upcoming programs and events
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.
Wed. Oct. 9, 7-9:30pm, and continuing for 24 weeks - USH will again host an Introduction to Judaism class of the Institute for Conversion and Outreach Education (ICOE) of the Rabbinical Assembly of New Jersey. This 24-session course, which fulfills the bulk of the educational requirements for conversion to Judaism is taught by Shana Goldberg-Lee (Hebrew language) and Rabbi Scheinberg (Judaica). More info is at www.IntroJudaismNJ.com.
Friday, December 13, 2013 we are sponsoring our winter "My Jewish Neighborhood Shabbat Dinners".
My Jewish Neighborhood dinners provide opportunities to meet new members of the community, celebrate Shabbat and Jewish holiday programs together in more intimate spaces, and for old and new friendships to blossom and grow. At these dinners we have also provided art programs, speakers and our own members come together to share their talents, skills, stories and memories.
This particular MJN event is an opportunity for actors, story tellers, poets, and those who like to share stories to take to the stage at homes of our congregants.
What do we need from you? Please look at the opportunities below and click on the link associated with each of the choices. Do you want to be a host? A Storyteller? Or just a participant?
If you can host about 10-12 people at your home please click the link below. Please note that participants will be asked to bring a main course, appetizer and /or dessert. Hosts will be asked to provide buffet style parts of the meal. (All My Jewish Neighborhood home-based meals are either strictly kosher, or 100% vegetarian.) Please sign up HERE by Friday, December 6 if you would like to be a host; Share a Jewish story, poem, or comical reading appropriate for all ages; or just attend the dinner.
We will notify all hosts and participants by Monday, December 9,2013 of hosts assignments and food assignments. We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions please contact the Rabbi or Grace Gurman-Chan at the Synagogue.
Tuesday, December 17: Workshop for engaged couples on "Planning a Jewish Wedding."
Learn about Jewish traditions and customs for your special day. Led by Rabbi Scheinberg. RSVP by December 15 to the office, 201-659-4000, or USH office. Cost $20 per couple.
Sun., January 5, 10:30am--second brunch of the season. Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, author of "The Gods are Broken!: The Hidden Legacy of Abraham." Rabbi Jeff Salkin is one of American Judaism's most quoted rabbis. His essays have appeared in numerous periodicals, and his book "Putting God on the Guest List" is used in the bar/bat mitzvah training process in synagogues across the country. In this new book, Rabbi Salkin-the new rabbi of Temple Beth Am in Bayonne-asks: Do Jews still have the courage to break contemporary idols? Sponsored by the Philip & Claire Meistrich Speaker Program. $18/member; $20 non-member. RSVP: email@example.com or 201-659-4000.Pay here via PayPal, or send a check to the office.
|Member - $18|
|Non-member - $20|
7 Thursday nights beginning January 17, 7:30 - 9:30pm. A class for Jews and non-Jews who week a deeper understanding of Jewish tradition, values and spirituality. Taught by Rabbi Robert Scheinberg.
Members: $50 individuals; $100 couple
Non-members: $100 indicual; $150 couple
Parents of current preschool or Learning Center students: FREE
RSVP USH office, 201-659-4000