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Events In The Community

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Vote in the WZO Elections

Give Reform views and values a voice in Israeli society today!

Right now, the American Zionist Movement (AZM) is holding elections to determine U.S. Jewish representation to the World Zionist Congress (WZC), the highest legislative body of the World Zionist Organization (WZO). The congress will meet in Jerusalem in October 2015. The WZO provides a forum for all the world’s Jews to come together and deliberate about issues affecting both Diaspora Jews and the state of affairs in Israel. The World Zionist Congress establishes policies and will help determine the leadership of the major global Jewish organizations, budgetary decisions, and policy in Israel and worldwide.

Why participate? These elections are the strongest way for progressive American Jews to promote and encourage the ideals of justice, equality and democracy in Israel itself and help build the kind of Jewish state we all know is possible. It does so in part by influence hundreds of millions of dollars in funding from around the world that is earmarked for Israel. Specifically, the American delegation to the Congress is the largest delegation from outside of Israel, with 145 delegates. The decisions of the Congress influence hundreds of millions of dollars in funding and the Reform movement currently receives over $5 million each year. Because the election is held every 4 years, the impact of the election could impact over $20 million for Reform institutions in Israel and the United States

Vote now for ARZA. ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America, is the Zionist arm and voice of the Reform Movement and an affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism, serving 1.5 million Reform Jews in North America.  ARZA is the vehicle for the collective participation of American Reform Jews in the Israel.  ARZA represents Reform Judaism in the World Zionist Organization thereby providing a strong voice for Reform Jews in America and Israel in this worldwide organization.

Requirements to register to vote:

1.     You must be Jewish
2.     You must be 18 years or older by June 2015
3.     You must be a resident of the United States
4.     The registration cost is $10.00 USD ($5.00 USD for those under age 30)*

*Note: This fee does not go to ARZA; it is simply a processing fee.

Where do I go to vote? You can vote online and must do so by April 30, 2015 at: www.ReformJews4Israel.org

Women for Reform Judaism Gathering

Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m.

The women of Temple Ner Tamid are invited to attend a session led by a representative from WRJ, the amazing organization that empowers women in Reform congregations all over North America with innovative and meaningful tools and information to help grow and sustain us. Please RSVP to Marge Grayson if you can attend to mngrayson@gmail.com.

Shabbat B’yachad: Celebrating Community as Family

Friday, April 24 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Please join us for a warm, intimate, family-friendly, musical Shabbat experience. 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.

Shoresh Art Show and Silent Auction

Sunday, April 26 from 4:00 to - 6:00 p.m. 

Everyone is welcome to attend. We have wonderful silent auction and raffle items, gorgeous works of art by our preschool children, wine, cheese, and other snacks. There’s even live music by the TNT Ramblers and entertainment for the little ones.

Cost is just $36/family or $15/single person

For questions or to RSVP Arlene Sherman at asherman@nertamid.org.

Everyday Mindfulness and Compassion: Deepening Our Practice

Many people find it difficult to maintain a regular practice without the support of a group or the structure of a class. While individual practice is essential to making mindfulness a part of our daily lives, group practice strengthens our commitment to ourselves and deepens our understanding. A community of practitioners offers support for bringing mindfulness more fully into everyday life.

This 6 week class is designed to deepen your practice and your ability to apply mindfulness to life. It will help you to increase the experience of balance, depth and meaning in your practice, and lead you to find your own ways to apply practice to make it work for you. 

In this class we  explore how as we expand the context of mindfulness it effects all areas of our lives. 

We will explore how presence and compassion affect our work and relationships. Each class will include practice periods, discussion and inquiry.

Everyday Mindfulness and Compassion: Deepening Our Practice - Beginning Thursday, April 30th at 7:30 pm at Temple Ner Tamid, 936 Broad Street in Bloomfield. 

Registration $180 - click here. Please contact our teachers, Rex Perlmeter and Beth Sandweiss with any questions at rabbirex@jewishwellness.net, bethsandweiss@verizon.net, 973-310–2557.

Attention Ner Tamid Men

Maybe you've never quite gotten over your dream of patrolling center field at Yankee Stadium. Or you'd like to show the sons and daughters you ferry to and from games that Dad can still play. Or you'd like to make some more friends among Ner Tamid men. Or you'd just like to wear the cool uniform.

The Ner Tamid men's softball team is looking for you. We play slow-pitch, high arc softball Sunday mornings against other synagogues. Spring training is starting; the season starts April 12 and runs through the beginning of August.If you're interested, please get in touch with Warren Levinson warrenlevinson@yahoo.com.

Team Update: The team suffered a tough 1 run loss to a top team in the league last weekend to Chad Lebuvitch of W. Orange. Doubleheaders this week and next. Sunday, we open at 9AM at Hillside against Beth Shalom (0-1). To get there, go out Mount Pleasant Ave. (Rte 10) to Hillside and turn left. Pass the school, turn left at Belmont and left again at the entrance. Please plan to be there by 8:30 for BP and warmups. The second game is at Riker Hill against Bnai Israel (1-0). This is the team we have had to beat out of the final playoff spot the last two or three seasons. The field is a little farther west on Mount Pleasant, a right turn at Blackstone (opposite the Landmark Restaurant). School is at the end of the road. If you can make only the second game, expect it to start around 10:30.

Congregational Meeting

Wednesday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Please join us for Temple Ner Tamid's annual congregational meeting. Please come to vote on amendments to the constitution, elect the new slate of officers and trustees, get updated on the financial state of the Temple, approve the budget for the new fiscal year, and thank these dedicated leaders of our community. Your votes are needed! 

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