Come join your TBEMC family for a relaxed night of fellowship, food, and inspiration outside.
We will be outdoors at TBEMC!
Sign up HERE to register what you will be bringing.
If you are not bringing something but coming, please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org
A wonderful education choice for Jewish children ages 3 & 4. Class meets every other week from Sept. to May. Small class size limited to 10. Age-appropriate learning activities include singing Jewish & Hebrew songs, dancing, listening to read-aloud stories, dramatic play, craft activities, and early literacy activities to develop Hebrew skills. Students meet Jewish friends and share positive experiences of Jewish community in the friendly and welcoming environment of TBEMC. Class will be taught by an experienced Jewish early childhood educator. To learn more, contact Cantor Lanzkron-Tamarazo at email@example.com or call 908-276-7351.
Create a Jewish Legacy: November 12 Legacy Event
The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ is sponsoring a community-wide legacy celebration to show its thanks and appreciation to its legacy donors. The Shorashim event (Shorashim is the Hebrew word for “roots”) is Thursday evening, November 12, at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael in Springfield. RSVPs are required and can be made at www.jcfmetrowest.org/shorashim.
All Create a Jewish Legacy participating organizations’ legacy donors (e.g., our TBEMC Legacy Society Members) and legacy teams will be celebrated, along with members of four other philanthropic recognition societies within Greater MetroWest.
Our TBEMC Legacy Society Members have proven their dedication to the strong future of our beloved Temple and community, and that is why the JCF is recognizing and honoring them at this first-ever celebration.
If you are interested in becoming a member of our Legacy Society, but are unsure how to make a legacy gift, please contact Laura Cohen firstname.lastname@example.org or David Springer email@example.com
Jewish Millenials Happy Hour, Wed., Oct. 14th, 6 P.M. – ??? at The Headless Horseman, 119 East 15th Street, NYC
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10/12 for discounted drinks. 🙂
This event is sponsored by Congregation Beth Israel, Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah, Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim, Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ, The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life, the JCC of Central NJ and 30 generous individual donors.
If it’s raining as forecast, the dinner will take place in the Temple social hall.
We will first have minyan at 9am, followed by a light morning brunch, followed by the showing of the documentary Nicky’s Family.
Nicholas Winton, an Englishman organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton, now 100+ years old, did not speak about these events with anyone for more than half a century. His exploits would have probably been forgotten if his wife, fifty years later, hadn’t found a suitcase in the attic, full of documents and transport plans. Today the story of this rescue is known all over the world. He was knighted by Queen Elisabeth II and the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 583 recognizing his remarkable deed. 120,000 children in the Czech Republic signed a petition to award Nicholas Winton the Nobel Prize for Peace. Dozens of Winton’s “children” have been found and to this day his family has grown to almost 6,000 people, many of whom have gone on to achieve great things themselves. It is incredible that all these people live due to the heroic deeds of one man – Sir Nicholas Winton.
Nicky’s Family is a gripping documentary from the International Emmy Award winning film director Matej Minac about this incredible story. The film features dramatic reenactments and never before seen archival footage as well as interviews with a number of rescued children, Sir Nicholas Winton himself, the Dalai Lama and Nobel Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel. Nicholas Winton´s fascinating story, even 70 years after the events, continues to inspire people to make this world a better place.
Yesterday on Facebook, Rabbi Goldstein shared his thoughts about what is going on in the world. His words echo how many of us feel but also remind us to continue to hope, to continue to have faith.
Thank you Rabbi Goldstein for sharing.
In the past 24 hours, the AP has reported that Israeli’s killed a Palestinian (ignoring the fact that he purposely drove into a crowd), and Qatar has been elected to the UN Human Rights Council.
To say that I am saddened by these events is to ignore the anger, the rage that I feel. Time and again this world has illustrated it’s hatred against Israel (and yes, Jews).
I know that I am not alone in feeling helpless and angry. I know that my job as a rabbi is to try to give hope to people. But there are days when rabbis feel hopeless as well.
I know that I am unable to fix this problem. I hope and pray that this world will come to its senses; that some day good will win out. For now, all I can do is express my solidarity with those feeling frustrated and angry. While I may tilt at windmills, I know that i cannot move mountains. All I can do is to try to increase God’s presence in this world by helping those around me, and by trying to improve my corner of the world.
To all those feeling similarly today, you are not alone. Don’t give up; we can never give up.
The people that walked in darkness
Have seen a brilliant light;
On those who dwelt in a land of gloom
Light has dawned.
You have magnified that nation,
Have given it great joy.
We have known dark times before, but we have seen great joy as well. We will rejoice again.
Rabbi Benjamin Golstein
October 23, 2014