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September 21, 2018
 
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Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Evening Service
Morning Minyan
Minha
6:36pm
7:00pm
9:30am
6:00 pm
 
  Forecast: 73/ cloudy 

IN THIS ISSUE...
Shabbat Kiddush
Join us for Kiddush on Shabbat. This is the perfect opportunity for us to experience community and get to know each other better.
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Lori Wasserman
Mia Wasserman
Melanie Josif
Florence Schechter
Roberta Mathes
Mark Altschul
  
Beth Johnson & Eyal Gabay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   UPCOMING EVENTS
     
Saturday 9/22
Minyan 9:30 am
Changing the Torah Covers 1:00 pm
Minha 6:00 pm
Sunday 9/23
Erev Sukkot
Hebrew School Sukkah Decorating 10:45 am
Evening Service 6:30 pm
Monday 9/24
Sukkot 1
Morning Service 9:00 pm
Minha after Kiddush 12:30 pm
Evening Service 7:45 pm
Tuesday 9/25
Sukkot 2
Morning Service 9:00 pm
Minha after Kiddush 12:30 pm
Evening Service 7:45 pm
Wednesday 9/26
Morning Service 6:45 am
Evening Service 7:45 pm
Thursday 9/27
Morning Service 6:45 am
Sisterhood Sukkot Supper 6:30 pm (advanced registration required)
Evening Service 7:45 pm
Friday 9/28
Bible Study 11:30 am
Evening Service 7:00 pm
 

 
My thanks to all of you for a wonderful High Holiday Season
and now it's on to...

Torah Reading 1185     Haftarah 1195
HA·AZINU
Our sidra begins with the song/poem that Moses introduced at the end of the last parasha. Through a variety of metaphors, God's faithfulness to the Israelites in the past and into the future is extolled. This contrasts with Israel's often-ungrateful behavior, which can only lead to destruction. Yet, God's mercy for his people will prevail; God can be trusted to rescue them ultimately.
At the conclusion of the song - for the final time - Moses stresses to the people the importance of observing God's Torah. He then ascends Mount Nebo, from where he will behold the Promised Land and spend his final moments.

Tonight at 7:00 p.m.
Tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m.
Wrapping and rolling after the service!
Tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.:
Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Ma'ariv & Havdalah
During Seudah Shlishit we will read a New York Times op-ed published yesterday:   Why the 'Jordanian Option' Won't Die :A confederation of the West Bank and Jordan is once again under discussion. Is it such a bad idea?



   
This Week's Yahrzeit Observances
We hope that our weekly listing of yahrzeit observances will serve 2 purposes:
1)     To remind those who ha ve the yahrzeit for a second time, much closer to the date of the actual observance
2)     To alert friends and acquaintances that someone they know is observing a yahrzeit. We hope that you will show them your support by joining them at our minyanim, and helping to assure that Kaddish can be recited with a minyan 
 
 
Sandra Jonas will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Saul Jonas on Friday evening, September 21st
Shifra Ruda will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Mr. Joseph Ruda on Friday evening, September 21st
Alan Stern will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Rene Stern on Friday evening, September 21st
Leatrice Weiss will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Burton Weiss on Sunday evening, September 23rd
Helene Polinsky will be observing yahrzeit for her mother-in-law, Lillian Polinsky on Monday evening, September 24th
Tobey Lyden will be observing yahrzeit for her aunt, Hilda Ellis on Tuesday evening, September 25th
Evelyn Baer will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Doris Baer on Wednesday evening, September 26th
Eileen Haber Zlotnick will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Essie Haber on Wednesday evening, September 26th
Suzanne Alenick will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Joe Chalpin on Wednesday evening, September 26th
Alice Grodman will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Harry Lowe on Wednesday evening, September 26th
William Lowe will be observing yahrzeit for his father, Harry Lowe on Wednesday evening, September 26th

   
  




TOMORROW!!!   Holy Rollers and Wrappers - Part II
No Experience Necessary
We're changing over the Torah mantles from HiHo white back to multi-color.
Saturday, September 22nd at 1:00 p.m.    Please join us in the Main Sanctuary!
 
Please Note: There will be no 7:30 a.m. early Yizkor service this year on Sh'mini Atzeret. Instead, we will hold a special Yom Tov Ma'ariv service, which will include Yizkor and Hallel on Sunday night, September 30 at 7:45pm.
 
Sunday evening, September 23 ( Erev Sukkot )  
             Evening Service
 
6:30 pm
First Day: Monday, September 24
             Morning Service
             Minha after Kiddush
             Ma'ariv for the 2 nd Day
 
9:00 am
12:30 pm
7:45 pm
Second Day: Tuesday, September 25
             Morning Service
             Minha after Kiddush
             Ma'ariv for the 2 nd Day
 
9:00 am
12:30 pm
7:45 pm
Chol HaMoed    (Intermediate days)
Wed., Sept 26, Thurs., Sept 27 & Fri., Sept. 28  
             Morning Service
             Evening Service
             Friday Evening Service
 
 
6:45 am
7:45 pm
7:15 pm
Shabbat Chol HaMoed: Friday, September 28    
             Shabbat service
Saturday, September 29          
             Morning Service
             Minha, S'uda in the Sukkah, Ma'ariv, Havdalah
 
7:00 pm
 
9:00 am
6:00 pm
Hoshannah Rabba: Sunday, September 30
             Morning Service
 
9:00 am
Shmini Atzeret: Sunday evening, September 30  
Evening Service, Yizkor & Hallel
Monday, October 1 - NO Early Yizkor service       
             Sanctuary Service & Yizkor
             Minha after Kiddush
 
7:45 pm
 
9:00 am
12:30 pm
Simhat Torah: Monday evening, October 1
             Evening Service and Hakafot
Tuesday, October 2
             Morning Service
             Minha after Kiddush
             Ma'ariv
 
7:15 pm
 
9:00 am
12:30 pm
7:45 pm

 Simchat Torah Honorees
The Ritual Committee is pleased to  announce its selection of the  congregation's honorees for 5778/ 5779

Regina Friedman & Evelyn Baer
Regina Freidman and Evelyn Baer are our two deserving Simhat Torah honorees - the Ritual Committee's unanimous and obvious choice!
  Known affectionately as the "Rabbi's Brain Trust", they have stepped up to distribute honors each Shabbat and holiday morning with warmth, dignity and discernment.
Evelyn is a trustee of the Sisterhood, attends the Sisterhood Book Club and the Rabbi's Talmud class, and Regina serves as a trustee of the Congregation and is a regular attendee at morning and evening minyanim.
Together they make a wonderful team, and our shul is the better for their presence and for their dedication.
Please join the Congregation in honoring them on Monday evening, October 1 & Tuesday morning, October 2.
 
OUR NEW SIDDUR
Come join us on Shabbat and explore our new Siddur.    You can dedicate one or more volumes in memory of a loved one, in honor of someone or recognizing a special occasion.    Please contact the office.    Donations are accepted at $54 per Siddur.
 




 
I think the study is referring to a religious upbringing that is not extremist, that is nonviolent, that is tolerant and respectful:
Harvard Study: A Religious Upbringing Is Beneficial for Kids
A class action lawsuit was filed against an ultra-Orthodox radio station by multiple women for not being able to hear women's voices on the radio station  







Growing Evenhandedness
 
This is a welcome chapter in an attempt at greater Irish evenhandedness:
Irish Prime Minister to Raise Human Rights Issues in PA when Palestinian President Visits                                  
More evenhandedness:
UN Mideast Envoy Condemns Palestinian Glorification of Terror Attacks                                             





Cracks in the Palestinian Front
 
Palestinian/Jordanian Addresses the European Parliament      
 
The Desire of Eastern Jerusalem Arabs to Integrate in Israeli Society                                               
For Some Arabs, Ahed Tamimi Is No Longer an "Icon"                                                           


Inside Israel's New Iran Strategy                                                                 
                   





 
Dear Friends,

As the summer winds down and we prepare for another school year, I wanted to let you know about an exciting new AJC New Jersey program, Leaders For Tomorrow (LFT). It is the kind of forward-thinking program that has me so excited and honored to play a role with AJC New Jersey's volunteer leadership. As a parent, I know how important it is to prepare our children for the challenges they may face on their college campuses, including anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias. LFT works to develop the skills our children need to be strong Jewish leaders. I urge you to encourage your high school students to apply! More details about the program and how to apply can be found below.

Best,
Sheri Goldberg

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Dear AJC NJ Lay Leaders,

American Jewish Committee (AJC) is pleased to introduce to the families of New Jersey, an exciting, award-winning leadership development opportunity for rising high school sophmores, juniors, and seniors - Leaders For Tomorrow (LFT).


LFT will build on AJC's mission to develop young Jewish leaders who can advocate for the Jewish people, Israel and human rights around the world, and serve as positive change agents for their peers and community. AJC's goal is to ensure that graduates of the program enter college with knowledge and confidence to engage in ongoing dialogue regarding anti-Semitism and Israel.
Leaders For Tomorrow
Leaders For Tomorrow


LFT will consist of seven live, interactive training sessions on Sundays from 5:00pm to 8:00pm beginning in the Fall of 2018. These sessions will take place in Millburn, NJ and will include dinner.

Dates of the program are as follows:

October 21
November 18
December 16
February 10
March 17
April 21
May 19

Topics covered will include past and current Israeli affairs, challenges facing global Jewry including the BDS movement, among others, and how to effectively utilize strategic networks in advocacy. These lessons are important for students of all backgrounds as they approach college and are transferable to myriad facets of life.

We encourage applications be submitted as soon as possible. Admission to this program is highly competitive. Participants will be selected based on their application, and one or more subsequent interviews.

The deadline to apply is Friday, September 7. There is no cost to apply or participate.

Please reach out to Dena Dubofsky with any questions at dubofskyd@ajc.org or 973.379.7844.

Sincerely,

Rabbi David C. Levy                      Dena Dubofsky
AJC NJ Regional Director           AJC NJ Assistant Director





































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