Services and events this week
Friday, January 22, 8 pm 
Friday Night Services
Join our community for spirited and lively participatory services. Each service includes elements of singing, storytelling, and conversation with the community.

Contact Jeremy Strauss ( if interested in sponsoring Oneg Shabbat.

Saturday, January 23
Saturday Morning Services 

Upcoming events
Friday, January 29 to Sunday January 31
Our NEXT Shabbatapalooza. 
Don't come for just one, come for MORE!

Friday, January 29, 7 pm
White Out Friday Night + Potluck Dinner
Our memorable Friday night singing and learning experience is back as we come together dressed in white for Shabbat to celebrate our tradition and our community. Stay for a delicious potluck Shabbat dinner! (Let us know what you're bringing for Shabbat dinner in our Facebook group).

Saturday, January 30, 10 am
Shabbat Morning Services: Video Service!
A NEW Shabbat experience! Be inspired by beautiful Jewish images in a special service with songs and prayers on the big screen! This fun Shabbat experience will be followed by a Kiddush lunch.

RSVP to Rabbi Saks (

Saturday, January 30, end of Shabbat (6:30 pm)
Havdallah and Group Bowling Night
at Woodbridge Bowling (346 Main Street, Woodbridge NJ). 
A fun night out with your community as we bowl the night away. To be preceded (at Woodbridge Bowling) by the beautiful ritual of Havdallah to separate Shabbat from the rest of the week. RSVP TO Rabbi Saks if interested.

Sunday, January 31, 9:30-12 pm
Mordy's Brunch Hour -- Encourage BELONGING
($10 for members; $20 for non-members)
Come to the first of four brunch hours where we learn from  great teachers on the four pillars of our community:  Belonging, Tradition, Faith, and Shabbat. 

9:30am -- Tallis and Tefillin service 
Feel the power of the ancient tradition of "laying" (wearing) tefillin. Men and women are both encouraged to participate. 

10:30 -- Brunch & Presentation on Israeli Innovation in Techonology
Over a tasty brunch, we will explore the world of 
Israeli innovation in the field of technology, learning about 
what makes Israel such a technological powerhouse. 

Approximately 11:30 -- Israeli Dance
Brunch will be followed by a communal experience of one of Israel's most original and innovative "technologies": Israeli dance. 

Benefactors for this and other "Mordy's Brunch Hour" programs available for as low as $100. Please email Rabbi Saks for more details.

Save the date!
Sunday, February 28, 10 am - 1 pm
Northern Jewish Middlesex Communal Day of Study: Our Favorite Jewish Things (No admission fee)
at Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Avenue, Metuchen
Find out some of the things that motivate our Jewish teachers here in Middlesex County to teach and promote Judaism while having an opportunity to "taste" some of our community's favorite Jewish things. 

Rabbi Saks will be teaching a lesson entitled: "More than Just Words on a Scroll: Perspectives and Teachings from a Life-Long Torah Reader." See flyer for a full description of the program.

This Day of Study is co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Mordecai, the JCC of Middlesex County, Congregation Neve Shalom, and Temple Emanu-El.

Sunday, March 14, 9:30 am - 12 pm
Mordy's Brunch Hour -- 
($10 for members; $20 for non-members)
Featuring  Rabbi Gerald Zelizer, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Neve Shalom. More details to come!