Page 14 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • March 25, 2009 Franklin Lakes Tenth Annual Mitzvah Mall comes to Barnert Temple Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes will host its Tenth Annual Mitzvah Mall on Sunday, March 29 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. A mitzvah is defined as a commandment, but is also generally considered to mean a good deed. Each year, Barnert Temple’s Mitzvah Mall raises funds for 10 carefully selected charities from among the hundreds researched. In past few years, Barnert’s Mitzvah Mall has been successful in educating the community about the charities and raising a significant amount of money for the organizations represented at the event, since 100 percent of the monies collected go to the charities at the Mitzvah Mall. Last year, the event raised over $26,000. In addition to the monies donated to the charities at their information booths, there will be an auction of with proceeds divided among the 10 charities. The event raises awareness of the importance of giving. Attending this event will be the children of Barnert’s religious school, their families, adult temple members, and friends. The public is also invited to attend this event, and there is no charge. Barnert Temple invites people of all faiths to join in supporting the charities represented. Each charity will have representatives on-hand to answer questions, provide educational materials, and offer interactive projects that can be done with children. This year’s charities are: ATZUM: Justice Works (www.Atzum. org) supports 44 surviving righteous gentiles and helps Israeli families who have suffered trauma and economic difficulties. Companion Animal Advocates (www. is committed to keeping family pets from being surrendered to already crowded shelters because their owners can no longer care for them. CUMAC/ECHO (www.cumacecho. org) works to alleviate hunger and its root causes for residents of Paterson, Passaic County, and northern New Jersey. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation ( develops and awards grants to programs throughout the U.S. that enrich the lives of adolescents and adults with autism. The Family Assistance Center of the New Jersey National Guard ( supports family members of the National Guard fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Good People Fund ( supports programs and individuals that have identified a problem in the world and are making a difference in solving that problem. The Hudson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) (www. works to prevent abused and neglected children from becoming lost in the child welfare system. Just Vision ( supports Israeli and Palestinian non-violent civic peace builders through media and education. Positive Planet (www.PositivePlanet. net) improves the quality of education for the poorest of Uganda’s children. The ReutSderot Association supports the population of Sderot and the Gaza Strip area in Israel who are in need of assistance. For information about joining the Barnert Temple, contact Alice Kintisch, membership liaison, at (201) 848-1800. Western Wind to perform Temple Beth Rishon’s annual Marvin Gastman Memorial concert will feature The Western Wind, an internationally acclaimed vocal sextet, who will perform “The Passover Story,” a musical program that combines narration and song to illuminate the Passover themes of freedom and redemption on Friday, March 27. The concert will follow the 7 p.m. Shabbat service at which the sextet will assist Cantor Ilan Mamber and the temple’s youth and adult choirs. Following the structure provided by the Haggadah (the compendium of prayers and lore that guides the Passover ritual meal), the program will include music from the Babylonian and Spanish traditions, Yiddish and Hebrew folk melodies in unique arrangements; music from the 19th century by Lewandowski; and contemporary Israeli and American music by Braun, Helfman, and Levine. Admission to the concert is free, but reservations are recommended. After the concert, an Oneg Shabbat featuring desserts and coffee will be served. Non-members are also invited to join Beth Rishon congregants at a Shabbat dinner preceding the service and concert. The dinner, which begins at 6 p.m., is free for congregants with reservations. Nonmembers and congregants without reservations will pay $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 13 at the door. For dinner and/or concert reservations call the temple office at (201) 891-4466, by Wednesday, March 25. Temple Beth Rishon is located at 585 Russell Avenue in Wyckoff. The concert is supported by Beth Rishon’s Marvin Gastman. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPER 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk Proceeds to benefit the Waldwick Ambulance Corps, Waldwick Community Alliance and town beautification projects. We are collecting canned food for Emmanuel Cancer Foundation. Date: Location: Registration: Race Time: Course: 5K Entry Fees: April 26, 2009 Waldwick High School Track & Field 5K Race: 9:00 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Walk: 9:30 a.m. ������ �� �������� � �������� Goody bags, post race refreshments 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. at the Waldwick High School Track Wyckoff Avenue & Hopper Avenue ���������� ������������������� 5K certified course and sanctioned by the USATF $15.00 pre-race fee received by April 1st $20.00 registration received by April 18th $25.00 registration after April 18th or on day of race Race day T-shirt to all pre-registrants and post-registrants (while supplies last) Rain or shine. $8.00 received by April 1st No refunds will $10.00 after April 1st and on day of race be given. ������� �������������� ������������������ ��������������������� Course Description: Fast, rolling hills, scenic park, track finish ������������������������������������ 1 Mile Fun Walk: ������������ No pets, roller blades, bikes, or skateboards during the 5K Run Strollers will be permitted during the 1 Mile Fun Walk Online application available at Additional information and directions on Race results will be available on