Kosher Cafe West

Israel – Celebrating the Jewish Homeland Thursday, April 27 | 12:30pm-1:30pm Yuval Krausz will offer his stories of Israel, from the perspective of an Israeli! He will talk about politics, culture and his views of the future of the Jewish State in this no-holds barred discussion. A kosher lunch will be served and registration is required by April 21. Please email RSVP to Beth Englezos or call 609-987-8100, ext. 126. The program is open to all and there is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.

Men's Club Sponsors the American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive

Sunday, April 23 | 8:00am-1:00pm Did you know one blood donation can potentially save three lives? When you make a blood donation, you join a very select group - currently only 3% of Americans donate blood - so please consider signing up for the Beth Chaim Blood Drive. You must be 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. As a benefit of donating at Beth Chaim, blood donors receive the best spread in town compliments of The Men's Club -- where else can you get a bagel and schmear in exchange for a mere pint of blood? Make an Appointment to Donate Blood. Please bring picture identification and remember to eat a healthy breakfast and drink a lot of fluids before donating! I

Women’s Self-Defense Class

Sponsored by Beth Chaim Sisterhood For Ages 14 and Over - Bring Your Mothers, Daughters, Sisters and Friends! Wednesday, April 26 6:30-7:00pm - Meet members of our West Windsor Police Department 7:00-8:30pm - Krav Maga Instructon Krav Maga is an easy to learn self-defense system for all women regardless of age or physical ability. This class will be led by a trained instructor from the Israeli Krav Maga Training Center who will introduce easy, effective techniques to protect your personal safety. Wear comfortable clothes & sneakers $15 Sisterhood Members $18 non-members Please make checks payable to “Beth Chaim Sisterhood.” Mail to Congregation Beth Chaim, Attn: Sisterhood

Sisterhood Trip to Hopewell Valley Vineyards

Congregation Beth Chaim Sisterhood invites you to Hopewell Valley Vineyards for a Private Tour, Wine Tasting and Appetizers Sunday, April 23 | 3:00pm Meet at 46 Yard Road, Pennington NJ 08534 Have a grape time relaxing, in the quaint vineyard environment while experiencing a variety of wines and enjoying each other’s company. $18 per person for Sisterhood Members or $36 per person for non-Sisterhood Members Advance registration required by April 13. Please RSVP to Judy Loeb

Mother's Day Gift Bags for HomeFront

Sisterhood will once again be donating gift bags to moms in need at HomeFront and Jewish Family and Children's Services in need in celebration of Mother's Day. Please donate unused hotel travel-size toiletries, and feminine hygiene products (individually wrapped sanitary napkins and tampons). Items may be left in the donation bin in the Temple lobby. Please join us on April 23 at 10:00am to assemble the gift bags. Contact Sherryl Leon for more information.

Passover Yizkor Service

Monday, April 17 | 8:30am Please join us for this memorial service of prayers, songs and meditations. The service is followed by breakfast.

Jews in the News

Tuesday, April 4 | 10:00am – 11:00am A current events discussion from a Jewish perspective – over coffee and cake! Please email Beth Englezos or call 609-987-8100 ext 126 to indicate your attendance plans.

Torah Celebration

Sunday, April 2 | 10:30am Please join us as we honor Charlotte Shapiro and dedicate a Torah in her memory. Donated by Merle and Edward Shapiro and Family “The world depends on three things: on Torah, on good deeds and on acts of loving kindness.” (Pirke Avot 1:2)

Club 34 Picnic and Games

Sunday, April 2 | Noon-2:00 pm $10 per person Join us after religious school for lunch, dessert and fun backyard games with friends. Please return the permission slip below (with payment) to the Religious School Office. Reservations requested by March 26. Child’s Name______________________________________________ Any food allergies?________________________________________ Parent signature__________________________________________ phone number____________________________________________ ____Please CALL ME, I’d like to chaperon.

BCTY Pancake Breakfast for a Cause

Sunday, April 2 | 8:00am-9:30pm $5 per person and a box of cereal Please email BCTY the number of people attendting by March 29. Proceeds and cereal donations to benefit the Kosher Food Pantry

Annual BCTY Shul-In

From 5:00pm April 1 to 9:30am April 2 All 8th-12th graders are invited to join BCTY for an amazing night at the birthday party themed shul-in! Games, prizes, dinner and snacks! Cost $25 for BCTY members / $30 for non-BCTY guests For more information and permission forms, please contact Anne Berman-Waldorf.

Men's Club Shabbat

Friday, March 31 | 8:00pm-10:00pm Join the Men's Club for this annual tradition. Hear our president deliver the Shabbat sermon as the rabbi gets a rare break. All Men's Club members are invited to be part of the service. Sign up here and indicate in the comments whether you have a part preference (English, Hebrew, and silent).

Shabbat Shalom - Happy Passover

Join us at Beth Chaim to celebrate both! Friday, April 14 5:45pm Appetizers/light dinner (suggested donation of $10 per person) The evening begins with a tasty Passover dairy meal as we all relax from the week and begin to prepare ourselves – and our souls – for Shabbat. 6:30pm Shabbat/Passover Study/Activities There will be study/activity sessions offered for adults, children and families. Activities could include: art, drama, text study, music or meditation. Participants will sign up that night. 7:00pm Service, followed by Oneg Shabbat Pesach We will gather for a Shabbat service focusing on the Mi Chamocha prayer, the song sung by the Israelites after they escaped from

Sisterhood Passover Cooking Class

Bake a Triple Chocolate Torte for Passover Taught by our resident baker Leah Best-Damron Tuesday, March 28 | 7:00 pm We will taste one and make a small one for you to take home. Bring your favorite Passover recipe. We will copy and share with all those in attendance. Cost: $12.00 per person Class maximum is 12 people. Please register by email to Cindy Bright.

Building Bridges, Breaking Bread

Conversation and Dessert Reception Monday, March 20 | 6:45-8:30pm Doors open at 6:45pm; Evening prayers begin at 7:00pm; Program to follow All participants are asked to bring a dessert to share Our evening begins with prayer options. Following worship, we will all gather to celebrate our differences and embrace our commonalities as we offer words of peace and community. The evening will continue with dialogue and discussion as well as dessert and coffee. The program is open to all interested community members; Please encourage your friends to come. Participants are asked to bring a dessert to share over conversation. Please call 609-799-9401 or email the Temple office to indicate your

Kosher-For-Passover Food Drive

Tikkun Olam is helping to collect Passover foods for JFCS. Our Kosher food donations, while helping to stock the JFCS pantry, enable Jewish families in need to celebrate the Passover holiday in their homes. Please drop items off in the food collection box located in the Temple lobby through the month of March. REMINDERS: NO MATZOH or MATZOH MEAL or FARFEL. All foods must be marked Kosher-for-Passover. Suggested items: canned vegetables, vegetable soups, canned tuna or salmon, apple sauce or juice, grape juice, honey, jelly, tomato sauce, coffee, unflavored tea

Good and Welfare

The Board and Trustees of Congregation Beth Chaim wish to extend their sincerest condolences to the families of the following individuals upon their passing: Jan Simon, father of Peter Simon Stanley Geltzeiler Ethel Robin, mother of Jim Robin Building Fund In memory of Pauline Tartazky Howard & Rhona Koplowitz Camp Harlam Scholarship Fund In honor of Dr. Hope S. Wisnia's 90th birthday Phyllis & Arthur Geller Caring Committee Fund In memory of Max Haber Larry Haber Chai Fund Mazel Tov to Marcy & Gregory Babitz in honor of their grandson, Liam, becoming a Bar Mitzvah Nancy & Alan Forman Mazel Tov to Corky & Jim Glassman on the birth of their grandsons Callen and Jonah Jill & Allen Goldstein

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