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Beth Mordecai in the News

May 15, 2016
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Beth Mordecai and Rabbi Saks in the News

WE'RE IN THE NEWS! - Check out the following publications which highlight Beth Mordecai and Rabbi Saks in the news! NEW! Building Jewish Identity and 'Jewish DNA Pools' (New Jersey Jewish News, 5/15/16) -- previewing our Scholar in Residence Weekend Time to act: Survivors need our support (New Jersey Jewish News, 5/3/16) Local rabbis reject call for Muslim ban (New Jersey Jewish News, 12/28/15) A Vision of Prayer for All Peoples? Moving Towards Interfaith 2.0 (State of Formation, 12/21/15) 'Mall rabbi' takes learning to the people (New Jersey Jewish News, 1/19/15) Arab, Jew seek peace in land they share (New Jersey Jewish News, 12/22/14) Purim 'homecoming' for Perth Amboy Jews (New[...]

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Beth Mordecai in the News

May 4, 2016
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Time to act: Survivors need our support

Rabbi Ari Saks wrote an article in the New Jersey Jewish News (published May 3rd, 2016) on the urgent need to financially support Holocaust survivors. Here is the introduction: Some say timing is everything. This week, Jews and non-Jews worldwide commemorate Yom HaShoa U’gevura — Holocaust Remembrance Day. Yom HaShoa takes place on the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, the 27th day of the month of Nisan (this year May 5). It is not lost on many that this is a week after the end of Passover, and a week before Israel’s Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day for fallen soldiers) and Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day). So what can we learn from this coincidence of timing?... Please click on this link[...]

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Beth Mordecai in the News

May 26, 2015
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Safran Hall Rededication Event to Feature Singer/Guitarist ROSS GRISWOLD!

We are very excited to announce that our Safran Hall Rededication Event / Cocktail Party and Silent Auction is going to feature LIVE MUSIC from Singer/Guitarist Ross Griswold! Ross Griswold is a singer and guitarist based in North Plainfield, New Jersey.  When not playing with area band Root Glen, Ross does acoustic shows at venues all over northern Jersey.  His resonant voice and precise guitar work allow him to do justice to a wide range of songs, from popular standards to "diamond in the rough" songs that listeners rarely get a chance to hear live. You can listen to some of his songs on his website! His FACEBOOK page has more information about his style and[...]

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Beth Mordecai in the News

May 11, 2015
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Who was Rachel Wolff Safran?

As you may have heard, Beth Mordecai is hosting a rededication of Safran Hall, our recently-remodeled social hall, on June 7. The hall is named after Rachel Wolff Safran, whose family is intimately intertwined with our congregation’s history. Rabbi Ari Saks had the opportunity to speak with her grandson, Henry Safran, and granddaughter, Susan Hermanos, about their family’s legacy in Perth Amboy.
We hope that you will join us in celebrating the facelift of our amazing hall, named after an amazing woman and amazing family.

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Perth Amboy has such fascinating Jewish history. Families played, worked, and went to school together. They celebrated life’s ups and downs together. While the lifestyle of late nineteenth century to mid-20th century Judaism cannot be replicated,[...]

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Beth Mordecai in the News

September 2, 2014
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kDAY 794: This Sunday: A Litmus Test For…Beth Mordecai

This is the first of a three part journal series previewing this Sunday's Israeli-Palestinian speaker event "One Land, Two Worlds, One Painful Hope" Dear Hevreh, I'm very excited for this week because it's the leadup to...the first game of the NFL season! Ever since I can remember I've been a big football fan, particularly of the Philadelphia Eagles :). Every year there is the triumph of success and (unfortunately more often than not) the pain of failure. Though there can only be one Super Bowl winner each year, most teams have at least one Super Bowl-like game of the year -- a litmus test for how good the team is compared to a (rival) team that is thought to be much better[...]

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Beth Mordecai in the News

July 1, 2012
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DAY 1 — Introduction from Rabbi Saks

To the Beth Mordecai community, Today is my first official day on the job as your new rabbi!  It's hard to imagine that this day has finally arrived after thinking about it for so long.  Yet, it's here and I am even more excited and energized to do this job than the day I took it.  With that excitement though comes a certain amount of nervousness because I want to make the community proud.  I'll be honest, I don't know exactly where this journey is going to take us.  There are many different possible endings.  Yet I believe that if we work hard at listening to each other and out of that listening we do what we can to help each[...]

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