EDISON – Temple Emanu-El, located at 100 James Street, Edison, has announced the schedule of public events for April. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the temple.
April 5 Seventh Day of Passover/Yizkor Service 11:00 a.m. Pot Luck dairy lunch 12:00 p.m.
April 7 Lunch and Learn Join the discussion group as they study a section of the Torah while munching the lunch they brought from home. Learners gather on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the Temple library. Following sessions will be on April 14, 21 and 28.
April 9 SHABBAT ALIVE! This evening’s service of song and celebration will again inspire and add joy to all who attend and join the festive presentation that begins at 7:00 p.m. Music is provided by David Bravo on keyboard, Benny Koonyevsky on drum and of course, Jules Frankel with guitar and voice ,and our shakers, to accompany the trio, will get everyone swinging.
April 12 Join Rabbi Bravo, Cantor Schuchat-Marx and the temple choirs at an Interfaith Yom Hashoah Program at the JCC of Middlesex County on Oak Tree Road at 7:30 p.m. (Note: this program will be held at the JCC.)
April 16 Come at 6:00 for TOT SHABBAT, which brings a fun-filled experience to your younger children as they participate in a short evening service, including dancing with the Torah, and arts and crafts and is geared toward children six and under. All are welcome. The regular service begins at 8:00 p.m. with a HEALING SERVICE, focusing prayers and thoughts on those who are both in search of healing and providing care for loved ones.
April 18 A fascinating opportunity to hear John David Scalamonti speak about his conversion from Catholic Priest to the Jewish faith. His talk will be based on his book, “Ordained To Be A Jew.” Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
April 23 This evening’s Family Service will have an Israeli theme to commemorate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s birthday. The Junior Choir and third grade students will participate. Service begins at 7:00 p.m.
April 24 Torah Study at 9:15 and the Shabbat B’Shir Musical Service begins at 10:00 a.m. This is a family friendly and participatory Shabbat experience, open to all.
April 25 You are invited to the Temple’s fifth grade religious school class on a trip to the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The bus leaves from the Temple at 10:00 a.m. and is expected to return to Emanu-El around 4:00. For fees and additional information, call the Temple office.
April 26 Book Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple library. The book to be discussed is “The Zookeepers Wife” by Diane Ackerman.
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