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  • For members of B'nai Shalom and the broader community.
  • Study Jewish history, text and traditions; explore arts and ideas; reflect on our lives, Israel, and the world we live in.
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Our Upcoming Events...


Tikkun Leyl Shavuot

Sun • May 16, 2021 • 8:00 pm

Join us after services as Rabbi Tobin and members of our congregation study Pirkei Avot - The Ethics of our Ancestors, late into the evening. We will learn from the recent Lev Shalem commentary, voiced by two superb commentators - Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum and Rabbi Gordon Tucker. Rabbi Tucker will have presented some highlights of this text on May 11th and on Shavuot night, we will enjoy the length and breadth of this remarkable text. Filled with advice and observations about leading a moral and an ethical Jewish life, Pirkei Avot will challenge and uplift us as we prepare to receive Torah from Mt. Sinai in the morning this Shavuot


The Halakhah of Marijuana

Tue • May 25, 2021 • 8:30 pm

In light of New Jersey's legalization of marijuana/ THC products for general recreational use, the question arises: Is marijuana kosher?


Jewish World of Elvis Presley

Sun • Jun 13, 2021 • 8:00 pm

Despite growing up in a fundamentalist Christina family in the Depp South an area sometimes known for its any-Semitism- Elvis developed a deep affinity to Jews.