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TUESDAY, 12/11/18 at 8:15PM (after minyan)
Please make every effort to attend this important meeting.
Friday, December 7
     Regular Shabbat Services  - 6:30 pm
     Friday Night Lights! service - 6:30pm (CJL)
     (Led by Rabbi Dermer.  Come dressed in Blue & White.)
     Candle lighting - 4:08 pm

Saturday, December 8 - Shabbat Services - 9:00 am
                The CJL Minyan (Led by Rabbi Dermer) - 10:30am
Bar Mitzvah of Ben Goldsmith
Son of Ali & Aaron Goldsmith

Baby Naming of Haley Reese Lieberman
Daughter of Amanda Limmer Lieberman & Darren Lieberman
Granddaughter of Beth & Brian Limmer

The congregational luncheon will be hosted by Ali & Aaron Goldsmith
In honor of their son Ben's Bar Mitzvah

The congregational luncheon will also be hosted by Beth & Brian Limmer
In honor of the naming of their granddaughter, Haley Reese Lieberman

    Shabbat Alive (ages 8 - 12) - 10:30am
     Mincha Service - 12:45 pm

Baby Naming of Max Emma Kotz
Daughter of Samantha & Alex Kotz
Granddaughter of Carol Kotz

Sunday, December 9 - Rosh Chodesh

8:30am - Regular Service (CJL) 
   A Sumptuous Breakfast to follow sponsored by 
Jane & Mark Zuckerman in memory of the yahrzeit of
Mark's mother, Zelda Zuckerman

9:15am - Bat Mitzvah Rosh Chodesh Service (Main Sanctuary)

Bat Mitzvah of Sydney Brewer
Daughter of Jessica & Michael Brewer



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Mussar: The Jewish Path to Self-Improvement:  Mussar, literally "ethics," is the Jewish approach to character development. We all strive to become better people, but what does Judaism have to teach us about closing the gap between our high ideals and our day to day actions? Each week, we will focus on a different character trait to study and practice. From compassion to patience, discipline to humility, contentment, mindfulness, and so many more - we will learn classical Jewish texts in the Mussar tradition, and support each other as we continue to grow into better people and holier Jews.   Taught by Rabbi Dermer on Mondays at 7pm.

Parasha at the Plaza:  Join Rabbi Dermer at Bagel Plaza for a nosh and exploration of the weekly Torah portion. We'll learn a range of commentaries on the Parasha, and discuss their meaning in our own lives. All experience levels and Hebrew abilities welcome. Bring a friend, take a bagel break, and add a little extra spirituality into the week.  Taught by Rabbi Dermer on Tuesdays at 10am. Location: Bagel Plaza. Receive 20% off your nosh during the session.

SISTERHOOD & Z'HAVAH (Young Women's Sisterhood) 

1/16/19 - "#Rituals" with Rabbi Dermer @ 8:30 (Board Meeting @ 7:30)
1/30 - Israeli Dancing @ 8:30pm (Board Meeting @ 7:30pm)
2/6 - Decorating Ideas with Wendy @ 8:15pm
2/27- Board Meeting @ 7:30pm
3/6 - Purim Shalach Manot Bag Packing
3/15 - 16th Scholar-in-Residence Weekend / Sisterhood Shabbat with Rahel Musleah
4/3 -  Board Meeting  @ 7:30pm /  Israeli Dancing @ 8:30pm
4/24 - Bunco Game Night* @ 7:30 (Passover snacks will be served)
5/8 - Painting Craft Night* @ 7:30pm
5/19 (Sun) - Torah Fund Breakfast* @ 9:00am
5/22 - Israeli Dancing @ 8:30pm

Sisterhood Co-Presidents Anita Cohen & Liz Schwartz
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MEN'S CLUB (Email )
CHESED (helping hands)  (Email
Evening meetings (8:20pm after minyan): 1/17/19, 3/4, 5/13
Afternoon meetings with lunch!:  2/6/19, 4/3, 6/5

Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) - Did you know that MJC members have been assembling trays of lasagna for the Interfaith Nutrition Network for almost 20 years? Come help us fulfill this mitzvah at the MJC at 9am on the following dates:  12/20, 1/17/19, 2/14, 3/14, 4/18, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/17

Clothing Donation?
Drop off your bags in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters bin located in the back of our parking lot, and the office will provide you with a tax receipt.   Too many bags to carry?  Call the office and a volunteer will be happy to schedule a home pickup.  Thank you!
Having an Event?
Don't forget to save your left-overs for Rock and Wrap It Up.
Need someone to deliver to the Shelter?

Please remember: Charity begins at home -- so whenever you come to the synagogue, please bring a nonperishable kosher item for the Kosher food pantry!

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