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Thanksgiving Facts, Fiction and Other Stuff

11/24/2020 02:33:07 PM

Nov24

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

REMINDER: The library is open for borrowing. It is staffed on Wednesday. There are many new books available as well as great older ones for readers of all ages including teens.  However, if you are reluctant to come into the building, let me know what you want and I will leave it for you in the office. The catalog is very easy to use. There is a link on the library’s home page. Questions or requests: email me at library@Ohebshalom.org....Read more...

Read, Learn, Enjoy

11/12/2020 10:31:58 AM

Nov12

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

REMINDER: the library is open for borrowing.  There are many new books available as well as great older books for readers of all ages including teens.  However, if you are reluctant about coming into the library, let me know what you want and I will leave it for you in the office. The catalog is very easy to use. There is a link on the library’s home page. Questions or requests: email the librarian at...Read more...

other worlds and other times

11/04/2020 12:04:20 PM

Nov4

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

It’s finally over—the election, that is. Months of having our ears to the radio and our eyes on the screens for what seems 24/7 have come to a close. Unglue yourself from CNN, FOX, NPR, or whatever is your media of choice.

It’s time to pick up a book and escape from politics—at least temporarily.

Here’s a group of books new to the Library that will take you to far off places or times or open your mind to new...Read more...

Good Books with a cookie chaser

10/22/2020 10:23:20 AM

Oct22

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, we will be inside more than ever. Tear your eyes away from the screen and pick up a real book. Most libraries are open for limited in-person visits or at the very least, offer pick-up service.

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Outdoor Shabbat Katan this Saturday

10/14/2020 04:27:40 PM

Oct14

​​​​​​​Dear Families,
 
This Saturday, October 17th, we will have Shabbat Katan in the parking lot (weather permitting) with Miss ViviaRead more...

October things to do

10/14/2020 01:05:50 PM

Oct14

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

Looking for some ways to fill your time? Here are a few suggestions.

Ruth Wisse, Martin Peretz professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature emerita at Harvard has a series of podcasts and webinars produced by the Tikvah Fund. While you may or may not agree with the organization’s politics, Professor Wisse’s lectures are well worth listening to.

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Outdoor Simchat Torah Katan this Saturday

10/07/2020 10:28:57 AM

Oct7

​​​​​​​Dear Families,
 
This Saturday, October 10th, we will have Simchat Torah Katan in the parking lot (weather permitting) with MissRead more...

Outdoor Sukkot Katan this Saturday

09/29/2020 12:37:42 PM

Sep29

​​​​​​​Dear Families,
 
This Saturday, October 3rd, we will have Sukkot Katan in the parking lot (weather permitting) with Miss VivianRead more...

rgb: A tribute

09/24/2020 10:13:40 AM

Sep24

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

On Shabbat/Rosh Hashana Friday evening when we heard of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, cries of “Oh, no!” rose from our table. We had just moments before been discussing her role in keeping some balance on the Supreme Court and her qualities of maintaining friendships even with those whom she often did not agree.

In these days of partisan politics, that quality is becoming more and more...Read more...

A few more things to do

09/17/2020 10:24:55 AM

Sep17

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

Help us clean up the library’s records and recover scores of overdue books. Elul into Tishrei is a perfect time to clear your book conscience. Drop books off in the library’s dropbox or the office. Please try to put your books in a plastic bag as they must be quarantined for at least 72 hours for safety’s sake.

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Even more things to do

09/03/2020 11:27:01 AM

Sep3

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

Here’s an update on virtual and some in person events in our community and beyond plus some good books- not necessarily Jewish- that may interest you.

Missing in-person art? Museums are beginning to open. Visit...Read more...

The jacobs library is open

08/27/2020 12:32:33 PM

Aug27

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

Yes, the Library is open!

There are many new books for all ages as well as recent bestsellers, holiday books, and classics.

We are very conscious of safety. So, please,...Read more...

Register now for Outdoor Shabbat Katan on 8/29

08/25/2020 04:25:53 PM

Aug25

​​​​​​​Dear Families,
 
On Saturday, August 29th, we will have Shabbat Katan in the parking lot (weather permitting) with Miss Vivian.Read more...

still more things to do

08/20/2020 10:11:44 AM

Aug20

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

THE JACOBS LIBRARY IS OPEN. CHECK IN WITH THE OFFICE. FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES POSTED ON THE LIBRARY DOOR. WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU!

Here is the latest in the biweekly online—and increasingly—in-person things to do. This is only the tip of the virtual iceberg.

Looking for a place to go before...Read more...

Register now for this week: Outdoor Shabbat Katan & Preschool Play Date

08/18/2020 09:59:01 AM

Aug18

​​​​​​​Dear Families,
 
Two exciting outdoor events coming up this week. Registration closes soon!

SHABBAT KATAN
On August 22nd and Read more...

Upcoming: Outdoor Shabbat Katan & Preschool Play Date

08/11/2020 02:01:55 PM

Aug11

​​​​​​​Dear Families,
 
Two exciting outdoor events coming up!

SHABBAT KATAN
On August 22nd and 29th we will run Shabbat Katan in thRead more...

Oheb Reopening Guidelines: 8/6/20

08/06/2020 03:48:45 PM

Aug6

Linda Griffler, Executive Director

As New Jersey businesses slowly begin to reopen, we are pleased to say that the Oheb staff is dipping our toe in the "reopening water," as well.

What does this mean?

Beginning Monday, August 10th, staff members will be in the Oheb Shalom office Mondays through Fridays from 9am - 2pm each week.

Need to come into the building? Here is the mandatory protocol we are using to maintain everyone's...Read more...

More things to do

08/06/2020 12:08:05 PM

Aug6

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

There are so many things to do these days that there’s no excuse to be bored. Organizations, educational institutions at every level, entertainment venues and cultural groups have all risen to the occasion. They do not want to be forgotten.

Granted , most are not face to face. But in these days, we must rely on our imaginations. Perhaps get together with trusted family or friends to share some of these...Read more...

Things to do

07/23/2020 10:43:33 AM

Jul23

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

The library can be a treasure trove of information and entertainment, whimsical and useful, frivolous and serious.

I’d like to share with you a variety of items to help you fill any extra time you or your family might have.

Looking for things to do with kids?  NJkidsonline.com will help you out.

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look back to go forward

07/07/2020 09:55:03 AM

Jul7

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

We have just marked the 244th anniversary of independence for the United States. At this time soul searching might be in order.

The following books are available at the Jacobs Library or most public libraries.

NONFICTION

Brian                        The elected and the chosen: why...Read more...

Annual meeting video 5780

06/30/2020 10:53:32 AM

Jun30

Pride Shabbat 2020

06/22/2020 10:57:48 AM

Jun22

a special month to celebrate us

05/14/2020 11:03:09 AM

May14

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

By proclamation, May is Jewish American Heritage Month. While it does not get the attention that Black History Month or Hispanic Heritage  Month gets, we can make it important in our lives.

It is amazing how many programs are available while we...Read more...

#OHEBCONNECT: OLIVE OIL CHOCOLATE CAKE

05/13/2020 11:00:30 AM

May13

Liz Kubany

dvar torah - 5/9/20

05/08/2020 10:56:02 AM

May8

Rabbi Mark Cooper

#OhebConnect: Genius Cookies

05/07/2020 10:56:54 AM

May7

Ellen Weinstock

quick to make, good to eat

05/06/2020 12:34:14 PM

May6

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

During these trying days, some of us have more time on our hands for kitchen duties; while others, challenged by new ways of working, have less.

But we all have to feed ourselves and our families, and, in times of stress,  food seems to become...Read more...

dvar torah - 5/2/20

04/30/2020 05:33:56 PM

Apr30

Rabbi Mark Cooper

libraries save lives

04/23/2020 02:42:51 PM

Apr23

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

"When in doubt, go to the library." 
—Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

It's National Library Week and this year’s theme is “Find your place at the library.”  While library buildings are closed, many...Read more...

shabbat shalom from rabbi cooper

04/23/2020 02:10:15 PM

Apr23

Rabbi Mark Cooper

Tue, December 1 2020 15 Kislev 5781