EDISON — Temple Emanu-El, located at 100 James Street in Edison, has announced several December events. Unless otherwise noted, All events take place at Temple Emanu-El. For more information, call 1-732-549-4442.
Dec. 1, New Torah Dedication – Celebrate this special and rare occasion at 10 a.m. with a Shabbat B’Shir and Torah Consecration. There will be live music and a light Kiddush luncheon.
Dec. 14, Chanukah Shabbat Dinner – Enjoy roast chicken, potato latkes and salad served at 7 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $7 for children. RSVP by Dec. 7. Dinner will be followed by a special Chanukah Shabbat Alive!
Dec. 16, Mitzvah Day – This is the day when the congregation performs acts of loving kindness for people in need. Everyone, young and older, is welcome to help in the various activities that make a difference in the lives of others. Begin at 1 p.m. on various projects that include sorting clothing (bring clothes that you no longer need or use), and such things as children’s books, wrapping paper, baby hats and blankets and food for the food pantry. Come away this day knowing you have done good deeds.
Dec. 17, Book Club Discussion – This month’s reading is “My Father’s Paradise,” by Ariel Sabar. Books are available at the public library.
Jan. 5, “Midrash Meets Monty Python – The Jewish Exponent” – This is a special Family Education Program, featuring The Bible Players, a live improv group performing a Torah comedy. It is appropriate for all ages. At l0 a.m. join the always lively Shabbat B’Shir; at 11:15 there will be an interactive show with the Bible Players and at noon enjoy a light Kiddush lunch.