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36 Chatham Rd
Summit, NJ 07901

January 2019

Shabbat in Harmony with HIAS

January 11, 2019 , 7:30 pm
Congregation Beth HaTikvah, 36 Chatham Rd
Summit, NJ 07901
Free

Join Temple Sinai and Congregation Beth HaTikvah to hear from Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS. Mr. Hetfield will discuss the significant changes in U.S. immigration policy that include the banning of immigrants from entire countries, new limitations on granting asylum, and family separation. In this new climate, what are our Jewish moral responsibilities to refugees and asylum seekers? Mr. Hetfield will propose a Jewish response anchored in Jewish law and Jewish history. An expert in refugee and immigration…

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September 2019

Talmud Study in English

September 11, 2019 , 7:00 pm
Congregation Beth HaTikvah, 36 Chatham Rd
Summit, NJ 07901
Free

Join us as we puzzle out the Rabbis' intended meanings, the historical context, and contemporary applications for this fundamental and abundantly rewarding work. No prior familiarity with Talmud required. We meet twice a month.

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Belonging and Separating, From Spinoza to Kaplan

September 14, 2019 , 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Congregation Beth HaTikvah, 36 Chatham Rd
Summit, NJ 07901

What does it mean to belong to a Jewish community and what happens when the community rejects the Jew or the Jew rejects the community? With Jeremy Garber, we will ponder these questions by examining the expulsion of Spinoza and Kaplan from their Jewish communities as well as the "voluntary" departure of Benjamin Disraeli from his.

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Cafe Q – A Get-Together for LGBTQ Youth

September 15, 2019 , 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Congregation Beth HaTikvah, 36 Chatham Rd
Summit, NJ 07901

Café Q, a meeting place for LGBTQ middle and high schoolers, reopens its doors Sunday, September 15th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.  Operated by Congregation Beth Hatikvah in Summit, Café Q is a non-denominational haven where LGBTQ kids can meet new people, snack, listen to music and just relax and socialize. The Café is open every third Sunday of the month. Admission is free. For more information, email CafeQ@bethhatikvah.org or call 908-277-0200. Follow us at Instagram.com/CafeQ_CBH.

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Shofar Blowing Workshop

September 21, 2019 , 12:00 pm
Congregation Beth HaTikvah, 36 Chatham Rd
Summit, NJ 07901
Free

Learn to blow the Shofar. All ages. Bring your own shofar or borrow one of ours.

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October 2019

The Ten Words of Belonging

October 5, 2019 , 10:00 am
Congregation Beth HaTikvah, 36 Chatham Rd
Summit, NJ 07901
Free

Rabbi Hannah Orden takes us on a journey to explore the “Ten Words” (aka the Ten Commandments aka The Aseret) that brought us together as a people. Together we will go behind the text to see the Ten Commandments as we never have before. We’ll discover how they have held the Jewish people together for thousands of years and what they continue to say to us so urgently today. First Saturday of the Month, October - May

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Tantalizing Torah

October 16, 2019 , 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Congregation Beth HaTikvah, 36 Chatham Rd
Summit, NJ 07901

Explore the parts of the Bible they didn't teach you in Hebrew School! This year, the Books of Kings: There is enough intrigue, adultery, and betrayal in these stories to rival any Greek tragedy or Shakespearean history play. We meet from 1-2:30 pm on the second Wednesday of the month. (Note Exception: November 20th) "I thought the Game of Thrones was fun, but I've discovered it's nothing like the original...Tanakh is packed with more mystery, murder, mayhem, passion, revenge and…

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Hatha Yoga

October 16, 2019 , 6:00 pm
Congregation Beth HaTikvah, 36 Chatham Rd
Summit, NJ 07901
$54

Build strength and flexibility while developing inner calm in the midst of your busy, hurried life. Certified instructor Pamela Erens will lead six sessions for beginners and intermediate practitioners, adjusted for each individual's needs. Fee: $54 donation. Registration and yoga mat required.

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The Five Senses of Judaism

October 26, 2019 , 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Congregation Beth HaTikvah, 36 Chatham Rd
Summit, NJ 07901
Free

A free series for children age five and under. Through fun activities that engage each of the senses, plus music and "me" time with the rabbi, children learn about Jewish holidays and heritage. Schedule of topics: October 26: Shabbat December 14: Hannukah February 8: Tu B'Shevat March 14: Purim April 25: The Land of Israel Come to one or come to all.

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November 2019

Over 1,000 Jewish Cadets at West Point

November 10, 2019 , 11:00 am
Congregation Beth HaTikvah, 36 Chatham Rd
Summit, NJ 07901
Free

Jews have been part of West Point since the first class of 1802, and in 2019, the number of Jewish graduates from the Academy passed 1,000. In celebration of Veteran's Day, CBH presents a showing of the short film, Diversity in the Long Gray Line. CBH member and West Point alum Joel Kampf will discuss the Jewish experience in the venerable institution. Brunch at 11; program to follow at 11:30.

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