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March 31, 2016
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YJPA is collecting Toiletries

YJPA is collecting toiletries to be packaged as matanot la-evyonim (gifts to the poor) during our Boozy Brunch on Sunday, April 3rd. You can drop them off at the synagogue anytime beforehand. We're specifically looking for: Deodorant Soap (shower at the Y) Toothpaste shampoo toothbrushes floss shaving kits (for men) shaving kits (for women) feminine hygiene  Contact yjperthamboy@gmail.com for more details...

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March 23, 2016
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Purim Megillah Reading and Hamantaschen Bakeoff!

Tonight (Wednesday, March 23) at 7:30 pm Congregation Beth Mordecai 224 High Street, Perth Amboy NJ 08861 An enjoyable and whimsical reading of the megillah, with lots of opportunities for singing and mockery. A delicious Hamantaschen Bake-off to follow! To register for the bake-off, contact Sharon Bender at (sharon.bender@outlook.com) Remember to wear a funny hat to the reading!!!!!

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March 5, 2015
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Online Purim Megillah Reading for 2015/5775

Join Rabbi Saks today at 12:30 pm for an online reading of Megillat Esther! Photo taken from -- http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/loc/Megillah1.html

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March 1, 2015
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Bulletin Article March 2015 — The Dark Exuberance of Purim

The Dark Exuberance of Purim Purim is here! So don your Queen Esther costume, eat as many hamantaschen as possible, drink all night, and twirl your grogger in the air. It’s time to celebrate this holiday of marbim b’simhah, of increased joy. So please join us for our celebration of Purim which includes… A Purim carnival with an amazing magician (Sunday, March 1st 12-3 pm at the JCC in Edison); Mishloah Manot (Gift Basket) Delivery to Jewish Veterans (Sunday, March 1st 3:30 pm at the NJ Veterans Home and Hospital near Menlo Park Mall); A special #AskTheRabbi Purim Edition on “Should You Get Drunk on Purim?” (Wednesday, March 4th 12 pm at Menlo Park Mall Food Court); A Hamantaschen Bake-off and Megillah Reading (Wednesday, March[...]

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March 18, 2014
By bethmordecai
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Homecoming Sermon: “I am a Beth Mordecai Jew” – Responding to the Command to Be Jewish

Rabbi Ari Saks *Sermon for Shabbat Zahor/Parashat Tzav – March 15, 2016 Beth Mordecai Homecoming Weekend  In 2002, Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl was brutally murdered by militants in Pakistan. In addition to the sadness and pain felt in hearing the first reports of his murder, there was also a hint of hope, a taste of truth because with his last three words Daniel Pearl spoke a prideful and confident claim that resonates through eternity: I am Jewish. In the years since his death this confident claim of Jewish identity, of saying proudly I am Jewish, has unified the Jewish people to the point that, despite our many and vast differences, 94% of us in America say that we are proud to be Jewish according[...]

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September 15, 2013
By bethmordecai
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Yom Kippur Appeal — 5774

The moment you have all been anxiously waiting for is finally here. . . . the president’s appeal! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Norman Silverstein and I am the president of our Temple. I would like to welcome all our members and all our guests and wish you a Shana Tova.  This is my first year making the president’s appeal, because for the last 3 years it was given by our former president, Michael Gast, who has shown great dedication and leadership at our Temple, but as I have said, this year it’s my turn. Let me ask you 2 simple questions First Question 1)     Why are YOU here? Maybe it’s Obligation, maybe like fiddler on the roof it’s[...]

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