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  • SHABBAT SHOFTIM 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 newsletter@yieb.org When our office manager is on vacation, the newsletter will be emailed but not printed. MAZAL TOV 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 Birthday: 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 Anniversary: Marion & Michael Bernstein: Marion & Michael Bernstein Dorianne & Jeff Dantowitz: Dorianne & Jeff Dantowitz 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 Shabbos Yahrtzeit: 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. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ RABBI’S CORNER 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 _____________________________________________ MOURNER’S KADDISH 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 732.354.5912 (cell) 732.254.1860 x2 (office) Bertin Lefkovic, Editor Jeff Chustckie, President Yaakov Wasser, Inaugural Rabbi (1979-2009), Retired
  • 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. Yours truly, The Seating Committee, Marv Goldman and Saul Landa ___________________________________________ 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. ___________________________________________ 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 ___________________________________________ 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, “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! http://ouradio.org/daf http://www.dafyomi.org/ ___________________________________________ 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/1JWYi4xuCzlAPF1TmW- 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 ___________________________________________ 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 Youth Scholar-in-Residence 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. 6:10 pm Creating a Healthy & Respectful Environment in the Orthodox Community for Our Children & Grandchildren Seudah Shlishit 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 youthdirector@yieb.org.
  • 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. youthdirector@yieb.org. 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. ___________________________________________ Used ink cartridges are still being collected for our Early Childhood Program. Please drop them off at the Shul office. ___________________________________________ 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. ___________________________________________ YAHRTZEITS 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 plaques@yieb.org ___________________________________________ 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. __________________________________________ SHUL PARKING LOT Please do not park nor stand in Fire Lanes. It is essential we allow for passage of emergency vehicles. ___________________________________________ 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. ___________________________________________ 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 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 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 ___________________________________________ SAFETY REMINDER 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 info@actt613.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 (allen.katz@ozny.org) 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. Location: 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 dmael@jccmc.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 ennisp@maayanot.org 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 cnjkids@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 ______________________________________________ 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 siegelmom@optonline.net ___________________________________________ 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