All the latest TJC Happenings

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WeeklyChadashot (Newsletter)

 

May 19, 2017

23 Iyar 5777

 

THIS WEEK AT THE JEWISH CENTER

 

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Friday, May 19  Candle Lighting is 7:54 pm

6:30pm   Kabbalat Shabbat Service  Beit Midrash

 

Saturday, May 20 - Behar-Bechukotai

8:45am    Bible BaBoker with Michal Saraf as facilitator  Adult Library

9:30am    Shabbat Morning Service / Bar Mitzvah of Robert Maier Sanctuary 

9:30am    Shabbat School  Beit Midrash - Last Day

10:15am  Library Minyan (Study Session)  Adult Library

10:30am  Junior Congregation Beit Midrash - Last Day

 

Yasher Koach to those reading Torah & Haftarah this Shabbat

Hazzan Dulkin

Isaac Mayer

Laura Bloom

Robert Maier

Bob Lebeau

 

Mazal Tov and Todah Rabah to parents Dawn and Lawrence Maier for sponsoring the Kiddush in honor of their son Robert being called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah this morning.

 

Sunday, May 21

9am          Minyan     Beit Midrash

9am          Religious School - Last Sunday 

9am          Chesed Fair  Social Hall

12pm        Rosh Chodesh for Teenage Girls Info Session Adult Library

12pm        Lag B'Omer Family Bonfire & BBQ 


Monday, May 22

1:30pm    

Yiddish Reading Group  

 Adult Library

 

Wednesday, May 24

7am          Minyan  Beit Midrash

12:15pm   Adult Ed: Talmud Study  Beit Midrash

6pm          Board Dinner and Meeting  Youth Lounge

7:30pm     Annual Congregational Meeting  SEE AGENDA Social Hall

 

Thursday, May 25

7:30pm       LASHIR Rehearsal  Beit Midrash

 

Friday, May 26 - Candle Lighting 8pm 

Rosh Chodesh Sivan

6:30pm      Kabbalat Shabbat Service  Beit Midrash

 

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

 

 

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Lag B'Omer 

Family Bonfire & BBQ

May 21

12 Noon at TJC

 

Pick up your children from Religious School and come celebrate with us.

 

Rita's Water Ice, Crafts, Music, Games, Bonfire with Marshmallows & Moon Bounce.

$3 Hamburgers & Veggie Burgers, $1 Hot Dogs

 

For more information contact Neil Wise nwise@thejewishcenter.org

 

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                                                                     ROSH CHODESH 

Parent-Daughter

Taste of Rosh Chodesh Info Session

May 21 at TJC 

12-1:30pm

Do you know a Jewish teenage girl in the greater Princeton area who will be entering the 8th or 9th grade this September? If so, let her know the good news: this fall we are launching a new Rosh Chodesh: It's a Girl Thing! group at TJC.

 

If you are interested in learning more, please come to the May 21 parent-daughter Taste of Rosh Chodesh meeting. The girls will get the chance to experience the program at 12 noon for the first hour and then Alexandra Bar-Cohen be available to answer questions from parents while refreshments are enjoyed by all at 1pm. 

 

RSVP to attend to Alexandra.barcohen@gmail.com or 609.688.1583


More Information

 

 

CHILDREN & FAMILY

 

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YAD B'YAD - HAND-IN-HAND SUMMER PROGRAM

 

Infant & Toddler Class at 

The Jewish Center

Every Friday - 10-12 Noon

(For infants & toddlers 10-24 months)

 

Summer Session is June 16, 23, July 1, 14, 21 & 28

Cost: $150 for a 6 week session or $30 per class

 

Contact: Gila Levin

glevin@thejewishcenter.org

(609)921-7207

 

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PLAYGROUND SHABBAT

       JULY 7 & AUGUST 11

 

Services at 5:30PM, 

Light Dinner Provided at 6:15PM

Recommended for children 6 & under and their families

 

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Wed., May 24 * 1pm - Choir Room

Enrichment - Ages 3-5  

This program introduces children to the fun and warmth of 

Jewish culture and traditions through song, dance, stories, arts & crafts and cooking. 

 

Saturday June 10 * 11am - Youth Lounge

Shabbat Katan

A wonderful way to celebrate Shabbat with other families who have young children.  Join us afterwards for a Kiddush lunch. Make new friends and celebrate with old ones.

 

Contact Gila Levin at glevin@thejewishcenter.org for more information.

 

CHECK OUT THE TJC FAMILIES PROGRAM GUIDE

 

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

For more information about our Religious schoolGanon (ages 3-4), Gan Katan (ages 4-5) and Yad B'Yad (infant and toddlers) contact Gila Levin, Director at glevin@thejewishcenter.org

 

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YOUTH AND TEENS

 

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Hershey Park Trip

Sunday, June 4


All TJC students grades 3-12

 

Cost: $65 per student 

(early bird price until May 20)

 

$85 per student (price after May 20)

 

Cost includes: Coach bus transportation, bagel & fruit breakfast, park admission, lunch and snacks.

 

MORE INFORMATION, PERMISSION SLIP

 

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ADULT PROGRAMS

 

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OUTDOOR SUMMER KABBALAT SHABBAT SERVICES

6:30PM AT THE JEWISH CENTER

 

Featuring guest Hazzans leading spirited outdoor summer Kabbalat Shabbat Services on July 7, July 21, August 11 & August 23

 

Followed by dairy pot luck dinners at TJC*

Bring a vegetarian dish/dessert in a disposable container

Beverages provided by The Jewish Center

 

Note: Kabbalat Shabbat will be held all summer long in the Beit Midrash on all other Shabbat evenings. 

* In inclement weather services will be held indoors.

 

Current and prospective members are welcome!

 

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Sat., May 20 & 27 * 8:30-9:30am - Adult Library

Bible BaBoker read more

 

Mon., May 22 * 1:30 pm  Adult Library

Yiddish Reading Group 

Do you remember warm Yiddish-speaking at home, hearing or reading Yiddish?

 

 

Wed., May 24  *  12:15 pm - Beit Midrash

Talmud Study Group                                              

Analysis of selected passages and sugiyot in the Babylonian Talmud and related texts. Previous familiarity with Talmud study is recommended.

 

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Tues., June 6 * 8pm Social Hall

Great Minds Salon with Ifat Shatzky

Her Talk: Molded by my Native Landscape: Israel's Infulence on my Art    

 

  

  

  

  

 

Thurs., June 8 * 10 am - Social Hall

55 Plus Lecture 

 

Tues., June 20 * 7:30pm  Beit Midrash

TJC Book Club - "Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean: How a Generation of Swashbluckling Jews Carved Out an Empire in the New World in Their Quest for Treasure, Religious Freedom--and Revenge" by Edward Kritzier

 

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SPECIAL EVENTS

 

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Annual Congregational Meeting

Wednesday, May 24

7:30pm at TJC

 

Agenda 

 

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Torah Tastings, Transformative Teaching, TED Talk, Tasty Tidbits.....

 

Tempted?  Join us at TJC,

May 30  7-10pm

 

Join us for an exciting, engaging, challenging evening of Torah learning.  In celebration of Shavuot, our evening will include in-depth workshops, speed learning and an ELI (think Jewish TED) talk.  And, delicious food, of course.  Check our next    e-mail for details.  We hope to see you there!

 

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Shavuot Schedule

May 30 - TJC Young Families Shavuot Celebration - 5:00pm 

May 30 - Tikkun Leyl Shavuot - 6:30pm

May 31 - Shavuot Morning Service - 9:30am

June 1 - Shavuot Morning Service and Yizkor - 9:30am

 

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SHABBAT OF APPRECIATION

 FRIDAY, JUNE 2 at 8PM

 

 At our service we will be recognizing and honoring our outgoing and incoming President, Executive Committee and Board of Directors, our Congregant of the Year and our Life and Legacy Donors. 

 

We are pleased to also honor Michael Goldin as our Congregant of the Year for his ongoing efforts to lead our Bible BaBoker Shabbat morning program. 

 

Please note that Shabbat services will begin at 

8pm for this special service

 and will be followed by a lovely dessert reception

 

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SIYYUM TICHON

Shavuot, June 3, 2017

9:30am at The Jewish Center

 

You are cordially invited to join us as we celebrate our Siyyum Tichon, our 10th grade confirmation class.

 

 

 

 

 

We also welcome you to join us as we bid farewell 

and wish Mazel Tov to 

Neil Wise

 Director of Programming & Development. 

Donations in Neil's honor will support TJC Purim programs.

 

Join us for a Kiddush lunch following services

 to honor our Siyyum Tichon students and Neil Wise. 

     

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

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Central NJ Interfaith Stitchers for Peace

 

May Meeting

Please Note Time Change

May 21 at 

Nassau Presbyterian Church

2:30 - 4:30pm

 

We will celebrate the end of the 2016-17 Program Year with a potluck meal.  

 

Please bring a dish to share with enough food for about 4-6 people.  

 

The potluck meal will be followed by a special event-- a "yarn/fabric tasting" where you will have an opportunity to move from table to table, trying out a variety of yarns, needles, crochet hooks, and stitches for the yarn crafts and fabrics and quilting techniques for the quilters and hand-stitchers

 

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Cantors Assembly & Jewish Rock Radio Present:

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Lashir music note

New Voices in Jewish Music

May 21, 2017 / 4-6pm

 

What are you up to on Sunday afternoon, May 21? Coming to a FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL at the shore, of course! This is an event Hazzan Dulkin been working on that is going to be SUPER AWESOME!  

 

See the flyer for the afternoon - please note that it is FREE OF CHARGE and includes yummy treats (fresh coffee courtesy of Chazzan and make your own s'mores).

 

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The Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks 

presents the Central Jersey Premier of 

On The Map

 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South

           346 Clarksville Rd., West Windsor, NJ                                     

Before there was the "Miracle on Ice' there was "On The Map!"

Join us for the Central Jersey Premier

 

Questions before and after the movie with Tal Brody

 

Purchase tickets online at www.Jewishpmb.org/otm

 

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Sunday, June 4 / 2-4pm

West Windsor Arts Council

952 Alexander Road, West Windsor

$10 per child

RSVP by 5/30/17

www.jewishPMB.org/Rugelach

Questions? Contact elewanda@jewishpmb.org

 

Rugelach Bake

 

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The Jewish Community Choir of Princeton

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Sunday, June 4 * 3pm at

The Jewish Center

 

LASHIR 

35th Annual Concert

Join us for Fascinating Musical "Perspectives"

 

Free and Open to the Public.

 

For more information contact: 

Dr. Edelman at Director@LaShir.org

 

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Please join Housing Initiatives of Princeton (HIP) for our 

Annual Garden Party

June 10 at 4PM

 

The Housing Initiative of Princeton (HIP) is hosting a Garden Party. For more information on the event see the attached flyer and for more information on the organization please visit housinginitiativesofprinceton.org or contact Rebecca Feder at 609-902-7496.

 

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SUPPORT THE JEWISH CENTER

 


We are worth what we are willing to share with others 

 

Our thanks and appreciation to everyone who keeps TJC vital through volunteering and financial support all year long.

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT  

  • Annual Fund Contributions
  • Simcha & Memorial Donations to our Funds (see back of printed newsletter)
  • Memorial & Tree of Life Plaques
  • Sponsorship of Programs or Kiddush
  • Bricks
  • Life & Legacy Planned Giving 

If you wish to learn more about how you can make a financial contribution to TJC, contact Neil Wise, nwise@thejewishcenter.org.

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DONATE YOUR TIME & TALENTS 

 

We can't do it without you! 

Whether you want to chair a program, 

join a committee, or spend a few hours doing volunteer work  - we need your time and talent.   

 

To volunteer a talent, join a specific committee or special event, contact Debbie Orel, dorel@thejewishcenter.org

 

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STAY CONNECTED:

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