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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

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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