Temple Announces Upcoming Events

EDISON – Temple Emanu-El, located at 100 James Street in Edison, has announced the following upcoming events:

March 11 at 7 p.m. — SHABBAT ALIVE, a service of song and celebration

March 13 at 9 a.m. — RUMMAGE SALE


March 16 at 12:30 p.m. — LUNCH N’ LEARN. Each week on Wednesdays, a group gathers for study of the Torah. No prior know- ledge is necessary.  Bring your lunch or just an appetite for learning. Future dates include March 23 and 30, April 6, 13, 20 and 27.

March 18 at 6 p.m. — TOT SHABBAT, a special program aimed toward younger children, includes an age appropriate Shabbat Service and a Jewish craft project. The adult and older children’s service starts at 8 p.m.

March 20 at 10 a.m. — PURIM SERVICE & CARNIVAL. Play games, wear costumes, win prizes.  Bring canned or boxed foods for the temple’s food pantry that helps feed the hungry.

March 21 at 7:30 p.m. — BOOK CLUB. This month’s reading is “The Assistant” by Bernard Malamud.

April  2 — WINE TASTING  Everyone is invited to Temple Emanu-El  to sample (and order) a wide variety of wines, while socializing. This is a great opportunity to check out Passover wines as well.  Hors D’oeuvres and door prizes will be distributed too. There is a fee of $25 per person.

April 8 — SHABBAT HEALING SERVICE. Come to celebrate the Shabbat and support those in need.

April 9 — SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM.  The special 2011 Scholar-In-Residence program will feature the well-known Israeli-born performer and composer of contemporary liturgical music, Danny Maseng.  We begin with a musical Shabbat B’Shir service at 10:00 a.m. followed by an 11:30 session entitled “Israel: The Passion, The Beauty, The Heartbreak. What Does Israel Need From Us?”  The program is free of charge and walk-ins are welcome.  There is a $12 fee for lunch at 1:00 p.m. and you will need to RSVP in advance if you wish to dine.  Return at 4:00 p.m. for  a special Havdallah and Seudah Shlishit program to sustain the body and uplift the soul.

April 10 at 7 p.m. — FILM NIGHT, watch the Academy Award nominated Israeli film “Ajami.” It is a dramatic slice-of-life movie about Arabs, Jews, Palestinians and Christians trying to live together in the shadow of Israel’s sophisticated metropolis, Tel Aviv. Admission is free.

April 15 at 7 p.m. — SHABBAT ALIVE, a service of song and celebration

April 16 at 10 a.m. — TOT SHABBAT, a special program aimed toward younger children up to age 6. It includes an age appropriate Shabbat Service and a Jewish craft project. There will be a separate Shabbat morning service for adults and older children at the same time.

April 19 — SECOND NIGHT PASSOVER SEDER, a family-style community seder, complete with song and learning. Contact the Temple office for information and prices.

April 25 at 11 a.m. — 7TH DAY PASSOVER SERVICE WITH YIZKOR, there is no charge for this service.

All events take place at Temple Emanu-El unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 1-732-549-4442

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