7 pm -
Musical Service featuring Cantor Rav Bronwen Mullin
~ inspirational teachings
~ great music
8 pm -
Delicious Dairy Potluck Shabbat Dinner with presentation by Scholar in Residence (SIR) Rabbi Jonathan Porath:
Nurturing Our Jewish Hearts and Jewish Souls: Opening presentation of evocative personal stories with follow up discussion from the community of our own meaningful Jewish experiences.
10 am -
Our FIRST ever "I DID IT!" Participatory Service featuring:
~ Cheryl August answering the challenge to read her WHOLE Bat Mitzvah Haftarah portion
~ Members of the congregation reading Torah and leading prayers
~ Celebrating Elliot Rubin's discovery that he is a Kohen
~ Singing by Cantor Rav Bronwen Mullin
~ Organ Music organist Jon Tyllian
~ Blowout Kiddush luncheon with PRESENTATION by SIR Rabbi Jonathan Porath:
How To Be Even More Jewish in Perth Amboy: A discussion of the contemporary application of Jewish practices, values and Mitzvot in today's America with practical suggestions on how to be more Jewish. Lots of audience give and take.
8 pm -
Patron Dessert Reception for patrons and benefactors of the SIR weekend at home of Rabbi Ari & Rachel Saks with SPECIAL PRESENTATION by SIR Rabbi Jonathan Porath:
Leaving Home and Coming Home: A Quarter of a Century on Aliyah to Israel - a family's story of leaving the US for Israel and what it is like to live in Jerusalem today.
10 am - Brunch and SPECIAL Open to the Public PRESENTATION by SIR Rabbi Jonathan Porath:
175 Trips to the Jews of Russia: personal experiences, stories and insights from visits to the Soviet Union and Russia since 1965 until the present [WITH special presentation of pictures from trips].