• 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...


Journalist J.J. Goldberg

Sun • Nov 17, 2019 • 7:00 pm

Synagogue massacres, BDS, riven politics, here and in Israel, intermarriage, anti-Semitism. How bad is it? "Start worrying," says the old Jewish telegram. The details will follow from our speaker, with wit, insight, and the wisdom that comes from long experience describing the Jewish world.


Reproductive Rights

Sun • Nov 24, 2019 • 7:00 pm

The question seems to be simple. When does the joining of egg and sperm become a person? When does that zygote become a legal human being, with individual rights, separate from the mother?


Guided Tour of Jewish Newark

Thu • Dec 05, 2019 • 9:30 am

Yes, we can go home again – as a docent-led bus tour takes us past landmark synagogues and historic sites that are both part of our personal memories and symbols of the evolution of the American Jewish community.