Monday, April 16: 12 – 1:30PM
Lunch and Learn
Take a break during the day, come for a light lunch, discuss ideas, and share opinions with friends.
Lunch: $10.

Sunday, April 15: 4PM to 6PM
Yom Ha Shoa Holocaust Memorial Service
Location: Congregation B’nai Jacob, 176 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305
A meaningful service to remember the victims of the Shoa
A special program with the participation of all the Synagogues of our area
Inspirational music by members of Aristo Strings. http://www.aristostringsnyc.com/
Remarks from: Israel Consulate and Jersey City Representative
Our guest speaker: Carla Main
Carla is a writer who grew up in New York. Her father was a social studies teacher. He wrote the first curriculum for teaching the Holocaust to young people in high schools in 1973. Carla will share her memories of when the Holocaust was a new subject and why her father’s work still matters.

Sunday, April 8: 4:00PM – 9:10PM
Movie Night at the Rabbi’s house
After The stress of Pesach, come and relax with a good movie!
This month’s film: “The marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Buffet intermezzo!
Buffet served: $10

Saturday, April 7: 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Yizkor Service in Downtown Jersey City
Location: Hamilton House 255 Brunswick St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Special thanks to Hamilton House and the Shuster Family for their support

Friday, April 6: 6 – 7:30PM
Ruach Shabbat Service in Downtown Jersey City
Location: Hamilton House 255 Brunswick St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Relax and welcome Shabbat in Downtown Jersey City with a brief service and a nice Kiddush and Oneg.
Our Kiddush and Oneg this week is sponsored by the Schrimmer Family to honor the Yahrzeit of Jeffrey’s father Peter Schrimmer Z”L.

Monday, April 2: 12 – 1:30PM
Pesach Lunch and Learn
Take a break during the day, come for a light Pesach lunch, discuss ideas, and share opinions with friends.
Lunch: $10.

Saturday, March 31: 6PM – 8PM
2nd Seder Celebration at the Rabbi’s home.

Saturday, March 31: 10:30 – 11:45AM
Pesach Service!
A special Shabbat morning at the Shul

Sunday, March 25: 10AM
Shalom Sesame
A celebration of Israel’s 70th birthday
Location: Hamilton House 255 Brunswick St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Saturday, March 17: 10:30AM – Noon
Family Shabbat service in Downtown Jersey City
Location: Hamilton House 255 Brunswick St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Special thanks to Hamilton House and the Shuster Family for their support!
Family Shabbat is a child-friendly service that encourages the participation of children and is especially popular with families with children. Our Family Shabbat has a shorter service and a nice Kiddush. As always, you do not need to be a member to attend. All are invited, and all are welcome.
Special thanks to the Schachat and Trotta families for sponsoring our Oneg!

Thursday, March 15: 7 – 8:15PM
Hebrew with Jewish Philosophy: Rabbi Aaron Katz employs an innovative Ulpan style teaching method using associative learning to teach Hebrew in Hebrew. We use basic vocabulary revolving around Jewish holidays, traditions, modern day Israeli culture, and current affairs. The classes focus on speaking, reading, and some writing. No fee for members Non-member: $10 per class

Mondays, March 12 and 26: 12 – 1:30PM
Lunch and Learn.
Take a break during the day, come for a light lunch, discuss ideas, and share opinions with friends.
Lunch: $10.

Saturday, March 3: 6:30PM – 9PM
Movie Night at the Rabbi’s house.
Phone Rabbi Aaron at 201.435.5725 or email him at rabbiaaron1@gmail.com to RSVP and for information.

Friday, March 2: 6 – 7:30PM
Ruach Shabbat Service in Downtown Jersey City
Location: Hamilton House 255 Brunswick St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Special thanks to Hamilton House and the Shuster Family for their support!

Wednesday, February 28: 6PM
Purim Party with Pizza
Celebrate Purim at the Shul!
A Purim service is supposed to be fun for children of all ages and a little noisy, and of course, there must be food.

Special thanks to Maid in Hoboken for sponsoring pizza!

 

Monday, February 26: 12 – 1:30PM
Lunch and Learn.
Take a break during the day, come for a light lunch, discuss ideas, and share opinions with friends.
Lunch: $10.

Thursday, February 22: 7 – 8:15PM
Hebrew with Jewish Philosophy: an innovative Ulpan style teaching method using associative learning to teach Hebrew in Hebrew. We will use basic vocabulary revolving around Jewish holidays, traditions, modern day Israeli culture and current affairs. The classes focus on speaking, reading and some writing.
No fee for members Non-member: $10 per class

Saturday, February 17: 10:30AM – Noon
Family Shabbat service in Downtown Jersey City
Location: Hamilton House 255 Brunswick St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Special thanks to Hamilton House and the Shuster Family for their support!
Family Shabbat is a child-friendly service that encourages the participation of children and is especially popular with families with children. Our Family Shabbat has a shorter service and a nice Kiddush. As always, you do not need to be a member to attend. All are invited, and all are welcome.
Special thanks to the Brody family for sponsoring today’s Oneg.

Monday, February 12: 12 – 1:30PM
Lunch and Learn.
Take a break during the day, come for a light lunch, discuss ideas, and share opinions with friends.
Lunch: $10.

Thursday, February 8: 7 – 8:15PM
Hebrew with Jewish Philosophy: an innovative Ulpan style teaching method using associative learning to teach Hebrew in Hebrew. We will use basic vocabulary revolving around Jewish holidays, traditions, modern day Israeli culture and current affairs. The classes focus on speaking, reading and some writing.
No fee for members Non-member: $10 per class

Friday, February 2: 7 – 8:30PM
Tu B’Shevat Celebration
Location: Hamilton House 255 Brunswick St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Special thanks to Hamilton House and the Shuster Family for their support!
Celebrate Tu B’Shevat (New Year’s Day for Trees) with a Seder involving music and wine as well as cheese, fruits, nuts, and other snacks. As Spring approaches, we will take a little time to celebrate nature and affirm our relationship to the Earth with our Congregation B’nai Jacob family and friends.
There is no fee, and as always, you do not need to be a member to attend. All are invited, and all are welcome.

Saturday, February 3: 7:00PM – 9:30PM
Movie Night at the Rabbi’s house. Phone Rabbi Aaron at 201.435.5725 or email him at rabbiaaron1@gmail.com to RSVP and for information.

Friday, January 26: 7 – 9:00PM
Pot luck Shabbat: Welcome the start of Shabbat with family, friends, and food. Bring a vegetarian/dairy dish or dessert or simply yourselves and take a little time to relax at the Shul after a busy week. As always, you do not need to be a member to attend. All are invited and all are welcome.

Saturday, January 20: 10:30AM – Noon
Family Shabbat service in Downtown Jersey City
Location: Hamilton House 255 Brunswick St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Special thanks to Hamilton House and the Shuster Family for their support!
Family Shabbat is a child-friendly service that encourages the participation of children and is especially popular with families with children. Our Family Shabbat has a shorter service and a nice Kiddush. As always, you do not need to be a member to attend. All are invited, and all are welcome.

Thursday, January 18: 7 – 8:15PM
Hebrew with Jewish Philosophy: an innovative Ulpan style teaching method using associative learning to teach Hebrew in Hebrew. We will use basic vocabulary revolving around Jewish holidays, traditions, modern day Israeli culture and current affairs. The classes focus on speaking, reading and some writing.
No fee for members Non-member: $10 per class

Monday, January 15: 12 – 1:30PM
Lunch and Learn.
Take a break during the day, come for a light lunch, discuss ideas, and share opinions with friends.
Lunch: $10.

Monday, December 25: 4PM
Dinner at a Chinese Restaurant.
Enjoy another fun Jewish tradition with your B’nai Jacob family and friends.
Restaurant: Shanghai Best (95 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302)

Monday, December 18: 12-1:30PM
Lunch and Learn.
Take a break during the day, come for a light lunch, discuss ideas, and share opinions with friends.
Lunch: $10.

Sunday, December 17: 4pm
Second Annual Latke Fest.
Say Happy Chanukah to your friends and family at B’nai Jacob by cooking up a batch of your favorite Latkes to share with our community at the Shul. You are not required to bring Latkes, but we hope you will.
No fee. Bring Latkes, other foods or drinks, or just a big appetite.
Our restaurant quality kitchen will be available for cooking.

Friday, December 15: 7PM
Chanukah Shabbat Dinner at B’nai Jacob.
Fee: $18 (no fee for children under 10).

Sunday, December 10: 10:15AM – 11:30
Sunday morning Hebrew School for young students as well as a specialized program of preparation for Bar/Bat Mitzvah students. Topic: Chanukah

Saturday December 9: postponed due to inclement weather
Ruach Shabbat. A child-friendly service that encourages the participation of children and is especially popular with families with children. Ruach Shabbat has a shorter service and a nice Kiddush.

Thursday, December 7: 6:45PM
Lighting of the Congregation B’nai Jacob Menorah
Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall, Downtown Jersey City

Tuesday, December 5: 7-8:15PM
Hebrew for Adults: an innovative Ulpan style teaching method using associative learning to teach Hebrew in Hebrew. We will use basic vocabulary revolving around Jewish holidays, traditions, modern day Israeli culture and current affairs. The classes focus on speaking, reading and some writing.
Cost: Member: free Non Member: $10 per class.

Monday, December 4: 12-1:30PM
Lunch and Learn.
Take a break during the day, come for a light lunch, discuss ideas, and share opinions with friends.
Lunch: $10.

Saturday December 2: 6:30PM – 9PM
Movie Night. Stay tuned for information about our December Movie!
7PM Drinks and popcorn! Fee: $5

Friday, December 1: 7PM
Millennial Shabbat. This is a Shabbat service that is intended to be attractive to young professionals and the young at heart.

Tuesday, November 28: 7-8:15PM
Hebrew for Adults: an innovative Ulpan style teaching method using associative learning to teach Hebrew in Hebrew. We will use basic vocabulary revolving around Jewish holidays, traditions, modern day Israeli culture and current affairs.
The classes focus on speaking, reading and some writing.
Cost: Member: free Non Member: $10 per class.

Friday, November 24: 7PM
Pot luck Shabbat. Please bring a favorite vegetarian or dairy dish (no turkey).

Tuesday, November 21: 7-8:15PM
Hebrew for Adults: an innovative Ulpan style teaching method using associative learning to teach Hebrew in Hebrew. We will use basic vocabulary revolving around Jewish holidays, traditions, modern day Israeli culture and current affairs.
The classes focus on speaking, reading and some writing.
Cost: Member: free Non Member: $10 per class.

Monday, November 20: 12-1:30PM
Lunch and Learn.
Take a break during the day, come for a light lunch, discuss ideas, and share opinions with friends.
Lunch: $10.

Sunday, November 19: 10:15AM – 11:30
Sunday morning Hebrew School for young students as well as a specialized program of preparation for Bar/Bat Mitzvah students.

Saturday, November 18: 10:15AM
Shabbat Service to recognize new members. We invite our newest members to meet each other and allow us all to celebrate your participation.

Tuesday, November 14: 7-8:15PM
Hebrew for Adults: an innovative Ulpan style teaching method using associative learning to teach Hebrew in Hebrew. We will use basic vocabulary revolving around Jewish holidays, traditions, modern day Israeli culture and current affairs.
The classes focus on speaking, reading and some writing.
Cost: Member: free Non Member: $10 per class.

Friday, November 3: 7PM
Millennial Shabbat. This is a Shabbat service that is intended to be attractive to young professionals and the young at heart.
Saturday, November 4: 7PM
Movie Night. Drinks and popcorn!
Fee: $5

Saturday November 11: 10:15AM – 11:30
Ruach Shabbat. A child-friendly service that encourages the participation of children and is especially popular with families with children. Ruach Shabbat has a shorter service and a nice Kiddush.

Tuesday, November 7: 7-8:15PM
Hebrew for Adults: an innovative Ulpan style teaching method using associative learning to teach Hebrew in Hebrew. We will use basic vocabulary revolving around Jewish holidays, traditions, modern day Israeli culture and current affairs.
The classes focus on speaking, reading and some writing.
Cost: Member: free Non Member: $10 per class.

Monday, November 6: 12-1:30PM
Lunch and Learn.
Take a break during the day, come for a light lunch, discuss ideas, and share opinions with friends.
Lunch: $10.

Tuesday, October 24: 7-8:15PM
Hebrew for Adults: an innovative Ulpan style teaching method using associative learning to teach Hebrew in Hebrew. We will use basic vocabulary revolving around Jewish holidays, traditions, modern day Israeli culture and current affairs.
The classes focus on speaking, reading and some writing.
Cost: Member: free Non Member: $10 per class.

Monday, October 23: 12-1:30PM
Lunch and Learn.
Take a break during the day, come for a light lunch, discuss ideas, and share opinions with friends.
Lunch: $10.

Friday, October 20: 7PM
Pot luck Shabbat: Welcome the start of Shabbat with family, friends, and food. Bring a vegetarian/dairy dish or dessert or simply yourselves and take a little time to relax at the shul after a busy week. As always, you do not need to be a member to attend. All are invited and all are welcome.

Tuesday, October 17: 7-8:15PM
Hebrew for Adults: an innovative Ulpan style teaching method using associative learning to teach Hebrew in Hebrew. We will use basic vocabulary revolving around Jewish holidays, traditions, modern day Israeli culture and current affairs.
The classes focus on speaking, reading and some writing.
Cost: Member: free
Non Member: $10 per class.

Thursday, October 12: Yizkor and Celebration of Simchat Torah
5:30PM Yizkor service.
6:30PM: Simchat Torah Celebrations and pizza.

Tuesday, October 10: 7-8:15PM
Hebrew for Adults: an innovative Ulpan style teaching method using associative learning to teach Hebrew in Hebrew. We will use basic vocabulary revolving around Jewish holidays, traditions, modern day Israeli culture and current affairs.
The classes focus on speaking, reading and some writing.
Cost: Member: free
Non Member: $10 per class.

Monday, October 9: 12-1:30PM
Lunch and Learn.
Take a pause from work, enjoy a lunch in the Sukkah with friends and celebrate the time with community!
Lunch: $10.

Friday, October 6: 7-9:30 PM
Millennial Shabbat in the Sukkah.
Wednesday, October 4: 6:30-9:30PM
Erev Sukkot BBQ dinner in the Sukkah.Cost: $18.   Children under 6: free.
RSVP is requested

Wednesday, October 4: 6:30-9:30PM
Erev Sukkot BBQ dinner in the Sukkah.
Cost: $18.   Children under 6: free.
RSVP is requested

Tuesday, October 3: 7-8:15PM
Hebrew for Adults: an innovative Ulpan style teaching method using associative learning to teach Hebrew in Hebrew. We will use basic vocabulary revolving around Jewish holidays, traditions, modern day Israeli culture and current affairs.
The classes focus on speaking, reading and some writing.
Cost: Member: free
Non Member: $10 per class.

Saturday, September 30: Yom Kippur services and activities
Morning service with Torah service: 10 AM -11:15 AM.
Yizkor service: 11:45AM.
 
Yom Kippur afternoon program:
Yoga: 4PM-5PM
Mincha service: Book of Yonah: reading, study and discussion: 5 PM.
Yizkor and Healing service: 6 PM.
Nehila service: 6:20 PM.
Final Shofar Blast: 7:20 PM
Community breakfast: 7:25 PM sponsored by Jane Canter and family.
We would like to wish to all of you a year of success, health, love, compassion and happiness!

Friday, September 29: 6:30PM
Kol Nidrei Service.
Our Kol Nidrei service is full of emotions, music, meaningful readings and traditional liturgy.

Tuesday, September 26: 7-8:15PM
Hebrew for Adults: an innovative Ulpan style teaching method using associative learning to teach Hebrew in Hebrew. We will use basic vocabulary revolving around Jewish holidays, traditions, modern day Israeli culture and current affairs.
The classes focus on speaking, reading and some writing.
Cost: Member: free
Non Member: $10 per class

Sunday, September 24: 3-6PM
Celebrating the New Year with Friends in the Rabbi’s home.

Friday, September 22: Rosh Hashana II.
9:45-12PM: a traditional service.

7:00PM: Bat Mitzvah of Khira Fried!   Ro and Paul Fried invite the entire community to join them in celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Khira.  The service will be conducted by Khira Fried and will be followed by a casual dinner for everyone to attend.

Thursday, September 21: Rosh Hashana I.
9:45AM-12:15PM: a innovative service linking the past to the future including morning service, Torah service, and Shofar service .

Wednesday, September 20: Erev Rosh Hashana Catered dinner, 7PM. Cost: $36. Please RSVP.

Tuesday, September 19: Hebrew for Adults 7:00 – 8:15 pm
An innovative Ulpan style teaching method using associative learning to teach Hebrew in Hebrew. We will use basic vocabulary revolving around Jewish holidays, traditions, modern day Israeli culture and current affairs. The classes focus on speaking, reading and some writing.

Monday, September 18: 12-1:30PM.
Lunch and Learn.
Our topic: Honey from the Heart.
Lunch:$10.

Saturday, September 16: Selichot Service, 6:30PM.

Saturday, September 9: 10:15-11:30AM.
Ruach Shabbat: A Family Shabbat Service.
Family Shabbat is a child-friendly service and encourages the participation of children.  All are welcome, and this service is especially popular with families with children.
Ruach Shabbat is a shorter service and has a nice Kiddush.
Family Shabbat Service is a great way to connect with Shabbat and with other families with young children.

Monday, September 4: 12-1:30PM.
Lunch and Learn.
Take a break during the day, come for a light lunch, discuss ideas and share opinion with friends.
Lunch:$10.

Saturday, September 2: 2017 at 7PM.
Movie Night: Doubt: a film by: John Shapley.
The film takes place in St. Nicholas school led by Sister Aloysius(Meryl Streep) Sister James(Amy Adams) tells Aloysius that Father Flynn(Philip Seymour Hoffman) might have too much personal attention with the school’s only black student Donald Miller(Joseph Foster), thus leading thus Aloysius starting a crusade against Flynn. The film also stars Viola Davis as Donald Miller’s mother.
Soda and popcorn:$5 donation.

Monday, August 21: 12-1:30PM.
Lunch and Learn.
Take a break during the day, come for a light lunch, discuss ideas and share opinion with friends.
Lunch:$10.

Monday, August 7: 12-1:30PM.
Lunch and Learn.
Take a break during the day, come for a light lunch, discuss ideas and share opinion with friends.
Lunch:$10.

Saturday, August 5: 6:30-9:15PM.
Movie night.

Our movie: “Brooklyn”

Young Irish immigrant Eilis Lace (Saoirse Ronan) navigates her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her past disrupts her new vivacity, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Drinks and popcorn! $5 donation.

Friday, July 21: 7:00-9:30PM.
Movie night.

Our movie: “spotlight”

In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter “Robby” Robinson (Michael Keaton), reporters Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo), Matt Carroll and Sacha Pfeiffer interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents. The reporters make it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

Shabbat dinner: members:$18.
Non members:$22.

RSVP: before: July 17.

By the door: members:$20
Non members:$24.

Monday, July 17: 12-1:30PM.
Lunch and Learn.
Take a break during the day, come for a light lunch, discuss ideas and share opinion with friends.
Lunch:$10.

B’NAI JACOB
176 West Side Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
201.435.5725
rabbiaaron1@gmail.com