Celebrate Shabbat Yom Ha'atzmaut with OT, next Shabbos, May 14! Enjoy our Scholar in Residence Rabbi Yeshaya Steinberger, and participate in our sumptuous Yom Ha'atzmaut Kiddush. Send a picture of your family, from recent days or days gone by, spending time in Israel, and we'll display them at the Kiddush. Sponsorship for the Kiddush is $36.00. We are also looking for volunteers to help decorate the shul next Friday. Send pictures and offer your sponsorship and assistance to Susie Wolf, email@example.com
The Retiree Lunch and Learn
Presents: The Lost Jews of Kaifeng, China. Hear the fascinating history of Jewish life in Kaifeng, China. Beginning during the Northern Sung Dynasty (960-1127) when the Jews of Persia and India traveled the Silk Road to Kaifeng, the community thrived for many years but eventually died out in 1860. Shi Lei, the lecturer, is a descendent from one of the original Jewish families in Kaifeng, China. He is a graduate of Henan University in China. Henry Lerner will introduce the film and present follow up comments. The Retiree D'var Torah will be presented by Mike Samel. In keeping with this month's theme Jerusalem Pizza will cater a Chinese type luncheon. The program is open to all retirees in the community and will offer a wonderful opportunity to socialize with each other in a meaningful way. There will be a charge of $10 pp to help defray the cost of the meal.
Date: Tues May 17th
Time: 12 noon
Location: Cong Ohr Torah, 48 Edgemount Rd, Edison, NJ
RSVP Please reply at least 2 days prior to program. Bella firstname.lastname@example.org or Marcia email@example.com .
Enhancing Our Tefillah Experience at Ohr Torah
Be A Part of It!
In memory of Joel Adler, a'h
In memory of Joel Adler, a'h
Congregation Ohr Torah has embarked on an all-important initiative, 'Enhancing Our Tefillah Experience', in memory of our esteemed and beloved gabbai, member, and friend, Joel Adler, a'h.
Please click here to download the letter that introduces this initiative, including the intent, a call to action, and the benefits of your active participation. Our goal is 100% participation that creates a strong bond of achdus (unity) in our shul. Act now and commit to being counted among those who actively participate in this all-important initiative that will bring us closer to Hakadosh Baruch Hu and enhance the power of our tefillos.
Please click here to download the Bli Neder Commitment to 'Enhancing Our Tefillah Experience'. Either sign the paper form and return it to the shul or conveniently enter your name below, which acknowledges your Bli Neder Commitment that is enumerated in this form.
If you wish to become further involved in supporting this initiative, or have additional ideas, please speak with Shelley Schoenfeld or email: TefillahExperience@OhrTorah.net
Parshas Ki Savo describes that Hashem heard the voices/supplications of the Jewish people. May Hashem hear each of our voices as they ascend from the depths of our hearts to the heights of the shamayim (heavens), and may our efforts make our tefillos more effective and meaningful as well as bring nachas to every one of us and great simcha to our lives as we each do our part to grow closer to Hashem.