Category Archives: Life Long Learning

Life-Long Learning Committee Presents “Jews Around the World” Film Series: “Mr. Kaplan”, Sun. Jun. 23rd at 7 P.M.

Having escaped Nazi Europe, Jacob Kaplan has led a quiet life in Uruguay. Now, at the age of 76, he begins to question his life’s worth as his family grows increasingly concerned that he is losing his facilities. When he begins to suspect that an elderly German immigrant is a former Nazi, he becomes determined to expose him and bring him to justice. This wry comedy-drama, Uruguay’s official entry to the 2015 Academy Awards for Best Foreign-Language Film, touches on themes of family, aging and the need to find meaning in our lives.

TBEMC Life Long Learning Presents “Jews Around the World” Film Series: “The Wedding Song”, Sun., May 19 at 7 P.M.

In French and Arabic with English Subtitles

In 1942 Tunisia, best friends Myriam, who is Jewish, and Nour, who is Muslim, are torn apart when Myriam is betrothed to a wealthy doctor and Nour is promised to marry her cousin, who works for the Nazi occupation. The film shows how the Nazis played the Muslims against the Jews, promising independence to the Arab Tunisian “natives.” Please note: This film contains nudity and sexual situations.


Mussar Study with Rabbi David Klatzker, Ph.D., Thursdays from 11:15 A.M. to 12:45 P.M. Starting Sep. 8th

All are welcome, both members and non-members. There is no tuition charge.
Mussar is a distinctly Jewish system for personal growth, specifically in the realm of character development.

We will discuss practical ways to develop key moral/spiritual traits — truth, patience, equanimity, gratitude and others.
Please purchase a copy of our primary text: Alan Morinis, Everyday Holiness (Note: This is NOT his book with a similar name, Every Day, Holy Day, although that is also a good read!) Additional readings will be provided.

Copies are available for about $10, including shipping (

To join the class, RSVP to, (908) 276-9231

Followed by lunch at the diner, if you’d like to join us!

Foundations of Jewish Family Living: Jewish Values for Parents to Share with Their Children, Sun., May 31st at 9:30 A.M.

Join Rabbi Goldstein, Sun., May 31 at 9:30 a.m. for an overview of an exciting new program that will begin here in the fall.

Get to know Melton Foundations
Meet other parents
Share bagels and coffee.
For information or to register call or email Deana Silverman 973-530-3536 or or Rabbi Goldstein at


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Anthony J. Sciolino’s “The Holocaust, The Church, and The Law of Unintended Consequences” Sun., Apr. 19th at 9:30 A.M.

jewish-book-councilPlease join us Sunday, April 19, at 9:30 am, when TBEMC welcomes Anthony J. Sciolino, to discuss his book The Holocaust, The Church, and The Law of Unintended Consequences – How Christian Anti-Judaism Spawned Nazi Anti-Semitism.

Mr. Sciolino’s visit is timely, as he will be joining us during an eventful and contemplative period, when we commemorate Yom Hashoah, Yom HaZikaron, and Yom HaAtzmaut. Though his book draws on his skills as a lawyer, scholar and theologian, Mr. Sciolino’s book is very readable for a broad audience. Books will be available for purchase and for signing.

We are asking for a $5 contribution to the event. Dairy refreshments will be served.

Mr. Sciolino earned his law degree from Cornell Law School and is a retired New York State Family Court Judge. He is also an ordained Roman Catholic permanent deacon of the Diocese of Rochester with a master’s degree in theology from St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry.

Development of Judaism class with the Rabbi begins Sun., Feb. 8th at 9:30 A.M.

New!! Sunday Study with the Rabbi begins this weekend!

Rabbi Goldstein presents a new class, DEVELOPMENT OF JUDAISM, a 4 to 6 week class Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. The sessions will cover the development of Judaism. How did we get from animal sacrifices in Jerusalem to Siddur iPod apps? Trace the development of Judaism from Temple times though to modern times. Class begins Sunday, Feb. 8.

Torah Study Series at TBEMC with Rabbi Goldstein

Rabbi Goldstein’s Torah study series will resume this Thursday, October 30th at 11:30 a.m.
Everyone is invited to join the weekly class for discussions on a array of subjects, Torah, Parsha of the Week, Current Events, Philosophy and more.  Each week explores a different topic led by the Rabbi.  Please come as often as you can, get together with other TBEMC friends and study together.
If you have any questions feel free to call the office at 908-276-9231

The TBEMC Men’s Club is proud to announce our honorees for 5775.  

Our Man of the Year is David Schwartz.  David has been a member of our club since joining the Shul in the early 1970s.  He has held many positions in our shul including Board of Education President, 1st,2nd and 3rd Vice President and is currently the High Holiday committee chairman.

Our Youth of the Year is Alana Taub.  Alana has been helping lead services along with reading Torah and Haftorah since being Bat Mitzvahed.  Among other things ,she has also volunteered in the Temple office helping out the office staff.  She is currently a freshman at Rutgers University.
We will be honoring these two individuals at the Northern NJ Regional Man & Youth of the year dinner on November 5th at Congregation B’Nai Tikvah in North Brunswick NJ.  If you wish to join us, please email myself ( or Lance Kandl ( ) for more information.  If you wish to put in a congratulatory message in the Man & Youth of the Year Ad Journal, I have information on that as well.
Join me in wishing David Schwartz and Alana Taub a Mazel Tov.
Craig Schwartz
Men’s Club Co-President