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Purim Schpiel Volunteers Wanted

Our Purim will be an amazing fun filled night! In order to pull it off we need help. Would you be willing to volunteer for any of the jobs listed below? Please contact Irene to volunteer and for more details.


Stage Hands 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Sundays, January 15th – March 5th

Hamantashen 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Sunday, February 26th Bakers 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Sunday, March 5th (2 hour shifts)

Room Set-up 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Friday, March 3rd 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Sunday, March 5th (2 hour shifts)

Kitchen Volunteers 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M. Sunday, March 5th (2 hour shifts)

Ushers 4:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Sunday, March 5th (2 hour shifts)

Concession and Raffle Sellers 3:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Sunday, March 5th (2 hour shifts)

Raffle Basketeers 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Sunday, March 5th (2 hour shifts)

Clean Up 12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Monday, March 6th

Basket Raffle Contributions for February 2023 Wanted

Hello Friends, We are looking for items from teddy bears to time shares for our basket raffle. Do you bake and want to offer up a one of a kind bread or cake? Do you have any brand new items that were gifted to you and you would like to pass on? Jewelry, cooking lessons, knitting lessons, gift cards?

Some suggestion for contributions include: Gonza Megillah shalach manot, chocoholics basket, baking basket, cooking basket, make-up and beauty basket, toy basket, tool basket, sports basket, knitting/crochet basket, art basket...

Please bring your contributions to the synagogue by Wednesday, February 15th.

Archivist Wanted

Someone to collate all information to be retained in our files such as, Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s, Weddings, Honors, Funerals, Memorabilia, etc. pertaining to our congregation. Please contact Gwen Jacobs at 908-859-6509.


Our library committee was working on updating the library catalogue listings for online publication.  Bnai Shalom needs a Library Committee chairperson to take over this project and volunteers.


Bnai Shalom wishes to thank all who have volunteered to transport those in need of a ride to services and events. However, please note that for insurance purposes, Bnai Shalom does not authorize anyone to transport individuals on its behalf. Any rides are between the person requesting the ride and the individual who is providing the ride.


The pandemic not withstanding, our congregants joined Rabbi Melody and her family to cook Passover meals for members of our community. After consulting with Dr. Stan Walker of our Covid Preparedness Committee, a safe, controlled environment was created including masks, gloves, social distance, etc.

Many thanks to those who came in to cook - Nancy Ebert, Lauren Glick, Sheldon Himber, Jim Mueth, Andy Novick, Patti Price, Vickie Semmel, Anita Solow and those who delivered the meals - Lothar Gumberich, Sheldon Himber, Vickie Semmel and Ellis Weitzman and to those generous folks who graciously provided the wherewithal to cover the cost of the food.

Donna Stametz – our in house caterer was invaluable in koshering the kitchen and finding our pesachtic implements. Naturally, she joined in the fun.

Kudos to Rabbi’s family who schlepped around New Jersey for an entire day to shop for the endeavor!

Left: Some of our goodies: Cranberry relish, Ashkenaz and Sephardic charoset, beet salad, gefilte fish, carrot salad and pistachio-almond cookies. Brisket, mashed potatoes and chicken soup were on the menu – of course!