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Yom Shishi, 7 Heshvan 5775

Adult Hebrew Learning Options

  1. CRASH COURSE IN READING HEBREW
    lnstructor: Ed Miller, Worship and Adult Jewish Growth Chair; Jewish Educator
    Rosetta Stone has nothing on this crash course in Hebrew Reading. ln a stress-free atmosphere, you will learn to read Hebrew well enough to follow along as the congregation chants prayers during Shabbat services. Two Classes; Fee for Text: $10; Oct. 30th; Nov. 6th; 7:30 - 9:00 pm.
  2. UNDERSTANDING PRAYERBOOK HEBREW
    lnstructor: Rabbi Malinger
    This is a 3-part program being offered to understand the basic vocabulary of our prayers, the liturgical reasoning of the prayers, and ways we can create new interpretations of these prayers. Sessions will be on Sunday mornings beginning at 9:30 am on Sept. 22nd, 29th and Oct. 20th.

Adult B'nai Mitzvah
Temple Shalom offers a program for those who never had the opportunity to celebrate becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at the age of 13 or who wish to experience a meaningful ceremony filled with knowledge and purpose. Our two year program, culminating in being called to Torah, utilizes all of the adult learning options given here at the Temple and around the community, Membership at Temple Shalom is required. Contact Rabbi Malinger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.

Adult Choir
Led by Cantor Debi Zeiontz and Music Director Pam Momyer, this volunteer choir rehearses twice a month, on Monday evenings, preparing to help lead our Congregation in song at many Shabbat services during the year. lf you love to sing, this is the place for you! Contact Cantor Zeiontz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. information.

Brotherhood/Sisterhood/Caring/Renaissance Committee Breakfast Programs
What does a person do on a Sunday morning from 9:30 am -11:30 am? How about
treating ourselves to a delicious breakfast?  ln addition, you will be able to nurture your minds and souls with great speakers and wonderful programs of learning.  Participating in these activities may be subject to membership and fees. See the SHALOM of this website for further details.

Community Activities at the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County
The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County is dedicated to the promotion of public awareness of the County's Jewish heritage. lts mission is to present exhibits, programs and publications that celebrate, preserve, explore and illustrate the rich and unique history of the Jewish residents of Monmouth County, and their contribution to the community. For more information about programs, visit www.jhmomc.org.

Learning Outside Temple Shalom (LOTS)
Join us for two special events at Court Jesters of Aberdeen

  1.  "DRINKS AND DRASH" Wednesday, November 13th - Join us at The Court Jester of Aberdeen for a wonderful evening of Midrash text studies on Jewish understanding of Libations and Food - Fee: $25
  2.  "A PRIEST, MINISTER and a RABBI WALK INTO A BAR..." (Date TBA) - Join us at The Court Jester of Aberdeen for an evening of interactive humor from different religious traditions.

Night at the Movies - Holocaust Mini Movies Series

  1. "As Seen Through These Eyes" - They fought evil with they only weapons they had... charcoal, pencil stubs, scraps of paper and memories etched into their minds - Wednesday, March 26th.
  2. "lnside Hana's Suitcase" - The remarkable true story comes to life... very few have the grace and power of this one - Wednesday, April 30th.

 

Rosh Chodesh
Each month, our Rosh Chodesh group gathers to study and celebrate the arrival of the New Moon.  This is a wonderful opportunity to discover the beautiful spiritual connections of women and our Jewish traditions.

Scholar in Residence / Artist in Residence
This coming year, we are pleased to welcome to Temple Shalom Professor Fred Lazin as our Scholar-in-Residence on November 15-16, 2013 and Jewish singer, Dan Nichols, March 2l-22,2014.  Both are world-class scholars and leaders in our movement. Each of these are a wonderful opportunity to learn and make new friends in our broader community. Watch the SHALOM and this website for further details.

Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Led by our rabbi and at times by lay leaders, this interactive discussion group examines weekly Torah portions and selected books of the Prophets and Writings, the second and third sections of the Torah. Join us each Shabbat morning from 9:15am -10:15 am for lively conversation and stay for the Shabbat service aftewards! No background required, just a willingness to learn and share ideas or just listen. Contact Rabbi Malinger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , for additional information.

(Sisterhood) Book Club
This program is hosted by Sisterhood but open to all. Dates and book titles for this fun and interactive activity offered throughout the year will be announced.  Contact Kendal Karten, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.

Sisterhood Shabbaton
Join members of Sisterhood and our clergy for Sisterhood's annual Shabbat Retreat away from the pressures of everyday life. Participate in prayer, study, meditation and social activities with old friends and new! Watch the SHALOM and this website for details.

 

Special Programs

  1. SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION
    lnstructor: Presented by JACS (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others)
    The Jewish Board of Family and Children Services is committed to providing the highest quality mental health and social service programs to children, adults, and families and in so doing, enhances the overall strength of our community.  This program includes - DVD, an addict and parent sharing their stories and a question and answer session. - Sunday, January 5th, 12:00 pm.
  2. POSITIVELY ISRAEL - A JNF PROGRAM
    Instructor: JNF Guest Speaker
    The JNF Speakers Bureau is a unique service that brings top speakers to synagogues to share their important work. We will share a special Shabbat service and learn together insight and unparalleled perspectives on lsrael. - Friday, January 10th.
  3. USING JEWISH SOCIAL MEDIA
    Instructor: Rabbi Laurence Malinger
    Social media, in so many ways, is an amazing thing. For all the garbage that
    gets thrown at it, its powers are almost unrivaled compared to any other tool on the internet. Come and learn about Jewish social media tools and how you can become connected to the current Jewish world and many more opportunities for active Jewish engagement. Wednesday, January 22nd - 7:30 pm
  4. A TREASURE FOR OUR CHILDREN: JEWISH MEMORIES
    lnstructor: Susan Miller, Executive VP and Educator
    All of us have a myriad of memories of ourselves, our families and our friends'. 
    This class will help guide you in organizing your stories, photos, etc. into your autobiography - in the format of your choice - that will be a treasure for your family for generations to come - Sunday, February 2nd and 23rd.
  5. YOU KNOW MORE YIDDISH THAN YOU THINK
    Instructor: Bennett Muraskin, Noted author, columnist and Hirshborn Scholar
    Interactive Program that reveals the hundreds of Yiddish words and expressions that have entered our English vocabulary. Come a Yiddish novice, leave a Yiddish maven with a list you can share with friends and family.  Tentative - Sunday, March 2nd.
  6. 23 & ME - A GENETIC SEARCH
    Instructor: Guest Genetic Counselor and Rabbi Malinger
    23 & Me is the world's trusted source of personal genetic information. This
    program will introduce us to the world of genetic testing and the lessons to be gleaned from this information. We will discuss how the DNA information enables you to learn about potential health issues as well as learn about ancestral links throughout the world. Anyone who attends the program will be given access for FREE testing kits. - Sunday, March 9th.
  7. Torah on Tuesday Mornings (Sponsored by Sisterhood)
    Led by our rabbi, this interactive discussion group examines the entire Torah, word by word. Our studies are enhanced with additional commentary of the day with a great deal of interaction. Join us each Tuesday morning from 10:00 am - 11:00 am for lively conversation and a delicious bagel and coffee. No background required, just a willingness to learn and share ideas or just listen. Contact Rabbi Malinger,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.

Your ldeas are Always Welcome! Our Life-Long Jewish Learning program at Temple Shalom will continue to grow over the years.  Please offer your suggestions or volunteer to teach a class in an area of interest, or help sponsor a program with a donation. Contact Ed Miller sThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Rabbi Malinger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , for more information.