1. SHABBAT EIKEV
Friday Mincha ......................................7:00PM
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.
Shabbat Shacharit........................8:00, 9:00AM
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
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
When our office manager is on vacation, the
newsletter will be emailed but not printed.
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
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
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
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
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.
If none of these dates work for you, please email
email@example.com and we will try our best to
accommodate you on another date.
Moshe Strauss, YIEB Liaison
Jeff Chustckie, YIEB President
Jay Weinstein, YIEB Rabbi
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
firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
email@example.com if you would like to provide a
meal for a family. Thank you.
Jay Weinstein, Rabbi
732.254.1860 x2 (office)
Bertin Lefkovic, Editor
Jeff Chustckie, President
Yaakov Wasser, Inaugural Rabbi
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
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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
If you have any questions please contact Michael
Gardner or Charlie Rothenberg.
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
careful not to
directly in front of
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
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.
Join us in a new and
We are collecting
school supplies for
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
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 for your
special Simcha must be
ordered from the YIEB
Sisterhood. Please call
20 Av 5774 Natalie Kozh for
her mother, Riva
bat Chaim (Riva),
21 Av 5774 Zvi Herskovits for
his father, שלמה
בן אליעזר חיים
(Chaim Lazar Herskovits), on
21 Av 5774 Michael Davidovich for his Father,
Shalom Ben Yachel Nachman
(Alexander Davidovich), on
22 Av 5774 Marc Gable for his Father, Mayer
ben Shea (Dr. Myron Gable), on
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),
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
(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
• 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
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 email@example.com 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
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
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
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.
Judy Goldrich & Cheryl Shmulewitz Rabbi Jay Weinstein
Co-Chairs, YIEB Israel Advocacy Committee Young Israel of East Brunswick