Services and events this week
Friday, March 11, 8 pm
Friday Night Services
Join our community for spirited and lively participatory services. Each service includes elements of singing, storytelling, and conversation with the community. We are open to all! 

Oneg Shabbat is sponsored by Anita Krentar in honor of the yahrtzeit of her father.

Please help us ensure a minyan so Anita Krentar can say Mourner's Kaddish for her father.

Saturday, March 12, 9 am
A Schtickale of Yiddishkeit -- Shabbat: A Palace in Time
This month's learning session picks up on some teachings about Shabbat that we have been discussing during our Book Group on Abraham Joshua Heschel's The Sabbath. We will learn some additional, beautiful teachings from ancient sources as well. 

If you wanted to learn more about Shabbat but couldn't make the Book Group, this is a wonderful learning opportunity to take advantage of!

Saturday, March 12, 10 am
Tot Shabbat Purim Edition: Costume and Hamantaschen Party!
Dress up in your favorite costume for a special Beth Mordecai Tot Shabbat Purim Celebration. Featuring...

~ Costume party
~ Shabbat friendly hamantaschen making
~ Interactive Megillah Story telling
~ Lots of singing, dancing, and noise making!
~ and a special, holiday kiddie kiddush

Contact: Nessa Madison (

Sunday, March 14, 9:30 am - 12 pm
Mordy's Brunch Hour --  Engage TRADITION
($10 for members; $20 for non-members)
Featuring Rabbi Gerald Zelizer, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Neve Shalom. 

A Rabbi's Work: Building Synagogue Life in Middlesex County - Past, Present, & Future 
Discover the history and uncover the possibilities of synagogue life in our area of Middlesex County. Rabbi Gerald Zelizer, Rabbi emeritus of Congregation Neve Shalom in Metuchen NJ and a leading Jewish communal figure in Middlesex County for over 45 years will share his thoughts on the nature of the rabbinate and Jewish communal life. 

9:30 -- Tallis and Tefillin Service 
10:30 -- Brunch begins 
11:00 -- Lecture Begins 

Mordy's Brunch hour is a series of lecture programs around the four pillars of Beth Mordecai: 
~ Encourage BELONGING 
~ Explore FAITH 
~ Experience SHABBAT

Tuesday, March 15, 3:30 pm
Veterans Home Visit
NJ Veterans Home in Menlo Park
Contact Sherry Weber ( for more details

Upcoming events
Friday, March 18, 8 pm
Friday Night Services 

Saturday, March 19, 10 am
Saturday Morning Services 

Wednesday, March 16, 12 pm
Ask the Rabbi -- Should you get drunk on Purim?
Menlo Park Mall Food Court (between Chik-Fil-A and Panera)

Save the date!
Wednesday, March 23, 7:30-9pm
Purim Megillah Reading & Hamantaschen Bake-Off!
An enjoyable and whimsical reading of the megillah, with lots of opportunities for singing and mockery. 

To register for the bake-off, contact Sharon Bender at (

Sunday, April 10
Mordy's Brunch Hour -- Exploring FAITH 
Faithful Families 
Grandparents Circle

Saturday, April 23
Community Passover Seder

Friday, May 20 - Sunday, May 22
Scholar in Residence Weekend