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Lahav Harkov – Behind the Scenes from the Knesset Mon., Dec. 8th at 8 P.M.

Mrs. Harkov (, a New Jersey native and a dual citizen of the U.S.A. and Israel, has interviewed major figures from across the Israeli political spectrum and is well connected to the country’s top lawmakers. Top global news outlets including the BBC, France 24, and Sky News frequently invite Lahav Harkov to share her insights and analysis about breaking news in Israel. Given that Israel is very likely headed to early elections, there could not be a more important time to hear Mrs. Harkov’s unique “fly on the wall” perspective on the Israeli political scene. Please join Rabbi Benjamin Goldstein and the TBEMC community for an unforgettable evening.

Please RSVP to the Temple office at 908-276-9231 or by email


Potluck Musical Shabbat—July 18

Update: The Potluck Shabbat was awesome! Everyone had a fantastic time. Rabbi Goldstein and Cantor Kintisch led a beautiful service, the food was delicious, and we have awesome photos from our in-house photographer extraordinaire Rachel Schwartz. You can see all the photos on our Facebook page.


Join us on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Hanson Park Conservancy in Cranford, NJ for our Potluck Musical Shabbat.

Last year, the Cranford Chronicle wrote about our first Potluck Musical Shabbat:

“The pot-luck Shabbat idea was born after Shabbat Across America in March.” said co-organizer Adrienne Fitzer. “We often get friends and members of the community together for a Shabbat meal and service, but we thought that instead of having a caterer or a small group of members cook for everyone, it would be great to get everyone to cook for each other.” Attempting to capture the feeling of Shabbat at sleep-away camp, the organizers selected the Hanson Park Conservancy, a park with a theater-in-the-round, steps away from the Rahway River in Cranford. On July 26, Hazzan Shuli Hersh, accompanied by Hazzan Brian on guitar, led more than 100 participants in TBEMC’s first off-site, outdoor, Friday night Shabbat service with instruments.

So please come out a join us for our second annual Potluck Musical Shabbot this year!

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