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Week of February 7, 2020
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Friday, February 7 - Candle Lighting is at 5:08pm
Torah and Tea: 9:30am - Adult Library
Kabbalat Shabbat Service - Shabbat School will join us this Shabbat Shirah followed by an Oneg and sweet treat in the Social Hall: 6:30pm - Sanctuary
Saturday, February 8 - Parashat B'shallach - Shabbat Shirah
Bible BaBoker - guest facilitator is Rabbi Bob Freedman: 8:45am - Adult Library
Shabbat Morning Services - Sanctuary
Religious School: 9:30am - Beit Midrash
Havurah Minyan - Worship Service: 10am - Adult Library
Shabbat Katan: 11am - Youth Lounge
Gimmel Siddur Ceremony and dinner: 5:30pm - Social Hall/Sanctuary
Todah Rabah To
The Kiddush Krew for preparing the Kiddush Lunch.
Yasher Koach to those reading Torah and Haftarah this Shabbat
Bob Lebeau
Mindy Langer
Jon Katz
Eli Lebeau
Avi Paradise
Rachel Humphrey
Sunday, February 9
Morning Minyan: 9am - Beit Midrash
Religious School: 9am
Adult Hebrew - Edna Bryn-Noiman: 9am-12pm - Downstairs Conference Room
Art Reception - Moe (Moses) Reinblatt z"l :1pm - Lobby
Celebrate Tu B'Shevat with our Young Families: 2pm - Youth Lounge
"The History and Practice of Islam" (session one of a three session min-series) - Imam Adeyinka Muhammad Mendes: 4pm - Social Hall
EC Meeting: 5pm - Adult Library
Monday, February 10 - Tu B'Shevat
The Jewish Center's offices are closed.
Tuesday, February 11
Religious School: 4pm
Wednesday, February 12
Morning Minyan: 7am - Beit Midrash
Adult Ed/Talmud Study Group: 12:15pm - Adult Library
Adult Ed/Yiddish Reading Group: 1:30pm - Adult Library
#Sulam: 6pm
Thursday, February 13
LaShir Rehearsal: 7:30pm - Beit Midrash
Friday, February 14 - Candle Lighting is at 5:14pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Service - 6:30pm - Beit Midrash
Torah and Tea
Explore the weekly Torah portion with Sharon Diamondstein on Fridays:

February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1 and June 5.
9:30 - 10:30am

February 7-8, 2020

Friday Night - 6:30pm
special musical guests
Shabbat Morning - 9:30am
a unique musical D'var Torah
Saturday,February 8 at 11am

Bagels and B'rachot

For more information contact Sharon Diamondstein in TJC Religious School office at 609-921-0100 x 220 or
Is there a blessing for that?
In Judaism, the answer is yes!

Learn with Sharon Diamondstein about Judaism's concepts of gratitude and blessings, plus holidays, rituals, and traditions.

February 9 - Blessings of Purim
March 15 - Blessings of Grief
9am in the Adult Library

Celebrate Tu B'Shevat

DATE: Sunday, February 9
TIME: 2-4pm
LOCATION: Youth Lounge
Schedule follows the Religious School Sunday calendar.
For future placement and further information, contact Edna Bryn-Noiman at


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

Saturday, Feb. 8 * 8:45am
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 .
Talmud Study Group
Wednesday, Feb. 12 * 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
Wednesday, Feb. 12 * 1:30pm
Yiddish is alive and well. Join this class in reading Yiddish literature aloud. For more information, contact Ziona Silverman at 732-329-1069.


Come join OLD and NEW friends for a fun evening of Mah Jongg at TJC. No experience necessary.

If needed, cards will be available for purchase for $9.

March 3

Future dates: April 30, May 26, and June 9

Please RSVP to Judy Kutin
Saturday, Feb. 22 * 10am
The Havurah Minyan meets twice a month from 10-12 and then joins the rest of the congregation for Kiddush lunch.On the 2nd Shabbat of each month is a "worship service" and on the 4th Shabbat is a "study service."
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.
Tuesday, Feb 18 * 7:30pm
Jennifer Weiner, Mrs. Everything
Future dates:
March 17 - Dara Horn, A Guide for the Perplexed
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

February 20 - guest facilitator is Joel Berger
March 19
April 23
May 21
June 18

led by Ruth Goldston
Saturday, Mar. 7 * 4pm
Savor your prayer experience using mindfulness meditation techniques to focus on words, texts, and ideas associated with the Shabbat afternoon or weekday service.
PURIM 2020

11am: Children up to and including kindergarten (with parents)
11:30am: Children up to and including second grade (with parents)
12-2pm: Open to the community - children of all ages
Tickets will be sold at the door.
Erev Purim
Monday, March 9

5:15pm: Young Family Program in the Youth Lounge

6:45pm: Purim Program

7:15pm: Ma'ariv and Megillah Reading

8pm: Purim Celebration in the Social Hall

Details to follow.

Tuesday, March 10 at 10:30am

Come explore the Megillah as we celebrate Shushan Purim - on the day that the Jews of Shushan celebrated their victories.

Light refreshments will be served.
Watch your email!

Mishloach Manot will be ordered through "Happy Purim."
Orders due by February 25.
FRIDAYS: February 21, March 13, April 24, and May 8 at 5:45

Join us for our monthly gathering at Palace of Asia, 4591 Route 27 in Kingston, as we gather to share some food, a good beer, and a conversation about critical topics in our Jewish lives.

Wednesday, February 19 at 8pm

Men's Club Shabbat
February, 22
Featuring our Annual Deli Kiddush!
"Dreaming of Utopia: Roosevelt, New Jersey"
Join us for a private docent-led tour at
Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street, Princeton
Sunday, February 23
12:30-2pm or 2-3:30pm
Open to the Community
Admission to Morven: $10, $8 for seniors and students
To register or for more information, please call the TJC office at (609) 921-0100 or
The Adult Education Committee proudly presents world-renowned scholar
Professor Robert Alter
Speaking on
Thursday, March 26 * 7:30pm
The Hebrew Bible conveys its sundry visions of God, humankind, history, morality, covenant, and much else through a subtle and often complex literary vehicle, both in the prose narratives and in the poetry. Previous translations have not done much justice to this vehicle. What Professor Alter has endeavored to do is to represent as much as is feasible in English the rhythms, the word play and sound play, the expressive use of syntax, and the strategic word choices of the Hebrew, honoring the formal conventions of the narrative and of the poems.


#Sulam, Our Hebrew High School Program
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 Casseroles for TASK
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The Jewish Center is committed to providing a warm, welcoming and safe Shabbat experience for our congregants and guests. We are asking for volunteers to be Shabbat greeters. Responsibilities include warmly welcoming Shabbat participants to our services at the entrance to our Main Sanctuary. TJC staff and private security will be monitoring who is entering the building. There are two shifts each Shabbat, from 9:20 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. and then from 10:40 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. We need one person per shift, to be stationed by the Main Sanctuary doors. Please consider taking a slot and helping us out! 
Thank you in advance for volunteering.