An Attitude of Gratitude

Description: Rabbi Adena Blum will lead participants on an examination of Jewish texts relating to gratitude and offer participants tools for recognizing – and cultivating – thankfulness in their own lives. A kosher lunch will be served and there is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.

Date: Thursday, November 30th at 12:20pm

Location: Congregation Beth Chaim (329 Village Rd. East, Princeton Junction)

RSVP: is required by 11/22 to Beth Englezos at bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100, ext. 126

Hunger & What We Can Do To Help

Description: Michelle Napell, Executive Director of JFCS, will talk about hunger in our area and what the agency is doing to help. A kosher lunch will be served and there is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 12:30pm

Location: Beth El Synagogue (50 maple Stream Road, East Windsor)

RSVP: is required by 11/3 to Beth Englezos at bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100, ext. 126.

The Story of Gold’s Horseradish with Marc Gold

Description: When the Gold family first started grinding horseradish roots into gourmet horseradish in 1932, the first jars were hand labeled and distributed to New York’s finest delis. Now their products include mustard, soups and sauces and are available across the U.S. After 44 years of crying, Marc Gold and his two partners sold the business in 2015. Hear the story of building the business from Marc, grandson of founder Hyman Gold. A kosher lunch will be served and there is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.

Date: October 18th at 12:30PM
Location: Beth El Synagogue (50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor)
RSVP: is required by 10/11 to Beth Englezos at bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100, ext. 126

 

Counting Our Days- Making Our Days Count

Description: As we gather between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Ann Berman-Waldorf will lead us in conversation about what makes a life well lived. Loosely based around the text from Psalms,”,” (90:12); this discussion will focus on finding meaning, purpose and a sense of renewal as we begin a new year. A kosher lunch will be served and there is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.

Date: September 28th at 12:30pm
Location: Congregation Beth Chaim (329 Village Rd. East, Princeton Junction, NJ)
RSVP: Required by 9/20 to Beth Englezos at  bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100, ext. 126.

Mosaic and Mikvah: Synagogues in Ancient Israel Before & After The Destruction of the Second Temple

Join us for a visual tour of archaeological finds in Israel that shed new light on Jewish religious practices while the Second Temple still stood and after its destruction. This program will be presented by Beverly Rubman and Roslyn Vanderbilt. A kosher lunch will be served and there is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.

Date: September 13th at 12:30pm
Location: Beth El Synagogue (50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor NJ)
RSVP:  required by 9/8 to Beth Englezos at bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100, ext. 126.

When The Holidays Hurt: Grief During A Time of Celebration

Description: This program is a unique one-time support session for all who are grieving. It will cover: living with your sadness when others are celebrating family at festive meals; attendance at High Holiday services (Must I attend? What do I do when I get there? How can I prepare for what I will see and hear); and finding comfort in community. This group will be facilitated by Chaplain Beverly Rubman. Light refreshments will be served. To see the flyer for this event, please click here.

When: Wednesday, September 6th
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: Jewish Family & Children’s Service (707 Alexander Rd, Ste. 102, Princeton NJ)

Registration: FREE! Pre-registeration required; contact Beverly Rubman at Beverlyr@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100 ext. 151

Jewish Bereavement Group

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County will launch a new Jewish Bereavement Group for Jewish adults who have lost a spouse or a partner within the last 18 months. Facilitated by Chaplain Beverly Rubman, this is a weekly group in which members will converse openly and support one another through the grief process.

When:  For six Wednesdays; Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29

Time:  10:30 a.m. to noon

Where:  Jewish Family & Children’s Service, 707 Alexander Rd, Ste. 102, Princeton, NJ

Cost:  $54 for 6 sessions

To Register:  Contact Beverly Rubman at Beverlyr@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100, ext. 151

The Ottoman Lieutenant- A Movie Review

Date: July 27 at 12:30pm

Where: Congregation Beth Chaim (329 Village Rd. East, Princeton Junction)

A beautiful, strong-willed, woman, who, frustrated by ongoing injustice at home, leaves the United States to work at a remote medical mission within the Ottoman Empire – a world both exotic and dangerous, and on the brink of what is about to become the first World War. Now, with invading army forces at their doorstep, and the world about to plunge into all-out war, she must make a decision if she wants to be what other people want her to be, or to be herself. Please join Rabbi Wisnia for a discussion of this historic period – and a movie review. A kosher lunch will be served. The program is open to all and there is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.

RSVP: Required by 7/23 to Beth Englezos at bethe@jfcsonline.org at 609-987-8100, ext. 126

Summer Reading Series- The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan For End-Of-Life Care

When: June 29th at 12:30pm

Where: Congregation Beth Chaim (329 Village Road East, Princeton Junction)

Book by:  Angelo E. Volandes

Details: Dr. Angelo E. Volandes believes that a life well lived deserves a good ending. Through the stories of seven patients and seven very different end-of-life experiences, he demonstrates that what people who are approaching the end of their lives need most is not new technologies but one simple thing: The Conversation. He argues for a radical re-envisioning of the patient-doctor relationship and offers ways to talk about this difficult issue to ensure that patients will be at the center and in charge of their medical care. This might be the most important conversation you ever have. Discussion is led by Rabbi Adena Blum. A kosher lunch will be served. This program is open to all and there is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.

RSVP is required by 6/23 to Beth Englezos at bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100 ext. 126.