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Weekly Announcements for April 22 - May 4
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. Also, visit our website or check out our facebook page for  more details on all of our great offerings.

Check out this article from the New Jersey Jewish News featuring  Rabbi Saks' opinion on the Conservative t'shuvah to allow kitniyot on Passover

Help with cooking for interfaith Passover Seder for war veterans

We will be cooking some food on Monday night (April 25) In preparation for our interfaith Passover seder for war veterans at the Veterans Home in Menlo Park on Tuesday April 26, 3-5 pm. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Sherry Weber at 908-451-9708 or
Participants in our recent SULAM Participation and Leadership Development program discuss interesting Jewish text in  hevruta  (paired learning). If you're interested in participating, our next session is  Tuesday May 24th at 7 pm.  Contact Rabbi Saks ( for details.

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

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

~ Passover

~ Shabbat

~ Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)


It's time to celebrate PASSOVER!

Join your Jewish Home for the Soul for some soulful Passover experiences this holiday season! Including...
  • Meaningful 
    teachings from your first night seders (Schtickale of Yiddishkeit, Saturday, 9 am) 
  • Fun Passover experiences for kids (Tot Shabbat, Saturday 10 am)
  • A delicious and inspiring Passover Seder for the community (Saturday, 6 pm)
  • Delightful 
    Passover services (Sunday April 24, 10 am; Friday April 29, 10 am; Friday April 29, 8 pm; Saturday April 30, 10 am)
    • includes a memorable 
      YIZKOR service on Saturday April 30, 10 am
  • An enlightening interfaith Passover seder with Jewish war veterans and the larger community of the New Jersey Veterans Home in Menlo Park (Tuesday April 26, 3-5 pm)
  • Some deeper 
    Passover learning during Ask the Rabbi (Wednesday April 27, 12 pm)
Make Beth Mordecai your Passover destination for celebrating the history and timelessness of Judaism with these wonderful holiday opportunities.

Hag kasher v'samea(Happy and kosher holiday)!

Friday, April 22
NO SERVICES! Enjoy your seders...

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

Friday, April 29

Saturday, April 30

Wednesday, May 4
9:30 am - Book Group: AJ Heschel's "The Sabbath" (Panera Bread, Woodbridge)

12 pm -    Ask the Rabbi Open Table: Making Sense of the Holocaust (Menlo Park Mall Food Court between Panera and Chik-Fil-A)

7:30 pm - Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) program (JCC of Middlesex County)

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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