On Sunday, November 17th, 2019, Global Day of Jewish Learning will be celebrated by synagogues across the world, as well as right in our own Jewish heart of NJ. Global Day of Jewish Learning is intended to unite Jewish communities across the world, through Jewish learning, according to organizers. This year’s theme is Speaking Volumes.
Neve Shalom, in partnership with Temple Emanu-El of Edison, JCC of Middlesex County and Rutgers Hillel are coming together from 9:45AM-11:00AM at Neve Shalom, located at 250 Grove Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840. Congregation Beth Ohr in partnership with Young Israel of East Brunswick, East Brunswick Jewish Center and Temple B’nai Shalom will bring their communities together between 2:00PM and 4:00PM at Congregation Beth Ohr, 70 Rt. 516, Old Bridge, NJ. The programs are sponsored in part by Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey. There is no admission fee and refreshments will be served.
At Neve Shalom, speakers and breakout sessions include:
• Rabbi Eric Rosin: Silence Is A Form of Speech
• Hazzan Sheldon Levin: Power of Song Without Words
• Rabbi Rebecca Gutterman: Moses: Not a Man of Words?
• Rabbi Victor Appell: Names: Meaning and Memory
• Rabbi Marcus Mordecai Schwartz: Rabbi Meir and Beruria
• Esther Fendrick & Marilyn Beutel: The First Gift: PJ Library, hands-on ac¬tivities, stories and fun about names
• Miriam Dobin, Aviva Berkovich, Michelle Caravella: Bullying and Teasing: Ishmael and Yitzhak; Grades K-4
• Elise Berlin & Nava Hess: Lashon Hara: Evil Speech & Gossip: Miriam’s names for Moshe’s wife;
At Beth Ohr, the focus is Words Matter and the panel includes rabbis from multiple denominations who will discuss “ancient arguments to modern meanings, from raising voices to remaining silent, exploring how and why words matter.” Members of the panel include:
• Rabbi Joel Mishkin - Cong. Beth Ohr - moderator
• Rabbi Eric Eisenkramer - Temple B'nai Shalom
• Rabbi Jeff Pivo - East Brunswick Jewish Center
• Rabbi Efraim Unterman - Young Israel of East Brunswick
“Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey seeks to connect as many Jews as possible to Jewish life in our community,” said Stacy Feldman, Director of Community Impact. “Promoting Global Day of Jewish Learning connects Jews all over the world to each other while also fostering a love for Jewish learning.”