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Week of July 7, 2019
Friday July 5 - Friday July 12
Friday, July 5 - Candle Lighting is at 8:13pm
6:30pm - Kabbalat Shabbat Services - Beit Midrash

Saturday, July 6 - Parashat Korach
8:45am - Bible BaBoker - Adult Library
Yasher Koach to those reading Torah and Haftarah this Shabbat
Yaacob Dweck
Debbie Brett
Jon Katz
Elliot Ramer
Jose Matiella
Sherry Rosen
Sunday, July 7
9:am - Morning Minyan - Beit Midrash
Monday, July 8
The Jewish Center's buildings are closed.
Tuesday, July 9
7:30pm - Mindful Prayer / Meditation Mincha led by Ruth Goldston - Adult Library
7:30pm - Adult Education Committee Meeting - Beit Midrash
7:30pm - High Holiday Honors Meeting - Youth Lounge
Wednesday, July 10
7pm - Morning Minyan - Beit Midrash
8am - Bagels and Coffee / Morning Bus Schmooze - Parking Lot Lobby
12:15pm - Adult Ed - Talmud Study - Adult Library
Thursday, July 11
4pm - After-Camp Challah Braid - Parking Lot Lobby
Friday, July 12 - Candle Lighting is at 8:11pm
5:45pm - Playground Shabbat - Kabbalat Shabbat Katan Service - followed by potluck dinner at 6:15pm
Outdoor Summer Kabbalat Shabbat Services followed by a dairy potluck dinner. Bring a dairy side dish/dessert. Entrée and beverages provided by The Jewish Center.
Join us this Summer at TJC
Meet New Friends
July 12 & August 16
6:15pm: Potluck Dairy Dinner
Meet other young families at TJC

Sing * Dance * Play
Enjoy the Ruach of Shabbat

Join us in Jessica's Garden
at The Jewish Center
July 12 & August 16
6:30pm Outdoor Summer Kabbalat Shabbat Services followed by a dairy potluck dinner.
Bring a dairy side dish/dessert
Entree and beverages provided by The Jewish Center.
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

Saturday, July 6 * 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, July 10 * 12:15pm
Talmud text studied in translation. For more information contact Neil Litt,
Yiddish Reading Group
Wednesday, * 1:30pm - will resume in Sept.
Yiddish is alive and well. Join this class in reading Yiddish literature aloud. For more information, contact Ziona Silverman, 732-329-1069 
Tuesday, July 16 * 7:30pm
Future Date: 8/20 -  House of Spies  by Daniel Silva and 9/17 -  Dirty Wars and Polished Silver  by Lynda Schuster (this date is tentative).
Saturday, *10am - will resume in September
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."
Saturday, 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.
Savor your prayer experience using mindfulness meditation techniques to focus on words, texts, and ideas associated with the Shabbat afternoon or weekday evening service.

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
Join us for a very special Challah Bake program for children ages 12-36 months and their adult people!

We will make our own dough and then be able to take it home to bake for Shabbat dinner.

Come sing Shabbat songs, hear stories and make your very own challah.

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 -
Rabbi Emeritus
Dov Peretz Elkins

July 9 at 7pm / Princeton Library
Will be speaking about his new book Four Rabbis at Lunch: Candid conversations among American Clergy
Sunday, August 18, 2019, 7pm at Monroe Township Senior Center, 12 Halsey Reed Road, Monroe Township - Congregation Beit Shalom is sponsoring Jewish Joy on a Summer Evening Concert featuring the combined voices of the NJ and Delaware Valley Ensembles of the Cantors Assembly. Tickets ($15 - Children under 16 are free) are available at Congregation Beit Shalom, 1600 Perrineville Road, Monroe Township (609) 395-1952.