April 24, 2014   24 Nisan 5774

Temple Emanu-El of West Essex

A Reform Congregation

Building Community, One Relationship at a Time


Please join us for our annual Yom HaShoah commemoration

on Friday, April 25, 6:30 PM.

Keynote Speaker, Gerda Bikales, a former Temple Emanu-El member,  is the author of a memoir,

'Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death: A Holocaust Childhood'

It will be a powerful and memorable night of memory, music, and reflection.

Adult Education Presents 
a brunch on April 27, 2014

Jews and Muslims: 
Our Similarities and Differences 
as Children of Abraham 


Shamsi Ali, Spiritual Leader 
Jamaica Muslim Center, Queens

Imam Ali, a renowned Muslim scholar, has long
been active in interfaith activities, serving as an 
Advisory Board member to organizations including
the Tanenbaum Center, the Partnership of Faith,
and the Universal Clergy Coalition International.
Imam Ali was a participant in the International
Conference of Imams and Rabbis for Peace in Seville,
Spain and the first National Summit of Imams and
Rabbis of North America in 2007.

Imam Ali has lectured in synagogues and 
around the country. He was chosen as one of seven
“most influential  religious leaders in New York City”
by New York Magazine and was a recipient of the
Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award in 2009 for his work
building bridges between religious communities in the city.

His latest book, "Sons of Abraham: A Candid Conversation
about the Issues That Divide and Unite Jews
and Muslims", was written with Rabbi Marc Schneier,
with a Foreword by President Bill Clinton.

Breakfast 9:30-10AM:
Discussion & Questions 11-11:30AM

 Program Fees  $10 in advance for everyone:
$15 at the door for everyone  

Adult Education's
Lunch & Learn

Jewish Women Artists
of the Twentieth Century


Dr Barbara Tomlinson

Session 1: A group of women artists in Vienna
Session 2: Not just about women - the 1937 Munich
anti-Semitic  exhibition on “Degenerate Art”
Session 3:  Lee Krasner and difficulties  women
had being associated with a male artist.
Session 4:  Eleanor Antin, a feminist fluxus artist

Tuesdays, April 22, 29, May 6, 20
Noon-1:15 PM
Fee: $30 members $40 non-members
Bring your lunch: beverages and dessert provided.

Registration form is here

Dr. Tomlinson will be conducting an optional trip
to the Metropolitan Museum on Thursday, May 29.
$25 fee will cover bus transportation, museum
entrance, and docent tour led by Dr. Tomlinson. 
Sign-up preference given to course members;
other interested temple members
 will be on a wait-list

For a full listing of all our Adult Education
programs for the 2013-2014 season
click on the link below for the Lomdim Brochure 

Adult Education Page 



New Shabbat Services Hours

Tot Shabbat
Shabbat Yeladim Services

6:30 PM -1st Friday of the Month

Erev Shabbat Services

8:00 PM on the 1st & 3rd Friday
6:30 PM on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Friday

Many Sides of Temple Emanu-El  
Complete a brief survey to receive Holiday-themed packages from College Outreach. Click here
New this year -- more choices for gift cards! Click here
Books from our Library are right at your fingertips. Watch for our new traveling Book Cart at Oneg Shabbat.
You can celebrate Family Simchas with an engraved Leaf. Order Your Leaf Today!
If you have time to spare consider helping out in the office.
A percentage of your purchase will be donated to the Men's club. Must use this link, for men's club to get credit
URJ Weekly Newsletter  

Our latest Issue of Topics
April 2014 is available here

Upcoming Events  
Tzedakah Recipient this Month  

Tzedakah Recipient for April and May
JNF Parsons Fund

We need your participation 

Go to Social Action page to see details Click Here

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News from URJ  

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