TJC Weekly  Chadashot  (Newsletter)
          
Week of January 6
            

Friday, January 4 - Candle Lighting is 4:27 pm
5:45pm
Shalom Shabbat - Welcome Shabbat with Friends - Wine and Cheese Reception
Lobby
6:30pm Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Beit Midrash

Saturday, January 5 - Parashat Va'era
8:45am
Bible BaBoker - read more
Adult Library
9:30am
Shabbat Morning Services 
Sanctuary
9:30am
Shabbat School 
Beit Midrash
5pm
Haverim Sleepover - Improv Comedy Night



Todah Rabah To
Barbara Zeitler for sponsoring the Kiddush in memory of her father, Sandy Zeitler.


Yasher Koach to those reading Torah and Haftarah this Shabbat
Polly Strauss
Elliot Ramer
Sandy Kutin
Bob Lebeau
Mindy Langer
Sunday, January 6
9am
Morning Minyan
Beit Midrash
9am
Religious School 

9am
Adult Hebrew with Edna
Downstairs Conf. Room
9:30am
Religious School - Yad B'Yad
Choir Room
 
Monday, January 7 - Rosh Chodesh Shevat

The Jewish Center's Offices Are Closed.


Tuesday, January 8
4pm
Religious School
School Bldg.

Wednesday, January 9
7am
Morning Minyan
Beit Midrash
12:15pm
Adult Ed: Talmud Study Group
Adult Library
1:30pm
Adult Ed: Yiddish Reading Group
Adult Library
4pm
Religous School 

6pm
Tichon


Thursday, January 10
7pm
TJC Interfaith Resettlement Committee Meeting
Adult Library
7:30pm
LASHIR Rehearsal
Beit Midrash
7:30pm
Religious Affairs Committee Meeting
Youth Lounge

Friday, January 11 - Candle Lighting is 4:34pm
9:30am
Challah Bake read more
Choir Room
6:15pm
Zamru Services and potluck vegetarian dinner  read more
Social Hall
6:30pm Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Beit Midrash
ADULT PROGRAMS

Sat. Jan. 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 mmgold18@yahoo.com

Sun. Jan 6 * 9:00-10:00am, 10:00-11:00am & 11:00-noon
Adult Hebrew on Sundays Resumes (Intermediate, Advanced & Beginners)
For placement and further information regarding registration fee, email Edna 
at edna.bryn@gmail.com or by phone at (609) 716-1164.

Wed. Jan. 9 *12:15pm 
Talmud Study Class
Talmud text studied in translation. For more information contact Neil Litt neillitt@outlook.com

Wed. Jan. 9 * 1:30pm 
Yiddish Reading Group
Yiddish is alive and well. Join this class in reading Yiddish literature orally. For more information, contact Ziona Silverman 732-329-1069

Sat. Jan. 12 * 10am - Adult Library 
Havurah Minyan
The Havurah meets twice a month from 10-12 and then joins the rest of the congregation for kiddush. On the 2nd Shabbat of each month there is a "traditional service" and on the 4th Shabbat there is a "study service".

Tues. Jan. 15 * 7:30pm
Antisemitic Hate Speech and Bots Epidemic
Tues. Jan. 15 * 7:30pm
TJC Book Club
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Garielle Zevin

Wed. Jan. 16 * 8pm - Kixx Sports Bar in Kingston
Men's Club - Torah on Tap
Join us for our monthly gathering at KIXX as we gather to share some food, a good beer and a conversation about some critical topic in our Jewish lives. Rabbi Feldman always brings a text or a topic or a story that keeps us talking for at least an hour.
Future Dates: 1/16, 2/20, 3/13, 4/10 and 5/15

Thurs. Jan.17 * 9:30am-11am - Bon Appetit (Princeton Shopping Center)
JCW - Nosh & Drosh
Drop in for a morning of schmoozing, discussion, connecting and inclusion. The format will include a combination of guest leaders and self-guided discussions.
Future Dates: 2/21, 3/21, 4/11, 5/16 & 6/20

Sat. Jan. 19 * 10:00am - Adult Library
Kulanu Minyan
A lay-led, all-ages, youth friendly, davening-focused service, that is simultaneously serious and relaxed, formal and informal.  The name is intended to suggest service is "by us" - and "us" is diverse.  read more 

Sun. Feb. 10 - The Jewish Center
Central NJ Interfaith Stitchers for Peace
Dedicated to crafting, hope, healing, and peace one stitch at a time. People of all faiths, and those who profess no faith are welcome. See
MORE JANUARY EVENTS

Sat.
Jan. 12 - 4pm

Meditation Mincha
Tues.
Jan. 15 - 7:30pm
TJC Book Club - Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry


Tues.
Jan. 15 - 7:30pm

Antisemitic Hate Speech and Bots Epidemi  with Dr. Joel Finkelstein, Founder and Director of the Network Contagion Institute

Wed.
Jan. 16 - 8pm
Men's Club: Torah on Tap - KIXX Sports Bar in Kingston
Join us for our monthly gathering at KIXX - we gather to share some food, a good beer and a conversation about some critical topic in our Jewish lives.
Thurs.
Jan. 17 - 10am

Are Shouting and Silence Our Only Two Options: Bringing Bipartisanship and Transformation to Citizen Activism
Speaker:  Sam Daley-Harris, Founder & Principal of Civic Courage

Tues.
Jan. 22 - 8pm

Great Minds Salon with Gary Friedman
Fri.
Jan. 25 -  6:30pm,
JCW Shabbat - Please join us for an inspiring and lively service led by Rabbi Julie Roth along with reflections from women in our congregation on Parsha Yitro and the giving of the Ten Commandments.
Sat.
Jan. 26 - 8pm
Cantor's Klezmer Concert
SEE BELOW
SAVE THE DATE
Men's Club Shabbat 
 Saturday, January 12 @ 9:30 a.m.
Please join us for a special Shabbat morning service led by the men in the congregation followed by a congregational luncheon sponsored by Men's Club.
ONEG SHABBAT FRIDAY NIGHTS 
(HANG OUT WITH CANTOR JEFF)

Sing, shmooze and eat after services in a warm, welcoming and heimish environment.  Open to all!  Our first Oneg Shabbat date is January 18 - Come join us, and bring family and friends.

Bring a vegetarian potluck side dish or dessert - we will provide the main dish.




Do You Remember Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah
Date???  
 
A brand-new initiative from the Religious Affairs Committee! We would like to help you commemorate your bar/bat mitzvah anniversary on the 
bimah - no matter how recently or how long ago the original date was.
 
You could...
    • Have an Aliyah
    • Chant part or all of your Haftarah (if there is no current bar/bat mitzvah that day) 
    • Read Torah again! 
Feeling rusty? We'll get you back up to speed!

If you're interested, for yourself or for your kids, please contact Cantor Jeff Warschauer (cantorjeff@thejewishcenter.org) or Mindy Langer (mlanger@thejewishcenter.org) and we'll help make it happen.  
It's never too late!
YOUTH
YOUNG FAMILIES
S H A B BA T K A TA N
Saturday, Jan. 12, Feb. 9 at 11:00 a.m.
 in the Youth Lounge
Shabbat Katan is a monthly service designed for Preschool/Kindergarten-aged children and their families.  Warm and spirited, this interactive Shabbat experience will include stories, prayers, songs, and a brief Torah reading.  Stay for Shabbat Katn lunch and get to meet other families with little ones.  Bring your friends, everyone is welcome!

Questions? Call Sharon Diamondstein at (609) 921-7207

CHALLAH




MEMBERSHIP
January 4 and February 1



SOCIAL ACTION 
     
      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 (www.thejewishcenter.org/Participate-With-Us/Social-Action)or 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 (www.thejewishcenter.org/Participate-With-Us/Social-Action), mark the checkoff box for "Tuna," "Bean/Lentil," Pasta/Cheese" or "Other" and tape to your casserole.
Questions:  Contact Deborah Marinsky  debmarin@gmail.com  609-306-1405

COMMUNITY PARTNERS



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
To learn how your business can become a community partner and help sustain The Jewish Center, please contact SWilson@TheJewishCenter.org.

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