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YAD L’YAD: HELPING HAND, Sisterhood Mitzvah Committee – Volunteers are needed to participate in a great mitzvah. Visit the sick, the elderly, the homebound or those in mourning; help with errands or transportation. If you are able to volunteer your time or if you are in need of a “HELPING HAND” or if you know anyone within our congregation in need of a “HELPING HAND,” please call the synagogue office at 973-731-0160 or contact one of our co-chairs, Sherry Kirschenbaum (prwriter57@gmail.com - 973.736.3273) or Paula Lipkin (palipkin@verizon.net - 973.716.9031). Donations to YAD L’YAD are gratefully accepted to help us be there for our members in need. Please make checks payable to Sisterhood with “Yad L’Yad” on the note line and send to the shul.



THE BOOK SHUK! - We are continuing to hold a children’s book sale with proceeds to benefit the Jonathan Baruch Library Fund. Purchase terrific new books for your own child/grandchild's library for just $2.00 per book! We have a wide variety of titles for preschoolers and young readers, including Jewish holiday books, as well as Disney and Sesame Street titles, stories, poems, pop-ups, educational material, and much, much more! Come shop during synagogue office hours. Book Shuk is located right outside the main office.



ONE HAPPY CAMPER PROGRAM (Camp Incentive Program). Are you interested in sending your child to a Jewish sleepaway camp? The One Happy Camper Program (www.onehappycamper.org) offers monetary incentives (up to $1,000) for first time campers who attend qualifying Jewish camps. Visit their website for details.



LOCAL YESHIVAS

There are two local yeshivas, one in West Orange and one next door in Livingston. Please visit their websites for additional information:

Golda Och Academy - formerly Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union - guides each student to achieve his or her unique intellectual, creative and social potential through an enduring commitment to academic excellence, exceptional teachers and our outstanding dual curriculum. http://goldaochacademy.org

Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy - For more than 60 years, our Modern Orthodox Yeshiva has imbued children with a lifelong love of Torah, Israel and the Jewish people. Every student is valued for his or her unique gifts; and all take responsibility for their own learning. Proud of their heritage and determined to fulfill their full potential, our students thrive in a rigorous dual academic program that emphasizes critical thinking, invention and experiential learning, as well as mitzvot, midot and Religious Zionism. We invite you to visit our scenic campus in Livingston, New Jersey, and experience our exceptional community of learners. http://www.jkha.org/



USEFUL TOOLS

Tool to convert between Hebrew and Gregorian Dates Yahrzeit Converter

Tool to calculate Shabbat candle lighting http://www.uscj.org/Shabbat_Candlelighti5136.html