May 17th, 2019
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Morning Service at CBIOTP
7:56 pm
7:00 pm 
  Forecast: 75/partly cloudy

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 and Anniversaries 
Scott Greenberg
Eyal Gabay
Charlotte Winter
Seligman Rosenberg
Rose Targovnik
Olivia Hausman
Jeffrey Kaplan
Andrea Millner

Vera & Yakov Kishinevsky
Diane & Karl Sudakoff
Suzanne & Richard Fasman
Lucille & Mark Laufer
Barbara & Barry Sussman

Saturday 5/18
Morning Service at CBIOTP 9:30 am
Minha, S'uda Shlishit (3rd Shabbat Meal), timely topic, Maariv and Havdalah 7:30 pm
Tuesday 5/21
Sisterhood Book Club "Henna House" By Nomi Eve 1:00 pm
Thursday 5/23
Rabbi's Class 10:30 am
Friday 5/24
Bible Class 11:30 am
  May 27th   Fort Lee Memorial Day Parade
May 30th     Visiting Scholar Mordechai Kedar "Insights into the
roubled Middle East"
June 6th       Visiting Scholar Eitan Kastner " Judaism between Rome and Persia"

Services tomorrow morning will be held at  Congregation Beth Israel of the Palisades-  1585 Center Avenue
at 9:30 a.m.
In addition to street parking, parking may be available at in the lot at School No. 1, 250 Hoym Street (1 block further north on Center; then turn right)

We received this from Jewish Family & Children's Services in recognition of the food donations that you have dropped off in the shul lobby

Torah Reading 727                 Haftarah 735
Because of their unique status as ritual functionaries, the priests had to maintain a high standard of purity. As contact with the dead was a source of ritual defilement, the priests were only permitted to attend the funerals of their closest relatives. The High Priest was held to an even higher standard: he was not permitted to attend anyone's funeral.
Any physical defect disqualified a priest from functioning in an official capacity, just as any physical defect in an animal rendered it unfit for sacrifice. Sacred food (donated, dedicated or sacrificed) could only be eaten by those members of the priests' families who themselves were in a state of ritual purity.
The holidays: Shabbat, Passover, Shavuot, Rosh Hashannah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot - are enumerated.
The people are reminded of their obligation to provide olive oil for the Sanctuary's menorah to keep it burning continually. The showbread, changed each week, was to be made of twelve loaves arranged in two rows.
During a quarrel a man blasphemes God. He is placed in custody until his penalty is disclosed: blasphemy, like murder, is punishable by death.

I will be away this Shabbat... My thanks to Cantor Zim, Alan Herschenfeld, Jeff Adler, Dr. Leon Perkal, my "brain trust", and Rabbi Shammai Englemayer for allowing me to go away worry-free.

Tonight: Evening service at 7:00 p.m. in our Chapel
Tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. at CBIOTP           
Mazal Tov to Miranda Stern on the fifth anniversary of her bat mitzvah ceremony.                                           Miranda will be chanting her haftarah at CBIOTP before heading off to attend Penn Engineering.
Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Ma'ariv & Havdalah at 7:30 p.m. in our Chapel
During Seudah Shlishit we will read: " How Should We Respond to the Terror Rockets from Gaza?   by David Suissa"

This Week's Yahrzeit Observances
We hope that our weekly listing of yahrzeit observances will serve 2 purposes:
1)     To remind those who have 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 
Francine Kaplan will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Robert Albucher on Friday evening, May 17th
Kenneth Weisman will be observing yahrzeit for his father, Norman Weisman on Friday evening, May 17th
Faye Salmon will be observing yahrzeit for her brother, Isaac Rosenstock on Sunday evening, May 19th
Neil Taylor will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Tobie Esther Taylor on Sunday evening, May 19th 
Jean Burnick will be observing yahrzeit for her brother, Ernest Burnick on Tuesday evening, May 21st
Sandra Ebinger will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Harry Pittel on Tuesday evening, May 21st
Mark Laufer will be observing yahrzeit for his brother, Dan Laufer on Wednesday evening, May 22nd
Ann Oster will be observing yahrzeit for her father-in-law, Bernard Oster on Wednesday evening, May 22nd
Marilyn Saposh will be observing yahrzeit for her sister-in-law, Sara Saposh on Wednesday evening, May 22nd
Myrna Weissman will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Anna Schear on Wednesday evening, May 22nd
Iris Fox will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Rebecca Bichler on Thursday evening, May 23rd
Gloria Singer will be observing yahrzeit for her mother-in-law, Martha Singer on Thursday evening, May 23rd

Interesting and/or Important Reads
Reps. Omar and Schakowsky: We Must Confront Threat of White Nationalism - Together  

Muslim World League Invites Jewish Delegation to Saudi Arabia 
One picture of a destroyed mosque in Gaza explains it all:

The Truth About Serving In Gaza From An Israeli Soldier                    
A Palestinian in Israeli Military Court: Issa Amro, the Judge, & Me 
Jews Grappling with Diverse Identities Show Their "True Colors"                          

A Friend to Israel, and to Bigots: Viktor Orban's "Double Game" on Anti-Semitism     
Michael Oren Cuts Short an Interview with The New Yorker                                                          
These Jewish World War II Veterans Would Be Legends, if People Knew Their Stories                                                                                

Israeli Stealth Jets Flew Over Iran                                                                                                                                         Two stealth fighters reportedly flew undetected over Iran, crossing Syria and Lebanon on the way, to conduct surveillance missions on sites believed to be connected to the Iranian nuclear project.                              

This is where you belong on a Friday night on your next visit to Jerusalem:
A First For The Kotel: Kabbalat Shabbat 'Without Barriers'  
Israelis and Palestinians Share Kosher Iftar Meal in West Bank 

German Foreign Minister Condemns UN's Treatment of Israel
Tel Aviv's Restaurant Scene Goes Kosher
Last March at AIPAC all attendees (18.000 of us) participated in scaled-down Koolulam musical production:
Koolulam: Watch 18,000 People in the USA and Israel Sing Together                                              

Israeli Video Self-Mocking Send-Up Welcoming Tourists to Eurovision
כאן | אירוויזיון 2019 - המחזמר | Eurovision 2019 - The musical
כאן | אירוויזיון 2019 - המחזמר | Eurovision 2019 - The musical

Watch: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Adds Middle Eastern Twist to Eurovision Theme Song 

Eurovision 2019 intro by The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Eurovision 2019 intro by The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Israel's Eurovision Entry: Kobi Marimi's Rehearsal Clip

Israel ���� - Kobi Marimi - Home - Exclusive Rehearsal Clip - Eurovision 2019
Israel ���� - Kobi Marimi - Home - Exclusive Rehearsal Clip - Eurovision 2019

Eurovision Boycott Activists Oppose Israel's Right to Self-Determination  
BDS Furious At Website Promoting Beautiful Diverse Sensational Israel 
Beautiful, Diverse, Sensational Israel                                        

Eurovision Arrives in Tel Aviv, in Range of Rockets and the Focus of Protests 

Israel's Eurovision Webcast Hacked, Hamas Blamed
Maybe yes; Maybe no...

Madonna will perform at Eurovision in Israel

Rashida Tlaib

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Rewrites History
Rashida Tlaib Has Her History Wrong 
What Did Rashida Tlaib Say About the Holocaust? It's Probably Not What You Think.                                                The lawmaker never asserted that Palestinians welcomed Jews or worked in any way to create a "safe haven" 
Sorry, Rashida Tlaib: Israel Was Not a Consolation Prize for Jews After the Holocaust                                                 Yad Vashem's senior historian says the congresswoman's framing of Israel's creation is historically inaccurate.    

This article sort of goes hand-in-hand as it fabricates ancient history:

BDS / anti-Semitism / anti-Zionism
Senior PA Leader Receiving Medical Treatment in Israeli Hospital                           

While Under Urgent Medical Care in Tel Aviv, BDS Leader Obstructs Spanish Team's Visit to Jerusalem
Thousands Led by Palestinian Ahed Tamimi March in London for a "Free Palestine"
and here
This would seem to contradict the assertion that the greatest threat comes from white nationalists::

Islamist Extremism Poses the Greatest Threat to Jews By Far 
Recent history of terror plots and the cases coming through British courts show that Isis and Al- Qaeda-inspired terrorists keep Jews near the top of their hit lists 

The Jeremy Corbyn Email Archive 
German Anti-Semitism Commissioner Calls on Bank to Shut BDS Account  
International Judo Federation Says Iran Promised to Stop Boycotting Israeli Athletes 
U.S. Anti-Semitism Envoy Calls Europe's Kosher Meat Bans "Forced Expulsion" for Jews    
Jewish Woman Stabbed in Sweden; Suspect Nabbed in Denmark and  here                                                        


Researchers Find Iranian-Linked Online Campaign to Spread Anti-Saudi, Anti-Israel and Anti-American Content  
US Turns to Israeli Know-How for Medical Cannabis Research                                                                                         It's easier to study weed's medical benefits where the government actually funds the research.   



Year-Round Offerings: Families, Teens, & Adults
April 2019 / Nisan 5779

There are many ways to enjoy Ramah experiences year-round, whether it's with your own Ramah camp or with the Ramah mishpacha at programs throughout North America, Israel, and the world. Use these links or scroll down to learn more:

No prior Ramah affiliation is needed to participate in these programs, so please invite friends and family to join you, or forward this email to anyone who might be interested in these terrific program offerings!

New for 2019!
The Ramah Sports Academy Family Experience
From August 5-7, 2019,  Ramah Sports Academy, located on the beautiful campus of Fairfield University in Connecticut, will hold its first  RSA Family Experience, a sports program for families. This is a great opportunity for families to enjoy camp together. Open to families from any Ramah community and their friends! For more information,  click here, or contact  Dave Levy, camp director.
Travel with Ramah Israel Institute (RII) and Reshet Ramah
Poland Journey for Adults  | July 22-28, 2019

Summer Bar/Bat Mitzvah Family Adventure in Israel  | Aug. 13-22, 2019  (New trip!)

Ramah Morocco Experience  | Sept. 8-19, 2019

Ramah Nyack Chanukah Family Trip to IsraelDec. 23, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2020  (all camps welcome)

Winter Bar/Bat Mitzvah Family Adventure in Israel  | Dec. 23, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2020
Adult Camps & Retreats
Singles Weekend at Ramah Berkshires  (for singles in their 40s, 50s, and up) | May 24-27, 2019

Shabbat Plus at Ramah Poconos |  July 19-21, 2019

Ramah Darom Jewish Women's Getaway  | Nov. 10-13, 2019
Family Camps & Retreats
Ramah New England Family Camp  | May 24-27, 2019

Ramah Darom Summer Family Camp  | June 26-30 , 2019 and July 17-21, 2019

LimmudFest at Ramah Darom  (partnership with Limmud Atlanta and Southeast)  | Aug. 30  -   Sept. 2, 2019

Sukkot at Ramah Poconos  | Oct. 18-20, 2019

Ramah Darom Winter Break Family Camp  |  Dec. 27, 2019  -  Jan. 1, 2020
Families with Children with Disabilities

Ramah Darom Camp Yofi   | Aug. 7-11, 2019

Ramah Poconos Tikvah Family Camp  | Aug. 14-18, 2019

Ramah California Camp Ohr Lanu   | Aug. 15-19, 2019
Programs for Teens & Young Adults
Do you know a young adult struggling to find their path in life? Ramah is working to address mental health and wellness within the Jewish community.  BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy is our answer. Following a successful pilot season in Spring 2018, BaMidbar is open for year-round enrollment.