TJC Weekly  Chadashot  (Newsletter)
          
Week of February 10
            

Friday, February 8 - Candle Lighting is 5:07 pm
9:30am
Challah Bake read more
Youth Lounge
6:30pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Beit Midrash

Potluck Dinner following Services - Hang Out with Cantor Jeff read more


Saturday, February 9 - Parashat Terumah
8:45am
Bible BaBoker  read more
Adult Library
9:30am
Shabbat Morning Services / Bar Mitzvah of David Bleyman
Sanctuary
9:30am
Shabbat School 
Beit Midrash
10am
Havurah Minyan  read more
Adult Library
11am
Shabbat Katan  read more
Youth Lounge
4pm
Mindful Prayer / Meditation Mincha read more
Adult Library
5pm
Gimmel Siddur Service and Dinner
Social Hall & Sanctuary
7pm
Men's Club Texas Holdem  read more
Social Hall

Mazal Tov and Todah Rabah to
Anna Ginovker and Oleg Bleyman for sponsoring the Kiddush in honor of their son David being called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah!

Yasher Koach to those reading Torah and Haftarah this Shabbat
Mindy Langer
Eliezer Lopukhin
Marina Varshavskaya
Gila Levin
David Bleyman
Sunday, February 10
9am
Morning Minyan
Beit Midrash
9am
Religious School 
Social Hall
9am
Adult Hebrew with Edna Noiman  read more
Downstairs Conf.Room
1pm
Artist Reception - Paintings by Michael Blumenfeld  read more
Lobby
1:45pm
Haverim Youth Group Event - Rockville Climbing Center
Offsite
7pm
EC Meeting
Adult Library
 
Monday, February 11

The Jewish Center's Offices Are Closed.


Tuesday, February 12 
4pm
Religious School
School Bldg.
2pm
Adult Ed: Inside the Cairo Geniza Session II read more
Offsite
7:30pm
JCW: Israeli Dancing   read more
Social Hall

Wednesday, February 13
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


Tichon - New Orleans Trip

7pm
Finance Committee Meeting
Private Home

Thursday, February 14
7:30pm
LASHIR Rehearsal
Beit Midrash

Friday, February 15 - Candle Lighting is 5:16pm
6:30pm Kabbalat Shabbat Services 
Beit Midrash
Happening this Shabbat
CHALLAH

POTLUCK DINNER 
HANG OUT WITH CANTOR JEFF
Friday, February 8

Sing, shmooze and eat after services in a warm, welcoming and heimish environment.  Open to all!  Come join us, and bring family and friends.

Bring a vegetarian potluck side dish or dessert - we will provide the main dish and beverages.

Future Potluck Dinners - Hang Out with Canor Jeff Dates: 
3/15, 4/12 & 5/17


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S H A B BA T K A TA N
Saturday,Feb. 9 at 11:00 a.m.
 in the Youth Lounge
Shabbat Katan is a monthly service designed for Preschool/Kindergarten-aged children and their families.  Warm and spirited, this interactive Shabbat experience will include stories, prayers, songs, and a brief Torah reading.  Stay for Shabbat Katn lunch and get to meet other families with little ones.  Bring your friends, everyone is welcome!

Questions? Call Sharon Diamondstein at (609) 921-7207
NEW - ADULT TORAH-READING CLASS

New - Five -Session Adult Torah-Reading Class 
Starting This Month!


A TJC Religious Activities Committee Initiative
Thursdays: 7:30 to 9:00pm:
February 21 and 28, March 7, 14 and 21
 
Learning to read Torah as an adult can be a powerful, deeply fulfilling and highly-rewarding experience! Make this the moment, and come take your first steps with us. Questions? Please contact me at cantorjeff@thejewishcenter.org, or (347) 623-4228.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK
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.

ADULT PROGRAMS

Sat. Feb. 9 * 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

Sat. Feb. 9 * 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. Feb. 10 * 9:00-10:00am, 10:00-11:00am & 11:00-noon
Adult Hebrew on Sundays Resumes (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. Feb. 10 * 2-4:30pm - Congregation Beth Chaim, Princeton Junction
Central NJ Interfaith Stitchers for Peace
Dedicated to crafting, hope, healing, and peace one stitch at a time. People of all faiths, and those who profess no faith are welcome. See 
Tentative future Dates:
March 10, 2-4:30pm - The Jewish Center
No April Meeting
May 5, time TBA, Presbyterian Church, Princeton

Wed. Feb. 13 *12:15pm 
Talmud Study Class
Talmud text studied in translation. For more information contact Neil Litt neillitt@outlook.com

Wed. Feb. 13 * 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. Feb. 16 * 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 

Wed. Feb. 20 * 8pm - Kixx Sports Bar in Kingston
Men's Club - Torah on Tap
Join us for our monthly gathering at KIXX as we gather to share some food, a good beer and a conversation about some critical topic in our Jewish lives. Rabbi Feldman always brings a text or a topic or a story that keeps us talking for at least an hour.
Future Dates: 3/13, 4/10 and 5/15

Thurs. Feb. 21 * 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: 3/21, 4/11, 5/16 & 6/20
FEBRUARY EVENTS

Tues.
Feb. 19 - 7:30pm
TJC Book Club - Emily Kaiser Thelin's Unforgettable: The Bold Flavors of Paula Wolfert's Renegade Life


Wed.
Feb. 20 & Feb. 27
10am - Noon
Examining Racism
Open to TJC members - no registration fee
Session #1 is a requisite to attending session #2.
To register for this two-session series, contact Roni Garrison vgarrison@thejewishcenter.org or 609-921-0100 Ext. 200.
Any questions? Contact Linda Oppenheim linda.oppenheim@gmail.com or  609-462-0421.

Thurs.
Feb. 21 - 10am
55Plus Lecture: American Exceptionalism: Race, Crime & Democracy

Thurs.
Feb. 21 - 7:30pm
Religion and Conflict Across the Globe: Is There a Remedy?

Sun.
Feb. 24 - 3pm
JCW presents 93Queen - a film by Paula Eislet
NEW TIME - 3-5PM

Thurs.
Feb. 28 - Noon
Arts & Cultural Affairs -
Mosaic and Mikvah: Synagogues in Ancient Israel Before and After the Destruction of the Second Temple

MARCH HAPPENIGNS & SAVE THE DATES 

  • March 1-3 Egger Shabbaton Scholar in Residence Read More
  • March 2 - Mindful Prayer/Meditation Mincha Read More
  • March 7 - Great Minds Salon featuring Allon Bloch who will be Speaking about Using Israeli Technology to Take on the  World - 8:00pm
  • Mrach 12 - JCW: Paint & Sip Party - 7:30pm Read More
  • March 17 - Save the Date - Mary Poppins Purim Carnival - more information to come.
  • March 20- Purim Evening 
  • March 23 - Shpiel and Party
  • March 26 - The Talmud A Biography - 7:30pm
MORE SAVE THE DATES 
  • April 7 - How to Run a Kick-Ass Seder  read more
  • May 5 - Join us for a congregaton-wide MITZVAH DAY! read more
  • TJC Community Mitzvah Trip to Cuba with Rabbi Feldman - February 3-10 2020 - Read More
YOUTH EVENTS
  • Kadima Bonkerz Amusement Center - Sunday,Feb. 24 - Lazer tag, mini golf, arcade, kosher pizza and so much more. READ MORE
YOUNG FAMILIES




HAVDALAH PAJAMA PROGRAM
Saturday, March 2 - 6:30 p.m.
Cookies and milk will be served
More Information to follow

MEMBERSHIP


Do You Remember Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah
Date???  
 
A brand-new initiative from the Religious Affairs Committee! We would like to help you commemorate your bar/bat mitzvah anniversary on the 
bimah - no matter how recently or how long ago the original date was.
 
You could...
    • Have an Aliyah
    • Chant part or all of your Haftarah (if there is no current bar/bat mitzvah that day) 
    • Read Torah again! 
Feeling rusty? We'll get you back up to speed!

If you're interested, for yourself or for your kids, please contact Cantor Jeff Warschauer (cantorjeff@thejewishcenter.org) or Mindy Langer (mlanger@thejewishcenter.org) and we'll help make it happen.  
It's never too late!
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

  • 2/24 - The Klez Dispensers - 3pm - Princeton University - Richardson Auditorium    read more
  • 2/20 - 4/2 - Spring Programs at Rutgers - The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life read more
COMMUNITY PARTNERS



We Thank Our 
Community Partners



  • Borden Perlman
  • Capri Kosher
  • Classical Catering
  • FunSense Gym
  • Heidi Joseph - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Fox & Roach Realtors 

  • J-Dogs
  • Orlands Memorial Chapel
  • Bob Weber, Weblications
To learn how your business can become a community partner and help sustain The Jewish Center, please contact SWilson@TheJewishCenter.org.

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