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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

Passover: From soup to...

04/07/2020 01:08:53 PM

Apr7

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

Hi, all,

You know me as the Oheb Shalom librarian. But, I also wear a chef’s hat at my synagogue where I am in charge of our weekly kiddush lunches and write an eclectic food/recipe column.

I hope you enjoy these recipes and future ones, too.

Passover is just around the corner. This year, of course, the question of “why is this night different from all other...Read more...

Passover 5780

03/30/2020 03:07:13 PM

Mar30

Rabbi Mark Cooper

Dear Friends,
 
Ma Nishtana Ha-Laila Ha-Zeh Mi Kol Ha-Leilot… How is this night different from all other nights? 

This year, that question has an obvious answer. The outbreak of a lethal virus, which requires us to be physically distant from one another to stop its spread and save lives, means this Passover will be different from any we have celebrated in the past. Let us accept the challenge...Read more...

checking in...

03/27/2020 12:12:53 PM

Mar27

Linda Griffler, Executive Director

Dear Oheb Family:

Greetings from my home office in West Orange. Wherever you are, I am sending you good health, patience, resilience, and hope.

Oheb will remain closed until the shelter-in-place order issued by Governor Murphy has been deemed safe to lift. In the meantime, let's all do our part to keep ourselves safe. 

Reminder: if you are willing to help make phone calls to vulnerable congregants or shop for...Read more...

Passover in the age of zoom

03/26/2020 10:40:37 AM

Mar26

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

Being cooped up at home can either be a curse or a blessing. I do miss my routine which gives purpose and markers to my days. However, the extra unscheduled times has allowed me to catch up on reading (I recommend The Convert by Hermans), organize my Rolodex (I can’t give it up), and think about cleaning the closets. More importantly, it has given me the opportunity to participate in some thoughtful webinars and online...Read more...

Zeman At Home - 3/25

03/25/2020 07:33:59 PM

Mar25

Gavin Hirsch, Education Director

Dear Parents,

What a week it has been! Since introducing Zeman @ Home last week our teachers have held 54 small group classes over a medium that some had never used until this began. I want to take a moment to applaud how quickly they have adapted and recognize them for their dedication and hard work!

We have learned a lot about the best way to approach Zoom classes (as I'm sure all of you have!) and we will only be...Read more...

welcome to zoominyan

03/25/2020 05:37:37 PM

Mar25

Rabbi Mark Cooper

Dear Oheb Shalom Family,

We are living through a challenging and uncertain time.  Many of you have told me that communal prayer feels more necessary now than ever before. 

While we are following guidelines for social distancing and isolating at home, we still want to see one another.  Sharing a minyan service on ZOOM, an online video platform, will...Read more...

songs for kids!

03/25/2020 12:12:30 PM

Mar25

Cantor Lippitz

I've recorded a few videos with songs for kids. I hope you enjoy them!

Shabbat is Here

When Israel was in Egypt Land

Pesach Songs: Bang Bang Bang and Frog Song

Dayenu

Ma Nishtana - The Four Questions

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daily dose of spirituality - 3/25

03/25/2020 12:11:13 PM

Mar25

Cantor Lippitz

Did you miss this morning's Daily Dose of Spirituality on YouTube?

Watch it here --> https://youtu.be/Y1JvqVSxEl4

Don't forget to hit "SUBSCRIBE" on our YouTube page to get notifications on our videos.

Read more...

daily dose of spirituality - 3/24

03/24/2020 11:52:49 AM

Mar24

Rabbi Mark Cooper

Did you miss this morning's Daily Dose of Spirituality on YouTube?

Watch it here --> https://youtu.be/odn8SlTYkAc

Don't forget to hit "SUBSCRIBE" on our YouTube page to get notifications on our videos.

Read more...

Daily dose of spirituality - 3/23

03/23/2020 11:51:04 AM

Mar23

Cantor Lippitz

Did you miss this morning's Daily Dose of Spirituality on YouTube?

Watch it here --> https://youtu.be/Skz01c7JHp0

Don't forget to hit "SUBSCRIBE" on our YouTube page to get notifications on our videos.

Read more...

Daily dose of spirituality - 3/22

03/22/2020 11:49:14 AM

Mar22

Rabbi Mark Cooper

Did you miss this morning's Daily Dose of Spirituality on YouTube?

Watch it here --> https://youtu.be/iO3-mKlFYJk​​​​​​​

Don't forget to hit "SUBSCRIBE" on our YouTube page to get notifications on our videos.

Read more...

Havdalah - 3/21

03/21/2020 11:47:00 PM

Mar21

Rabbi Mark Cooper

Did you miss tonight's KABBALAT SHABBAT LIVE on YouTube?

Watch it here --> https://youtu.be/q7OPkxtrg10

Don't forget to hit "SUBSCRIBE" on our YouTube page to get notifications on our videos.

Read more...

KABBALAT SHABBAT LIVE - 3/20

03/20/2020 06:05:17 PM

Mar20

Rabbi Mark Cooper

Did you miss tonight's KABBALAT SHABBAT LIVE on YouTube?

Watch it here --> https://youtu.be/q7OPkxtrg10

Don't forget to hit "SUBSCRIBE" on our YouTube page to get notifications on our videos.

Read more...

story time live!

03/19/2020 11:10:05 AM

Mar19

Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

Books are an important part of our kids’ school—and hopefully home—lives. What do we do when we’ve read all the books in our houses a thousand and one times, don’t...Read more...

daily dose of spirituality: Thurs. 3/19

03/19/2020 11:03:58 AM

Mar19

Cantor Lippitz

Did you miss today's Daily Dose of Spirituality on YouTube? Watch it here -->

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6oB3gqiYD0

Part 2: https://youtu.be/9erO0BhufBM

Don't forget to hit "SUBSCRIBE" on our YouTube page to get notifications on our videos!

Read more...

zeman @ home

03/18/2020 07:26:15 PM

Mar18

Gavin Hirsch, Education Director

Dear Parents,

I hope this email finds you and yours well—both physically, emotionally, and mentally. Please know that if you need anything, even a listening ear, I am here as is your Oheb Shalom clergy.

I am happy to introduce Zeman @ Home! (Naming credit to Beth Hendler!)

The entire Zeman staff will be thinking of creative ways to engage your children over the next few weeks.  Here's what we have so...Read more...

Don't Worry . . . We've got you

03/18/2020 05:59:51 PM

Mar18

Linda Griffler, Executive Director

Dear Oheb Family,

Hope everyone is able to safely remain home and doing their part to stay healthy and to "flatten the curve." While Oheb activity has changed in venue (becoming "virtual"), our office operations continue.

If you call Oheb Shalom, someone will answer your call (although you may need to leave a message—but we will call you back!) If you email the staff, we will reply as usual Our emails will not only...Read more...

stay connected to oheb and each other

03/17/2020 05:06:08 PM

Mar17

Rabbi Mark Cooper

Let's look out for each other.

Dear Oheb Shalom Family,

The closing of our building and suspension of our religious services and programs need not prevent us from connecting with each other. Here’s how we can come together as a community:
 
A Daily Dose of...Read more...

Important Update on COVID-19 Response for the Entire Oheb Shalom Community

03/13/2020 02:29:05 PM

Mar13

Kevin Katz, President

Dear Oheb Community:

Earlier today the Executive Committee decided, out of an abundance of caution and a desire to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, to close the building for the next fourteen days.

Effective today at 5:00 PM, Oheb Shalom will be closed until March 28, 2020. During the next two weeks, the officers and senior staff...Read more...

important: oheb shalom coronavirus update

03/12/2020 12:40:47 PM

Mar12

Dear Oheb Community:

We hope this email finds you and your loved ones safe as the Coronavirus has officially been categorized as a global pandemic.

We write this with heavy hearts, knowing that Oheb Shalom is both a spiritual and social home for so many. But your safety, and the safety of others, is our first priority. 

Please be advised that all March programming has been suspended as of...Read more...

concerned about coronavirus?

03/09/2020 12:40:08 PM

Mar9

We continue to stay in touch with the NJ Department of Health as well as the CDC guidelines. Our building continues to be rigorously cleaned and disinfected.

Please do your part by following the steps below:

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Protecting our congregation and community from coronavirus (COVid-19)

03/05/2020 12:37:13 PM

Mar5

With confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) now appearing in the U.S., many are feeling uneasy or even scared. Oheb is utilizing the same "upgraded cleaning procedures" of every flu season, which includes intensive cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces/materials throughout the building.

However, the best way to prepare yourself is with information about health and best practices to...Read more...

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