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Weekly Announcements for April 15-27
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Jewish Home for the Soul? See below for a listing of all of our upcoming events and programs. Also, visit our website or check out our facebook page for  more details on all of our great offerings.

Check out Rabbi Saks' latest publication of his public journal on our website below. You can find all of his journal entries at rabbis-journal.

Food for Food Pantry!

In honor of the holiday of Passover, The YJPA is organizing a drop off of food to the food pantry at local St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Perth Amboy. Please drop your food off at the shul when you come to our next event OR email  to schedule a separate drop off 
Members of Faithful Families  engage in conversation this past Sunday on using personal narrative to positively engage with their intermarried families

Join us for meaningful services, intriguing conversations, and great camaraderie. 

Events over the next two weeks include topics related to...

~ helping a member say Kaddish

~ developing your personal Jewish identity

~ preparing for and celebrating PASSOVER!

~ building synagogue skills 

~ and visiting Jewish war veterans


All of Your Passover Questions Answered including CAN I EAT KITNIYOT?

Wednesday, April 20th, 12 pm (Menlo Park Mall)

THIS year the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards came out with a teshuvah (legal responsum) allowing Jews of Ashkenazi descent to eat kitniyot (beans, rice, corn, etc.) on Passover.
  • Why did they make this decision? 
  • If I didn't eat kitniyot beforehand, should I eat them now? 
  • Should we change our policy in the synagogue? 
We will explore all of these questions regarding the eating of kitniyot as well as all other questions you may have about Passover during this SPECIAL Ask the Rabbi session in the mall on Wednesday, April 20th at 12 pm.

See you there!

Friday, April 15
8 pm -   Friday Night Services 
(Please bring in non-perishable food for food pantry)

Saturday, April 16
10 am -    Saturday Morning Services - Ann Blog is saying Kaddish!  (Please bring in non-perishable food for food pantry)

Sunday, April 17
10:00 am -- Sulam Seminar: Connecting Your Jewish Identity to Synagogue Participation

Tuesday, April 19
New Time this week!
1:00 pm - Veterans Home Visit (NJ Veterans Home, Menlo Park) -- Passover Seder Prep #3

Wednesday, April 20
12 pm -  Ask the Rabbi Open Table (Menlo Park Mall) -- All of Your Passover Questions Answered including CAN I EAT KITNIYOT?

Saturday, April 23 - FIRST DAY OF PASSOVER! 

Tuesday, April 26
3:00 pm - Interfaith Passover Seder @ Veterans Home (NJ Veterans Home, Menlo Park)

Wednesday, April 27
12 pm -  Ask the Rabbi Open Table (Menlo Park Mall) 
Save the Date Spotlight:
Scholar in Residence Weekend
May 20th-22nd, 2016

Reserve this weekend for a special learning occasion as we welcome Rabbi Jonathan Porath, a scholar from Israel, into our community. He will share memorable teachings on the theme of  Deepening Our Personal Jewish Identities including...
  • Nurturing Our Jewish Hearts and Jewish Souls (Friday)
  • How to Be Even More Jewish in Perth Amboy (Saturday)
  • 175 Visits to Russia, with PICTURES (Sunday)
  • and a SPECIAL Dessert reception & talk on Israel for patrons (Saturday night)
Events are FREE |  Patrons (including name on program and Sat night invitation): $50 per person
Save the Date Spotlight: 
Trip to NYC - Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway!
Sunday, June 26th

A group of members is interested in organizing a trip to NYC to see Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway. If you're interested, please contact Sherry Weber for more details at 908-451-9708 or
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