upcoming programs and events

Complete list of programs and activities for the year.

Wednesday Study Group, meeting In Rabbi Scheinberg's office in the Kaplan Building. 9:15 - 10:30 am. Currently studying Exodus. No prior education required; no prior knowledge required; no reservation required. This class is free.

Thurs., Jan. 14, 7:30-9:30 pm
Explore Judaism course -- a 7-session introduction to Judaism course is designed for Jews and non-Jews who seek an introduction to Jewish values, practices, and spirituality. Taught by Rabbi Scheinberg and Philip Gibbs. Note: this course is FREE to current Kaplan Preschool and Learning Center parents! All others, $50 per person USH member, or $100 per person for non-members. RSVP to office@hobokensynagogue.org.

Sat., Feb 6, 11:00am-12:00pm
Shabbat Shira program for families with children three years old and younger, with teacher Molly Rose Hoenig. Share the joys of Shabbat with songs ...this program is held once a month. Free and open to the community. For more information contact ushpreschool@gmail.com

Save Fri., Feb 5, and Sat., Feb 6, as we welcome Pizmon - Columbia's Jewish A Capella group - to USH! This a cappella group - founded by 5 college students (including Rabbi Rob Scheinberg!) more than 25 years ago, has performed Jewish music around the US and around the world. Concert and dinner on Friday night; performance during shabbat morning services; community Havdalah concert on Saturday evening. Mark your calendars now! Listen to their music at www.pizmon.org.

The Shabbat dinner on Friday night is sold out. The concert on Friday night, and Shabbat services are free and open to the public.

Performance during shabbat morning services; community Havdalah and adult/teen a cappella workshop on Saturday evening. RSVP for all events at bit.ly/pizmon_hoboken_2016!

Sun., Feb. 21, 10:30 - Brunch with author and journalist Mike Kelly, as he talks about his book "The Bus on Jaffa Road." Kelly describes every aspect of a tragic bus bombing in Jerusalem in 1996 - from the lives of the 24 victims, to a West Bank refugee camp, to the White House, congress and a U.S. courtroom. The story is an important window into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its tragic complexity. $18 members/$25 non-members. RSVP: 201-659-4000 or office@hobokensynagogue.org. Part of the Philip and Claire Meistrich winter speaker series.

Members - $18
Non-Members - $25

Sat., Feb 27, Lunch and Learn following services: "Ask the Shochet." USH Rabbinic Intern Philip Gibbs is also a Shochet - someone who has received training in kosher slaughter and meat production. Bring your questions about kashrut, kosher meat, how Judaism understands the relationship between humans and animals, and any other questions you have! RSVP 201-659-4000 or office@hobokensynagogue.org.

Friday March 5 and Saturday March 6, USH welcomes scholar-in-residence Rabbi Jack Moline to USH! As a rabbi in Northern Virginia, Rabbi Moline spent decades as spiritual leader to some of America's Jewish political leaders at the highest level, on both sides of the aisle, and now directs the Interfaith Alliance in Washington DC. Spend Shabbat with this accomplished and entertaining rabbi and discuss: How is Judaism relevant to American political life? What should be the role of religion in governmental decision-making?

Friday, March 5, 7:00, services, including lecture "You can be a philanthropist just like me." Free. Followed by shabbat dinner, 8:30 pm, $15 members, $20 non-members.

Saturday, March 6, 9:30 am, services, including lecture (about 11:40) "Adventures in the First Amendment," followed by Kiddush. Free, but please RSVP to the office, 201-659-4000

Saturday, March 6, 1:00 pm, study session, "A Guide to Political Values from the Mishnah" Free, but please RSVP to the office, 201-659-4000

Shabbat dinner, member $15
Shabbat dinner, non-member $20

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