EDISON – Temple Emanu-El, located at 100 James Street in Edison, has announced a variety of upcoming events. They all take place at the temple unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 1-732-549-4442
Sept. 1: Shabbat in the Park – A Saturday morning outdoor service that is fun, friendly and music filled. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Park Open Grove in Edison, at the Kiddie Keepwell Camp’s covered pavilion. Bring chairs, pillows, blankets for comfortable seating. The service will be followed by a Kiddush and is open to the entire community. For additional information call the Temple office, 1-732-548-4442.
Sept. 5 & 11 from 7-8 p.m.: R egistration and Distribution of High Holy Day tickets for non-members – Meet Rabbi David Z. Vaisberg, the temple’s dynamic new spiritual leader. You will need to bring photo ID as well as payment when you come to obtain your tickets.
Sept. 8: Special Program: “Looking Forward to Looking Back: Readying One’s Soul for the High Holy Days” – This special study and sing-along program, led by Cantor Ellen Dreskin, is designed to open hearts to healthy challenge and change this High Holy Day season. The program begins at 8:30 p.m., followed by a reception at 9:45 p.m. The Selichot service will start at 10:15 p.m. and will be led by Cantor Dreskin, Jules Frankel, Rabbi Vaisberg and Cantor Marx.
Sept. 9: Religious School Open House – Are you looking for a meaningful Reform Jewish education? Learn about Temple Emanu-El’s curriculum for grades K–12, including special education classes at a Religious School Open House program. Meet Rabbi Vaisberg and join in a song session led by Cantor Jacquie and the Rabbi. There will also be a question and answer session. K-2 and 8-12 grades are now open to non-Temple members.
Sept. 27: Zumba Gold! – A new four-week session of Zumba Gold is ready to start this evening. Try ongoing Zumba classes held every Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $24 for Temple members, $32 for non-members for the entire session or $10 per class for walk-ins. Zumba fitness classes use a variety of international rhythms, easy to follow dance steps and fitness moves. Zumba Gold is specially designed so that beginners, seniors and de-conditioned adults can benefit. A portion of the proceeds goes to Temple Emanu-El.