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Weekly Announcements for October 13 - 26
Want to know what's happening and how to get involved with your
Jewish Home for the Soul? See below for a listing of all of our upcoming events and programs including Harvesting Our Goodness: Food, Sukkot, and Acts of Lovingkindness (October 16).  Also, visit our website or check out our facebook page for  more details on all of our great offerings.

Read Rabbi Saks' letter to the community handed out during the high holidays (Click the link below to read the article). 

High Holiday Letter 
Rabbi Saks visits with members Ila and Patrick Miller to share the mitzvah of lulav and etrog. Email Rabbi Saks if you_re interested in a similar visit for Mission Mitzvah_ Lulav and Etrog on Thurs Oct 20
Join us for meaningful services, fun holiday events, intriguing conversations, and great camaraderie. 

Events over the next couple of weeks include topics related to...

~ Helping feed the hungry

~ Celebrating Sukkot Together 

~ Enjoying a meal catered by a member and professional caterer

~ Dancing with Torahs and YIZKOR


Sunday, October 16th 4-8 pm

Sukkot teaches us to give thanks for the spiritual and physical bounty of our lives, by harvesting and sharing our good fortune with family, friends, neighbors, and strangers.

So, join us to...

4:00 pmOffer the GIFT OF FOOD by making brown bag lunches for those in need in the Perth Amboy community. (Please Bring boxes of 100% of fruit juice or Parmalat, along with boxes of cookies to divide and pack).

5:00 pmBuild a beautiful, open, and welcoming Sukkah.

6:00 pm - Share with your Beth Mordecai family a POT LUCK DAIRY DINNER DISH made with love from your home or store bought.

7:00 pmCelebrate the joy of Sukkot with fun, song, and dance

Please let us know what you'll be bringing to the potluck by clicking on our Facebook event page OR by emailing Rabbi Saks at

For more info, please contact Rabbi Saks at

Rabbi Saks is away for Shabbat October 14-15

Friday, October 14
6:30 pm -   Services led by members (Larry Deutchman and Sharon Bender will lead services. Jeremy Strauss will deliver a D'var Torah)

Saturday, July 23

Sunday, October 16
Monday, October 17

Wednesday, October 19
12 pm - Ask the Rabbi: Sukkot Edition ( at Menlo Park Mall's Food Court)

Thursday, October 20

Friday, October 21
10:30 am - Visit to NJ Veterans Home ( 132 Evergreen Rd, Edison, NJ)

8 pm - Services

Saturday, October 22
10 am - Services

12:30 pm - Faithful Families

Sunday, October 23
3 pm - Grandparents Circle: Family Sukkah Ice Cream Party (Congregation Beth Ohr - 70 Highway 516, Old Bridge)

5:30 pm -   All the Holidays Celebration - Sukkot, Sh'mini Atzeret, & Simhat Torah (with a Catered Meal by member and professional caterer Carol Semel)

Monday, October 24

Wednesday, October 26
12 pm - Ask the Rabbi (Food Court @ Menlo Park Mall
Save the Date  

Faith Basics
Understanding Religion, one class at a time

1st Tuesday of the month (November 2016 - April 2017), 7:30-9:30 pm  Temple Beth Mordecai and St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Perth Amboy NJ

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 
Congregation Beth Mordecai (224 High Street, Perth Amboy)

Join us for a MONTHLY opportunity to learn some of the basic concepts and practices of both Judaism and Christianity. These sessions will be helpful for those in an interfaith relationship who would like to learn more about their partner's faith AND anyone wanting to learn how basic teachings of Judaism and Christianity compare and contrast with one another. See flyer for more info.
Each session will include two 45-minute lessons - one Jewish and one Christian both around the same theme. The Jewish lesson will be taught by Rabbi Saks of Congregation Beth Mordecai (224 High Street, Perth Amboy, NJ) and the Christian lesson will be taught by Reverend Anne-Marie Jeffery of St. Peter's Episcopal Church (188 Rector Street, Perth Amboy, NJ). You are welcome to attend a single or both lesson(s) in any particular session. 

Email Rabbi Saks ( to sign up for the class and all consequent sessions.
Congregation Beth Mordecai |  224 High Street, Perth Amboy NJ 08861 | 732-442-1373 | |  b