News You Need to Know
Beginning Thursday, February 4, 2021
THIS WEEK AT THE OJC
Password for all OJC Zoom sessions: 109622020
Join by phone # for all OJC Zoom sessions: 1-929-205-6099
EVENING MINYAN & TEACHING
Sunday - Thursday Evenings at 7:30 PM
Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82181312022
Mtng ID: 821-8131-2022 | Password: 109622020
Thursday, February 4
10:30 AM
Topic: Text and Context
Teacher: Rabbi Drill
Mtng ID: 328-555-140

Friday, February 5
4:15 PM
Topic: Kabbalat Shabbat
Teachers: Rabbis and Amichai
Mtng ID: 881 2222 7489

4:55 PM
Topic: Ma'ariv
Teachers: Rabbis
Mtng ID: 857 2719 8839

Saturday, February 6
10:00 AM
Topic: Shabbat Morning Service and Teaching
Teachers: Rabbis
Mtng ID: 857 2719 8839

6:15 PM
Topic: Havdallah and Tzedek Moment
Teachers: Led by Kulanu 3rd-5th graders
Mtng ID: 857 8534 4797

Tuesday, February 9
1:00 PM
Topic: Chair Yoga
Teacher: Rabbi Drill
Mtng ID:994-382-976##

Wednesday, February 10
7:30 PM
Topic: Minyan & #JDAIM Speaker (details below)
Teacher: Pam Schuller
Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82181312022
Mtng ID: 821 8131 2022

Thursday, February 11
10:30 AM
Topic: Text and Context
Teacher: Rabbi Scheff
Mtng ID: 328-555-140
Since the campaign kickoff on September 23, 2020
  • We have conducted 8 Zoom Parlor Meetings with approximately 165 participants.
  • We have received one-time and ongoing donations from over 153 OJC households, friends, and organizations and we are still averaging above our target donation of $613 per household.
  • Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous OJC congregant, we were able to raise an additional $11,034 during a December 2020 “matching drive” (18 x $613). A special Kol HaKavod to our anonymous donor and all who have participated in this campaign.
Yes, 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. 

In the meantime, if you haven’t already, please make a donation in an amount that is meaningful to you.
FEBRUARY 10, 7:30 PM
Pam Schuller does inclusion differently. Through comedy, storytelling, and laughter, this program will leave you with concrete goals and a new mindset to become more inclusive.
PURIM
SAVE THE DATE
HAMANTASCHEN ORDER
Like to eat hamantaschen? But don't want to bake? And don't want to go to the store? Or wait in line? Order your Purim treat from Sisterhood!

Order online between January 28 and February 14.

Place your orders now:
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 5:00 PM
Sisterhood presents “Baking Across the Generations” with Tammi Fox and her mom, Janet Miller.

Tammi and Janet will give a demonstration of how to make the dough and filling and how to assemble the hamantaschen. Upon registering, you will receive the recipes so you can prepare ahead of time and bake along, if you wish.

RESGISTER:
  • Send a check for $10 made out to: SISTERHOOD OF THE ORANGETOWN JEWISH CENTER (no abbreviations please).
  • Include your email address so you can be sent the Zoom link.
  • Mail check to : Merydith Raywood, 22 Maltese Drive, Fairlawn, NJ 07410

If cost is a concern please contact Rabbi Drill or Rabbi Scheff.
SOCIAL JUSTICE - TZEDEK BOX
Help the OJC feed hundreds of Rockland's food-insecure families, all the more vulnerable during COVID-19. Our distribution partners this month are South Orangetown Central School District and Rhoda Bloom Kosher Food Pantry. Collection boxes are at the OJC front door every weekday. Consider making a weekly donation of any of the following items:
  • canned soups and vegetables, potatoes and tuna
  • pasta, mac & cheese, rice, dried black beans and corn flour 
  • cereal & breakfast items
  • peanut butter & jelly
  • juice paks
Governor Cuomo just signed legislation repealing the discriminatory walking while trans ban. Thank you to everyone who made phone calls.

OJC and the Rockland Pride Center needed our help - and we responded! 

After years of work by LGBTQ+ activists, New York State repealed a piece of legislation that has become known as "Walking While Trans" (formally Loitering for the Purpose of Prostitution).
USY AND KADIMA
KULANU
COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES
To celebrate Purim and Esther's and Mordechai’s victory over Haman, Jewish Rockland is holding its first ever Hamantaschen Wars.
How We Navigate Ethical Dilemmas and
Reshape Rituals to Draw Us Closer to God

Tuesdays at 8:00 PM

Join members of the CJLS as they take us through four teshuvot (responsa) that have recently been passed by the law committee.
OJC COUPON CODE: OrangeJan21
(use this code when registering for FREE registration)
The Stories We Tell:
Revealing Ourselves in Ancient Narratives

Wednesdays at 10:00 PM

Join Ziegler faculty as they explore our biblical and rabbinic narratives to draw lessons for today.
  • February 3: The Seven Questions You’re Asked in Heaven - Dr. Ron Wolfson
  • February 10: Acquiring Torah: The Story of Rabbi Akiva - Rabbi Dr. Bradley Artson
  • February 17: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? A Case of Mistaken Identity -Rabbi Patricia Fenton
OJC COUPON CODE: OrangeJan21
(use this code when registering for FREE registration)