News You Need to Know
Beginning Thursday, January 13, 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
Mtng ID: 823 8635 4547 | Password: 109622020
Thursday, January 13
10:30 AM
Topic: Text & Context
Teachers: Rabbi Scheff
Mtng ID: 328 555 140

Friday, January 14
3:50 PM
Topic: Shabbat Shirah Kabbalat Shabbat Zoom
Teachers: Amichai
Mtng ID: 881 2222 7489

4:33 PM Candle Lighting
The Shabbat Zoom will go live at least five minutes prior so you can join before Shabbat begins.

6:00 PM
Topic: Shabbat Ma'ariv
Teachers: Rabbis
Mtng ID: 857 2719 8839
Saturday, January 15
9:30 AM
Topic: Shabbat Morning Service
Teachers: Rabbis
Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85727198839
Mtng ID857 2719 8839

5:35 PM
Topic: Havdalah
Teachers: Rabbis
Mtng ID: 857 8534 4797

Thursday, January 16
10:30 AM
Topic: Text & Context
Teachers: Rabbi Scheff
Mtng ID: 328 555 140
All OJC Services and Activities Are Virtual Through January 2022
Celebrate Tu B’Shvat and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
with Tzedek Box!
Sunday, January 16, 8:00 PM

Join Sisterhood for a special edition of the Tzedek Box monthly gathering, in celebration of Tu B'Shvat on January 16 at 8:00 PM. Prior the the Tzedek Box presentation, Rabbi Hersh will offer an introduction to Tu B'shvat at the conclusion of the 7:30 PM Evening Minyan at the usual zoom link.

Hosts Dena Robinson and Darin Lim Yankowitz will be joined by Jewish climate activists from the Jewish Earth Alliance and focus on the intersection of environmental justice and racial justice as we celebrate the new year of the trees on the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Special musical artist Rena Branson, winner of the Dayenu Song Competition, will lead us with song.

Zoom Information:
Leaving No One Behind
A Special Evening in Honor of Jewish Disabilities Awareness,
Acceptance, and Inclusion Month
Monday, January 31, 8:00 PM 

Join Jewish National Fund-USA as we recognize Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month (JDAAIM) with an inside look at how donors like you ensure people with disabilities and special needs are integrated into all aspects of daily life and tightly woven into the fabric of Israeli culture.

Featuring Marlee Matlin, Academy Award-Winning Actress and New York Times Bestselling Author.
SISTERHOOD
It is almost time for Purim (March 17) and the Sisterhood is here to help! Click on the image above to help us perform the mitzvah of Mishloach Manot.

ORDERS ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY 21.
COVID MIGHT KEEP US AWAY BUT LET'S GET TOGETHER!

Want to talk? Want to listen? What's your best day and time? ojcCares4U is helping to arrange meeting times for OJC members to get together on ZOOM to share in conversation and community.

CARE TO SHARE

Email with your suggestions for a day and time for a ZOOM community hour.
Zoom Link:
Mtng ID: 894 0892 8624
Password: 109622020
MEN'S CLUB
Bruce Cowen Memorial Scholarship for High School Seniors
January 15 Deadline Approaching!
Every year, the OJC Men’s Club sponsors the Bruce Cowen Memorial Scholarship for High School Seniors in memory of Bruce Cowen z”l who exemplified the generous volunteer spirit of our community.

High school seniors whose families are OJC members are invited to submit an essay entitled “Community- What it Means to Me and My Role Within It.”

The winner receives an award of $1000 and is also honored at the FJMC Regional Gathering (probably by zoom) as Youth of the Year.

Submit all essays to Dr. Marty Cohen at genesisx@optonline.net by January 15, 2022.
YOUTH PROGRAMMING
Password: 109622020
Password: OJCYOUTH
COMMUNITY
In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, join Dr. Robert Williams, Deputy Director for International Affairs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, for a discussion about how current conspiracy theories and tropes fuel antisemitism domestically and internationally, as well as how and why Holocaust education is one of many ways to combat it.
We can't predict the weather or pandemics- but no matter what, we can learn together- online, in person or both in our hybrid classes. From Israel's kings to Jewish Nobel Prize winners, from saviors of Israel to early Christianity through a Jewish lens- expand your Jewish horizons.
 
Registration deadline: January 26, classes begin February 2
UNSUNG HEROES Virtual Presentation

Join us on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 11:00 AM We are so proud to honor this year's Unsung Heroes! Meet the people, both volunteers and staff, who have made a difference this year and helped us reach even more families.