Or Chadash Newsletter 
April 2014
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Kup o' Joe
In Our Community
Thank you from our Emeritus
Jewish Family Services
Rabbi's Message
President's Message
Cantor's Message
Educator's Message
What You Might Have Missed
Purim 2014
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Shabbat Service Schedule

Shabbat Window 
April 4: 7:30PM Shabbat Services-Torah Study: The Hagaddah and Exodus Story - Why do we keep telling this story?
April 11: 7:00PM Sabbat Family
Services with 6th grade-Israel
April 12: 10:00AM Shabbat Services and Jazzy Parliyan becomes a Bat Mitzvah
April 18: 7:00PM Shabbat Experience
April 25: 7:30PM Shabbat Services & Yom HaShoah observance
May 3: 10:00AM Shabbat Services and Mitch Sarinick becomes a Bar Mitzvah.
Kup O' Joe

Caffeinated Conversations
....with Rabbi Forman. 


Join Rabbi Forman on selected Sunday mornings at 9AM for a lively conversation on a wide variety of topics: US and Israel politics, theology, Jewish practice, sacred texts and more. 

Feel free to suggest a topic for a future gathering.

Coffee and refreshments always served.

9AM on Sundays
April 13
May 4

*Kup is Yiddush for Head/Mind

In Our Community

Refuah Sh'leima (Get well) to... 
Eileen Berkelhammer
Susan Blaicher  
Fred Bernstein 
Millie Albert
Estelle Breines
Jim Schettino
Bill Willey
Condolences to
...Faith Fuhrman and Ben Atkinson on the death of Faith's father, Donald Leigh Corey
In order to help us be a more caring community, please share your lifecycle events with Rabbi Forman
Feel free to click on a hyperlink to send a note and let someone know you are thinking about them.

yahrzeit photo

Upcoming Yahrzeits 

May the memories of the following individuals be for a blessing:  


April 4

Maude Albert

grandmother of Steve Albert

Norman Halper

father of Ruby Halper-Erkkila

Albert Sperber

father of Eileen Berkelhammer


April 11

Katherine Crawford

mother-in-law of Ruth Crawford

Richard Landman

father of Michele Korfin

Sarah H. Levin

mother of Ellen Pytlar

Bernice Sherman

mother of Louis Speizer

Stanford Bernard Speizer

father of Louis Speizer

Sadie Sperber

mother of Eileen Berkelhammer


April 18

Ralph Amodio

uncle of Leslie Hann

Edwin Loewy

father of Susan Ingram

grandfather of Andrea Harvey

Joseph Sacks

grandfather of Jodi Brodsky

Helen Topf

mother of Alice Schwade

Evelyn Zwerling

mother of Eric Zwerling


April 25

Doris Lerman

loved one of Isabel Mahalick

Ruth Moutner

aunt of David Moutner

Sheldon Rotter

father of Naomi Zwerling

Sidney Stein

grandfather of Stephanie Kassanoff

Sheldon Weinick

father of Ross Weinick

Rose Weinstein

loved one of Isabel Mahalick 


May 5

David Abrams

father of Larry Abrams

Esther Adelman

grandmother of Laura Senator

Louis Brodsky

grandfather of Gary Brodsky

Lillian Golden

grandmother of Beth Golden

Robert Hann

father of Chris Hann

Kate Hirsch

great-grandmother of Betsy Zalaznick

Ellen Sabio

mother of Steven Albrecht

Deborah Schwartz

loved one of Shelly Weller

Thank You from Our Emeritus Rabbi Steinbrink
Dear Or Chadash Members:

As usual, your Purim gifts are a harbinger of Spring, coming as they do after so much snow, ice, and cold. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and thank you.

With best wishes for a sweet Pesach,

Rabbi Richard and Diane Steinbrink


Thanks to all who contributed to our Mishloach Manot Purim fundraiser

Larry & Beatrice Abrams

Steve & Susan Albert 

Steven & Susan Albrecht

Neil & Nancy Altshuler

Ben Atkinson & Faith Fuhrman

Ken Becker & Sharon Bobnar-Becker

Alan & Sheila Beckman

Paul Beers

Adam & Audrey Belkin

Paul & Elyse Belkin

Jeff & Christine Berg

Kurt & Susan Blaicher

Tim & Miriam Blanke

Ray Blumfeld & Audrey Hackel

Jon & Lori Blutfield

Ira & Estelle Breines

Scott & Maryann Breslow

Gary & Jodi Brodsky

Carl Christensen & Deborah Beer-Christensen

Brian & Carol Coriell

George Eckelmann & Jane Engel

Craig Erkkila & Ruby Halper-Erkkila

Brian & Stephanie Fletcher

Rabbi Joseph M. Forman

Phillip & Carrie Freed

John & Maria Gendelman

Harvey Gold

Robert & Juli Goldstein

John Graybeal & Laura Senator

Steve & Sage Grumbach

Chris & Leslie Hann

Phillip & Andrea Harvey

Alan Hecht & Maria Jose De La Hoz

Evelyn Hersch

Mark & Jessica Hodkinson

Pierce & Stacey Hubbard

Susan Ingram

John Langer & Annette Ivry

Gerald Jones & Karen Tovi-Jones

Craig & Sudha Kantor

Estelle Katcher

Andy & Michele Korfin

Jack Kurlansik

Robert & Susan Lazar

Perry & Cindy Lehrer

Barry & Alison Levine

Robert & Shirl Levy

David & Robin Lewy

Elizabeth Lewy

Jim & Mary Clare Lewy

Edward & Cheryl Lifshitz

Darren & Elizabeth Loew

Matthew & Amy MacIsaac

David & Isabel Mahalick

Alan Marrus

Vadik & Kate Metelitsa

David Moscowitz & Courtney Boyd-Moscowitz

David & Katherine Moutner

David & Rita Orlans

Stuart Oxenhorn & Robin Schutz

Nisim & Alexa Parliyan

Darren & Yulia Pincus

Stephen & Diana Propper

Ellen Pytlar

David & Randi Roberts

Jeffrey & Ellen Rosen

Rick & Jill Rosenthal

Joseph & Carolyn Sansevere

John & Toby Sarinick

Don & Sara Schenker

Aaron Schwartz

David & Allison Shreiber

Stephen Sinoway & Beth Golden

Victor Sloan & Sandra Gong

Louis & Caryn Speizer

Andrew & Jane Stein

Mike & Lisa Tauscher

Chris & Melissa Tiber

Marc & Caryn Tomljanovich

David & Kimberly Turner

Edward Tyler & Renee Trambert

Glenn & Eve Wasserman

Paul & Meredith Weil

Paul & Andrea Weinberg

Paul & Maureen Weiner

Ross & Susan Weinick

Gary & Debbie Weiss

Richard Willey & Meridith Sigel-Willey

Mark & Kristina Witzling

Bruce & Betsy Zalaznick

Donna Zubek

Eric & Naomi Zwerling

25th Anniversary

Victor Sloan & Sandra Gong

Chesed Caring Fund

Lisa Berkelhammer

Ken & Cindy Stoter: In Memory Of Simmy Horowitz


Educational Enrichment Fund

Darren & Elizabeth Loew: In Memory Of David Myeroff

Darren & Elizabeth Loew: Thanks to Betsy Zalaznick In Honor Of Sarah's Bat Mitzvah

Darren & Elizabeth Loew: Thanks to Liz Tracey In Honor Of Sarah's Bat Mitzvah

Bruce & Betsy Zalaznick: In Memory Of David C. Myeroff

Bruce & Betsy Zalaznick: In Memory Of Donald Leigh Corey

Bruce & Betsy Zalaznick: In Honor Of the birth of Sierra Ruth Pincus

Bruce & Betsy Zalaznick: In Memory Of Albert Goldstein

Bruce & Betsy Zalaznick: In Memory Of Barbara VanDeventer


General Contribution

Steven Garfield
Nelson and Beverly Kornstein


G.  Kulp Music Fund

Adam & Audrey Belkin: In Memory Of Joseph Grooper

Darren & Elizabeth Loew: Thanks to Kathy Gohr In Honor Of Sarah's Bat Mitzvah


Oneg Fund

Don & Sarah Schenker: Oneg


Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

Allen & Salena Kern: Eric Erkkila Project

Darren & Elizabeth Loew: Thanks to Rabbi Forman In Honor Of Sarah's Bat Mitzvah

Scrip News

Since Or Chadash joined the scrip program in January, we have had 20 families sign up, and those families' orders for this three-month period have earned Or Chadash $644.65!  Thank you!

We are off to a great start, but we need you to participate, too!  The potential for easy earnings for Or Chadash is huge.  Come give it a try!

Click here for the scrip FAQs sheet, and you'll be on your way to making a great contribution to your temple!

Any questions, contact Christine Berg at cberg3@comcast.net.  Thank you!

We would like to thank these families for joining the Scrip program and earning the Congregation some easy money:


Steven & Susan Albrecht

Jeff & Christine Berg

Rabbi Joseph Forman

Chris & Leslie Hann

George Eckelmann & Jane Engel

Nisim & Alexa Parliyan

Marc & Caryn Tomljanovich

Gerald Jones & Karen Tovi-Jones

Glenn & Eve Wasserman

Gary & Debbie Weiss

Bruce & Betsy Zalaznick



Jewish Family Services

Jewish Family Services 

JFS is a non-profit, non-sectarian social service agency whose mission is to preserve and strengthen the quality of individual, family and community life based on Jewish values. We provide our services to a diverse socio-economic client population that includes individuals, children, young adults, families and the elderly.

 Click here for information on additional services.  


Meals On Wheels 
Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers in our area. Serve your homebound senior neighbors a hot noontime meal. The commitment to drive is only once a month. It will take only an hour or two once a month to get that good feeling of giving. Call our office at (908)284-0735 to offer your time or for more information (and/or check out our website at mowih.org). Help us, help others. Many thanks. 
Rabbi's Message

The Australian poet and writer (and, surprisingly, economics professor) David Curzon has written several collections of modern poems on Biblical themes. As we approach the Passover holiday and consider the enduring impact our story of the Exodus has had on countless generations, it is fitting that we remember as well the Mitzvah found in the Hagaddah: It is incumbent upon each of us to rise from the Seder table having experienced a sense of redemption from Egyptian bondage in our own day. 
Redemption has indeed come to the Jewish community in many subsequent generations. And the story has resonated within American history during slavery and the Civil Rights movement, and within communities across the globe as peoples have fought for freedom. 
Ironically, it is the Egyptians of today who are fighting for that treasured freedom. Here is Curzon's poem At The Sea of Reeds. He reminds us that miracles are still happening whenever we achieve what seems impossible. May your Passover be filled with miracles and may you each be redeemed from the tyranny of whatever enslaves you. 
At The Sea of Reeds - David Curzon 
It is said: 
In each generation we exodus from Egypt,
reach the Sea of Reeds, look back in fear, 
and protest to whoever led us there: 
Why bring us to this desert just to die! 
We'll kill ourselves by drowning in the sea! 
We'll return to slavery and escape annihilation! We'll fight the forces of enslavement unaided! We'll shout, frighten them with noise! 
But that generation - so goes another midrash - stopped their complaint against circumstance and entered those waters up to their toes, 
up to their ankles, up to their knees 
up to their lips, up to their nostrils, 
and only then did the miracle occur. 
Chag Pesach Sameach v'Shalom,  

Rabbi Joseph M. Forman

President's Message

This morning, there was finally the slightest hint of spring in the air when I went outside to head to work. The snow piles are finally gone, the page has turned to April, and the kids are counting down the weeks until school ends. I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine. 

On the Jewish calendar, it means that suddenly (at least it feels sudden to me) Passover is just around the corner. As a kid, Passover meant the chance to eat all those foods that we only pulled out once a year and revel in my family coming together. My sister and I turned charoset making into our own yearly tradition that, as we got older involved more wine and fewer apples. When we moved into our own homes and weren't always together on Passover, the charoset was good but never tasted quite the same.

Our seder table was never small. My mom had the habit of inviting "orphans" as we called them; friends, neighbors and coworkers with no close by family who were always welcomed at our table. They joined in the tradition, and chaos, of our somewhat rowdy seders. My dad tried to maintain order (after all isn't that what a seder is all about?) and inject some learning with his self-named "Matzah Moments." We made it through the entire thing every year, and, as our families grew to include spouses, kids and new friends, our traditions endured. We still act out the plagues (rubber frogs anyone?), joke about the quality of the Manischevitz wine, sing in our off key voices and finish with a hearty "Next Year in Jerusalem." It is an exhausting and exhilarating holiday.

Whatever your traditions are, I hope you have the opportunity to embrace the spring and the opportunities for fresh starts and new beginnings. Join us at our congregational seder and mark your calendar for Mitzvah Day; an Or Chadash tradition that is a great way to come together as a community and really make a difference.

If you haven't already, sign up for Scrip. It is a great, low effort way to raise money for Or Chadash. If you grocery shop, put gas in your car, eat out or go to the movies, there is a scrip retailer for you! Our scrip coordinator, Christine Berg, will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

I hope to see many of you at our congregational Passover seder; I'll bring the frogs. Happy Spring! 


Shalom! Caryn

Cantor's Message

I'm sure that I am not the only one who is 

Kathy Gohr

more thaready for Spring to finally arrive! I recently had the opportunity to spend three days in Miami and was less than thrilled to return home to a dusting of snow on the ground.


I was in Florida attending a conference sponsored by an organization called "Kavod v'nichum," which means "honor and comfort." This organization provides education, networking and training for Chevrah Kadisha communities around the world. The Chevrah Kadisha, or sacred society, is a group of dedicated individuals who prepared Jewish bodies for burial. This tradition, called tahara, has survived for centuries and although the ritual may vary from community to community, the central practice remains the same. The body is gently washed, dressed and placed in the coffin by members of this community. Utmost respect is maintained for the modesty of the deceased as preparations are completed, and as the body is dressed in linen garments emulating the garb of the high priest, specific prayers are recited to assist the soul on its journey into the next world. In some communities the body is also watched over until burial, a practice called shmira. Individuals remain with the deceased around the clock until it is safely placed in the earth.


We speak of this mitzvah on Shabbat when we read," Eilu d'varim she-ein lahem shiur," "These are the things for which there is no fixed measure, whose fruits we enjoy in this world, while the full reward remains in the world to come." This statement is followed by a list of mitzvot, one of which is accompanying the dead for burial. While this can mean many things to many people, this has been historically observed by our community by taking responsibility for the caring of our dead from the time of death to the filling of the grave. As Jews we have never denied death, and the performance of this mitzvah is one of the ways in which we pay our last respects to those who have gone before us. I am honored to serve on the chevrah kadisha in Allentown where I live, blessed to be a part of this holy work. I am somehow comforted by the fact that upon my death there will be others who will provide the same level of care to my remains. 


Some have said that taharah is one of the highest mitzvot that we can perform, since there is no way that the dead can repay us. But I would suggest that the sacred opportunity to accompany them to their final resting place is far more than sufficient.


Betsy's Message
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Happy New Year!

No, this is not a Purim joke.  The Hebrew month of Nisan - in which spring begins - is actually considered the first month of the Jewish calendar. So it is only a bit of a stretch to say that Nisan, which begins this year on April 1, 2014, is equivalent to the secular calendar day of January 1, 2014.  New Years are times for making resolutions and considering what is really important to us.

As you know, this past academic year many of our programs addressed the important yet difficult conversations we have with family members about end of life plans.  Rabbi Forman's Rosh Hashanah morning sermon "Before We Die," Katie Rosman's September book talk, If You Knew Suzy: A Mother, A Daughter, A Reporter's Notebook, and Lee Coopersmith's November discussion about "The Conversation Project" are tools and techniques to encourage a dialogue with our loved ones.    

These are not easy things to do, but they are ever so important. 

Roz Chast's upcoming memoir, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? takes on the story of her aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.

When it came to her elderly mother and father, Roz held to the practices of denial, avoidance, and distraction. But when Elizabeth Chast climbed a ladder to locate an old souvenir from the "crazy closet" - with predictable results - the tools that had served Roz well through her parents' seventies, eighties, and into their early nineties could no longer be deployed. 

While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies - an anxious father who had relied heavily on his wife for stability as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant principal mother whose overbearing personality had sidelined Roz for decades - the themes are universal: adult children accepting a parental role; aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution; dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies; managing logistics; and hiring strangers to provide the most personal care. 

Can We Talk about Something More Pleasant, due to be released in mid-May, will show the full range of Roz Chast's talent as cartoonist and storyteller.  If you cannot wait for the book's release, the March 10, 2014 issue of The New Yorker featured 13 pages of Chast's graphic cartoon/writings. Here is the link to The New Yorker article.
John Koten's recent article in the Wall Street Journal (below) sheds yet another perspective on this issue.  With 100 boxes of his Dad's personal history to sort through, it might take him years to discover if his Dad should be credited with creating the * (star) and the # (hashtag) symbols on the telephone.   How ironic that his Dad, a corporate communications specialist for AT&T chose not to have End of Life discussions with his son.   
Behind Two Symbols on a Telephone Keypad:
John Koten investigates the story behind the hashtag and the star keys on the telephone
Whose idea was it to put the * and the # on the touch tone telephone? It might not be the most urgent issue of our time but it matters a lot to me because I grew up believing that the man responsible for this tiny detail of modern life was my father. I never actually gave the matter much thought until recently, when it fell upon me to write my dad's obituary. He was 84 when he died, yet his passing was a shock because he had almost convinced everyone in my family that he was going to make it to 100 and beyond. In recent years, he had bounced back from both a horrific head-on car crash and a stroke that was severe enough for me to summon the family to his bedside because the end appeared near. Yet, as recently as Dec. 30, my dad was well enough to attend a Chicago Blackhawks game and was ready for another one.
My dad certainly didn't see his own death coming and would be greatly shocked to learn of it if he were still alive. I know it is crazy for any of us to think we can cheat death, but I do not in any way hold it against him. It was just part of who he was. But his refusal to accept mortality would complicate things for the family. My mother, brother, sister and I all would have liked to carry out dad's wishes for a funeral and memorial service, but he never told us what he wanted. He wouldn't discuss the subject.
By some minor miracle, the family was able to convince Dad to secure a burial plot-in part by saying that it would be used by the whole family. Other decisions required pure conjecture. Some were hard (coffin open or closed?). Some were easy. They all seemed to rush by in a blur of unreality. My brother and I picked mahogany for the casket, for example, because wooden sailboats are often made of mahogany, and my father loved sailing. But we didn't agree on everything, and in a time as stressful as one like this can be, even small details can ignite deep feelings.
I suppose it could be argued that funerals are ceremonies for those left behind and so the survivors should be the ones to grapple with the choices. I also suppose that working through some of these issues may be just another part of the mourning process. But I still wish my dad hadn't been so reticent on the topic so we could have been sure to honor him exactly as he would have liked.
I also wished he had left behind a more concise biography than the collection of over 100 boxes of work papers from his AT&T career, from board meetings at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Great Books Foundation, and from more than a dozen other organizations he was part of. I reviewed many documents, and did the best on the obituary that I could. I confirmed that he was at Bell Labs when the touch tone phone was created (without the star or number keys at first), and several phone-system colleagues thought Jack Koten's account of what happened was probably true.
My dad's version was that when Ma Bell decided to add the extra keys, one on each side of the zero, the company's engineers wanted to use the alpha and omega symbols (because the numbers one through zero and the alphabet had already been used up). But my dad, who was a corporate communications specialist and would be charged with writing about the new keys, thought it would be much easier to explain the change to the world if the company chose symbols that were on a typewriter. He said he studied his manual Olympia and picked the star and number-or "hashtag"- keys.
I am quite sure I will never get to the bottom of this story, because I know from my own experience in business that it can be hard to determine the source of an idea 10 minutes into a meeting-let alone 50 years later. There's virtually no information about it online; my dad's life and career all took place in a pre-Internet world, which turned out to be a problem for the obit in general. (An AT&T spokesman said the company isn't sure of the * and #'s provenance.) Of course, the best possible person I could talk the story over with, my dad, is gone.

As we prepare to celebrate the season of new beginnings, as the bulbs emerge from the ground and the trees begin to bud, it is important for all of us to think and prepare for the seasons of our lives and those of our loved ones.

Wishing you and your families a sweet Pesach.

Betsy Zalaznick 
What You Might Have Missed
Temple Tots

The topic for our recent Temple Tots program was Challah! We read a book about Shabbat, decorated Challah covers with the letters Shin, Bet, Tav (Shabbat) and learned how

tbraid challah. Results of our baking activity are pictured below. Our chefs gave a thumbs up to our challah recipe.    

Israeli Dancing

On March 9th, under the terrific guidance of dance instructor Elyse Litt, our Sunday Religious School, along with our amazing teaching assistants and Temple Tots joined in a fun morning learning Israeli dances. A combination of the traditional (hora, mayim) and not so traditional (zumba-like) line dances, plus folk dances combined for an extremely active and exhausting morning.  We will definitely be adding dance as a regular component of our Or Chadash program.






Israeli Soldier

 Amit Shukar, a former soldier in the Israeli army conducted two programs at Or Chadash this month. Our 5th - 7th graders learned a bit about Israel, through the eye of Amit, a former member of the Israeli Army.  Amit led our 8th - 10th graders n a guided discussion using real life (life/death) situations and scenarios.  Here are some photos of the afternoon session.  One activity was designed to build teamwork....finding their shoes!!   


























Becky Blades


Becky Blades, author of

Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone joined our Or Chadash community on Thursday, March 13th for a book reading.  Becky shared the inspiration for her book (her daughters Taylor and Tess) and some or her favorite of the 269 pieces of advice.  Prior to Becky's talk, during dinner with our 8th/9th and 10th graders, Rabbi Forman shared quotes from our tradition on Jewish values relating to family life.     



Purim 2014


Hope you had a ball celebrating Purim 2014. Thank you for making our Purim Project/Mishloach Manot a home run. You helped us hit it out of the park.

We thank you for your support of Or Chadash and its programs.

Rabbi Joseph M. Forman
Betsy Zalaznick, Chairperson
Caryn Tomljanovich, President
The Purim Committee

OCTY - Feed the Need Project
Members of Or Chadash participated in Feed The Need during three different shifts.  

Pictured below are members of  the Thursday, March 27th team.

Bat Mitzvah - Jazzmine Parliyan

Jazzmine Parliyan will become a Bat Mitzvah on April 12, 2014 . She is the daughter of Nisim and Alexa Parliyan, and the older sister of Tali. Currently a 7th Grader at Ethel Hoppock Middle School in Bethlehem Township, her favorite activities include reading, writing, clarinet and making people smile. For her Mitzvah project, she created a scrapbook of kids who were born prematurely and presented it to the Morristown Memorial Hospital Neonatal ICU unit, to help parents who have premature newborns with inspiring stories. She has also created a team, Team Mitzvah, to walk for the March of Dimes at Spruce Run on April 27th. Jazzy's Torah portion is Acherei Mot which is about rituals. She is very excited to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah with her friends and family.

Bar Mitzvah - Mitch Sarinick
Michael Sarinick (Mitch to his friends) will become a Bar Mitzvah on May 3. He is the son of John and Toby Sarinick and older brother to Emma Sarinick. Michael is a 7th grader at J.P. Case Middle School in Raritan Township.  He enjoys karate, roller blading, video games and playing Manhunt with his friends.  Michael just received his 3rd stripe for his green belt in Karate and will soon be earning his blue belt.  Michael's Torah portion, Emor tells the calendar of celebrations, laws on profanity, murder, the maiming of others, and an eye for an eye. Michael's mitzvah project is cleaning up the local parks. He likes keeping the paths and parks free of debris for others to enjoy. Michael is looking forward to celebrating his Bar Mitzvah with all his friends and family.



Jewish LIFE: Learning Is For Everyone 
Jewish Life


Jewish LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone), our community wide adult education program, has an exciting new season of programs and special events planned for the coming year.  A great lineup of special events are scheduled in addition to a wide variety of classes  and films offered at our participating synagogues.  The complete 2013-2014 Jewish LIFE brochure will be available on line at www.ssbjcc.org.  Printed copies will be available at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC in Bridgewater.


  • Thurs., April. 10, 6:30 pm: The Irma Horowitz Film Series: Falafel & Films, presenting "First Night", "New Year's Resolution", "I'm Ready", & "Alone" (Hosted by the JCC, Bridgewater)  
  • Sun., April 27, 7pm: Yom Hashoah Observance, Hosted by Temple Shalom, Bridgewater  
  • Sun., April. 30, 12Noon: Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman, That Our Hearts May Grow Wise: Cultivating Wisdom as We Age,
    We suggest aging is the "final exam" of our spiritual life. We investigate the possibilities within Jewish life's spiritual curriculum for acquiring the character traits (middot), spiritual tools and perspective to ready ourselves for the challenges we will inevitably face. Lecture and discussion. (Hosted by the Wilf Campus, Somerset).
  • Sun., June 1: Celebrate Israel Parade, Fifth Avenue, New York City 

Please refer to the Jewish LIFE brochure for program fees and additional information.  To register for programs hosted at the JCC, please call 908-725-6994 x201.  To register for programs at other locations, please contact the hosting synagogue or agency.