TJC Weekly  Chadashot  (Newsletter)
          
Week of May 12
   
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, May 10 - Candle Lighting is 7:45pm 
9:30am
Challah Bake read more
Youth Lounge
6:15pm
Zamru Musical Shabbat and vegetarian potluck dinner  read more
Social Hall
6:30pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Beit Midrash

Saturday, May 11 - Parashat Kedoshim
8:45am
Bible BaBoker  read more
Adult Library
9:30am
Shabbat Morning Services / Bat Mitzvah of Catalina Molina / Aufruf of Adam Lewis and Stephanie Elgart.
Sanctuary
9:30am
Shabbat School 
Beit Midrash

Todah Rabah To
Dana and Alberto Molina for co-sponsoring the Kiddush in honor or their daughter Catalina being called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah!
and to
Nancy and Neil Lewis for co-sponsoring the Kiddush in honor of the Aufruf of their son Adam Lewis and future daughter in-law Stephanie Elgart.

Yasher Koach to those reading Torah and Haftarah this Shabbat
Miriam Sherman Dana Molina
Stephanie Elgart Paula Heller
Rabbi Julie Roth Catalina Molina

Sunday, May 12 - Mother's Day
9am
Morning Minyan
Beit Midrash
9am
Religious School 

 
Monday, May 13
9:30am
JCW: Nature Walk at Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve

The Jewish Center's Offices Are Closed.


Tuesday, May 14
4pm
Religious School

7:30pm
Adult Ed: Scientists in Synagogues  read more
Social Hall

Wednesday, May 15
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

8pm
Mens Club: Torah on Tap  
Kixx Sports Bar - Kingston
a/k/a The Pinds

Thursday, May 16
9:30am
JCW - Nosh & Drosh - read more
Bon Appetit
Princeton Shopping Ctr.
10am
55Plus Lecture - Topic: Immigrants' Rights in NJ in 2019 - Speaker: Farrin Anello, Senior Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey  read more
Social Hall
7:30pm
Women's Struggle for Equality in a Jewish & Democratic Israel - Co-sponsored by JCW  read more
Social Hall
7:30pm
Religious Affairs Committee Meeting
Youth Lounge
7:30pm
LASHIR Rehearsal
Beit Midrash

Friday, May 17- Candle Lighting is 7:5pm 
5:45pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Katan
Youth Lounge
6:30pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Beit MIdrash

Following Services Potluck Dinner - Hang out with Cantor Jeff
Adult Library
SAVE THE DATE
Annual Congregational meeting
Sunday, May 19, 2019
7:00 PM - Social Hall
AGENDA:
D'var Torah
President's Report
*Budget Presentation and Vote
Nominating Committee
Report & Vote
Refreshments
We hope to see you at the meeting!
*Note there is a deficit of $44,990 that will be covered by a $50,000 Homeland Security grant we are currently awaiting receipt of.
THIS SHABBAT AT THE JEWISH CENTER
The next Challah Bake will be June 7

MORE HAPPENINGS AT TJC

Please join us for what promises to be a thought provoking series. If you can't make it to all three sessions, that's not a problem. Each session will stand on its own. Please call or email the office to register (vgarrison@thejewishcenter.org or 609-921-0100 Ext. 200). PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY TUESDAY. You can mail your payment to TJC, pay by credit card over the phone or bring your payment with you the night of the first session.


Thursdays
5/16, 23 & 30 @ 7:30pm
Women's Struggles for Equality in a Jewish and Democratic Israel - Co-sponsored by JCW

Fri. May 17
5:45pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Katan

Summer Schedule - READ MORE

Fri. May 17
Potluck Dinner - Hang Out with Cantor Jeff following Services

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

Sat. June 1
9:30am
Shabbat of Appreciation
Sanctuary
Tues. June 4
7:30pm
Mindful Prayer / Meditation Mincha led by Ruth Goldston


Thurs. June 6
8pm
Great Minds Salon featuring Cathy Quartner Bailey

Fri. June 7
6pm
Shalom Shabbat-Welcome Shabbat with Friends-Wine & Cheese Reception

Sat. June 8
7pm-midnight

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot READ MORE
Sun. June 9
9:30am

Shavuot Morning Services
Sanctuary
Mon. June 10
9:30am
Shavuot Morning Services and Yizkor
Sanctuary
ADULT PROGRAMS

Sat. May 11* 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

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

Wed. May 15 * 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

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

Sat. * 10am - Adult Library (Will Meet Again in September)
Havurah Minyan - read more
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". 
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL NEWS
YOUNG FAMILIES



TIKKUN LEYL SHAVUOT
JOIN US ON JUNE 8
FOR AN EXCITING EVENING OF LEARNING
Shabbat Greeters Needed - Can You Help?
Want to be a Greeter but not quite sure what to do? Sign up for one of our Greeter Training Sessions (Tuesdays, 6-8pm on 5/14, 5/21 and 5/28 or Sunday, 10-12pm  on 6/2).  Other dates will be added as 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 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.

Want to be a Greeter but not quite sure what to do?  Sign up for one of our Greeter Training Sessions (Tuesdays 6-8PM on 5/14, 5/21 and 5/28 or Sunday 10-12 on 6/2).    Other dates will be added as needed.

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

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
  • 6/2 - LASHIR Concert - 2pm at Hillman Hall at Westminister Choir Collegeread more
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