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August 12, 2019
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This Week at Beth Mordecai

Friday, Aug 16 at 8:00 p.m. – Musical Shabbat at Beth Mordecai Guest Cantor Dan Geigerman is recovering from illness, and is expected to lead us in prayer and song. (Yes, we get two special musical Shabbatot in a row, thanks to Sharon filling in last week. Thank you, Sharon!) Oneg Shabbat following services. Thank you to everyone who has generously donated to bring Cantor Dan Geigerman. Donations are still being accepted, click here. Saturday, Aug 17 at 10:00 a.m. – Shabbat morning service Shabbat service with Torah reading and Aufruf to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Stella Morrison and Ryan Felder.   MORE UPCOMING EVENTS! Mitzvah Opportunity Housing needed! Just a couple nights. Our High Holiday cantor this year is coming from Israel and needs housing[...]

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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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May 6, 2018
By Beth Mordecai
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Shabbat Services for May & June

Services in during the months of May and June may be lead by community members while Rabbi Metz is on maternity leave. Friday, May 4 - 8 p.m.  Kabbalat Shabbat Services Saturday, May 4 - 9 a.m.  Bagel breakfast followed by an shortened service with discussion Friday, May 11 - 8 p.m.  Kabbalat Shabbat Services Saturday, May 12 - 10 a.m.  Shabbat Services with discussion Friday, May 18 - 8 p.m.  Kabbalat Shabbat Services Saturday, May 19 - NO Shabbat Services Friday, May 25 - 8 p.m.  Kabbalat Shabbat Services Saturday, May 26 - NO Shabbat Services Friday, June 1 - 8 p.m.  Kabbalat Shabbat Services Saturday, June 2 - 9 a.m.  Bagel breakfast followed by an shortened service with discussion Friday, June 8 - 8 p.m.  Kabbalat Shabbat Services Saturday, June[...]

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May 1, 2018
By Beth Mordecai
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Join Congregation Beth Mordecai to see ‘The Band’s Visit’ on Broadway

The performance is the matinee on June 24, 2018 at 3 p.m. Due to demand, we must have 12 people confirmed and paid by May 13th to receive the discounted rate. Please indicate which seating section you are selecting: Orchestra Side seats at the discounted group rate of $139 per person Rear Orchestra Side seats at the discounted group rate of $119 per person

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One Week Travel and Study in Berlin, Krakow and Auschwitz

Interfaith Program in Professional Ethics takes place October 6-13, 2018. Dear Community Members, While in Rabbinical School, I had the incredible opportunity to study and travel with a group based out of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York called "Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics."  I participated in a fellowship with an interfaith clergy group. (more…)

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