Temple Emanu-El Announces February Events

EDSION — Temple Emanu-El, located at 100 James Street in Edison, has announced a number of events for February. For more information, call the temple at 1-732-549-4442. All events take place at Temple Emanu-El unless otherwise noted.

February 3 Environmental Shabbat Service and Tu B’shevat celebration. 8:00 p.m. Special Tu B’shevat Oneg to follow.

February 4 Torah Study at 9:15 a.m., followed by Shabbat B’shir Intergenerational Music Service at 10:00 a.m. The service will have a Tu B’Shevat theme at which traditional foods and fruits will be served to all.

February 9 ZUMBA! A new fitness class begins on Thursday, February 9th and continues for the next four Thursdays until March 1st. Classes start at 7:30 p.m. Zumba uses the music of many international world rhythms and easy to follow dance steps. These fitness moves provide a fun and effective workout that feels like a party. This Zumba Gold class is designed for beginners, seniors and “de-conditioned” adults. Cost is $32 if you sign up for the four- week session and $10 per class for walk-ins. A portion of the proceeds go to Temple Emanu-El.

February 10 Shabbat Alive!, a lively, participatory service, with music, dancing and fun for all ages – at 7:00 p.m.

February 24 ANNUAL BOOK FAIR FOR CHILDREN Books for all ages are available. Schedule of dates and times follows:
Friday, Feb. 26 6:00 — 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25 11:00 — 11:30 a.m
Monday, Feb. 27 4:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 28 4:15 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Feb. 29 4:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Friday, March 2 7:30 – 8:00 p.m
Saturday, March 3 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

February 25 TOT SHABBAT at 10:00 a.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. The regular service will commence at 10:00 a.m. as well.

February 26 Interfaith Excursion to the “Greenable-Woodbridge Museum of the Future.” Join Temple Emanu-El’s “Green Team” at the Woodbridge Mall in the museum that seeks to educate the public on current and future “green practices.” There are interactive displays for all ages and exhibits devoted to everything green. The exhibits, programs and events are geared to engage communities and individuals on the benefits of “going green” and employing sustainable practices.

February 26 Temple Emanu-El’s Israeli and Jewish Film Series. At 7:00 p.m. the Temple will present “This Is Sodom,” a film that broke all box office records in Israel. It is a comedy that depicts the story of the birth of the Jewish people up to the last week of the biblical city of Sodom. The Sodom of the film is an “Entertainment Mecca,” that reveals all imaginable vices and excesses, such as gambling, sex and dirty dealings — all peppered with excitement. Sounds like fun but there is relevance in its display of a biblical society not so different from modern day Israeli society.

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