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As a new feature, an interactive Community Calendar is being created on our website. Stay tuned for more details. 

In the meantime, please email Bruce Ticker at calendar @ pjvoice.com with details on any event you care to have listed.

 


Thursday, September 29 : Book Review Joy Comes in the morning at Adath Israel

Join retired Professor Linda Robinson as she leads a discussion on Jonathan Rosenís book, Joy Comes in the Morning, at 11:00 AM at Adath Israel, 250 N. Highland Avenue, Merion Station. Call 610-934-1919.

Thursday, September 29: Fashion Show & Dinner at Adath Israel

Adath Israelís Sisterhood invites all women to its Opening Event; featuring apparel of Anita Cohen and jewelry of Avital Mentel, with makeovers and a Fashion Show + Dinner from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Adath Israel, 250 N. Highland Avenue, Merion Station. Cost $36/person. Call 610-934-1919.

Friday, September 30: Friday Night Alive at Adath Israel

Congregation Adath Israel invites the community to attend a special 7:00 PM interactive service led by Cantor Lowe and Rabbi Wernick, with singing, dancing and prayer, followed by a festive Oneg Shabbat at Adath Israel, 250 N. Highland Avenue, Merion Station. Call 610-934-1919.

Friday, September 30: Shabbat at Beth Israel

Shabbat services will be led by Rabbi Linda Potemken at 8 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel of Media, 542 S. Middletown Road (Route 352), Media, Pa. Call 610 566-4645 for more information.

Monday, October 3 to Wednesday October 5: Rosh Hashanah Services at Tzedek v'Shalom

Mon., Oct. 3: 6:30 p.m. Family Rosh Hashanah service Newtown Friends Meeting House
7:30 p.m. pot luck dinner Court Street, Newtown

Tues., Oct. 4: 9:30 a.m. 1st day Rosh Hashanah service Newtown Friends Meeting House
10:30 a.m. Children's program Court Street, Newtown
10:30 a.m. Teen's program
following services: Tashlich 

Wed., Oct. 5: 9:30 a.m. 2nd day Rosh Hashanah Newtown Friends Meeting House
10:30 a.m. Children's program Court Street, Newtown
Informal pot luck lunch 

Torah Links Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippor Services at Katz JCC

Join Torah Links of Cherry Hill for the High Holiday Experience! Our inspirational, explanatory & spiritual Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur program will leave you feeling high on the High Holidays! Warm, friendly atmosphere Supervised program for children. Hebrew/English prayer books provided Scrumptious Kiddush. Beautiful, melody-filled prayers Magnificent shofar blowing.
ROSH HASHANAH: October 4 & 5 at 9:00 a.m., Kiddush at 11:30 a.m. followed by Shofar Blowing
YOM KIPPUR: October 12 Kol Nidrei at 6:30 p.m., October 13 at 9:00 a.m., Yizkor at 12:30 p.m.
At the Katz Jewish Community Center - Room#206, 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill
To RSVP or for more information, please call
Rabbi Yisroel Tzvi Serebrowski at (908) 770-8248
or e-mail yserebrowski@torahlinks.org 
No membership dues or synagogue affiliation required. Walk-ins are welcome. To guarantee a seat, reservations are suggested Suggested donation: $36 per person $100 per family

Aish Philadelphia's Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippor Services at Akiba Hebrew Academy

Free upon registration. (Donations appreciated.) Akiba Hebrew Academy, 223 North Highland Avenue in Merion. 

A wonderful opportunity to experience the true meaning and richness of the High Holidays. We welcome men and women of all ages and all levels of Jewish affiliation. We offer a children's program for infants through age 10. Lunch and snacks provided.

Rosh Hashanah: October 3: Evening service, October 4-5: Day & Evening programming.

Yom Kippor: October 12: Evening service. October 13: Day & Evening Programming.

For tickets, schedule and info please call 610-668-9600 or email phila@aish.com

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at Bensalem Jewish Outreach Center

Bensalem Jewish Outreach Center, 2446 Bristol Rd, Bensalem.
Rosh Hashanah,October 4th and 5th: 9 AM- Morning Services, 11:30 AM (approx)- Shofar Blowing.
Yom Kippur: October 12th: Kol Nidrei- 6:20 PM, October 13: 9 AM-Morning Services, 11:15AM (approx)- Yizkor
Cost: Free. Details: Meals and Break-the-fast meal can be set up at host homes at no charge. Info: 215-752-5032

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in East Brunswick

Explanatory High Holiday services at the Warnsdorfer School Auditorium, 9 Hardenburg Lane, East Brunswitck sponsored by Project Gesher/Torah Links of Middlesex County. 

ROSH HASHANA: Oct 3rd and 4th (Mon and Tues evening) at 6:15 PM, Oct 4th and 5th (Tues and Wed morning) at 9:00 AM 

YOM KIPPUR: Oct 12th (Wed evening)- Kol Nidre at 6:00 PM Oct 13th (Thursday) at 9:00 AM 

Suggested donation- $40 per person, $100 per family. For information (732) 613-1613 or mdlsx@torahlinks.org 

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at Beth Israel of Media

Monday, October 3, Erev Rosh Hashanah, 6:30 PM.

Tuesday, October 4, First Day Rosh Hashanah 9:00AM. Young Children's Services-Grade1 and younger 9:45-10:30AM Children's Services, Grade 2&3, 10:30-11:30AM Children's Services, Grade 4&5, 10:30-11:30AM Teen Chat Room-Join Friends to Talk About Themes of the Holy Days, 11:30AM-12:30PM led by Mark Rosenberg Tashlich Service "To Cast Away Our Sins" 

After conclusion of services on first day of Rosh Hashanah. Worshippers may bring a brown bag dairy or vegetarian lunch, to meet with fellow worshippers, and carpool to cast away breadcrumbs at a quiet pond at nearby Linvilla Orchard. 

Wednesday, October 5, Second Day Rosh Hashanah 9:00AM-1:00PM. Children's Services, all ages, 10:30-11:30AM 

Wednesday, October 12, Kol Nidre/Erev Yom Kippur 5:45PM.

Thursday, October 13, Yom Kippur Services 9:00AM-7:00PM, Drumming Meditation with Katie Sibley 2:30-3:15PM. Discussion Group 3:30-4:15PM. Healing Service 4:30. Children's Services Grade 1 and younger 9:45-10:30AM. Children's Services Grade 2&3 10:30-11:30AM. Children's Services Grade 4&5 10:30-11:30AM
Teen Chat Room-Join Friends to Talk About Themes of the Holy Days, 11:30AM-12:30PM, led by Mark Rosenberg

Services led by Rabbi Linda Potemken and Cantor Juliet Spitzer. Contact Beth Israel for ticket information: 542 South Middletown Road (Rt 352), Media, PA 19063, (610) 566-4645

Friday, October 7: Carlebach Shabbat at SJCC/BA

6:00 pm. Keep the Ruach Alive at Suburban JCC Bnai Aaron with Calebach Kabbalat Shabbat Service.

Friday, October 7, Erev Shabbat Shuvah at Beth Israel of Media

6:30PM, Led by Rabbi Linda Potemken, all are welcome. 

542 South New Middletown Road (Rt. 352), Media, PA 19063 (610) 566-4645.

Saturday, October 8: Women's Day of Renewal

Call Noa Kuzma at Tzedek v'Shalom for details 215-493-8418.

Saturday, October 8, Shabbat Shuvah at Beth Israel of Media

9:45AM, Led by Rabbi Linda Potemken, all are welcome
542 South New Middletown Road (Rt. 352), Media, PA 19063 (610) 566-4645.

Sunday, October 9: Camp Galil Fall Open House

Camp Galil 2005 was fabulous!† Camp Galil 2006 will be even better!† Camp Galil will be celebrating its 60th summer this summer. Visit the camp from 12 noon to 4 pm. at 146 Red Hill Road in Ottsville, PA.

For more information or to have an invitation sent to your friends or family contact Jackie Shahar, registrar, at registrar@campgalil.org or by phone 215 947-3788.

Sunday, October 9: Community Fair Sponsored by Klein JCC and Holy Redeemer Hospital

Remember Drive-in Movies, the original VW Beetle, the "real" Elvis and "Father Knows Best"?  Then this is the fair for you!  Join the JCCs Klein Branch and Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center  for a Community Fair on Sunday, October 9 from 11am-2pm at the JCCs Klein Branch. Get 10 Hot Tips for Living Well from area professionals plus vendors & interactive programs, fitness mini-classes, Hollistic lifestyles information, food & wine tasting, dancing, hobbies, financial planning, decorating, aromatherapy, nutrition, anti-aging, massage and more.  The pool and fitness centers will be open to everyone. The JCCs Klein Branch is located at  10100 Jamison Avenue (Red Lion and Jamison) in Northeast Philadelphia. For more information, call Phyllis Actman at 215-698-7300 ext. 175.
The JCCs Klein Branch, located on the Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Campus, is a part of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia.  The JCCs of Greater Philadelphia provides services and programs to children, adults, families and seniors in the five-county region.  The JCCs works in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the United Way of Southeastern PA.  For more information about the JCCs, call 215-446-3011 or visit www.phillyjcc.com

Wednesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 13: Yom Kippur at Tzedek v'Shalom

Wed., Oct. 12 6:30 p.m. Kol Nidre Newtown Friends Meeting House, Court Street, Newtown

Thurs., Oct. 13 9:30 a.m. Yom Kippur service Newtown Friends Meeting House
10:30 a.m. Children's service Court Street, Newtown
12:30 p.m. Yizkor service 
5:30 p.m. Group discussion:
Topic: Godliness and Humanness in Kabbalah (Eheyeh/Art Green) 
7:00 p.m. Neilah (concluding service) and potluck break-the-fast

Friday, October 14, Shabbat Services at Beth Israel of Media

8:00PM, led by Carol Caine.
Congregation Beth Israel of Media, 542 New South Middletown Rd. (Rt 352) Media, PA 19063 (610) 566-4645 All are welcome.

Sunday, October 16: Sukkah Decorating Party

Family Sukkah Decorating Party, sponsored by Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El Sisterhood and Menís Club will be held on Sunday, October 16 at 12:30 pm at 1001 Remington Road, Wynnewood. Bring a dairy lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided.    

Sunday, October 16: Reinventing the Synagogue as Mishpacha

Dr. Rela Mintz Geffen, President of Baltimore Hebrew University will speak at Temple Beth Hillel Beth El 9:45am on the changing role of synagogues in America and how they respond to the American family.

Sunday, October 16: Sukkah Building & Decorating in Media

Building the Sukkah-Teens and Adults. 10:00AM-12:00PM 

Sukkah Decorating and Pizza Party--all ages. 12 Noon-1:30PM, 

Congregation Beth Israel, 542 New South Middletown Rd., (Rt. 352) Media, PA 19063 (610) 566-4645. RSVP Required.

Monday, October 17: Erev Sukkot Dinner at Beth Israel of Media

7:00PM RSVP and fee required, 542 New South Middletown Road, (Rt 352) Media, PA 19063
610 566-4645

Tuesday, October 18: Family Sukkot Services

Family Sukkot Services will be held on Tuesday. October 18, 9:30 am at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, 1001 Remington Road, Wynnewood. Following services enjoy a festive Kiddush in the Sukkah. 610-649-5300 

Wednesdays starting October 19: Jewish, Alive and American

What: An immersion course in Judaism and the experience of being Jewish in the 21st century. It will explore the intersection between traditional Judaism and our lives today through text study and discussion. 

Who: The course is appropriate for: 1. Jews interested in re-exploring Judaism as adults, or returning to it for the first time; 2. people considering conversion; 3. non-Jews in an interfaith relationship who want to better understand the religion of their Jewish partner; 4. people interested in pursuing an adult bar/bat mitzvah.

When: October 19, 2005 - for 30 weeks on Wednesday nights.

Teacher: Rabbi Rosalind Glazer

Where: Mishkan Shalom in Manayunk

Information, registration: 215-508-0226

Chol Hamoed Sukkot, October 20, 21, 23: Jewish Tours

Shalomphillytours will lead two-hour guided tours in the historical neighborhoods in center city during Hol Ha'moed. Talks will feature over 300 years of Jewish history through readings and visits to site-related homes and institututions. It will cover past personalities and modern contributors to Philadelphia. For times and dates, call Linda Nesvisky at 215 635-3494 and access her Web site at www.shalomphillytours.com.  

Friday, October 21 and Friday, November 4: Carlebach Shabbat at SJCC/BA

6:00 pm. Keep the Ruach Alive at Suburban JCC Bnai Aaron with Calebach Kabbalat Shabbat Service followed by Shabbat Dinner. $15 adult, $10 child, max $50 per family. Non-members $20 adult, $15 child, max $60 per family. Prospective members free. RSVP: 610-446-1967. office@sjccba.org

Friday, October 21: Shabbat Services & Sukkot Dinner in Media

Shabbat Services, followed by Sukkot Dinner, 6:30PM
Led by Rabbi Linda Potemken. Congregation Beth Israel, 542 New South Middletown Road (Rt 352) Media, PA 19063 (610) 566-4645. Contact Beth Israel for more information.

Shabbat, October 22: JTA Awards Rabbi Neil Cooper

Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, 1001 Remington Road, Wynnewood, will hold a special celebration during services on Shabbat, October 22 to honor Rabbi Neil Cooperís receiving an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Jewish Theological Seminary. Services begin at 9:30 am and the festivities will continue in the Sukkah following services.

Saturday, October 22, Shabbat/Sukkot Services in Media

9:45AM, followed by potluck lunch in the Sukkah, 12 Noon. Led by Rabbi Linda Potemken. 
Congregation Beth Israel of Media, 542 New South Middletown Road, (Rt 352) Media, PA 19063 (610) 566-4645. Call for more information.

Sunday, October 23: Columbia Unbecoming at TBHBE

The Israel Advocacy Committee of Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, 1001 Remington Road, will be showing the film Columbia Unbecoming on Sunday, October 23 beginning at 10:00 am as part of their monthly film festival. Asaf Romirowsky, Campus Watch, Middle East Forum will give remarks.

Sunday, October 23: Family Succah Party

Aish Philadelphia Family Succah Party at 12pm at Bala Cynwyd. For info please call 610-668-9600 or email phila@aish.com

Sunday, October 23: Bowling Katrina/ Rita Fundraiser in South N.J.

501 S. White Horse Pike, Stratford, NJ, 6-8 P.M.
Suggested donation $10. We guarantee that at least 95 cents of each dollar donated goes directly to
help the cause.
The South Jersey community will have fun bowling and at the same time help raise funds for Katrina and Rita Relief.  All ages are invited to participate - friends, families, singles, seniors, league bowlers, everyone. Light refreshments will be served.

Make check payable to B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief and send to: 1420 Walnut Street, Suite 720, Philadelphia, PA 19102,  To use a credit card call: 215-790-0720. You must call to reserve if you plan on paying at the door.

Sunday, October 23: Musicals to Opera at Klein JCC

Vocal performance. Musicals to Opera. Lunch - 11:30 a.m., Performance Ė 12:30 p.m. $8 members / $12 general. The JCCs Klein Branch 10100 Jamison Avenue, 215 / 698-7300.

Monday, October 24, Consecration at Beth Israel of Media

Erev Simchat Torah/Shemini Atzeret Services including Consecration Ceremony 6:45PM Congregation Beth Israel of Media, 542 New South Middletown Road, (Rt 352) Media, PA 19063 (610) 566-4645. All are welcome.

Tuesday, October 25: Family Simchat Torah at TBHBE

A Family Simchat Torah Service will be held at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, 1001 Remington Road, Wynnewood on Tuesday, October 25 beginning at 7:00 pm. Families are encouraged to bring their children to rejoice and dance with the Torah.

Tuesday, October 25: Dancing in the Street at SJCC/BA

Suburban Jewish Community Center-Bnai Aaron's Simchat Torah Celebration, "Dancing in the Street". Join us for a festive evening of singing, dancing and Torah. Simchat Torah celebration to follow Maariv at 7:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Open to the public. SJCC-BA, 560 Mill Rd. (located on Mill Rd. between Karakung and Darby Rd.) 610-446-1967.

Friday, October 28, Shabbat Services at Beth Israel of Media

 8:00PM, Congregant led. Congregation Beth Israel, 542 New South Middletown Rd. (Rt. 352) Media, PA 19063
(610) 566-4645. All are welcome.

Saturday, October 29: Parents and Children Together

Held at Temple Beth Hillel Beth El at 4pm. Includes Parent and Child Learning for parents with children ages 4-12 and Shabbat Cafe and Bet Midrash for teens and adults. Followed by afternoon prayer, the third Shabbat meal, and havdalah. Come to study and schmooze on Shabbat afternoons at Temple Beth Hillel Beth El, 1001 Remington Road, Wynnewood.

Saturday, October 29, Shabbat Services at Beth Israel of Media

8:00PM, Congregant led. Congregation Beth Israel, 542 New South Middletown Rd. (Rt. 352) Media, PA 19063 (610) 566-4645. All are welcome.

Sunday, October 30: Lox & Bagels with Mike Berman from Champion Home Inspections

Suburban JCC B'nai Aaron Men's Club presents their own Mike Berman from Champion Home Inspections to discuss "Home Inspections & How to Get Your Home Ready For Winter". 10am at SJCC/BA. Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Lox & Bagels breakfast is included. Do you have a current problem in your house that you can not solve? Stop by and ask Mike. He may be able to help you during the Q&A session.

Sunday, October 30: Boys Town Jerusalem Tribute Dinner

Boys Town Jerusalem will honor longtime leaders Deborah and Henri Levit of Bryn Mawr. The dinner will also feature the presentation of the Jan Zwartendijk Humanitarian Award to the late Giovanni Palatucci, Chief of Police in Fiumi, Italy, during WWII for saving the lives of over 5,000 Jews. Accepting the award will be Palatucciís nephew Biagio "Gene" DeSimone, a Philadelphia automobile dealer. The Zwartendijk Award is named for the honorary Dutch Consul to Lithuania during WWII, who saved thousands of Jews from the Nazis. For information of reservations contact Boys Town Jerusalem at 215-887-1590, or by e-mail: phillybtj@nex-i.com. Dietary laws observed.

Sunday, October 30: Michael Brecker Stem Cell Drive

10 am to 3 pm at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road. Jazz saxophone great, Michael Brecker, husband, father of 2 children ages 12 and 16, has Myelodysplastic Syndrome. His only hope is a bone marrow transplant. He has not found a match. Michaelís best chance of finding a donor lies with persons of Eastern European Jewish ancestry. If you are 18 to 60 years-old, you may be able to save a life. See http://www.michaelki.org/ for details.

You may be his miracle match!