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Weekly Announcements for June 17 - June 30
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 a special Father's Day Service (June 18) (Ann Blog is sponsoring a kiddush luncheon) and Shabbat by the Sea (June 24).  Also, visit our website or check out our facebook page for  more details on all of our great offerings.

Read a recap of Perth Amboy's Israeli Flag raising and Holocaust Remembrance Day program in the Amboy Guardian. Rabbi and Jonah Saks participated in the flag raising on behalf of Beth Mordecai. (Click the link below to read the article). 

 Interested in participating in an Interfaith Iftar Dinner to honor the Muslim holiday of Ramadan?

Rabbi Saks will be joining colleagues and members of the local Northern Middlesex community for an interfaith iftar dinner on Thursday, June 23rd to honor the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. 

In the wake of events like the shooting in Orlando it is more important than ever to extend (and receive) invitations from members of other faith communities to understand each other's faiths better so that we can combat hate, intolerance, and ignorance. If you are interested in joining Rabbi Saks, please email him at

Rabbi Jonathan Porath speaks about his experience serving Jews in the Former Soviet Union during our Scholar in Residence Weekend
Join us for meaningful services, intriguing conversations, and great camaraderie. 

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

~ Father's Day
~ Shabbat by the Sea
~ Annual Meeting
~ Fiddler on the Roof in NYC 


Our FIRST Shabbat by the Sea of the season!
Friday, June 24, 6:30 pm

Get ready for another summer of beautiful and inspiring Shabbat by the Sea services. Join us for our first service...

Shabbat by the Sea: Caring for One Another

We will explore how our tradition teaches us to care for one another, especially to those who give care to others. We will hear from one of our members, Fred Bernhardt, who will share his experience as a caregiver for his wife, Rhona, who suffers from Alzheimer's.

Catered Dinner included! Please RSVP by June 22nd to

If you are interested in being a  Shabbat by the Sea Season Supporter (to offset the cost of our Shabbat by the Sea events), please email Rabbi Saks at 

Friday, June 17

Saturday, June 18
10 am - Services in honor of Father's Day (with special kiddush luncheon honoring the memory of Ann Blog's father, Seymour Lazarowitz z"l)

Tuesday, June 21
3:30 pm -  Visit to Veterans Home (NJ Veterans Home, Menlo Park Mall)

Wednesday, June 22
12 pm - Ask the Rabbi (at Menlo Park Mall's Food Court)

Friday, June 24
6:30 pm -   Shabbat by the Sea: Caring for One Another (with catered dinner)

Saturday, June 25

Sunday, June 26
10 am - Annual Meeting
3 pm - Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway (Group trip to NYC)

Wednesday, June 29
9:30 am - Book Group: AJ Heschel's The Sabbath (at Panera, Woodbridge)
12 pm -  Ask the Rabbi (at Menlo Park Mall's Food Court)
Save the Date Spotlight: 

Save the Date Spotlight:

NY Yankees vs. Orioles
Thursday, July 21st, 1:05 pm

We are looking into going as a group to an upcoming NY Yankees game. Please let us
know if you are interested in going to a game and if this potential date works for you (or doesn't work for you). 

Contact Irwin Bernhardt if interested at
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