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Shabat Challot

November 16, 2012, by

As usual, I was at the super picking our weekly Shabat Challot. But this was no ordinary erev Shabat. A number of people also came into the store but they were dressed not in their Shabat finery but in their Tzahal uniforms. It was clear where they were heading. Some I knew from the ‘hood,

My Son is Israel

November 16, 2012, by

I just returned from Israel last week and may have been standing in the exact same spot as a rocket that struck in Sdorot. I was visiting newly arrived Ethiopian olim in their new absorption center. So many children..they were playing volleyball and practicing their hebrew. I took videos of them on my iphone and

Entering a War Zone

November 16, 2012, by

My friend was en route to Israel as these events transpired. She flew into a war zone without even realizing it…

Volunteer and Donor Opportunities in Response to Hurricane Sandy

November 7, 2012, by

Met Council Volunteer and Donor Opportunities in Response to Hurricane Sandy Take Action. We need volunteers for hands-on support for the following: Items Drive: Hurricane victims are in need of the following items in great demand: – Bottled water – NEW blankets – Paper goods such as toilet paper, paper towels, etc. – Cleaning products

Hurricane Sandy Resources

November 2, 2012, by

Chai Lifelines crisis team is available to assist or guide in person or by phone students, staff, or families Update from Achiezer Information about places for Shabbat – Lakewood, NJ thefivetowns.com JLINK Volunteer guidelines for Sandy Clinic