Your Weekly News and Updates
Week of October 4, 2019
Live Stream
If you are not able to join us for Shabbat or Holiday services,
you can go to www.thejewishcenter.org to watch the service live.
Friday October 4 - Friday October 11
Friday, October 4 - Candle Lighting is at 6:17pm
6:30pm - Kabbalat Shabbat Service - Beit Midrash

Saturday, October 5 - Parashat Va-Yeilekh
8:45am - Bible BaBoker - Adult Library
9:30am - Shabbat Morning Service - Sanctuary
9:30am - Religious School - Beit Midrash
4pm - Mindful Prayer - Meditation Mincha led by Ruth Goldston - Adult Library
Todah Rabah to
The Kitchen Krew for organizing the Kiddush.
Yasher Koach to those reading Torah and Haftarah this Shabbat
Elliot Ramer
Mindy Langer
Joan Levin
David Greenberg
Bob Lebeau
Sunday, October 6
9am - Morning Minya n - Beit Midrash
9am - Religious School
9:30am - Yad B'Yad - Choir Room
5pm - EC Meeting - Adult Library
Monday, October 7
The Jewish Center's Offices are closed.
Tuesday, October 8 - Erev Yom Kippur - Kol Nidre
The Jewish Center's offices will close at 1pm.
6pm - Kol Nidre Riverside & Sanctuary Service
Candle Lighting is before 6:10pm
Wednesday, October 9 - Yom Kippur
9am - Yom Kippur Morning Services - Riverside and Sanctuary
11:45am - Yizkor at Riverside and Sanctuary
9am - Young Family Service up to 2nd Grade
10am - Grades 3-4 & Grades 5-6
10:30am - Grades 9-12
11am - Grades 7-8
Afternoon & Evening Services in the Sanctuary
2:30pm - Yom Kippur Forum - Bret Jacknow will speak about his experiences during the year of saying Kaddish for his fathe r.
4pm - Mincha - PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE
5:30pm - Neilah
7pm - Ma'ariv / Havdalah
7:12pm - Shofar & Conclusion
8pm - Break-the-Fast (offsite - prior reservation required).
Thursday, October 10
7:30pm - LaShir Rehearsal - Beit Midrash
7:30pm - School and Youth Committee Meeting - Youth Lounge
Friday, October 11 - Candle Lighting is at 6:06pm
5:45pm - Kabbalat Shabbat Katan - Youth Lounge
6:30pm - Kabbalat Shabbat Service - Beit Midrash
Todah Rabah to the following families for donations to provide flowers for the High Holidays:




The Bloom Family
The Neimark Family
The Neufeld Family
The Shavel Family
HIGH HOLIDAY INFORMATION

Click Below For:

The Yom Kippur Forum
Bret Jacknow will speak about his experiences during the year of saying
Kaddish for his father.

HIGH HOLIDAY PARKING
Overflow parking is available on the two vacant lots next to our main building. Please park only in the marked spaces so we can safely accommodate as many vehicles as possible.
If you know of someone who is housebound and unable to attend services, Robin Wallack would be happy to go to their home to sound the shofar. She has also graciously offered to do this over the phone if they prefer or if the person lives out of town. She has been doing this for the infirm and elderly for more than 20 years.

Robin Wallack   609-462 -2340  or   robin.wallack@foxroach.com  
KOL NIDRE FOOD DRIVE
Please take a grocery bag as you leave services this Shabbat and return it on Kol Nidre with the items listed.
Kol Nidre Food Drive






We are always so proud and thrilled when our young people read Torah. Yasher Koach and Chasak u'Baruch to all of the teen Torah readers on the High Holy Days:

Molly Kutin
Shira Kutin
Jacob Schwartz
Anna Schwartz
Elias Gitterman
Talia Black
Shira Black
Eli Lebeau
Daedalus Arnold
Eli Soffer
Ariella Scheer

Anyone interested in reading Torah should not hesitate to contact  MLanger@thejewishcenter.org or   pollystrauss18@gmail.com .
UPCOMING EVENTS


PREPARING TO MEET THE ANCESTORS:
EXPLORING JEWISH VIEW OF THE AFTERLIFE
WITH REB SIMCHA RAPHAEL, PH.D.

Sunday, October 6 at 7:30pm

Free to TJC Members
$20 for non-members





THE PROPHET
JEREMIAH AND HIS LEGACY
WITH RABBI ROBERT GOLDENBERG

Thursdays, October 17 & 24 1:30pm

Free to TJC Members
$40 for Non-Members

October 17 - 7:30pm -
JCW-Sangria in the Sukkah followed by Israeli Dancing in the Social Hall

Join us for this festive celebration sponsored by JCW and free for all members.
October 18 - 6:30pm
Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah

Join us as we celebrate both the end and the beginning of the Torah reading cycle.

Monday Night
October 21 at 6:30pm
Kid friendly food / Crafts / Create your own flag
and
Tuesday Morning
October 22 at 9:30pm

During the service on Tuesday morning we will honor two members of our TJC family:
Clive Usiskin
Linda Milstein

Reception Following Services
ADULT PROGRAMS
Schedule follows the Religious School Sunday calendar.
For placement and further information regarding registration fee, contact Edna Bryn-Noiman at
edna.bryn@gmail.com.

ADULT HEBREW CLASSES

SUNDAYS AT THE TIMES LISTED UNLESS OTHERWISE ADVISED

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


Saturday, Oct. 5 * 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 background.

To be added to the BBB mailing list or for questions, contact Michael Goldin,  mmgold18@yahoo.com
Saturday, Oct. 12 * 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, Oct. 15 * 7:30pm
10/15 - Michael David Lukas, The Last Watchman of Old Cairo

Future dates:
11/19 - Deborah Prinz, On the Chocolate Trail
12/17 - Rebecca Makkai, The Great Believers
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
Talmud Study Class
Wednesday, Oct. 16 * 12:15pm
Talmud text studied in translation. For more information contact Neil Litt, neillitt@outlook.com .
Yiddish Reading Group
Wednesdays Oct. 16* 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.
Torah on Tap
8pm

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.
October 16 - in the Sukkah
November 13 & December 18
at Palace of Asia, 4591 Route 27 in Kingston

Open to the Community
Nosh and 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 , laurenhneufeld@gmail.com or Cynthia Neufeld 908-359-8440, cneufeld1@comcast.net
Meet at Bon Appetit in the
Princeton Shopping Center
October 24
November 21
December 19
January 16
February 20
March 19
April 23
May 21
June 18
Mindful Prayer / Meditation Mincha
led by Ruth Goldston
4pm

Savor your prayer experience using mindfulness meditation techniques to focus on words, texts, and ideas associated with the Shabbat afternoon or weekday service.
Dates
November 2
December 7
January 4
NOTORIOUS RBG
Thursday, October 31
8:30am - 3:30pm
A coach bus will leave TJC at 8:30am for a docent tour of RBG exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, followed by a buffet lunch at Front Street Cafe. The bus will return to TJC between 3-3:30pm. Space is limited, so reserve early.

Open to the Community
$75 for Jewish Center Members / $95 for community members


THE JEWS OF FINLAND:
STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND
WITH AUTHOR
JOHN SIMON

Thursday, October 31 at 7:30pm

Free to TJC Members
$20 for Non-Members


HOW THE BIBLE IS WRITTEN
WITH
PROF. GARY RENDSBURG, PH.D.

Wednesdays, November 6, 13 & 20
at 8pm
Simchat Torah
November 7 - 8pm
Great Minds Salon featuring Karen Rubin speaking about:
WORK-LIFE INTEGRATION: STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING YOUR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE
Free to TJC Members / $5 for Community
Dessert will be served.

November 24 - 2pm
OnStage Seniors - in the Social Hall - more info to come.
BLOOD DRIVE

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2019
7:45AM - 1:45PM
at The Jewish Center

To make an appointment, call
1-800-933-BLOOD or visit
tinyurl.com/GiveBloodNJBS and type in Sponsor Code 61587
Walk-ins welcome!
Welcome to #Sulam,
Our New Hebrew High School Program
YOUNG FAMILIES
SOCIAL ACTION
Social Action is sponsoring a visit to the Bait-Ul-Hadi Mosque for: Women’s Peace Symposium
October 19 from 4-6pm
(Dinner included)
Car-pool from TJC at 3:15pm
Contact Louise Sandburg for more information:   louise@sandsmith.com

 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 -  lgantwerk@verizon.net
or
 Abigail Rose -  abigailros@gmail.com
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Sunday, October 20 - 12-4pm - JCC Community Fall Fest / Sukkah Hop
Cultural & Fall festivities with local community partners read more
JFCS - FreedomSong - November 3 - 3-4pm - A transformative musical created by Beit T'Shuvah that interweaves the story of Passover and personal stories of addiction . read more
Rutgers Jewish Film Festival - November 3-17 read more
JFCS - Holiday Boutique - Monday, November 11 - 11am - 7pm
Dozens of vendors, artists, and crafters 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. For more information, contact Marsha at 347-782-2746 or LaShirDirector@gmail.com .
SHABBAT GREETERS NEEDED
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.