Beth Chaim Sisterhood presents Naomi Adler Empowering Women Leaders — Lessons Learned Sunday, January 26
10:30 - 11:30 am Naomi Adler has been President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia since 2014. She is also a member of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s Board of Governors, Forum of Executive Women and serves on the Advisory Board of Vision 2020, which celebrates women’s leadership nationwide. Prior to this position, Adler served as President and CEO of two different United Way organizations in New York for 13 years. Hailing from Rochester, NY, Naomi graduated Mount Holyoke College and SUNY Buffalo School of Law before returning to her hometown to work in private practi
Ask Dr. Ruth January 25
6:00 pm - dinner, movie to follow
$15 per person Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who later become America’s most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent and uninhibited approach to sex therapy, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution. The evening will begin with an Israeli dinner (vegetarian options will be available) and conversation. We will conclude Shabbat with Havdalah and then the movie begins! Th
A lunch and discussion program co-sponsored with JFCS, with lunch provided by Greenwood House. Organ Donation Thursday, January 23
12:30 - 1:30 pm Organ donation, the process of transplanting healthy human organs into sick patients, can be a life-saving procedure, which is why many Jewish authorities from across the denominational spectrum believe it to be a religious duty. Jewish tradition considers saving human life — pikuach nefesh in Hebrew — to be among the highest ethical obligations. Saving one life, the Talmud says in Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5, is equivalent to saving an entire world. Join Rabbi Brian Beal for an examination of the texts, both ancient and modern, that shed light on this
A Beth Chaim Sisterhood Event Paint a silk scarf for Tu BiShvat! Wednesday, January 22
6:30 – 8:30 pm
at Beth Chaim Enjoy a fun evening creating an original one-of-a-kind silk scarf with paints and easy-to-learn techniques. Wear it with your favorite clothes or gift it to a special person in your life! $36 / $46 (Sisterhood members / Non-members) Capacity very limited - RSVP Here. This event is full - there is a waiting list. Payment required by January 8. Checks payable to Beth Chaim Sisterhood Attendees are asked to wear old clothes that can be ruined with paint.
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Interfaith Celebration and Service Sponsored by the Windsor-Hightstown Area Ministerium Sunday, January 19
7:00 pm Living Well Church 51 Church Street, Windsor, NJ
732-921-3746 All Are Welcome!
Enjoy performances by area choirs - Refreshments served
Do A Mitzvah – Help with Shiva Minyans Sunday, January 12
Noon – 1:00 pm Learn how to lead a Shiva minyan. All that is required is a desire to fulfill the mitzvah of comforting the mourner and a familiarity with basic Hebrew prayers. Please contact the Beth Chaim clergy if you have any questions.
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Israel’s Borders: From the Beginning to Today Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:30 - 11:30 am This class will provide an overview of Israel's borders from Biblical times to the present. Maps will show the UN Partition, the Green Line, the 1967 borders and what Israel defines as her borders today. This program was organized by the Israel Affairs Task Force.
Taam (A Taste) of Beth Chaim Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:30 am – noon There will be displays about each Jewish holiday – with foods to match! Join our Religious School students as we celebrate being Jewish all year long!
Saturday, January 11 7:30 – 9:00 pm The evening begins with dessert and Havdalah and continues with a Musical Conversation about Life in Israel with Rabbi Or Zohar. Make Your Reservation Here $18 donation per person This program is coordinated by the Israel Affairs Task Force.
Saturday, January 11 4:00 – 6:00 pm $5 per family Join us for an afternoon at the movies followed by Havdalah – the ceremony to end Shabbat – with some sweet surprises in between! Joseph King of Dreams The Biblical story of Joseph comes to life in this tale of a boy whose dreams bring him powerful visions of the future. Joseph's abilities to prognosticate win him a favored position with the Pharaoh of Egypt, but only inflames his contentious relationship with his brothers. Please RSVP to school office.
Sunday, January 5 12:30 - 4:00 pm Bring your project - and a snack to share - and join us for an afternoon of crafting, coffee and conversation! We will be joined by the Central NJ Interfaith Stitchers for Peace who will knit, crochet, sew or prepare materials to make PeacePal dolls, baby blankets, hats, scarves, quilts, washcloths and more. Items are distributed to women, children and families in local and global areas of conflict. Non-stitchers are welcome. Contact email@example.com for more information on this group.
Sunday, January 5 Men's Club Meeting - 9:15 am Not a member? Not a Problem. Join us, grab a bagel and coffee and have some fun! Guest Speaker - 10:00 am Eric Kipnis of the US Census - all congregants are invited. Please RSVP Here.
Throwback to Chanukah with latkes & wings! Saturday, January 4 7:00 - 11:00 pm Latkes, Pizza & Wings Live Entertainment BYO Vodka (mixers, soft drinks & coffee provided) All ADULTS are welcome. $10 per person Please RSVP by January 3 to Darra or call 609-799-9401
Friday, January 3 7:00 pm - Rock Shabbat Service 8:00 pm - 20 Questions Youth Oneg A Game for All Ages! Students will play in teams to win prizes…and a special oneg Shabbat treat! RSVP to BCTY to register.
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The Board and Trustees of Congregation Beth Chaim wish to extend their sincerest condolences to the families of the following individuals upon their passing: Jack Brandner, husband of Susan Brandner Sophie Goldstein, mother of Carey Bloom Janice Frankel Associate Rabbi Discretionary Fund In gratitude for officiating Charlie’s baby naming Kari Marton-Rollins & David Richards In honor of Rabbi Blum and Anne Berman-Waldorf leading the Israel trip Sonia Kobrin Building Fund In appreciation of Vivian Newmark conducting my brother, Edward Fleit’s funeral Barbara Fleit In memory of Sophie Goldstein Karen Brodsky & Don Leibowitz Camp Harlam Scholarship Fund Mazel Tov to Jill & Allen Goldstein of the