Community Log – August 2015 “Separate Yourself Not from the Community”

Jul 16, 2015 by

The Log: “Separate Yourself Not from the Community” (Hillel)

 Wed., Aug 26

End of Summer Camp: An Experience That Will Last a Lifetime, for special-needs children, The Friendship Circle, Paramus, 10am-3pm, 201-262-7172

Fair Lawn Gown Gemach, spons by Anshe Lubavitch of Fair Lawn, private location in Fair Lawn, 1-2:30pm and 7-8:30pm, 201-797-1770, call for appointment

Blood Drive, Young Israel of Teaneck, 3-8pm, 201-708-5249

AMIT Back to School Event, with bouncy houses, face-painting, pizza, ice cream, and more, private home in Englewood, 3:30-5:30pm, 212-792-5690

Cancer Support Group, Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, 4pm, 201-833-3336

Second Generation, for children of Holocaust Survivors, Jewish Family Service, Teaneck, 7pm, 201-837-9090

“Navigating the Medicaid Process,” Sam Aryeh, CareOne, Teaneck, 7pm, 201-862-3300

Abused Women’s Confidential Support Group, Jewish Family Service, Teaneck, 7:15pm, 201-837-9090

Tiferes Video: “The King Is in the Field, Come Close…with Small, Steady Steps,” for women, Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro and Deena Schoonmaker, private home in Elizabeth, 7:45pm, 908-355-7410

“High Holiday Observances,” Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, Chabad of West Orange, 8pm, 973-325-6311

“Shaarei Teshuva Shiur,” Rabbi Moshe Tzvi Weinberg, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 9:15pm, 201-836-8916

Thurs., Aug 27

Camp: An Experience That Will Last a Lifetime, for special-needs children, The Friendship Circle, Paramus, 10am-3pm, 201-262-7172

Hadassah Southern NJ Region Keepers of the Gate Summer Soiree, at the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold, 6pm, 732-643-1100

Jewish-Themed Social Experience, for special-needs adults, The Friendship Circle, Paramus, 6pm, 201-262-7172

Cong Rinat Yisrael Security Team Volunteer Training Course, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 6:45pm, rinat@thecss.org or elid@thecss.org

Cong Keter Torah Security Team Volunteer Training Course, at the Jewish Federation, Paramus, 6:45pm, deenas@thecss.org, bbadner@verizon.net, or sgreenst@montefiore.org

“‘From the Depths’: The Zohar and Teshuvah,” for men and women, Rabbi Dr. Michael Chernick, Shaarei Orah, The Sephardic Congregation of Teaneck, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-833-0800

Fri., Aug 28

Camp: An Experience That Will Last a Lifetime, for special-needs children, The Friendship Circle, Paramus, 10am-3pm, 201-262-7172

Oneg for the Month of Elul, includes food, drinks, and singing, spons by Rutgers Menorah, the Orthodox Community at Rutgers Hillel, New Brunswick, 9pm, 732-545-2407

Shabbat, Aug 29

Cong Beth Aaron Sisterhood Book Club: “A Replacement Life” by Boris Fishman, private home in Teaneck, 4pm, 201-837-0651

“Corrupting the True Israel: Rabbinic Reflections on Early Christianity,” Rabbi Ari Mermelstein, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 6pm, 201-837-2795

“Shiur on the High Holidays,” Rabbi Zev Goldberg, Young Israel of Fort Lee, 6:15pm, 201-592-1518

Siyyum on Masechet Bava Kama, spons by the Wednesday Night Gemara Shiur, includes seudat shlishit, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 6:15pm, 201-836-6210

“In Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II: America’s Jews and World War II,” Dr. Edward Shapiro, includes seudah shlishit, Cong Ohr Torah, West Orange, 7pm, 973-669-7320

Motzei Shabbat, Aug 29

Shiur, Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Young Israel of Riverdale, 9:30pm, 718-548-4765

Pizza Tasting, spons by Cong Ahavas Yisrael of Edison, at Giddy’s Pizza, East Brunswick, 10pm, AYedison.org

Sun., Aug 30

Hebrew Institute of Riverdale Community Retreat to Eden Village, Putnam Valley, includes cooking, farming, sports, boating, musical jam session, orchard planting, hikes and trails, petting zoo, and more, 9am-2:30pm, 718-796-4730

Fair Lawn Gown Gemach, spons by Anshe Lubavitch of Fair Lawn, private location in Fair Lawn, 9:30-11am, 201-797-1770, call for appointment

“Breaking the Language Barrier: The Purpose of Translating Torah,” Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, Chabad of Ventnor, 10am, 609-822-8500

Hadassah Welcome Back Meeting and Lunch, Wilentz Senior Residence on the Wilf Campus, Somerset, 10am, rachel@weintraubworld.net

Basketball Tournament, to benefit Hatzola of Middlesex County, includes prizes, BBQ, rides and games, Donaldson Park, Highland Park, 10am-4pm, 732-630-7830

“Three Sections Mirroring the Rosh Hashana Mussaf Amidah,” Rabbi Simcha Weinberg, Bais Medrash Ohr Chaim, Monsey, registration, 11:45am; “Higher Than Angels,” noon; “A Memorable Occasion,” 2:30pm; “The Invitation,” 4:30pm, www.TheFoundationStone.org

Baseball Outing: The Mets Host the Boston Red Sox, for children in grades 1-8, leave Young Israel of East Brunswick, 10:30am; game starts, 1pm in Citifield, 732-254-1860

Red Cross Fire Home-Preparedness Campaign to Install Smoke Alarms, for residents of Passaic, spons by Mayor Dr. Alex D. Blanco, NJ Assemblyman and Council President Gary S. Schaer, and the Passaic Fire Department, appointments available 12-3pm, 973-365-5688 or info-fire@cityofpassaicnj.gov

CTeen NJ Regional Kickoff, at Fireball Mountain Outdoor Laser Tag, with a BBQ, meet at Chabad, Basking Ridge, noon, 908-604-8844 ext 229

Basketball Fundraiser Tournament, to benefit Hatzolah of Middlesex County, includes 3-on-3 challenge, BBQ and rides and games for children, private location in Edison, 2-8pm, 732-630-7830

JACS Meeting, 12-steps meeting for Jews in recovery, Rabbi Steven Bayar, Cong B’nai Israel, Millburn, 6pm, 973-379-3811

Orthodox Union-Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus Welcome Back Fiesta, spons by Rutgers Hillel, private home in New Brunswick, 7pm, sarafrieberg@gmail.com

Rep Ted Deutch (D-FL), spons by NORPAC, private home in Teaneck, 7:30pm, 201-788-5133

Mon., Aug 31

Daughters of Miriam Golf Classic, Essex County Country Club, West Orange, 8am, 973-253-5281

Smile on Seniors, for senior men and women, includes brunch, Chabad House, Wayne, 11:30am, 973-694-6274

Hat and Tichel Show, Helen Baker and Helene Kravatz, Cong Ahavas Yisrael, Edison, 6:30-8:30pm, AYedison.org

 

New Classes This Month

Sundays

Krav Maga Israeli Self-Defense, for women, Eilon Even-Esh, Cong Ahavas Yisrael, Edison, 9am, eevenesh@shomer360.com

“Personalities of the Talmud,” Rabbi Gedaliah Jaffe, Cong Ahavas Yisrael, Edison, 9:15am, 732-762-0996

Avos U’Banim: Fathers and Sons Learning, spons by the Passaic-Clifton Community Kollel, at Kehillas Bais Yosef, Passaic, 9:30am, 845-709-9340

“The Key to a Successful Life,” for women, Rabbi David Bassous, Cong Etz Ahaim, Highland Park, 10am, 732-247-3839

Beginning Israeli Dance, for women and girls, Elyse Litt, Cong Etz Ahaim, Highland Park, 11am, 732-247-3839

Beit Midrash Program, for women, Rabbi Yitzi Genack and Rabbi  Nachshon Rothstein, includes the thought of Rabbi Aaron Lichtenstein and halacha from text to practice, Riverdale Jewish Center, 8:30pm, 718-548-1850

Mondays

Advanced Talmud, for women, David Nachbar, spons by Lamdeinu, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 9:30am, lamdeinu@aol.com, begins June 29

Babyccino, for moms and babies ages 0-3 years, Chabad of Hoboken, 10am, 201-386-5222

“Pirkei Avot:  Psycho-Educational Understanding,” for men and women, Leah Herzog, Cong Darchei Naom, Fair Lawn, 10am, drora@arussy.com, begins July 29

“Almost on My Own with Me,” for ages 18-24 months, Cong Sons of Israel, Manalapan, 10:15am, 732-446-4924, begins June 22

“Bayis Neeman: Creating Better Realities,” for women, Chani Juravel, private home in Passaic, 11:15am, juravelinspiration@gmail.com, begins July 6

“Rambam’s 13 Princples of Faith,” for women, Chani Juravel, Cong Ohr HaTorah, Bergenfield, 1pm, juravelinspiration@gmail.com, begins July 6

“Establishing Financial Freedom” Support Group, Jewish Family Service, Teaneck, 7pm, 201-837-9090

“Soul Food: The Book of Deuteronomy,” Rabbi Asher Herson, Chabad Center of Northwest NJ, Rockaway, 7pm, 973-625-1525, begins July 6

JRecovery Anonymous, peer support group and 12-step program for Jewish alcoholics, addicts, and anyone affected by addiction, including family members and friends, Jewish Family Services, Milltown, 7:30pm, 732-777-1940

Torah at the Table, Rabbi Levi Neubort, Anshei Lubavitch Cong, Fair Lawn, 8pm, 201-794-3770

Summer Kollel, Rabbi Gedaliah Jaffe, Cong Ahavas Yisrael, Edison, Open Beis Midrash, 7:30pm; Chavrusa Learning, 9pm; Shiur on Halachic Topics in the Parsha, 9:30pm; 732-762-0996, begins June 29

Learn to Read Hebrew, Chabad of Basking Ridge, 7:30pm, 908-604-8844 #229

Issur V’Heter/Hilchot Melicha, Rabbi Daniel Geretz, spons by Maayan, private home in West Orange, 8:30pm, 732-266-1214

Pirkei Avot Shiur, spons by Inspirational College Events for college and young professional-age women, Rabbi Jason Finkelstein, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 9pm, Laurenspilz@gmail.com

Tuesdays

Mekor Zumba, for women, Rikki Samel, private home in Highland Park, 9am, maydl49@aol.com

“Halachic Perspectives on Marriage, Intimacy, and Family Life,” for women, Nechama Price, spons by Lamdeinu, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 10:15am, lamdeinu@aol.com, begins June 30

Women’s Round Table, with Rebbetzin Chanie Zaklikovsky, Chabad of Monroe, NJ, 10:30am, 732-656-1616

“Establishing Financial Freedom” Support Group, Jewish Family Service, Teaneck, 11am, 201-837-9090

Awareness through Movement, for women, Joyce Bendavid, OTR, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 2pm, jbendavidotr@gmail.com or 201-759-4222

Toradojo Jewish Martial Arts, for beginners to teens, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 6pm, howardsragow@yahoo.com

Alateen, for frum girls ages 9-19 who have friends or family with addiction, Rikki Wisotsky, Cong Tiferet Israel, Passaic, 7pm, 973-249-7435

Tehillim Shiur, for women, Rabbi Chaim Silver, private home in Wesley Hill-Spring Valley, 8pm, 917-968-2642

Pottery, for women, Michael Preston, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8pm, begins June 30, TheSheinfelds@gmail.com

“The End of Moshe’s Life in Peshat and Derash,” for men and women, Rabbi Nati Helfgot, spons by Lamdeinu, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 8:15pm, lamdeinu@aol.com, begins June 30

Hilchot Shabbat, Rabbi Daniel Geretz, spons by Maayan, private home in West Orange, 8pm, 732-266-1214

Tanya, Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 9pm, 201-836-6210

Wednesdays

Chabad at the Farmers Market, spons by Chabad at the Shore, Monroe and Amherst Avenues, Margate, 8am, 609-822-8500

Advanced Talmud, for women, David Nachbar, spons by Lamdeinu, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 9:30am, lamdeinu@aol.com, begins July 1

“The Parsha through the Eyes of the Nesivos Shalom,” for women, Chani Juravel, Ohr Somayach Beit Shvidler Conference Center, Monsey, 9:45am, juravelinspiration@gmail.com

“Sefer Yonah,” for men and women, Rachel Friedman, spons by Lamdeinu, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 10:15am, lamdeinu@aol.com, begins July 1

“Rattle and Grow with Me,” for ages 6-12 months with a parent, Cong Sons of Israel, Manalapan, 10:30am, 732-446-4924, begins June 24

Parsha Class, for women, Rebbetzin Tova Rapoport, Chabad of Margate, 11am, 609-822-8500

Writing Class, by phone, Ruchama Feuerman, 1pm, ruchamakf@gmail.com

Packing for Tomchei Shabbos, for adults and children, ages 12 and up (10-11, if accompanied by an adult), in Teaneck, 5:45pm, stzaunt@aol.com

Krav Maga, Maor Tipi, Cong Etz Chaim, Livingston, 7pm, 973-597-1655

Torah and Tea: Tanya, for women, Rabbi Yehoshua Dubinsky, private home in Clifton, 8pm, miriamsebbag@gmail.com

Summer Kollel, Rabbi Gedaliah Jaffe, Cong Ahavas Yisrael, Edison, Open Beis Midrash, 7:30pm; Chavrusa Learning, 9pm; Shiur on Halachic Topics in the Parsha, 9:30pm; 732-762-0996, begins July 1

Torah and Tea: Tanya, for women, Rabbi Yehoshua Dubinsky, private home in Clifton, 8pm, miriamsebbag@gmail.com

Pottery, for women, Michael Preston, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8pm, begins July 1, TheSheinfelds@gmail.com

Torah Study for Men:“Whiskey, Wings, and Wisdom,” Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, Chabad of Margate, 8:15pm, 609-822-8500

Tefillah Group, Lubavitch on the Palisades School, Tenafly. 8:30pm, 201-916-9409

Inspirational College Events (ICE) Shiur, for college and young professional women, Rabbi Steven Pruzaneky and Rabbi Ari Zahtz, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 9pm, LaurenSpilz@gmail.com

Thursdays

Kosher Cooking with Friends, for seniors, Galina, Riverdale YMHA, 1:15pm, 718-548-8200

Toradojo Jewish Martial Arts, for beginners to teens, Cong Ohr Torah, West Orange, 6pm, howardsragow@yahoo.com

Toradojo Jewish Martial Arts, for advanced and adults, Cong Ohr Torah, West Orange, 7pm, howardsragow@yahoo.com

Parenting Skills and Support Group, Jewish Family Service, Teaneck, 7pm, 201-837-9090

Summer Girls’ Learning Initiative, for high school students, with rabbis and teachers from the local yeshivas, Lazy Bean, Teaneck, 7:15pm, afrohlich613@gmail.com

Masechte Ta’anis, Rabbi Elozar Preil, Cong Beth Abraham, Bergenfield, 8:15pm, 201-384-0434

Beit Midrash Program, for men, Rabbi Yitzi Genack, includes Minchat Chinuch, Orot HaTorah of Rav Kook, and Masechet Makot, Riverdale Jewish Center, 8:30pm, 718-548-1850

Halacha L’Maaseh Issues Brought to Life Today through the Teshuvot of HaRav Moshe, Rabbi Elozar Preil, Cong Beth Abraham, Bergenfield, 9pm, 201-384-0434

Live Teleconference: “Ahavas Chinam,” for women, Dina Schoonmaker, spons by the Women’s Mussar Vaad, 9pm, 1-253-397-1495, pin 7462#, then press 3#, or call 732-665-6202

Sefer HaChinuch on the 613 Mitzvos, Rabbi Avraham Meisels, Yeshiva Ner Boruch Passaic Torah Institute, 9:15pm, 973-594-4774

Chaburah with Mikfaol Gedolos, Cong Beth Abraham, Bergenfield, 10:15pm, 201-384-0434

Fridays

“Together with Me,” for ages 12-18 months with a parent, Cong Sons of Israel, Manalapan, 10:30am, 732-446-4924, begins June 26

Shabbat Sing-a-Long, for ages 2-4, includes challah and grape juice, Cong Sons of Israel, Manalapan, 12:30pm, 732-446-4024, begins June 26

Shabbat

Kabbalah in Hoboken, Rabbi Moshe Schapiro, Chabad of Hoboken, 9am, 201-562-7116

Learning Service: Intimate Service with Explanations and Discussions Focusing on Prayer and the Weekly Parsha, Rabbi Ari Hart, Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, 9:30am, 718-796-4730 ext 124

Pirkei Avos Shiur, for boys in grade 3 and up, Cong Agudath Israel, Highland Park, 2:45pm, agudah.announcements@gmail.com

Parsha and Popsicles, Rabbi Aharon Ciment, spons by Cong Arzei Darom, in Herrick Park, Teaneck, 4pm, yorothstein@gmail.com

Pirchei Summer Avos Ubanim/Father-Son Learning, Rabbi Ephraim Levi or Reuven Elson, Bais Torah U’Tefilah, Passaic, 4:45pm, 973-432-6917 or 973-778-8211

Pirchei Summer Avos Ubanim/Father-Son Learning, Rabbi Ephraim Levi or Reuven Elson, Passaic Torah Institute, Passaic, 4:45pm, 973-432-6917 or 973-778-8211

Pirchei Summer Avos Ubanim/Father-Son Learning, Rabbi Ephraim Levi or Reuven Elson, Cong Ahavas Israel, Passaic, 5pm, 973-432-6917 or 973-778-8211

 “Zohar,” Dr. Alan Brill, private home in Teaneck, 6:15pm, shalomk@hotmail.com

 

Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to the Bat Mitzvah Girls: Galia Atik, Arianna Rose Bardunias, Julia Cappell, Avigayil Chudnoff, Hadar Deutsch, Amalia Fleischer, Dina Halberstam, Tehila Hyman, Atara Jachter, Aliza Kahan, Chedva Kermaier, Devorah Kleinman, Abigail Koenig, Hayley Orgel, Eliora Pachter, Meira Papier, Adina Pearlman, Batia Rabin, Yonit Salit, Tsilya Schneier, Adira Sklar, Kayla Spinowitz, Limor Waldman, and Tamar Wiederkehr; and the Bar Mitzvah Boys: Max Aaron, Zachary Adler, Pesach Eliyahu Abrahams, Gabi Antosofsky, Pinny Balsam, Daniel Becker, Oren Benharush, Eitan Bernath, Dovid Cari, Mendel Dashevsky, Elliot Eisner, Dov Fireman, Aviv Fox, Avraham Frolich, Sholom Fruchter, Dovy Fuchs, Yosef Aryeh Gilbert, Jonathan Golan, Joe Greenbaum, David Kapelyan, Morriel Kasher, Yair Katz, Raanan Kilimnick, Yoel Meir Kinzelberg, Jeffrey Kladerman, Aryeh Kossove, Gidon Lefkowitz, Moishy Leiser, Yechiel Lerner, Peretz Levin, Yoshie Marcus, Kovi Pahmer, Eli Sabo, Andrew Schwartz, Hillel Schwartz, Mikey Schwartz, Yaakov Schwartz, Moshe Shimshon, Evan Solomon, Eli Sudwerts, Aryeh Teller, Efraim Tugenberg, and Daniel Weinberger

Mazal Tov to Rabbi Benjamin and Rebbetzin Shevy Yudin on their 50th anniversary

Mazel Tov to Rabbi Dr. Bernhard and Charlene Rosenberg on the birth of Sarah Lily to their children Ayelet and Ari Feder

Mazal Tov to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach on being honored by the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) at their Raus of Light in the Darkness dinner in Washington, DC

Mazal Tov to Senator Joe Lieberman on receiving the Bar Ilan University’s Guardian of Zion Award from the university’s Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies

Mazal Tov to Amanda Parker on being named a Yachad Communal Fellow

 

Chesed Ops

Pick Purple will pick up clothing, stuffed animals, any condition, any size, to benefit Batya, a network designed to empower Jewish teenage girls in New York and New Jersey to discover a deeper sense of self, a genuine appreciation for their heritage, and meaningful relationships and direction, tax-deductible receipts available on request, three-bag minimum for pick-up, info@pickpurple.org or 201-477-8775

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale is accepting applications for its four-week L’Dor V’Dor summer internship, for teens ages 15 and up. Interns volunteer at The Hebrew Home, visit with residents, and attend seminars and workshops. The program runs Mon-Fri, July 6-31, 9:15am-4:45pm. Those who complete the program receive a $500 stipend. Call 718-581-1416

Shmuel Weitzner will be raising funds in support of Chai Lifeline through a 180 mile Bike4Chai ride on August 5th and 6th through three states to Camp Simcha in memory of his dear daughter, Chaya Sorah, a”h, and in honor of his beloved father, Rabbi Nachum Avigdor Weitzner, zt”l. To donate to this very worthy cause on behalf of Shmuel Weitzner, please visit http:/ www.chailifeline.org/events/Bike4Chai/my/sweitzner.

 

Great Idea Department

The Bikur Cholim of a local community has set up an account at a local drugstore so that members of the community can made emergency medical purchases on Shabbat and Yom Tov. Upon being told that the customer is making a purchase on the Bikur Cholim account, the cashier will swipe Bikur Cholim’s card and make note of the customer’s name and phone number. Bikur Cholim replies on the community to make reimbursement promptly after Shabbat or Yom Tov