Salt & Pilpel

Connecting Jewish Americans and Israelis in North NJ

Irit’s traditional Purim Party February 13, 2011

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Challahs for Shabbat December 1, 2010

Hello everyone,

As we assume you all know Salt & Pilpel is a social voluntary initiative that tries to connect and bring together Israelis and Jewish Americans.

Since many new Israeli and Jewish families have recently moved to our area we thought about a nice welcome activity. We would like to offer you all (new and old families) a new activity which goal is to create new relationships and to bring us closer together – making and delivering of Challahs for Shabbat .

Imagine our own hand made Challah industry that we all can enjoy and  take part in and that will allow us to welcome new Israeli and Jewish families to our  community.

Once a month, close to Rosh Chodesh (beginning of a Hebrew month), on a Thursday evening, we will gather 2-3 ladies in one of the houses to prepare Challahs together. We will than distribute the Challahs to other Jewish and Israeli families. We’ll roll our sleeves, knead the dough, braid it, laugh, get to know new people and make a few families happy. Then the freshly baked and packed Challahs will be distributed to other families.

The activity will allow you to learn how to prepare a fresh and tasty Challah as well as host (a few weeks later) the same activity, pass on the knowledge to others and prepare new Challahs with them.

We will distribute the wrapped Challahs together with a welcoming note to the new families (different families each month).

This Challah baking and welcoming  activity will require a number of volunteers each month – one to drive and distribute the Challahs, one to host Challah baking meet-up, and a few to prepare the Challahs and wrap them.

We will be happy to hear from you about new Jewish and Israeli families.

So what is it about?

  • A different and unique opportunity for a social gathering.
  • A good recipe for Challah.
  • Creative idea and fun family activity.
  • Opportunity to host a similar meeting in your home.
  • Doing a Mitzvah and sending Challahs to new families – a warm and friendly welcome!

We hope that this activity would enable you  to participate as well as contribute and take an active role  in our community while enhancing  connections and relationships  with other  members of the Jewish Israeli American community.

We look forward to hear your comments and see your registration (please circle the relevant items and email us back):

1. I Would like to attend and prepare Challahs.

2. I will be happy to host a Challah baking meet-up at my home

3. I will be happy to volunteer to distribute the Challah

Name:______________________ e-mail or phone no.________________

We hope you all enjoy this venture along with a fresh Challah for Shabbat .

Please feel free to forward this message to your friends and family !

 

Event of The JCC of the Greater Five Towns November 16, 2010


שירים בצבע חאקי


במוצאי שבת 20 לנובמבר 8:30 בערב


ערב נוסטלגי ומרגש של שירים וסיפורים מחיי הלהקות הצבאיות הפקה, קטעי קישור והנחיה – הזמרת זמירה חן

בהשתתפות זמרים ומוסיקאים מהשורה הראשונה

 

at

Temple Israel

140 Central Avenue Lawrence, NY 11559

 

לרכישת כרטיסים מראש  516-569-6733

Heli Guetta, Ex. 205            rachel.guetta@fivetownsjcc.org

Debi Averbach, Ex. 203       debi.averbach@fivetownsjcc.org

 

30$ ליחיד

כולל כיבוד קפה ועוגה

 

 

Ofer Bendor – lecture in Hebrew at the JCC November 1, 2010

“כך הכרתי את עופר בן דור שליווה, הדריך ורץ לצידו של בזה נבבה, הרץ הישראלי העיוור מלידה שזכה להשתתף ולסיים את המרתון באולימפיאדת בייג’ין 2008 ואפילו טיפס עם עופר אל האוורסט. סיפורו של בזה נגע בליבם של כל אזרחי המדינה כמה שבועות קודם לכן בכתבה ששודרה באולפן שישי. ואני חשבתי שמן הראוי לשים את הפוקוס דווקא על עופר- שהלוואי וירבו אנשים כמוהו.”
מזמינים אתכם לערב מרתק וחד פעמי עם אורח מישראל
עופר בן דור
ההרצאה : ” הבלתי אפשרי – מאד אפשרי ”
ההרצאה עוסקת במימוש והשגת  מטרות,רצונות וחלומות שנראים בלתי ניתנים להשגה. דבקות  במטרה , כח רצון , מצויינות , התגברות על מכשולים התמודדות עם משברים , חברות אמיתית , אהבה והשראה
ההרצאה תערך יום רביעי ה-3 בנובמבר בשעה 8:30 בערב ב”טמפל ישראל”
140 Central Ave, Lawrence, NY, 11559 בכתובת 
להלן דברים שנכתבו בעקבות ההרצאה בפני פורום של מנכ”לי חברות:
במהלך השעה וחצי הבאות נחשפנו, קבוצה של אנשים מכל תחומי העשייה בארץ,לדרמה חוצה יבשות, שהעלתה את מושג האנושיות לגבהים חדשים. החסרנו פעימה, התרגשנו והיו אפילו כאלו שהדמעה בצבצה בעיניהם משמחה של ניצחון והתעלות על מוסכמות חברתיות וגבולות היכולת האנושית, מתקווה שהגשימה את עצמה ומהבנה בהירה שדווקא הדברים הפשוטים בחיים יכולים להיות בעלי המשמעות הכי עמוקה.
לפרטים נוספים ניתן לפנות לחלי גואטה 516-569-6733 שלוחה 205 או במספר 516-353-5425          
                                               עלות לאדם 10$

 

The Forest & The C – An Evening of Great Wines July 16, 2010

Yatir and Domaine Du Castel are considered to be among the best Israeli wineries — ask Robert Parker, Tom Stevenson or Hugh Johnson who gave them rave reviews. Better yet, experience them yourself.

Yatir, a “New World” styled Boutique winery, is located in the Yatir Forest near the Dead Sea on the grounds of 3,000 year old wine making facilities. It proves that in Israel you can not only grow quality grapes in the desert, but also produce internationally awarded superb wines.

The French influenced Domaine du Castel is a family owned Boutique winery located near Jerusalem. Eli Ben Zaken transformed the winery into a world-known entity winning Decanter Magazine’s Wine of the Month award twice in one year, a remarkable feat. It’s Bordeaux styled wines received many prestigious international awards.

Sit back, relax and join other wine lovers at the Israeli Wine of the Month Club’s interactive wine tasting experience.

What is interactive wine tasting?

* Several wonderful Israeli wines will be explored. Cheese, crackers and fruit also served.
* A panel of our Sommeliers/Wine Critics will describe each wine and guide you in exercising your palate tasting them
* You will be encouraged to voice your opinion about each wine and write elaborate notes — be Robert Parker, Tom Stevenson or Daniel Rogov for a night… Every opinion counts !
* We will collect everyone’s tasting notes and distribute them via a newsletter. The newsletter will also include professional tasting notes as well as detailed descriptions of the wineries, and more…

When? July 22, 2010 at 7PM
Where? Quint, Miller & Co.
34 West 38th Street (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
6th Floor
The buzzer on the ground floor (on the right side of entrance door), # 6

How much? $36 at door
RSVP by July 21, 2010 (space is limited)

For more info. http://www.meetup.com/Israeli-Wine-Lovers/calendar/14047536/?a=ce1c_rt&rv=ce1c

 

Our Summer Hike was on the News! June 29, 2010

Click this link to see what Ilanit Habut of Yediot Acharonot wrote about our hike!

Yediot-hike article

 

Cool White Nights June 15, 2010

The Israeli Wines Lover’s tastings started with white wines and generally end with reds. Come and explore crisp Chardonnays, lively Sauvignon Blancs, refreshing Viogniers as well as other wonderful blends….

Sit back, relax and join other wine lovers at the Israeli Wine of the Month Club’s interactive wine tasting experience.

What is interactive wine tasting?

* Nine wonderful Israeli wine will be explored. Artisan cheeses and breads, crackers and fruit are also served.
* A panel of our Sommelier/Wine Critics will describe each wine and guide you in exercising your palate tasting them. Also, the panel will offer wine and food pairing suggestions
* You will be encouraged to voice your opinion about each wine and write elaborate notes — be Robert Parker, Tom Stevenson or Daniel Rogov for a night…
* everyone’s tasting notes will be collected and distributed via a newsletter. The newsletter will also include professional tasting notes as well as detailed descriptions of the wineries, and more…

When? June 23, 2010 at 7PM
Where? Quint, Miller & Co.
34 West 38th Street (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
6th Floor
The buzzer on the ground floor, # 6

How much? $36 at door
RSVP by June 22, 2010 (space is limited)

Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/Israeli-Wine-Lovers/calendar/13756812/