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August 25, 2017
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Welcome Rabbi Sara Metz!

Rabbi Sara Metz grew up in North Haven, Connecticut, and graduated with a BA in American Studies and Near East and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University.  She received rabbinic ordination from The Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and master’s degrees in Jewish Education and Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University. Rabbi Metz loves to study and discuss each week’s Torah portion, gleaning modern insights from an ancient text.  She loves to get outside and go hiking or biking. Rabbi Metz also loves to bake challah every week for shabbat, cook new recipes, crochet, and knit. During Sukkot in 2007 she and Lev met while enjoying dinner in the sukkah.  They were married in 2010 and have been blessed with two[...]

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December 14, 2017
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Hanukkah Shabbat Pot Luck – Dec. 15

Friday, December, 15  •  Services 6:30 p.m.  •  Dinner 7:30
 p.m. We’ll supply the latkes and the Hanukkah fun,
you bring the rest.
 Please advise Rabbi Metz as to what vegetarian/dairy dish you will be bringing 
at Rabbi.SaraMetz@gmail.com.  

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Hanukkah Book Reading – Dec. 17, 11 a.m.

11 a.m.   Join Rabbi Metz at Barnes and Noble, Menlo Park Mall, as she reads several Hanukkah stories and does a craft project.  

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December 13, 2017
By Lori Miskoff
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Chinese Dinner and a Movie

Sunday, December 24 at 6:30 p.m. South Amboy (hosted by Louise & Alan Siegel) $15 per person. What are you doing Christmas Eve? Not much? (Didn’t think so!) So, join us for our annual Chinese Food & a Movie Night! Next Steps: 1.RSVP. Call Elliott (732.442.1373) by December 20 (Wednesday). 2.Pay $15 per person. Send a check to the office or use a credit card with the Paypal button (below). 3.Vote. Go to our Facebook page and vote on a movie! Once we know you’re coming, we will let you know the address.  

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Rabbi's Journal

December 8, 2017
By Lori Miskoff
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Message from the Rabbi

How are you? How many times a day do we ask this and are we asked? How do you answer? Do you say, I’m good thanks, you? Or do you actually answer the question? In this week's parsha, Vayeishev, we read about the sibling rivalry between Joseph and his brothers, how they sell him into slavery in Egypt and how Joseph ultimately succeeds there. I would like to focus on one specific verse, early in the parsha. Joseph's brothers are pasturing their sheep in the surrounding area called, Shechem. Israel becomes fearful of his sons' safety and sends Joseph to check on them. The wording that is used here is: 'lech-na re'eh et-shalom achecha', which translates more literally as "go see the peace[...]

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December 5, 2017
By bethmordecai
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New Beginners Hebrew Class

New Beginners Hebrew Class: Intro to Hebrew and the Prayer Book. Preview Class 12/20. This class will meet the first and third Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. Safran Hall.  There will be two introductory preview classes December 6 and December 20.  Then, after a brief winter break, we will start from the beginning January 17, 2018. The goal is to make synagogue services more meaningful, so, in addition to learning Hebrew, we will study individual prayers and practice using the translation and transliteration in the prayer book. For the Hebrew, we will start with the alphabet and learning how to sound out the text.  We will also include some songs, a little grammar, a bit of conversational Hebrew and[...]

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Coming Up in December

• Wednesday, December 13th Ask the Rabbi At Menlo Park Mall Food Court (near Panera). Friday, December 15th Hanukkah Shabbat Pot Luck  Saturday, December 16th   Traditional Shabbat Service Sunday, December 17th Hanukkah Book Reading At Menlo Park Barnes & Noble.   – Click title link for details and all ANNOUNCEMENTS.

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Coming Up in December

Wednesday, December 13th Ask the Rabbi 12 p.m. Panera - Menlo Park Mall Food Court Friday, December 15 Hanukkah Shabbat Pot Luck  Services 6:30 pm    Dinner 7:30 We’ll supply the latkes and the Hanukkah fun, you bring the rest. Please advise Rabbi Metz as to what you will be bringing at Rabbi.SaraMetz@gmail.com           Saturday, December 16 Traditional Shabbat Service 10 a.m. Sunday, December 17 Hanukkah Book Reading 11 a.m.   Join Rabbi Metz as she reads Hanukkah stories at Barnes and Noble, Menlo Park Mall.  Monday, December 18 Menorah Lighting at Menlo Park Mall 6:30 pm Our very own Rabbi Metz will be lighting the menorah in the court in front of Nordstroms! Please contact[...]

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October 8, 2017
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Shemini Atzeret-Yizkor-Simchat Torah

Thurs Oct 12 8:30 am <<Shemini Atzeret and Yizkor>> Thurs Oct 12 7:00 pm <<Simchat Torah>> Fri and Sat 13 and 14 <<Shabbat B'reishit>> Click the title link for more information and all of the ANNOUNCEMENTS.

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Shemini Atzeret – Yizkor – Simchat Torah

Shemini Atzeret and Yizkor, Thurs morning Thurs morning Oct 12 Sh'mini Atzeret and Yizkor. Short service (one hour) starting at 8:30 am. Simchat Torah, Thurs evening Thurs evening Oct 12 Simchat Torah. Come and celebrate the Torah! Israeli dancing and make-your-own ice cream sundaes following a short service. Festivities begin at 7:00 pm. Shabbat Services, Fri evening Enjoy the holidays, but don't forget Shabbat. Regular Friday night services Oct 13 at 8pm followed by a light oneg. Shabbat Services, Sat morning Regular Saturday morning services Oct 14 at 10am. We will be reading from the Torah portion B'reishit ("In the Beginning"). Coming Up • Sun Oct 22 Mah Jongg at Beth Mordecai. An afternoon of friends, food and Mah Jongg, 2-4pm. $5 per person. RSVP to Anita (neatsea.ak@gmail.com). Additional[...]

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September 20, 2017
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High Holidays and Shabbat Tshuvah

Wed Sept 20 <<Erev Rosh Hashanah>> Thurs & Fri Sept 21 & 22 <<Rosh Hashanah>> Sat Sept 23 <<Shabbat Tshuvah>> Click the title link for more information and all of the ANNOUNCEMENTS.

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