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July 4 Shabbat Morning Service

The Shabbat morning service on July 4  will coincide with two important dates this calendar year - the Fourth of July, our nations Independence Day, and the 17th of Tammuz, a solemn day that commemorates the breach in the walls that surrounded the Temple in ancient Israel

We will still include the liturgy from our usual Shabbat morning prayers, but will be using meditative chanting and meditation as our main prayer vehicle for the day. To allow for people to celebrate the July 4th festivities in town, we will begin our worship at 8:30 a.m. and conclude worship at 10:30 a.m. please note this time change when you put it in your calendar.

If you have any questions about our service on the morning of July 4th, 2015, please feel free to contact Cantor Meredith Greenberg at cantor@nertamid.org or Rabbi Kushner at rabbi@nertamid.org.

Ner Tamid to Partner with Human Needs Food Pantry and Brookdale ShopRite

Ner Tamid has formed a partnership with Human Needs Food Pantry and Brookdale ShopRite to collect food for the hungry in our community. Our friend Amy Winkelman has done a great job getting us stated. Thanks Amy!

Now, we need your help. Summer is a tough time for hungry children and families as there are no school breakfasts or lunches.  

We will be collecting food at the Brookdale Shoprite, the community minded grocery store, on the following Sundays from 9:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. We meet at the store on:

1)      Sunday, July 5
2)      Sunday August 2
3)      Sunday September 6

There will be three shifts each day – 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 12:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.; 2:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (delivering food to Human Needs Food Pantry). 

Please let Jeff Plaut know which shifts you can volunteer by emailing him at jplaut@globalstrategygroup.com. Partial shifts fine, too.

The work is easy and we get a GREAT response. Perfect for families/kids, too. 

All the food goes to the Human Needs Food Pantry.

Also, if you have a truck – or are willing to pay for a truck for the collected food – please let Jeff that, too.

Interfaith Hospital Network

Temple Ner Tamid will be hosting the homeless in Bloomfield in two different Bloomfield churches on July 15 and August 12.  If you would like to help serve the guests on either evening, please contact Sharyn Mandell at 201-463-8698 or sharynknows@aol.com.

Temple Ner Tamid Presents “Little White Lie”

Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz thinks her dark skin and hair are from a Sicilian ancestor. When she uncovers the lie that haunted her parent’s marriage, she begins a journey to reconcile her past as she embraces her African-American heritage. Produced by Truth Aid in Association with ITVS.

The film will be followed by a discussion with Lacey Schwartz and moderated by Temple member Raphaela Niehausen, former Executive Director of the Montclair Film Festival.

Cost of Admission: $20 per person

Tisha B’ Av Service

Saturday, July 25 at 8:00 p.m.

Tisha B’Av is the day we remember the destruction of both Temples that once stood in Jerusalem as well as a number of other tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people over the course of history. This year Temple Ner Tamid and Bnai Keshet will join in a collaborative Maariv service, meditative chanting and the opportunity to experience the reading of Lamentations on Saturday evening, July 25 at 8:00 p.m. at Bnai Keshet, 99 South Fullerton Avenue, 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. 

http://astore.amazon.com/nertam-20