Your Weekly News and Updates
Week of November 22, 2019
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Friday November 22 - Friday November 29
Friday, November 22 - Candle Lighting is at 4:18pm
5:45pm - Kabbalat Shabbat Katan - Youth Lounge
Following the service is a dairy potluck dinner in the Adult Library.

Saturday, November 23 - Parashat Hayyei Sarah
8:30am - Bible BaBoker - Rabbi Feldman will facilitate - Adult Library - PLEASE NOTE EARLIER START TIME.
9:30am - Shabbat Morning Service / Darshanit is Sharon Diamondstein - Sanctuary
9:30am - Religious School
10am - Havurah Minyan - Study Service - Adult Library
Todah Rabah to
The Kiddush Krew for preparing the Kiddush lunch.
Yasher Koach to those reading Torah and Haftarah this Shabbat
Cantor Jeff Warschauer
Sandy Kutin
Bob Lebeau
Elliot Ramer
Joel Berger
Sunday, November 24
9am - Morning Minya n - Beit Midrash
9am - Religious School
9am - Bagels and B'rachot - Adult Library
9am - Adult Hebrew with Edna Bryn-Noiman - Downstairs Conference Room
2pm - OnStage Seniors - a special performance that includes several of our talented TJC congregants - Social Hall
5pm - Board Meeting - Adult Library
Monday, November 25
The Jewish Center's Office is closed.
Tuesday, November 26
4pm - Religious School
Wednesday, November 27
The Jewish Center Office will close at 3pm
7am - Morning Minyan - Beit Midrash
12:15pm - Adult Ed - Talmud Study Group will not meet this week.
1:30pm - Adult Ed - Yiddish Reading Group will not meet this week.
Thursday, November 28 - Thanksgiving Day- Rosh Chodesh Kislev
The Jewish Center's Office is closed.
11am - Princeton Clergy Association - Community Thanksgiving Worship Service - Princeton University Chapel. Non-perishable food items for local pantries (no glass, please) will be collected.
Friday, November 29 - Rosh Chodesh Kislev - Candle Lighting is at 4:15pm
The Jewish Center is closed until Kabbalat Shabbat.
6:30pm - Kabbalat Shabbat Service - Beit Midrash
November 22 - 5:45pm
in the Youth Lounge
"Bagels and B'rachot"
Sunday, November 24, 9am
"Is there a blessing for that?"
The answer is YES! Please join us for our new initiative, "Bagels and B'rachot!"
This lay-led program will meet monthly from 9 – 10:30am and provide an opportunity to explore many of the wonderful ways in which Judaism offers blessings. 

Explore a Jewish holiday, a sacred Jewish space, or the minutiae of everyday life. "Bagels and B'rachot" will give you the opportunity to learn about Judaism with other members of the community. 

Learn about the concepts of gratitude and giving back, as well as about Jewish holidays, rituals, and traditions.

Meet with synagogue leadership and professional staff.

We look forward to seeing you for our first session on November 24 in the Adult Library at 9 am!

Sharon Diamondstein, our Director of Congregational Learning, will facilitate our first discussion on the Jewish blessings of gratitude. Please RSVP to Sharon via email;, or at 609-921-0100 ext. 220.
OnStage Seniors - November 24 - 2pm
at The Jewish Center

Join us for a special performance that includes several of our talented TJC congregants.
The next meeting of
The Jewish Center Board of Directors
will take place on Sunday, November 24th at 5:00 pm. As always, congregants are invited to attend during the open portion of the meeting.
Schedule follows the Religious School Sunday calendar.
For placement and further information regarding registration, contact Edna Bryn-Noiman at



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

Bible BaBoker
Saturday, Nov. 23 * 8:30pm
Rabbi Adam Feldman will facilitate - Note earlier time for this week.
Bible BaBoker is a Torah study group. Participants meet each Shabbat morning from 8:45 to 10:00am to study a section of the week’s Parsha .
Havurah Minyan
Saturday, Nov. 23 * 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 "worship service" and on the 4th Shabbat is a "study service."
Future Date - 12/14 - Worship Service
Talmud Study Group
Wednesdays Nov. 27 * 12:15pm
Close reading and analysis of selected passages and sugiyot in the Babylonian Talmud and related texts. Previous familiarity with Talmud study is recommended. For more information, contact Neil Litt ( Donations to TJC are requested from non-members.
Yiddish Reading Group
Wednesdays Nov. 27 * 1:30pm
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 the New Year.
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.
Mindful Prayer / Meditation Mincha
led by Ruth Goldston
Savor your prayer experience using mindfulness meditation techniques to focus on words, texts, and ideas associated with the Shabbat afternoon or weekday service.
Next Dates
December 7
January 4

Tuesday, Dec. 17 * 7:30pm
Rebecca Makkai, The Great Believers
Future dates:
1/21 - Marie Benedict, The Only Woman in the Room
2/18 - Jennifer Weiner, Mrs. Everything
3/17 - Dara Horn, A Guide for the Perplexed
Nosh & Drosh
Thursdays, 9:30- 11am

Drop in for a morning of schmoozing, discussing, connecting.

Questions? Contact the "Nosh & Drosh" Co-chairs: Lauren Neufeld 908-216-1412. or Cynthia Neufeld 908-359-8440,
Meet at Bon Appetit in the
Princeton Shopping Center
December 19
January 16
February 20
March 19
April 23
May 21
June 18
Torah on Tap

Join us for our monthly gathering of Torah on Tap. Share good food, great conversation, and of course a beer! The Rabbi leads our discussion of critical topics in our Jewish lives.

December 18
at Palace of Asia, 4591 Route 27 in Kingston

Open to the Community
Great Minds Salon
Thursday, Dec. 19 * 8pm

Featuring Joseph Straus, Ph.D. / D.M.A. speaking about "Listening to Modern Music"
The Jewish Center's "Great Minds" Salon is a speaker series fashioned after the 1900's era Paris Salon hosted by Jewish author Gertrude Stein, which regularly brought together the brightest artists and thinkers of the era to discuss their latest work.
What is Amazonsmile?
You shop. Amazon gives.
Mark your calendar Now: 

On Giving Tuesday, you can:
Pay your outstanding dues and fees
Pay your Annual Fund contribution
Pay any other outstanding fees
Or..make a generous donation to The Jewish Center!

Join us on this National Day of Giving. Watch your emails for further information.
Celebrating 70 Years of Jewish Influence on American Pop Culture
Sunday, December 8
$18 for TJC members and $25 for non-members
Tuesday, December 10
TJC members: $10 / non-members: $15
TJC invites everyone to participate in building our first CAN-ORAH.
"CAN-ORAH" - a Chanukah menorah built entirely of canned food!
All contributions will go directly to the JFCS Food Pantry.
Bring cans of kosher food items to TJC from
December 1 - December 15,
then watch the "can-orah" grow every day as it is built on our Facebook site:
Don't forget to "like" us!
Please join us for Palmer Square’s Annual
Chanukah Celebration!
A pre-Chanukah celebration sponsored by Palmer Square and
The Jewish Center
Led by Rabbi Adam Feldman and Cantor Jeff Warschauer
Enjoy holiday food and live music – a free event open to the community
Location: in front of Mediterra Restaurant on Hulfish Street
Welcome to #Sulam,
Our 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 -
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. For more information, contact Marsha at 347-782-2746 or .
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.
Please contact Beatrice Bloom at (609) 577-2989 if you can volunteer.