Our Mission Statement: Temple Rodeph Torah seeks to build an active and engaged Jewish community, one person at a time. We cherish our time-honored traditions to make them ever more relevant and precious in our modern lives. These traditions will help to enrich and ensure a Jewish future through worship, spirituality, education, celebration and acts of loving-kindness.
This Week @ TRT                                                    May 18 - 27, 2018
Fire Pit Help Needed

Need 3 or 4 strong people to build the new fire pit @ TRT, on Sunday 6/3 at 10am. Bring gloves. If the weather is inclement, we will build during the week. Contact Mort Blumenthal at 732.851.4785.
Evening Book Discussion

Come join Sisterhood for our Book
Discussion Get Together on Thursday 5/31 @ 7pm at TRT.  We will be reading A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.  RSVP by email by May 28th or to the temple office at 732.308.0055.  Please be prepared to bring suggestions for our future books.
Jerusalem Day Film Viewing
TRT Men's Club invites all congregants (men, women & children) to join us on Saturday 6/2 @ 7pm at the home of Tmima & Eli Grinvald (7 Cannan Ct, Englishtown) in celebration of Israel's 51st anniversary of Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) when Jerusalem was reunified in June 1967. The dramatic film In Search of Peace will be shown, narrated by Michael Douglas, featuring footage of Israeli paratroopers capturing the Holy City. Free of charge and open to our congregation and the community. Please email your RSVP by 5/27.
Daytime Book Discussion

Please join TRT Sisterhood for our Afternoon  Book  Club meeting on Tuesday 6/5 at 12:30pm at Mom's.Please note that we will be meeting on Tuesday instead of Wednesday.  We will be reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Please RSVP by 6/3 by email to Marla Bucher or the temple office at 732-308-0055 if you will be attending.
Ladies Night Out
TRT Sisterhood is having a Ladies Night Out, hosted by Marilyn Beutel, on
Wednesday  6/13 at 7pm. We will learn about skin care while enjoying wine and snacks. Click here for details and RSVP information.
Worship
Services This Week
Friday, May 18, 8:00pm
Rock Shabbat Service
Guest Artist: Max Kasler
Blessing for New Drivers
Candle lighting at 7:51pm

Saturday, May 19, 10:00am
Bar Mitzvah Service 
Led by Braden Sherer

Saturday, May 19, 10:00am
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Led by Neal Finkelstein

Saturday, May 19, 7:30pm
Erev Shavuot/Confirmation/Yiskor Service


Services Next Week
Friday, May 25, 8:00pm
Erev Shabbat Service
Sermon: Rabbis, Cantors & Ordinary People
Anniversary Blessings for May
Candle lighting at 7:57pm

Saturday, May 26, 10:00am
Bat Mitzvah Service 
Led by Hayley Gold

Saturday, May 26, 10:00am
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Led by Karen Goldstein
Spotlight on TRT's 
Special Program Funds!
There are many times in our lives when we want to share our simchas, honor the memory of a loved one, and/or acknowledge someone special.  A great way to show the love is by making a tax-free donation to one of TRT's special program funds. Each week in this column we will highlight a different program fund with the hope that you will feel inspired to support those who will benefit from the fund. This week's spotlight i s on the Temple Improvement & Beautification Fund.

This fund is used for aesthetic, structural, and other improvements to the temple building. Artwork, signs, pictures, paints, and all of the special touches around TRT can be purchased with these funds.

To donate to this fund, please click here.
Youth Happenings
RTSY hangs out at TRT on Saturday 6/2 from 11:30am - 1:30pm. we will be hanging out on the grass outside TRT playing games or lounging around! Bring games or sports equipment that you would like to play. Come hang out with us to finish off this GERate year! The cost is FREE! BYOPL (bring your own picnic luch) and blanket/chair to sit on. Click here for online sign up!
Current Newsletter
Click here for our current newsletter!
In Search of Peace
NJ Jewish News in partnership with The Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ presents a program on
Wednesday, 5/23 @ 7pm: Public Forum, Book Signing with Yossi Klein Halevi and Gary Rosenblatt 
and  the launch of Yossi Klein Halevi's new book Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor. Click here for details and note FREE ADMISSION for TRT members who email Rabbi Weber in advance here.
Feast of Iftar
On Monday 6/4 at 8pm, TRT will once again host a celebratory break-the-fast feast of Iftar for our friends in the Muslim community. This is a great opportunity to share with wonderful people who have become friends, and sets the tone for our continued shared efforts of encouraging positive relationships.RSVP to the office at 732.308.0055 are required; non-dairy desserts welcomed. Click here for more details.
Congregational
 Meeting
Please join us for our annual Congregational Meeting on Friday 6/8 @ 7pm . We will all meet before the Shabbat Under The Stars Service which begins @ 8pm. Please help us vote on the new budget and Board of Directors while enjoying a little music,  slideshow of pictures highlighting this past year, and snacks provided for all to enjoy! Click here for details.
Taste of NJ is back 
Join us on Monday 6/11 from 6-9pm at the Grand Marquis in Old Bridge for an amazing culinary event showcasing the spectacular cuisine of many local area restaurants. At the event we will also be honoring Rabbi Shira Stern for her work on behalf of TRT and the Red Cross. This event is open to the entire community. 
Purchase tickets online here! Click here for more info.
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