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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 Spirituality
Visit our online chapel for prayer and learning every Sunday to Friday from 9:00-9:20 AM (beginning Thursday, March 19). Share highlights from the weekday service, including prayers for healing and mourners’ kaddish. Led by Rabbi Cooper or Cantor Lippitz.
Click here to connect to our YouTube channel. All sessions will be recorded and can be found on Oheb's YouTube channel. Be sure to hit "Subscribe".
Kabbalat Shabbat Live Online!
Join us for a 30-minute Shabbat service on Fridays at 6:00 PM. Rabbi Cooper or Cantor Lippitz will lead us in a musical service similar to our successful First Friday program, including prayers for healing and mourners’ kaddish.
Click here to connect to our YouTube channel. All sessions will be recorded and can be found on our YouTube channel.
Click here to download the First Friday prayer book. (PDF)
Bring Shabbat to an end with Havdalah at 8:00 PM led by Rabbi Cooper. Use your own kiddush cup, spice box and candle if you have them.
Click here to connect to our YouTube channel.
Zeman Religious School
Zeman School students will continue growing in Jewish life and learning through a variety of virtual classes and experiences as well as at home projects and learning. Gavin Hirsch, our Director of Education, will soon be in touch with Zeman families. If you have questions, please contact Gavin at

Mickey Fried Preschool
Our Mickey Fried Preschool students will continue to learn and grow under the direction of Sloane Goldstein and our remarkable staff of teachers. Teachers are available during school hours to chat via phone, Zoom, or FaceTime with students and their families. Students are participating in projects at home and sharing pictures with their classmates! Sloane will soon be in touch with preschool families with more information and at-home activities. If you have questions for Sloane, please contact her at
Support for Our Members
We want to do everything possible to ensure that the needs of our members are met during this challenging time. As always, Rabbi Cooper and Cantor Lippitz are available to listen and help you through a difficult time. Here is how to reach them:
Rabbi Cooper:
Cell: 973-464-3999
Cantor Lippitz:
Cell: 973-951-3191
If you, or someone you know, are in need of support, please click here to contact our Administrative Assistant, Johanna Kluger.
If you are willing to help a vulnerable member by shopping and delivering supplies (up to the front door) or making phone calls, please click here to register as a volunteer. Someone from our Connections Program will then contact you on how to help.
Oheb Shalom has always been a place where people feel embraced by our community and where everyone feels the warmth and love of our family. We won’t let the current crisis stop us. We welcome you to share in communal worship, in conversation, and in the important and sacred task of giving each other support.
We will continue to provide updates in the coming days.

KEVIN KATZ, President
LINDA GRIFFLER, Executive Director

Tue, December 1 2020 15 Kislev 5781