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Friday, December 1
Shabbat Hallelu - 7:45 PM 
Held the first Friday of the month, Shabbat Hallelu has garnered national acclaim for its spirited music, worship, and song. The service is led by our Cantor and lay musicians/prayer leaders and offers a mix of contemporary and traditional music. Discover more about our Shabbat Services. 

Saturday, December 2
Every Shabbat, this 50-minute discussion and study will focus on the Torah Portion of the week, Jewish ideas and values, and the task of living a life of meaning with Rabbi Sagal. See more programs in our Adult Eduction Program.
Saturday Morning Fun Club - 9:00 AM 
Morning Minyan - 9:30 AM 
Shabbat Minyan is our entirely lay-led Shabbat worship service, which is held at 9:30 AM each Shabbat morning. This service combines traditional worship with study and discussion of the weekly portion and issues in Judaism. Newcomers are warmly welcomed. Discover more about our Shabbat Services. 

Sunday, December 3
Hanukkah Judaica Shop Sale - 8:30 AM
Israeli Brunch and Learn - 8:45
AM
Ask the big questions with Michael Levi and have breakfast at the same time! Is Zionism still a movement? What does it mean to be a Reform Jew? Can there really be a two-state solution? Interested in more classes about Israel? Check our more of our Israel classes in our Adult Education Program.

Monday, December 4
Sisterhood General Meeting/Program - 6:00 PM
Join us at 6:30 PM for a lovely French-themed dinner and entertainment.  Come meet and greet, dine & socialize with old and new sisterhood members! Find out more about Sisterhood!

Tuesday, December 5
Bible Class - 9:30 AM 
How does the Torah fit into my story? Participants study Bible plus the latest events of concern to the Jewish people. Feel free to drop in on any Tuesday; you are always welcomed! See more programs in our Adult Education Program. 
Mandy Reichman Feeding Program - 5:10 PM 
The Reichman family honors the memory of their beloved daughter Mandy with this weekly Mitzvah project. Bagged lunches of sandwiches, fruit, and desserts are prepared. Each Wednesday, our truck visits a neighborhood in Elizabeth, where families have learned they can count on us for help. See more Social Action Programs.
Jewish - Christian Relations Over the Centuries - 7:30 PM 
Part of our Adult Education Program. Join Father Lawrence Frizzell, founding faculty member of the Masters Program in Jewish - Christian studies, at Seton Hall University for a 5 part series on past owes and future hopes of Jewish - Christian relations.
RSVP with Jackie Grussgott. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 908-232-6770 x 149
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Wednesday, December 6
Blankets of Love - 7:00 PM
Blankets of love is compromised of Temple Emanu-El congregants who meet monthly at the Temple to knot and crochet blankets to present to the campers at Camp Happy Times, a free one-week overnight camp for children who have or have had cancer. For more information, see our Social Action Page

Friday, December 8
Erev Shabbat Service with Choir - 7:45 PM 
Erev Shabbat Service is the cornerstone of worship at Temple Emanu-El. The service is a mix of traditional and new melodies and prayers, prayers for healing, and a sermon by one of our Rabbis. Many of the familiar "Shabbat prayers and melodies" are sung at this service. See more of our Shabbat Services.

Saturday, December 9
Holy Scrollers - 8:15 AM
Every Shabbat, this 50-minute discussion and study will focus on the Torah Portion of the week, Jewish ideas and values, and the task of living a life of meaning with Rabbi Sagal. See more programs in our Adult Eduction Program.
Saturday Morning Fun Club - 9:00 AM 
Morning Minyan - 9:30 AM 
Shabbat Minyan is our entirely lay-led Shabbat worship service, which is held at 9:30 AM each Shabbat morning. This service combines traditional worship with study and discussion of the weekly portion and issues in Judaism. Newcomers are warmly welcomed. Discover more about our Shabbat Services. 

Tuesday, December 12
Bible Class - 9:30 AM 
How does the Torah fit into my story? Participants study Bible plus the latest events of concern to the Jewish people. Feel free to drop in on any Tuesday; you are always welcomed! See more programs in our Adult Education Program. 
Mandy Reichman Feeding Program - 5:10 PM 
The Reichman family honors the memory of their beloved daughter Mandy with this weekly Mitzvah project. Bagged lunches of sandwiches, fruit, and desserts are prepared. Each Wednesday, our truck visits a neighborhood in Elizabeth, where families have learned they can count on us for help. See more Social Action Programs.
Jewish - Christian Relations Over the Centuries - 7:30 PM 
Part of our Adult Education Program. Join Father Lawrence Frizzell, founding faculty member of the Masters Program in Jewish - Christian studies, at Seton Hall University for a 5 part series on past owes and future hopes of Jewish - Christian relations.
RSVP with Jackie Grussgott. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 908-232-6770 x 149
Read the Syllabus

Wednesday, December 13
Tikkun Olam/Social Action Committee Meeting  
The Social Action/Tikkun Olam committee is meant to be the brain center for Temple Emanu-El’s social action programming. The committee provides a launching pad for congregants and committee members to recommend and support new and existing social action programming. Read more about our Social Action Programs! 

Thursday, December 14
Lighting of the Hanukkiah - 5:30 PM
Israeli Cultural Night - 7:00 PM
Stay up to date with the latest Israeli movies, foods, and music. Delve deep into Israeli culture and get the pulse of what living in Israel is all about. Check out more of our Israel classes in our Adult Education Program.
Men's Club Meeting - 7:00 PM
The Men's Club of Temple Emanu-El is a part of the Men of Reform Judaism (MRJ) and is open to all male members of the Temple. We meet the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Temple. Get involved with Men's Club! 

Friday, December 15
Study Session with Rabbi Panken - 5:15 PM 
Kehillah Tefillah - 6:00 PM
This is for students in grades 3-12. For kids only. Kehillah Tefillah is a themed Shabbat experience for our youth. Join us for a Shabbat dinner, activities, and an interactive, creative service, with opportunities for our high school teens to lead the service. See more ways you can worship for Shabbat!
Shabbat B'Yachad - 6:00 PM
Pre-Oneg Shabbat reception, followed by a service, filled with song, prayers, and stories. This is for grades kindergarten-second plus families! 
6:15 PM - Rabbi Panken Dinner
7:45 PM - Zimrat Shabbat with D'Var Torah from Rabbi Panken

Saturday, December 16
Holy Scrollers - 8:15 AM
Every Shabbat, this 50-minute discussion and study will focus on the Torah Portion of the week, Jewish ideas and values, and the task of living a life of meaning with Rabbi Sagal. See more programs in our Adult Eduction Program.
Saturday Morning Fun Club - 9:00 AM 
Morning Minyan - 9:30 AM 
Shabbat Minyan is our entirely lay-led Shabbat worship service, which is held at 9:30 AM each Shabbat morning. This service combines traditional worship with study and discussion of the weekly portion and issues in Judaism. Newcomers are warmly welcomed. Discover more about our Shabbat Services. 
Tiny Tot Shabbat - 9:30 AM 
A monthly Shabbat morning experience for young children and their families. Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, snacks, a special craft activity, and lots of fun! This is for children ages 2-6 and their families. Discover more about our Shabbat Services. 
Connie Reiter's Torah Study - 9:30 AM 
Conversations will focus on the partners of our Patriarchs and other women of note, who moved our history forward in ways that made possible the achievements of the men on whom our text concentrates. Taught by Connie Reiter. 
Sisterhood/Men's Club Joint Hanukkah Program - Comedy Night - 7:00 PM 

Sunday, December 17
Hanukkah Social Justice Program - 11:00 AM 

Monday, December 18
Dance Fitness - 4:00 PM
Check out our re-named Zumba class as our instructor, Theresa, now includes many styles of music and dance. This is a highly enjoyable, hour-long, low-impact class for both men and women. The class is now known as Dance fitness. We welcome all to join us Mondays, at 4:00 PM, Greifer Sacks Hall. There will be a $5 weekly fee. Learn more about Sisterhood.

Tuesday, December 19
Bible Class - 9:30 AM 
How does the Torah fit into my story? Participants study Bible plus the latest events of concern to the Jewish people. Feel free to drop in on any Tuesday; you are always welcomed! See more programs in our Adult Education Program. 
Mandy Reichman Feeding Program - 5:10 PM 
The Reichman family honors the memory of their beloved daughter Mandy with this weekly Mitzvah project. Bagged lunches of sandwiches, fruit, and desserts are prepared. Each Wednesday, our truck visits a neighborhood in Elizabeth, where families have learned they can count on us for help. See more Social Action Programs.

Friday, December 22
Pre-Oneg - 5:30 PM
Erev Shabbat Service - 6:00 PM 
Erev Shabbat Service is the cornerstone of worship at Temple Emanu-El. The service is a mix of traditional and new melodies and prayers, prayers for healing, and a sermon by one of our Rabbis. Many of the familiar "Shabbat prayers and melodies" are sung at this service. See more of our Shabbat Services.

Saturday, December 23
Holy Scrollers - 8:15 AM
Every Shabbat, this 50-minute discussion and study will focus on the Torah Portion of the week, Jewish ideas and values, and the task of living a life of meaning with Rabbi Sagal. See more programs in our Adult Eduction Program.
Simchat Shabbat - 9:00 AM
An intimate, informal, intergenerational service with guitar music, fellowship, and bagels. Come experience the joy of Simchat Shabbat Services followed by bagels and coffee. One of our Rabbi's and song leader, Rick Calvert, lead services. Discover more about our Shabbat Services. 
Saturday Morning Minyan - 9:30 AM
Shabbat Minyan is our entirely lay-led Shabbat worship service, which is held at 9:30 AM each Shabbat morning. This service combines traditional worship with study and discussion of the weekly portion and issues in Judaism. Newcomers are warmly welcomed. Discover more about our Shabbat Services. 

Friday, December 29
Erev Shabbat Service is the cornerstone of worship at Temple Emanu-El. The service is a mix of traditional and new melodies and prayers, prayers for healing, and a sermon by one of our Rabbis. Many of the familiar "Shabbat prayers and melodies" are sung at this service. See more of our Shabbat Services.

Saturday, December 30
Holy Scrollers - 8:15 AM
Every Shabbat, this 50-minute discussion and study will focus on the Torah Portion of the week, Jewish ideas and values, and the task of living a life of meaning with Rabbi Sagal. See more programs in our Adult Eduction Program.
Saturday Morning Minyan - 9:30 AM
Shabbat Minyan is our entirely lay-led Shabbat worship service, which is held at 9:30 AM each Shabbat morning. This service combines traditional worship with study and discussion of the weekly portion and issues in Judaism. Newcomers are warmly welcomed. Discover more about our Shabbat Services.