Temple Emanu-El Announces July Events

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EDISON — Temple Emanu-El, located at 100 James Street in Edison, has announced several events for July. Unless otherwise noted, they will take place at the temple. For more information, call 732-549-4442.

July 12: Meet the New Cantor

Cantor Aviva Marer starts her first official service with Temple Emanu-El on Friday, July 12. At 6:00 p.m. there will be a meet and greet with hors d’oeuvres, followed by a lively Shabbat service at 7 . A special oneg will take place following the service.

July 14: Race in Society, Science and History

The temple will hold the first of a three-part series on race. From 7 until 9 p.m., a documentary entitled “Race – The Power of an Illusion,” will be shown, followed by a discussion and refreshments. The program is co-hosted by the Temple’s Social Action Committee and the New Jersey Anti-Racist Alliance.

July 15: Erev Tisha B’Av Program

The temple will hold a study session, “Theodicy – A Conversation About Evil and God.” This will be followed by a service featuring a reading from the Book of Eichah (Lamentations). Attendees are asked to bring a flashlight as the service will be conducted in a darkened room, befitting the atmosphere to mark the seriousness of the austere occasion.

July 19: Tot Shabbat

An age-appropriate fun and learning program for children up to six years old which also includes a Jewish-themed art and craft session. The program starts at 6 p.m.

July 26: Shabbat Under the Stars

Bring your Shabbat dinner, for your own family and friends; the Temple will provide drinks, challah and dessert. At 7 p.m. there will be a special outdoor service under the stars as to welcome the Sabbath bride with music and song. Visitors and families are welcomed. And an ice cream oneg follows the outdoor service.

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