January 25th, 2018
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Evening Service
Morning Service
4:47 pm
  Forecast: 32/partly cloudy

Shabbat Kiddush
Sheila & Fred Small have enhanced today's Kiddush in honor of Fred's birthday and their granddaughter Julia's Birthday.

Birthdays and Anniversaries 
Irwin Berger
Gloria Deutsch
Charlene Stern
Randy   Karpman
Charles Shatz
Stuart    Kimberly
Howard Schefflan
Brooke London
Florence & Norman Silverberg
Trudi & Robert Mohl
Saturday 1/26
Morning Service 9:30 am
Speaker: Jessica Jakoby , BDS and Anti-Semitism on campus
Minha , S'uda Shlishit (3rd Shabbat Meal), timely topic, Maariv and Havdalah 4:30 pm
Thursday 1/31
Rabbi's Class "Talmud and Tangents" 10:30 am
Visiting Scholar Visiting Scholar Tzvee Zahavy - Lecture series " World Religions and Global Terrorism: A Jewish Perspective" 1:00 pm
Friday 2/1
Bible Class 11:30 am

Women's March
If any of you attended a Women's March, locally or elsewhere, would you please contact me? I'm very much interested in your impressions (and I won't make you feel guilty about not being in shul).
The Palestinian-American organizer said that "the real controversy is in the White House."                                  
Tamika Mallory Insults Martin Luther King's Legacy of Combating anti-Semitism                                          

Holocaust Day
While we Jews observe Yom haShoah in the spring (commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising), the rest of the world marks January 27 at Holocaust Day, which coincides with the Soviet liberation of Auschwitz...

While we Jews observe Yom 
Already planning a docent-led On the Road to the exhibit:
The Horrors of Auschwitz at a Museum in New York            

Jewish Guests Confronted by Germany's New Generation of neo-Nazis 
Shoah Survivor Band                                                                                               

Shivah Minyan
Please make every effort to attend the evening minyan at the home of David McGrath and to support him as he grieves for his esteemed mother, Ilene McGrath. Ilene was indeed a unique personality who not only enriched the lives of all those who knew her, but also enriched our Synagogue life by reading Torah for us on Rosh HaShannah mornings and chanting haftarot on a regular basis while she was able to.
Minyanim will be held at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday evenings at 2050 Central Rd., Apt. 922, Fort Lee.

Torah Rea ding   434               Haftarah 452
Tziporah, Moses' wife, their two sons and Moses' father-in-law, Jethro, join the Israelites in Refidim. Jethro, the Midianite Priest, acknowledges God's power and offers sacrifices to Him. It is Jethro who suggests to Moses that a judicial system be set up in which less complicated matters are handled by other judges and Moses will adjudicate only the most difficult cases.
The Children of Israel arrive at the foot of Mount Sinai and prepare to receive God's revelation. Amidst thunder, lightning and shofar blasts, all those present experience God's presence when the Ten Commandments are made known.
The people are overawed and overwhelmed by what they have witnessed; they cannot bear more. So revelation continues with Moses serving as the intermediary, and additional laws dealing with various aspects of ritual worship conclude this week's sidra.

Tonight: Evening service at 7:00 p.m.
Tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m.
Jessica Jakoby , granddaughter of Rose and Alex Jakoby and a senior at the University of Michigan, will speak about experiencing BDS and anti-Semitism on campus.
Tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
During Seudah Shlishit we will readBari Weiss' NYT op-ed:     
Ilhan Omar and the Myth of Jewish Hypnosis-A conspiracy theory with ancient roots and a bloody history.

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 

Simcha Hausman will observe yahrzeit for her mother, Ines Baranes on Friday evening, January 25th
Matis Fermaglich will observe yahrzeit for his mother, Iris Fermaglich on Friday evening, January 25th
Kenneth Weisman will observe yahrzeit for his mother, Helen Weisman on Saturday evening, January 26th
Allan Ginsburg will observe yahrzeit for his wife, Carolyn Ginsburg on Tuesday evening, January 29th
Joseph Hyman will observe yahrzeit for his father, David Hyman on Thursday evening, January 31st

Important Reads
Back to the Basics: Bimbo Bakeries USA Confirms Kosher re-Certification
This past week, there was a lot of coverage - and speculation - about the motivations of the MAGA-cap wearing high school boys who confronted a Native American. But there was a third party to this story, a group of Hebrew Israelites who it seems nearly came to blows with the MAGA high schoolers...

Who Are The Hebrew Israelites?     
Reports Like Buzzfeed's of a Democratic Drift on Israel Appear to be Greatly Exaggerated                                         
The only reason Israel left UNESCO is because she had to; Israel couldn't let the United States be more Israel than Israel:
Dear Democrats: Don't Let Trump Kill the Two-State Solution                                                               
Benny Morris: Gideon Levy Is Wrong About the Past, the Present, and I Believe the Future as Well   Eventually there will be one state between the Mediterranean and the Jordan, but it will be wholly different from the one he envisions                       
WJC Video: Many Languages, One People                                                                             

Famous Painting Looted by Nazis Returned to Jewish Heirs in Germany 


BDS / Anti-Semitism / anti-Zionism
It is important that you watch this video, learn from it, and perhaps write a note of thanks to Prime Minister Trudeau:
Video: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Speaks Out Against BDS, Anti-Semitism in Canada and anti-Zionism        
Justin Trudeau on BDS - January 15, 2019
Justin Trudeau on BDS - January 15, 2019

Why Does the Left Still Associate with Louis Farrakhan?  Would they just as comfortably remained on the stage had David Duke been present, as they were with Farrakhan and Aretha Franklin's funeral? 
'A Hate Contagion': From School Bathrooms to Parked Cars, Swastikas Surge in NY & NJ since 2016 Election    
The umbrella group may expel a local organization that signed a statement by Jewish Voice for Peace                          
Federal Judge Lets Arkansas Law Against Israel Boycott Stand                                                              
Commentary: Why Prohibiting Boycotts of Israel Does Not Violate Freedom of Speech   
Irish Newspaper: Ireland Risks Seeming Anti-Semitic with Israeli Settlement Boycott Bill  (not to mention hypocritical-kas)                                     
Linda Sarsour and her comrades realized to their own surprise and astonishment, one does not have to restrict one's love only to the dead Jews of the Holocaust: other dead Jews are as good

Palestinian Leaders Demand Boycotts Publicly, but Sneak Israeli Products in Private
Austria's Chancellor Calls Anti-Semitism in Malaysia "Unacceptable"                                                       

Iran / Syria
Israeli President in Paris: Israel May Have to Hit Hizbullah Rocket Factories in Beirut
Contrast this with last week's Shab Sha! article profiling Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, hailed as the man who bested Suleimani in Syria:
Iran's Deadly Puppet Master
Gen. Stanley McChrystal explains exactly why Qassem Suleimani is so dangerous                                    
IDF: Iran Fired Missile at Israel from Syrian Area We Were Promised Iran Had Left                                      
IDF Destroys Iranian Weapons, Military Sites in Syria   
Israel Hit Eight Syrian Air Defense Batteries in Sunday's Strikes  

At Ramah's three specialty camps, campers pursue their passions within the transformative Jewish communities that have distinguished the Ramah experience for over 70 years.

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Carnegie Hall
February 3, 2019 | 2:00 pm

Zubin Mehta, Music Director & Conductor
Itzhak Perlman, Violin

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall for a program led by Maestro Zubin Mehta  in his grand finale performance with this orchestra in New York City. Mehta has led the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra since 1969 and will step down as Music Director in 2019. Itzhak Perlman  performs Beethoven, Kreisler, Pártos, and John Williams with the orchestra on the first half of the program. Tchaikovsky's majestic Symphony No. 6 concludes the performance.
Love Chapter 2
L-E-V at The Joyce Theater
Choreographer Sharon Eyal
January 23 |7:30 pm
January 24*, 25**, 26 | 8:00 pm
Sunday, January 27 | 2:00 pm

Sharon Eyal's  Love Chapter 2  is a spellbinding and provocative dance that stares unflinchingly at isolation and loneliness. Blending striking imagery with intoxicatingly powerful movement, the work explores what we are left with when our connection to each other breaks down. Driven forward by the pulsating techno beats of DJ Ori Lichtik, the dance is an uninhibited and exhilarating look at the inexplicable nature of love.
* Curtain Chat: Thu, Jan 24
** Master Class: Fri, Jan 25 (registration req'd)
Like and Maim
Choreographer Zvi Gotheiner
Friday, January 25 | 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 26 | 7:00 pm

ZviDance explores our relationship with technology in  Like , and our historic relationship with water in the new work, Maim . Zvi Gotheiner draws on his experience growing up in kibbutz in Israel in creating the work.  Showing January 25 and 26 only. 
To Create a World
Choreographer Andrea Miller
Tuesday, February 12 | 7:30 pm
Wed., February 13 | 7:30 pm
February 14, 15, 16 | 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 17 | 2:00 pm

The boldly inventive  choreographer and artistic director of Gallim, Andrea Miller , returns to The Joyce after a year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as its first choreographic Artist-in-Residence to present the world premiere of  To Create a World . The piece is a culmination of research that began at the ancient Temple of Dendur and resulted in a unique movement language that takes audiences from a pre-human past to a post-human future.
Open the Land to the People
Artist Keren Benbenisty
Thru February 24th, 2019

This solo exhibition presents selected works (2016 - 2018) from Benbenisty's study into the  Lessepsian Migration  of fish from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, through the Suez Canal, which slices through the Egyptian Desert. Benbenisty's critical intervention into the scientific discourse over the migration of fish provides for an insightful metaphor for the complex and painful issue of human migration that is stirring up unrest across Europe and the U.S.
Benefit Auction
Scholarship Benefit Auction
Israeli Artist Showcase
January 30th | 5:30 - 8:30 pm

"Building Brighter Futures" scholarship program which provides over 50 promising young Israelis from under served communities with the opportunity to attain higher education. Please join us at the first Israeli artist showcase and silent auction held by the  American Friends of the Spirit of Israel . The exhibition features the works of both established and up and coming Israeli artists.
Inside Out/Outside In: Second Nature in Japanese Architecture
Architect Rachely Rotem
Thursday, January 31st | 6:30 pm

In our climate-shifting world, the traditional Japanese notion of mediating between interior and exterior has re-emerged as an essential concern for contemporary architects.  Rome Prize-winning architects Rachely Rotem  and  Phu Hoang , of architectural firm MODU, explore this dynamic in their own weather-centric projects. Funded by the NEA and US-Japan Creative Artists Program, Rotem and Hoang visited Japan to research the role of weather in the conception of architectural space.  Moderated by Beatrice Galilee, Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
* Followed by a reception
Shony Rivnay - The Yard New York
Thru April 20th, 2019

SARAHCROWN is pleased to present Unfolding , a solo exhibition of Israeli-American artist  Shony Rivany . The project is conceived for the public spaces at The Yard - Columbus Circle as part of the Art In Lobbies program. The installation, spanning three floors, will feature a selection of recent paintings shown for the first time in New York.
Lieber Leipzig
Miriam Fried, violin
Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players
February 4 | 2:00 pm, 7:30 pm

Miriam Fried has been heralded for her "fiery intensity and emotional depth" (Musical America) and technical mastery. She came to the US from Israel as a protégée of Isaac Stern and continued her studies with Ivan Galamian at Juilliard and with Joseph Gingold at Indiana University. Fried plays a particularly noteworthy violin, a 1718 Stradivarius said to have been the favorite of composer-conductor Louis Spohr. It was also owned by Regina Strinasacchi who, it is thought, used the instrument to play with Mozart the Sonata in B-flat, K. 454, which had been written for her.
My DNY Male Princesses Collection
Photographer Noam Atia
January 25 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm
January 26 | 4:00 - 8:00 pm

This exhibition explores a unique project by photographer Noam Atia, and  reveals disny-inspired male princesses. These works covering three aspects from Atia's life; his favorite city, New York, mans and Disney princesses. Noam Atia is a New York-based photographer who primarily specializes in portraits.
NewOrch: Opus 2
February 2nd, 2019 | 8:00 pm
February 3rd, 2019 | 8:00 pm
Doors open at 7:30 pm
NewOrch is a burgeoning Brooklyn-based symphony orchestra that strives to reflect the way young artists understand and relate to classical music. Founded by a passionate team of international musicians, we draw our inspiration from rock shows, art exhibitions, hip-hop, and all the unconscious influences from our lives here in New York City. Put another way, an evening with NewOrch is not an evening with your parent's symphony orchestra.
Our concerts are different. Shorter programs, boozy after party, swanky locations, user-friendly experience.
Not just a concert. It's a community gathering around a common, abstract passion. 
Israeli Art + Culture Immersion Trip
Mishkan Museum of Art in Ein Harod
March 24 - 29, 2019

Join the team of Americans and Israelis interested in playing an integral role in establishing The Friends of  The Mishkan Museum of Art in Ein Harod . The trip is focused on Israel's world-class, vibrant multicultural but largely under the radar art scene in the North of the Country. Enjoy privileged access to the emerging cultural panorama in the historic Jezreel Valley and the Western Galilee. Spaces are limited!