TJC Weekly  Chadashot  (Newsletter)
          
Week of April 14
   
We now have the ability to  Live Stream  our Shabbat and Holidays services. If you are not able to be with us, you can go to  www.thejewishcenter.org  t o watch the service live. 

Friday, April 12 - Candle Lighting is 7:16pm
6:30pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Potluck Dinner following Services - Hang Out With Cantor Jeff  read more
Beit Midrash

Adult Library

Saturday, April 13 - Parashat Metzorah
8:45am
Bible BaBoker  read more
Adult Library
9:30am
Shabbat Morning Services / Bar Mitzvah of Cole Bloch
Sanctuary
9:30am
Shabbat School 
Beit Midrash
10am
Havurah Minyan read more
Adult Library
11am
Shabbat Katan  read more
Youth Lounge

Todah Rabah and Mazal Tov to
Allison and Allon Bloch for sponsoring the Kiddush in honor of their son Cole being called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah!

Todah Rabah to
Rochelle Castellano and Alan Markovitz for donating a wheelchair for use of anyone while at the synagogue.  

Yasher Koach to those reading Torah and Haftarah this Shabbat
Avi Paradise
Mindy Langer
Rabbi Adam Feldman
Sandy Kutin
Cole Bloch
Sunday, April 14
9am
Morning Minyan
Beit Midrash
9am
Religious School 

9am
Adult Hebrew with Edna Noiman
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO CLASS ON APRIL 21
Downstairs Conf. Room
2pm
Kadima: make/assemble blankets & cards for hospital patients and the homeless - read more
Youth Lounge
4:30pm
Young Families Passover Music & Crafts Program  read
more
Youth Lounge
7pm
EC Meeting
Adult Library
 
Monday, April 15

The Jewish Center's Offices Are Closed.


Tuesday, April 16
4pm
Religious School

7:00pm
Finance Committee Meeting
Adult Library
7:30pm
TJC Book Club: The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild read more
Beit Midrash

Wednesday, April 17
7am
Morning Minyan
Beit Midrash
12:15pm
Adult Ed: Talmud Study Group
Adult Library
1:30pm
Adult Ed: Yiddish Reading Group
Adult Library
4pm
Religious School

6pm
Tichon


Thursday, April 18

LASHIR will not be meeting tonight.


Bedikat Chametz - Search for Chametz


Friday, April 19 - Candle Lighting is 7:23pm - First Seder
7am
Minyan / Siyum Bechorim
Beit MIdrash

Following Service - Chametz Breakfast 
Lobby

No Kabbalat Shabbat Evening Service

Pre-Pesach Message About Seder Guests



We have a long tradition at TJC of helping everyone find a place at a Seder. If you are able to accept any guests this year, please let us know. If you are in need of a place to go for Seder, either on Friday night or Saturday night, please let us know. We want to make sure that everyone has a positive and fun Seder experience. Please call the office if you can host or need a place for Seder -  609-921-0100.
We are looking for donations to fund Bimah flowers for Pesach

If you would like to be part of the group contributing toward a beautiful display, contact the main office (609) 921-0100 x 201 or myarin@thejewishcenter.org.
HAPPENING THIS SHABBAT
at 
The Jewish Center
FRIDAY, APRIL 12

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

SUNDAY, APRIL 14
PASSOVER SCHEDULE

ADULT PROGRAMS

Sat. April 13 * 8:45am - Adult Library 
Bible BaBoker
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 any prior background.

To be added to the BBB mailing list or for questions, contact Michael Goldin mmgold18@yahoo.com

Tues. April 16 * 7:30pm
TJC Book Club -  The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild  read more

Wed. April 17 *12:15pm 
Talmud Study Class
Talmud text studied in translation. For more information contact Neil Litt neillitt@outlook.com

Wed. April 17 * 1:30pm 
Yiddish Reading Group
Yiddish is alive and well. Join this class in reading Yiddish literature orally. For more information, contact Ziona Silverman 732-329-1069

Mon. April 22 * 9:30am
JCW Nature Walk (for Earth Dayread more

Tues. April 23 & 30 * 7pm
Examining Racism  read more
Open to TJC members - no registration fee

Sat. April 27 * 10am - Adult Library 
Havurah Minyan 
The Havurah meets twice a month from 10-12 and then joins the rest of the congregation for kiddush. On the 2nd Shabbat of each month there is a "traditional service" and on the 4th Shabbat there is a "study service". 

Sun.  April 28 * 9:00-10:00am, 10:00-11:00am & 11:00-noon
No Class April 21
Adult Hebrew on Sundays (Intermediate, Advanced & Beginners)
For placement and further information regarding registration fee, email Edna 
at edna.bryn@gmail.com or by phone at (609) 716-1164.

Sun. April 28 * 3pm
Israeli Security Strategies: Challenges and Opportunities
A scholarly presentation about Israeli security strategy where it is challenged, what are the opportunities and how it may impact American security issues. read more

Thurs. May 2 * 7:30pm
Jews, Health and Healing  read more
A special presentation and discussion by Rabbi Vanessa Och, PhD 

Tues. May 7 * 7:30pm
JCW - Israeli Dancing read more

Thurs. May 16 * 9:30am-11am - Bon Appetit (Princeton Shopping Center)
JCW - Nosh & Drosh
Drop in for a morning of schmoozing, discussion, connecting and inclusion. The format will include a combination of guest leaders and self-guided discussions. 
Future Dates: 5/16 & 6/20

Sat. May 18 * 10:00am - Adult Library
Kulanu Minyan
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.  read more

Thurs. June 6 * 8pm - rescheduled from snow cancellation
Great Minds Salon featuring Cathy Quartner Bailey
Do you speak a bissel Yiddish?
Do you want to eavesdrop
on the conversation?
JOIN THE DISCUSSION!
Saturday, April 27
After Services during Kiddush Luncheon
We will have a Yiddish Tish in the Social Hall
ייִדיש טיש
SAVE THE DATE
THE JEWISH CENTER
Annual Congregational meeting
Sunday, May 19, 2019
7:00 PM

MORE MAY EVENTS

Wed. May 1
7pm
Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Memorial Day - Commenoration Service & Program
Fri. May 3
6pm
Shalom Shabbat - Welcome Shabbat with Friends - Wine & Cheese Reception
Sun. May 5
9am-12pm
Join us for a congregation-wide MITZVAH DAY

READ MORE
Sun. May 5
possibly 2pm
Art Exhibit: HomeFront's ArtSpace Exhibi t
A collection of artwork and poetry created by HomeFront Clients

Sun. May 5
2-4:30pm
Central NJ Interfaith Stitchers for Peace
Peace Pod Meeting at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 16 Nassau St., Princeton

Wed. May 8
4-7pm
Yom Haatzmaut / Open House
Join us for Yom Haatzmaut  
AND
Synagogue wide open house for members & potential members
.


Thurs. May 9
8pm
Great Minds Salon with Jenny Rich
Tues. May 14
7:30pm
How do you think? A Jewish & Scientific Exploration of Consciousness

Thurs. May 16, 23 & 30
7:30pm

Women's Struggles for Equality in a Jewish & Democratic Israel
Fri. May 17
Potluck Dinner following Services - Hang Out with Cantor Jeff
Sun. May 19
7pm
Congregational Annual Meeting
SOCIAL HALL
Tues. May 21
7:30pm
TJC Book Club - Sisters In Law by Linda Hirshman

Wed. May 22
Join us for an inspiring visit to the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education in Lincroft, NJ
TIKKUN LEYL SHAVUOT 
JOIN US ON JUNE 8
FOR AN EXCITING EVENING OF LEARNING


Shabbat Greeters Needed - Can You Help?
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 2 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 2 people per shift, one for the main entrance, and the other for the parking lot entrance.

Thank you for volunteering.  If you have any questions please contact Beatrice Bloom at (609) 577-2989.

YOUTH EVENTS
  • Kadimanicks - April 14 * 2-4pm - Assemble cozy blankets and cards for hospital patients and the homeless read more
YOUNG FAMILIES







MEMBERSHIP

SOCIAL ACTION 
     
      Casseroles for TASK

Please support the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
 
By preparing a vegetarian/fish/dairy casserole
And dropping it off at TJC

Your contribution of a casserole will make 
a difference in someone's life.
  • Follow one of the recipes listed below, check the website for additional recipes (www.thejewishcenter.org/Participate-With-Us/Social-Action)or use your own recipe.
  • Aluminum tins and pre-printed labels are available in the TJC office or use your own disposable tin.
  • After you bake your casserole, BE SURE TO COVER WITH SEVERAL LAYERS OF ALUMINUM FOIL. Freeze.  Then put the casserole in a plastic bag and bring to TJC's dairy freezer (kitchen on the left).
  • To make sorting easier for our deliverer, print a label (www.thejewishcenter.org/Participate-With-Us/Social-Action), mark the checkoff box for "Tuna," "Bean/Lentil," Pasta/Cheese" or "Other" and tape to your casserole.
Questions:  Contact Deborah Marinsky  debmarin@gmail.com  609-306-1405

COMMUNITY EVENTS
5/30 - Book Signing at TJC - Rabbi Emeritus Dov Peretz Elkins just published two fascinating volumes about his half-century of serving as a Rabbi   read more
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