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The Jewish Center of Princeton

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435 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 Select a Country:
(609) 921-0100 thejewishcenter.org

May 2019

Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Memorial Day

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 Select a Country:
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Free

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 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 Select a Country:
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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 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
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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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Jewish Center Women presents: Israeli Dancing

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
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$12

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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Join Us as we Celebrate Israel’s Independence Day!

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 Select a Country:
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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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Yom Haatzmaut / Open House

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 Select a Country:
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Come see all the great things The Jewish Center has to offer! Participate in Israel’s Independence Day 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 FREE and OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY! For more information please contact Sharon Diamondstein at sdiamondstein@thejewishcenter.org  

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Great Minds Salon: Holocaust Memory in America

May 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
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$5

Jenny Rich will be speaking about “Holocaust Memory in America”. This talk focuses on the ways in which society remembers the Holocaust, and how and in what ways this remembering affects individuals, particularly the descendants of survivors, today. Jenny Rich is the Director of the Rowan Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rowan University. Her research focuses on mass violence and memory. Jenny’s writing has most recently appeared in The Hechinger Report, The…

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Shabbat Katan

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 Select a Country:
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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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How do you think? A Jewish & Scientific Exploration of Consciousness

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
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$10

Panelists: Rabbi Daniel Nevins and Michael S. A. Graziano, PhD Judaism and neuroscience have much to say about consciousness. Join us as Princeton University professor Michael Graziano discusses his current research on the neurological basis of consciousness with Rabbi Daniel Nevins, Dean of the Jewish Theological Seminary Rabbinical School. Our panelists will explore how do we think? What does it mean to be conscious of ourselves, our emotions, our decisions, and our memories? How is it that we are aware…

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

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
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$72

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 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
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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 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
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CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES: Join TJC’s Mini Mitzvah Corps for a Princeton Scavenger Hunt Sunday, May 19, 12:45 pm The Scavenger Hunt will educate young families on historically important Jewish sites in Princeton! MEET AT 12:45PM INSIDE 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!…

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Join Us For An Inspiring Visit

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
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$30.00

May 22, 9:00 am Center for Holocaust, Human Right and Genocide Education in Lincroft, NJ Sponsored by The Jewish Center Princeton Our day will include: A guided tour of the exhibit, which engages visitors with the compelling human story behind the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, and the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Through video testimony and archival items of local survivors, visitors can connect the lessons of genocide to today’s world. Box Lunch A visit with Claire Bohren,…

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