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  1. Rabbis explore changing Jewish landscapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | New Jersey Jewish News

    Delivering the keynote speech at the inaugural Rabbinic Retreat of the Rabbinical Association of Middlesex and Monmouth County, Weider described the changing roles of rabbis in a Jewish landscape where mega-donors have personal agendas, myriad organizations pursue their own narrow focuses, and federations "see themselves as the entity for enhancing and maintaining Jewish life in their local communities." "Developing openness to change is critical to a rabbi's success because we cannot possibly anticipate the changes we will see in our increasing life spans," said Weider, rabbi emeritus of Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn and current director of the Rabbinic Cabinet of Jewish Federations of North America.

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  2. First adult bat mitzva at Shore synagogue NEWRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2015 | New Jersey Jewish News

    Rabbi Nasanayl Braun, right, congratulated nine adult women congregants who comprised the first-ever bat mitzva class at 119-year-old Congregation Brothers of Israel in Elberon. They are, from left, Madeline Forman, West Long Branch; Marlene Cohn, Oakhurst; Bobbie Newman, Long Branch; Marguerite Schanzer, Tinton Falls; Ruth Hyman, Long Branch; Maida Averbach, West Long Branch; Roz Fisher, West Long Branch; Phyllis Zuckerman, Long Branch; and Shari Epstein, Leonardo.

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  3. Shuls seek new members at Orthodox fair NEWRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | New Jersey Jewish News

    The event - which emphasizes that "there is thriving Orthodox Jewish life beyond the boundaries of New York City" - will include exhibit booths from 45 communities in 22 states. All hope to lure Orthodox families to their communities by describing their amenities, including synagogues, yeshivot/day schools, mikva'ot , and kosher food purveyors.

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  4. Major league' funder thanked for hospice NEWRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | New Jersey Jewish News

    Extolling Hyman for her 2014 gift enabling the VNA Health Group to launch hospice efforts consistent with Jewish tradition, Karen Rafiqi, VNA's director of major gifts, also praised Hyman for yet another "major league donation." Calling the unspecified new gift "one of the largest ever received by VNA in its 103-year history," Rafiqi said it would provide the impetus for the association to develop an advanced care institute.

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  5. Souper' fund-raiser at Beth Miriam NEWRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | New Jersey Jewish News

    With snowy, slippery conditions outside on Saturday evening, Feb. 21, the aromas coming out of the kitchen at Temple Beth Miriam in Elberon were particularly warming and comforting. A group of nine dedicated volunteers - half of the original crew who were actually able to get to the synagogue through the storm - came together to make soup and hallah rolls to sell and raise money for a local food pantry.

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  6. Federation mixer attracts young adultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | New Jersey Jewish News

    The Jan. 29 Mix & Mingle is part of a strategy by the federation to engage Jews in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, including singles and married couples. The event was a "direct result of feedback from young adults in the community," said Sarah Portilla, director of community engagement for the combined federation.

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  7. New name for a new federation NEWRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2015 | New Jersey Jewish News

    The federation formed by the merger of the umbrella Jewish philanthropies in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties has a new name: The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey. The Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County and the Jewish Federation of Monmouth County merged on January 1, 2015.

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  8. Boxer honors his survivor grandfather NEWRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | New Jersey Jewish News

    "Being Jewish and having a message to deliver about my grandfather" is part of the reason he boxes, said Dustin, who fights wearing blue boxing trunks embellished with a star of David and his grandfather's chai around his neck. "It's like having a piece of him when I am in the ring."

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  9. RU Chabad celebrates new Sephardi shulRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | New Jersey Jewish News

    Grace Ashkenazi, widow of Ely Ashkenazi, cuts the ribbon on the Franco-Ashkenazi Family Sephardic Synagogue at Rutgers Chabad as Ruby Franco, the widow of Harry Franco, looks on. elebrating its 36th anniversary on campus and the opening of the first Sephardi synagogue at any public college in the United States, Rutgers Chabad raised more than $3.6 million at its annual Founders' Day dinner.

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  10. Knesset reporter, former CBI member, to discuss IsraelRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | New Jersey Jewish News

    LAHAV HARKOV, Knesset reporter for The Jerusalem Post , will be guest speaker following 9 a.m. Shabbat services on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 11:30 a.m. at Congregation Brothers of Israel in Long Branch. Lahav grew up in New Jersey and spent several years as a Brothers of Israel member before making aliya with her parents and sister at age 17. She earned degrees in political science and communications at Bar-Ilan University.

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