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February 2019

Nosh & Drosh

February 21 , 9:30 am
princeton shopping center, 301 N Harrison St
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free

Sponsored by The Jewish Center Drop in for a morning of schmoozing, discussion, connecting and inclusion. Our new format will include a combination of guest leaders and self-guided discussions. February 21, March 21, April 11*, May 16, June 20, 2019 *not meeting on our usual third Thursday of the month due to a Jewish holiday* We will meet at Bon Appetit in the Princeton Shopping Center Questions? Contact the “Nosh & Drosh” Co-chairs: Lauren Neufeld 908-216-1412; laurenhneufeld@gmail.com or Cynthia Neufeld…

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Beth El Synagogue Seniors – Ethical Dilemas

February 21 , 1:00 pm
Beth El Synagogue, 50 Maple Stream Rd
East Windsor, NJ 08520

On Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm, the Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor Seniors and Jewish Family and Children Services presents ‘Ethical Dilemas: What would you do if…’ Life is made up of a series of decisions.   Participate in a discussion where a number of circumstances that offer difficult decision options will be presented and find out how and what you would or would not do. Beth El Synagogue is located at 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor,…

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Immigration in the 2000’s Kiddush lunch with attorney Susan W. Scheer Esq.

February 23 , 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Adath Shalom, 841 Mountain Way
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Free

A deep dive into a difficult subject: let's learn, discuss, explore and share as we speak with Susan Scheer, an attorney who has gained a profound understanding of the issues of immigration, asylum and the political controversies of our time: beyond the slogans and soundbites; a look at real issues, real people... Machlolet L'shem Shamayim: Judaism's round table is one that is famous throughout our history for being able to look at complex and faught topics in a spirit of…

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Pre-Policy Conference Orientation & Policy Briefing featuring Andrew Tabler

February 27 , 7:00 pm
Congregation Beth Israel – Scotch Plains, 18 Shalom Way
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

The evening will feature a Policy Conference Orientation at 6:30PM led by AIPAC staff. The event will begin at 7:00 PM. After a question and answer session, all will be invited to enjoy a light dairy dinner at 7:00PM. At 7:30 PM, Andrew Tabler, the Martin J. Gross fellow in the Geduld Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute, will discuss the political climate in the Middle East and lead a question and answer session. The goal of this…

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Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Dantowitz

February 28 , 11:30 am
Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 East Northfield Rd
Livingston, NJ 07039

Temple B’nai Abraham, Livingston, 11:30 a.m. Monthly program with Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz explores “Love, Lust and Power: David, the Biblical Character.” Bring a dairy lunch; drinks will be provided. RSVP to 973-994-2290 or visit tbanj.org.

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March 2019

Musical Scholar in residence: Joey Weisenberg & “The Architecture of Listening”

March 2 , 9:30 am
Congregation Shomrei Emunah, 67 Park St
Montclair, NJ 07042
Free

Merging traditional nusah and soulful nigunim, Joey Weisenberg, Creative Director of Hadar's Ricing Song Institute will cultivate the power of the communal voice through rhythm, spontaneous harmony, and careful listening. Joey will teach during services and lead a spirited Musaf. Kiddush Lunch & Learn follows with "The Torah of Music", Drawing from his 2017 National Jewish Book Award-winning book, Joey explores the spiritual teachings of music through a wide range of Jewish musical-spiritual texts and stories. We will sing, discuss,…

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Teffilah Lab: An Experimental Experiential Worship Group

March 3 , 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Monmouth Reform Temple, 332 Hance Ave
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Free

Tefillah Lab will be an experiential Jewish worship group at Monmouth Reform Temple. The group will focus on experimenting with Jewish meditation and have the goals of increasing mindfulness, promoting a sense of peace, and facilitating an experience of the divine for its participants. Drawing from psychological research, biblical commentary, and the Jewish meditation literature, we will discuss then try a variety of spiritual practices in lively and interactive sessions. In the first session, we will start by discussing our…

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“Still Dreaming of a Good Night’s Sleep”

March 5 , 11:30 am
Lavy House Senior Resource Center, 748 E Broad St
Westfield, NJ 07090

Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, Westfield, 11:30 a.m. Presented by Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) nurse Kathleen McMahon. A light kosher lunch will be served. The center is a joint venture between JFSCNJ and Temple Emanu-El of Westfield. RSVP to info@jfscentral.com or 908-352-8375.

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AIPAC Policy Conference Orientation & Club Member Briefing

March 5 , 7:00 pm
Temple Emanu-El of Closter, 180 Piermont Road
Closter, NJ 07624
Free

The evening will feature a Policy Conference Orientation at 7 PM led by AIPAC staff. The event will begin at 7:00 PM. After a question and answer session, all will be invited to enjoy a light dairy dinner at 7:30 PM. At 8 PM, Andrew Tabler, the Martin J. Gross fellow in the Geduld Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute, will discuss the political climate in the Middle East and lead a question and answer session. The goal…

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The New American Judaism

March 5 , 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway (at 122nd St.)
New York, NY 10027

JTS’s Dr. Jack Wertheimer and other thought leaders will discuss issues arising from Wertheimer’s acclaimed new book, The New American Judaism, especially the range of initiatives found in and out of synagogues that are helping to revitalize Jewish religious life. In The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today, Wertheimer delves deeply into understanding how American Jewish observance has shifted in light of the massive social upheavals of the recent decades. He explores which observances still resonate and…

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Teens: Rising to the Challenge!

March 7 , 6:15 pm
Adath Shalom, 841 Mountain Way
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Free

Teens and Early Twenties are the most exciting times in life… navigate the awesome years ahead with wisdom, mindfulness and character! An evening of conversation and discussion with Rabbi Zalman Kravitz, an inspiring facilitator, thought leader and teacher...

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Great Minds Salon: Using Israeli Technology To Take On The World

March 7 , 8:00 pm
the Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ 08540
$5

Allon Bloch will be speaking about “Using Israeli Technology To Take On The World”. Using Israeli technology to take on the world Allon will describe his experiences in building major companies such as Wix (small business website and infrastructure platform, multi-billion value on Nasdaq), Vroom (large online car retailer) and K (emerging AI driven primary care digital health company). Allon will detail how he leverages Israeli technical knowhow and creativity to build global companies and why he enjoys being the…

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Freedom Riders to Freedom Summer

March 9 , 8:00 pm
Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 21 Rev. William Powell Drive
Hightstown, NJ 08520

On Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm, Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor NJ and Mt. Olivet Baptist Church of Hightstown NJ present “Freedom Riders to Freedom Summer, The Impact and Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, 1961-1964”. Meet an amazing panel of Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement. Hear about the actual experiences of their 1960’s activism. Discuss the legacy of those years and its impact on today’s society. Light refreshments will be served. The event location is…

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Freedom Riders to Freedom Summer – Documentary

March 10 , 2:00 pm
Beth El Synagogue, 50 Maple Stream Rd
East Windsor, NJ 08520

On Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm, Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor NJ and Mt. Olivet Baptist Church of Hightstown NJ present “Freedom Riders to Freedom Summer, The Impact and Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, 1961-1964”. Watch the PBS documentary Freedom Riders by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, with discussion to follow. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling 609-977-6214 or 609-426-1953.

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Torah on Tap

March 13 , 8:00 pm
Kixx Sports Bar, 4591 NJ-27
Kingston, NJ 08528
Free

Join us for our monthly gathering at KIXX – the Sports Bar in Kingston as we gather to share some food, a good beer and a conversation about some critical topic in our Jewish lives. The Rabbi always brings a text or a topic or a story that keeps us talking for at least an hour. We welcome new people to our group and we are open to any men in our community including people who have not yet joined…

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