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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 for
T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
on this week's Torah portion of Parashat Sh'mini. Click the link below:

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 

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

Events over the next two weeks include topics related to...
  • learning the service
  • interfaith families
  • Preparing for Passover
  • building synagogue skills 
  • and visiting fellow Jews. 

PLEASE UNDERSTAND ME! How to Positively Engage with your intermarried family  

Sunday, April 10th

THIS Sunday we have two 
unique workshops to engage with intermarried families on how to use personal narrative to positively engage with their intermarried families...

12:30 pm -- Faithful Families (@ St. Peter's Church, Perth Amboy) for COUPLES who come from different faith backgrounds. 

7:00 pm -- Grandparents Circle (@Congregation Beth Ohr, Old Bridge) for GRANDPARENTS (and future ones whose children have married someone from a different faith background. THIS SESSION IS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY who are interested in the subject.

With the help of EXPERTS in the field we will address:

*How to deal with our feelings of loss and our fear of not being understood?

* How to create the right environment to be heard by one another

* And, in the midst of understanding each other, how to appreciate otherness? 


Friday, April 8

Saturday, April 9

Sunday, April 10

Tuesday, April 12
3:30 pm - Veterans Home Visit (NJ Veterans Home, Menlo Park) -- Passover Seder Prep #2

Wednesday, April 13
12 pm - Ask the Rabbi Open Table (Menlo Park Mall)

Friday, April 15

Saturday, April 16

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

Tuesday, April 19
3:30 pm -  Veterans Home Visit (NJ Veterans Home, Menlo Park) -- Passover Seder Prep #3

Wednesday, April 20
9:30 am - Book Group on "AJ Heschel's the Sabbath" (Panera in Woodbridge)

12 pm -  Ask the Rabbi Open Table (Menlo Park Mall) -- FINAL Passover Questions
Save the Date Spotlight: 
Community Passover Seder
Saturday, April 23, 6 pm

Explore the joy and intrigue of Passover with this wonderful communal celebration of the timeless Seder ritual. 

Adults are still only $39, under 18 is $19, 12 and under is FREE.
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
Congregation Beth Mordecai |  224 High Street, Perth Amboy NJ 08861 | 732-442-1373 | |  b