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July 31, 2020
By Beth Mordecai
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Welcome Rabbi Allen!

Dear Beth Mordecai Community, On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to introduce Rabbi Uri Allen to the Beth Mordecai community! His energy, enthusiasm, spirituality, and new ways to connect with Judaism are warmly welcomed and we look forward to building a deep connection with him. In the next few weeks, Rabbi Allen will be reaching out by phone to each congregant. If you miss his call, he will leave a message (please make sure to call him back!). Also, please note that the rabbi will continue to reside on Long Island and commute to Perth Amboy, as needed. He will coordinate his trips to NJ to meet with members, conduct services and classes, and serve this community. Please be understanding of his time & schedule! Please[...]

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March 17, 2020
By Beth Mordecai
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Coronavirus Notice – Letter from the temple president

March 17, 2020 Dear Beth Mordecai Community, In an effort to decrease COVID-19 transmission rates and help protect the health of the congregation and the Middlesex County community, all in-person group activities (e.g. Shabbat services, social programs, educational programs) will be cancelled, effective immediately, through April 30, 2020. This includes the 2nd Night Passover Seder. We are hoping to provide you with a way to connect virtually in the near future and provide you with that information soon. We approved this unprecedented action after a lengthy and difficult discussion. We took into consideration recommendations by numerous government and Jewish organizations, and the precept of Pikuach Nefesh, the protection of human life and health, above other mitzvot. The Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, and the[...]

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March 2, 2020
By bethmordecai
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This Week at Beth Mordecai

Friday, March 13 at 8 p.m. – Kabbalat Shabbat Services Kabbalat Shabbat Services led by Sharon Bender. Please help us make a minyan for our community members saying kaddish. Sherry Weber and Elyse Lyons will be providing nosh for kiddish in honor of the Yarzheit for their mothers.   MORE UPCOMING EVENTS! Kabbalah Shabbat Services and a Catered Community Dinner – Friday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. Join Congregation Beth Mordecai for Kabbalah Shabbat services and a Catered Community Dinner. $18 per person with RSVP and payment by March 11. $25 per person on and after March 12. RSVP Rabbi Metz. Dinner is generously subsidized by Norman and Rosa Silverstein Hamentashen and Board Games – Sunday, March 28 at 3 p.m. Think your hamentashen are the best? Prove it! Bring[...]

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September 28, 2019
By Beth Mordecai
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High Holiday Schedule 2019/5780

HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE : Rosh Hashanah Sunday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. –  Erev Rosh Hashanah service Monday, Sept. 30 at 9:30 a.m. – Rosh Hashanah services (Tashlich immediately following services) Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. – Rosh Hashanah Services Cemetery Service Sunday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. (at Beth Mordecai Cemetery) Yom Kippur Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. (sharp) – Kol Nidre Wednesday Oct. 9 at 9:30 a.m. – Morning Service 11:30 – Yizkor 4:30 – Mincha 5:45 – Neilah

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February 13, 2019
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This Week at Beth Mordecai

Friday, March 29, 8 p.m. – Kabbalat Shabbat Services Traditional Kabbalat Shabbat service. Help us make a minyan! Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. – Purim Service Shabbat morning service with Torah service. MORE UPCOMING EVENTS! Lecture Series – Israel’s Milestones and their Meanings Led by Rabbi Metz and Marc Fertik. Series has been moved to Beth Mordecai! Remaining sessions: Tuesdays, 7 p.m. – March 26, April 9, April 30 and May 14. $10 per class. RSVP to Rabbi.SaraMetz@gmail.com.  More information here. Coffee Talk An informal weekly meetup with Rabbi Metz for coffee & meaningful conversations about the fundamentals of Judiasm. We are currently reading excerpts from the Talmud in Trachtate Brachot. Book Club Fri April 26, 8 p.m. with (traditionally) brief Passover Friday service. In April we will read Maggie Anton's [...]

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November 1, 2018
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This Week at Beth Mordecai

Starting Wednesday, November 7, 9:30-10:30 – Judaism's 10 Best Ideas Starting Wednesday, November 7! Join Rabbi Metz for “Coffee Talk,” studying Judaism’s 10 Best Ideas. Brewed Awakening, 417 Main St, Metuchen, NJ. Wednesday, November 7, 12 noon. – Ask the Rabbi Menlo Park Mall Food Court by Panera.  Join Rabbi Metz to discuss and study Pirke Avot, an ancient and modern text relevant to everyday life. Come to study or come with your own questions! Thursday, November 8, 12 noon Classic Yiddush Film - "The Dybbuk" Presented at AMC Lowes New Brunswick as part of the Rutgers Jewish Film Festival.  A rich, ethnographic tapestry of Jewish legend, The Dybbuk is a Yiddish-language drama based on S. Ansky’s seminal play about a bride possessed by a dybbuk,[...]

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October 9, 2018
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This Week at Beth Mordecai

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 12 noon. Ask the Rabbi. Join Rabbi Metz at the Menlo Park Mall food court, near Panera. Every Wednesday this month we will be studying Pirke Avot, an ancient (and always relevant) text from the Mishna on ethics and interpersonal relationships.  Join the discussion or bring a question of your own. Thursday, October 25 at 7 p.m. Becoming a Better Pray-er – NEW WORKSHOP SERIES An anxiety-free way to learn the prayers commonly said during services. No Hebrew knowledge necessary! Participants will learn: • how to say/sing the prayer • how to "do" the prayer (perform the rituals associated with the prayer) First session focus: The prayer recited when one is called up to the Torah for an Aliyah. RSVP to [...]

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September 21, 2018
By Beth Mordecai
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This Week at Beth Mordecai

Fri Sept 28, 8 p.m. – Kabbalat Shabbat service and Potluck Dinner for Sukkot. Please email Rabbi.SaraMetz@gmail.com with what you plan to bring. Sat Sept 29, 10 a.m. – Shabbat and Sukkot services with Yizkor. Read Rabbi's Shabbat Message. UPCOMING EVENTS! Mon October 1, 6:30 p.m. Simchat Torah. Join us to sing and dance with the Torah. Please help us make a minyan so that community members can read from the end of the final Torah portion and the beginning of B'rei-shit.   Check the three flyers below for all our Sukkot events!            

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June 6, 2018
By Beth Mordecai
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Shabbat by the Sea and Potluck Dinner – June 15

Friday June 15th  SHABBAT  BY THE SEA with a POT LUCK DINNER TO FOLLOW    Candle Lighting - 6:30 p.m. at Shul    Service - 7 p.m. at the Gazebo    Dairy/Vegetarian Pot Luck Dinner - 8 p.m. at Shul
Please e-mail Sharon Bender and let her know to what you will be bringing. *
* Update as of 6/12: Pot Luck items should be Dairy or Vegetarian. Still needed salad, veggie dish, main dish (that is not pasta if possible).

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May 23, 2018
By Beth Mordecai
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Exciting News

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, it gives me great pleasure to announce that Baby Girl Metz joined our Congregation last evening.  Weighing in at 7 lbs. 14 oz., everyone is doing well and the family is beyond thrilled. During the 6 weeks of Rabbi Metz’s maternity leave, Shabbat Services will be led by a number of our wonderful lay leaders.  Below is the schedule. Please mark your calendars and come out to show your support of these extraordinary volunteers. Friday Saturday May 25th    8 p.m. May 26th   No Services June 1st    8 p.m. June 2nd    BREAKFAST MINYAN                                    Breakfast 9-9:30 a.m. Services 9:30-10:30 a.m. June 8th    8 p.m. June 9th    10 a.m. June 15th   SHABBAT BY THE SEA[...]

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