Friday Mincha ...................................... 7:00PM
Candle Lighting ..................................... 7:17PM
As long as candle lighting is after 7PM,
Mincha on Friday is at 7PM (not Z’man),
throughout the summer.
Shkia ..................................................... 7:35PM
Shabbat Shacharit ........................ 8:00, 9:00AM
Latest Sh’ma ......................................... 9:40AM
Shabbat Afternoon Special Lecture
with Dr. Shira Berkovits
1 hour before Mincha (at 6:10PM):
Creating a Healthy & Respectful Environment
in the Orthodox Community for
Our Children & Grandchildren
Shabbat Mincha .................................... 7:10PM
Shabbat Maariv ..................................... 8:15PM
Shabbat Ends ....................................... 8:23PM
Sun Shacharit .............................. 7:30, 8:30AM
The Sunday 9:15AM Minyan is on hold for
the summer until after Labor Day
Mon Shacharit (Labor Day) ......... 7:30, 8:30AM
Tues/Wed Shacharit ..................... 6:30, 8:00AM
Thurs Shacharit ............................ 6:20, 8:00AM
Fri Shacharit ................................. 6:30, 8:00AM
Sun - Thurs Mincha/Maariv ................... 7:10PM
The weekday “Maariv only” 9:30PM Minyan
is on hold for the summer
Candle Lighting next week .................... 7:06PM
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. 9 Elul 3 – Elul 9, 5774 August 29 – September 4, 2014
Next newsletter deadline is
Wednesday September 3rd at NOON
All submissions must be emailed to
When our office manager is on vacation, the
newsletter will be emailed but not printed.
To Debbie & Jeffrey Chustckie on the recent
marriage of their daughter Danielle to Adam
Blank, son of Sandra and Howie Blank of
Livingston NJ. Also to the entire Chustckie, Blank,
Sambul and Moed Families who have come to the
YIEB to celebrate Shabbat Sheva Brochot.
KIDDUSH NOSH SPONSORS
Kiddush Nosh is being enhanced by the
Chustckie Family in honor of the marriage of
Danielle & Adam Blank.
August 17, 2014 – August 30, 2014
Ruth & Alan Bash: Miriam Bash
Michele & Andy Bernstein: Allison Bernstein
Michele & Andy Bernstein: Andy Bernstein
Bonnie & Ira Birnbaum: Netanya Birnbaum
Andrea Rybak-Feiglin & Marc Feiglin: Ari Feiglin
Ellen & Marc Gable: Heather Gable
Ariela & Scott Grayman: Scott Grayman
Kimberly & Harry Newmark: Yossi Newmark
Deborah & Eric Raab: Samuel Raab
Rene Schloss: Steven Schloss
Robyn & Chaim Schneider: Robyn Schneider
Cheryl & Aaron Shmulewitz: Cheryl Shmulewitz
Estelle & Scott Siegel: Estelle Siegel
Sarita & Dan Sragow: Ari Lewis
Elyse & Avi Tuchman: Elyse Tuchman
Lara & Arel Weisberg: Becky Weisberg
Tema & Tony Winston: Eitan Winston
Marion & Michael Bernstein: Marion & Michael
Dorianne & Jeff Dantowitz: Dorianne & Jeff
Julie & Steve Katz: Rachel & Mikki Friedman
Suri & Steve Moskowitz: Daniella & Dovie Teitz
Sarita & Dan Sragow: Ari & Shira Lewis
Shanna & Jeffrey Taub: Shanna & Jeffrey Taub
Lara & Arel Weisberg: Lara & Arel Weisberg
Tema & Tony Winston: Dara & Meir Winston
Other Events of Note:
Shelley & Milton Goldman: Milton's Bar Mitzvah
Michael Davidovich: Shalom Davidovich
Jane & Marc Pomerantz: Sonia Pomerantz
Joelle & Yshai Yavin: Yshai Yavin's father
Welcome to Youth Scholar in Residence Dr. Shira
Berkovits. Dr. Berkovits will be working with our
youth staff as well as speaking twice to the
community (lecture before Mincha and during
Seudah Shlishit). Please join us!
SEUDAT SHLISHIT GUEST SPEAKER
Dr. Shira Berkovits
Inspiring the Next Generation: Why our Community
Needs a GREAT Youth Department
SHUL DECORUM REMINDER
At YIEB we encourage talking to everyone:
HASHEM during Davening.
FRIENDS during Kiddush.
Shabbat, Parshat Shoftim
Dear Young Israel Families,
I hope that everyone had a wonderful and relaxing
summer. It’s with great excitement that I look
forward to this coming year at YIEB! This Shabbat, we
kick off our newly revamped youth program. Shabbat
morning is a critical time for our children and we
have to ensure that they are either Davening with us
in Shul or in the age appropriate youth program.
What kind of message does it send our children if we
simply let them “hang out”?
In order to kick off this year’s youth program, we
honored this Shabbat to be hosting Dr. Shira
Berkovitz. Dr. Berkovits is quite accomplished in her
field (see the flyer for more information) and is one
of the premier informal Jewish educators of our
generation. Her specialty is working with Shul youth
departments and through a special grant from the
OU we are able to have her in our community.
Shabbat afternoon, Dr. Berkovits will be addressing
an important issue in the Orthodox community:
keeping our children and grandchildren safe. The
unfortunate reality is that young children are exposed
to many potential dangers at Shul, school, youth
program, camp, etc. Yes, various forms of abuse
occur in the Modern Orthodox Community! It is
imperative for us to be educated on this topic. Please
join for the Shabbat afternoon lecture at 6:10 PM.
Best wishes for a Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Jay Weinstein
In order to facilitate reciting Kaddish in unison in the
Main Sanctuary, commencing with this coming
Friday Mincha, when Kaddish is said by mourners in
the Main Sanctuary, all men saying Kaddish from
Friday Mincha through Maariv Motzei Shabbat, are
requested to congregate at the central Bimah to
recite the Kaddish. Thank you.
SAVE THE DATE
SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIP DINNER
Sunday, September 14th
Free raffle date has been extended until Sept. 5th
SAVE THE DATE
YIEB ANNUAL SHUL DINNER
Sunday, December 14th
More information to follow in the coming weeks.
UPDATE YOUR SHULCLOUD
The Shul is initiating new procedures for
sending Yahrtzeit notifications, inclusion of
Yahrzeits in the Newsletter and names that
are read during Yizkor. The single source
of this information will be
ShulCloud. Please make it your priority to
update your information. While you’re at it,
please update your family information so
that Aliyah cards will be accurate.
Jay Weinstein, Rabbi
732.254.1860 x2 (office)
Bertin Lefkovic, Editor
Jeff Chustckie, President
Yaakov Wasser, Inaugural Rabbi
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 'OneBill' is completed.
ROSH HASHANA AND YOM KIPPUR SEATING REQUESTS ARE NOW OVERDUE
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.
The Seating Committee,
Marv Goldman and Saul Landa
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 email@example.com 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. ___________________________________________
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 ___________________________________________
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, “Hallelujah.”
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try our best to accommodate you on another date.
Moshe Strauss, YIEB Liaison
Jeff Chustckie, YIEB President
Jay Weinstein, YIEB Rabbi
Say YES! to Shabbat this Fall!
Our new Youth Experience: Shabbat! Program kicks off this Shabbat, August 30th with new groups, programs, incentives and lots of excitement! Please note that beginning August 30th the Shabbat groups are as follows:
Nerot: Ages 2 & 3, without a parent (begins at 10 am)
Challot: Age 4 & kindergarten (begins at 10 am)
Kosot Yayin: 1st & 2nd grades (begins at 10 am)
Mini-Minyan: 3rd, 4th & 5th grades (begins at 10 am)
Teen Minyan: middle school, high school and college (begins at 9:45 am)
Cocoa Club: Open to ages 2 through grade 2 (begins at 9 am)
Mommy, Daddy & Me: Ages 2 and under with parent (begins at 10:45 am)
Open Play: Ages 2 and under with parent (begins at 10:15 am)
Shabbat Morning Peulot
Part of our new program includes two different peulot (activities) for Nerot, Challot and Kosot Yayin each week. There will be a B’nei Akiva peulah each week that explores Israel, and there will be a rotating peulah that might be sports, stories, drama, music or another special activities each week.
This week’s peulot are as follows:
B’nei Akiva: Introduction to Israel featuring an Israel Museum
Rotating Peulah: Sports
To help celebrate our Kick-Off and to continue to improve our offerings, Dr. Shira Berkovits will be joining us this Shabbat. She will spend time in groups and work with our staff and Youth Committee to strengthen our program. In addition, she will be giving two presentations open to the community.
Creating a Healthy & Respectful Environment
in the Orthodox Community for
Our Children & Grandchildren
Inspiring the Next Generation:
Why our Children & Grandchildren
Need Youth Groups
High School Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, September 7th at 3:30 p.m. Please meet us at the Information Kiosk at the Brunswick Square Mall for a scavenger hunt. Open to those in grades 9-12. Please rsvp at email@example.com.
Middle School Movie Night
Save the Date! Motzei Shabbat, September 13th. 8:30 p.m. Details to follow.
Apple Picking for a Sweet New Year
Rosh HaShana is almost here and you need apples for your baking! Put your little ones to work as we head to Giamarese Orchards to go apple picking. Sunday, September 21st. Challot & Kosot Yayin at 10:00 am and Mini-Minyan at 11:00 am. RSVP required. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Used ink cartridges are still being collected for our Early Childhood Program. Please drop them off at the Shul office. ___________________________________________
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.
6 Elul 5774 Lori Noah for her Mother, Esther Bat Tzvi Aryeh (Esther Weinberg), on 9/1/2014
7 Elul 5774 Jack Markowitz for his Mother, Dvorah bas Simcha (Dvorah Markowitz), on 9/2/2014
7 Elul 5774 Martin Silver for his Father, Natan Ben Yisroel Yitzchak (Nathan Silver), on 9/2/2014
7 Elul 5774 Saul Landa for his Grandfather, Yosef Getzel Ben Yitzchak (Julius Delan), on 9/2/2014
10 Elul 5774 Ellen Kane for her Father, Yaakov Ben Natan (Jack Oberstein), on 9/5/2014
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ___________________________________________
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
If you have any questions please contact Michael Gardner or Charlie Rothenberg.
SHUL PARKING LOT
Please do not park nor stand in Fire Lanes. It is essential we allow for
passage of emergency vehicles. ___________________________________________
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com
Bobbie Cumsky at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brina Hershkovits at email@example.com
The Helping Hand Committee _______________________________________
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 ___________________________________________
When walking to and from Shul for Mincha and Maariv, please wear your reflective vests. ___________________________________________
Community Announcements ******************
(YIEB does not endorse the Kashrut of any non- YIEB event or listing appearing in the Newsletter)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Phil Rosen at 732- 572-8762. ___________________________________________
SINGLES MIX & MINGLE, EVENING OF CHESSED
An interactive evening of organized table talk with a delicious dinner buffet while preparing Rosh Hashana packages for hospital patients. Please contact Allen Katz (email@example.com) with questions. Don’t forget to indicate September 14th event on the payment page. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Date: Sunday, September 14th at 6 PM.
Congregation Ohab Zedek
118 West 95th St
New York, NY 10025
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls is pleased to invite the community to their annual Yom Iyun on Tzom Gedalia, Sunday, September 28th, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the school (1650 Palisade Avenue, Teaneck). The Yom Iyun will begin with a shiur by keynote speaker Mrs. Leah Herzog on the topic "Why Remember? The Role of Memory in Jewish Life," followed by additional shiurim by members of the Ma’ayanot faculty. Men and women are welcome. This event is generously sponsored by the Staiman family in commemoration of the yahrtzeit of Mr. Staiman’s father, Shalom Tzvi ben Aharon, Sholom Staiman. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Pam Ennis at email@example.com or 201-833-4307, ext. 265
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.
CNJKIDS FIRST ANNUAL BREAKFAST
Central New Jersey Kehilot Investing in Day Schools, Inc. ("CNJKIDS") invites the entire Jewish community of Central New Jersey to attend its first annual breakfast. The guest of honor will be Abe Schwartzbard, who will be honored with CNJKIDS' Inaugural "Pillar of Jewish Continuity" Award. Guest Speaker will be Alan Cooperman, author of "A Portrait of Jewish Americans" and Director of Religion Research at the Pew Research Center. Mr. Cooperman's topic: "Findings from the Pew Research Center’s Survey of U.S. Jews". The event will take place at Congregation Ohr Torah, 48 Edgemount Road, in Edison, New Jersey, on Sunday, November 2nd, from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. There will be no couvert. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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
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
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 is open Sunday- Thursday 9-11pm. Saturday night, August 30th, the hours are 9:30-11:30pm. Saturday night, September 6, hours are 9:15-11:15pm. Friday nights are by APPOINTMENT ONLY, and should be made by the day before. Fee: $20. You must arrive and leave during regular hours, or incur an add’l $20 additional fee. To schedule an appointment, or leave a message, 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. ___________________________________________
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.
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 email@example.com
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
~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