Your Weekly News and Updates
Week of August 30, 2019
Friday August 30 - Friday September 6
Friday, August 30 - Candle Lighting is at 7:15pm
6:30pm - Kabbalat Shabbat Service - Beit Midrash

Saturday, August 31 - Parashat Re'eh - Rosh Chodesh Elul
8:45am - Bible BaBoker - Adult Library
9:30am - Shabbat Morning Service / Darshanit: Deborah Strauss
Todah Rabah to
The Kiddush Krew for preparing the Kiddush.
Yasher Koach to those reading Torah and Haftarah this Shabbat
Donna Gabai
Jon Katz
Yaacob Dweck
Jane LeGrange
Sherry Rosen
Sunday, September 1 - Rosh Chodesh Elul
9am - Morning Minya n - Beit Midrash
Monday, September 2 - Labor Day
The Jewish Center's buildings are closed.
Wednesday, August September 4
7pm - Morning Minyan - Beit Midrash
12:15pm - Adult Ed - Talmud Study - Adult Library
7:30pm - Board Meeting - Adult Library
Thursday, September 5
7:30pm - LASHIR Rehearsal - Beit Midrash
7:30pm - EC Meeting - Adult Library
Friday, September 6 - Candle Lighting is at 7:04pm
6:15pm - Zamru Musical Shabbat and Potluck dinner - Social Hall read more
6:30pm - Kabbalat Shabbat Service - Beit Midrash
Help make our bima beautiful for the holidays!
We are looking for donations to fund flowers for the High Holidays.

If you would like to contribute 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.

Check your mail after the third week in August for your High Holiday tickets and information packet.
Tickets will be provided to members who have paid their first quarter dues by August 19.

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7:45AM - 1:45PM
at The Jewish Center
We are looking for messages from TJC members on why you love attending Shabbat services. Below is an example.
Please check your closets to see if that umbrella, rain coat or winter coat you haven't worn or used for a while is still there. If not, please check the coat rack in the main lobby of The Jewish Center.

If you don't have that extra pair of glasses, water bottle or haven't brought your tallit to service recently, please check the main office - we may have it.

We will be donating all items at the end of the month to JFCS, so please check out our Lost & Found before then.

We are looking for messages from TJC members on why you love attending Shabbat services. Below is an example.
I Love Attending Shabbat Services because…

When I enter our sanctuary, I have a feeling of peace and belonging.
Shabbat services on Saturday morning bring me to a place where I can contemplate my
life, family, goals, and responsibilities removed from everyday hassles and distractions.
I enjoy praying from our Siddur, but also thinking of my own personal prayers and tackling questions that may be bothering me.
Synagogue is a place that allows me to find myself in a special way.
I love the singing and congregational participation, later the socializing with friends and enjoying time with those that I do not see often.
Shabbat services add much to my week, and I would feel incomplete without them – a Jewish Center Congregant

Please send your thoughts on why you love attending Shabbat Services to the Religious Affairs Committee: &
All submissions will be kept anonymous. Thank You!
The Jewish Center is committed to providing a warm, welcoming, and safe Shabbat experience for our congregants and guests. Please sign up to be a Shabbat greeter. Responsibilities include welcoming people to services while monitoring who is entering the building. There are two shifts each Shabbat, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. and then from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. We need two people per shift, one for the main entrance and one for the for the parking-lot entrance.
Thank you for volunteering. If you have any questions please contact Beatrice Bloom at (609) 577-2989.
Please click here to sign up to be a Shabbat Greeter.
Sunday mornings beginning September 8
Classes follow the Religious School Sunday calendar
For placement and further information regarding registration fee contact Edna Bryn-Noiman at


Beginning Hebrew: 11am - 12pm
Intermediate Hebrew: 9am - 10am
Advanced Hebrew: 10am - 11am

Saturday, August 31 * 8:45am
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 prior background.

To be added to the BBB mailing list or for questions, contact Michael Goldin,
Talmud Study Class
Wednesday, Sept. 4 * 12:15pm

Talmud text studied in translation. For more information contact Neil Litt,
Saturday, September 14 * 10am
The Havurah Minyan meets twice a month from 10-12 and then joins the rest of the congregation for kiddush. On the 2nd Shabbat of each month is a "traditional service" and on the 4th Shabbat is a "study service."
Tuesday, Sept. 17 * 7:30pm
Future Date: 9/17 -  Dirty Wars and Polished Silver  by Lynda Schuster (this date is tentative).
Yiddish Reading Group
Wednesdays * 1:30pm - will resume Sept. 18
Yiddish is alive and well. Join this class in reading Yiddish literature aloud. For more information, contact Ziona Silverman, 732-329-1069 
Saturdays * 10:15am - will resume in September
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.

Yizkor Book of Remembrance
 Every year TJC produces an annual Yizkor Book of Remembrance. This booklet is distributed at services four times during the year when Yizkor is recited, beginning with Yom Kippur. 

To commemorate a loved one in this booklet, click on the link below for the form, list their name(s), and return the bottom portion, together with a check or credit card payment of $25 per name, by September 20 . If you have any questions, please call Maryann Yarin (609) 921-0100 x 201 or email

Welcome to #Sulam,
Our New Hebrew High School Program

 Casseroles for TASK
Please support the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
You can support TASK by preparing a vegetarian/fish/dairy casserole and dropping it off at The Jewish Center.

Your contribution of a casserole will make a difference in someone's life.

For questions please contact
Lew Gantwerk -
 Abigail Rose -
Handling the Holidays: Programs for those Grieving the Loss of a Family Member - Support sessions facilitated by Chaplain Beverly Rubman read more
Sunday, September 22, 2019, 2pm at The Jewish Center / Doors open at 1:30pm - Amy Adina Schulman Memorial Lecture featuring Dr. Bernard Avishai -- "What's Right and What's Left: The Aftermath of Israel's Two Elections" read more
LaShir, the Jewish Community Choir of Princeton , is actively seeking experienced singers for its 2019-2020 season. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:15 p.m. at The Jewish Center in Princeton. For more information, contact Marsha at 347-782-2746 or .