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250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840

September 2018

Musical meeting

September 5, 2018 , 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840

Tenor Ted Thomas will entertain the 55-Plus Club Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1-3 p.m. at Neve Shalom, Metuchen. Refreshments will be served. Call Roz at 908-964-7840.

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October 2018

Stem cell update

October 10, 2018 , 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840
$25 – $30

Dr. Rick Cohen will report on developments in stem cell research at Neve Shalom, Metuchen, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Cohen, an assistant research professor at Rutgers University, is part of a research team that recently received a major award from the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology to investigate human embryonic stem cell therapies for central nervous system disorders. Dinner will be served at 6:30; cost is $25 for checks received by Oct. 3, $30 from…

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Hunger Walk

October 21, 2018 , 6:00 pm
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840

Neve Shalom and the Metuchen Edison Area Interfaith Clergy Association (MEAICA) will sponsor a 5K Hunger Walk on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. The walk will begin and end at the Metuchen synagogue; funds collected will help alleviate hunger locally, nationally, and globally. To participate, contact Rita at office@NeveShalom.net and pick up a pledge form at Neve Shalom.

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November 2018

Dance party

November 18, 2018 , 1:00 am
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840
$25

“It’s A Dance Party!” will be sponsored by Metuchen-Edison Hadassah at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Neve Shalom, Metuchen. Dance and fitness instructor Aubree Marchione will teach Latin dance steps. Cost is $25. RSVP by Nov. 14 to reneefrank49@gmail.com.

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December 2018

Welcome to America

December 2, 2018 , 8:00 pm
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840
$10 – $12

Neve Shalom, Metuchen, will host a “Welcome to America” concert — an afternoon of multicultural music, costumes, and foods — on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. Musical groups include Makhelat HaMercaz, the Jewish Choir of Central New Jersey, performing songs in Hebrew and Yiddish by Jewish immigrants to America or their composer children; an Indonesian percussion group playing “Kalingtan” instruments; the Edison Chinese Choir, with over 60 performers; and children of Neve Shalom, who will perform Chanukah songs and…

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January 2019

55-plus

January 9, 2019 , 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840

Marty Schneit will speak about Fred Astaire at the next meeting of the 55-Plus group at Neve Shalom, Metuchen, on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1-3 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Call Roz Charnes at 908-964-7840.

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February 2019

55-Plus

February 20, 2019 , 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840

The singers “Girls Night Out” will perform at the next meeting of the 55-Plus Club at Neve Shalom, Metuchen, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1-3 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Call Roz Charnes at 908-964-7840.

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March 2019

Scholar in residence

March 22, 2019 - March 24, 2019
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840

Dr. Susannah Heschel of Dartmouth University will serve as Rabbi Gerald L. Zelizer Scholar in Residence Friday-Saturday, March 22 and 23, at Neve Shalom, Metuchen. She will present “The Life and Thought of Abraham Joshua Heschel” on March 22 at 7:30 p.m., “Jewish Views of Islam” on March 23 at 9 a.m., and “The Tenacious Nature of Racism” following Shabbat lunch on March 23. Contact Hazzan Sheldon Levin at hazzan@neveshalom.net or 732-548-2238, ext. 14.

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April 2019

Tribute honorees

April 7, 2019 , 6:00 pm
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840
$50

Barbara and Eliot Spack of Edison will be honored for their devotion to Jewish and secular causes on Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m. at Neve Shalom, Metuchen. Couvert is $50. To place an ad in the tribute journal or to make a reservation, contact office@neveshalom.net or 732-548-2238, ext. 12.

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Yoga Shabbat

April 13, 2019 , 2:15 pm
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840

A Yoga Shabbat service will be held at Neve Shalom, Metuchen, on Saturday, April 13, at 10:15 a.m. Bring a yoga mat or a towel. Participants will join the congregation for Musaf at 11:30. Contact Wendy Kushner at whkushner@gmail.com.

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Holocaust memories

April 28, 2019 , 3:00 pm
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840

Author Miriam Dobin, a second-generation survivor of the Holocaust and Hebrew School program director at Neve Shalom in Metuchen, will speak at the synagogue on Sunday, April 28, at 11 a.m. RSVP to 732-548-2238, ext. 11.

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June 2019

Jewish journalist

June 23, 2019 , 11:00 pm
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840

Jane Eisner, who served for more than a decade as editor-in-chief at The Forward, will speak on Sunday, June 23, at 7 p.m. at Neve Shalom, Metuchen. She is now writer-at-large at the Forward and the 2019 Koeppel Fellow in Journalism at Wesleyan University. Light refreshments will be served. Call 732-548-2238.

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July 2019

55-Plus

July 10, 2019 , 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840

The 55 Plus Club at Neve Shalom, Metuchen, will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, July 10, 1-3 p.m. Roz Charnes, vice president of programs, will entertain with her comedy act “Roxy La Rouche.” Refreshments will be served. Call Roz at 908-964-7840.

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August 2019

55-Plus

August 7, 2019 , 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840

Members of the 55-Plus Club at Neve Shalom, Metuchen, will hold an informal gathering on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1-3 p.m. Participants may bring their own games or puzzles. Refreshments will be served. Call Murray Simon at 732-734-7997.

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September 2019

Parsha insights

September 14, 2019 , 2:30 pm
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840

Steve Gross will conduct a Torah study session on Ki Tetzei, “The Hated Wife, the Rebellious Son, and How to Merit Long Life,” on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Neve Shalom, Metuchen. Participants will join the rest of the congregation for Musaf at 11:30. Contact Wendy Kushner at whkushner@gmail.com.

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Shabbat Speaker Lior Sternfeld: Iranian Jews in the 20th Century

September 18, 2019 , 11:30 pm
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Free

On Friday, October 18 at Neve Shalom’s 7:30 pm service, guest speaker Lior Sternfeld, Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Penn State University, will be talking about Iranian Jews in the 20th Century. The Jews of Iran in the Twentieth Century held many important positions, created successful businesses, and maintained a vibrant culture prior to the Iranian Revolution in 1979. Many former Persian Jews live in the United States, particularly in Los Angeles. Dr.Sternfeld is a social historian…

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Film presentation “BOMBSHELL: The Hedy Lamarr Story”

September 22, 2019 , 1:00 am
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Sept-21-Selichot-2019

On Saturday, September 21, at 9:00 PM (immediately following the 8:00 PM Selichot service) Neve Shalom will be showing a new documentary: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story. The film follows the life of Hedy Lamarr from her youth as the daughter of Austrian Jews through her rise to fame, the Nazi onslaught, her departure for the United States, many marriages, her acting career, her landmark invention, decline, and finally her death. It delves into Lamarr's relationships with directors, producers and…

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Cross-cultural conversations

September 22, 2019 , 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840

“A Community Cafe: A Cross-Cultural Conversation” will be held by the Gesher Committee of Neve Shalom, Metuchen, on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2-4 p.m. The program is based on the World Cafe model, a method that facilitates community dialogue. Speakers are Sheila Tabanli, a Muslim immigrant from Turkey and now a U.S. citizen; Deborah Bendayan, a Jewish immigrant from Mexico; Suleman Amoon, a Christian refugee from Pakistan; and Biral Patel, a Hindu immigrant from India. Attendees will be seated at round…

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October 2019

Lior Sternfeld: “Iranian Jews in the Twentieth Century”

October 18, 2019 , 11:30 pm - October 19, 2019 , 1:30 am
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Free

"Iranian Jews in the Twentieth Century" Dr. Sternfeld is an assistant professor of History and Jewish Studies and Penn State University. He is a social historian specializing in the Middle East; in particular he teaches about Jewish issues. He is the author of “Jewish-Iranian Identities in the Pahlavi Era.” The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and there will be time for questions and discussion.

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November 2019

“Rabbi Zelizer Scholar-in-Residence”

November 23, 2019 , 12:30 am - 7:00 pm
Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Free

Gary Rendsburg: “How the Bible Was Written: Reading Creation, Chayei Sarah and Jacob and Rachel” This year’s Rabbi Zelizer Scholar in Residence, Gary Rendsburg is a professor of biblical studies and ancient Judaism at Rutgers University. He has been speaking about his recent book “How the Bible Is Written” at conferences and communities around the world. He has spoken several times in our congregation and everyone always enjoys his presentations. He will speak Friday evening, Saturday morning and after lunch…

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