July 24, 2017 •
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Livingston Resolution

Dear Friends: I’m delighted to share the news that, last night, the Livingston Township Council voted 5-0 in favor of a resolution condemning the international anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement.  Livingston is the first community in the Greater...

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Except now we call it the Midday Run

For nearly two decades, every November our teens gather clothing, food, personal items, and lots of other good and important items to give to the less fortunate.  On Thanksgiving weekend, they caravan to a Newark homeless shelter and soup kitchen, where they spend...

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After Last Night…

Star Ledger Guest Columnist — Opinion by Rabbi Clifford M. Kulwin My candidate did not win.  And since you live in New Jersey, odds are pretty good that your candidate did not win, either.  The result was one essentially nobody expected, but pretty definitive...

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Someone is always crying, and often it’s me.

By Cantor Jessica Epstein Someone is always crying, and often it's me. I always had this vision in my mind of how my Friday night Shabbat would be. There would be a white tablecloth. Check. There would be silver candelabras with Israeli candles in glass holders....

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Do You Read?

Of course you do.  But I really mean something different.  Are you a reader? Are books important to you?  While a good mystery is fun, do you also like books that make you think?  Does good literature fire your imagination? I’m that kind of person.  And that’s one...

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BBYO Passport Trip to Nicaragua by TBA Member Noah Kudish

This summer, I spent 10 days in Nicaragua on a BBYO Passport program.  BBYO is an international Jewish youth movement, and Temple B’nai Abraham hosts the local chapter.  BBYO, among its many programs, BBYO sponsors trips to Israel and to other parts of the Jewish...

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Voices: From the Earth to Heaven… Shabbat in Szczebrzeszyn

I spent last week in Poland as a member of  an Educator's Group from Facing History And Ourselves working with the Polish Organization Forum for Dialogue, a non-Jewish organization working with young Polish students to uncover the rich and vibrant Jewish history, or...

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The Topsy Turvy Bus

My daughter Molly's summer is a bit different this year:  she's working on the Topsy Turvy Bus.  You're probably saying "huh?" which is what I said, but it's actually pretty cool. The bus is a bio-fueled environmental schoolhouse on wheels, visiting Jewish summer...

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