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December 6, 2014
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DAY 889: The Fixture of the Rubber Duck Race — Previewing Tomorrow’s Rubber Duck Race (11ish at the YMCA)

In less than 15 hours, hundreds of little rubber ducks will be floating and racing in the pool at the YMCA of Raritan Bay for the 2nd Annual Perth Amboy Rubber Duck Race. As many of you recall, last year's inaugural race was preceded by much inquiry (what's a rubber duck race?) and fanfare as we attempted the first stand-a-lone fundraiser for the synagogue in years. It was a special experience with lots of fun pictures and (a video!) captured to immortalize the event in the annals of our synagogue's history. It was a day I will not soon forget.   This year, the feeling is different but just as significant. It's different because there has been less inquiry and less fanfare[...]

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December 30, 2013
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DAY 548: The Need To Self-Scout

Dear Hevreh,   This is one of my favorite times of the year, and not just because it is the beginning of a new year, but because as an avid football fan it is the beginning of the playoffs of the National Football League as well as Bowl season (which is another type of playoff) for college football. I feel especially joyous because yesterday my favorite football team, thePhiladelphia Eagles, clinched an unlikely spot in the playoffs. The next few weeks will be full of anticipation and excitement as the Eagles, along with 11 other franchises (and their fan bases) vie for a spot in the most widely watched sporting event for the year -- the Super[...]

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December 20, 2013
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Perth Amboy Rubber Duck Race 2013!

Video of the 2013 Perth Amboy Rubber Duck Race...

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December 18, 2013
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The Winners of the Rubber Duck Race!

Check out the list of winners and more details of the race at www.perthamboyduckrace.com #1: Martin Edelstein (no. 00086)
Prize: Panasonic 50" TV (Retail value: $1,000) #2: Bonnie Topf (no. 04638)
Prize: X-Box 1 Standard Edition (Retail value: $500) #3: Mark McDonough (no. 05251)
Prize: iPad 2 (Retail value: $400) #4: Andrew Fritz (no. 00070)
Prize: iPad 2 (Retail value $400)   // Post by Congregation Beth Mordecai.   #5. Hillel Caplan (no. 03765)
Prize: $100 Macy's Gift Card #6: Steve Safran (no. 06555)
$75 Macy's Gift Card #7: Andrew Levinson (no. 04673)
$50 Macy's Gift Card  

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By bethmordecai
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Rubber Duck Race Pictures

Enjoy these fabulous pictures from the 1st Annual Rubber Duck Race to benefit Congregation Beth Mordecai and the Raritan Bay Area YMCA. Visit www.perthamboyduckrace.com to see a list of winners and keep abreast of all "duck" happenings in preparation for next year's event! Click here for pictures from the event!

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December 11, 2013
By bethmordecai
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DAY 529: Pictures Are Worth A Thousand Words

Dear Hevreh, No need for words. These pictures show it all. Check our Facebook page tomorrow after 11 am for some more wonderful pictures of the duck race and please make sure to send more to me to post on your behalf! Kol Tuv, Rabbi Ari Saks Pictures -- ducks

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December 10, 2013
By bethmordecai
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Kidz Korner — Rubber Duckie…in Hebrew!

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DAY 528: Reflecting on a Special Day

Dear Hevreh, I don't know about you, but I'm still kind of "floating" from the Rubber Duck Race on Sunday. More than the revenue it raised, this event brought our community together to work together, to have fun together, and to bond together. All of these elements are needed to build a dynamic, robust, and exciting community and they were all on display this past Sunday. Whether it was re-situating our table and spreading out within the YMCA to sell more ducks, or playing duck-duck-goose (and then duck-duck-barvaz) to pass the time, or simply wearing a yellow "Duck Handler" t-shirt to show our pride in doing this event together, we displayed the kind of work ethic and joy that makes our community[...]

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December 8, 2013
By bethmordecai
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DAY 526: Grateful for This Ducky Moment

Dear Hevreh, Perhaps the most significant feeling that religion tries to cultivate is the feeling of gratitude. While we cannot control everything that happens in our lives, and at times we may feel like destiny/the universe/God is out to get us, Judaism constantly reminds us to hodu ladonai ki tov, ki l'olam hasdo -- Give thanks to God for God's love endures forever. Coming off of Thanksgiving, with its religious origins, and Hanukkah, we are also reminded at this time of year how to be grateful at the miraculous nature of our lives. Indeed, gratitude is so central to our faith that we have a prayer for the simple purpose of sharing our gratitude for being alive in this moment: Barukh Atah Adonai[...]

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December 6, 2013
By bethmordecai
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DAY 524: The Joy of Rubber Ducks…and Water!

Dear Hevreh, I have yet to fully experience it as a father, but I've heard that there is nothing like the joy of a kid playing with his or her rubber duck in a bathtub. If you need any proof of this, just askErnie from Sesame Street. The smile that lights up on a child's face as their little toy floats on this incredible source of life substance we call "water" is priceless. In fact, it is probably the echo of this joy that inspired the popularity of Rubber Duck Race fundraisers like ours on Sunday beginning around 3 pm at the YMCA of Raritan Bay (357 New Brunswick Avenue). Rubber Ducks and water just go really well together. We'll[...]

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