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December 8, 2018
By Beth Mordecai
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Book Club meets on December 11

Join us to read and discuss "The Haj," by Leon Uris. The Haj is an epic story of hate and love, vengeance and forgiveness. It is about a Palestinian Arab family caught up in the Middle East's historic events of the 1920s-1950s as witnessed by Ishmael, the youngest son of a village leader's family. The book discusses the interactions and clashed between Ishmael's village and the Jewish pioneers building up Palestine, and making it into Israel.   Tuesday, December 11 at 7 p.m. Location: Congregation Beth Mordecai RSVP to Rabbi.SaraMetz@gmail.com

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December 4, 2018
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This Week at Beth Mordecai

Tuesday, December 11, 7 p.m. Book Club Join us to read and discuss "The Haj," by Leon Uris. Tuesday, December 11 at 7 p.m. Location: Congregation Beth Mordecai. RSVP to Rabbi.SaraMetz@gmail.com Wednesday, December 12, 9:30 a.m, Coffee Talk An informal weekly meet up with Rabbi Metz for coffee & conversation about the fundamentals of Judaism. From now through January, we will focus on Judaism’s 10 best ideas. Come find out what they are!!! New Location! The Coffee House 931 Amboy Ave Edison, NJ 08837 Wednesday, December 12, 12 noon, Ask The Rabbi At Menlo Park Mall Food Court, by Panera Bread. 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! Friday, December 14, 8 p.m.[...]

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Chanukkah Candle Lighting at Menlo Park Mall

Join Rabbi Metz and members of Congregation Beth Mordecai. at Menlo Park Mall near Nordstroms on the first floor, to celebrate Chanukkah and light the menorah.

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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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October 8, 2018
By Beth Mordecai
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The October Bulletin is here!

Enjoy the October 2018 Bulletin. We have a lot of great events coming up!  Looking forward to seeing you!  

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October 7, 2018
By Beth Mordecai
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Blessing of the Pets

    Blessing of the Pets, Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m. Enjoy a fun Shabbat at the Gazebo in Bayview Park, where we will offer a blessing to the animals that have been a blessing to us. All animals & humans, members & friends may participate. **All pets must be leashed or contained.**        

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September 21, 2018
By Beth Mordecai
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President’s Yom Kippur Address

Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die… We say it every year, Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die. But have you actually thought about that statement and the impact that it has on your own life. I have, often throughout this past year. You see, last Rosh Hashanah, as I stood on the bemah to address you, the person who was my champion, my biggest supporter, my biggest fan, was no longer in her seat watching you, watching me. Her name, along with my father’s, is now another name on the memorial tablets adorning our sanctuary walls. I thought about this phrase when I decided that it was time to sell my childhood home, and again as I removed from the wall,[...]

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July 31, 2018
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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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