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It is almost impossible today to purchase red meat that is not glatt.
JEFF BERNSTEIN, NEW MILFORD
Typhoon’s wake hits Rockleigh
The typhoon that hit the Philippines on Friday was a horror on a scale that even those of us who were affected by Hurricane Sandy can barely imagine.The Jewish Home Family – which in-cludes the Jewish Home at Rockleigh, Jewish Home Assisted Living, Jewish Home at Home, and the Jewish Home Foundation – employs 92 Filipinos. “That’s a significant proportion of our staff,” the Jewish Home at Rockleigh’s executive vice president, Sunni Her-man, said.It has been extraordinarily hard for those staff members, many of whom do not know how their family mem-bers are faring.“These are our people, and that is their homeland,” she said.“When something happens in Israel, it touches us. This is the same thing.“We asked the staff what we could do for them, and they said ‘Pray,’ Ms. Herman said.So they did.On Tuesday, the Jewish Home Fam-ily organized a program, held in the chapel in Rockleigh, led by its chap-lain, Rabbi Simon Feld.“We asked the staff if they’d like to bring in a priest, and they said no. They said that the rabbi is our rabbi.”“It was a program that combined religious prayers, recitations from Psalms, and speakers,” Rabbi Feld said; the Filipinos recited a prayer in Tagalog, and they sang their national anthem. The Jewish Home’s residents donated money to the relief effort, presenting a check.“It was important to the staff and to the board of directors that we show our concern,” Mr. Berkowitz said.“We give care and comfort to peo-ple, and we also give care and com-fort to our staff,” Ms. Herman said. “It doesn’t matter what religion they are.“We are a family here.”She urges that anyone who possibly can donate to the typhoon relief ef-fort. The Jewish Federation of North-ern New Jersey is collecting money, which it sends to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee; the JDC has the experience necessary to know how to spend those funds.To donate, go to the federation’s website, www.jfnnj.org. The link for do-nation is at the top of the page.
Candlelighting: Friday, November 15, 4:20 p.m.Shabbat ends: Saturday, November 16, 5:21 p.m.
We have some winners for Israel’s Wikimedia Commons World Heri-tage Site photo contest.And by we I mean all of us. The point of the contest is to solicit photos of important places. Those images can be reused by anyone who attributes them properly.This year, 7,000 photos were submitted; the top winners received cash prizes, and the top ten are being entered in the global contest, which drew entries from 51 countries and Antarctica.
Winning photos for the global kibbutz
Staff members, residents, family members, and friends from the Jewish Home Family joined in a program at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh to provide comfort and hope to the 92 Filipinos on staff.
COURTESY JEWISH HOME FAMILY
Pini Berman took first prize of NIS 5000 for his photo “Jaffa at Night – View from the Sea”Amos Gal took the photo of an old bus stop in the Beit Shean Valley.Yossi Steibel took this photo of the Casino at the Bat Galim promenade in Haifa.