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Jewish Broadcasting Service (JBS) Spreading Jewish Education, Culture & Thought

  • Posted on April 25, 2019
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I am an official JBS Groupie! Before my interview in January with Rabbi Mark Golub on JBS’s L’CHAYIM, I did not have JBS in my cable package but once I was called by Rabbi Golub’s office to come to his studio in Fort Lee, NJ for an interview, I called Spectrum and although they made Continue Reading »

Passover Warming Our Hearts

  • Posted on March 28, 2019
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I feel Passover is in the air. What a liberating feeling! Our festival of Freedom, our Exodus from Egypt, our liberation from slavery and our journey to Eretz Yisrael. I recently saw a movie about a German Jewish family that was so fortunate to be able to escape to Switzerland just as the Nazi’s were Continue Reading »

Remembering My Dear Friend and Our Long Time Congregant Sam Solasz z”l

  • Posted on March 1, 2019
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On February 13th, my good friend, Sam Solasz passed away. He was a devoted husband to our dear Rose Solasz and loving father of Mark, Scott and Diane and grandfather to so many adoring grandchildren. I am so deeply saddened and will miss him terribly. Sam and Rose have been members of our shul for Continue Reading »

Fun & Laughter at HHBJC

  • Posted on March 1, 2019
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March madness is here! Purim is around the corner and Pesach is around the next corner. How time flies! I want to give you the heads up about a fantastic program we have coming to HHBJC! My friend, CHARLES (Charlie) BERNHAUT, a well-known Jewish Radio personality, a lover of Jewish Music, Jewish Comedy, an outspoken Continue Reading »

A Cure For Our Winter Blues

  • Posted on January 31, 2019
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Winter is upon us. The air is frigid, days are short, snow is always lurking in the background…yet I am comforted and my heart is warm when I enter the doors of our Synagogue and feel the love & warmth. I hear…“Sol, come talk to me, I want to show you something”…“Cantor, my granddaughter just Continue Reading »

HHBJC Happenings & Save the Dates

  • Posted on December 31, 2018
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Our HHBJC ANNUAL FAMILY/COMMUNITY CHANUKAH DINNER was FANTABULOUS! The food was delicious with a great variety, something for everyone, from Fortune Glatt Kosher Chinese. I rarely eat Chinese food so it was a real treat for me. The desserts were also delicious, wonderful fresh fruit, parve ice cream sundaes and the best sufganiot I’ve had. Continue Reading »

Our Torah Fund Honoree JoAnn Luquis

  • Posted on December 3, 2018
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This past Sunday, our dear member JOANN LUQUIS received our Sisterhood Torah Fund Honor. This honor is representing the Women’s League of the Jewish Theological Seminary. I was thrilled to be a part of this event. JoAnn is a very special person and member of our community. She has been on a journey ever since Continue Reading »

Some Points of Interest & HHBJC Happenings to Share

  • Posted on November 1, 2018
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In early October it was announced that Arthur Ashkin, Ph.D, 96 years old, born in Brooklyn and Jewish, won the Nobel Prize in Physics. He shared the prize with two of his colleagues. He was awarded this honor for his groundbreaking work on optical tweezers (optical trapping). It is described as the method of using Continue Reading »

Dates and Events to Remember from Cantor Zim

  • Posted on October 3, 2018
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As we begin the New Year, here are some DATES TO REMEMBER & DATES TO LOOK OUT FOR…   Come join our unique “YIDDISH CLUB”. We will learn a bisel, laugh a bisel and nosh a bisel. All are welcome! (Wednesday evenings at 8:00 PM) DATES:  OCTOBER 24th & NOVEMBER 28th              LEARN TO LEAD Continue Reading »

Remembering My Dear Friend Mordechai Sobol

  • Posted on October 3, 2018
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My intention was to write an article reflecting on our beautiful Rosh Hashanah services but due to life’s unexpected turn of events, it is with tremendous sadness and shock that I tell you that my very dear friend and esteemed Colleague, Dr./Cantor Mordechai Sobol, suddenly passed away on September 15th of a massive brain aneurysm. Continue Reading »