Event Updates

Event Updates

Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, most synagogues and organizations have cancelled all in-person activities for the time being. Some are offering online learning opportunities or plan to reschedule. Please email heart@njjewishnews.com with online events open to the community or other updates.

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County in Freehold will postpone of all of its public programming through the end of April.

Programs that will be rescheduled at a later date include: “Molly Picon: A Yiddish Gem” presented by Dr. Diane Cypkin, originally planned for Sunday, March 22; “The Jews of the Wild West,” a talk by Rabbi Michael Klein planned for March 29; “Spring into the Marriage and Relationships of Your Dreams,” a workshop with psychotherapist Dr. Jay Levin scheduled for Thursday, April 2; the documentary “Shalom Bollywood,” scheduled for Sunday, April 5; “Growing Up Jewish in Rural New Jersey,” a talk by local resident William Agress scheduled for Sunday, April 19; and “A Living Artist and Her Work,” a talk by Monmouth County artist Leora Asa, planned for Sunday, April 26.

Anyone who holds prepaid reservations for these programs is entitled to a refund.

The museum is working to set a new schedule of events for the summer and fall. For more information, call 732-252-6990 or visit jhmomc.org.


Temple Emanu-El, Edison, will be live streaming Shabbat evening services. Service times can be found at edisontemple.org/calendar; and participants can access the livestream by going to edisontemple.org/livestream.

Other events will be shared via Zoom. Torah study will take place on Saturdays at 9 a.m. “Joshua and Beyond: The Bible After Torah” discussion group is held on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. “Lunch and Learn: Finding Meaning in Midrash and Rabbinic Texts” is also offered on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. To access these activities, download the Zoom app at zoom.us/download and then follow the link zoom.us/j/8357221415. Those unable to join by Zoom may call 1-646-558-8656 and enter meeting ID# 8357221415 to participate.

For more information, contact info@edisontemple.org or 732-549-4442.


The following national and international organizations are offering various online resources:

Hillel International has launched Hillel@Home to provide Jewish college students an opportunity to explore new ideas and experiences as they keep themselves and others healthy. Visit welcome.hillel.org/hillelathome.

NCSY, the youth organization run by the Orthodox Union, is selling the NCSY Box, which contains three decks of Jewish educational cards that are meant to spark interactive conversations and ideas. Go to menuchapublishers.com/products/the-box.

OneTable, an organization funded to support people (ages 21-39ish) looking to find and share Shabbat dinners and meaningful Friday night experiences, has launched a webpage, “Shabbat Alone, Together,” at onetable.org/shabbatshalone.

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