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201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904

October 2018

Ruth Gruber’s story

October 17, 2018 , 2:30 pm
Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Free – $2

Dr. Marcia Midler will present “Ruth Gruber: Globe-Trotting Journalist and Witness/Chronicler of 20th-Century Jewish History,” an American Jewish Experience Lecture Series program sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth. A $2 donation is requested at the door. Contact 732-249-4894 or INFO.JHSCJ@gmail.com.

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December 2018

Evening of comedy and music

December 24, 2018 , 11:00 pm
Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904
$40 – $50

An evening of comedy and music will be held at Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth on Monday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. The program includes a performance by comedian Marc Weiner and music and dancing with the Avi Maza Orchestra. A dairy Italian buffet will be served. Cost is $40 before Dec. 14, $50 afterward, $36 each for a reserved table for 10. Contact Spencer Brooks at smbrooks52@gmail.com or call 732-545-6482.

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January 2019

Israeli film

January 13, 2019 , 1:00 am
Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904

Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth continues its 17th annual Jewish film series with a public screening of “Holy Air” on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m. Squeezed for money, father-to-be Adam, an Arab-Christian from Nazareth, comes up with the ingenious idea of selling bottled holy air from Mount Precipice to the city’s pilgrims. Adam’s intentions may be as pure as the air he sells, but success proves difficult, as religious and criminal organizations seek a piece of the action.…

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“Yes, It Happens in the Jewish Community, Too” – 3 Part Workshop Series

January 15, 2019 , 12:00 am
Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Free

A 3 Part Workshop Series to gain awareness and a better understanding of how to cope with life’s challenges. We will explore the topics of ADHD/Learning Disabilities, Behavioral Health/Mental Illness and Substance Abuse/Addiction. Each workshop will offer a Jewish perspective and feature an expert speaker. We will learn to confront these challenges and replace the stigma with knowledge, coping strategies and resources. (Please note the first one starts at 7 pm and the other 2 at 8 pm) Workshop 1 -…

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Tu b’Shvat

January 21, 2019 , 7:00 pm
Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904

Raritan Valley Hadassah will hold a Tu b’Shvat seder in conjunction with the sisterhood of Congregation Etz Ahaim on Monday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Highland Park synagogue. Call 732-247-3839.

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Orthodox in the IDF

January 27, 2019 , 1:00 am
Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904

Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth continues its 17th annual Jewish film series with a screening of “Commandments” on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. Two episodes from the series, about conflicts ultra-Orthodox Jews face regarding service in the Israel Defense Forces, will be shown, followed by remarks via Skype by Yoav Shutan-Goshen, creator and head writer of the series. The screening and talk are open to the public at no charge (an $8 donation is suggested). Upcoming films in…

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Israel and American Jews

January 27, 2019 , 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904

“Israel-American Jewish Relations: Where Are We?” will be presented by Martin Raffel on Sunday, Jan. 27, 10-11 a.m. at Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth. Raffel, a columnist for New Jersey Jewish News, is former senior vice president and director of the Task Force on Israel, World Jewry & International Human Rights at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA). There is a $5 suggested donation. Light refreshments will be served. Call 732-545-6482.

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February 2019

Cantorial Shabbaton

February 1, 2019 - February 3, 2019
Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904

Cantor Jeffrey Weber will be in residence Friday-Saturday, Feb. 1-2, for the Tenth Annual Suzanne and Sandor Gross Memorial Cantorial Shabbaton at Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth. Weber, who will lead Shabbat services and speak on cantorial music topics, is cantor at Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, Pa. Shabbat dinner will follow Friday night services. Call 732-545-6482 for cost of dinner and more information.

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Sensitive issues

February 5, 2019 , 1:00 am
Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904

Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth will begin a three-part workshop series, “Yes, it Happens in the Jewish Community, Too,” with a program, Coping with Mental Illness, on Monday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. The speaker, Dr. David Siegman, is a psychologist in private practice with over 30 years of experience. Call 732-545-6482.

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‘Humor Me’

February 10, 2019 , 1:00 am
Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904

Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth continues its 17th annual Jewish film series on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. with a public screening of ”Humor Me.” Sam Hoffman, the film’s writer/director and son of congregants Diane and Barney Hoffman, will speak immediately afterward. The screening and talk is free and open to the public (an $8 donation is suggested). The final film in this series will be “Shalom Bollywood” on March 9. Contact Udi Shorr at 732-819-9850.

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March 2019

‘Shalom Bollywood’

March 10, 2019 , 1:00 am
Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904

Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth concludes its 17th annual Jewish film series on Saturday, March 9, at 8 p.m. with a public screening of “Shalom Bollywood.” The film reveals the lives of Jewish women who became icons at the heart of Indian cinema from the turn of the 20th century to the present day, and will be followed with remarks by Rahel Musleah, who was born in Calcutta, to a Jewish family that traces its roots to 17th-century Baghdad.…

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Arabian nights

March 12, 2019 , 11:00 pm
Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904

Raritan Valley Hadassah and the sisterhood of Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth will sponsor an “Arabian Nights”-themed joint Purim celebration on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the temple. Call 732-545-6482.

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Boss and the Bible

March 24, 2019 , 2:00 pm
Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904
$10

Rutgers University Jewish studies professor Azzan Yadin-Israel will present “The Boss and the Bible,” the Marlene Pomper z”l Memorial Lecture at Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth on Sunday, March 24, at 10 a.m. Yadin-Israel is author of “The Grace of God and the Grace of Man: The Theologies of Bruce Springsteen.” A light breakfast will be served. The cost is $10 for non-members. Call 732-545-6482.

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Yes, It Happens in the Jewish Community, Too

March 25, 2019 , 11:00 pm - March 26, 2019 , 1:00 am
Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Free

This is the third workshop of a three part series titled “Yes, It Happens in the Jewish Community, Too.” This Workshop will be on “Coping with ADHD and Learning Disabilities.” It will be led by Dr. Audrey Mars, a neurodevelopmental pediatrician.

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April 2019

German Jews in U.S.

April 17, 2019 , 2:30 pm
Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904

Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey president Dr. Nathan M. Reiss will present “A Short History of German-Jewish Life in the United States,” an American Jewish Experience Lecture Series program, on Wednesday, April 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth. A $2 donation is requested at the door. Contact info.jhscj@gmail.com or 732-249-4894.

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May 2019

Family histories

May 14, 2019 , 2:00 pm - May 15, 2019 , 2:00 pm
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One event on May 15, 2019 at 10:30 am

Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904

Steve Stein will present “Observing the 7th Commandment: Were Your Family Members Telling the Truth to the Government? And Other Inaccuracies,” a program of the Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey’s American Jewish Experience Lecture Series, on Tuesday, May 14, at 10 a.m. at Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County, Monroe Township. Stein has been researching his own and his wife’s genealogies for more than 40 years. He is a member of the Executive Council of the Jewish Genealogical Society,…

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Family histories

May 15, 2019 , 6:30 pm
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One event on May 15, 2019 at 10:30 am

Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904

Steve Stein will present “Observing the 7th Commandment: Were Your Family Members Telling the Truth to the Government? And Other Inaccuracies,” a program of the Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey’s American Jewish Experience Lecture Series, on Tuesday, May 14, at 10 a.m. at Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County, Monroe Township. Stein has been researching his own and his wife’s genealogies for more than 40 years. He is a member of the Executive Council of the Jewish Genealogical Society,…

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Poetry and art

May 19, 2019 , 2:00 pm
Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904
$5

“The Amichai Windows”: A Morning of Poetry and Art will be presented by Rick Black on Sunday, May 19, at 10 a.m. at Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth. Black will read and discuss poems by the Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai and will display “The Amichai Windows,” a book of 18 folios that he created that contains window-themed poems in Hebrew with modern English translation, with collaged images of Israeli and Jewish life and history. Cost is $5, free for…

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July 2019

Jews and the Nobel

July 9, 2019 , 2:30 pm
Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904

Barbara Michaels and Jean Klerman will present “Faces of Genius: Jewish Noble Prize Laureates in Science and Medicine,” part of the American Jewish Experience Lecture Series presented by the Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey, on Tuesday, July 9, at 10 a.m. at Jewish Family Services, Monroe Township. The lecture will be repeated on Wednesday, July 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth. Both lectures are open to the public. A $2 donation is requested at…

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September 2019

Israeli film

September 8, 2019 , 11:30 pm
Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904
$20

The Highland Park/Edison chapter of Peace of Mind, a project of Metiv: The Israel Psychotrauma Center, will screen “The Dive” — the story of three brothers who reunite for one weekend to bury their father in their native kibbutz on the border with Lebanon — on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth. Admission is $20; $50 includes six raffle prize tickets. Sponsorships are available at $180, $250, and $360. RSVP to Debbie Teitz…

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Guide dog revolution

September 10, 2019 , 2:00 pm
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One event on September 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 S 3rd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904

Fred Kaimann will present “How NJ Jews Started the American Guide Dog Revolution. With a Live Demonstration!,” a program of the Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey’s American Jewish Experience Lecture Series, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. at Jewish Family Services, Monroe Township. The program will include a live demonstration by Gemini, a service dog. Kaimann, a Highland Park resident, is a music and art critic and investigative reporter and has written more than 20 Haggadot. The lecture…

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