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Tu B’Shvat Community Seder and Tree Celebration, Sun., Feb. 1st

Come celebrate Tu B’shvat, the celebration of the trees, with the whole TBEMC family.

We will begin with an ecology-themed community sing-along.
We will have read-alouds of favorite tree-themed stories.
At noon, we will have a Tu B’Shvat seder open to the entire Temple community.

Weather permitting, we will travel together to one of the local arboretums for an afternoon field trip to celebrate beautiful trees in person!

Book Club: Hesh Kestin’s “The Lie” Thurs., Jan. 22nd at 8 P.M.

The Lie is a gripping, morally complex thriller about a woman torn between idealism and maternal devotion in present-day Israel.  Dahlia Barr, an attorney infamous for defending accused Palestinians in Israeli court, is jolted when her son Ari is kidnapped by Hezbollah, and she must decide whether to alter her principles in order to save her son.

Stephen King says The Lie is “a page-turner that will engage your mind and emotions in a way few novels do. The narrative is headlong, the issues have never been more current, and the characters come alive from the page.  The Lie is what great fiction is all about.”

CPR/AED Training Class, Sun., Jan. 11th from 1-5 P.M.

CPR and automatic defibrillator (AED) instruction will take place on Sunday, January 11th. Space is limited so sign up now to reserve a spot.

The fee is $45, which includes the Red Cross certification card. The class is includes the highest level of instruction below what health care workers receive. It includes AED/defibrillator training.

To register, please email Susan at office@tbemc.org and then send your $45 check made out to Cranford First Aid Squad, to the TBEMC office at 338 Walnut, Cranford, NJ 07016.

Jr. Congregation and Mini Minyan, Sat., Jan. 10th at 10:15 A.M.

Jr. Congregation and Mini Minyan return
Shabbat Services for our younger members & their families.
Mini Minyan led by Cantor Benjamin Kintisch for children ages 1 – 6 years w/their parents
This is a participatory, child-friendly and age-appropriate service that combines singing, praying, creative movement, stories, dancing, and discussion.
Jr. Congregation for children ages 7 – 13 years
This service includes more traditional Hebrew prayer, as well as targeted skill-building, chances for children to hone their skills and lead t’fillot.

Jr. Congregation and Mini Minyan, Sat., Dec. 20th at 10:15 A.M.

Jr. Congregation and Mini Minyan return.
Shabbat Services for our younger members & their families.
Mini Minyan led by Cantor Benjamin Kintisch for children ages 1 – 6 years w/their parents.
This is a participatory, child-friendly and age-appropriate service that combines singing, praying, creative movement, stories, dancing, and discussion. This month’s service will include one or two great Hannukah stories!
Jr. Congregation led by Ellie Barkin for children ages 7 – 13 years.
This service includes more traditional Hebrew prayer, as well as targeted skill-building, chances for children to hone their skills and lead t’fillot.

Join us on Saturday, December 20th at 10:15 a.m.

Zimriyah (Song Festival) and Family Hanukkah Party Sun., Dec. 14th Noon – 3 P.M.

Come cheer our talented students as they sing in our first ever Zimriyah! Latkes, dancing, Hanukkah sing-a-long, community menorah lighting & more.

Suggested donation for this Religious School fundraiser is $10 for adults. Children attend for FREE. (Please send checks to TBEMC at 338 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016 and write zimriyah on the memo line or use the electronic payment form below).

RSVP to Cantor Kintisch by Dec. 7th at cantor@tbemc.org.