More than 300 women came out last Tuesday to Women’s Awareness Day and heard best-selling author Marci Shimoff (Chicken Soup for the Soul, Love for No Reason, Happiness for No Reason) speak about the secret to happiness at the event sponsored by Women’s Philanthropy. Your happiness quotient is all a matter of mind set. Over $31,000 was raised for the UJA Campaign.
Because Of You
Bending Backwards to Give the Best Care
By Renee Glick
When 92-year-old Shirley Lieberman walked into Daughters of Israel’s first rehab reunion last September, her physical therapist, Yvonne Bankole, was astounded. “I couldn’t believe it. Shirley floored me the way she walked in through that door. Not only did she drive here herself, she strutted through the door without any assistance, and she was wearing sandals!”
Jewish Historical Society Gala to Kick Off Federation @ 90 Celebration
By Linda Forgosh
It all began in the early 1920s. There were 70,000 Jews living in Newark, making it the seventh largest Jewish community in America. Over the years, Federation’s name changed many times, but it never changed its mission: to help Jews in need locally, in Israel, and in 70 countries around the world.
A Perfect Time for Revelation
By Rabbi Michael Jay
If the revelation was scheduled because we were ready at that particular point in time, we learn two things from the Sinai experience. First, that our relationship with God is incredibly intimate. Secondly, we learn that God can be in our midst whenever we are ready to be in God's presence.
CRC - Action Alert
Make Sure Your Teen Can Stand Up for Israel
The Community Relations Committee of Greater MetroWest NJ (CRC) wants all high school students to be ready if they encounter anti-Israel sentiments when they get to college, as campuses continue to be places where anti-Israel activism takes place. This is why we have created opportunities for teens to hone their advocacy skills so that they are prepared pro-Israel leaders when they get to college. >>more
Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts Update
Bonim B’yachad: Building Together in Union Beach
From Sunday, August 11, to Friday, August 16, 10 Israelis and 10 Americans will live together as a Jewish community, learning, praying, and working beside one another as they put the concept of tikkun olam into practice in the most literal way. >>more
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