Dear Friends of the Greater Elizabeth/Hillside Community, 

As you know, Zayin Adar is the yahrtzeit of Moshe Rabbeinu and a time when Jewish communities around the world traditionally gather to raise awareness and support of the work of local chevra kadisha. 

Our chevra, comprised of dedicated men and women, has continued to be available for the community throughout these difficult times, assisting families in giving proper kavod hameis and honoring loved ones.  The hope is that no one should experience the pain of losing a loved one, but rachmana l’tzlan when it happens, the chevra is there with quiet dignity to do their holy work and provide a small measure of comfort to family. 

This year, the entire community will be gathering for our annual Zayin Adar event on Motzei Shabbos March 5, 2022 at 8:30 PM in the Goldfischer Gymnasium at the Jewish Educational Center’s Elmora Campus. We will be welcoming Rabbi Chaim Strauchler, Rabbi of Congregation Rinat Yisrael of Teaneck, NJ, a Rhodes Scholar and proud graduate of the Jewish Educational Center.  The topic of his talk will be: Joy and Sadness: A System of Balance within Halacha.

Please join your friends and neighbors in this important event and show your appreciation and commitment to the sacred work of your chevra kadisha as we remember those we lost and honor the many volunteers of our chevra. 

Please support the Chesed Shel Emes Fund so that the chevra can be there for families in their time of need.  All sponsors will be recognized, including a loved one in whose memory the contribution is being made. 

Chesed Shel Emes

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