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September 2018

BIG Jewish Music Jam

September 23, 2018 , 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free
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Calling all singers and instrumentalists. No previous experience is necessary. Kids and adults from any background are welcome. (No, you don’t have to be Jewish to sing, play and love Jewish music.) Come sing and play klezmer music, Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino songs, Hasidic tunes and synagogue songs (with a timely focus on Sukkot). It’s all great music and you will have a wonderful time in a warm and heymish (friendly and cozy) environment. We invite everyone to participate, regardless…

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October 2018

Jerusalem: A History

October 4, 2018 , 11:30 pm - October 5, 2018 , 1:00 am
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$108
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Presented by Jonathan Marc Gribetz, an Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Judaic Studies at Princeton University. Gribetz who received his Ph.D. in History from Columbia, is author of Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter (Princeton University Press, 2014; paperback edition 2016). This past May, a building in a small city in the Middle East was renamed and fitted with new signs.  In anticipation of this change, demonstrations erupted throughout the world and the United Nations General…

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Israeli Sing-A-Long

October 28, 2018 , 8:00 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$10
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Led by Arbel Fishler and his band, incorporating Israel’s greatest artists from the classics to the present. This event is sure to be fun for the whole family! Open to the community. $10 per person. $15 per couple. $18 per family.

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On the Chocolate Trial with Rabbi Deborah Prinz

October 30, 2018 , 11:00 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$25
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Rabbi Deborah Prinz will speak about On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews, Religions, History, Travel, Rituals and Recipes to the Magic of Cacao, a delectable journey through the Jewish history of chocolate. Rabbi Prinz draws from her world travels on the trail of chocolate to enchant chocoholics everywhere as she unwraps the role of religions in the trade, retail and manufacture of chocolate since it was first introduced to Europeans. Explore the surprising connections to chocolate in…

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November 2018

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Workshop

November 1, 2018 , 11:30 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$5
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In parasha Vayera the act of looking occurs at critical moments. In this workshop we will explore different aspects of looking as a physical act, using the safe, gentle Feldenkrais Method. Instead of limiting yourself to focusing clearly on objects in the environment, you will learn to open your attention and thereby improve movement and balance. In so doing you will discover how, with awareness, the use of the eyes can also create a sense of quiet, wholeness, and safety.…

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Great Minds Salon: Cultivating Mindfulness

November 16, 2018 , 1:00 am - 2:00 am
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$5
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Cathy Bailey will be speaking about Cultivating Mindfulness: The Path to a More Joyful, Effective Life Cathy Quartner Bailey, president of Quartner and Associates, LLC, has coached and facilitated workshops for executives from Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial ventures across a broad range of industries. She recently published the book Show Up as Your Best Self: Mindful Leaders, Meditation, & More. Cathy also works as an executive coach in Wharton's MBA leadership program and has taught at New York University's…

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Creation and Cosmology: Sacred and Secular Perspectives

November 28, 2018 , 12:30 am - 2:00 am
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$10
Creation-and-Cosmology

Panelists: David Spergel and Rabbi Adam Feldman We are pleased to present a series of panel discussions between clergy and noted scientists about topics of contemporary importance. For this panel, Rabbi Feldman will share the program with respected astrophysicist and TJC member David Spergel. They will discuss and contrast the Biblical stories of Creation with modern scientific findings in cosmology. David Spergel is the Charles Young Professor of Astronomy at Princeton and the Director of the Center for Computational Astrophysics…

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December 2018

Celebrate Hanukkah with The Jewish Center

December 5, 2018 , 10:00 pm - December 6, 2018 , 1:00 am
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free

5:00 pm:  Young Families invited for a musical program in the Social Hall (Sing Songs – Read Stories – Music Jam – Cookie Decorating) 5:45 pm:  Young Families dinner in the Social Hall (Lasagna, Salad, Latkes, Drinks, etc…) 6:00 pm:  Congregation dinner 6:30 pm:  Candle Lighting – Rabbi Feldman and Cantor Jeff lead singing along with a acappella group from Princeton University 7:00 pm: High School students wrap gifts for our Christmas Toy Drive Cantor Jeff to lead a Music…

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Shabbat Katan

December 8, 2018 , 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Shabbat Katan is a monthly service designed for Preschool/Kindergarten-aged children and their families. Warm and spirited, this interactive Shabbat experience will include stories, prayers, songs, and a brief Torah reading. Stay for Shabbat Katan lunch and get to meet other families with little ones. Bring your friends, everyone is welcome! Questions? Email us: sdiamondstein@thejewishcenter.org

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Rosh Chodesh United in Prayer

December 9, 2018 , 2:00 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free
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Rabbi Feldman, Cantor Warschauer, and JCW invite TJC Congregation and Community at Large to a very special morning minyan. Join us Sunday, December 9 at 9:00 am as we gather in solidarity with the Women of the Wall. This progressive group of women gather at the Western Wall in Jerusalem every Rosh Chodesh in prayer and celebration of the new Hebrew month. For the past 30 years, WOTW has been organizing women to pray, read Torah, wear prayer shawls, sing…

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Great Minds Salon: Changing Minds & Laws: The Underworld of NJ Politics

December 12, 2018 , 1:00 am - 2:00 am
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$5
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Ginger Schnitzer will be speaking about “Changing Minds and Laws: The Underworld of NJ Politics”. Ginger has spent the last twenty-five years roaming the halls of the New Jersey State House as a lobbyist. She is currently the Director of Government Relations for the New Jersey Education Association. Ginger also served on the Plainsboro Township Committee and was a member of the Electoral College in 2008. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC at the Jewish Center of Princeton (435 Nassau St.). Non-member…

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Family Krav Maga Program

December 16, 2018 , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$18
Krav-Maga

Come to a family Krav Maga program and learn some self-defense moves based on those used by the Israeli Defense Forces led by David Kahn. The program is open to the community. FREE for members, $18 for community members For more information and to register please contact Sharon Diamondstein at sdiamondstein@thejewishcenter.org

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January 2019

Shabbat Katan

January 12, 2019 , 4:00 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free
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Shabbat Katan is a monthly service designed for Preschool/Kindergarten-aged children and their families. Warm and spirited, this interactive Shabbat experience will include stories, prayers, songs, and a brief Torah reading. Stay for Shabbat Katan lunch and get to meet other families with little ones. Bring your friends, everyone is welcome! Questions? Email us: sdiamondstein@thejewishcenter.org

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Great Minds Salon: Breaking Barriers Through Organ Transplants

January 23, 2019 , 1:00 am - 2:00 am
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$5
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Gary Friedman, MD will be speaking about “Breaking Barriers Through Organ Transplants”. DR. FRIEDMAN is a Nephrologist and Organ Transplant Specialist with more than 15 years in medical practice. After training at The New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center and practicing as a nephrologist at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, he transitioned into research and development in the pharmaceutical industry ten years ago. Dr. Friedman has been lead clinician on the development of anti-rejection medications and immunomodulatory medications for chronic inflammatory…

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Concert: The Strauss/Warschauer Duo

January 27, 2019 , 1:00 am
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$14 – $25
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JOIN US FOR A LIVELY EVENING OF KLEZMER MUSIC The internationally acclaimed Strauss/Warschauer Duo (our Cantor Jeff Warschauer and his wife, Deborah Strauss) performing with special guests, star clarinetist Michael Winograd and violinist extraordinaire Jake Shulman-Ment. Join us for a joyful evening of Klezmer music, grounded in tradition yet thoroughly contemporary. Following the coffee house style concert, Deborah will lead a Yiddish dance session with instruction and live music! Open to the community. Dessert will be served. $14 for Jewish…

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February 2019

Inside the Cairo Geniza

February 6, 2019 , 12:30 am
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One event on February 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$25 – $40
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The Cairo Geniza is the largest cache of Jewish manuscripts ever discovered. It comprises 400,000 fragments of books, letters, legal documents and other writings that have made the Jews of the medieval Arabic speaking world one of the best-documented premodern societies known to mankind. Half the Geniza is in Cambridge, England, having been brought there by Solomon Schechter in 1897. The second largest collection, owned by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, is currently on loan in Princeton, and…

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Great Minds Salon: The College Campus: Frontier of American Judaism

February 8, 2019 , 1:00 am
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$5
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Rabbi Julie Roth will be speaking about “The College Campus: Frontier of American Judaism”. Rabbi Julie Roth: Based on her 14 years at Princeton University, she will share insights into Jewish identity and the key issues facing Jewish college students today. Rabbi Roth enjoys nothing more than meeting with students, faculty, and alumni, and her passion for pluralism, Jewish life, and multi-culturalism make campus work an ideal match. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Rabbi Roth holds a B.A. in Comparative Religion…

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Challah Bake

February 8, 2019 , 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$5
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Join us for a very special Challah Bake program for children ages 12-36 months and their adult people! We will make our own dough and then be able to take it home to bake for Shabbat dinner! Come sing Shabbat songs, hear stories, and make your very own challah! RSVP Required. $5 per child – pre-registration required so that everyone can bring home their own challah! To register, contact Sharon Diamondstein at sdiamondstein@thejewishcenter.org.

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Shabbat Katan

February 9, 2019 , 4:00 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free
ShabbatKatan-2019-Spring

Shabbat Katan is a monthly service designed for Preschool/Kindergarten-aged children and their families. Warm and spirited, this interactive Shabbat experience will include stories, prayers, songs, and a brief Torah reading. Stay for Shabbat Katan lunch and get to meet other families with little ones. Bring your friends, everyone is welcome! Questions? Email us: sdiamondstein@thejewishcenter.org.

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Inside the Cairo Geniza

February 13, 2019 , 12:00 am
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One event on February 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$25 – $40
TJC-Flyer-Cairo-Geniza-REVISED

The Cairo Geniza is the largest cache of Jewish manuscripts ever discovered. It comprises 400,000 fragments of books, letters, legal documents and other writings that have made the Jews of the medieval Arabic speaking world one of the best-documented premodern societies known to mankind. Half the Geniza is in Cambridge, England, having been brought there by Solomon Schechter in 1897. The second largest collection, owned by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, is currently on loan in Princeton, and…

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Jewish Center Women presents: Israeli Dancing

February 13, 2019 , 12:30 am
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$12
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Put on your dancing shoes! Back by popular demand, Israeli dancing is happening again at TJC! Join Vera Galleid, Israeli dancing instructor extraordinaire, for 90 minutes of F-U-N! Open to the community please RSVP. $10 for Jewish Center members; $12 for community members.

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Religion and Conflict Across the Globe: Is There a Remedy?

February 22, 2019 , 12:30 am
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$5
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Presented by Professor Peter Ochs Recent news headlines seem to give secularists more courage to say “We told you so!” Is religion itself really dangerous to humankind? Or has it taken western diplomats too long to realize that religious groups do not necessarily act like other social groups? The thesis of this presentation is that there are religious resources for peace as well as conflict, that it takes special knowledge to understand religions, and that new coalitions of government and…

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Kabbalat Shabbat Katan

February 22, 2019 , 10:45 pm - 11:45 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free
Shabbat katan

Please join us for Kabbalat Shabbat Katan and greet Shabbat with young families from TJC! We will sing songs, tell stories, and make new friends! Please join us afterwards for a dairy potluck dinner. Questions? Email us: sdiamondstein@thejewishcenter.org

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Jewish Center Women presents: 93 Queen a film by Paula Eiselt

February 24, 2019 , 9:00 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$12
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Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, 93QUEEN follows a group of tenacious Hasidic women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City. With unprecedented -- and insider -- access, 93QUEEN offers up aunique portrayal of a group of empowered women who are taking matters into their own hands to change their own community from within. OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY $8 for Jewish Center members $12…

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March 2019

The Talmud: A Biography

March 26, 2019 , 11:30 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$10
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The life and times of an enduring work of Jewish spirituality The Babylonian Talmud is an unlikely bestseller. Originally written in a hybrid of Hebrew and Aramaic and available in myriad translations, it has remained in print for centuries and is more popular today than ever. Barry Scott Wimpfheimer’s new book The Talmud: A Biography tells the remarkable story of this ancient Jewish book and explains why it has endured for almost two millennia. He explains why reading the Talmud…

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April 2019

How to Lead a Kick-Ass Seder

April 7, 2019 , 8:00 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free
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Passover (a.k.a. the year’s most complicated dinner party) will be here before we know it. Archie Gottesman – co-founder of JewBelong – will teach us How to Lead a Kick-Ass Seder by following just a few simple steps. (Hint: there are no Seder police and wine is your friend.) She’ll also share JewBelong’s JewBarrassment-free Passover Haggadah, designed to be enjoyed by all the friends and family at your Seder table – including those who are not Jewish, or who are…

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Jewish Center Women presents: Israeli Dancing

April 9, 2019 , 11:30 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$10 – $12
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Put on your dancing shoes! Back by popular demand, Israeli dancing is happening again at TJC! Join Vera Galleid, Israeli dancing instructor extraordinaire, for 90 minutes of F-U-N! OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY – RSVP Requested. $10 for Jewish Center members; $12 for community members.

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Jews, Health, and Healing

April 11, 2019 , 11:30 pm
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One event on May 2, 2019 at 11:30 pm

The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$10

Rabbi Vanessa Ochs, Ph.D., will lead “Jews, Health, and Healing” at The Jewish Center in Princeton. The first session is on Thursday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m., when she will discuss “What Jewish sensibilities do we bring to the table when we reflect on healthcare decisions for ourselves and our loved ones?” The second part, for people who are or have been professionals in the healthcare industry, is on Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. The session will cover: What…

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Israeli Security Strategies: Challenges and Opportunities

April 28, 2019 , 7:00 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$5
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Presented by: Dr. Jonathan Shimshoni A scholarly presentation about Israeli security strategy where it is challenged, what are the opportunities and how it may impact American security issues. Dr. (Brigadier General Retired) Jonathan (Yoni) Shimshoni served for 25 years with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), in field command and staff positions, culminating his career as Director of Planning for the Planning Division. He holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, where he has taught,…

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May 2019

Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Memorial Day

May 1, 2019 , 11:00 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Commemoration Service and Program Including Memorial Prayers, Readings and Shoah Candle Lighting The Next Generation Telling the Story Featuring Mimi Werbler Mimi Werbler is Second Vice President of the Board of the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale Community College. As the daughter and daughter-in-law of local Holocaust survivors, she feels compelled to carry on their legacy and message of “Never Forget—Never Again.” Mimi was a founding member of Chhange’s The Generations: Descendants of Holocaust…

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Mitzvah Day (community service)

May 5, 2019 , 1:00 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
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The Jewish Center will be hosting a congregational Mitzvah Day! To register for any of the projects, please click on the Mitzvah Day link from the TJC website www.thejewishcenter.org (under “featured event”) Projects we will be working on: Gardening Shop and stock JFCS food pantry Feeding the hungry Create bags for women and children entering Womanspace Car wash Painting and installing ceiling tiles at Princeton Community Housing Placing flags on Jewish War veteran’s gravestones Partnering Community Non-Profits include: Arm in…

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Art Exhibit Reception to benefit HomeFront

May 5, 2019 , 6:00 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
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A collection of artwork and poetry created by HomeFront Clients. The spacious ArtSpace studio is located at the heart of the new HomeFront Family Campus. Through this innovative therapeu­tic art program, the creative process becomes a tangible tool for self-expression, critical thinking and problem-solving that can transform the lives of the artists. Making art lets us step away from our lives for a moment. It’s a chance to breathe, a chance to reset your system and bring a new reality…

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Open House at The Jewish Center

May 8, 2019 , 8:00 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Come see all the great things The Jewish Center has to offer! Synagogue wide Open House for Members & Potential Members See Religious School classrooms in action Choose your own learning path in the Religious School State of the art technology and smart boards in all class rooms Come explore from Early Childhood to High School Win Prizes! Food available for purchase! FREE and OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY! For more information please contact Sharon Diamondstein at sdiamondstein@thejewishcenter.org

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Join Us as we Celebrate Israel’s Independence Day!

May 8, 2019 , 8:00 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
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DJ “Music”, Israeli Dancing, BBQ, Crafts and Games! FREE and OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY! For more information please contact Sharon Diamondstein at sdiamondstein@thejewishcenter.org.

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Women’s Struggles for Equality in a Jewish and Democratic Israel

May 16, 2019 , 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
TJC Flyer Women’s Struggles

Co-Sponsored by Jewish Center Women Presented by Tanya Zion-Waldoks, a gender scholar, feminist activist and mother of four – intertwined callings. Her research examines intersections of religion, gender, and politics, with a focus on women’s social movements. Currently a post-doctoral Rothschild fellow at Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Religion, Tanya will join the faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s School of Education in 2019. Her current project is a comparative study of religious feminisms in Israel. In…

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Kabbalat Shabbat Katan

May 17, 2019 , 9:45 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Please join us for Kabbalat Shabbat Katan and greet Shabbat with young families from TJC! We will sing songs, tell stories, and make new friends! Please join us afterwards for a dairy potluck dinner. Questions? Email us: sdiamondstein@thejewishcenter.org.

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Mini Mitzvah Princeton Scavenger Hunt

May 19, 2019 , 4:45 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
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CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES: Join TJC’s Mini Mitzvah Corps for a Princeton Scavenger Hunt, Sunday, May 19. The Scavenger Hunt will educate young families on historically important Jewish sites in Princeton! Meet at 12:45PM insdie the school building (3rd floor - Green Room) or the TJC courtyard if nice out. At the end of the scavenger hunt we’ll meet at Updike Farmstead (approx. 2:00pm) for a special kids-oriented program and snack. Prizes for all kids who complete the hunt! In partnership with…

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Women’s Struggles for Equality in a Jewish and Democratic Israel

May 23, 2019 , 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
TJC Flyer Women’s Struggles

Co-Sponsored by Jewish Center Women Presented by Tanya Zion-Waldoks, a gender scholar, feminist activist and mother of four – intertwined callings. Her research examines intersections of religion, gender, and politics, with a focus on women’s social movements. Currently a post-doctoral Rothschild fellow at Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Religion, Tanya will join the faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s School of Education in 2019. Her current project is a comparative study of religious feminisms in Israel. In…

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Women’s Struggles for Equality in a Jewish and Democratic Israel

May 30, 2019 , 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
TJC Flyer Women’s Struggles

Co-Sponsored by Jewish Center Women Presented by Tanya Zion-Waldoks, a gender scholar, feminist activist and mother of four – intertwined callings. Her research examines intersections of religion, gender, and politics, with a focus on women’s social movements. Currently a post-doctoral Rothschild fellow at Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Religion, Tanya will join the faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s School of Education in 2019. Her current project is a comparative study of religious feminisms in Israel. In…

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June 2019

Mindful Prayer/Meditation Mincha, led by Ruth Goldston

June 4, 2019 , 11:30 pm
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One event on July 9, 2019 at 11:30 pm

One event on August 13, 2019 at 11:30 pm

The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
TJC Flyer Meditation Mincha

Savor your prayer experience using mindfulness meditation techniques to focus on words, texts and ideas associated with the Shabbat afternoon or weekday evening service. In so doing, you will have the opportunity to discover the richness of silence, and to deepen your appreciation of the many layers of meaning in the liturgy. You will leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and centered. Even if you’ve never tried mindfulness or meditation before (or if you’ve tried and you think you’ve “failed”), you are…

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Great Minds Salon: Cultivating Mindfulness

June 7, 2019 , 12:00 am
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$5
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Cathy Quartner Bailey will be speaking about “Cultivating Mindfulness: The Path to a More Joyful, Effective Life”. CATHY QUARTNER BAILEY, president of Quartner and Associates, LLC, has coached and facilitated workshops for executives from Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial ventures across a broad range of industries. She recently published the book Show Up as Your Best Self: Mindful Leaders, Meditation, & More. Cathy also works as an executive coach in Wharton’s MBA leadership program and has taught at New York…

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Tikkun Leyl Shavuot 5779 at TJC

June 8, 2019 , 11:00 pm - June 9, 2019 , 4:00 am
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

WARNING: Torah Learning is contagious and can cause an excited condition known as “Saturday Night Fever.” The following remedies are known to help: - Absorb wisdom in stimulating Workshops - Attend engaging Speed Learning Sessions - Expose self to a terrific TED-Style Torah Talk These remedies must be taken with food. Snacks provided beforehand, delectable desserts later. WORKSHOP LEADERS Rabbi Elisa Goldberg Harold Heft Fran Lees Juliana Ochs Dweck Cantor Jeff Warschauer Froma Zeitlin And More... SPEED LEARNINE PRESENTERS Meta…

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Trends in Israeli Society: The Surprising Rise of Ultra-Orthodox Feminism

June 13, 2019 , 11:30 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Co-Sponsored by Jewish Center Women It’s 2019 in the Start-up Nation, but women struggle for suffrage, like 1919. A woman was Prime Minister, but women are forced to sit in the back of the bus. Challenges to Israel’s ‘progressive’ nature are often blamed on its rapidly growing Ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) sector, an insular politically powerful minority misaligned with Israeli secular culture. Now, a brave outspoken haredi feminist movement is emerging to challenge traditional norms from within. With multiple forces and transformations…

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Playground Shabbat / Kabbalat Shabbat Katan

June 14, 2019 , 9:45 pm
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One event on July 12, 2019 at 9:45 pm

One event on August 16, 2019 at 9:45 pm

The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Please join us for Kabbalat Shabbat Katan and greet Shabbat with young families from TJC! We will sing songs, tell stories, play, and make new friends! Please join us afterwards for a dairy potluck dinner. Open to the Community! Questions? Email us: sdiamondstein@thejewishcenter.org

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July 2019

Challah Bake

July 19, 2019 , 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Join us for a very special Challah Bake program for children ages 12-36 months and their adult people! We will make our own dough and then be able to take it home to bake for Shabbat dinner! Come sing Shabbat songs, hear stories, and make your very own challah! RSVP Required. FREE to the Community – pre-registration required so that everyone can bring home their own challah! To register, contact Sharon Diamondstein at sdiamondstein@thejewishcenter.org

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Shabbat Katan

July 20, 2019 , 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Shabbat Katan is a monthly service designed for Preschool/Kindergarten-aged children and their families. Warm and spirited, this interactive Shabbat experience will include stories, prayers, songs, and a brief Torah reading. Stay for Shabbat Katan lunch and get to meet other families with little ones. Bring your friends, everyone is welcome!

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August 2019

LaShir auditions

August 22, 2019 , 11:30 pm - August 23, 2019 , 1:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 5, 2019

The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
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LaShir, the Jewish Community Choir of Princeton, is actively seeking experienced singers.  Its 2019-2020 season begins Sept. 5. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:15 p.m. at The Jewish Center in Princeton. For more information, contact Marsha at LaShirDirector@gmail.com or 347-782-2746.

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LaShir auditions

August 29, 2019 , 11:30 pm - August 30, 2019 , 1:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 5, 2019

The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
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LaShir, the Jewish Community Choir of Princeton, is actively seeking experienced singers.  Its 2019-2020 season begins Sept. 5. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:15 p.m. at The Jewish Center in Princeton. For more information, contact Marsha at LaShirDirector@gmail.com or 347-782-2746.

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September 2019

LaShir auditions

September 5, 2019 , 11:30 pm - September 6, 2019 , 1:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 5, 2019

The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
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LaShir, the Jewish Community Choir of Princeton, is actively seeking experienced singers.  Its 2019-2020 season begins Sept. 5. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:15 p.m. at The Jewish Center in Princeton. For more information, contact Marsha at LaShirDirector@gmail.com or 347-782-2746.

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October 2019

Yad B’Yad – A Creative, Hands On, Interactive Infant & Toddler Class

October 6, 2019 , 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 3, 2019 at 1:30 pm

One event on December 8, 2019 at 1:30 pm

One event on January 5, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on February 2, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on March 1, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on April 5, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on May 3, 2020 at 1:30 pm

The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$100
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Event Dates: October 6, November 3, December 8, January 5, February 2, March 1, April 5, May 3 For families with children ages 9-30 months Join other parents and children in a warm, nurturing environment as we explore the world through play, sensory experiences, Shabbat celebration, art, music and parent discussions. Our class encourages curiosity, self-esteem and a love of Judaism. Monthly Classes: Sundays 9:30am – 11:00am Open to the Community! TJC Members: FREE Community: $100 for all sessions To…

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