TJC Weekly  Chadashot  (Newsletter)
Week of September 9

We now have the ability to Live Stream our Shabbat and Holidays services. If you are not able to be with us, you can go to to watch the service live. 

Wherever you will be for the holidays, we wish you a Shanah Tovah.
Friday, September 7 - Candle Lighting is 7:02pm 
6:30pm Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Beit Midrash

Saturday, September 8 - Parashat Nitzavim
Bible BaBoker
Adult Library
Shabbat Morning Services 

        Yasher Koach
to those reading Torah and Haftarah this Shabbat  
Paula Heller
Mindy Langer
Bob Lebeau

Todah Rabah to the following families who donated funds
to provide flowers for our bimah for the High Holidays:

The Guvenis Family
The Meyer Family
The Neimark Family
The Neufeld Family
The Shavel Families
The Surrey and Schwartz Families
Sunday, September 9
Morning Minyan
Beit Midrash
Erev Rosh HaShanah Services

Monday, September 10 - Rosh HaShanah - Day 1
Rosh HaShanah Morning Service
Riverside Service
Riverside Elementary School

Family, Youth and Teen Services at TJC  click here for information on times and locations

Tashlich at Carnegie Lake
Rt. 27 parking area

Candle Lighting is after 7:57pm

Tuesday, September 11 - Rosh HaShanah - Day 2
Rosh HaShanah Morning Service 
Havurah Service
Adult Libary

Wednesday, September 12
7:00am Morning Minyan 
Adult Library
Adult Ed: Talmud Study Group
Adult Library
Back-to-School Night
Social Hall

Thursday, September 13
55Plus Lecture - The 2018 Election and Beyond read more
Speaker is Steve Kornacki, MSNBC
LaShir Rehearsal
Beit Midrash

Friday, September 14 - Candle Lighting is 6:50pm
6:30pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Beit Midrash
Mitzvah Doers / Volunteers Needed for the Holidays
Dear Potential Mitzvah-doer, 
With the high holidays upon us, we are putting out a call for a few more folks to volunteer. You can enjoy some camaraderie while helping make the holiday special for the whole TJC community. 
Opportunity number one: build the Sukkah!  We have a full schedule of great activities slated to take place in our two Sukkot. Now we just need to build them. Construction begins and ends on Sunday morning, Sept 16. There will be donuts involved. Please join us!  Send a note to to confirm. 
Opportunity number two: be an usher!  With services just a few days away, we need a few more slots to be filled - you can sign up at this link:!/showSignUp/10c094ba8a623aaf85-2018
Thanks so much for those who are willing to volunteer! 
L'Shana Tovah, 
Neal Masia and Dave Rubinstein
Men's Club Co-chairs

Sat. Sept. 8 * 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.

Upcoming Guest Facilitators: 10/6/18 - Rabbi Justus Baird, 11/10/18 - Rabbi Adam Feldman

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

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

Sat. Sept. 11 * 9:30am - 12:30PM (Note different time for Rosh HaShanah - 2nd Day only) 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 "taditional service" and on the 4th Shabbat there is a "study service".  read more

Thurs. Sept. 13 * 10am - Sanctuary
55Plus Lecture
The 2018 Lecture and Beyond - Speaker is Steve Kornacki, MSNBC  read more

Sun. Sept. 16 * 9-10am, 10-11am & 11-noon
Adult Hebrew on Sundays (Intermediate, Advanced & Beginners)
For placement and further information regarding registration fee, email Edna at or by phone at (609) 716-1164. READ MORE

Wed. Sept. 19 * 8pm
Community Break-the-Fast  READ MORE

Sun. Sept. 23 * 12:30pm
Big Jewish Music Jam Sukkot Edition with TJC's Cantor Jeff Warschauer

Tues. Sept. 25 *7pm
Sangria in the Sukkah
Feast on tapas and sangria - dance your cares away with Israeli Folk Dancing led by a professional instruction  READ MORE

Fri. Sept. 28 * 6:30pm
Shabbat Service followed by Dinner in the Sukkah
A family friendly musical Shabbat Service at 6:30pm followed by a delicious dinner under the stars - response required for dinner - reservation by Sept. 20   read more

Sat. Sept. 29 * 10am - 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 that the service is "by us" "for all of us" - and that "us" is diverse.  read more
Mon. & Tues.
10/1 & 10/2
A Toast to the Torahs - Simchat Torah
Join us as we reveal the new Torah covers on October 1st at 6:30pm and as the celebration continues on Tuesday morning with Simchat Torah morning services at 9:30 am

Wed. 10/3

Yiddish Reading Class
Yiddish is alive and well.  Join this class in reading Yiddish literature orally. For more information , contact Ziona Silverman 732-329-1069

Adult Library
Thurs. 10/4
55Plus Lecture - After #MeToo, What's Next?
Speaker: Joanne Lipman, Author & Former Editor-in-Chief of USA Today


Jerusalem: A History - Presented by Jonathan Marc Gribetz
Open to the Community - TJC Members $72 / Non-members $108
Fri. 10/5

Welcome Shabbat with Friends
Wine & Cheese Reception prior to Kabbalat Shabbat Services
The Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class of TJC invites you to share in their joy as they are called to the Torah as B'nai Mitzvah

Shabbat Afternoons

Shema Yoga with Eleni Litt - Sponsored by TJC Well Being: Mind Body Spirit
First Class 10/6
Tues. 10/16
TJC Book Club: 
Faye Kellerman's Bone Box

Tues. 10/16

Great Minds Salon with Richard Just speaking about
How the Washington Post Magazine comes Together each Week
Thurs. 10/18
JCW Nosh & Drosh
 at Bon Appetite in the Princeton Shopping Center
Thurs. 10/18
55Plus Lecture: Urbanization in the 21st century: how to build resilient, sustainable equitable and livable cities
Tues. 10/23
Writing Our Way Home led by Charlotte Friedman MFA MSc
Fri. 10/26

TJC Empty Nesters! Princeton  University Art Museum and Campus Sculpture Tour
TJC Members Only: $75 per person, includes museum entry & lunch

Sun. 10/28
Shira b'tzibur
Shira b'tzibur -- Family Friendly sing-along of Israeli Songs 
Featuring Israel guest singer Arbel Fishler
Watch your e-mail for details coming soon!
Sponsored by The Jewish Center's Israel Affairs Committee

Tues. 10/30
Arts & Culture: On the Chocolate Trail
with Rabbi Deborah Prinz
Thurs. 11/1
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Workshop
Led by Barbara Abramson

Join Us For Conversation Sabbath 
Thurs. 11/15
Great Minds Salon with Cathy Baily speaking about Cultivating Mindfulness: The Path to a More Joyful, Effective Life

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Monthly Young Family Service and Get-together


Religious School Torah Inscribing Day / 10-11AM

We invite all of our Religious School students and parents to join us for the last day to work with our Soferet Linda Coppleson to write letters in the Torah.  For the past few months, members of the congregation have had this opportunity and we want all of our Religious School students to participate as well.  Every student will sit up close with Linda and the Torah and learn about how a Torah is written and repaired. Each student will receive a certificate to acknowledge their participation.  For more information, please speak to Sharon Diamondstein in our Religious School office.

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 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!

Reunion of Members of the Former Chapter of Princeton Hadassah
Sunday, October 14

We invite our former members to join us on  Sunday, October 14th at 5:15 p.m. at  Princeton Windrows  to share memories of our years in Princeton Hadassah - those skits, donors, working with Young Judea teens, the lox box, and more.  To help us recall (memories are a challenge...) we have unearthed memorabilia which will entertain and delight you.  Over light refreshments, share your stories, reminiscences, who we were then and where we are today.  

Please  RSVP by Sept. 7th  by email or telephone to either:  Hazel Stix 609-924-4485,   or Sandie Rabinowitz 609-452-9130,   for further details.

We anticipate the cost will be about $18. Let us know if you need help with transportation, or directions to Windrows. We the planning committee joyously look forward to our reconnecting, Hazel Stix, Sandie Rabinowitz, Fran Zeitler, Ruth Schulman, Harriet Heilweil, and Fran Engler.

Introduction to Judaism
2018-2019 - 5779

A Project of the Board of Rabbis and the Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks.

Are you Interested in learning more about Judaism?
Classes will meet once a week on Tuesday evenings at 7:30-9pm beginning October 23.


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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