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everything purim

02/18/2021 12:21:12 PM


Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

Jewish Live aggregates websites from many areas of Jewish interest. In addition, Jewish Live produces some of its own content. Follow this link for The Megillah Project created with the cooperation of several Jewish websites.

We think of hamentaschen as a...

Sources to Educate, Elevate & Entertain

02/10/2021 11:43:19 AM


Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

While Tu B’Shevat is behind us, we should always be aware of our natural surroundings, their blessings and their challenges. Dayenu: a Jewish call to climate action is a “movement of American Jews confronting the climate crisis with...Read more...

Behind our members: elizabeth kubany

02/03/2021 02:08:28 PM


Welcome to Behind Our Members: a new feature that will give you a deeper look at some of the Oheb members you know and love.

What led you to the profession you are in? Was it always a passion, or something that naturally...Read more...

it's soup month

01/27/2021 10:17:15 AM


Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

January should be called Soup Month—in fact, it is. Along with baths, birds and hugs, soup is celebrated in January although it’s perfect any month of the year. Just ask Maurice Sendak, whose slim book  Chicken Soup with Rice celebrates...Read more...

infamy at wannsee

01/20/2021 02:08:43 PM


Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

Today,  January 21, marks the 69th anniversary of the Wannsee Conference. Wannsee was a small suburban area of Berlin known for its two lakes and forests. Many members  of royalty had built castles in the area and, in more modern times, prominent wealthy Berliners built mansions.

A prominent recreational area, several events from the 1936 Olympics were held in its woods  and on its golf course.


Online events to entertain, educate & Nourish

01/13/2021 02:59:01 PM


Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

Mondays @ 1 p.m.
Return to Torah Hosted By: Judaism Unbound
This weekly class is an opportunity to learn from Richard Elliott Friedman, author of the bestselling, most-assigned book on the Bible, Who Wrote the Bible?
Our new knowledge of Torah in this extraordinary generation, thanks to archeology and new understandings in almost every area of the Bible, can be a comfort in this moment – and for  long into the...Read more...

Celebrate hebrew

01/06/2021 10:39:42 AM


Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the father of modern Hebrew, was born on January 7, 1858 in what is now Belarus. Like many Jewish boys of his time, he was raised to be a rabbi and scholar of traditional Jewish texts. However, he was exposed to the...Read more...

As the year ends...

12/23/2020 10:21:49 PM


Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

Don’t forget to sign up for A Very Jewish Christmas Eve, (also called Nittel Nacht a night  of discussion, a Chinese cooking demo, trivia, and comedy. Unfortunately, you’ll have to...Read more...

more hanukkah and beyond

12/17/2020 10:21:41 AM


Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

Hanukkah is almost over, but there’s lots more Jewish fun and learning left for 2020.

If you need some family fun for the last night of Hanukkah, here’s an online game:...Read more...

Everything hanukkah

12/09/2020 11:12:05 AM


Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

It’s finally here, Hanukkah- a bright spot on the calendar with the flickering candles, the shiny gelt, and the glistening oil for the latkes.

This year, of course, is different. We won’t be sharing as we usually do, but there are lots of things to see and do if...Read more...

Thanksgiving Facts, Fiction and Other Stuff

11/24/2020 02:33:07 PM


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 more...

Read, Learn, Enjoy

11/12/2020 10:31:58 AM


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


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


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.


Outdoor Shabbat Katan this Saturday

10/14/2020 04:27:40 PM


​​​​​​​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


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.


Outdoor Simchat Torah Katan this Saturday

10/07/2020 10:28:57 AM


​​​​​​​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


​​​​​​​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


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


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.


Even more things to do

09/03/2020 11:27:01 AM


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...

The jacobs library is open

08/27/2020 12:32:33 PM


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,...

Register now for Outdoor Shabbat Katan on 8/29

08/25/2020 04:25:53 PM


​​​​​​​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


Aileen Grossberg, Librarian


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...

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

08/18/2020 09:59:01 AM


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

On August 22nd and

Upcoming: Outdoor Shabbat Katan & Preschool Play Date

08/11/2020 02:01:55 PM


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

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


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


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


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? will help you out.


look back to go forward

07/07/2020 09:55:03 AM


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.


Brian                        The elected and the chosen: why...

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