Tuesday, October 17, 2017

EVENT: Shabbat Service with Professional Choir and Organ, Saturday, Nov. 4, 9:30 AM

Don't miss our traditional AJ Shabbat Service with Professional Choir and Organ! 9:30 AM

EVENT: The Shabbat Experience, Friday, Nov. 3, 5:45 PM at Beth Sholom

At Beth Sholom at 5:45 PM. Learning for all ages. The topic will be: The Jewish Calendar: Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper). Follow the movement of the Jewish calendar through touch, taste, smell and feel. Learn about the numbers, seasons and moon phases that mark our year. No Kabbalat Shabbat at AJ.

EVENT: Lecture Series on the End of Life Journey, from Nov. 1 to Dec. 13

Lecture Series: L’Chaim!: Jewish Wisdom for the End-of-Life Journey. This 6-part lecture series explores traditional and contemporary, psychological and spiritual approaches to end-of-life issues, bereavement and healing in the face of loss. The series is sponsored by AJ, Jewish Relationships Initiative, Goldsteins', and Da'at institute. The sessions are free and open to the community and begin at 7:30 PM at AJ. Remaining dates for sessions are: Nov. 8, Nov. 15, Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13.

The topic for the first part is: The Caring for Our Aging Parents, Caring for Ourselves: The Art of Caregiving, presented by Rabbi Richard Address of Jewish Sacred Aging.

The topic for the second part is: More than An Ethical Will: Conversations on Life and Legacy, presented by Rabbi David Levin, Jewish Relationships Initiative.

The topic for the third part is: Moses’ Death in Torah and Midrash: Sacred Stages of the Mystery of Dying, presented by Reb Simcha Raphael, DA’AT Institute for Death Awareness, Advocacy and Training.

The topic for the fourth part is: Exploring Jewish Views of the Afterlife: Contemporary Implications, presented by Reb Simcha Raphael, DA’AT Institute for Death Awareness, Advocacy and Training.

The topic for the fifth part is: Wisdom of Jewish Death Rituals: Mourning, Meaning and Memorialization, presented by Rabbi Rachel Kobrin, Adath Jeshurun Congregation and Rabbi David Levin, Jewish Relationships Initiative.

The topic for the final part is: Transforming Darkness Into Light: Songs of Comfort for Walking the Grief Journey, presented by Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael, Darkaynu Jewish Community.

EVENT: Challah Sale, Friday, Oct. 27 from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Purchase challah baked the previous night by AJ/BSC youth. Individual mini-loaves of chocolate chip, plain, or rosemary/sea salt are $5 each and all proceeds go to charity. Preorder by sending an email to oyrprogramming@gmail.com, with your name and number of loaves of each type; then, pick them up at AJ (in the Preschoool office from 7 to 6) or at Beth Sholom.

EVENT: AJ Fall Blood Drive, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2:30 to 7:30 PM

Perform a potentially life-saving mitzvah by donating blood at AJ between 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Open slots are still available. Please consider being a donor; the supplies are low while the need remains high. To schedule an appointment, go to http://www.redcrossblood.org/.

Monday, September 18, 2017

EVENT: AJWA Sisterhood Opening Event, Sunday, October 22 at 10:00 PM

Join us for brunch from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM in the Braemer Foyer. Bring your ideas, interests, and friends, and meet our new leadership team. We'll also be screening "A Good Uplift," an award-winning short film (12 minutes) that provides a light-hearted look at a famous lingerie shop on the Lower East Side of New York City where Jewish grandmother and owner embraces and enhances women of all shapes and sizes in pursuit of the perfect bra. In connection with the film, we'll be collecting new or gently used bras for "Support the Girls," an organization that collects and distributes bras and menstrual hygiene products to homeless women and girls. Contact Naomi Atkins at nrsa@comcast.net with any questions.

EVENT: Auditions for Beth Sholom/Adath Jeshurun Players, Oct. 16 and 19

Attention all would-be thespians! If you've never been in a show and always wanted to be…come and join us for auditions for this year's production: "Guys and Dolls". We have lots of roles for adults and kids. Auditions are at AJ on Monday, October 16 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM and at Beth Sholom on Thursday, October 19 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. We also need helpers for backstage work, costumes, make-up, ticket sales and PR. The show will take place on February 8, 10 and 11. You can download a flyer with more info at http://www.adathjeshurun.info/Guy_and_Dolls_Audition_Announcement.pdf. Questions? Call Lana Dishler at 215.782.1015.