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History

March 30, 2019
By Beth Mordecai
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Lecture Series – Israel’s Milestones and their Meanings

A Shalom Hartman Institute Lecture and Study Series Led by Rabbi Sara Metz & Marc Fertik Israel's Milestones and their Meanings The Legacy of the Past and the Challenge of the Future A lecture and study series from the Shalom Hartman Institute Led by Rabbi Sara Metz & Marc Fertik Through video lectures, text study, and lively group discussion, we are pleased to bring the world-renowned faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute to you this fall. "iEngage: Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings" explores the pivotal events of 1917, 1947, and 1967. As we look to Israel’s future, we need to engage anew with our past and explore its meanings and consequences. This iEngage series grapples with the different ideas and values that shape the meaning of modern[...]

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History

December 6, 2018
By Beth Mordecai
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Chanukkah Message from Rabbi Metz

This is from a reflection was written by my colleague, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg. I would like to share it with you and please share your reactions and thoughts with me at Rabbi.SaraMetz@gmail.com. People keep asking me about that New York Times article where a person is shocked to discover the fact that the war Hanukah commemorates is, a war, full of pain and trauma and atrocity, that it's not like a child's picture-book...The war through which we celebrate Hanukah was, in part, intra-Jewish, in which zealous traditionalists attacked and killed more assimilationist Hellenized Jews--WHILE FIGHTING THE SELUCID ARMY TO GAIN THEIR FREEDOM. The catalyst for the violent revolution was the reigning Syrian Greek king, Antiochus IV, who demanded that Jews worship false[...]

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History

June 11, 2015
By bethmordecai
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Safran Hall Rededication was AWESOME!

I want to personally thank all of our guests, donors, and volunteers! We had approximately 75 people attend the Cocktail Party and Silent Auction! Our Acoustic Guitarist, Ross Griswold, was awesome too! Congratulations again to Dr. Stephen and Pat Safran, part of our event team, and our honorees!

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History

June 11, 2014
By bethmordecai
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History

November 14, 2013
By bethmordecai
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Bardin Levavy – The “Ties” of Perth Amboy

BLAST FROM THE PAST -- Check out Bardin Levavy sharing how you never really leave Perth Amboy...  

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November 13, 2013
By bethmordecai
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Confirmation 1972

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September 24, 2013
By bethmordecai
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A YMHA, A Temple, A Shul…A Home (February and March 2013)

During many of my visits to longtime members of our community, there is one refrain that appears over and over again in describing the Jewish community of Perth Amboy: “Our lives revolved around the Y, the Temple, and the Shul.” In the biography of our Jewish community, these three centers of Jewish life referred to separate institutions. Yet as we enter into a period of Jewish renewal with only one institution remaining, the steadfast and eternal values embedded within these three centers remain constant. Whether we view Beth Mordecai more as a “Y,” as a “Temple,” or as a “Shul”, it takes all of them put together to create a Home.   A “Y” The[...]

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