News You Need to Know
Beginning Thursday, April 8, 2021
Password for all OJC Zoom sessions: 109622020
Join by phone # for all OJC Zoom sessions: 1-929-205-6099
Sunday - Thursday Evenings at 7:30 PM
THIS WEEK ONLY: Thursday at 8:00 PM, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:30PM
Mtng ID: 821-8131-2022 | Password: 109622020
Thursday, April 8 - Yom HaShoah
Reminder: Text and Context will resume on April 15.

7:00 PM Community Yom Hashoah Program
(see below for more information)

Topic: Minyan and Holocaust Memorial Dedication
Teachers: Rabbis
Mtng ID: 821 8131 2022##

Friday, April 9
6:30 PM
Topic: Kabbalat Shabbat
Teachers: Rabbis and Amichai
Mtng ID: 881 2222 7489

7:10 PM
Topic: Ma'ariv
Teachers: Rabbis
Mtng ID: 857 2719 8839

Saturday, April 10
Topic: Shabbat Morning Service
Teachers: Rabbis
Mtng ID: 857 2719 8839

8:15 PM
Topic: Havdallah
Teachers: Rabbis and Amichai
Mtng ID: 857 8534 4797

Sunday, April 11
5:00 PM
Topic: Reflect to Connect Jewelry Auction
Mtng ID: 833 9037 5469

8:15 PM
Topic: Virtual Open House
Teachers: Rabbis
Mtng ID: 820 5419 1667
Tuesday, April 13
1:00 PM
Topic: Chair Yoga
Teacher: Rabbi Drill
Mtng ID:994 382 976##

7:30 PM
Community Yom HaZikaron Event
(see below for more information)

Topic: Minyan
Teachers: Rabbis
Mtng ID: 821 8131 2022##

Wednesday, April 14 - Yom HaZikaron
7:30 PM
Community Yom HaAtzmaut Event
(see below for more information)

Topic: Minyan
Teacher: Rabbis
Mtng ID: 821 8131 2022##

Thursday, April 15 - Yom HaAtzmaut
10:30 AM
Topic: Text and Context
Teacher: Rabbi Scheff
Mtng ID: 328-555-140

7:30 PM
Topic: Minyan and AIPAC Program
Teacher: Rabbis
Mtng ID: 821 8131 2022##
Wednesday, April 7 - Thursday, April 8

OJC Keepers of the Flame 
24 Hour Memorial
8:00PM - 8:00 PM
Meeting ID: 821 8131 2022
Password: 109622020
Thursday, April 8

  • 5:00 PM Daffodil Project Children's Memorial Garden Dedication (details, including pre-registration, are listed below)
  • 7:00 PM "Women in the Holocaust" - hosted by The Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education (details are listed below)
  • 8:00 PM Conclusion of Keepers of the Flame, Evening Minyan, and viewing of the Daffodil Project dedication video.
Help us share our special OJC home!

On Sunday, April 11 at 8:15 PM we will host a virtual open house for prospective new members who are interested in learning more about our synagogue. It would be wonderful if you could share this information with friends who are curious and looking for a Synagogue community home. The open house will be pressure free and enjoyable. 

Help us spread the word by:

  • Forwarding this email
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Jewelry Auction to benefit Reflect to Connect Campaign celebrating Rabbi Craig and Nancy Scheff's 25th Silver Anniversary at OJC.

Consider bidding on a beautiful piece of jewelry for yourself or as a Mother’s Day gift or other gift for someone special!

Zoom information is listed on OJCTV.

Bonnieben Pilar: (917) 414-1111 or Email Maddy Schiering
We’ve had a tremendous start, but we can’t slow down now! Our Zoom Parlor Meetings will continue to ensure that everyone who wants to Reflect and Connect with Nancy and Rabbi Scheff to celebrate their 25 plus years at the OJC will have a chance to do so. 
Yom HaZikaron /Yom HaAtzmaut
April 2021

This April is all about Israel. At Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County, we invite you to remember, celebrate, and participate in programs we've put together for you that highlight our connections, emotional, and personal, with the people of Israel.

Thursday, April 15
7:30 pm - Service
7:45 pm - Program Begins

AIPAC is grateful to partner with Orangetown Jewish Center in hosting a thoughtful discussion on the significance of bipartisanship in the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Join us for this important evening so you can learn more about how America and Israel are working together, how AIPAC is advancing the bipartisan nature of this relationship, and what you can do to make a difference here at home. 

Zoom link provided upon RSVP.

Join OJC for a conversation on
Jewish Pluralism & Israeli Democracy with Rakefet Ginsberg and Devora Greenberg.

Sunday, April 18, 10:00 AM

See OJCTV for Zoom links.

The Bart Bookman Community
Education Program brings you:

"Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Causes, Types, Effects & Treatments"
presented by Hal K. Marcus, Professional Educator & Consultant

Email your Name, Email Address and Phone Number to register for this virtual Zoom presentation.

The Zoom link will be sent to you when your registration has been received.

This presentation is only open to those who register in advance.
Sisterhood offers a Grant
for a Student to Travel to Israel

Submissions due by April 15

  • Applicant must be a child of an OJC Member.
  • Applicant must travel to Israel within "one year" of high school graduation.
  • Applicant must submit a letter stating why he/she wants to visit Israel.
  • Applicant must be on a paid group tour (excludes Birthright and family travel).

Submissions should be emailed to Rosina Hirsh. Questions: Rosina 845-365-3096
Sisterhood Birthday Greetings

Here's your chance to send birthday greetings to all of your OJC friends.

Click here for list to print and return.
JCC Rockland is proud to announce the 18th Annual International Jewish Film Festival, celebrating our Chai year with 13 beautiful, dynamic, Jewish films from around the world.

Tickets are on sale now at

Use Discount Code EARLYBIRD before April 6 for $2 off of each Virtual Ticket or for $2 off of the Full Subscription Pass.
  • April 11 – Budapest’s Jewish Quarter led by Borcas Lako
  • April 18 – Prague’s Josefov district (Jewish Quarter) led by Lucie Pechacova
  • April 25 – Krakow’s Kazimierz (Jewish Quarter) led by Anna Maria Baryła, in partnership with the Krakow JCC
  • May 2 – The Jews of Warsaw presented by Prof. Stephen Berk
In April, we mark Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom Hazikaron (Israeli Memorial Day) and Yom Haatzmaut (Israeli Independence Day). Join Prof. Stephen Berk for this exclusive 4-Part Virtual Series covering Israel, Zionism and the Jewish people.
  • April 6, 7:30 PM
  • Understanding the Holocaust 
  • April 13, 7:30 PM
  • The Founding of Israel
  • April 20, 7:30 PM
  • Israel’s Military Campaigns 
  • April 27, 7:30 PM 
  • A Look at the Future