Shalom chevre!
I hope everyone’s staying warm, but if not, what better way to warm you up then with some exciting news?!? (It’s a longer email, but if you read till the end, I promise it’ll feel like you just had the best hot cocoa of your life…or something like that…. 😉
We all know that November contains the holiday of Thanksgiving and the origin narratives around the founding of this amazing country. Part of that history, however, includes the many injustices that have been inflicted upon the various Native American communities in the United States.
As a community which cares about justice, we will be joined by the Reverend Dr J.R. Norwood, an activist for the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation of New Jersey on Shabbat ‘Hodu’ or ‘Gratitude’ Shabbat November 22nd @7pm. Please remember to sign up for the potluck (email rabbibnaijacob@gmail.com with what you plan to bring and any ingredients that might be potential allergens), and get ready to connect in musical davening, community, and in learning from Reverend Dr. Norwood about the history of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribe and how we can support this community in our own state.

About The Rev. J. R. Norwood, PhD:
The Rev. Dr. J.R. Norwood is the Principal Justice of the Tribal Supreme Court of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation, for which he has also served as a Councilman for over fifteen years. He is the Co-Chair of the Task Force on Federal Acknowledgment of the National Congress of American Indians and the General Secretary of the Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes. Dr. Norwood is the senior minister to the Nanticoke-Lenape Tribal Christian Prayer Circle Ministry and has served for over twenty-seven years as the pastor of the Ujima Village Christian Church of Ewing, NJ, a non-tribal urban congregation. He has represented his tribe at the national and international level and has written about and lectured on tribal history, culture, religion, and current concerns.
Also keep an eye out for REUNION SHABBAT: THE MIRACLE OF LIGHTS (The weekend of December 20-22nd). If you grew up at Bnai Jacob, this will be a Hannukah-themed Shabbat and partay to reunite with old friends, and for new Bnai Jacobians and ol’ Bnai Jacobians to celebrate together 🙂
Looking forward to being with everyone!
​​​​​​​Blessings 🙂 R’B

Shalom Chevre!

It was so wonderful, magical, reflective and joyous to spend the high holidays with you. This Friday, 10/25 at 7:30pm (note the special time, 7:30!) will be our first Kabbalat Shabbat together of the season, and it’s particularly special– this coming Shabbat marks the 1 year anniversary of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. Synagogues across the country will be gathering together for what has been called ‘Solidarity Shabbat’- a time to connect to in our collective mourning and also in our collective resilience. Please see details below– Bnai Jacob will be collaborating with Temple Beth El, our Reform sister-shut in Jersey City.
SOLIDARITY SHABBAT will be at Bnai Jacob (176 West Side Avenue).
There is no more important time than now to be an Am Yisrael– A Jewish People. Looking forward to being with you this Friday for a lively service and oneg with a wonderful guest speak, our very own Professor Thomas Main.

Have a great rest of your week and see you Friday!
Blessings 🙂

R’Bronwen

Shalom chevre!
It was such a blessing to be with you all for Rosh HaShanah. Your energy, your voices, the call of the shofar (and that amaaazing avocado blossom honey) have already made this new year a sweet and hopeful one. So looking forward to coming back together for Yom Kippur, a time for each of us to do the challenging work of reflection in order to build true connection. What is ‘true’ connection? Something that many of us have a hard time finding the words for, but we know it when we feel it. True Connection will be the theme of this year’s Yom Kippur at Bnai Jacob. Join us to begin the journey towards a more connected life
Tuesday, October 8th
7:00pm- Kol Nidrei and Learning: Understanding What Blocks Us and What Binds Us
Wednesday, October 9th
10:00am- Yom Kippur Morning Services
11:30am- Yizkor I
(afternoon nap, meditation, you do you)
6:30pm-Yizkor II
7:00pm- Neilah
8:30pm- Dairy Break-fast with Bnai Jacob. Come hungry…

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Monday September 29th is the big day! Rosh HaShanah services begin at 10:00am, followed by a light kiddush (trust me, this is NOT your grandma’s apples & honey, stay till the end for the big surprise….) and Tashlich downtown by the Korean War Monument at the southern end of Washington Street). Timing tomorrow we will look roughly as follows:
10:00-1:00 Lively services in our beautiful sanctuary
1:15-2:00 Kiddush and Kibbutz
2:30-3:00 Tashlich downtown.
And remember, we have services again Tuesday morning at 10am. Come for more fun, more surprises, and more opportunity to recharged and reinvigorated in community for the upcoming year!
​​​​​​​A L’Shanah Tovah to you all, and see you tomorrow!
Blessings R’

COMMUNITY SHABBAT SERVICE
We’re back! We’ll bring in Shabbat in poetry and song with Kabbalat Shabbat. Friday, August 16th at 7:00pm

COMMUNITY SHABBAT SERVICE & DINNER— You know it and Love it!
We’re back! We’ll bring in Shabbat in poetry and song with Kabbalat Shabbat and a delicious vegetarian dinner to follow. Friday, July 26th @7:00pm, $10/person but no one will be turned away!

LUNCH & LEARN– Change of Date!
Come for a roudy discussion of the week’s parasha (Torah reading). I promise, no books will be thrown, but we really love to wrestle with our tradition….
Thursday July 11th & July 25th 12:00pm-1:30pm

Please come out Saturday night June 8 at 7pm, to Temple Emanu-El of Bayonne (735 John F. Kennedy BLVD in Bayonne, NJ) where Rabbi Jacob and I will teach and co-teach (dueling rabbis, eh? Don’t wanna miss that!) on Art and the 2nd Commandment– does Judaism actually permit and/or even endorse art?!? What about a world where Art simultaneously uplifts the human spirit and portrays the worst aspects of humanity? Where and how does Judaism enter the conversation? There will be teaching, kibbutzing, and plenty of ice cream and cheesecake. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Blessings
R’B

Shabbat ACHLAH! (Shabbat is AWESOME!):
A Kabbalat Shabbat Service Celebrating Israel at 71
WHEN: May 17, 2019 @7pm
WHAT: Israeli food and music, Israeli dancing,
Israel Trivia (with some fierce prizes) and a few more surprises!

Sunday, May 5th at 2:30pm: please join in the Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration that will be held at our sister congregation, Beth El of Jersey City and in partnership with our fellow congregation, The Conservative Synagogue of Hoboken. Faith leaders from other local communities will also be invited to participate in the commemoration in a show of solidarity.

Friday night, April 26th,7pm, @Bnai Jacob—
Liberation Shabbat! A Welcome-Back and Welcome-In Kabbalat Shabbat for the Bnai Jacob Community and friends including:
· traditional and soul-lifting davening (prayer) made accessible no matter your Hebrew background. Just bring your heart 🙂
· a wine tasting (as if four cups of wine at the seder is enough– come sample some special Kosher-for-Passover vintages, courtesy of Bnai Jacob and friends!)
· a kumsitz (song-circle and music jam) on your favorite songs of freedom (Think Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan meet Chad Gadya and Let My People Go). Bring any and all instruments (knee slapping included)
We will also include a Yizkor—Memorial Service with both traditional liturgy and contemporary reflections as part of our service. During the Passover season we remember the struggles of our ancestors, and we also remember our loved ones who are no longer with us. Whether you’re a long-time member of Bnai Jacob, a new member or a not-yet member, we especially invite you to be in community to honor those who you hold in your heart. We want to be there with you.
So please come out, this Friday April 26th, 7:00pm at Bnai Jacob (176 West Side Avenue) for Liberation Shabbat! Looking forward to spending Shabbat with you 🙂
Blessings,
R’Bronwen
rabbibnaijacob@gmail.com

Sunday, April 14th at 10:30am—
Chocolate Model Seder!
in partnership with Temple Emanu-El of Bayonne, NJ. Everybody welcome! Come for the music, the learning, and of course, the chocolate.

High Holidays

Rosh Hashana: September 10 and September 11.
Morning service: 10:15AM
Torah service: 11:15AM
Shofar service: 12PM
Musaf service: 12:30PM.
Tashlich service: September 10.
War Monument at the foot of Washington Street: 4PM.
Kol Nidrei: September 18: 6:30 PM.
Yom Kippur: September 19.
Morning service: 10:30AM.
Torah service: 11:30AM.
Yizkor service: 12:30PM.
Musaf service: 1PM.
Afternoon service:
Mincha service: 5:30PM.
Study Book of Jonah: 6PM.
Nehila service: 7PM-8:09PM.
In 5779, we have the opportunity to begin again—to start a resolution for ourselves, our families, and our communities—and awaken to our fullest potential.

Lunch and Learn
Mondays, August 6 and 20 at Noon – 1:30 PM
Location: Congregation B’nai Jacob of Jersey City 176 West Side Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
Fee for Lunch and Learning: $10.00

Shabbat Study
Saturdays, August 4 and 18 from 10:30 AM – Noon
Location: Congregation B’nai Jacob of Jersey City 176 West Side Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
Torah and more!
As always, you do not need to be a member to attend. All are invited, and all are welcome.

Shabbat Study
Every Saturday except July 28 from 10:30 AM – Noon
Location: Congregation B’nai Jacob of Jersey City 176 West Side Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
Torah and more!
As always, you do not need to be a member to attend. All are invited, and all are welcome.

Lunch and Learn
Mondays, July 16 and 30 at Noon – 1:30 PM
Location: Congregation B’nai Jacob of Jersey City 176 West Side Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
Fee for Lunch and Learning: $10.00

Shabbat Service
Saturdays, June 23 and 30 from 10:30 AM – Noon
Location: Congregation B’nai Jacob of Jersey City 176 West Side Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305

Lunch and Learn
Mondays, June 11 and 25 at Noon – 1:30 PM
Location: Congregation B’nai Jacob of Jersey City 176 West Side Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
Fee for Lunch and Learning: $10.00

Shavuot Yizkor at Noon followed by Lunch and Learn
Monday, May 21 at Noon – 1:30 PM
A brief Remembrance service followed by our bi-monthly lunch and discussion group
Location: Congregation B’nai Jacob of Jersey City 176 West Side Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
Fee for Lunch and Learning: $10.00

Family Shabbat Service
Saturday, May 19 at 10:30 AM – Noon
A child-friendly service and Oneg
Location: Congregation B’nai Jacob of Jersey City 176 West Side Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305

Lunch and Learn
Monday, May 14 at Noon – 1:30 PM
Location: Congregation B’nai Jacob of Jersey City 176 West Side Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
Fee for Lunch and Learning: $10.00

Family Promise Volunteer Training and Information
Monday, May 7 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: Congregation B’nai Jacob 176 West Side Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Family Promise of Hudson County is a non-profit that shelters and aids families in Hudson County. By pulling together community resources, families can be kept together while barriers to self-sustainability are addressed.
Our role will be to feed and house families at night, probably no more than 14 people, and probably only for a week at a time.

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If you are interested in volunteering or are simply curious about the program, please come to the Shul on Monday, May 7 at 6:30pm.
RSVP is not required, but it would be helpful to know how many people are coming. If you plan to attend or have questions, please reply to this letter or e-mail Jeff: jschrimmer@comcast.net

Movie Night at the Shul
Saturday, May 5 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Film: “Battle of the Sexes”
The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past.
Location: Congregation B’nai Jacob of Jersey City
176 West Side Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
Fee $5.00

Sunday, April 22: 10:00AM – 12:00
Shalom Baby Playgroup Earth Day
Location: Hamilton House 255 Brunswick St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Shalom Baby Playgroup is not a big event like Shalom Sesame. It is a more intimate experience geared to babies, toddlers and young siblings. Parents, grandparents or caretakers are welcome. The structure of the playgroup includes; free play, crafts, a story, songs and creative movement set to live guitar. The theme of Earth Day was chosen since April 22nd is Earth Day and will talk about Baal Tashchit.
RSVP is required. Numbers will be limited to ensure an intimate experience for the children.
https://www.jfnnj.org/calendar/shalombabyhudson/

Saturday, April 21: 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.
This week’s Oneg will be sponsored by Carla and Thomas Main to in loving memory of Carla’s mother Edith Post Z”L.

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
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