Black Square: Malevich and the Origin of Suprematism
Thursday, December 5 at 7:00 PM
YIVO at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY (Map) Category: Books and authors
Kazimir Malevich (1879-1935) was a pioneer of abstract art and a founder of the avant-garde Suprematist movement in Russia. His painting, Black Square, was the quintessence of his Suprematist project and an outstanding breakthrough in the history of modern art, anticipating the development of geometrical abstraction in the West in the 20th century. In this lecture, Aleksandra Shatskikh speaks about the significance of this single painting, and sheds new light on Malevich, his legacy and influence, and the genesis of the Suprematist movement. The book “Black Square: Malevich and the Origin of Suprematism” will be available for sale at the event.
Community Shabbat Dinner for New and Prospective Members
Friday, December 6 at 6:00 PM
Congregation Beth Israel, 18 Shalom Way, Scotch Plains, NJ (corner of Martine Avenue). (Map) Category: Families
Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will host a Community Shabbat Dinner to welcome new and prospective members on Friday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. The dinner is open to families in the community. The meal will be a traditional Friday night kosher chicken and brisket dinner.
Following the dinner, everyone is invited to join Congregation Beth Israel’s Friday night services at 7:30 p.m. These casual family-friendly services are held in the round, and are always open to the community. An Oneg Shabbat will follow Friday night services.
To sign up for the Community Shabbat Dinner or for more information, contact Congregation Beth Israel at (908) 889-1830 or Lisa Strug at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by: The dinner is jointly sponsored by Congregation Beth Israel's Member Relations Committee, Sisterhood and Men’s Club
Highland Park Minyan Shabbaton: Lending and Borrowing - Jewish Values/Jewish Law Lecture/Discussion
Friday, December 6 at 6:30 PM
Private Home in Highland Park (Fri - Session 1); Reformed Church of Highland Park (Sat - Sessions 2 & ), 337 North Fifth Avenue Highland Park( Friday) Sat & Sun: Reformed Church of Highalnd Park (Map) Category: Books and authors, Learning, Religious services
A Shabbaton led by scholar-in-residence Stephen Eisdorfer
Session 1: Friday evening, December 6th: Kabbalat Shabbat service and discussion
337 North Fifth Avenue Highland Park, 6:30 pm
Saturday morning December 7th at noon, in the second floor meeting room of the Reformed Church of Highland Park,after Shabbat services starting at 10:00 am
Saturday afternoon December 7th at 2: 30 pm, in the first floor “quilt room” of the Reformed Church of Highland Park.
Each session will be independent; later sessions will be more informative as build-ons to earlier ones.
As preparation, read or listen to Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice at http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/book/Merchant-of-Venice
Saturday, December 7 at 5:00 PM
Temple Shalom of Aberdeen, 5 Ayrmont Lane, Aberdeen, NJ (Map) Category: Families, Film
A fiddler on the roof? Sounds crazy, no? Well then how does a sing-along “Fiddler on the Roof” complete with props sound?
Everyone is invited to sing along with Tevye, Tzeitel, Golde and the rest of the shtetl at this screening of Fiddler on the Roof, the 1971 Academy Award-winning film, on Saturday, December 7 at 5:00 pm at Temple Shalom, 5 Ayrmont Lane in Aberdeen.
Join us for a viewing of the film, a box meal and dessert and a bag full of fun props to use as the film progresses. Say those memorable lines and sing those unforgettable tunes as you hold your own Sabbath “candles” or do the wedding’s bottle dance with your own top hat and bottle from the prop bag. Join the audience in a round of “If I Were a Rich Man” with as much chutzpah as you can manage. Lyrics and instructions will be posted, so all can easily join in. Come as your favorite character to add to the fun!
The price of this event is $15 for adults, $12 for children under 13 for advance sales with tickets for groups of ten or more $12 each. Tickets will be $20 for adults and $15 for children at the door. The ticket price covers a box dinner, dessert, and a bag of props. In addition, popcorn, candy, cold and hot drinks will be available for sale.
Payment can be made to Temple Shalom through the temple office. For more information, email FiddlerAtTempleShalom@gmail.com or call the temple office at 732-566-2621.
Temple Shalom office at 732-566-2621.
Saturday, December 7 at 7:00 PM
Congregation Beth Ahm, 56 Grove Avenue, Verona, New Jersey 07044 (Map) Category: Fundraisers
Tickets are on sale for the 4th Annual Tricky Tray of the Women’s League of Congregation Beth Ahm of Verona to be held on Saturday, December 7,2013 at 7:00 pm. More than 100 prizes range from beauty and spa products to great cookware; from children’s toys to pet baskets; and from cinema tickets to gift certificates to local restaurants. Fabulous grand prizes as well. Admission: $15 in advance, $18 at the door
Mariagold@comcast.net or email@example.com or 973-857-2596
Sponsored by: Women's League of Congregation Beth Ahm
Saturday, December 7 at 8:00 PM
South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way (Map) Category: Performances
Richard Lewis holds the honor of being named by Comedy Central one of the top 50 stand-up comedians of all time and he was charted on GQ Magazine’s list of the ’20th Century’s Most Influential Humorists’. Lewis has taken his lifelong therapy fodder and carved it into a commanding, compelling art form. His early career as a stand-up brought him to the top of his ranks. Over time and through a variety of mediums, he broadened his exposure and more and more came on board to appreciate his brilliantly warped world. With scores of diverse guest acting appearances in TV series and films, the closest to his heart was his four year run in ABC’s critically acclaimed series “Anything But Love,” co-starring Jamie Lee Curtis. Lewis co-wrote and starred in the cult classic film Diary of a Young Comic, which first aired on NBC in the “Saturday Night Live” time slot at its highest ratings period. Late night TV viewers and media junkies are familiar with his frequent guest appearances. He may hold the title to having the most late night appearances, chalking up well over 100 appearances with Dave, Jay, Conan, Jon, Stern, Ferguson and Maher.
SOPAC Box Office: 973-313-2787
Sponsored by: Presented by the South Orange Performing Arts Center
Sunday, December 8 at 9:30 AM
Temple Shalom of Aberdeen, 5 Ayrmont Lane, Aberdeen, NJ (Map) Category: Children, Families
Join us at Temple Shalom for Torah Tots. This is a parent and child program for children ages 2 to 5 (pre-K) that is open to Temple and community members. The morning starts at 9:30 am with “Snack and Shmooze” time followed by the program from 10:00 to 11:30 am.
We will learn about the Jewish holidays and Shabbat through activities such as songs, crafts and snacks. There will be story telling by our Rabbi and singing with our Cantor.
Torah Tots is offered courtesy of the Sisterhood of Temple Shalom. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Torah Tots will also meet on January 5, February 2, March 2 and April 6.
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Multi talented Dmitri ‘Zisl’ Slepovitch returns to the Hayloft Stage with a frelach afternoon concert featuring Jewish music from around the world. Join us for a holiday season musical feast for your ears, heart and soul. Tickets are $18 members, and $20 non-members.
The Jewish Heritage Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is handicapped accessible.
For further information please call the Museum at 732-252-6990 or visit http://www.jhmomc.org to order tickets online.
Sponsored by: The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County
A panel discussion with noted Columnist Mona Charen of the National Review and Lori Lowenthal Marcus founder of Z Street on how President Barack Obama’s policies are creating a weaker America globally and a more dangerous world for us all to live in. Part of a series of political programs presented by the Republican Jewish Coalition.
Ariella Rechthand 212-922-0839 firstname.lastname@example.org
Program will be follwed by holiday reception with latkes and jelly donuts.
$10 per person Students are FREE of charge.
Sponsored by: Republican Jewish Coalition Central New Jersey Chapter
Sunday, December 8 at 7:00 PM
Rutgers Chabad, 170 College Ave. New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (Map) Category: Lectures
The Central New Jersey Chapter of the RJC is hosting an exclusive panel discussion “Obama: A Weaker America, a More Dangerous World” featuring Mona Charen, Columnist, and Lori Lowenthal Marcus, Founder of Z Street.
The program will be followed by a holiday reception with Latkes and Jelly Doughnuts
RSVP Required. 212-922-0839 or email@example.com
212-922-0839 - RJC NY Office
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, December 9 at 1:00 PM
Congregation B'nai Israel , 1488 Old Freehold Road, Toms River NJ (Map) Category: Learning
Rabbi Ellen Wolintz-Fields will speak at the first in a series of discussions about the various types of Judaism. Her topic will be Conservative Judaism. There will be time for questions and comments. Refreshments will be served. A Donation of Ten Dollars to Hadassah of Toms River is appreciated.
Please call Jean Glass at 732-901-5178 Before Dec. 5, to reserve your place.
Attend our Upcoming KVU Open House Event:
Monday, December 9th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Children 2.0 years - 3.3 years old in January will be eligible for the Winter 2014 semester. $100 off KVU Tuition for all Open House Attendees!
Open Play for the kids while you learn more about the KVU program, directly from our KVU teachers - there is no application process and enrollment is currently underway!
If you cannot attend the Open House, call us to schedule a private tour!
Please RSVP to email@example.com, or call us at 973-750-8345. (973) 750-8345| firstname.lastname@example.org | kidville.com
or call 973-750-8345
The PCLC invites potential high school students and their parent(s) to the PCLC, from 10:00 to 11:30am for an introduction to our revolutionary educational model enhanced by technology and featuring excellent teaching by subject experts. Participate in model classes and a Q&A Session; meet our director, staff, and current students. Register here: www.pclcnj.com/openhouse
Music Treasures of the American Yiddish Theatre: Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series
Sunday, December 15 at 3:00 PM
YIVO at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street (Map) Category: Music, Performances
Join us as we celebrate the work of most popular composers from the golden age of Yiddish American theatre, otherwise known as the “Big Four of Second Avenue:” Abraham Ellstein, Alexander Olshanetsky, Sholom Secunda and Joseph Rumshinsky. This concert features these composers’ hits for the Yiddish stage, as well as their classical, cantorial, and American musical compositions, works which are almost never performed, and in some cases, entirely forgotten. The music featured in this concert is from the collections of the radio station WEVD, the papers of Abraham Ellstein, and the Sidney Krum Jewish Music and Yiddish Theatre Memorial Collections at YIVO Institute.
Box Office: smarttix.com | 212.868.4444
Sponsored by: The Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series
The Hester Street Troupe, a group specializing in Klezmer and Jewish entertainment has been electrifying audiences for over thirty years. Their extraordinary repertoire consists of Klezmer, a style where the clarinet imitates human emotions like laughing and crying, songs from Yiddish Vaudeville and Second Avenue theatres, as well as classic older and more contemporary Jewish Melodies.
$25 per person, $18 early bird special (payment received by 12/10), $10 children 3-12
Contact the office at 732-367-1677 or 732-363-5190 for tickets or additional information.
What Does it Mean to Be Pro-Israel in America Today
Monday, December 16 at 8:15 PM
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128 (Map) Category: Lectures
A new voice for Israel takes on the old guard:J Street’s Jeremy Ben-Ami squares off against AJC’s David Harris and Commentary’s John Podhoretz in a conversation about what it means to be pro-Israel in this day and age. The 92nd St Y will host the event on Monday, December 16 at 8:15pm, moderated by Forward editor-in-chief Jane Eisner. Open to the public; tickets required
Volunteer with Mitzvah Mania: Make a friend with special needs
Sunday, December 22 at 10:30 AM
Group Home, Orange, NJ (Map) Category: Learning
Help adults and teens with special needs complete an art project that they’ll be proud of. If you are interested in with Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey. This volunteer opportunity is open to teens between the ages of 12-18.
email@example.com, (973) 929-2963
Sponsored by: The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life
Monday, December 23 at 4:00 PM
The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life, 901 Rt 10 Whippany, NJ (Map) Category: Fundraisers, Learning
Join us as we collect items for Hurricane Sandy victims still in need, and raise money for victims of the Typhoon in the Phillipines at The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life in Whippany.
RSVP to Dara at firstname.lastname@example.org or (973)929-2963. Teens between the ages of 12 and 18 are welcome to participate.
email@example.com, (973) 929-2963
Sponsored by: The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life
Tuesday, December 24 at 9:00 PM
Mister East, 2401 Wood Avenue Roselle NJ 07203 (Map) Category: Singles
The Matzoball began 27 years ago as an annual Jewish singles event taking place on Christmas Eve in multiple cities across the US. Young Jews would find themselves on vacation with nothing to do on a night where practically everything was closed. This posed a problem because even staying at home was not an option – everything on the Television and radio was geared toward the celebration of Christmas! So why not throw a big party where all your friends could get together and mingle, socialize and network?
Why not indeed! Twenty-seven years and innumerable friendships, hookups and marriages later, the Matzoball is now an American Jewish institution that includes events year round as well as travel opportunities and more!
Thursday, January 2 at 6:30 PM
Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth, 201 South Third Avenue, Highland Park, NJ (Map)
The Highland Park Conservative Temple - Congregation Anshe Emeth is hosting an event on January 5. 2014 that will provide college selection information to high school juniors and seniors. We will have a panel of college students present on how they chose the college they did, and give information on Jewish life on campus. We will also have a few campus Jewish life professionals give tips on Jewish life on campus and what to look for. Dairy dinner will be served.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 30, 2013.
Mitchel Rosen, email@example.com
Sponsored by: Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth
Sunday, January 5 at 12:00 PM
Temple Shalom of Aberdeen, 5 Ayrmont Lane, Aberdeen, NJ (Map) Category: Health
JACS (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others) will present an informative program on substance abuse and addiction at noon on January 5th.
JACS is dedicated to promoting knowledge and understanding of the disease of alcoholism and chemical dependency as it involves the Jewish community.
The session will include a DVD, an addict and parent sharing their stories and a question and answer period. The program is presented by the Adult Jewish Growth committee of Temple Shalom. Temple Shalom is located at 5 Ayrmont Lane in Aberdeen.
Ed Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Temple Shalom at 732-566-2621
Sponsored by: Temple Shalom of Aberdeen Adult Jewish Growth Committee
Early Learning Center Offers Free Fun With My Grown Up
Tuesday, January 14 at 10:00 AM
Temple Shalom of Aberdeen, 5 Ayrmont Lane, Aberdeen, NJ (Map) Category: Children, Learning
The Early Learning Center of Temple Shalom is pleased to offer a winter session of their popular free program for toddlers – Fun With My Grown Up. All are welcome to bring a child ages 30 months and younger for their first preschool experience full of play, singing, crafts and more. Bring friends or make new ones.
“Our fall session was successful and we are pleased to be able to continue this program for free,” says Director of Schools Cindy Terebush. “Our Fun With My Grown Up program will get children comfortable in a preschool classroom before they have to separate from a parent or caregiver. Just like our 2-5 year old students who have the benefit of multi-age experiences in our open classroom, they will play, have sensory experiences, sing songs, explore art and spend time in a safe, social setting.”
Fun With My Grown Up will take place every Tuesday from January 14-March 25 at 10:00-11:00 am. Register for as many Tuesdays as you wish. To save your space or get more information, call Cindy Terebush 732-566-2961 or email email@example.com.
Friday, March 21 at 10:00 AM
Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Drive, Somerset NJ (Map) Category: Families, Seniors
More than 250 American artisans will personally show and sell their handcrafted work at the 21st annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ.
Craftspeople at the Festival are jury-selected and are the finest artisans from around the country. They will showcase their latest works in functional and decorative pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, wood, metal, leather, furniture, home accessories, photography and fine art.
In addition to browsing and buying one-of-a-kind items, craft lovers will experience the fun, family-oriented tradition of the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival including small-batch foods to try and buy from specialty purveyors, demonstrations from master craftspeople, interactive children’s activities and live music.
For more information, including admission discounts, exhibitor lists and directions visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com or call (800) 210-9900. Free parking is available on site. Images of some of the work are available at http://www.sugarloafcrafts.com/pr/spring_somerset_photo.html.
-Friday, March 21: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
-Saturday, March 22: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
-Sunday, March 23: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.