Jewish Family Programs

Jewish Life at the "J"

Questions about the programs? Call Paige at 908-443-9002.


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10:30-11:15am on the last Friday of Every Month — January 26 to May 25

  • Free to ALL

Join us the last Friday of the month from 10:30-11:15am for a Shabbat Celebration. Bring your child and join in the Shabbat fun with candle lighting, Kiddush and yummy challah. Listen to a PJ Library story and participate in a craft project. This is a great opportunity to socialize and meet other moms in our community.
All children welcome. The program is great for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.


February

Hamantaschen Baking  

  • Wednesday, February 21
  • 5:00-7:00pm
  • Free to All!

Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy all the Jews in a single day.”  It is customary for children to dress up in costumes,  read the megillah (The Book of Esther), which recounts the story of the Purim miracle, give money to the poor, send gifts to friend, and eat a festive Purim feast.

Hamantaschen, the traditional cookie of Purim, are 3 sided triangular cookies with jelly or chocolate filling.  They represent the hat that the evil Haman wore. 

It is customary to give a Purim basket filled with hamantaschen and treats and present it to a neighbor, friend or family member.  Join us on and make a Purim basket of your own!!!

April

Passover Granola Tasting

  • Monday, April 2               
  • All Day in the Lobby!

Come taste this easy granola recipe that is wonderful to eat throughout Passover.   Great as a snack, mixed in yogurt, or as cereal.  Add in extra ingredients that are your favorites.  The recipe will be available.  FREE to all!