EDISON – Temple Emanu-El, located at 100 James Street in Edison, has announced its November calendar of events. All take place at the temple, unless otherwise noted. For additional information, call 1-732-549-4442.
Nov. 1-Every Tuesday night from 8:30-9:30 p.m., the Temple will hold a new series of mini-sessions that will address a variety of different topics. Nov. 1 is the last of three sessions on the subject of learning Torah Trope with Cantor Shuchat Marx. Nov. 15, 29 and Dec. 6, Rabbi Bravo will delve into the history of Reform Judaism. These mini-sessions will continue throughout the year and are open to the entire community. Everyone is invited to come to the entire series or to just one class, and to bring friends. There is no charge.
Nov. 4-5 – Temple Emanu-El Commemorates Global Hunger Shabbat. On Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. the temple community will share an Eco-Friendly Shabbat meal over a discussion of about why people are starving and how to advocate for poor farmers. Houses of worship around the country are sponsoring similar programs, initiated by Oxfam America and Greenfaith’s Global Environmental Justice program. The cost to join this event is $18 per person, payable at the Temple. RSVP is necessary. On Nov. 5 at 10 a.m., come to Shabbat B’Shir, a lively family friendly musical service. This will be followed by a screening entitled “Forks Over Knives” a feature film which examines the profound effects that degenerative diseases cause that could be controlled by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.
Nov. 11 – Tot Shabbat at 6 p.m. is a program aimed toward younger children up to six years old. It includes an age appropriate Shabbat Service and a Jewish-themed craft project. An adult Healing Service will commence at 8 p.m.
Nov. 13 – Temple Emanu-El’s Annual Rummage Sale. Come snap up great bargains of quality used and new items while supporting a good cause. Donations of new or lightly used clothing and accessories is still being accepted. It’s fun. Volunteers will be there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Nov. 18 – Shabbat Alive! A joyous Shabbat celebration to the music of a three-piece band. Come blend your voices with your family, friends and neighbors. The fun begins at 7 p.m.
Nov. 20 – Spaghetti Dinner Don’t cook tonight, come dine with the temple community at a delicious spaghetti repast that will help support the Temple’s Confirmation Class trip to Israel. Cost is $36 per family ($12 adults, $8 kids). From 5 until 7 p.m.
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