TJC Weekly  Chadashot  (Newsletter)
Week of June 9
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  t o watch the service live. 

Friday, June 7 - Candle Lighting is 8:08pm 
JCW: Summer Nature Walk at Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve  read more
Challah Bake  read more
Youth Lounge
Shalom Shabbat - Welcome Shabbat with Friends - Wine and Cheese Reception  read more
Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Following Services - Potluck dinner - Hang Out with Cantor Jeff
Beit Midrash

Adult Library
Saturday, June 8 - Parashat Bamidbar - Erev Shavuot - Candle Lighting is 9:17pm
Bible BaBoker read more
Adult Library
Shabbat Morning Service / Bat Mitzvah of Olivia Spektor
Shabbat Katan  read more
Youth Lounge
Young Family Shavuot Celebration
Youth Lounge
Siyum Tichon Dinner
Following dinner - graduation ceremony in the Sanctuary then dessert in the parking lot lobby
Social Hall
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot

Mazal Tov and Todah Rabah To
Michele and Mark Spektor for sponsoring the Kiddush in honor of their daughter Olivia being called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah.
Todah Rabah To
Joan Levin for providing flowers for the bimah in memory of her husband, and our long-time congregant Mark Levin z'l
Yasher Koach to those reading Torah and Haftarah this Shabbat
Donna Gabai Cantor Jeff Warschauer
Bret Jacknow Elliot Ramer
Yaacob Dweck Olivia Spektor

Sunday, June 9 - 1st Day Shavuot - Candle Lighting is 9:17pm
Shavuot Morning Service - Eve Coulson will be speaking
Monday, June 10 - 2nd Day Shavuot
Shavuot Morning Service and Yizkor

Wednesday, June 12
Morning Minyan
Beit Midrash
Adult Ed: Talmud Study Group
Adult Library
Adult Ed: Yiddish Reading Group
Adult Library
Adult Ed Committee Meeting
Beit Midrash

Thursday, June 13
Trends in Israeli Society: The Surprising Rise of Ultra-Orthodox Feminism  read more
Beit Midrash
Religious Affairs Committee Meeting
Youth Lounge

Friday, June 14 - Candle Lighting is 8:11pm 
Playground Shabbat (Kabbalat Shabbat Katan)
Zamru Shabbat Service and potluck dinner  read more
Social Hall
Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Beit MIdrash


Yizkor Book of Remembrance

Please note that effective June 1, the donation for the Book of Remembrance will be $25 per name. This change, approved by The Board of Directors, was made to Fiscal Year 2019-20 Annual Budget and ratified at our Annual Meeting on May 19th.


Sat. June 8* 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

Wed. June 12 *12:15pm 
Talmud Study Class
Talmud text studied in translation. For more information contact Neil Litt

Wed. June 12 * 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

Sat. June 15 * 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

Tues. June 18 * 7:30pm - Beit Midrash read more
TJC Book Club - Nicholas Dawidoff's
The Catcher was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg

Thurs. June 20 * 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. 

Tues. July 9 * 7:30pm 
Mindful Prayer / Meditation Mincha led by Ruth Goldston
More dates / August 13  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". 

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.

      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 ( 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 (, mark the checkoff box for "Tuna," "Bean/Lentil," Pasta/Cheese" or "Other" and tape to your casserole.
Questions:  Contact Deborah Marinsky  609-306-1405


  • 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 College read more
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