TJC Weekly  Chadashot  (Newsletter)
Week of August 5

Friday, August 3- Candle Lighting is 7:52pm
6:30pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service Adult Library

Saturday, August 4 - Parashat Eikev
Bible BaBoker
Adult Library
Shabbat Morning Services - Darshanit is Laura Bloom
Shabbat Katan
Youth Lounge

Yasher Koach
to those reading Torah and Haftarah this Shabbat  
Lisa Kaswan
Isaac Mayer
Jose Matiella
Mindy Langer
Judi Fleitman
Sunday, August 5
Morning Minyan
Adult Library

Monday, August 6

The Jewish Center's Offices are Closed.

Tuesday, August 7
7:30 p.m.
A Jewish View of Separating Families at the Border: A discussion of recent events with Rabbi Adam Feldman
Adult Library

Wednesday, August 8
7am Morning Minyan  Adult Library
Adult Ed: Talmud Study Group
Adult Library
Ice Cream Social - Thomas Sweet Ice Cream - Come meet TJC Staff and friends.  The Scoop Is On Us!
1325 Rt 206 Skillman

Friday, August 10 - Candle Lighting is 7:44pm
Shabbat in The Garden: Family Shabbat Celebration. Bring your own picnic dinner. PLEASE NOTE: This event is at Pettoranello Gardens, Princeton

6:30pm Shabbat Under the Stars Jessica's Garden

August 11
Bob Lebeau
August 18
Elliot Ramer
August 25
Naomi Richman Neumann

A Jewish View of Separating Families at the Border :
A discussion of recent events

Please join us in the Beit Midrash on Tuesday, August 7th at 7:30pm for a discussion led by Rabbi Feldman on how our traditions and teachings can guide us in thinking about these current events. The evening will include a discussion led by Rabbi Feldman on the Jewish View of Immigration, prayers for the separated children and their families, as well as some parallels to other moments in Jewish History. 

Help make our bima beautiful for the holidays!

We are looking for donations to fund flowers for the holidays.

If you would like to be part of the group contributing toward a beautiful display, please contact Maryann Yarin at or (609) 921-0100 x 201.

We are suggesting donations of $100 (or more) toward this endeavor, but any amount is appreciated.

We will be hosting a series of events that will offer the opportunity to welcome and meet Director of Congregational Learning, Sharon Diamondstein.

Meet and Greets in the home of Congregants:

Sunday, August 12 at 10:00 am - Princeton ë This event will focus on Young Families
Sunday, August 12
at 5:00 pm - Princeton (South Brunswick) ë This event will focus on Adult Education
Tuesday, September 4 at 4:00 pm - Princeton ë This event is geared for Zayin, Tichon and Madrichim students and their families

Join us for Back to School Night, Wednesday, September 12, 6:30-7:15 pm. All families of Religious School students are encouraged to attend.

Special Tichon Kick-Off Program to follow from 7:30 - 8:30 pm. All students are invited to come meet Sharon.

We look forward to your joining us to welcome and meet Sharon.

Please RSVP to or contact the TJC office at 609 921 0100. 

After RSVP'ing you will receive the name and address of the host family.

Meet and Greets at the home of Congregants:

Sunday, August 12 at 3:00 pm - Princeton
Wednesday, August 15 at 7:00 pm - Belle Mead

We look forward to your joining us to welcome and meet Cantor Jeff.

Please RSVP to or contact the TJC office at (609) 921-0100.  After RSVPing you will receive the name and address of the host family.


Check your mail after the second week in August for your High Holy Day tickets and information packet.
Tickets will be provided to members who are up-to-date with their dues payments by July 25. (Others will be provided tickets after dues payments are brought up-to-date.)

Your packet will include information on babysitting, Family, Youth & Teen Services, Riverside and more.

Click Below For:

JCW Rosh HaShanah Greeting Card - Deadline to order is August 20
To order on line click here


We are still delivering garden produce to  JFCS food pantry clients. If you have surplus from your own garden or farm share, please contact Martha Friedman ( ) to arrange for delivery. Thank you so much for your generosity!

The Jewish Center Garden Dinner Party
Pot Luck (Dairy/Pareve)
Thursday, August 23, 2018  
5:30PM in the Garden (Social Hall if it rains)

Share the beauty and bounty of this year's garden. Open to all TJC congregants and their guests.
No cost. Bring vegetarian dish to share.

Please RSVP with number of adults and children coming to Wilma Solomon or Iris Schulman  Email or

Sat. August 4 * 8:45am - Adult Library
Bible BaBoker
Join us every Shabbat for a discussion of the weekly Torah portion. Through lively exploration of the Torah's many wonderful (and often challenging) stories and themes, we look to understand how we may apply its life lessons to ourselves in the present. 
New participants are always welcome regardless of any prior background.

To be added to the BBB mailing list or for questions, contact Michael Goldin

Wed. Aug. 8 * 12:15pm - Adult Library
Talmud Study Class 
Talmud text studied in translation.  For more information, contact Neil Litt

Fri. August 10 * 6:30pm
Shabbat Under the Stars
6:30pm Service / 7:30pm Dairy Potluck Dinner
Join us in the ruach / Come meet Cantor Jeff Warschauer
Bring a dairy side dish/dessert
Entree & Beverages provided by The Jewish Center
Current and prospective members are welcome!

Tues. Aug. 21 * 7:30pm - Beit Midrash
TJC Book Club - Paula Marantz Cohen's Jane Austen (postponed from the March meeting).

Sept. 16 * Sunday Hebrew for Adults is Back
For placement and further information regarding registration fee, email Edna at or by phone at (609) 716-1164

Yiddish Reading Class - Classes will resume in the Fall on Wednesdays beginning October 3 at 1:30pm
Yiddish is alive and well. Join this class in reading Yiddish literature orally.
For more information, contact Ziona Silverman 732-329-1069  

Tues. Oct. 10 * 7pm - The Jewish Center's Sukkah
JCW - Sangria in the Sukkah - followed by Israeli Folk Dancing
Join us for part of the evening or the whole event, but please join us!  read more
There is no fee but an RSVP by Oct. 5 is appreciated.


Religious School Torah Inscribing Day

Erev Simchat Torah - A special and festive occasion in which we will dance with our Sefer Torahs and see the new Torah Covers for the first time

Casseroles for TASK

Please support the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
By preparing a vegetarian/fish/dairy casserole
And dropping it off at TJC

Your contribution of a casserole will make 
a difference in someone's life.
  • Follow one of the recipes listed below, check the website for additional recipes ( use your own recipe.
  • Aluminum tins and pre-printed labels are available in the TJC office or use your own disposable tin.
  • After you bake your casserole, BE SURE TO COVER WITH SEVERAL LAYERS OF ALUMINUM FOIL. Freeze.  Then put the casserole in a plastic bag and bring to TJC's dairy freezer (kitchen on the left).
  • To make sorting easier for our deliverer, print a label (, mark the checkoff box for "Tuna," "Bean/Lentil," Pasta/Cheese" or "Other" and tape to your casserole.
Questions:  Contact Deborah Marinsky  609-306-1405

We Thank Our 
Community Partners

  • Borden Perlman
  • Capri Kosher
  • Classical Catering
  • FunSense Gym
  • Heidi Joseph - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Fox & Roach Realtors 

  • J-Dogs
  • Orlands Memorial Chapel
  • Bob Weber, Weblications
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