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03/27/2020 12:12:53 PM


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 those unable to get out, please sign up here.


Virtual Services


Join us for a Morning Minyan service on Zoom

Sundays - 9:00 AM

Monday through Friday - 8:00 AM (Sunday through Friday)
(check your email for ZOOM link)

Livestreams on YouTube

Visit the Oheb Shalom YouTube Channel for live services (and previous recordings).

  • Kabbalat Shabbat Live at 6:00 PM (Fridays)
  • Havdalah at 8:00 PM (Saturdays)

You can always check the Oheb Shalom blog for all updated communications.


More Fun

I have some more websites and activities to help pass the time until this virus (plague) “Passes-Over”!

The Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center is offering a few online courses for free:
• Course on the book of Song of Songs with Bex Stern-Rosenblatt

• Premium Online Course with Dr. Joshua Kulp
• “Redemption and the Midnight Harpist: What Happened When on the Eve of the Exodus” with award winning author Ilana Kurshan

You can now binge-watch every episode of The French Chef with Julia Child.

The great Patti LuPone gave Twitter a tour of her basement.

Broadway stars like Kristin Chenoweth and Sutton Foster appear nightly on's Live At Five.

The Actor's Fund is broadcasting live twice a day with Stars in the House. Coming up this week: Matt Bomer, Tina Fey and Jason Alexander. 

If you missed Rosie O'Donnell's one night talk-show benefit from her house. (with lots of guests, including Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick!)

Are your kids watching a lot of YouTube these days? Here are 10 Best Educational YouTube Channels for Kids.

Audible has made hundreds of audiobooks for kids free to help parents keep kids entertained.

Learn a new language for free with Duolingo

Browse hundreds of TED-Ed Animations and TED Talks designed to spark your child’s curiosity. You'll also find thousands of other video-based lessons organized by age-level and subject. put together a list of the 100 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now.

How to Exercise From Home During Self-Isolation (and why it's so important).

Who says teens don't read? 12 Great Young Adult eBooks from the Maplewood Library and How to Get Them.

Many new movies are being released On Demand as theaters remain closed.

Many local restaurants offer delivery! Support them through food-delivery apps like Uber Eats or DoorDash. (And if you need a wine or beer delivery, there's aways the Drizly app!)

Let's continue to practice social connecting, physical distancing, and spiritual closeness.

Shabbat Shalom,
Linda Griffler
Executive Director

Fri, January 28 2022 26 Shevat 5782