• Welcome to the Culture and Learning Center at B'nai Shalom.
  • 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...


Chanukah with Six13 Acappella

Sun • Dec 05, 2021 • 7:00 pm

Event date is 12/4/21 Even though it may show on your screen as 12/5/21 (Due to a Glitch)


December Hazak Program

Wed • Dec 08, 2021 • 1:00 pm

Charlie Bernhaut is a native of the Weequahic section of Newark, NJ. He holds a BA and LLB from Rutgers. In 1965 he developed a hobby for collecting old phonographs, which led to his love of Jewish music. Passionate about Jewish Music, he has volunteered sharing his large collection of Jewish Recordings since 1977 – these 44 years have passed by so quickly. He recently gave over 10,000 albums of Jewish music to the Israeli Sound Archives in Jerusalem. For the past twelve years Charlie has been broadcasting a weekly two-hour internet program ( Much of the focus is on cantorial music.


Carl Laemmle Program

Sun • Dec 12, 2021 • 7:00 pm

Carl Laemmle is the extraordinary story of the German-Jewish immigrant who practically invented the modern motion pictures business. Investing in nickelodeons, Carl Laemmle fought and ultimately overcame Thomas Edison’s attempts to monopolize the film industry. Creating Universal Pictures in 1912, Laemmle hired many talents who would go on to become Hollywood legends, including Walt Disney, John Ford, William Wyler and Irving Thalberg. He also hired many women directors and made Lois Weber the highest paid director on his lot. Under Laemmle’s leadership, Universal became known for such classic monster movies as the Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein, Dracula and The Hunchback of Norte Dame.