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03/18/2020 05:59:51 PM


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


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...

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

03/13/2020 02:29:05 PM


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


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


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:


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

03/05/2020 12:37:13 PM


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...

In praise of women

02/27/2020 10:23:14 AM


Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

Purim is but days away. Central to the story, of course, is the beautiful, young Jewish woman Esther. She uses both her beauty and her wits to outsmart the villainous Haman and save her people.

Jewish history is filled with strong, smart, heroic women, often unsung.

As a tribute to Esther and the March, Women’s History Month, here is a short selection of books -fiction and non-fiction- featuring Jewish women who used their...Read more...

Tu B'Shevat is here

02/05/2020 01:54:33 PM


Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

On the 15 of Shevat, corresponding to the 10th of February, we will be celebrating Tu B’Shevat, the New Year of the Trees.

Customarily, certain grains and fruits mentioned in the following quote from the Torah are eaten:

“For...

Timely reading

01/22/2020 02:38:47 PM


Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

In 2005, the United Nations passed a resolution urging every member of the U.N. to “honor the memory of Holocaust victims” by encouraging the development of educational programs.

The goal is through education to prevent future...

Knowledge, Pride & Partnership: The keys to combating anti-semitism and Hate

10/24/2019 11:54:01 AM


Rabbi Mark Cooper

I grew up in Los Angeles, a city of perennial sunshine and smog.  I didn’t see snowfall until the year I spent in Jerusalem in rabbinical school.  I received an outstanding Jewish education and a wonderful experience at my hometown synagogue in the San Fernando Valley.  There I learned to love Judaism, became a proficient service leader and Torah reader, and soaked up every minute of Religious School.


Presentation: Spy Wars

05/15/2019 02:12:51 PM


Lifelong Learning

SPY WARS: Revealing new color to Mossad, CIA, Shin Bet & other spy agency stories

How have the elite Mossad, CIA, and Shin Bet spy agencies changed and where are they going next?  This is a chance to hear wild new details and stories, some of which will be revealed for the first time.

Yonah Jeremy Bob lectures on foreign affairs and is the Jerusalem Post Intelligence, Terrorism and Legal Analyst.  Speaking in the US, Canada, and Israel since 2000, he covers diplomacy, security, the Mossad, war crimes and BDS, cyber warfare, and politics.  He was an IDF lawyer and worked for multiple ministries.  Yonah has provided analysis to CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, the Washington Post, and Sky News.


Barcelona Magic

04/25/2019 12:07:46 PM


Aileen Grossberg, Librarian

There’s a Jewish proverb that says "No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell." You never know what surprises you’ll find when you travel and where your feet will lead you.

My daughters and I spent a few days in Barcelona, Spain at the beginning of April. We planned to see the usual sites: a walk along La Rambla, tour Gaudi’s famed Sagrada Familia… and Park Guehl, the...Read more...

How To Help Your Children Thrive

01/08/2019 11:35:40 AM


Gavin Hirsch, Education Director

Why do you send your children to the Zeman School? Please don't misunderstand, I am happy that you do! But I have found that sometimes parents don't always have an answer to that question, at least not one that they find truly satisfying.

Let me offer one that may resonate with you: you send your child to get a Jewish education because you believe, somewhere deep in your soul, that doing so will help them thrive. That being...Read more...

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