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  • 1. SHABBAT RE’EH (MEVORCHIM CHODESH) Friday Mincha ......................................7:00PM Candle Lighting.....................................7:20PM But no later than....................................7:27PM As long as candle lighting is after 7PM, Mincha on Friday is at 7PM (not Z’man), throughout the summer. Shkia.....................................................7:45PM Shabbat Shacharit........................8:00, 9:00AM Latest Sh’ma.........................................9:38AM Shabbat Afternoon Shiur with Rabbi Weinstein 1 hour before Mincha (at 6:20PM): Identifying False Prophecy: Who To Believe? Shabbat Mincha....................................7:20PM Shabbat Maariv.....................................8:26PM Shabbat Ends .......................................8:34PM 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 Sh’crt (Rosh Chodesh I & II + Wed - Commence L’Dovid + Shofar) .. 6:15, 8:00AM Fri Shacharit.................................6:30, 8:00AM Sun - Thurs Mincha/Maariv ...................7:25PM The weekday “Maariv only” 9:30PM Minyan is on hold for the summer Candle Lighting next week ....................7:17PM · 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. 8 Av 19 – Av 25, 5774 August 22 – August 28, 2014 Next newsletter deadline is Wednesday August 27th 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. CONDOLENCES We regret to inform you of the passing of Renee Saperstein a'h, mother of Sheila Beer. The funeral will take place tomorrow, Friday, August 22nd at 10 AM at Shomrei Hadas (3803 14th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218). Burial will take place at Mt. Judah Cemetery (81-14 Cypress Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385). Shiva information to follow. May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. ___________________________________________ MAZAL TOV To Debbie & Jeff Chustckie on the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Danielle to Adam Blank of Livingston NJ, son of Sandra & Howard Blank. Also to Danielle's siblings, Bryan and Melanie , as well as to Adam's siblings, Jessica, Noam, Josh and Danny. Mazal Tov to the grandparents, Rachel Sambul, Harriet&d George Blank, and Marilyn & Leon Moed. Miri & Joel Gordon are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Michal to Eitan Anouchi, son of Marcia & Yoel Anouchi of Israel. Also to Michal, her parents, her brothers Arik and Elishai; and to Eitan's parents and family in Israel. Also Mazal Tov to all the grandparents. May Michal and Eitan build a Bayit Ne'eman b'Yisrael together. To Claire and Art Kagel and the entire family on the occasion of the Aufruf of their son Tzvi. To Lisa & Alan Wolkoff on the Bar Mitzvah of their dear son David. Also to sisters Rachel and Leora, Honored Grandparents Catherine Wolkoff, Solomon Wolkoff z"l , Vera Friedman z"l , and Herman Friedman z" l and Judith Goldberg. Welcome to all extended family and guests. ___________________________________________ KIDDUSH SPONSORS The entire Wolkoff family in honor of David Simon Wolkoff ___________________________________________ SEUDAT SHLISHIT SPONSORS Claire & Art Kagel in honor of the upcoming marriage of their son, Tzvi, to Gianna Fisher. The guest speaker will be Claire Kagel. ___________________________________________ THANK YOU The Gordon family thanks the entire YIEB community for their care & concern for Miri and the family during her illness; thank you for all your support, shopping, cooking and visits, and thank you for helping us go through this difficult time. You have all been a tremendous help & we greatly appreciate your efforts. Please continue to Daven for Miriam Sarah bat Morvarid. ___________________________________________ SHUL DECORUM REMINDER At YIEB we encourage talking to everyone: HASHEM during Davening. FRIENDS during Kiddush. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ FAREWELL TO DANIELLE & ZACH FELDER Steven & Jodi Reich and Joel & Eileen Felder wish a Tzetzchem L'shalom to their children Danielle & Zachary Felder who will I"YH be making Aliyah this Tuesday, August 26th. We hope you continue to be involved in your new community and inspire them as you have inspired us. We love you! ___________________________________________ UPDATE YOUR SHULCLOUD The Shul is initiating new procedures for sending Yahrtzeit notifications, inclusion of Yahrzeits 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. _____________________________________________ PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR ONE BILL ASAP The 'One Bill' deadline has passed, and approximately 20% 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. ___________________________________________ 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 ___________________________________________ The final shiur of the WISE Summer Learning Series will take place Shabbat afternoon at the home of Sara and Bruce Fischer, 20 Tall Oaks Drive at 5:45 PM. The speaker will be Rebbetzin Aviva Wasser who will teach Sefer Iyov. Hope to see you there. ___________________________________________ 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. 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. ___________________________________________ 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/1JWYi4 xuCzlAPF1TmW- 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 ___________________________________________ 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 ___________________________________________ 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. ___________________________________________ 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. ___________________________________________ 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 8:30PM In this week’s class we will discuss, “The Two Letter Name.” 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/ ___________________________________________ WOMEN’S TEHILLIM GROUP This week the Women’s Tehillim Group is scheduled to meet on Monday, August 25th 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. ___________________________________________ SHUL DECORUM REMINDER Please refrain from all unnecessary conversation during Davening 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! ___________________________________________ 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. We’ve made major changes to our tefillot program. Davening for each group will be diverse, interactive and focused on understanding the meaning of each tefillah and building a relationship with HaShem. We are excited to announce that Challot (ages 4 & 5) and Kosot Yayin (1st & 2nd grades) have new siddurim! Thank you to the Landa family for their generous donation of Koren siddurim. Also new this is are 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. 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. ___________________________________________
  • 3. Camp's all packed and away (until next summer!), and our shul is once again calm during the day. You'd never know that, just a few days ago, kids were singing, cheering, dancing, swimming, playing and having the summer of their lives...and what an amazing summer it was! Over the course of 8 weeks, Camp Keshet and TLC saw 107 campers come and go. WOW! Camp was a huge success, and it's time to say thank you to all those who helped shape and maintain the incredible program we had here at YIEB. Rachel Adams did an amazing job heading our TLC program. Between her creativity and high energy level, our Teen Leadership through Chesed program was inspiring, meaningful and of course, fun! Having been recognized this summer in the New Jersey Jewish News, this unique, innovative program left quite the impression in Middlesex County and among our Keshet family. This year we partnered with Yachad to offer campers with all abilities to be a part of the Camp Keshet experience. Debbie Tune bridged the gap between our Yachad Campers and Keshet/TLC campers in a wonderful way. Her loving, caring nature along with her "funner" side made this year a success and put us on the map! Rabbi Weinstein helped save the day when camp hit a pretty big bump in the road. Spending several hours invested in getting camp off the ground, and working closely with our volunteer-based leadership, he helped camp take shape into a year like no other - with more campers than ever before! A camp needs a strong group of people working daily to keep it running smoothly. Five weeks before camp started, Keshet found itself with a challenge: we could not secure someone to run camp after our director had to leave. Thanks to our volunteer-based camp committee, Michele Falk, Miltie Goldman, Allison Schechter and Mairov Shron, camp not only opened - but was phenomenal! These volunteers worked tirelessly behind the scenes and in the camp all summer long. Working on numbers, trips and anything asked, Michele spent much of her free time meeting and planning, orchestrating and facilitating. She added so much value to Camp Keshet's success. From running all the logistics of permits and licenses to setting up the audio and lighting for our drama performances, we know that we can always count on Miltie. Mairov, serving as the assistant director, wandered the halls of camp some days and working behind the scenes on others. Mairov took on billing, communicating with parents and working out logistics to ensure that all programs, trips and activities took place without a hitch. And then there was Allison, stepping in as our director. She lived and breathed camp all day long, from greeting our campers in the morning to seeing them off at 4PM - with everything in between. She made sure our campers were smiling and our staff members were supported. Each day ran smoothly under her watch. With all she did during the day, she still found time after hours until late into the night ensuring camp's continued success all season long. Our community is fortunate to be the beneficiaries of Allison's talents, warmth and dedication. Special thanks to Josh Shron for volunteering to produce the camp e-newsletter throughout the season. YIEB's camp committee took on the challenging role 5 weeks before the start of camp. They gave it their all and created the best summer experience for our campers! Help us say "thank you" to our volunteers and staff when you see them around...they made Keshet a blockbuster summer this year. Toda Raba!! ___________________________________________ YAHRTZEITS 27 Av 5774 Martin Soslowsky for his Father, Yehuda Leib Ben Shmuel (Louis Soslowsky), on 8/23/2014 28 Av 5774 Marc Pomerantz for his Mother, Sarah Bat Yisroel (Sonia Pomerantz), on 8/24/2014 29 Av 5774 Helene Lener for her father, Chaim Berel ben Yaacov (Bernard Levinson), on 8/25/2014 29 Av 5774 Mark Huppert for his Father, Dov Ben Chaim (Bernard Huppert), on 8/25/2014 29 Av 5774 Rama Koslowe for her Father, Harav Chaim Yosef Ben Shalom Yehuda (Rabbi Herman Joseph Zwillenberg), on 8/25/2014 29 Av 5774 Charles Rothenberg for his Grandfather, Moshe Chaim Ben Eliezer (Morris Rothenberg), on 8/25/2014 1 Elul 5774 Michael Gardner for his Grandmother, Rose Danzig, on 8/27/2014 2 Elul 5774 Eli Dayan for his Mother, Seti Bat Mazel (Seti Esther Dayan), on 8/28/2014 3 Elul 5774 Rachelle Markowitz for her Mother, Chana Raizel Bat Pisachyah Tzvi (Ann Davis), on 8/29/2014 3 Elul 5774 Jack Markowitz for his Father, Eliezer Ben Simcha Yaakov Halevi (Eliezer Markowitz), on 8/29/2014 __________________________________________________________________________ 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 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 ___________________________________________ SHUL DECORUM REMINDER At YIEB we encourage talking to everyone: HASHEM during Davening. FRIENDS during Kiddush. _______________________________________________________________________ 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. __________________________________________ Used ink cartridges are still being collected for our Early Childhood Program. Please drop them off at the Shul office. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SHUL PARKING LOT Please do not park nor stand in Fire Lanes. It is essential we allow for passage of emergency vehicles. ___________________________________________ Please be vigilant and use the crosswalks. In particular, be careful not to cross Dunhams Corner Road directly in front of the Shul. ___________________________________________ 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. ___________________________________________ CANDY BAGS Candy bags for your special Simcha must be ordered from the YIEB Sisterhood. Please call Shelley Goldman 908.421.1103 further information. ______________________________________ 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?
  • 4. 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 _______________________________________ 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 ___________________________________________ 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. ___________________________________________ *************** 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. ___________________________________________ WOMEN'S BEIT MIDRASH-FALL 2014 Dear Young Israel of East Brunswick, It is hoped this email finds you well. I wanted to let you know about an exciting program that Yeshiva University will be running this fall. If you haven’t done so already, we would greatly appreciate it if you could publicize this event to the members of your synagogue. YU is proud to announce an exciting semester of Women’s Beit Midrash. This 6-week program will take place at the Yeshiva University Museum (15 West 16th Street) on Wednesdays, October 29 - December 3, from 10:30 AM to 12:45 PM. Sessions will feature Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, Director of the Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, Yeshiva University and Dr. Jacob Wisse, Director of Yeshiva University Museum and Associate Professor of Art History, Stern College for Women who will co-present on the topic of: “The Image and the Idea: An Interdisciplinary Seminar on Art History and Jewish Thought.” ___________________________________________ EDISON/HIGHLAND PARK MIKVAH HOURS The Edison/Highland Park Mikvah will be open Sunday-Thursday 9-11pm. Saturday night August 23rd, hours are 9:45pm-11:30pm. Saturday night, Aug 30th, hours are 9:30-11:30pm. Sept 6th, hours are 9:15-11:15pm. 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 ______________________________________________ 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 of Middlesex County will offer a bus trip to see “GOLDA’S BALCONY” starring award-winning Tovah Feldshuh as Golda Meir at NJ Performing Arts Center’s Victoria Theater, on Sunday, October 19th. The bus will leave the JCC in Edison at 12:30 pm and return at approximately 6:30 pm. The cost, which includes bus, ticket and “meet & greet” with Tovah is $84/member, $90/non-member through 9/7 and $90/member, $96/non-member from 9/8-9/17. Must register by Sept 17! Call Jennine at 732-494-3232 ext. 3621 for more information. ___________________________________________ 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") ___________________________________________ Emunah is joining Highland Park for their annual township wide garage sale on Sunday, September 14 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It will be held at Adrienne Orani’s home, 292 North 5th Avenue, Highland Park. Please look through your home and feel free to donate anything and everything to make this event a success. We are looking for all sorts of items including furniture, bicycles, glassware, dishes, picture frames, Judaica, etc… Now is the time to clean out your home of all those unwanted gifts and used items. For drop off information, which will begin after September 10, please call Sue Redlich at 732-558-4917. We welcome volunteers throughout the day. Please call Sue to be assigned a 2 hour time slot. Chessed hours can also be provided to students. ___________________________________________ 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 ___________________________________________ SAFETY REMINDER When walking to and from Shul for Mincha and Maariv, please wear your reflective vests. ___________________________________________
  • 5. ~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