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.
THE WEDDING SONG (“LE CHANT DES MARIEES” – TUNISIA, 2008)
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.
ADMISSION IS FREE! BRING YOUR FRIENDS!
POPCORN WILL BE SERVED!!
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 (www.fetchbook.info).
To join the class, RSVP to email@example.com, (908) 276-9231
Followed by lunch at the diner, if you’d like to join us!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Rabbi Goldstein at email@example.com
Please 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.
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.
Join the author as his talk highlights food/tv/pop culture/celebrities and more. Event to be held at the JCC in partnership with TBEMC’s Lifelong Learning. $17 in advance $20 at the door.
Online registration at www.jccnj.org or call 908-889-8800 x 205.
Torah with Laura will offer a Torah chanting for beginners class launching at 11:00 am on Sunday 10/26. Call the office at 908-276-9231 for more info and to register.
This is an amazing opportunity to learn to chant Torah with one of our most respected members and one of the kindest people you will ever meet.
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.