in Highland Park. It is open 9-11 PM Sunday – Thursday and 10-11:30 PM on Sat. nights. YIEB Mikvah 732.257.4121 YIEB Eruv status 732.254.1860 X5 Weekly Newsletter Vol. XIX, No. 7 Av 19 – Av 25, 5774 August 15 – August 21, 2014 Next newsletter deadline is Wednesday August 20th 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 Kathy & Josh Brody upon the engagement of their son Ben to Danielle Fox, daughter of Jody & Steve Fox of Queens, NY. Also to grandmother Beatrice Horowitz, grandparents Sally & Martin Baumel and the entire Brody and Fox families. ___________________________________________ KIDDUSH NOSH SPONSORS August 10, 2014 – August 16, 2014 Birthday: Ruth & Alan Bash: Alan Bash Michele & Andy Bernstein: Ryan Bernstein Andrea Rybak-Feiglin & Marc Feiglin: Erin Feiglin Brina & Zvi Herskovits: Yael Herskovits Rama & Mark Koslowe: Shoshana Koslowe Cheryl & Aaron Shmulewitz: Serena Shmulewitz Sarita & Dan Sragow: Linda Sragow Sarita & Dan Sragow: Noah Ohr Dovid Sragow Karen & Chayim Stern: Talia Stern Ava Waisbord: Avital Bohm Tema & Tony Winston: Shirelle Winston Anniversary: Ruth & Alan Bash: Ruth & Alan Bash Elaine & Neal Machtiger: Elaine & Neal Machtiger Sarita & Dan Sragow: Sarita & Dan Sragow Tema & Tony Winston: Zip & Geoff Winston Other Events of Note: Karen & Chayim Stern: Karen & Chayim Moved to EB Yahrzeit: Shelley & Milton Goldman: Philip Rubin Tema & Tony Winston: Jonas Rosen ___________________________________________ SEUDAT SHLISHIT SPONSORS Chaim and Miriam Plumer in honor of our one year wedding/living in East Brunswick anniversary. The guest speaker is Mark Koslowe. ___________________________________________ The WISE Summer Learning Series continues this week at the home of Claire and Art Kagel, 222 Dunhams Corner Road at 5:30 PM. The speaker will be Claire Kagel who will talk about Sefer Iyov. Please note both the time and location have been changed from the original schedule. ___________________________________________ Rabbi Weinstein will be out of town from Thurs., August 7th through Thurs., August 21st with his Shabbat afternoon class resuming August 23rd. He will return all calls and emails upon his return. If you need to reach him in an emergency, please call Lou Safren at 347.640.2499. ___________________________________________ UPDATE YOUR SHULCLOUD The Shul is initiating new procedures for sending Yahrtzeit notifications, inclusion of names in the Newsletter and those that are read during Yizkor. The source of this information will come directly from ShulCloud. Please make it a priority to update your information. While you’re at it, please update your family information so that Aliyah cards will be accurate. ______________________________________________ SAVE THE DATE SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIP DINNER Sunday, September 14th. More to follow! ___________________________________________ SAVE THE DATE YIEB ANNUAL SHUL DINNER Sunday, December 14th More information to follow in the coming weeks. ___________________________________________ SHUL DECORUM REMINDER At YIEB we encourage talking to everyone: HASHEM during Davening. FRIENDS during Kiddush. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Fellow YIEB Members, As you know, the leadership of our Shul is currently exploring an expansion to the Young Israel of East Brunswick building. This is an important and complex discussion; it is integral to the process that we get the participation and opinion of each and every YIEB member. It is essential for all of us to understand and identify what needs exist today and what we anticipate our needs will be in the future, prioritize those needs, and map out the actions necessary to move forward together to satisfy those needs. In order to engage in conversation with each of you, over the next few months we will be holding a series of parlor meetings which will allow us to have these detailed discussions. You, the membership, will have the opportunity to hear from the YIEB leadership on all aspects that we are exploring involving expansion and renovation of the Shul. More importantly, it will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts, ideas and suggestions. Meeting participation will be kept to a maximum of twenty five people per meeting to facilitate meaningful discussions. This is an important time for our Shul. We strongly urge each and every one of our members to participate! Please click here to sign up for one of the meeting dates. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JWYi 4xuCzlAPF1TmW- J228l3DtZh_X6Y2MXQmbvRvIk/edit#gid=0 If none of these dates work for you, please email building@yieb.org and we will try our best to accommodate you on another date. Thank you, Moshe Strauss, YIEB Liaison Jeff Chustckie, YIEB President Jay Weinstein, YIEB Rabbi _________________________________________ SELICHOT SERVICES We begin saying Selichot on Motzei Shabbat, September 20th. Currently, (besides for the first night) we hold Selichot each night following a 9:30 PM Maariv and before the 8:00 AM Minyan. In the past. we have received requests to consider a third selichot prior to the 6:30 AM Minyan. This Selichot Minyan would begin between 5:50 and 6:00 AM as it must be completed BEFORE the early minyan commences. Rather than wait until the last minute, we ask that if you are interested in such a minyan, kindly email to gabbai@yieb.org and indicate such....ALSO INCLUDE IF YOU CURRENTLY ATTEND ANY OF THE OTHER SELICHOT MINYANIM AS WE WISH TO MAINTAIN THEM AS WELL. Thank you for your timely reply. Religious Committee. ___________________________________________ STORK CLUB The Stork Club continues to organize a week of meals to be delivered to families after the birth of a baby. Please contact Marcie Landskroner Mayerak@aol.com or Karen Glantz vernster18@aol.com if you would like to provide a meal for a family. Thank you. ___________________________________________ Jay Weinstein, Rabbi 732.354.5912 (cell) 732.254.1860 x2 (office) Bertin Lefkovic, Editor Jeff Chustckie, President Yaakov Wasser, Inaugural Rabbi (1979-2009), Retired
  • 2. ROSH HASHANA AND YOM KIPPUR SEATING REQUESTS – DUE BY AUGUST 28th We are now accepting requests for seats for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. This year, seating requests as well as payments for seats will be available through our online form (please note that you will need to be logged in to view and submit the form). Members’ seating requests will be processed ONLY if they have submitted your 2014-2015 OneBill. If you submit a seating request and you have not yet submitted your OneBill, or your account is in arrears, you will be notified that the seating request will not be filled until the issues are resolved. Since our committee needs adequate time to complete the seating arrangement, we request that you fill out the seating request form and make payment no later than the deadline of August 28, 2014. Forms received later than this date will be subject to arbitrary seating. Our growth has dictated that it is no longer practical to fulfill everyone’s SPECIFIC seat request. We are no longer accepting specific seat requests. We will attempt to seat you in the general area you have sat in previous years. For further details, and information on seating pricing, please see the full seating letter available from the hyperlink on the online request form. Yours truly, The Seating Committee, Marv Goldman and Saul Landa ___________________________________________ PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR ONE BILL ASAP The 'One Bill' deadline has passed, and approximately 30% of the congregation has not completed the process. The sign up process for Rosh Hashana / Yom Kippur seating has been released and cannot be submitted unless the 'One Bill' is completed. ___________________________________________ SUKKAH FUND Baruch Hashem our Shul has grown. For my Bar Mitzvah I am collecting for a new large, easy to assemble Sukkah where we can celebrate Yom Tov and Smachot as a community. Please donate to the shul via the “YIEB Succah Project” link or mail your tax deductible donation to YIEB to 10 Sussex Road, East Brunswick with a note in memo. Our goal is to raise $5,000 by Sukkot 2014. Sincerely, David Wolkoff ___________________________________________ NEW YEAR CARD AND FLOWER FUND Please participate in the Sisterhood New Year Card and Flower Fund projects. Send your $18 check for the card or $36 for the card and flowers to: Elaine Machtiger 3 Boston Post Rd East Brunswick, NJ 08816 All checks should be payable to YIEB Sisterhood and must be received immediately. Please see the email you received on 7/10 for more details. ___________________________________________ 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 8:30PM. On summer break. Class resumes September 2nd. In Depth Talmud Class Given by Yaakov Weinstein, Wednesday 8:30 PM Class will continue August 20th. Wednesday Morning Women's Class with Rabbi Weinstein is on summer hiatus! _______________________________________________ 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/ ___________________________________________ Used ink cartridges are still being collected for our Early Childhood Program. Please drop them off at the Shul office. ___________________________________________ WOMEN’S TEHILLIM GROUP This week the Women’s Tehillim Group is scheduled to meet on Monday, August 18th at 7:45 PM in the Beit Medrash. Please join us in praying for the health of our soldiers, friends and relatives. You may read in Hebrew or English. ___________________________________________ SALUTE!!!!!!!! Please remember that ALL liquor brought into the Shul must be in compliance with either the CRC http://www.crcweb.org/LiquorList.pdf or Star-K http://www.star-k.org/5_27LiquorList.pdf recommendations. If you have any questions please contact Michael Gardner or Charlie Rothenberg. ___________________________________________ AIPAC 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 served). 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! ___________________________________________ Please be vigilant and use the crosswalks. In particular, be careful not to cross Dunhams Corner Road directly in front of the Shul. ___________________________________________ Say YES! to Shabbat this Fall! Our new Youth Experience: Shabbat! Program kicks off on August 30th with new groups, programs, incentives and lots of excitement! This summer the Shabbat program has been completely revamped and we will continue to share more details as the month progresses! Please note that beginning August 30th the Shabbat groups are as follows: Nerot: Ages 2 & 3, without a parent Challot: Age 4 & kindergarten Kosot Yayin: 1st & 2nd grades Mini-Minyan: 3rd, 4th & 5th grades Teen Minyan: post bar/bat mitzvah We will also continue our popular Mommy & Me program. New this year is chuggim for our upstairs groups. Children two through second grade will participate in rotating programs each week that include parsha, Israel and Chaggim as well as sport, team- building games, music, drama and so much more! Each week our participants will enjoy two unique programs/activities, in addition to davening. Check next week’s newsletter for more about changes to our tefillot program. Chailight: Chesed Join us in a new and important collection. We are collecting school supplies for impoverished schools at the start of August. When you pick up those markers, ruler, pencil cases and more on sale, pick up a few extra for local schools whose students need a bit of help being well prepared to learn. The donation bin is located in the shul lobby or you can bring it to the shul office. September’s Youth Calendar YIEB Youth’s September calendar will be published this week. Check your inbox to learn about upcoming programs. Shabbat Summer Group Continue Please note the following available programs: Cocoa Club - 9:00 am Torah Tots (ages 2-4) - 10:00 am Chaverim (K-1st) - 10:00 am Minyanaires (2nd -3rd) - 10:00 am Mommy & Me – 10:45 am ___________________________________________ CANDY BAGS Candy bags for your special Simcha must be ordered from the YIEB Sisterhood. Please call Shelley Goldman 908.421.1103 further information. ______________________________________
  • 3. YAHRTZEITS 20 Av 5774 Natalie Kozh for her mother, Riva bat Chaim (Riva), on 8/16/2014 21 Av 5774 Zvi Herskovits for his father, ‫שלמה‬ ‫בן‬ ‫אליעזר‬ ‫חיים‬ (Chaim Lazar Herskovits), on 8/17/2014 21 Av 5774 Michael Davidovich for his Father, Shalom Ben Yachel Nachman (Alexander Davidovich), on 8/17/2014 22 Av 5774 Marc Gable for his Father, Mayer ben Shea (Dr. Myron Gable), on 8/18/2014 23 Av 5774 Joel Felder for his Brother, Yehudah Leib Ben Moshe Yitzchak (Louis Felder), on 8/19/2014 23 Av 5774 Monica Heumann for her Father, Yaakov Ben Moshe (Jack Friedman), on 8/19/2014 24 Av 5774 Phil Davidov for his Father, Binyamin Ben Michael (Benjamin Davidov), on 8/20/2014 25 Av 5774 Yshai Yavin for his father, Yaakov ben Chaim (Yaakov Yavin), on 8/21/2014 25 Av 5774 Art Kagel for his Grandfather, ‫מדקה‬ ‫הרש‬ (Harry Hefter), on 8/21/2014 26 Av 5774 Larry Haber for his Father, Tzvi Ben Shmuel Halevi (Harry Haber), on 8/22/2014 __________________________________________________________________________ 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 YIB, now in its 37th year, we keep the lights lit on both sides 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 www.yieb.org.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. ___________________________________________ 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 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 _______________________________________ *************** Community Announcements ****************** (YIEB does not endorse the Kashrut of any non- YIEB event or listing appearing in the Newsletter) 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. ___________________________________________ EDISON/HIGHLAND PARK MIKVAH HOURS The Edison/Highland Park Mikvah will be open Sunday-Thursday 9-11 PM. SATURDAY NIGHTS through Aug 9th, Saturday night hours are 10:00- 11:30 PM. Saturday nights, August 16th, and 23rd, hours are 9:45pm-11:30pm. Friday nights are by APPOINTMENT ONLY, and should be made by the day before. You must arrive and leave during regular hours. To schedule an appointment, please call 732.249.2411. ___________________________________________ EMPLOYMENT NETWORK OF RARITAN VALLEY 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. ___________________________________________ 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 - 8:30 PM 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. • 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 ______________________________________________ JCC TO SHOW “HAVA NAGILA” IN HIGHLAND PARK The JCC of Middlesex County will show the film, “Hava Nagila” at River Ridge, 30 So. Adelaide Avenue in Highland Park on Wednesday, August 20th at 1 PM. Follow this ubiquitous Jewish standard from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the Kibbutzim of Israel to the cul-de-sacs of America. Cost is $5 for JCCMC members; $8 for non-members. Reservations are strongly requested. Call Diane Mael, Director of Adult Services at the JCC at 732-494-3232 extension 3614. ___________________________________________ ACTT STARTS 9TH YEAR The ACTT organization (Achieving Change Through Torah) is greatly honored to have Rabbi Yissocher Frand speak about “It All Comes Down to Emunah” to start the 9th year of the program on Sunday night, September 7th at 7:30 PM at Congregation Ahavas Achim (216 S. 1st Avenue in Highland Park. Admission is free and sponsors are welcome. The entire community is encouraged to attend. More details to follow. For more info, e- mail info@actt613.org or call Phil Rosen at 732- 572-8762. 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. ___________________________________________ JCC WALKING TOUR OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE NYC Tour Guide Marty Schneit will lead a tour of the lower east side on Wednesday, September 17th. You’ll see the Jewish Daily Forverts (Forward) Building, the oldest bialy factory in the United States, the only family-owned matzah factory in the US, the Educational Alliance, the Henry Street Settlement, the Henry St. Playhouse, Katz’s Deli, Schimmels Knishes, Russ and Daughters, visit a Torah scribe, and the Bet Midrash Hagadol. Learn the stories of George Burns, Eddie Cantor and Irving Berlin – all who grew up on the Lower East Side. We’ll also have a docent-led guided tour at the Eldridge Street Synagogue and Museum. Lunch is on your own in the area. Bus leaves the JCC on Oak Tree Rd in Edison at 9:00 AM; returns approximately 5:30 PM. Cost of $56/JCCMC Member; $60/Non-member includes coach bus transportation, all tours, and snacks. Questions? Call Diane Mael, Director of Adult Services at extension 3614 or send an e-mail to dmael@jccmc.org. ___________________________________________ TZITZIS FOR CHAYALIM Quoting from Colonel Amital Tovol, Rabbi of IDF 80th Brigade: "Know that soldiers who are observant, as well as those who are not, seek to strengthen themselves...they seek out books of Tehilim... but above all, the merit of Tzitzis, a shield against the dangers of battle..." Rabbi Gottlieb of Mezakim, who lives in Beitar, has taken upon himself the risk of going to the Gaza border to distribute specially handmade regulation-green Tzitzis, each pair costing 25 shekel. Please consider donating for this Mitzvah at this crucial time and may the Zechus of this Mitzvah protect our Chayalim and stay with them in times of peace. For local info, call Rivka 732-247-0621 or send checks -any amounts- directly to: "USA Outreach", POB 486, Cedarhurst, NY 11516 (Made out to "USA Outreach” with note “tzitziis for chayalim") ___________________________________________ PLEASE HELP SAVE THE LIFE OF A 19 YEAR OLD TEENAGER This amazing person comes from a family of Holocaust survivors and is studying to be a doctor so she can help others in need. She desperately needs a kidney (Blood Type A or O). To learn how you can save her life or for information about kidney donation, please call 718-431-9831 or e- mail R787@renewal.org. http://www.renewal.org ___________________________________________
  • 4. ~Young Israel of East Brunswick Israel Advocacy Committee~ ~Emergency Action Appeal~ July 10, 2014 Dear YIEB Members, Israel has never known a moment’s peace in its history- its civilians are being bombarded again with terrorist missiles launched from Gaza. As Israel responds to current terrorist groups’ missile attacks, our hearts are with our brothers and sisters in harm’s way. Here’s how we in East Brunswick can support Israel and its people: • Yashar Lachayal’s Ari & Sari Horowitz Memorial Fund - Targeted, Direct Tzedakah: Donate by direct link to the Fund at https://www.yasharlachayal.org/campaigns/the-ari-sari-horowitz-memorial-fund/ . This Fund is named in memory of our dear friends and YIEB members, Sari & Ari Horowitz z”l, who had a special place in their hearts for helping to ease the burden of the brave IDF soldiers. YIEB has developed a special relationship with Yashar Lachayal, whose mission is to “bring soldiers in the IDF what they need, when they need it”. The organization provides for basic needs of the Chayalim who are defending Israel with their own lives. Due to Yashar Lachayal’s founders’ generosity, 100% of donations are used to purchase & distribute these greatly needed supplies, rather than being used to defray administrative overhead costs. The Fund was established last summer specifically to provide food, clothing, and other necessities to needy IDF soldiers who come from impoverished family circumstances. The Fund will now focus its aid for the soldiers on their most immediate needs due to current combat conditions. Please donate online in Ari & Sari’s memory so brave IDF soldiers may receive the benefit of your donation without delay while they protect Israel. • Political Action: Contact your US Congressional Representatives and Senators and urge them to stand with Israel by making a public statement of support for Operation Protective Edge and Israel’s right to defend itself. Go to the OU’s action page at: http://advocacy.ou.org/action-alerts/# . • Prayer for the IDF: Recite the Tefilah for the Members of the Israel Defense Forces http://www.ou.org/life/israel/idf-prayer-card/ (text in both Hebrew & English). • Recite Tehillim: http://tehilimyahad.com/mr.jsp?r=RskbNi5DP8 (Worldwide continuous) or http://www.mechon- mamre.org/p/pt/pt2601.htm (text in both Hebrew & English). • Pair with a Combat Soldier: Let us devote ourselves to Torah learning, Tefillah, and performance of Mitzvot and good deeds in the soldiers’ merit. Sign up, free, at http://shmiraproject.com to pair with an active-duty IDF combat soldier. Help unify and connect all of Am Yisrael and increase each soldier’s spiritual merit and protection. • Hasbara: Spread truth about terrorist groups’ aggression against Israel. Share facts concerning the situation in Israel with friends & colleagues to combat the prevalent misinformation in the media. Excellent websites include: http://www.hasbarafellowships.org ; http://unitedwithisrael.org ; http://www.camera.org . May Hashem protect Israel, her soldiers, and citizens during this difficult, dangerous round of Arab attacks and defensive Israeli actions. Let us stand united & provide much needed support to our Israeli family. Sincerely, Judy Goldrich & Cheryl Shmulewitz Rabbi Jay Weinstein Co-Chairs, YIEB Israel Advocacy Committee Young Israel of East Brunswick

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