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Purimspiel 2015

Saturday, March 7 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

What happens when the Purimspiel cast become castaways on a desert island? Will they be so upset at being shipwrecked that they forget about the holiday? Or will they be true to their shul and get inspired to write the best darned tropical-island-themed Purim Play ever? And then, how will they get off the island? Be there Saturday night, March 7, to find out.

A cast of 40, including 15 children, will present “Megillagan's Island: A Desert Island Purimspiel” to the delight of all. And stick around for one luau of an oneg, with food and drink for everyone, immediately following the 'spiel. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see your fellow temple members tell the story of Queen Esther with songs from the Beach Boys, South Pacific, Harry Belafonte, Jimmy Buffet and many more. So if you wanna be happy for the rest of your life, wouldn't it be nice to come to TNT on Saturday night, March 7, where you can have fun, fun, fun? Or you could find yourself wasting away again in MogenDavidville.

Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 8 at Noon

It’s that time of year again - Purim! This means the Purimspiel, and of course, the Purim Carnival hosted by our wonderful youth group, NuTTY! We hope that you and your families will attend. This year, the Carnival will be held on Sunday, March 8, which is fast approaching. A major contributor to the money we raise—for our own programs and for a donation to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey—is our Silent Auction, which offers attendees the opportunity to bid on great items from various businesses and restaurants in the area.  

To ensure a successful Silent Auction, we are also asking that you consider donating goods and services. We are looking for fun and exciting items: jewelry, concert tickets, museum passes, special tours of awesome places, and anything else you might have to offer. There will be a donation box in the Temple lobby (by the NuTTY bulletin board) for you to drop off your contributions; if you’d prefer, we’d be happy to make arrangements to pick up your donations.

If you have any questions, please contact Sonya Abrams at sabrams04@gmail.com. The donation deadline is Sunday, March 1st. We look forward to seeing you and your family at the Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 8th!

Lunch With the Rabbi

Tuesday, March 10 at 12:00 p.m.

Join Rabbi Kushner on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (October through June) at Ner Tamid for a guided reading and discussion of Ruth Calderon's book A Bride for One Night: Talmud Tales.Calderon, a Talmud scholar, was recently elected to Israel's Knesset. She electrified Israel and the Jewish world by teaching Talmud in the Israeli Parliament.

Bring your own dairy or parve lunch and your appetite for discussion of this insightful and wonderfully written book.

Upcoming Dates: April 14; May 12; June

Shabbat B’yachad: Celebrating Community as Family

Friday, March 27 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Please join us for a warm, intimate, family-friendly, musical Shabbat experience. Open to the entire community! The service and music will be led by Rabbi Kushner, Cantor Greenberg, Cantorial Assistant Pressman, Peri Smilow, Rick Abrams and Ed Alstrom. The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a nosh in the Temple lobby followed by the 6:30 p.m. service. A catered community dinner will begin immediately following the service at 7:30 p.m. The cost for the dinner is $12 per adult and $6 per child under 12.

Reservations are required. Please click here to purchase your ticket.

Shabbat B’yachad worship and dinner experiences will take place on the last Friday of each month through May.

Giving Up is Hard to Do

Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Temple Ner Tamid and Bnai Keshet are proud to present Giving Up Is Hard To Do, a Havdalah Café and show performed by Annie Abbott. Annie is a former Bnai Keshet member and the mother of current Ner Tamid member Zoe Behan.

The show will take place at Temple Ner Tamid. Tickets are $30 per person. You can make your reservation and pay for tickets at www.bnaikeshet.org/annie.

Annie’s acting credits include Perception, Will & Grace, Golden Girls, Californication, LA Law, Boston Legal, ER and The X Files. She and her family lived in Montclair for 15 years before moving to California. She was one of the founders of Whole Theater Company in Montclair.

Temple Ner Tamid's Amazon Store

Temple Ner Tamid has its own new Amazon.com store featuring favorite books and DVDs of Rabbi Kushner, Cantor Greenberg and fellow Temple members. 

Shopping via Ner Tamid's Amazon store won't cost you anything extra, but it does allow Temple Ner Tamid to earn about 6% from most purchases. You can purchase the books and DVDs recommended by clergy, staff, and fellow members or other items on Amazon.com that may not be featured on Temple Ner Tamid's Amazon store. All of your Amazon shopping benefits Temple Ner Tamid

Please click on the link below to access Amazon.com and then after shopping, proceed to the checkout. Ner Tamid's commission will be credited automatically.