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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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...

In praise of women

02/27/2020 10:23:14 AM

Feb27

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

Feb5

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...Read more...

Timely reading

01/22/2020 02:38:47 PM

Jan22

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...Read more...

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

10/24/2019 11:54:01 AM

Oct24

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.

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Presentation: Spy Wars

05/15/2019 02:12:51 PM

May15

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

Apr25

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

Jan8

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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