December 17, 2018 •
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Two Nights in Berlin

It's late afternoon in Berlin, around 5:30 PM.  I arrived yesterday and leave tomorrow.  In a little while I'll meet my friend Mark Neuman to celebrate the seventh night of Hanukkah by attending a  Berlin Staatsoper performance of Brahm's German Requiem.  How did I...

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Civil Rights Journey─Pursuing Justice

Trip: 11/30-12/3      14 Kislev-16 Kislev 5778 Temple B’nai Abraham on Etgar (Challenge) by Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz, 12/6/17 Tzedek tzedek tirdof. [Deuteronomy 16]-Justice, justice, you shall pursue. These three words were the cornerstone of my senior sermon in...

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Midday Run… Rides Again

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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Gubernatorial Candidates’ Visits

Dear Friends: As we try every election cycle, Temple B’nai Abraham has again invited key candidates for statewide office to their vision for the state. I am pleased to inform you that Ambassador Phil Murphy, the Democratic candidate, has confirmed he will be with us...

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The Latest on our Hurricane Relief Efforts

Dear Friends: Houston called and Temple B’nai Abraham responded.  To date, we have donated well over $10,000 to the Clergy Discretionary Fund for our own relief efforts, sent countless care packages directly to Congregation Beth Israel, and heavily supported the...

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