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Congregation Ohr Torah

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Please join us on Shabbos, December 1-2, as we welcome world famous singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer. Friday evening Lipa will lead a musical Kabbolas Shabbos followed by dinner (by reservation only), dessert and a very special oneg. Shabbos day Lipa will daven Mussaf and will close out Shabbos with a beautiful havdalah. The cost for the Friday night dinner is $30 per person with a maximum per immediate family of $130. Reservations must be received by November 26. To reserve and pay online, CLICK HERE. Or for more information, please contact Srulee Hercman at or Jeff Klein at


Ohr Torah Governing Board Elections

The following is the initial list of nominees who have been nominated by the Nominating Committee for the upcoming Congregation Ohr Torah Governing Board election.  Additional nominations of any 'member in good standing'  for any position may be made and submitted in writing (which includes email) by the membership to the Nominating Committee through 11:59 p.m. on November 11, 2017.  A final nomination list will be mailed to the membership at least 14 days prior to the election in December.

The Nomination Committee insists that the final nomination list and the actual ballot identify the initial nominees and distinguish them from any additional nominees to make it clear who the original slate was.


President:  Jeff Klein
Vice-Presidents:  Arkady Broder, Leslie Ney, Shelley Schoenfeld, Eli Wiesel
Recording Secretary:  Michael Eserner
Treasurer:  Seymour Kessel
Financial Secretary:  Brian Allen
Gabbaim:  Michie Klerer, Larry Greenman, Asaf Shmuel
Sisterhood:  Melissa Jerushalmy

Members at Large:  Reuben Atlas, Judah Elbaum, Payam Hanian, Sruli Hercman, Gershon Klavan, Roseanne Koenigson, Ira Krumholtz, David Moskovic, Phil Rosen, Elie Salomon, Jeff Slepoy, Lou Smith, Zev Stern, Jonathan Teitelbaum, Barry Wolf 

Nominations Committee:  Shelley Schoenfeld and Robert Kreitman, Co-Chairs, Arkady Broder, Fran Leitman, Yoel Schwartz


The Retiree Lunch and Learn

Retiree Lunch and Learn and Peace of Mind


      ON THE MAP

(Peace of Mind helps Israeli  combat veterans transition to civilian life. )

Date:Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Time: Noon

Location: Congregation Ohr Torah, 48 Edgemount Rd, Edison

There's no surer ingredient for a feel-good documentary than an inspirational sports story, and filmmaker Dani Menkin delivers one in spades with his recounting of the 1979 European Cup victory by the national Israeli basketball team.

As reviewed:  Suspenseful, inspirational, heartfelt and, ultimately, uplifting. It will make you stand up and cheer! A slam dunk!

The program  is open to all retirees in the community and will be a wonderful opportunity to socialize with each other in a meaningful way.  Please tell your friends and plan to attend.There will be a charge of $10 per person to help defray the cost of the meal. Pre-Chanukah food! Come hungry!
RSVP  Bella or 732 317-1786,
Mildred 732 572-1712, or Marcia 732 572-5998


Enhancing Our Tefillah Experience at Ohr Torah
Be A Part of It!
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:
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.

I, Full Name: have read and agree to the Bli Neder Commitment to 'Enhancing Our Tefillah Experience'.


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Friday, November 24, 2017    7:43 AM
6 Kislev 5778
Today's Daf Yomi is Makkos 19
The Parsha this coming Shabbos is:
Candlelighting today is 4:15 PM

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Ohr Torah

48 Edgemount Road
Edison, NJ 08817
Phone: 732-777-6840
Fax: 732-777-6851

Rabbi: Rabbi Yaakov Luban
Asst. Rabbi: Rabbi Sariel Malitzky
President: Jeff Klein


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