Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Jewish philanthropist, B'nai Abraham member was responsible for merger leading to establishment of United Jewish Communities of MetroWest NJ.
Daniel Drench, a member of Temple B'nai Abraham in Livingston, who was a past president of United Jewish Federation of Morris-Sussex and an architect of the merger between the group and the Jewish Community Federation of Metropolitan New Jersey, a pre-cursor to United Jewish Communities of MetroWest NJ, died April 5, a published report said Tuesday. Drench, 91, was a businessman who displayed his love of Israel through his wide array of philanthropic activities including serving as leader of the Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest, JCC MetroWest and the Jewish Historical Society of which he was a founding member, according to a NJJewishnews.com report. In addition, he served as chair of Israel Bonds and was a member of the Lester …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Check out what's going on in town including council meeting, board of education meeting and lots of events.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, January 14
Meetings will dominate the week's schedule in Livingston this week as both the township council and school district will host meetings. The council is scheduled to vote on licenses for charitable events in town as well as discuss proposed ordinances and approve several resolutions. The meeting will be held at Livingston Town Hall, 357 S. Livingston Ave. Agendas for the conference and regular meetings are attached. The Livingston Board of Education will hold a voting meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Livingston High School, 30 Robert H. Harp Dr. Among the items on the meeting agenda are a board member code of ethics, a staff survey and mid-year budget review, as well as security and building update. A meeting agenda is attached…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Students from the synagogue were able to donate food and supplies to Apostle House in Newark.
The Annual Temple B’nai Abraham (TBA) Midnight Run, the distribution of donated clothing and food to those in need at the Apostles’ House in Newark, took place the Saturday night of Thanksgiving holiday weekend. This annual event, sponsored by TBA Makom (High School) and the Livingston Chapters of B’nai Brith Girls (BBG) and Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), is preceded by a month–long food and clothing drive/collection at the temple. Six Episcopal Churches in and around Newark, founded the Apostles' House in 1984. A multipurpose social service agency, it provides a comprehensive array of programs and services including Emergency Shelter for women and children, Transitional Housing, and Family Preservation Services. On the evening of the Midnight …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The annual event will also feature a Jewish-themed book fair.
Temple B'Nai Abraham is inviting the community to come do their holiday shopping early this year at their Annual Marketplace and Book Fair on Thursday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will be held at the synagogue. The Marketplace is sponsored by the TBA Early School Parents’ Council. Admission and parking are free, and the community is invited to attend. Credit cards will be accepted. The Marketplace will feature unique and quality gift items for the entire family including clothing, jewelry, crafts, accessories, handcrafted fashions, distinctive handbags, stationery, scarves, toys, decorative household items and more. The Book Fair will feature Jewish-themed books for children and adults. There also will be a Bake Sale …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The synagogue collected supplies to aid those in need.
A call to action was put forth by Temple B’nai Abraham’s Social Action Committee (SAC), led by Lisa Reisboard, SAC chair, asking for donations of bottled water, non-perishable food staples, new blankets, toys and children’s books. The collection effort was to aid those in need in New Jersey who were dealing with desperate challenges in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Temple members Susan and Robert Cohen generously donated the use of a tractor trailer truck from their company, New England Motor Freight (NEMF) of the Shevell Group in Elizabeth, New Jersey to deliver the donated items to the American Red Cross warehouse in Somerset, NJ. Although many members in the Temple B’nai Abraham family were dealing with their own “Sandy” issues, the …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The annual run provides donations for Apostle House.
The Temple B’nai Abraham (TBA) Midnight Run, the distribution of donated clothing and food to those in need at the Apostle House in Newark, will take place on thee Saturday night of Thanksgiving holiday weekend, November 24. This annual event, sponsored by TBA High School students and the Livingston Chapters of B’nai Brith Girls (BBG) and Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), is preceded by a month–long food and clothing drive/collection at the temple which is ongoing until November 22. If you would like to contribute to this effort, the donation of the following items will be happily accepted: diapers and baby wipes; clothing items (new or in good condition) winter jackets, socks, shoes (hiking boots & sneakers), Men’s & Women’s sweatshirts & …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Rabbi Friedman had been a part of the synagogue since 1959.
Rabbi Emeritus Barry Friedman, who served as spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Abraham from 1977-1999 passed away on Monday. He was 78 years old. Rabbi Friedman had been involved with Temple B'nai Abraham since 1959. He joined the synogogue as Youth Director and teacher before his travels took him to Fairmount Temple, just outside of Cleveland, where he became an assistant Rabbi to Rabbi Arthur Lelyveld. Friedman returned to Livingston in 1968 and rejoined the synogogue as an Associate Rabbi to Dr. Joachim Prinz. Friedman was promoted to Senior Rabbi in 1977 and then Rabbi Emeritus in 1999. A Philadelphia native, Rabbi Friedman received his BA and BHL degrees at Yeshiva University. He studied at Machon L’Madrichai Chutz La’Aretz in …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The students of Temple B'nai Abraham learn about Sukkot.
After listening to the PJ Library book Bubbe Isabella and the Sukkot Cake, written and illustrated by Kelly Terwilliger, the students in the primary grades (K-2) of Temple B’nai Abraham were delighted and inspired to build and decorate their own mini-Sukkah. The students build their mini-Sukkahs using mixed media including paper, sticks, glues, paint, cardboard and leaves. The students learned about Sukkot, a fall festival holiday, and about the Sukkah. Sukkahs are boothes or huts which are partially open to the sky, places to “dwell” during this holiday.
Friday, September 28, 2012
A food drive for the high holidays proved to be a success for Temple B'Nai Abraham.
The Temple B'nai Abraham Social Action Committee held its annual High Holiday Food Drive, between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, which yielded tons of food. The collected items were donated to local social agencies including Livingston CHOW and the Bobrow Family Kosher Food Pantry at Oheb Shalom in South Orange where there is a great need to replenish their shelves with non- perishable food items. The effort was led by Lisa Reisboard, Social Action Chair and Green Team Leader. For information at the Social Action committee, please contact the temple office at 973-994-2290 or visit the Temple B'Nai Abraham website.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
The Early School celebrates Rosh Hashanah.
In anticipation of the High Holy Days, starting with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year of 5773, the students of The Early School of Temple B’nai Abraham participated in a host of activities including dipping apples in honey, craft projects, and learning about the holidays and its symbols through song and story.