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Chapman University Holocaust Art and Writing Contest: “Through Discovery to Action: Making Meaning from Memory,” students can express themselves through art, writing, or film, winners receive cash prizes and an expense-paid study trip to Washington in June, deadline for entries is Feb 3, 2015, 714-628-7377, 714-532-6002, or cioffi@chapman.edu

Fri., Nov 21

Last Day to Order Homemade Kosher Pies and Breads for Thanksgiving through Sharsheret’s “Pies for Prevention,” to support young Jewish women facing breast and ovarian cancer, 732-991-4806 or 732-261-4261

Preview of the Frisch Online Auction, through Tues, Nov 25, FrancineWeisbrot@gmail.com

NJ Jewish Film Festival Reel Film Series: “Footnote,” discussion with Dr. Gary Rendsburg , JCC, West Orange. 10am, 973-530-3417

Groundbreaking of Rutgers New Halpern Hillel House, New Brunswick, 11am, 732-545-2407

“Shabbat,” for seniors, Rabbi Gary Katz, includes lunch, JCC, Tenafly, 11:30am, 201-569-7900

“The Three Stages of Spiritual Mountain Climbing: The Entitlement Disease—The Challenge of Generation I,” Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, spons by Chabad at the Shore, at the Linwood Library, 12:15pm, 609-822-8500

Prospective Member Shabbaton, includes shiurim and lectures, Cong Anshe Chesed, Linden, through Shabbat, Nov 22, membership@anshechesed.org

Renewal Shabbaton, dedicated to assisting those with advanced kidney disease to find life-saving kidney transplant donors, includes talks by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin and Mendy Reiner, at Cong Ahavath Torah, Englewood, through Shabbat, Nov 22, 718-431-9831

Rabbi Moshe Taragin, scholar-in-residence, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, through Shabbat, Nov 22, howard@ketertorah.org

Rav Meir Goldwicht, scholar-in-residence, Young Israel of Teaneck, through Shabbat, Nov 22. skosowsky@hotmail.com

Carlebach Davening: Musical Kabbalat Shabbat, Jewish Center of Teaneck, 4:15pm, 201-833-0515

Rabbi Moshe Taragin, scholar-in-residence, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, “The Thin Line,” 4:20pm; “Tish for Teens: Ask Your Questions and Open Discussion,” with Rabbi Shalom Baum and Rabbi Taragin, 8pm, gruenspecht.howard@gmail.com

Rosh Chodesh with the Rebbetzin, for women, Young Israel of Passaic-Clifton, 7:45pm, 973-778-7117 or 973-330-2285

Chulent Cook-Off and Tisch, Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, 8pm, 718-796-4730

Oneg, for teens, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 8pm, leiser144@aol.com

“Midrash L’ma-aseh: What One Midrash Can Tell Us about Life Today—Was Esav ‘Born to be Wild?’” Rabbi Eliyahu Kaufman, private home in Highland Park, 8pm, forsang@juno.com

Tisch, for boys in grades 5-8, with Russell Moskowitz, including food and zemiros, Cong Ohr HaTorah, Bergenfield, 8:30pm, 201-244-5905

Shabbat, Nov 22

Rabbi Moshe Taragin, scholar-in-residence, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, “Yitzchak and the French Revolution,” 8am; Parsha Shiur, 9:30am; “Thunderbolts and Lightning,” 10:30am; “Simmer of 2014: Can a Settler Be a Humanist?” 3:10pm; “Two Passwords of Zionism from Parshat Toldot,” 4pm, gruenspecht.howard@gmail.com

Carlebach Minyan, Cong Darchei Noam, Fair Lawn, 8:45am, rabbidonath@gmail.com

Tefilat Shlomo: The Carlebach Tefila of Riverdale, includes light and healthy Kiddush, at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, 9am, 718-796-4730

Rabbi Daniel Hartstein, Teen Minyan, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 9am, leiser@aol.com

Educational Prayer Service, spons by the Jewish Learning Experience, includes discussions and commentary, prayers in English and Hebrew transliteration, at Cong Zichron Mordechai, Teaneck, 9:45am, 201-966-4498 or 201-836-4334

“Halachic Issues Facing an Israeli Soldier in War,” Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler and Michael Goldman, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 11:30am, 973-736-1407

Mystery Shabbos, spons by Cong Ahavat Shalom of the Teaneck Apartments, community members sign up to be hosts or guests for lunch, followed by dessert reception, noon, TeaneckAptsSisterhood@gmail.com

Motzei Shabbat, Nov 22

Shiur, Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Young Israel of Riverdale, 6:30pm, 718-548-4765

Musical Havdalah and Hallel, Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, 6:30pm, 718-796-4730

Farbrengin, with Rabbi Dubinsky, Chabad of Passaic-Clifton, 7pm, 973-246-5251

Parshat HaShavua Shiur, in Hebrew, Rav Meir Goldwicht, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 7:30pm, 201-836-8916

Yehuda Katz in Concert, Boathouse Café, Third Ward Park, Passaic, 7:30pm, 973-773-8286

Adults-Only Comedy Festival, Bergen County YJCC, Washington Twnshp, 7:30pm, 201-666-6610

“Know Your Ingredients: How Has Kashrus Changed over the Last 50 Years?” Rabbi Danny Senter of the Kof-K, includes a Chopped Champion Contest with MC Shani Horowitz and the teams: Stephen and Laurie Kern, the three Granoff Grandchildren, Moshe and Orit Zharnest, and Rachel Krich and Danielle Leitman, with judges Oren Hiller, Adina Weinstein, and Ari Mayefsky, Cong Shomrei Torah, Fair Lawn, 7:45pm, torahtuesday@yahoo.com

Bright Futures—A Gala Chinese Auction, spons by Sinai Special Needs Institute and Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey Chinese Auction, to fund financial aid for students at both schools, at Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 8pm, 201-907-0180

Mesivta Tifereth Jerusalem Melava Malka, with Rav Reuven Feinstein, dedicated to the memory of Rabbi Nachum Avigdor Weitzner, z”l, at Cong Ohav Emeth, Highland Park, 8pm, 732-246-1037

Documentary: “Beneath the Helmet,” includes a presentation by an IDF soldier, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8pm, 201-836-8916

“Renewal” Parlor Meeting, for those with an interest in donating a kidney to help save a patient with advanced kidney disease, private home in Englewood, 8pm, 718-431-9831 or 201-871-0136

Kinos Chizuk, for women, Rabbi Ron Eisenmann and Debbie Selengut, Cong Ahavas Israel, Passaic, 8pm, 973-777-5929

Single Women’s Melave Malka and Silent Goods and Services Auction, to benefit “Kids Corner,” an after-school program for Israeli children who were terror victims or in crisis, private home in Passaic, 8pm, 917-338-6025

Visions 2014: A Photo Exhibition—“Photography Today: How? What? Where?” Dr. Irving Schild, Cong Bais Torah, Suffern, 8:30pm, 845-352-1343

Hot Hilarity: “I See You Make an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50,” Annabelle Gurwitch and “Standing Up: Memoirs of a Funny (Not Always) Life,” Marion Grodin, spons by the JCC Rockland, at Dolce Palisades Conference Center, Palisades, NY, 8:30pm, 845-362-4200 or 845-358-0977

Sun., Nov 23

Last Day to See Exhibit: “From Kristallnacht to Carnegie Hall: The Life and Painting of Fred S. Boyko,” Gaelen Gallery, Lautenberg Center, Whippany, Mon-Thurs, 8am-6pm; Fri, 8am-4pm; 973-929-3167

Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David’s Coat Drive, looking for gently used men’s, women’s, and children’s coats, to be given to the Jersey Cares program and distributed throughout NJ, drop off at the shul in West Orange, through Sun, Nov 30, 201-259-5117

Davening and Bikur Cholim at Daughters of Miriam in Clifton, meet at Cong Shomrei Torah, Fair Lawn, 8:15am; davening, followed by breakfast and bikur cholim, 8:45am, samapprais@aim.com

MaTaN Mother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah Program, for 6th grade girls and their mothers, Rebbetzin Sharon Weinstein, includes delving into the lives of Jewish role models from Tanach to modern-day leaders, using texts, drama, art, and music, Young Israel of East Brunswick, 9:30am, 732-354-5913

Fair Lawn Gown Gemach, spons by Anshe Lubavitch of Fair Lawn, open for donations or loans, by appointment, 9:30-11:30am, 201-797-1770

“How Happiness Thinks: The Joy of Struggle,” Chabad of Riverdale, 9:45am, 718-549-1100; Valley Chabad, Park Ridge High School, 10am, 201-476-0157; Cong Anshe Lubavitch, Fair Lawn, 8pm, 718-839-5296

Jewish Fair and Expo, Chanukah gifts, YMHA of Union County, Union, 10am-4pm, 908-289-8112

Hadassah of Raritan Valley Chai Brunch: “My Brother’s Keeper,” Bruce Tucker, private home in North Edison, 10:30am, 732-388-2579

“The Process of Kidney Donation,” Dr. David Serur, spons by Renewal, dedicated to assisting those with advanced kidney disease to find life-saving kidney transplant donors, Cong Ahavath Torah, Englewood, 11am, 718-431-9831 or 201-568-1315

Special Needs Resource Fair and Nourishing-the-Soul Symposium, babysitting available, JCC, West Orange, 12:30pm, rwanatick@jfedgmw.org

Entrance Exam for Bais Yaakov Machon Ora Passaic, 1:30pm, 973-241-1350

Uncle Moishy in Concert, spons by Jewish Family Service, at Cong Adas Israel, Passaic, 2:30pm, 973-777-7638 or 862-703-8578

Heichal HaTorah High School, for 8th grade boys and their parents, Jewish Center of Teaneck, 3pm, aryehstechler@yahoo.com

Cantorial Concert, JCC, Tenafly, 3pm, 201-408-1418

“The Bus on Jaffa Road: A Story of Middle East Terrorism and the Search for Justice—The Attack That Murdered Sara Duker,” Mike Kelly, Teaneck Public Library, 3pm, 201-837-4171

Jewish-Russian Cultural Club, Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County, South River, 3:30pm, 732-698-9213

Gala Concert for the ATID Society of the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy and Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School, featuring the Gat Brothers, at Kushner, pre-concert dinner, 6pm; concert, 7:30pm, 862-437-8002

Pre-Chanukah Hat and Jewelry Sale, spons by ATARA of Cong Keter Torah, at a private home in Bergenfield, 6-10pm, 201-338-2375

Sunday Night Learning: Torah and Pizza, for teens, with Ari Zucker, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 7pm, 973-736-1407

Parlor Meeting to Encourage Families to Relocate to West Orange, spons by Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David and Cong Ohr Torah of West Orange, at a private home in Riverdale, 7pm, bshulmannyc@hotmail.com

Father’s Support Group, for fathers of special-needs children, Chani Herrmann, spons by Yachad, private home in Passaic, 8pm, 201-833-1349

Mon, Nov 24

Triple Points for the Jewish Educational Center by Shopping at Jersey Gardens Mall, Elizabeth, bring receipts to the Concierge Desk, 908-355-4850 ext 6216

Last Day to Drop Off Non-Perishable and Canned Goods for the Bronx Jewish Community Council’s Thanksgiving Food Pantry, Gan Miriam Early Learning Center, Riverdale Jewish Center, 718-543-2553

Smile on Seniors, for senior men and women, includes brunch, Chabad House, Wayne, 11:30am, 973-694-6274

“How Happiness Thinks: The Joy of Struggle,” Chabad of Mountain Lakes, 7:30pm, 973-551-1898; Chabad of Suffern, 7:30pm, 845-368-1889; Valley Chabad, Woodcliff Lake, 7:45pm, 201-476-0157; Chabad of West Orange, 8pm, 973-325-6311

Thanksgiving Cooking for the Local East Brunswick Police Department, for middle school students, Young Israel of East Brunswick, 7:30pm, 732-254-1860

“Bragging Is Beautiful: When and Why It’s Okay to Boast,” Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein, includes soups, salads, and desserts, Anshei Lubavitch, Fair Lawn, 8pm, 201-794-3770

“A Musical Night Out: An Uplifting Evening of Song and Soul Celebrating the Power of Prayer,” for women, Melbourne singer/songwriter Rivka Leah, Chabad Women’s Circle, Chabad House, Teaneck, 8pm, 201-907-0686

“Different Types of Persecution Jews Have Encountered: The Greco-Roman Period Prior to the Emergence of Christianity,” Melissa Kasputin, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 8pm, 973-736-1407

Perek Shira Shidduch Team: “How Davening for Others May Increase the Power of Your Tefilos,” for women, Miri Cohem, private home in Edison, 8pm, docdad@aol.com or breindypomper@gmail.com

“The Most Important Bracha: Clarity,” Rabbi Zechariah Wallerstein, Cong Ateres Rosh, Spring Valley, 8pm, ohrmonsey@gmail.com

“Serving Our Creator with a Healthy Body, Mind, and Soul: The Torah Imperative and the Halachic Parameters of Personal Health Management,” Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-836-6210

New Chabura to Study Hilchot Issur V’Heter: Specifically Melicha, Basar B’Chalav, and Ta’aruvot, private home in West Orange, 8:45pm, danny@geretz.org

Tues., Nov 25

“The Expressive and Healing Arts” and Support Group, for mothers of children with special needs, Phyllis Krug, Susan Greif, and Chani Herrmann, spons by NJ Yachad, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 9:30am, herrmann@ou.org

Webinar: Workshop on Emuah, Orit Esther Riter, noon and 9pm, http://jewishworkshops.ontraport.com/t?orid=393&opid=38

Jewish Business Network: Cocktails and Carats, After-Hours Biz Card Exchange, at Garden State Jewelers, Teaneck, 5:30pm, 201-677-2274

“Soulmates: Jewish Secrets to Meaningful Relationships— Two Halves, One Whole: The Cosmic Root of Love,” for women, Rebbetzin Altie Kasowitz, spons by the Rosh Chodesh Society, Chabad of West Orange, 7:30pm, 973-325-6311

“How Happiness Thinks: The Joy of Struggle,” Chabad of Basking Ridge, 7:30pm, 908-604-8844; Chabad of Nyack, 7:30pm, 845-356-6686; Chabad of Fort Lee, 7:30pm, 201-886-1238; Chabad of North Brunswick, 7:45pm, 732-398-9492; Chabad of Teaneck, 8pm; 201-907-0686

Wed., Nov 26

Frisch Online Auction, includes jewelry, electronics, sports and entertainment tickets, gift certificates, hotel stays, airline tickets, art work, Judaica, and tutoring, bidding through Tues, Dec 2, FrancineWeisbrot@gmail.com

“Themes of Sefer Bereishit: From Creation to 2014,” for women, Rabbi Yaakov Weinstein, Young Israel of East Brunswick, 9:45am, 732-254-1860

“Born to Try: Why We Must Never Give Up,” for women, Dinie Mangel, Chabad House, Cherry Hill, 10am, 856-874-1500

Fair Lawn Gown Gemach, spons by Anshe Lubavitch of Fair Lawn, open for donations or loans, by appointment, 1-2:30pm, 201-797-1770

Movie Night, for children, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 5:30pm, 201-836-8916

Ohr HaTorah Teen Turkeybowl: Football under the Lights, for boys in 7th grade and up with their fathers, uncles, and grandfathers, Memorial Park, Bergenfield, 7pm, 201-244-5905

Second Generation, for children of Holocaust Survivors, Jewish Family Service, Teaneck, 7pm, 201-837-9090

“How Happiness Thinks: The Joy of Struggle,” Chabad of Cherry Hill, 7:30pm, 856-874-1500; Chabad of Franklin Lakes, 7:30pm, 201-848-0449

Heichal HaTorah Open House, for 8th grade boys and their parents, at the Jewish Center of Teaneck, 7:30pm, 201-335-0633 ext 102

“A Hometown Hero Serving in the IDF Shares His Experiences Fighting in the War This Past Summer,” for teens, Michael Goldman, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 8pm, 973-736-1407

Thurs., Nov 27, Thanksgiving

Triple Points for the Jewish Educational Center by Shopping at Jersey Gardens Mall, Elizabeth, bring receipts to the Concierge Desk, 908-355-4850 ext 6216

Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/ Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School Online Chanukah Gifts Auction, donations and bidders needed, through Thurs., Dec 4, 732-779-1046

“Jewish Thoughts on American Holidays: Halachic and Hashkafic Issues Faced Historically by American Jews,” Rabbi Jay Weinstein, Young Israel of East Brunswick, 8:30am, 732-254-1860

“Beyond Category: The Hybrid Character of Birkat HaTorah,” David Landes, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8:30am, 201-837-2795

“The Halachic Way to Rake Leaves,” Rabbi Eli Belizon, Young Israel of Fair Lawn, 9am, larrykraut@aol.com

Delivering Thanksgiving Food to the Local East Brunswick Police Department, for middle school students, Young Israel of East Brunswick 10am, 732-254-1860

Ohr HaTorah Junior Turkeybowl, for boys in grades 4-6 and their fathers, uncles, and grandfathers, Memorial Park, Bergenfield, 10:30am, 201-244-5905

Ohr HaTorah PeeWee Turkeybowl: Flag Football, for boys in grades K-3, Memorial Park, Bergenfield, 10:30am, 201-244-5905

Free, Communal Kosher Thanksgiving Meal, Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, 4pm, 718-796-4730

Fri., Nov 28

“The Three Stages of Spiritual Mountain Climbing: Born to Try—Why We Must Never Give Up,” Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, spons by Chabad at the Shore, at the Linwood Library, 12:15pm, 609-822-8500

Shabbat, Nov 29

“Soulmates: Jewish Secrets to Meaningful Relationships— Two Halves, One Whole: The Cosmic Root of Love,” for women, Rebbetzin Sarah Shemtov, Chabad House, Riverdale, 12:30pm, 718-549-1100

Shiur, Prof Alan Brill, private home in Teaneck, 2:50pm, shalomk@hotmail.com

Seudah Shlishit, for girls in grades 3-5, spons by Cong Ohr HaTorah, private home in Bergenfield, 4pm, youth@ohrhatorah.com

Sun., Nov 30

“Mishna and Halacha Development 101,” Rabbi Haim Jachter, Cong Shaarei Orah, Teaneck, 9am, 201-833-0800

Fair Lawn Gown Gemach, spons by Anshe Lubavitch of Fair Lawn, open for donations or loans, by appointment, 9:30-11:30am, 201-797-1770

“Dangerous Rabbinical Decisions and the Need for Ethical Halacha,” for men and women, Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo, Cong Ahavas Israel, Passaic, 10am, 973-777-5929

“How Happiness Thinks: When Joy Seems Elusive,” Chabad of Riverdale, 9:45am, 718-549-1100; Valley Chabad, Park Ridge High School, 10am, 201-476-0157; Cong Anshe Lubavitch, Fair Lawn, 8pm, 718-839-5296

MaTaN Mother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah Program, for 6th grade girls, their mothers, and female relatives, Rebbetzin Sharon Weinstein, includes delving into the lives of Jewish role models from Tanach to modern-day leaders, using texts, drama, art, and music, Young Israel of East Brunswick, 10am, 732-354-5913

Shiur, Rebbetzin Esther Reisman, for women, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 10am, 973-736-1407

Sifriyat Pjama Be’America: Story Time in Hebrew, for children and parents, bring old books to swap after the event, JCC, Tenafly, 4pm, 201-408-1427

JACS Meeting, 12-steps meeting for Jews in recovery, Rabbi Steven Bayar, Cong B’nai Israel, Millburn, 6pm, 973-379-3811

Sunday Night Learning: Torah and Pizza, for teens, with Ari Zucker, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 7pm, 973-736-1407

Telephone Study Group: “My Mother, My Father, My Child,” Simon Yisrael Feuerman, PsyD, LCSW, 8pm, 973-249-8111

Mon, Dec 1

Triple Points for the Jewish Educational Center by Shopping at Jersey Gardens Mall, Elizabeth, bring receipts to the Concierge Desk, 908-355-4850 ext 6216

“The Expressive and Healing Arts” and Support Group, for mothers of children with special needs, Phyllis Krug, Susan Greif, and Chani Herrmann, spons by NJ Yachad, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 9:30am, herrmann@ou.org

Pre-Chanukah Boutique, JCC Rockland, West Nyack, 10am-5pm, also Tues-Thurs, Dec 2-4, 10am-5pm, 845-362-4400

Concert: Klezmer Music from the Former Hungarian Empire, Yale Strom and the Hot Pstromi Band, Montclair Public Library, 7pm, 973-744-0500

“How Happiness Thinks: When Joy Seems Elusive,” Chabad of Mountain Lakes, 7:30pm, 973-551-1898; Chabad of Suffern, 7:30pm, 845-368-1889; Valley Chabad, Woodcliff Lake, 7:45pm, 201-476-0157; Chabad of West Orange, 8pm, 973-325-6311

Yeshiva University High School for Girls Parlor Meeting, with head of school CB Neugroschl, private home in Riverdale, 8pm, 718-479-8550 ext 110

“Serving Our Creator with a Healthy Body, Mind, and Soul: Five Unhealthy Habits of Orthodox Jews,” Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-836-6210

Tues., Dec 2

Chanukah Concert, JCC, Tenafly, 10:30am, 201-408-1453 or 201-408-1450

Phone Chat: “ZOA’s Center for Law and Justice,” Susan Tuchman, 11am, joanj@zoa.org

“How the Rom (Gypsies) Rescued Hungarian Klezmer Music: Screening of ‘A Man from Munkacs: Gypsy Klezmer,’” Yale Strom, University Hall, Montclair State University, 7pm, 973-744-0500

A Discussion on Organ Donation in Jewish Law: “Halachic Organ Donation: Is it Permissible?” Robert Berman, spons by the Halachic Organ Donor Society, at CareOne, Teaneck, 7:30pm, 973-908-3420

“Judaic Art with Heart,” for high school girls and women, with Gary Rosenthal, includes designing a glass dreidel, Chabad Center, Cherry Hill, 7:30pm, Jewish Dinie@thechabadcenter.org

Refa’enu Peer-Led Mood-Disorder Support Group, for those with depression, bipolar, and/or related anxiety and a separate group for their loved ones, Ben Porat Yosef, Paramus, 7:30pm, dena@refaenu.org

“How Happiness Thinks: When Joy Seems Elusive,” Chabad of Basking Ridge, 7:30pm, 908-604-8844; Chabad of Nyack, 7:30pm, 845-356-6686; Chabad of Fort Lee, 7:30pm, 201-886-1238; Chabad of North Brunswick, 7:45pm, 732-398-9492; Chabad of Teaneck, 8pm; 201-907-0686

Moshava Ba’ir Day Camp Parlor Meeting, with Shlomo Stern, including new program for 6th graders, private home in Riverdale, 8pm, 212-465-9536

Webinar: “More Homework, Less Work,” for parents who want tips, tools, and strategies to transform the homework experience, spons by Hidden Sparks, a Jewish organization to help children with learning differences reach their full potential, 8pm, HiddenSparks.org or saradiament@yahoo.com

Wed., Dec 3

“Bar Mitzvah Lessons: What We Can Learn from Three Bar Mitzvahs in History,” for women, Dinie Mangel, Chabad House, Cherry Hill, 10am, 856-874-1500

“Greek Art and Hellenization: Why Jews Were Attracted and Influenced, Leading to the Holiday of Chanukah,” Sheryl Urman, JCC, Tenafly, 11:15am, 201-569-7900

“From Scratch: Inside the Food Network,” Allen Salkin, includes lunch, JCC, Bridgewater, noon, 908-725-6994 x201

Book Club: “The Hare with Amber Eyes” by Edmund DeWaal, discussed by Lucille Schroeder, JCC Rockland, West Nyack, 1pm, 856-362-4400

“Rescue and Moral Responsibility,” includes pedagogical workshop, spons by the Master Teacher Institute in Holocaust Education, Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 4:30pm, 848-932-2033

Bar Mitzvah Club, for boys in grades 6-7, Rabbi Yitzchok Kahan, includes light dinner, Chabad Center, Cherry Hill, 6pm, 856-874-1500

Contemporary Israeli Poetry Group, in the original with English translation and discussion, Atara Fobar, Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, 7pm, 718-796-4730

Book Club: “Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land through the Five Books of Moses” by Bruce Feiler, discussed by Arlene Sander, JCC Rockland, West Nyack, 7pm, 856-362-4400

Abused Women’s Confidential Support Group, Jewish Family Service, Teaneck, 7:15pm, 201-837-9090

Jewish 12-Step Meeting, JACS—Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons, and Significant Others, Jewish Family Service, Teaneck, 7:30pm, 201-837-9090, ask for IRA (Information and Referral) or 201-981-1071

“How Happiness Thinks: When Joy Seems Elusive,” Chabad of Cherry Hill, 7:30pm, 856-874-1500; Chabad of Franklin Lakes, 7:30pm, 201-848-0449

Beyond Bar Mitzvah Club, for 8th grade boys and those who have recently celebrated their bar mitzvahs, Rabbi Yitzchok Kahan, includes light dinner, Chabad of Cherry Hill, 7:30pm, 856-874-1500

Bruriah High School for Girls Parlor Meeting, with Bruriah administrators, faculty, and current and potential parents, private home in Teaneck, 7:45pm, 908-355-4850, ext. 6196

Shomer Shabbos Boy Scout Meeting, for boys in 6th grade or 11 years old and up, Bais Medrash L’Torah, Rabbi Davis’s shul, Passaic, 8pm, HFishman@rafterpllc.com

Tehillim Group, Cong Shaare Tefillah, Teaneck, 8:15pm, 201-289-5474, 917-902-9303, or 201-836-3431

Thurs., Dec 4

Last Day of the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/ Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School Online Chanukah Gifts Auction, 732-779-1046

Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy (SAR) Information Session, for prospective parents of children in grades pre-K-8, 9:30am, 718-548-1717 ext 1206

“Haftarot of the Fall: Malakhi, Amos, Hoshea, and Zekhariah,” for men and women, Rabbi Hayyim Angel, spons by Lamdeinu, at Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 11:45am, info@lamdeinu.org

“K’tav V’Kabbalah: The Story of the Sidrah as Told by the Sages of theTalmud,” Rabbi Zev Prince, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, 12:20pm, 201-833-4307

Holocaust Teachers’ Workshop: Focus on Rescue of Jews during World War II, including personality traits and situations, for teachers of grades K-8, Student Center, Rider University, Lawrenceville, 4:30pm, 609-896-5000

Fri., Dec 5

“Making Choices: Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times: Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust,” Susan Bachrach, Tim Kaiser, Dr. Paul Winkler, and Dr. David Schonfeld, Center for Holocaust Education, includes lunch, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, 9am, 732-224-1889

“The Three Stages of Spiritual Mountain Climbing: Bar Mitzvah Lessons—What We Can Learn from Three Bar Mitzvahs in History,” Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, spons by Chabad at the Shore, at the Linwood Library, 12:15pm, 609-822-8500

“Chanukah Here and There: What Makes Chanukah Different in Israel?” Timma Mekaiten, includes sufganiot, JCC Rockland, West Nyack, 12:30pm, 856-362-4400

Yachad Shabbaton, hosting the developmentally challenged, Cong Beth Abraham, Bergenfield, through Shabbat, Dec 6, Pfeiffer@gmail.com

Mishpacha Minyan and Dinner, for parents and children, Young Israel of East Brunswick, 4:15pm, markdweissman@comcast.net

Dinner with Rabbi Nathan Helfgot, for high school students, includes mincha and kabbalat Shabbat at Cong Netivot Shalom, Teaneck, and dvar Torah and dinner at the rabbi’s home, 4:30pm, rbrenner917@gmail.com

Shabbos in the Orient: Shabbat Dinner of Sushi, Tai Specialties, and Chinese Cuisine, Chabad at the Shore, Ventnor, 6:15pm, 609-822-8500

“Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn: What I Learned Growing Up in the Black-Hat World,” Dr. Rivka Schwartz, scholar-in-residence, Cong Netivot Shalom, Teaneck, 8pm, 201-801-9022

“The Story of Hillel’s and Shammai’s Converts: Narrative, Law, and Policy,” Rabbi Eli Fischer, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8pm, 201-837-2795

Shabbat, Dec 6

Educational Prayer Service, spons by the Jewish Learning Experience, includes discussions and commentary, prayers in English and Hebrew transliteration, at Cong Zichron Mordechai, Teaneck, 9:45am, 201-966-4498 or 201-836-4334

Dr. Rivka Schwartz, scholar-in-residence, Cong Netivot Shalom, Teaneck, “Privilege, Perspective, and the Modern Orthodox Community,” 10:30am; “Choosing to Be Obligated: The Paradox of Observance in the Contemporary World,” seudah shlishit, 201-801-9022

Cong Beth Aaron Men’s Club Book Club: “Hard Choices” by Hillary Clinton, for men and women, facilitated by Ari Schaffer, at the shul, Teaneck, 3:30pm, 201-833-4432 or 201-907-0343

Motzei Shabbat, Dec 6

Last Day to Drop Off a Chanukah Gift for OHEL and Bais Ezra Residents, toys and gifts for adult and teen residents, Young Israel of East Brunswick, 732-254-1860

Parent-Child Learning, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 6:20pm, bethaaronyouth@yahoo.com

Shiur, Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Young Israel of Riverdale, 6:30pm, 718-548-4765

Chanukah Boutique, Riverdale Jewish Center, 6:30-11pm, 718-548-1850

Friends, Fun, and a Movie, for boys in grades 2-3, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 7pm, 201-837-2795

Sisterhood Book Club: “Gertruda’s Oath” by Ram Oren, spons by Cong Beth Aaron, private home in Teaneck, 7:30pm, 201-837-0651

Film: “Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt with Nazis,” moderated by producer/director Gaylen Ross, Cong Rinat Yisrael Teaneck, 7:30pm, 201-837-2795

JCC Big Night Out, honoring Merle and Fred Fish, Amy and Mark Shirvan, and Danielle and Doug Kaplan, includes dinner, JCC, Tenafly, 7:30pm, 201-569-7900

Jewish Learning Experience Evening, Rabbi David Pietruszka, private home in Teaneck, 7:45pm, 201-966-4498

Frisch Yeshiva High School Class of 1994 20th Reunion, dedicated to Leah Hait Goldman, z”l, at the school, Paramus, 8pm, 201-267-9100

“Tapping into Your Inner Greatness to Maximize Your Potential,” for men and women, Charlie Harary, in memory of Chaya Newman, z”l, includes melave malka, Bruriah High School, Elizabeth, 8pm, 973-325-9490

Meet and Greet with ZOA-Israel Director Jeff Daube, spons by ZOA, private home in Englewood, 8pm, lfein@zoa.org

Café Night, featuring NYC’s Chicago City Limits, a Chinese Auction, and food by Herb ‘n’ Spice and Simply Sushi, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 8:30pm, fjcantor@hotmail.com or aabjdsisterhood@gmail.com

Sun., Dec 7

Last Day to Support the Jewish Educational Center by Shopping at Jersey Gardens Mall, Elizabeth, bring receipts to the Concierge Desk, 908-355-4850 ext 6216

Davening and Bikur Cholim at Daughters of Miriam in Clifton, meet at Cong Shomrei Torah, Fair Lawn, 8:15am; davening, followed by breakfast and bikur cholim, 8:45am, samapprais@aim.com

Trip to US Holocaust Memorial Museum and World War II Memorial in Washington, DC, for teachers and survivors, spons by the Goodwin Holocaust Museum and Education Center, leave JCC, Cherry Hill, 9am, 856-424-4444 or hkirshbaum@jfedsnj.org

Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey Preschool Preview, for prospective preschool students and their parents, at the school, River Edge, 9:30am, 201-986-1414

Cong Beth Tefillah Sports Breakfast, with Yankees announcer Michael Kay, includes raffle of autographed items by Yogi Berra, Graig Nettles, David Cone, and others, at the shul in Paramus, 9:30am, congregationbethtefillah@yahoo.com

Trip to the Ohel of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, zt”l, in Brooklyn, includes lunch, leave Chabad House of Basking Ridge, 9:30am, chabad@chabadcentral.org

“How Happiness Thinks: The Joy of the Spirit,” Chabad of Riverdale, 9:45am, 718-549-1100; Valley Chabad, Park Ridge High School, 10am, 201-476-0157; Cong Anshe Lubavitch, Fair Lawn, 8pm, 718-839-5296

Pre-Chanukah Boutique, JCC Rockland, West Nyack, 10am-5pm, 845-362-4400

“Jewhooing the Sixties: American Celebrity and Jewish Identity—Sandy Koufax, Lenny Bruce, Bob Dylan, and Barbra Steisand,” David Kaufman, includes bagel brunch, JCC, Edison, 10am, 732-494-3232

Book Sale, to benefit Shalva, the Association for Mentally and Physically Challenged Children in Israel, seeking donations of books of all types and for all ages, Judaica, puzzles, and games, Cong Ahavat Achim, Fair Lawn, 12-4pm, jhyman95@gmail.com

CPT Course for Parents, Joel Caplan, Chabad at the Shore, Margate, 12:30pm, 609-822-8500

Gilbert & Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore,” Ridgewood G&S Opera Company, Fair Lawn Community Center, 2pm, 973-423-0300

Cong Ohr Torah Chanukah Carnival, at the shul in West Orange, 3-5pm, 973-669-7320

Cong Adath Israel of Hillside 60th Anniversary Dinner, honoring Lynn and Marvin Rosenzweig and Tehilah and Yudi Abraham, Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel, Elizabeth, 5:30pm, aidinner@gmail.com

Yeshiva Ner Boruch (Passaic Torah Institute) and Ateres Bracha (Neve Passaic Torah Institute) Dinner, with Rabbi Paysach Krohn and Tuvia Lieberman, honoring Dovid and Shoshana Bobker, Samuel and Paula Gershonowitz, and Marty and Joy Goldbert, reception, Ohel Miriam Hall, Passaic, 5pm; dinner, Ohel Rivka Hall, Passaic, 6pm, 646-284-3377

ASHAR Chanukah Boutique, at the school in New Hempstead, 6:30-9:30pm, 347-782-1348 or 914-523-0267

Open House Parlor Meeting for Boys Zone and Girls Zone Summer Camps, private home in West Orange, 7pm, 973-495-5702

Cong Beth Aaron Sisterhood Program: Gone Stitching,” at the shul in Teaneck, 7:30pm, 201-836-6210

“Dina Bat Yaakov: What Really Happened to Her? Was It Consenual? Is She the Mother of Yosef’s Wife?” for women, Janice Michaelis, includes watching “The Red Tent” on Lifetime TV, spons by Cong Ohr Torah Sisterhood, private home in West Orange, 8pm, margot.freedman@gmail.com

TV: “The Red Tent,” based on the novel by Anita Diament, Lifetime, 9pm

 

New Classes This Month

Sundays

Hilchos Aveilus, Rabb Zvi Sobolofsky, Cong Ohr HaTorah, 7:15am, 201-385-1761

Daf B’Iyun, Rabbi Yehoshua Sauer, Agudath Israel of Edison/Highland Park, Highland Park, 7:45am, meleff@juno.com

Chassidus Class, Rabbi Dubinsky, Chabad of Passaic-Clifton, 7:45am, followed by shacharis, 8:15am; and breakfast, 8:45am, 973-246-5251

Gemara Chabura: Masechet Makos, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 8:30am, 973-736-1407

Breakfast and Learn: Ethical and Legal Issues, for children in grades 5-8, Rabbi Shalom Baum, great prizes, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 8:30am, 201-907-0180

Halacha Shiur, Rabbi Duvie Weiss, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 8:30am, 201-907-0180

Sefer Melachim, Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot, Cong Netivot Shalom, Teaneck, 8:30am, 201-801-9022

Gemara, Rabbi Yosef Posen, Agudath Israel of Edison/Highland Park, Highland Park, 9am, meleff@juno.com

Hebrew Enrichment Sunday Program, for children ages 3-8, separate programs by age and gender, includes Hebrew language immersion, baking, music, puppet shows, plays, and arts and crafts, Beis Shalom, Clifton, 9am, 973-779-1267

Bar Mitzvah Club, for bar mitzvah-age boys to study the deeper meaning of their new status, Chabad of Riverdale, 9:45am, 718-549-1100

Gemara Skills Class, Rabbi Ephraim Baer, Ohr Somayach Finkelstein, Monsey, Gemara preparation with a chavrusa, 9:30am; interactive shiur, 10:20am, 845-425-1370 ext 110

Yoreh Deah Chabura: Learning Basar B’Chalev (Siman 87), Rabbi Chaim Komendant and Rav Chaim Davis, at Bais Medrash L’Torah, Passaic, 9:30am, 973-473-3666 or rabbichaimk@yahoo.com

Tefillah, for women, Rebbetzin Eichenstein, Cong Agudath Yisrael, Highland Park, 10am, 732-572-4408 or 732-828-6939

“Battle Plan” by Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller and Sara Yocheved Rigler, for women, Rabbi David Bassous, Cong Etz Ahaim, 10am, 732-247-3839

Jump Rope with Lucy B: Single Rope and Double-Dutch Turning, for children, Riverdale Jewish Center, 11am, 718-548-1850, begins Nov 23

The Elmora Branch of the Elizabeth Public Library, open 12-4pm, through Dec 28, 908-353-4820

Teleconference: “Tznius: Beyond Just Dress,” Dina Schoonmaker, spons by The Women’s Mussar Vaad, 2pm, 253-397-1495, pin 8968#, then press 0#, call 732-665-6202

Zumba, for girls in grades K-5, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 4:15pm, 201-837-2795

Karate, for boys Barry Adler, private home in Monsey, 7:15pm, rabbibadler@gmail.com

Pilates Fusion, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8:15pm, 201-837-2795

Mondays

Nach Shiur, for women, Rebbetzin Mirel Stavsky, private home in Bergenfield, 9:45am, blanchebuchwald@gmail.com or abaron3@gmail.com

Shiur, for women, Rebbetzin Leah Kohn, private home in Teaneck, 9:45am, 201-692-3757

Chumash, for women, Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 11am, 201-836-8916

Kitah L’Kulanu, for 3years olds, Dorit Niven, includes Jewish holidays, Hebrew language, and Jewish traditions through song and crafts, YMHA of Riverdale, 3:30pm, 718-548-8200

Parents Support Group, for those having a difficult time with teens or older child, includes drug and alcohol addiction, behavioral changes, and depression, run by a parent whose son has been in recovery for many years, at the Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, 6pm, 201-967-4000

Support Group: “Establishing Financial Freedom,” Jewish Family Service, Teaneck, 7pm, 201-837-9090

JRecovery Anonymous, peer support group and 12-step program for Jewish alcoholics, addicts, and anyone affected by addiction, including family members and friends, Jewish Family Services, Milltown, 7:30pm, 732-777-1940

Zumba, for women, Riverdale Jewish Center, 7:30pm, Sharon. bardavid@gmail.com

Tehillim Group, for women, Young Israel of East Brunswick, 7:45pm, 732-254-1860

Parsha HaShavua, for women, Rebbetzin Eichenstein, Cong Ohr Torah, Edison, 8pm, 732-572-4408 or 732-828-6939

Shiurim, for women, Miriam Jaffe, Aish Passaic House, 8pm, lizwinter1@gmail.com

Gemara Shiur: Masechet Moed Katan, Rabbi Yosef Adler, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8pm, 201-837-2795

Tea and Torah, for women, Shaina Rapoport, private home in Ventnor, 8pm, 609-453-8689

Emunah, Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8:15pm, 201-836-8916

Tefillah, Rabbi Chaim Presby, Agudath Israel of Edison/Highland Park, Highland Park, 8:30pm, meleff@juno.com

“Contemporary Jewish Thought and Halachic Topics,” for men and women, Rabbi Jay Weinstein, Young Israel of East Brunswick, 8:30pm, 732-254-1860

Weekly Torah Portion, Rabbi Moshe Yasgur, spons by the Jewish Learning Experience, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-836-8916; the dial-in number is 712-432-0373, access code 947046#

Parsha Shiur, for women, Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman, Cong Ahavas Israel, Passaic, 8:30pm, 973-777-5929

“Making Sense of the Senses,” Rabbi Shalom Baum, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-907-0180, begins Nov 24

Lilmod U’lilamed Father Learning Program: Perek Eilu Metzios, Rabbi N Lefkowitz, spons by Ohr Somayach, at the Beit Shvidler Conference Center, Monsey, 8:40pm, 845-425-1370 ext 110

Daf-a-Week Shiur: Fourth Perek of Gittin, Rabbi Ari Schonfeld, Kehillas Beis Sholom, Clifton, 9pm, 973-850-9619

Tuesdays

Chavura: Studying Personalities in the Chumash, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 9am, 201-907-0180

Gemara: Sanhedrin Chapter 1, Rabbi Menachem Meier, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 9:45am, 201-907-0180

“Torah and Psychology,” Rabbi Dr. Alex Mondrow, Yeshivat Noam Middle School, Paramus, 9:45am, manelle3@aol.com or heytalia@aol.com

Parshat Hashavua, for women, Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 10am, 973-736-1407

Megillat Ruth, for women, Rabbi E. Samuel Klibanoff, Cong Etz Chaim, Livingston, 10:30am, 973-597-1655

Navi Shiur: Sefer Zecharia, Rabbi Shalom Baum, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 11am, 201-907-0180

Sefer Yehoshua, for women, Rabbi Ari Zahtz, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 11:15am, 201-836-8916

Parshat Hashavua, for women, Rabbi Eliyahu Kaufman, Cong Ohav Emeth, Highland Park, 1:30pm, 732-247-3038

Yeshiva Night, study with students from the Rabbinical College of America on an array of subjects, at the Chabad House, West Orange, 8pm, 973-325-6311

Hashkafa Shiur, Rabbi Jason Finkelstein, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8:15pm, 201-836-8916

Pilates Fusion, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8:15pm, 201-837-2795

Halacha, Avi Kamelhar, Agudath Israel of Edison/Highland Park, Highland Park, 8:30pm, meleff@juno.com

Parshat HaShavua, Rabbi Meir Goldwicht, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8:30pm, 201-836-8916

Gemara: Prohibitions of Shabbat, Rabbi Shlomo Nussbaum, Young Israel of East Brunswick, 8:30pm, 732-254-1860

Lilmod U’lilamed Father Learning Program: Perek Hakoness, Rabbi E. Cwibeker, spons by Ohr Somayach, at the Beit Shvidler Conference Center, Monsey, 8:40pm, 845-425-1370 ext 110

The Week’s Daf Yomi, Rabbi Shlomo Laundau, Young Israel of East Brunswick, 8:45pm, 732-254-1860

Daf-a-Week Shiur: Fourth Perek of Gittin, Rabbi Ari Schonfeld, Kehillas Beis Sholom, Clifton, 9pm, 973-850-9619

Wednesdays

Tefilla Shiur, Rabbi Shalom Baum, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 7:45am, 201-907-0180

Mommy and Me, for children ages birth to 18 months, Chabad of Fort Lee, 9:30am, Rachelle@ChabadFortLee.com or 201-886-1238

Advanced Level Continuing Jewish Education, for women, Goldie Cohen, spons by Ateres Bracha Neve-Passaic Torah Institute, private home in Passaic, 9:30am, 908-278-4059

Mommy and Me, Emma Rapps, for children ages 3 and under with a parent, private home in Teaneck, 10am, emmamichelekaplan@gmail.com

Parshat Hashavua, Yael Weil, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 10:30am, 201-907-0180

Torah Class, for women, Rebbetzin Tova Rapoport, Chabad of Margate, 11am, 609-822-8500

Intermediate Israeli Dance, Sara Burnbaum, JCC Rockland, West Nyack, noon, 856-362-4400, begins Jan 7

Chumash Shiur: Bereishit, for women, Rabbi Yosef Adler, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck,12:30pm, 201-837-2795

Lunch and Learn, for seniors, Rabbi Michael Taubes, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, lunch, 1pm; shiur, 1:30pm, 201-836-8916

Packing for Tomchei Shabbos, volunteers are needed, private location in Bergenfield, 1pm, 201-314-1854 or 201-417-0519

Free Homework or Tutoring Help, for students in grades 1-5, students of the Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, at the school, Teaneck, 4:40pm, 201-833-4307 ext 237

Matan Bat Mitzvah Class, Rebbetzin Debbie Baum, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 7pm, 201-907-0180

“The Life and Personality of Dovid HaMelech,” Rabbi Marc Spivak, spons by Cong Ohr Torah, at various homes in West Orange, 8pm, 973-736-1661, 973-669-7320, or andrewnbecker@gmail.com

“Religious Thought of Rambam in Mishneh Torah,” Rabbi Menachem Meier, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 8pm, 201-836-8916

Mishneh Shiur: Masechet Kiddushin, Rabbi Yosef Adler, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8pm, 201-837-2795

Yoreh Deah Chabura: Learning Basar B’Chalev (Siman 87), Rabbi Chaim Komendant and Rav Chaim Davis, at Bais Medrash L’Torah, Passaic, 8pm, 973-473-3666 or rabbichaimk@yahoo.com

“Guide to the Perplexed,” Rabbi Isaac Chavel, Riverdale Jewish Center, 8pm, 718-548-1850, begins Dec 3

Halacha, Rabbi Yisroel Hoffman, Agudath Israel of Edison/Highland Park, Highland Park, 8:30pm, meleff@juno.com

“From Judges to Kings: Exploring the Lives of Shmuel and Shaul,” Rabbi Ari Elbaz, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 8:30pm, 973-736-1407

“Sefer Yehoshua: The Leadership of Conquest,” Rabbi Yaakov Glasser, Young Israel of Passaic-Clifton, 8:30pm, 973-778-7117 or 973-330-2285

In-Depth Talmud, for men and women, Rabbi Jay Weinstein, Young Israel of East Brunswick, 8:30pm, 732-254-1860

Havruta Learning: Sanhedrin, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 8:45pm, 973-736-1407

“From Judges to Kings: Exploring the Lives of Shmuel and Shaul,” Rabbi Yosef Sharbat, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 10pm, 973-736-1407

Thursdays

Chavura: Studying Personalities in the Chumash, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 9am, 201-907-0180

Gemara: Sanhedrin Chapter 1, Rabbi Menachem Meier, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck, 9:45am, 201-907-0180

“Religious Thought of Rambam in the Mishne Torah,” Rabbi Menachem Meier, Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck 10:45am, 201-907-0180

Shiur, Rebbetzin Rebecca Belizon, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 11:30am, 201-836-8916

Parsha Teleconference, Rabbi Ari Zahtz, 12:30pm, 530-881-1212, access code: 784-494-382#

Teleconference: “Tznius: Beyond Just Dress,” Dina Schoonmaker, spons by The Women’s Mussar Vaad, 2pm, 253-397-1495, pin 8968#, then press 0#, call 732-665-6202

Eema and Me, for infants and toddlers, Morah Helene Lockspier, includes songs and dance, arts and crafts, tefilla, holiday celebrations, and parent education, private location in Highland Park, 2pm, 732-985-9017

Level II Hebrew Class, for people who can decipher the letters but want to work on fluency, better reading skills, and vocabulary, Dr. Richard Gertler, spons by the Jewish Learning Experience, at Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 7:15pm, 201-966-4498

NCSY Latte and Learning, for high school students, at the Nosh Pit, West Orange, 7:30pm, jensaibel@gmail.com

“Thoughts on the Parsha,” Rabbi Yosef Sharbat, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 8pm, 973-736-1407

Gemara: Masechet Beitzah, Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 8:30pm, 973-736-1407

“Insights into Parshat Hashavua,” for men and women, Rabbi JJ Schacter, Cong Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, 8:40pm, 201-837-2795

Lilmod U’lilamed Father Learning Program: Masechta Makkos, Rabbi E. Baer, spons by Ohr Somayach, at the Beit Shvidler Conference Center, Monsey, 8:45pm, 845-425-1370 ext 110

Chumash Shiur, Rabbi Yissocher Frand, via satellite, Cong K’Hal Zichron Mordechai, Monsey (845-356-7188);Young Israel of Fair Lawn (201-797-1800); Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck (201-907-0180); Cong Ohr Torah, West Orange (973-669-7320); Cong Tifereth Israel, Passaic (973-773-2552); Cong Ahavas Achim, Highland Park (732-247-0532); Kehillas Bais Yehudah, Wesley Hills, (917-623-4711), Cong Knesses Yisrael, Spring Valley (845-354-6493); Cong Bais Torah, Suffern (845-352-1343), 9pm

“Rambam on the Parsha,” Rav Avraham Shulman, Kehillas Beis Sholom, Clifton, 9pm, 973-850-9619

Mishmar, Cong Agudas Yisroel Bircas Yaakov, Passaic, preparation for a halacha shiur in a Choshen Mishpat/Yora Deah Topic, 9:30pm; halacha shiur, Rav from Bais HaVaad Halacha Center, 10:15pm, bkoenigsberg@chadbourne.com or Jeffrey.muehlgay@db.com

Chaburah, Rabbi Jason Finkelstein, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, 9:40pm, 201-836-8916

“Parsha and Halacha,” Rabbi Michael Taubes, Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck 10:01pm, 201-836-8916

Fridays

Challah-Baking Workshop, for children and their families, Rebbetzin Tova Rapoport, spons by Chabad at the Short, at Burger.org, Margate, 10am, 609-822-8500

Friday Oneg Shiur: Timely and Timeless Topics,” for men and women, Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman, includes refreshments, Cong Ahavas Israel, Passaic, 7:55pm, 973-777-5929 ext 1

“Midrash L’ma-aseh: What One Midrash Can Tell Us about Life Today,” various speakers, spons by Cong Ohav Emeth, in private homes throughout Highland Park, 8pm, forsang@juno.com

Shabbat

Nursery Groups Program, for children 3 years of age and up, Leah Pietruszka, Cong Ohr HaTorah, Bergenfield, 10:30am, 201-244-5905 or 201-385-1761

Bnos of South Gate, for girls in grades K-5, spons by Cong Knesses Yisrael, private home in New Hempstead, 2:30pm, 845-364-0232

Bnos of Clifton-Passaic, for girls in grades K-5, Cong Adas Israel, Passaic, 2:30pm, 973-773-7272

Banim, for boys ages 4-5, includes a mincha service and a shiur for fathers, Cong Adas Israel, Passaic, 2:30pm, 973-508-3769

Motzei Shabbat

Halacha Based on the Parsha HaShavua, Rabbi Michael Taubes, Cong Zichron Mordechai, Teaneck, 75 minutes after havdallah, yaakovsdad@yahoo.com

Boys Learning, at Yeshiva Gedola of Teaneck, 6:35pm, 201-833-5920

Girls Learning, Cong Ohr HaTorah, Bergenfield. 6:35pm, youth@ohrhatorah.com

Flipping Forward: Gymnastics for Girls, ages 4-12, Jewish Center of Teaneck, beginners, 6:45pm; intermediate, 7:30pm; advanced, 8:15pm, 201-833-0515 or ciment1@yahoo.com, begins Nov 22

Mishmar, includes pizza, donuts, prizes, and raffles, Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva, Edison, 7pm, 732-572-5052

Navi, Rabbi Yisroel Reisman, live via satellite, Young Israel of Fair Lawn (201-797-1800); Cong Ahavas Achim, Highland Park (732-247-0532); Cong Tifereth Israel, Passaic; JEC, Elizabeth (908-591-5929); Cong Khal Zichron Mordechai, Monsey (845-356-7188); Cong Keter Torah, Teaneck; Cong Ohr Torah, West Orange (973-669-7320), Cong Bais Torah, Suffern (845-352-1343), 7pm

Bnai Jazz, with Dave Scher, Steve Wien, Ray Butler, Josh Marcus, and Seth Chosak, at Tavlin Kosher Restaurant, Tenafly, 7:30pm, 201-871-6060

Chillzone, for girls in grades 4-12, fun, games, crafts, raffles, prizes, learning , music, dancing, and pizza, The Englishtown Synagogue, West Orange, 8pm, 866-THE-ZONE (843-9663) or info@thezone.org

Tanya, Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein, spons by Anshei Lubavitch Congregation, at a private home in Fair Lawn, 8:30pm, 201-794-3770

Navi Shiur: Sefer Melachim I and II, for men and women, Rabbi Yosef Viener, spons by the Passaic-Clifton Community Kollel, at Cong Agudas Yisroel Bircas Yaakov, Passaic, 9pm, 718-755-3515

Specials

Men’s Community Kollel, includes Halacha, Navi, Pirkei Avos, Parsha, and Tefilla, Rabbi Berg’s Shul, Monsey, Mon-Thurs, 10am-1:30pm, seniorkollel@gmail.com or projectochel@yahoo.com

New Minyanim

Kof-K Mincha Minyan, Teaneck, Mon-Thurs, 1pm, 201-837-0500 ext 7

Cong Arzei Darom Maariv Minyan, Teaneck, Mon-Thurs, 8:30pm, 201-530-0043

Chessed Ops

Raritan Valley Bikur Cholim OWLS (Overnight Women Labor Support), for expectant mothers who do not have family members to stay with older children when it’s time to go to the hospital, to volunteer for this service, or to request it (a minimum of three weeks before the due date), 732-249-5116

On Wednesdays, volunteers are needed for Tomchei Shabbos packing and delivery, warehouse in Passaic, women and girls, 6pm; men and boys, 7pm; drivers, 8pm, yona@idt.net

Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen County needs drivers on Wednesday nights, 201-833-2320

Dress to Impress Clothing Gemach, a service of the Jewish Family Service and Children’s Center of Clifton-Passaic, to assist men and women to dress properly in order to interview well for employment, available to drop off donations or pick up clothing, 973-777-7638 ext 145, 862-249-1941, or 973-572-0335

Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County needs drivers for Kosher Meals on Wheels in the Highland Park area. Contact Phyllis Freed at 732-777-1940 ext 1154

Sharona Nagler Bikur Cholim Project at CareOne, spons by Cong Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, volunteers needed, 201-833-2356, 201-837-1809, or 201-396-0794

TeaneckShuls is raising funds to benefit KosherTroops, an organization which supports Jewish men and women who are serving in the US Armed Forces. Donations are used to ship packages and buy kosher food for our troops. In addition to asking for monetary donations, TeaneckShuls is asking children to submit cards and drawings to send to the troops. For information, call 201-836-2252 or go to http://www.razoo.com/story/Kosher-Troops.

Gan Miriam Early Childhood Program of the Riverdale Jewish Center is collecting gently used and new hats, jackets, mittens, scarves, and gloves as part of this year’s New York Cares Coat Drive. Visit https:// www.newyorkcares.org/coat-drive for more details.

Male Volunteers ages 16 and older are needed for Mon, Dec 29, and/or Tues, Dec 30, to work with special-needs children at the Friendship Circle’s Camp Allie in Livingston, estyg@fcnj.org

Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to the Bar Mitzvah Boys: Zev Tzvi Arons, Uriel Awerbuch, Samuel Mordechai Belizon, Sam Bendheim, Ariel Chechik, Amichai Citron, Sam Cohen, Jonathan Comet, Gabriel Einhorn, Yonatan Akiva Feuerstein, Shaya Field, Dovi Forman, Gidi Fox, Benjamin Friedman, Meir Gasner, Yaakov Greenman, Joseph Gross, Yonah Hook, Baruch David Kahane, Calev Koppel, Shalom Korn, Nachman Sholom Kroll, Noam Levy-Smith, Joshua Eli Miller, Yosef Morrison, Matthew Plotsker, Dani Poloner, Jake Rabinowitz, JJ Rosenblum, Yosef Rothenberg,Yisrael Rothwachs, Yoni Safier, Aaron Shamsian, Jacob Shobe, Yehuda Snow, Yoni Weinreich, and Mordechai Elchanan (MoEli) Ziegler; and the Bat Mitzvah Girls: Leah Baron, Laura Brandwein,Sara Tehilla Cohen,Talia Elkin, Talia Frisch, Chani Kaminetzky, Tzippora Malka Kaplan, Hannah Kirsch, Joelle Kuperman, Gabi Mugrabi, Nechama Rivka Ness, Yonah Pretsfelder, Emma Reich, Dina Rothwachs, Maddie Sausen, Carly Sheinfeld, and Atara Weil

Mazal Tov to David and Richard Heisler of Butterflake Bakery on receiving the Community Service Award from the Jewish National Fund

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