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P R I N C E T O N , N E W J E R S E Y Volume 102 No. 11
Chanukah is about the Macabees
defending and rededicating the
Holy Temple in Jerusalem and
Chanukah is about the miracles.
There is a debate in the Talmud Shabbat Worship Schedule
whether the miracle was the fact that Fridays - 6:30 p.m. Saturdays - 9:45 a.m.
Judah Macabee and his small army who
were so outnumbered were able to defeat Library Service
the high-powered, professionally trained Saturday, December 8 and 22 - 10:15 a.m.
army of the Syrian-Greeks or whether the
Do you believe miracle was that the small amount of oil
lasted eight nights. Whichever you believe,
Saturday, December 1 and 15 – 11:00 a.m.
in miracles? we need to remember the miracle of
Chanukah and help to connect it to our Junior Congregation
contemporary lives. Every Shabbat – 10:30 a.m.
When I hear the phrase “Do you believe in
Miracles?” I think that either someone is
One year ago, my family and I had the Mini-Minyan
watching a tape of the US Olympic Hockey Every Shabbat – 10:30 a.m.
team winning the Gold Medal at Lake Placid opportunity to be in Israel for Chanukah
in 1980 or else Chanukah is coming. Yes, and it was a great experience. In addition
to lighting candles each night with our Midweek Minyan Schedule
my friends, in just a few days Chanukah will
family and friends, and eating delicious Sun. - 8:30 a.m. Wed. - 7:00 a.m.
be with us once again and we will have an
opportunity to be with our family and Israeli Chanukah foods including delicious
friends to light the menorah and exchange sufganiyit (donuts), we had a unique
Chanukah presents. And as we do I want to Chanukah experience. Sara, the children Bat Mitzvah
suggest that we spend time discussing the
true theme of the holiday: miracles.
and I went to a program at David’s Tower
in Jerusalem where we did activities that
(Continued on page 2) Saturday, December 1
Daughter of Alan and Bunny Paley
Saturday, December 15
The first President Bush established a Emma Crain
famous “thousand points of light” program Daughter of Kevin and
to recognize special personal achievements Rebecca Crain
and contributions. I take great pleasure in
doing the same here at The Jewish Center.
Saturday, December 22
EIGHT CANDLES To make this work, I have to scale back Sarah Sasson
from a thousand points of light to eight, Daughter of Maurice and
for two reasons. First is to use a number Brigitte Sasson
Shmoneh Neyrot commensurate with Chanukah, and there-
fore I will call them candles, not points of
light. Second, while I could certainly list a
I want to attempt what I consider a com- thousand wonderful things happening at
plicated bit of journalism for me this The Jewish Center, doing so would make Shabbat Candle Lighting
month. The challenge is to simultaneously the newsletter way too long, cost too much
celebrate Chanukah, imitate another presi- for copying and postage, bust our budget, December 7 . . . . . . . .4:14 pm.
dent’s famous “thousand points of light,” and thereby possibly lead to the demise of December 14 . . . . . .4:15 p.m.
and practice the ancient Jewish B’nai our beloved synagogue. So I will stick with December 21 . . . . . .4:17 p.m.
Mitzvah tradition of making cute rhymes eight, but please know there are at least
December 28 . . . . . .4:21 p.m.
for each candle that is lit (I think that’s nine hundred and ninety two other great
mentioned somewhere in the Talmud).
(Continued on page 5)
Rabbi’s Message (continued from pg. 1) the fact that the Jewish people are alive and communal. As we recite Al HaNisim
taught us more about the challenges the today is a miracle - because God has pro- on Chanukah, we should be thankful to
Macabees faced prior to the Chanukah story tected us and helped us survive every chal- God for these miracles and I believe we
and the forces they fought against to not lenge of the past. should try to celebrate them for more than
assimilate into the Greek culture of their just eight days.
time. We spent part of the afternoon with a My favorite prayer and song that we Do you believe in miracles? I certainly do.
man dressed like a Macabee of those days recite on Chanukah helps us understand
who described challenges he and his family this. The words are Al HaNisim - We thank Chag Sameach - Happy Chanukah to you
faced trying to observe Shabbat and other You, O God, for the miraculous liberation, and your family.
important Jewish customs during those the might deliverance, and the heroic vic-
days of persecution. He told us that the tories You helped our ancestors to achieve, Rabbi Adam Feldman
inner strength that helped them face the in ancient days at this season. There are
daily challenges was also enabled them to some modern scholars who say that the Rabbi Feldman may be reached at
fight off the Syrian-Greek army when they end of this phrase should read “in ancient firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-
attacked and desecrated the Temple. He days and at this season” to help us under- 921-0100, ext. 203.
summed up his presentation by telling us stand that miracles are still possible today.
they were able to survive because God was We recite this prayer on Chanukah, Purim
on their side and because of the miracle. and Yom HaAtzmaut - the day we cele-
His presentation made me think about brate Israel’s independence as a modern
the challenges we face today as modern Jewish State. NOT ON THE TJC EMAIL
Jews living in America, and he also helped ANNOUNCEMENT LIST?
me realize that we all need to be more This year, as we celebrate the miracle of
aware of miracles happening around us. Chanukah and we celebrate 60 years of the
miracle of the modern State of Israel, I Please contact Maryann Yarin at
Some of us experience miracles on a per-
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thankful. There are others who say that other miracles in our lives - both personal
President’s Message (continued from pg. 1) Finance Committee, Finance Department, Dylan, Izzy, Jen, Julia, Max, Nate and Sayla;
points I could list if it weren’t for the dire Annual Fund Committee, Financial and the Board of Directors has even made
consequences. The reason for the cute Secretary, Endowment Program, and of a proclamation (viewable on our website)
rhymes is just for fun. So here it goes. course many, many generous congregants. in your honor. A lot has changed since I
With our budget year at the halfway mark, was a teen in our congregation and I am
The work of our Board of Directors could we can recognize already how well these amazed at what incredible leadership our
be measured by the ton, so for them I light critical aspects of our synagogue are being teens now have, and what an opportunity
candle number one. managed. The Annual Fund is doing great. they have to harness their spirit, resources
I will leave it to our Annual Fund and labor to achieve such a substantial
Yes, our Board of Directors has lived up to Committee to present specific numbers, but example of tikkun olam.
the all-star billing I have heralded since want to mention here that this committee
June. They all bring so much passion for continues to accomplish the goal of estab- For a program that deserves praise
our congregation and community, talents lishing the Annual Fund to enable us to even more, I respectfully light candle
and hard work. These forty members func- operate without Sustaining Memberships, number four.
tion as a strong team and also with great big fundraisers, and the dreaded Kol Nidre
initiative in their respective areas. So appeal. Our mortgage has been refinanced Our Yachdav program is a bright point of
much of the other candles recognized with favorable terms from the Bank of light here at The Jewish Center. This pro-
below are due to this exceptional group of Princeton. Our credit card processing fees gram coordinated by Robby Devery has
people, and in concert with our dedicated have been reduced by skillful negotiations. won a Gold Award in the National
staff. The countless hours, meetings, An official policy on remissions and collec- Solomon Schecter Competition of United
emails, and phone calls really pay off. I tions has been established. Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and
can’t say enough how much I appreciate Robby has received a proclamation by the
the opportunity to work with all of them, In recognition of a long distance mitzvah Board of Directors. But I think the real
and how fortunate we are to have this line- all the way to Biloxi, I admiringly light measure of the success of the Yachdav
up of leaders. candle number three. program is in the enrichment it provides
to so many of our students who have vary-
Like it or not, we need money to do what For a second year, Rabbi Tucker and Fran ing learning styles, and the comfort it
we do, so I economically light candle Amir have led a group of our teens to imparts the parents
number two. Biloxi, Mississippi to help rebuild following through a dedicated
Hurricane Katrina. The fact that such vol- support group, and
We are a big organization with significant unteer work is still necessary after more their joy at seeing
financial needs. Dues and tuition do not than two years since the hurricane hit their children called
nearly cover our necessary expenses. This helps demonstrate the magnitude of this to the bimah for
places tremendous responsibility on our Mitzvah. We’re proud of you Aaron, Alex, their B’nai Mitzvot.
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President’s Message (continued from pg. 2) Next month we enter the year 2008, sixty
Because its helped keep our people years since the founding of the modern TJC Presents
alive, for the language Hebrew, ani mad- State of Israel. It gratifies me that the
lik ner mispar chamesh (that’s candle
commitment of our Jewish Center clergy,
staff, and community to Israel is already so A Family
strong that the extra programs we will do
While I don’t want to sound like one of
those people lamenting how hard things
to commemorate this anniversary will be
like a turbocharger on an already high per-
forming race car. At a recent AIPAC event,
were for them in the past (like the classic
complaint of walking back and forth to Rabbi Feldman, my wife Lori and I, and
twenty others from The Jewish Center
school in the snow without shoes uphill
both ways), but again, I want to highlight heard Eli Wiesel make a highly meaningful
comment on this subject. He reminded us
Tuesday, December 11
how fortunate we are to have some great At The Jewish Center
programs to help members of all ages learn that we should not just mark the 60th
Hebrew. When I decided a number of years anniversary of the State of Israel, but also
ago that it was important to learn Hebrew the 3060th anniversary that Eretz Yisrael
has been our homeland, the place we turn
(to communicate in Israel, understand our
prayers, and teach it to my children), the to pray, the place we yearn to return (that Menorah lighting
only opportunity to do so was through pri- rhyme was unintentional).
vate lessons with my friend Edna Noiman.
It was one of my fondest accomplishments. To announce our new style that is great, 6:00 p.m.
And now, there are a number of ways we I artistically light candle number eight. Program begins
can learn, improve, or just practice Hebrew
at The Jewish Center. Edna teaches two Here’s an example of the commitment of
classes on Sunday mornings for beginners our lay leaders to perfection for The Jewish The Chanukah program
Center. When Debbie Soffen and Josh
and intermediates. And thanks to our Israeli
Zinder of our House Committee began includes:
Affairs committee we now have an impres-
sive “Hebrew in the Shul” program that investigating proper signage for our facility, • A Chinese Buffet Dinner
includes Irvit La’Kol with Nira Lavid, and they and their VP Gil Gordon decided to
speakers in Hebrew. We even have a new really do it right. They recognized that we Entertainment by the
program in the Nursery School to teach our lack an overall consistent graphic style for
four year olds a theme-based Hebrew con- our organization, and the heart of such a • QuipFire Comedy Group
versation curriculum. Mitsuyan! style starts with a proper logo. So with the of Princeton University
creative brilliance of Lara Taber of 2 Design
Since our youngest members have so Art, we have fashioned the following new
many ways to get their kicks, I playfully logo. This logo will now be used on the Cost: $12.00 per adult
light candle number six. new signage, as well as the letterhead,
cards, flyers, ads, and documents of The $8.00 per child (under 12)
Our kids have so many wonderful activi- Jewish Center. Look for it to appear soon Reservation deadline is
ties available to them at The Jewish and frequently.
Center. Gayle Wagner continues to run I am sure you can also look forward to December 5
the Joan Levin Nursery School with countless metaphors about the emblem of Questions? Call Neil Wise at TJC
warmth and nurturing. Not only do the the tree as it relates to the principles and
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For our promised land with falafel like Please make checks payable to
heaven, I Zionist-ically light candle The Jewish Center.
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an important one - that of religious sure - but it was augmented by the
freedom and religious tolerance. The glow we felt from within as we sang
root of the word Chanukah is derived together around the chanukiah. If
from the Hebrew that means “dedica- you would like a Chanukah song sheet
tion” and it is also the same root for for use at home, please call me and I
the Hebrew word for “education.” will be happy to provide it for you as
Therefore, let us all be dedicated to my Chanukah gift to you! Happy
educating ourselves and our children Chanukah, Veronica!
Cantor’s to the true meaning and spirit of
Chanukah. Melodically yours,
This year, we “beat” Christmas by two Cantor Murray E. Simon
Happy Chanukah weeks! Therefore, we can begin
Veronica! singing our delicious Chanukah ditties P.S. My new DVD, Great Cantors of
before we are inundated with the ubiq- the Golden Age, with its restored rare
uitous “holiday” music which is piped film footage of the great cantors of the
In ancient times, as in our own, victo- through our shopping malls. These past would make a wonderful
ry over the enemy was always the sig- “holiday” melodies, while very tuneful, Chanukah gift for your special some-
nal for an outburst of poetry and song. unrelentingly permeate and penetrate one. Please see me for details.
The Jewish community looked forward our psyche.
eagerly to the celebration of
Chanukah, for it was the first relief My earliest childhood recollections of
from the bleakness of the late fall and Chanukah revolved around the light-
early winter. That is why the candles ing of the candles and the singing of
of the chanukiah are so significantly a beautiful Chanukah songs. What is
part of this Festival of Lights. interesting is that most of these holi-
day songs are geared for singing in the
Chanukah is a minor holiday in our home - not the synagogue. Some of
religious calendar, but its message is the glow was from the candles to be
detail of Berlin following Germany’s sur- Readings on Conversion to Judaism
Library render. Gift of TJC Women’s Book Club in
memory of Evelyn Thurm.
Sex, God, Christmas & Jews by Gil
edited by Lawrence J. Epstein. Jews by
choice have prompted a lot of dialog with-
in Jewry and some significant selections
Mann. Intimate emails about faith and life are recorded here.
The December holi- challenges by one who managed an area of The Pentateuch and Haftorahs by J.
day season is upon America On Line about Judaism. Gift of H. Hertz. A reference copy of the Hertz
us again. We have Rabbi Annie Tucker. edition of the Bible, still preferred by
no new additions A Pictorial History of the Jews in many at our weekly Shabbat service.
specifically about the United States by Morris U. Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism
Chanukah this year although Schappes. A fascinating and surprising by Geshom G. Scholem. A detailed out-
you can find books related to the holiday “coffee table” book with over 400 pictures- line of Jewish Mysticism from its begin-
in section K336. But we are adding a and lots of words, too. nings in antiquity to its latest phase in
book that has Christmas in its title and A Field Guide to Visiting a Jewish Hasidism.
discusses it briefly-from a Jewish point of Cemetery by Joshua L. Segal. A useful Worship of the Heart: Essays on
view. The rest of the book is also quite book on understanding the ways of Jewish Jewish Prayer by Joseph B. Soloveitchik.
interesting. cemeteries and how to interpret the Ten essays by “the Rav,” the late, great
Hebrew inscriptions on tombstones. educator at the seminary of Yeshiva
Recent acquisitions: University.
Bearing False Witness published by The following books are the gift of Rabbi
CAMERA (The Committee for Accuracy in Bob Freedman: The following items are missing. If you
Middle East Reporting in America). A cri- Union Hymnal compiled and published have one of them, please return it prompt-
tique of Jimmy Carter’s Palestine: Peace by the Central Conference of American ly to the box on the Library desk.
not Apartheid. Gift of Cantor Murray Rabbis. Songs and prayers for Jewish wor- Tikkun for September-October 2007
Simon. ship, mostly in English and completely First Things for November 2007
Jews, Germans, and Allies by Atina rendered without the use of a single
Grossman. A description in unforgettable Hebrew character. 5
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We appreciate the thoughtfulness of those who Marriage of Adina Langer and Matt DeAngelis In memory of
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wherever and whenever needed, from set dreidel, a holiday craft, story time and of
Nursery News up to clean up. They are the best. It was
another successful boutique, but only
course, latke making and eating!
because of all of you. On Wednesday, December 12, Andi
Shalom! Joseph brings her musical talent to our
With that event behind us, the Nursery school and presents a Chanukah concert.
As I write this School is now ready to take on Andi is well known to our students with
message and Chanukah! Our first Shmooze Time of such songs as “There’s A Dinosaur,” “I’ve
reflect back on the year will be presented by Rabbi Got A Shabbat Feeling,” and “Put A
November, I owe Tucker and visited by members of JCW on Chicken In A Pot.” We have invited our
a giant size December 4, as we discuss Chanukah in nearby friends from Temple Beth El to
thank you, and our homes. Our celebrations begin on join us at this concert. You are welcome
my deepest appreci- December 5 with our school’s Chanukah too! That’s 10:30 a.m. on December 12.
ation, to so many of Shows. If you happen to be around, stop
you. I am referring to those who helped in for a musical treat and be entertained As the days get shorter and the nights
behind the scenes of the Gift Boutique for by our students. Our 2 1/2 and 3-4 year get longer, I wish for you many cozy
months prior to the event, those who vol- old classes will sing for us at 9:30 a.m., nights, and may the light from your
unteered the day of, those who supported followed by our 4-5 year old students at menorah shine a bright light on you
the Gift Boutique and shopped on 10:15 a.m. The celebration continues and your loved ones.
November 6, and to those who have just with an interactive olive oil press demon-
finished the last bit of paper work: I sin- stration presented by Quiver Farms on Happy Chanukah!
cerely thank you all. Our custodial staff December 11. The students will then
was amazing. They were right here during proceed to a variety of Chanukah activi- B’Shalom
the whole event willing to lend a hand ties such as cookie decorating, playing Gayle Wagner
TIME FOR NURSERY
Registration is now being accepted for
The Joan Levin Nursery School 2008-
2009 school year. Simply call the school
office (609-921-7207) or stop in to
receive an application.
We are also accepting applications for
our new class beginning in January
2008, for our youngest students, just 12-
18 months. K'Tontonim will be held on
Wednesday mornings. For more informa-
tion contact Gayle Wagner at the
Nursery School number above or at
Sundays, 8:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Featuring morning faire on Sundays when Religious School is in session. (Bagels, donuts, coffee, hot chocolate)
All proceeds to benefit TJC’s Youth Department
“Building the community, one bagel at a time”
Want to volunteer or have food to donate? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Kids Kafé Update: Shmoozing, * Collins Butler and Jeff Schneider
Noshing, Greeting, and Reading have been unflappable on set up and Thanks to all of you and to anyone we
Every Sunday break down; unintentionally omitted.
* For reliable food delivery we have Jeff
Based on brisk sales each week at the Schneider, Charlene Borsack, Jason Kay, As you can see, the Kids Kafé is a family
Kids Kafé, we can see that everyone has Mark Merkovitz, and others to thank. business, run by kids for kids-with a little
been enjoying the food and friendships * A big thank you to all those "sales help from TJC Men's Club and the Youth
on Sunday mornings. Our thanks to people" and the clean up crew: Gabriella, Department. If you and your children
everyone who has patronized the Kids Sabrina, Danielle, and Rachel Hecht; would like to work at the Kids Kafé one
Kafé each week. The profits are going Elizabeth, Samuel, Madline, and Ben week, or volunteer to pick up the food
straight to the Youth Department to Reichbart; Charlene and Erica Borsack, one early Sunday morning, please con-
fund enhancements in facilities, equip- Lauren Soffen, Sarah Sasson, Rachelle tact Neil Wise at nwise@thejewishcen-
ment, and programming. Simon and Emma Wingreen; Geri ter.org or Charlene Borsack at cbor-
Schonberger and Melissa; Jeff Savlov; firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special thanks to those who have been Tirza Wahrman and Deena, Molly , and
working so hard to make it a success: Hannah; Polly, Ben and Sophie Strauss; See you for breakfast at the Kids Kafé!
and the Schneider children, Derek, Charlene Borsack & Jason Kay
Adam and Jacob. Youth Committee Co-chairs
ISRAEL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
1st Time Appearance in Princeton
Dinner and Concert
Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 6:45 p.m.
91 University Place, Princeton, New Jersey
Join your friends at The Jewish Center for an evening of food, wine and music at McCarter Theater.
Our evening will start with a kosher reception at McCarter Theater followed by a performance by the
36-member Israel Chamber Orchestra.
Musical Program: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Prokofiev's Classical Symphony
Beethoven's Symphony #7
$90 Per Person; Includes Dinner and Premium Orchestra Seating
Seating is Limited - For more information and to purchase tickets please contact Maryann Yarin at the Jewish Center office
(609) 921-0100, ext. 201 or email@example.com
Sponsored by The Jewish Center Arts & Culture Committee,
10 The Jewish Center Israel Affairs Committee and the JCC of the Delaware Valley
Lashir, the Jewish Community Auditorium, as well as other perfor-
Choir of Princeton, will be holding mances throughout the year.
auditions for the coming year.
Welcoming its new conductor, LASHIR, which sings solely in Hebrew,
Ra’anan Shefa, the choir will be cele- Yiddish and Ladino, welcomes new
brating its 27th year of performing members. Contact Robin Wallack at
with a Gala Concert at Richardson firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-924-0330.
If you have a child in grades 3-6 who likes to sing, they will love SHEKET,
the Junior Choir of The Jewish Center.
We sing in seven languages and perform at synagogues and community events.
Contact Robin Wallack at email@example.com or 609-924-0330 for more information.
Save JEWISH CENTER WOMEN
And TJC MEN’S CLUB
Jewish Center Open
Saturday, February 9
Hopewell Valley Tennis Club
Round Robins of Mixed Doubles,
Doubles and Singles
All skill levels welcome, no
Beer, wine, soft drinks and
dinner will be served
Spectators are welcome!
• Wedding Invitations • Birth Announcements
•Bar & Bat Mitzvah Invitations
• Personalized Social & Business Stationery
Hours By Appointment • Discount Prices
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S T U D I O S
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Need A Tallis? Phone 609.924.0560
Fabulous Selection for Women and Men
& Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
Call for an appointment
Yarmulkas by Amy L.L.C.
Plus Ladies’ Head Coverings & Judaica Gifts
JEWISH CENTER Jewish Center Women
Rabbi Feldman & Rabbi Tucker
The Princeton Clergy Association
To plan ahead, here is a look at JCW Dedicate a Service of Light & Hope
Stand up against Domestic Violence
events programmed for the coming
Peace Begins At Home
* Sunday Morning Torah Study
Thursday, December 13
* Womanspace: Service of Light and
Hope - December 13 At TJC
* JCW Shabbat and Luncheon
Communities of Light
* JCW and Men’s Club Tennis Night
* Sunday Morning Torah Study
* Cooking Demonstration
February TBA Womanspace Community of Light Program
* Sunday Morning Torah Study
March 9 The project which began in 2002 by Womanspace in Mercer
* Spring Trip
April 30 County, continues to bring multiple New Jersey counties
* Spring Membership Luncheon together to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual
May 4 assault and services available to victims and survivors in their
And there will be more to come! If you
communities. Hundreds of volunteers throughout New
would like to help plan an upcoming event Jersey bring together neighborhoods, businesses faith-based
or join us at JCW, please contact me at and community organizations to illuminate the night and
609-730-8166 or firstname.lastname@example.org. send the message that peace begins at home. Families who
struggle in silence with violence in their homes will know
Anne Rutman that their community stands with them.
Chair, Jewish Center Women
Jewish Center Women
and Rabbi Feldman
Welcome you to join us for
Sunday Morning Torah Study
December 9, 9:15 a.m.
in the Bet Midrash at the Jewish Center
Rabbi Feldman will lead us in a discussion about
significant women in Jewish history.
Please rsvp to Debra Kestenbaum at 609-771-1710 or email@example.com
or Judy Kutin at 609-683-4199 or firstname.lastname@example.org
addled elderly father, a Ukrainian war bear.” The meeting will be at 7:00 p.m.
group refugee and expert on tractors, is planning
to marry a young, enormous-breasted
woman who sees his modest pension as
on Monday, December 3. For information
please contact Louise Sandburg at
her ticket to capitalist comfort. The sisters All of our books can be ordered on-line
BOOK CLUB put aside their differences, and embark on through TJC website at www.thejewish-
DECEMBER PLANS a spirited campaign to save him from boil- center.org where you can click on the
in-the-bag dinners, slovenly housekeep- Amazon link to earn a commission for the
ing, and such extravagant purchases as a synagogue. Multiple copies of our selec-
For our December meeting we will dis- broken-down Rolls-Royce. In the midst of tions are also available at Borders book-
cuss A Short History of Tractors in these machinations-which include long- store and at the Princeton Public Library
Ukrainian, a novel by Marina Lewycka. winded letters to solicitors, venomous on the “Book Club” table by the entrance.
A reviewer in The New Yorker wrote, “In gossip, and all-out spying-Lewycka For a list of previous books or other infor-
this comic first novel, two estranged sis- stealthily reveals how the depredations of mation, please contact Louise Sandburg
ters living in England discover that their the past century dictate what a family can at email@example.com.
SHARPEN YOUR PENCILS –
KOSHER KROSSWORDS HAVE ARRIVED!
28. Chanukah candelabra
Test your wits and your Jewish knowledge with this new feature in our newsletter – a 31. Mark Twain award-winning playright:
monthly crossword puzzle, with appropriate themes around Jewish holidays through the Neil ___
year. You can pick up the answers in the main office, or get them even faster by going to 33. Israeli female PM
our web site www.thejewishcenter.org. Happy puzzling! 37. Eye-patch general
38. Israeli archaeology site
39. Diary girl
40. Barbra Streisand played this Fanny
41. Chanukah: ___ of Lights
42. Fountainhead author: Ayn ___
1. Traditional Chanukah gift
2. Land of Israel
3. Antiochus was a ___ king
4. ___ Tzur: beloved Chanukah song
5. Arthur Miller wrote Death of a ___
6. Chanukah revolt took place there
7. Chanukah lasts ___ days
9. Jewish snacker
14. Chanukah toy
16. Jewish pianist: Daniel ___
17. Operation Moses - immigration of ___
18. Ancient Israeli fortress revered for
19.Mystical Israeli city
20. Statue bearing Emma Lazarus poem
22. Jewish wedding canopy
23. ___ Tov: Good morning
25. Stained windows artist, Marc
26. Chanukah month
27. Marcel Marceau's art
29. Ner tamid: synagogue’s ___ light
ACROSS: 13. Sephardic tongue 30. Assassinated Israeli PM
3. Menorah's working candle 15. Famous Chanukah family 32. Nobel winner: South African author
8. Mah nishtanah is one 19. Comedian: Jerry ___ ___ Gordimer
10. Poet/songwriter: ___ Cohen 21. Galilee resort town 34. Chanukah potato delicacies
11. Burned eight days 24. A patriarch 35. Corned beef's partner
12. Chanukah doughnuts 27. Jerusalem congratulations 36. Jewish “Father” of psychoanalysis
JEWISH CENTER WOMEN tion, etc. Please remember that if trans-
portation is needed we would be happy to
Womanspace is a non-profit agency in
Mercer County serving victims of domestic
assist. violence and sexual assault. Jewish Center
Women is proud to represent TJC as we
Another recent JCW highlight was our raise awareness of this critical social con-
first Board of Directors meeting for 2007- cern. Together with Womanspace and The
Many exciting things happened the past 2008. Our agenda was to revisit the ori- Princeton Clergy Association, we will be
couple of months and it’s only December! gins and purpose of Jewish Center Women, participating in a Service of Light and
analyze where we are today and pave the Hope at The Jewish Center on Thursday,
JCW hosted its Third Annual Wine direction for our future. Excellent ideas, December 13 at 5:45 p.m. Please join the
Tasting Party on October 20. The comments and suggestions were abundant community as we share our support by
Hopewell Valley Vineyard’s beautiful set- and we are anxious to implement many lighting a special candle - a powerful sym-
ting enhanced the delicious food, award- new dimensions to JCW. Even if you are bol of warmth, comfort and prayer for vic-
winning wine and most importantly added not a member of our board we are open to tims, survivors and their families.
to the relaxed and fun ambiance for which your input. Please contact us if you are
men and women alike enjoyed the evening. interested in joining or would like to The Jewish Center Women Shabbat ser-
Many thanks to Wendy Richmond and become more involved .... we welcome you! vice will be on January 12, 9:45 a.m. Please
Lauren Pechter for coordinating this suc- mark you calendars for this very special ser-
cessful event. Wine, cheese and chatter are always the vice. Planning has been underway for quite
best ingredients for a Girls Night Out and some time and we anticipate this to be a
The JCW Sunday Morning Torah Studies that is what we had on November 14. To wonderful, spiritual and extremely memo-
began on October 28 with Rabbi Tucker complement that, Steven Serradillo, a pro- rable service, followed by a Kiddush lun-
leading such an inspirational introduction fessional organizer with the company Clear cheon. We hope you will join us.
to Pirkei Avot, Ethics of the Sages, devoted Your Space, shared his tips and solutions
to the ethical and moral statements com- on tackling that persistent problem of clut- For more information on becoming a
posed by the rabbis. Todah rabbah to ter. Our intimate setting allowed questions part of our extraordinary group of women,
Naomi Perlman for graciously opening her and answers relating to everything from please contact me at 609-730-8166 or jrski-
home and making this intriguing discus- everyday home organization to estate set- firstname.lastname@example.org.
sion so interesting and valuable. Please tling and paper management. Look for
join Rabbi Feldman for our next session on Steven’s tips on organizing a kosher B’Shalom,
Sunday, December 9 at 9:15 a.m. See this kitchen in the January newsletter. Anne Rutman
newsletter for more info on content, loca-
Chair, Jewish Center Women
A NOTE OF THANKS
FROM HATTIE GRIFFIN
Jewish Center Women
as we celebrate Shabbat I want to thank you for your donations
to my medical fund. It has been a big
help to me in paying my ongoing med-
Saturday, January 12, 2008 ical bills. Your generosity is greatly
5 Shevat 5768
When I worked in the Nursery School,
Services at 9:45 in the morning Joan always talked about thinking about
others and giving tzedakah. I can see
that the message was heeded.
Kiddush luncheon I have very wonderful memories of my
teaching time at the Nursery School
following services and how we were all one big family. I
The Jewish Center, Princeton, NJ think of you and your children very
often. Thank you for thinking of me.
Thank you God Sincerely,
for having made me a woman...
WELCOME the years progressed, more and more peo- My vision is to see TJC become a leader in
ple from many synagogues in the area its youth programs and to involve the
GREETINGS participated in the fun. Last year, we had Jewish community in more synagogue
over 600 people celebrating Purim with activities. Since being here, I have met
FROM us at AJ. many congregants and board members. I
NEIL WISE hope that I can meet most of the congre-
In my youth, I was a regional Vice gants and convince them to participate in
Shalom! President of USY, a chapter president of new and exciting programs.
USY, I traveled to Poland and Israel with
I’m Neil Wise, and am the newest mem- USY, and I have been a staff member on In my column in the January newsletter
ber of the TJC professional staff. Let me tell USY on Wheels. My experience at USY has I’ll describe my plans for programming
you a little about myself. I was the Director lived on with me for all these years. I still for other segments of our congregation.
of Programs and Youth at Adath Jeshurun have contact with the other members of Meanwhile, I look forward to meeting
(AJ) of Elkins Park, PA for the last five USY who I knew back then. I found my you, and I hope to see each of you at the
years. Prior to that I taught in the religious USY experience so satisfying in my life congregational Chanukah celebration on
school and was a youth group advisor. that I want to share that feeling with the Tuesday evening, December 11.
During my tenure our USY group won children of TJC.
many awards and many of our members
went on to become leaders in the USY
My objectives for TJC’s youth program-
ming are as follows:
* Energize and grow the youth program
Another of my responsibilities at AJ was
to create programs for the congregation.
* Increase the participation of our youth
in our programs
* Create new and exciting programs
These included a Rocking Shabbat, special
congregational-wide Havdalah programs, for TJC The Jewish Center Blood Drive will be
and holiday programs. I was especially * Infuse the synagogue with new energy on Sunday, December 9 from 8:30 a.m.
until 2:00 p.m. Volunteer blood dona-
known for the AJ Purim extravaganza. As
tions are used to save the lives of pre-
mature infants, cancer patients, acci-
through May. We provide the coffee/tea dent victims and others with life-threat-
and cookies. Feel free to invite others to ening diseases. It’s a mitzvah to donate
the lectures. [Note that lectures are on blood!
Wednesdays this year.]
5768•2007-08 Sign-ups for the blood drive can be
done via email or phone call, and walk-
Mark Your Calendars for ins are always welcome.
Blood donors must be 17 or older,
Princeton December 19 - Jackie Meisel, congre- weigh at least 110 pounds and be in
scholars gant and art historian to speak on Early
20th Century Jewish Artists in Paris.
generally good health. Individuals with
high blood pressure or diabetes can
donate as long as their conditions are
THE JESS EPSTEIN January 16 - Stephen Solomon, con- under control. Most medications are
LUNCH - AND - LEARN gregant and director of graduate studies also acceptable. If you are not sure if
in the Department of Journalism at you can donate, please stop by the
WITH drive or email to the address below.
NYU, to speak on his new book:
PRINCETON SCHOLARS SERIES Ellery’s Protest: How One Young
Noon to 1:20 p.m. Man Defied Tradition and Sparked The drive is open to the entire com-
2007-08 Speakers the Battle Over School Prayer. The munity. Before coming to the drive,
book explores the landmark 1963 case donors should eat and drink well.
The 2007/08 - 5768 year of lectures con- Bring some form of identification to the
tinue the vision of Marian Epstein and (Abington School District v. Schempp)
David Atkins to access the superior schol- in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled
arship in our community by inviting to that state-sponsored prayer and Bible Please take advantage of this conve-
The Jewish Center academicians, artists, reading in the public schools violated nient opportunity to perform this
writers, politicians, economists, and many the First Amendment. important mitzvah and community ser-
others to share their depth of understand- vice.
ing of their field of inquiry. If you have any questions or comments,
Lectures are held in the social hall pre- please let us know via email to Ronni To sign up and for questions, contact
ceded by a “bag lunch.” Bring a dairy or Ticker at email@example.com or Lynne Ross at 609-439-6834 or
pareve lunch at noon on the third Bob Garber at firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com.
Wednesday of the month from October
Bikur Cholim TASK
“Acts of kindness are among *bringing meals
those things that have no lim- *visiting people in the hospitals
and in the senior care facilities
its.” Mishnah Peah 1 One memorable and rewarding
*organizing a blood drive
day recently a group of volun-
The Bikur Cholim Committee pro- *doing errands teers from The Jewish Center
vides a variety of functions which helped served lunch to 422 needy
help our Jewish Center family in We ask that if you or a family mem- people! The satisfied diners,
need. We are comprised of a group ber are hospitalized anywhere that including some of the working
of people ready to assist when a fel- you call The Jewish Center office poor, were at the Trenton Area
low congregant requires help due to and let us know. Helen Schlaffer Soup Kitchen for a nutritious
an illness or disability. The kinds of will then notify Alison and Margie,
lunch. You and other volunteers
things we've done for one another are needed to staff the cafeteria
Co-chairs of the Bikur Cholim
in the past and are planning for the line. Could you help? Join a
Committee, and an email will go to group from TJC that carpools to
future are: the entire committee asking for vol- the Soup Kitchen once a month.
unteers to make a hospital visit or For more information, contact
*sending get well cards to do whatever may be helpful. Eileen Garber at 609-683-1037 or
congregants at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*driving people to and from hospi- Please call Alison Politziner, (609)
tal procedures 924-3066, or Margie Atwater, (732)
*picking up medicine from the
398-9761, for more information.
Did you know that there is a
Yiddish READING group
The Jewish Center on
at 1:30 p.m.?
Call Sandie Rabinowitz
The Jewish Center Welcomes
Magen David Adom (MDA) - the Red Star of David -
recognized by the State of Israel
as its only first aid and disaster relief organization
which operates according to the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
As we celebrate Hanukah, it is important to remember that Israel still fights for freedom from terror
every day. The Israel Affairs and Social Concerns committees of The Jewish Center in Princeton
invite you for an evening discussion with representatives from MDA to learn about the crisis in
towns like Sderot that continue to suffer from terrorist attacks and what groups like MDA have been
doing to support local residents.
Hear about the important work of
Magen David Adom in Israel
Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 8:00 p.m.
The Jewish Center
435 Nassau Street, Princeton, New Jersey
Open to the Community - Funds Will Not be Solicited
No Cost to Attend - Please R.S.V.P. to email@example.com
reetings to Rabbi El
Sp ecial Birthday G kins
The entire Jewish Center congregation and staff extend heartiest congratulations to
Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, our Rabbi Emeritus,
on the occasion of his 70th birthday on December 7.
We hope Rabbi Elkins continues for many more years of devoted service and scholarship,
and that he enjoys decades more of good health and good times with his wife Maxine
and their children and grandchildren. Mazel Tov!
to adopt Greek melted back into the countryside. His suc-
customs and cesses attracted more supporters, several
worship. hundred men at arms. The Jews had a clear
advantage in morale, for their “people’s mili-
As with so tia” was composed of “sons of the country
many revolu- fighting on their own soil, for their own peo-
tions, the ple, and prepared to die for their religious
Maccabean beliefs and freedom.”
Chanukah is almost here. There is no better from a spontaneous act of resistance. In the Judah Maccabee had proved that a small and
time to celebrate both freedom and indepen- foothills village of Modin, the Seleucid army weak people could fight successfully against a
dence than the holiday of Chanukah. set up an altar, and ordered the local Jewish mighty army and that spirit can be mightier
priest, Mattathias, to sacrifice a pig and eat it. than numbers. The Maccabees led the first
Chanukah celebrates the Jewish war for He refused, as did his five sons. war ever fought for religious freedom and
independence in the second century B.C. The eventually the Maccabees would establish for
heroes of Chanukah are the Maccabees, a So began the war, as Mattathias and his sons the first time in 450 years an independent
group of freedom fighters who fought to pre- headed for the Judean hills, to launch a state and a new dynasty of Jewish kings the
serve Jewish religious identity and freedom guerilla war. They spent their first year in the Hasmoneans.
amid the oppressive, state-mandated idolatry hills accumulating about 200 supporters, of
of the Greeks, who ruled Jerusalem at that whom about 50 were able-bodied men. They The world has sometimes forgotten that
time. While the Greeks didn’t force us from had no military training. No independent Jews are great warriors. Yet the Chanukah
our land, we were still very much in exile Jewish army had fought since the Babylon light - that burning passion for freedom and
under their rule. They tried to banish our had destroyed the Judean kingdom four cen- independence - shone in the Warsaw Ghetto
spiritual core. turies before. Their only weapons were farm- Revolt in 1943. It shone in 1948 when tiny
ing tools and whatever simple weapons they Israel defeated the invading armies of Syria,
The Maccabean Revolt began in 167 B.C. could construct, such as maces or slings. Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt - who had,
Alexander the Great’s empire had broken into During this first year, Mattathias died, desig- like Antiochus, announced plans to extermi-
several parts, and Israel was under the con- nating his middle son Judah as his successor. nate the Jews. The Chanukah light shone in
trol of the Seleucid Empire, based in Syria. the Six Day War. And it shines today, as tiny
Israel had lived peacefully under the Persian Judah constructed a superb intelligence net- Israel continues to defeat terrorists.
Empire and under the Ptolemic empire (of work. He knew that his little band could not
Egypt), both of which tolerated Judaism; but defeat the Seleucids in a fixed battle, but with
the Seleucid Emperor Antiochus Epiphanes the support of the people in the hills and vil-
was a bigoted Hellenizer, who attempted to lages, he staged increasingly daring night-
force the Jews to abandon their religion and time raids on the Seleucid outposts, and then
To Adeenah and Steve Yeger on the birth
of their granddaughter Brianna Rose,
daughter of Meira and Robert McKeever.
To Aaron Sporn and his family on the loss
of his mother Eunice Sporn.
To Virginia Tesser and her family on the
loss of her father Walter Wilkes.
To Deborah Marinsky and her family on
the loss of her mother Ruth Marinsky.
To Brian Zecher and his family on the
loss of his mother Dorothy Zecher.
MAKES A GREAT CHANUKAH PRESENT!
Come to SHUL!
Jr. Congregation - Heh L. T.
Jr. Congregation - Dal E 2
Jr. Congregation - Gim E 2
December 22 & 29
Services in Main Sanctuary
Look for upcoming infor-
mation about the new
Family Service, beginning in
January on the fourth
Shabbat of each month!
Please see Cantor Simon for details
Todah rabbah to Jennifer and
Rosh Hodesh: It’s a GirlThing!
Jeremy Black for sponsoring
Kiddush at Tot Shabbat in
honor of their daughter 8th Grade Group
Shira's fifth birthday. 2007-2008 Calendar
If you would like to sponsor a
All meetings will take place from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Kiddush at any of the At The Jewish Center
Children's Shabbat Services, Thursday, December 13 Tuesday, April 8
please contact Ellen Pristach Tuesday, January 8 Monday, May 5
at EBPecteach@aol.com for Thursday, February 7 Wednesday, June 4
Sunday, March 9
ANNUAL FUND UPDATE 48.33%. We have collected 70% of the
amount pledged, putting us way ahead of
Lew and Lynn Coopersmith
last year in collections.
The Annual Fund is Counting Paul and Kiu Ling Deutsch
on You - Thanks to all of you who have helped us Joan Efron
come this far. While we still have a way to Marion Epstein
Have You Been Counted? go, we’re confident that we can count on
the congregation to come through. Craig and Denise Feder
Last year was the first for the Annual Lillian Fishbein
Fund. We counted on the congregation As the calendar year comes to a close, if
responding to a new way of raising funds, a Martha Friedman and Harold Heft
you have not yet contributed and are ready
way designed to change the culture of giv- to do so, please e-mail your pledge to Nancy Jonathan and Beth Frieder
ing at The Jewish Center. No more Kol Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Seymour and Dorothy Friedman
Nidre Appeal, no more taxing those attend- Remember, the giving levels are:
ing social events, and no more special Gilda Gildenberg
appeals for this or that. Irvin and Beverly Glassman
Annual Fund Gift Contributions
Rob and Ruth Goldston
In the past, a maximum of 40% of the Giborim - Heroes $5,400 and above
congregation contributed to all of TJC’s Rachel Grossman
Amudim - Pillars $3,600 and above Kevin and Lisa Heller
annual fundraising efforts. Last year, when
all the counting was done, 47% of the con- Shomrim - Guardians $1,800 and above William and Ellen Hirsch Hartman
gregation contributed over $287,000. It Bonim - Builders $900 and above
exceeded all the Annual Fund Committee’s Robert Karp and Linda Oppenheim
expectations. However good that participa- Tormim - Supporters $500 and above Martha Kingsley
tion was, 47% is a long way from 100% Haverim - Friends $180 - $500 Ruth Klein
and still not even a majority of the congre-
Elliot and Lily Krauss
gation. Please Support The Jewish Center of Our
Lives! We’re counting on you! Marty and Ann Kugel
As we entered 2007-08, we set some Brad and Barbara Lawrence
ambitious goals. We counted on the Todah Rabbah, Amy Lebowitz
momentum of last year carrying over into
the second year of the Annual Fund. Six Martha Liebman
The Annual Fund Committee
months into the campaign, we’re pleased Walt Meyer, Co-chair Albert and Marilyn Medwin
to say that congregants are standing up Bruce Hecht, Co-Chair Arthur and Arlene Miller
and being counted, and we’re on our way Stu Axelrod
toward achieving those goals. Jay and Darlene Paszamant
Irene Goldfarb David and Alison Politziner
Here’s what the Annual Fund is counting Nancy Lewis Allen and Rhona Porter
on achieving: the Board of Directors predi- Mark Merkovitz
cated the Center’s 2007-08 budget on the Robert and Julie Ramirez
Annual Fund raising $300,000, a 4.3% Arlene Opatut Keith and Andrea Richey
increase over last year. While 4.3% may Jerry Neumann Igor and Wendy Roitburg
seem modest, remember last year was our Marissa Treu
best fundraising year by 43% over our pre- Lynne Ross
vious best. Bob Weber Jan and Lois Safer
Meyer and Lynn Joy Sapoff
While our overall goal is still to have
100% of the congregation contribute Jeffrey and Evelyn Sasmor
Congregants who have been counted
something to the Annual Fund, being real- between October 4 and November 14: Martin and Lina-Ann Shane
istic we know that cannot happen. Douglas and Marcie Shavel
Financial circumstances will prevent that.
However, we are still counting on having Eyal and Hillit Alfi Jane Silverman
the vast majority of the congregation par- Joan Alpert Kenneth and Hillary Silverstein
ticipate. We want last year’s 47% to be just Assaf and Francine Amir Alan and Audrey Straus
a fleeting memory.
Anonymous Kenneth and Audrey Thompson
So, how are we doing? Roger and Ann Behar Kimberly Vine
Joel and Betsy Bernstein Myra and Irv Weiner
As of November 14, 100% of the Board of
Directors has contributed/pledged. In addi- Arthur and Lauren Blick Harlan and Sally Weisman
tion, 348 congregant units and two non- Paul and Carole Braun Thomas and Stephanie Will
congregants have contributed/pledged. Moshe Budmor Warren and Anna Willingham
That brings the congregant participation to
Bruce and Sue Carnegie Ross and Lesley Wishnick 9
Come sing along
A night of Israeli Music
With Shabbi Katzir
Saturday December 15 at 8:00 p.m.
at The Jewish Center.
$10 admission charge
For more information call Gila Levin at The Jewish Center (609-921-0100 ext. 208)
NEED TO TALK ABOUT
11th/12th Grade THE PRICE OF PRIVILEGE?
Programming Tuesday, December 11, 2007
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Come join us for TJC’s monthly gath-
ering of 11th/12th grade students. Jewish Family & Children’s Service
Keep your eyes out for Evite invitations 707 Alexander Road, Suite 102, Princeton
to our programming and please contact
Rabbi Tucker, atucker@thejewishcen- Madeline Levine started the discussion.
ter.org, (609) 921-0100 x213 with any Linda Meisel, executive director of JFCS, will continue the conversation.
questions or to join our email list.
Hope to see you soon! This is an opportunity for parents to participate in a facilitated follow-up discussion
to the November 4 program that was held at Congregation Beth Chaim.
Wednesday, December 5 8:15 p.m.
Chanukkah Party at Rabbi Tucker’s No Fee - Please RSVP by Thursday, December 6
to Debra Levenstein (609-243-0390) or email@example.com
Friday, January 25 6:30 p.m.
Shabbat Services / Dinner at Center
For Jewish Life (Princeton University)
Thursday, February 21 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 13 7:00 p.m.
Movie Night: For Your Consideration
at Rabbi Tucker’s
Wednesday, April 9 8:15 p.m.
Sunday, May 18 5:00 p.m.
Senior Sendoff / End of Year BBQ
WELCOME In synagogue we recite the Mah Tovu
prayer. It is from Numbers 24:5 and is
excellent book by Ron Wolfson titled The
Spirituality of Welcoming: How to
WELCOME translated as “How good are your tents
(people of) Jacob, your prayer houses
Transform Your Congregation into a
Sacred Community, a guide for helping
Israel.” This prayer was chosen because of synagogues feel warm, welcoming, and
WELCOME the connection between our tents, the
original places of prayer, and our syna-
supportive to all. We are beginning to
implement new practices and will con-
to The JEWISH CENTER gogues of today. We need to think of our tinue to do so in the months to come.
synagogue as the tents of old; a gathering
place which offers people protection from You may see and feel the difference as you
Most of us belong to a synagogue to find external elements, a safe place where one enter our buildings. Each of us can help
meaning and wholeness in our lives. We can enter easily and feel a comfortable create our sacred community by welcom-
are all hoping to find others who will pro- sense of belonging, a place to feel at home. ing others with open arms and by sharing
vide us with the support and inspiration to our unique selves with one another. It is
proceed on our Jewish journey. The Torah We are fortunate at The Jewish Center said that all of us were present and needed
teaches us about Abraham and Sarah’s that our congregation is made up of a at Sinai in order to receive the Torah and
eagerness to perform the mitzvah of diverse group of individuals, each on his or that we are partners with God in enhanc-
hachnasat orchim. They welcomed guests her unique Jewish path. Our different ing and completing our world. Our collec-
into their tent with open arms, embodying backgrounds, stories, interests, and talents tive energy can make a tremendous differ-
values that were to become an essential are what add to the richness and flavor of ence in how it feels to be part of The
part of our tradition. The Talmud tells us our congregation. We all have so much to Jewish Center. Please feel free to share
that welcoming strangers is a greater mitz- learn from and share with one another your own insights and suggestions for
vah than welcoming the Shechinah, God’s when it comes to creating a sense of mean- ways to continue this important endeavor.
presence. We are asked to be a nation of ing and wholeness in our community. You can contact our Welcoming Practices
holy people, to help bring peace and whole- Coordinator, Lori Simon, at
ness to the world, and to reach out to the We have been working hard at The LoL05@aol.com or 609- 731-6497 or our
orphan, widow, and stranger. We all have Jewish Center to create a warm, welcom- President, Michael Feldstein at mfeld-
the opportunity to fulfill these mitzvot ing, and inclusive environment for all. firstname.lastname@example.org.
right here in our own congregation. One inspiration for our efforts is the
Upcoming Teen/USY Programs
WHEN YOUR KIDS Teen Shabbat
INTERMARRY Saturday, December 1
Services at 9:45 a.m.,
Join other grandparents as we discuss
complex issues related to intercultural/ followed by a lunch for teens and their families.
interfaith family relationships. Explore
how to share your cultural or religious Teen Lounge Night
identity with your son- or daughter-in- December 2
law, their family and your grandchildren
in ways that promote mutual respect 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
and positive communication. At the TJC Youth Lounge
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Alphabet Soup Books
USY Chanukah Party
Lawrenceville Shopping Center Friday, December 7
2495 US Route 1, Lawrenceville At Adath Israel Lawrenceville
No fee Cost: $10 per person
Please RSVP by Thursday November 29
To Debra H. Levenstein 609-243-0390 or USY International Convention, Anaheim CA.
email@example.com December 23-30
A Family Life Education Program
For more information on youth programs call
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Neil Wise at 609-921-0100
Greater Mercer County or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Full “Menu” of
at The Jewish Center
Journey through Shabbat Morning
Adult Education with Rabbi Annie Tucker
Second Shabbat of every month from December-May
(no class in November) 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Join members of The Jewish Center community for an inti-
Talmud in the Afternoon mate Shabbat morning study experience. Designed to provide
with Rabbi David Wolf Silverman opportunities for exploration and conversation in an informal
setting, the Journey program will combine learning and dis-
Shabbat Afternoons from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. cussion aimed at increasing participants’ understanding of the
December 1 and 15. structure, themes, and liturgy of Shabbat morning. Whether
you've been coming to synagogue for years or are new to
Explore Jewish law and Rabbinic literature responsible for Shabbat, we hope that the Journey program will provide a
shaping Judaism as it is today through selections from the space to look at issues of meaning in Jewish prayer as well as
Talmud, Midrash and Codes (using English translations). to create a kehillah kedosha - a holy community - in which to
Ethical and political issues will be thoroughly examined in study and dialogue together. If you have any questions or
this fully participatory offering. would like further information, please contact Rabbi Tucker at
609-921-0100 x213 or email@example.com.
Hebrew at The Jewish Center
Hebrew on Sundays - Ivrit b'Yom Rishon Creating a Jewish Home: Chanukkah
with Edna Noiman with Rabbi Annie Tucker
Sunday morning classes will follow the Religious December 4
School calendar. 9:15 a.m.
Beginning Hebrew - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
One of Judaism's most enduring values is the importance
Intermediate Hebrew - 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. of the Jewish home in fostering family life and the celebra-
tion of Jewish holidays and rituals. Come review the basics
Learning Hebrew is not just for kids! Remember what you
of Chanukkah, learn about its history and customs, and share
learned all those years ago or start from the beginning!
personal family traditions and ideas about how to make this
Beginning Hebrew is for those who can read the letters and
time of year meaningful and memorable. Designed for fami-
want to learn contemporary Hebrew. Intermediate is for those
lies with young children, although all are welcome!
who have studied in TJC's adult Hebrew classes or who have
previous knowledge of Hebrew vocabulary and grammar.
Tichon students are welcome. Tuition is $118 per semester.
Shabbat Bible BaBoker (Bible in the Morning)
with Rabbi Annie Tucker
Every Shabbat morning from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.
Freedom and Independence in
Contemporary Israeli Literature Come join our weekly Shabbat morning discussion of
with Edna Noiman Parashat HaShavua (the weekly Torah portion). Filled
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. with lively exploration and debate of the Torah's many
wonderful (and often challenging) stories and themes,
Modern Hebrew literature is far from homogeneous. The our Bible BaBoker group has been meeting for a year
boom in contemporary Israeli fiction and poetry reflects the and always welcomes new participants regardless of
complex issues of Israeli culture. In this three-part course we background. Study with us every week or whenever you
will explore the ways prominent Israeli authors and poets can make it! We look forward to learning together.
examine the questions troubling the Israeli. In each session
we will read translated short stories, excerpts, and poems that
will enable us to discuss these questions. Weekday “Bible BaBoker (Bible in the Morning)
December 6: Demystifying the Sabra (7:30 p.m.) in the Afternoon”
Through the writings of S. Yizhar, Amos Oz, and A.B. with Rabbi Annie Tucker
Yehoshua we will see how the Sabra faces moral and social December 11 - 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
issues resulting from life in Israel.
December 13: The Place of Faith (7:30 p.m.) Like its Shabbat morning counterpart (see above for
Through the poems and short stories of Yehuda Amichai we more information), this class provides an opportunity to
will discuss the role Faith plays in the life of the Israeli. study the many wonderful and challenging texts of
Contact Edna Noiman at 609-716-1164 or edna_bryn@hot- Parashat HaShavua (the weekly Torah portion) in a com-
mail.com if you have any questions. fortable and engaging environment.
The Jess Epstein Lunch and Commemorate a
Learn with Princeton Simcha or Honor a
Scholars Series Loved One with
Third Wednesday of each month
Noon to 1:20 p.m. Siddurim Purchases
Wednesday, December 19
Thanks to our ever-growing Shabbat service attendance, we
Jackie Meisel - Art Historian recently purchased fifty new Siddur Hadash siddurim. This is a
"Early 20th Century Jewish Artists in wonderful opportunity to have one or more siddurim inscribed
with a bookplate noting your donation of the siddur in honor of
Details on speakers for the remainder of or in memory of anyone you choose. The cost is $25 per siddur
the year to follow in the Winter/Spring
Adult Education brochure. and we especially welcome donations of multiple siddurim.
Please contact Gil Gordon firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Introduction to Judaism
Taught by members of the
Mercer County Board of Rabbis Reunite with Your Lost Gloves, Glasses, Sweaters, Etc.
Tuesday evenings at The Jewish
Center The lost-and-found boxes in the main
October 16 through February 5 office and the school office are over-
(no class December 25 and flowing; some of the items have been
January 1) there for months. If you’re looking for
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. wayward belongings please check in
This course, which is open to the both offices next time you’re at TJC -
entire community, is for those who anything remaining after December 12
want to learn on a beginner's level
and for those who want a refresher will be discarded, or donated if possible.
course on Judaism. All are welcome.
New No-Parking Signs for Our Safety
No background necessary. The $100
fee for the course covers tuition for
you and a significant other (spouse,
friend, partner, or sibling, for exam-
ple). There is an additional cost for You will notice
textbooks. Please contact Rabbi some new no-park-
Jeremy Master by September 27 at
609-799-9401 to register. ing signs posted in
our parking lot and driveways. These have been added so the
Sunday Morning Torah entry and exit drives, as well as the corners of the parking lots,
Study (Sponsored by Jewish are kept free of cars so that emergency vehicles can get into and
Center Women) with Rabbi out of our property if needed. Also, we have posted the signs in
Adam Feldman and areas where parked cars would be in the path of traffic and sub-
Rabbi Annie Tucker ject to fender-benders.
December 9 at 9:15 a.m.
Please also keep in mind that the curb areas on both sides of our
New to Our Jewish exit driveway are no-parking zones. This was done so vehicles exit-
Center Family ing our driveway will have a clear view of oncoming traffic. The
Princeton Boro police department has begun ticketing in this area
Edward Eigen and Deborah Lewittes and
so please avoid this area to spare your fenders and your checkbook.
their son, Leo (6 months). 84 Clover Lane, Please observe these and any future signs, as well as painted yel-
Princeton. low “zebra stripe” lines, for our collective safety.
Raphael Zwijnenberg. 1 Milkhouse Lane,
Religious um, interestingly named Yankie Stadium
for a local resident. We met volunteers
program on caring for animals, they have
turned tzar ba'alei hayyim, care and com-
School news from all over, who came to build houses,
cook and serve meals, counsel residents
passion for animals, into an exciting year-
long project involving weekly tzedakah
and provide whatever services are needed. collections and discussions.
As the Chanukah season approaches, the Our students spent two days painting the
Chanukia and themes of light become a common rooms of the Salvation Army These youngsters have all taken on the
central focus in Jewish homes. We read facility in cheery colors to make the vol- commitment to make a difference in the
the story of how the Temple was unteers’ surroundings more pleasant. As lives of others - people (and animals) they
destroyed, that there was no oil for the was the custom among the volunteers, we do not even know. As the school year pro-
Menorah, and of how miraculously a few were invited to design a section of an inte- gresses, I will be reporting on more gimi-
drops of oil were found to keep the rior wall with our handprints. One of the lut hassidim and tikkun olam activities
Menorah lit for eight days until a new sup- students immediately came up with the and projects that our students are
ply of oil could be made. idea of using chamsas (an upside down engaged in. According to Maimonides,
hand) instead of handprints, since they the highest level of tzedakah is to give
I like to think of light in another way, as are a symbol of luck in Judaism. So, anonymously with neither party knowing
more than just a physical phenomenon, among a sea of handprints in Yankie who gave or who received. Whether in
but rather as a metaphor for goodness and Stadium there is now a section of cham- Biloxi, McCaffery’s or the Tzahov room,
giving. In Isaiah, 44:6, the Jewish people sas from The Jewish Center, each decorat- our students at The Jewish Center have
are told to be or la-goyim (“a light unto ed by one of our students. done just that. This Chanukah let us all
the nations”). This implies that by follow- do something special to be “a light unto
ing God's mitzvot, they would become We were also excited to renew friend- the nations.”
leaders and guiding lights in the world. ships with the members of the Beth Israel
Congregation. We shared Shabbat services Chag Sameach Chanukah,
In the past few weeks, many of the stu- and dinner with them and it was interest-
dents in our Religious School have ing to hear how they are coming along
become those guiding lights. Rabbi Fran Amir
with plans for their new synagogue. As
Tucker and I were privileged to accompa- happened last year, our students were wel-
ny nine students from our Siyyum Tichon comed, praised and blessed wherever they
class (Nathaniel Costin, Alex Kasdin, Izzy December Dates to Save:
went. They worked hard and gave tireless-
Kasdin, Dylan Klein-Denk, Jen ly of themselves both in spirit and physical
Morgenstern, Max Sechzer, Julia work In performing the mitzvah of Tuesday - Thursday, December 4-6
Seidenstein, Sayla Tenenbaum and Aaron tikkun olam, repairing the world, they TJC Chanukia Lighting at 5:45 p.m.
Wishnick) to Biloxi, Mississippi on a com- were true “lights unto the nation.”
munity service trip to volunteer in the Thursday, December 6
Katrina recovery effort. In another November activity, the Zayin Zayin classes visit seniors for Chanukah
values class took a field trip to McCaffery’s
Biloxi has changed a great deal since our to shop for kosher Thanksgiving meals for
visit last year; enormous progress has Tuesday, December 11
needy families in our community that will
been made. Gone is the visible destruc- TJC Chanukia Lighting at 5:45 p.m.
be donated through Jewish Family and
tion. Gone are the blue tarps covering Children’s Service. The students brought TJC Chanukah party at 6:00 p.m.
countless roofless homes visible from the tzedakah to spend, and combed the aisles
airplane windows. Gone are destroyed to find kosher fixings for Thanksgiving Sunday, December 16
buildings, rubble and crumpled business meals so that several families will each Biloxi Plus: Eleventh grade
signs. Gone is the makeshift airport. The receive a bag of holiday groceries and a reunion party
landscape along the beachfront is now one turkey. The outing was the culmination of
of occasional high rise hotels, apartments a values unit that included lessons on
and casinos with empty lots scattered Thursday, December 20
hunger in the world and our community, Last day of Religious School before break
among them. There are many houses, kashrut and gimmilut hassidim (acts of
built on stilts and raised foundations that kindness). As the students roamed the
make them easily recognizable as new. aisles, several shoppers noticed them and Wednesday, January 2
The airport is completely redone and fully asked who they were and what they were Religious School resumes
operational. There are new shopping cen- doing. Again, they were praised and
ters with stores, restaurants and other looked upon as role models for other
businesses that are providing jobs as well teens. You can see photos of the Biloxi
as services to the community. The clean- and McCaffery’s trips elsewhere in this
up is basically finished and the rebuilding newsletter.
is now in progress.
Our Bet students have also been
We spent our time working at a engaged in a wonderful project involving
Salvation Army facility that can house and tzedakah for the care of animals. Using
feed almost 200 volunteers at a time. It is the concepts learned in the FLAMES
a converted high school football stadi-
Kosher Food Donations
Zayin Students Stock Up at McCaffrey's for Kosher Food Donations
TJC and Biloxi - Perfect Together (Again!)