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UPDATED: March For Our Lives - March 24: Help Our Local Students Get to Newark

On Saturday, March 24, March For Our Lives New Jersey will take place in Military Park in Newark in conjunction with the national March For Our Lives in Washington DC and with other events around the state and around the country. We originally circulated a flyer and sign-up sheet to join NuTTY, the Senior Youth Group of TNT, in the March in DC. Due to the response and the group's decision to support the action against gun violence in our state as well as the call for sensible gun legislation, a change has been made to attend the March in Newark, NJ.  

The buses will leave at 9:00 am from The First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ. Paid parking is available at the Crescent Deck nearby. The cost of the bus is now $5 for students and $25 for adults. For anyone who has already registered, adjustments on cost will be available if requested.

Please note that is program is not associated with BluewaveNJ.

Please donate a seat so a student can attend! Please click here to purchase or donate a seat.

The Hineini Minyan

Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30 pm

Using the Ma'ariv, the evening service, as a model and combining the liturgy with some specific learning about ways to be there for one another, we will develop an ongoing dialog about how best to serve the Ner Tamid community, as well as develop a cadre of shiva minyan leaders and caring visitors for the ill. This month's service leading is Ken Cohen. Our teacher for the evening is Larry Unger and the topic is titled Exploring Shivah: As a Mourner and A Supporter.

Upcoming Wednesday dates are April 18, May 16 and June 20.

Samuel G. Freedman to Speak at TNT

"Altar Call: Religion & Presidential Politics in America"

On March 22 at 8:00 pm, Samuel G. Freedman will be the guest speaker at TNT. A former columnist for The New York Times and a professor at Columbia University, Sam is the author of eight acclaimed books and is currently at work on his ninth, which will be about Hubert Humphrey, Civil Rights, and the 1948 Democratic convention.

Freedman’s previous books are Small Victories: The Real World of a Teacher, Her Students and Their High School (1990); Upon This Rock: The Miracles of a Black Church (1993); The Inheritance: How Three Families and America Moved from Roosevelt to Reagan and Beyond (1996); Jew vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry (2000); Who She Was: My Search for My Mother’s Life (2005); and Letters To A Young Journalist (2006); and Breaking The Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Game and Changed the Course of Civil Rights (2013).

Jew vs. Jew won the National Jewish Book Award for Non-Fiction in 2001 and made the Publishers Weekly Religion Best-Sellers list. As a result of the book, Freedman was named one of the “Forward Fifty” most important American Jews in the year 2000 by the weekly Jewish newspaper The Forward.

Freedman was a staff reporter for The New York Times from 1981 through 1987. From 2004 through 2008, he wrote the paper’s “On Education” column, winning first prize in the Education Writers Association’s annual competition in 2005. From 2006 through 2016, Freedman wrote the “On Religion” column, receiving the Goldziher Prize for Journalists in 2017 for a series of columns about Muslim-Americans that had been published over the preceding six years.

Freedman is a contributing editor to The Forward and has contributed to numerous other publications and websites, including The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Daily Beast, New York, Rolling Stone, USA Today, Salon, Slate, Tablet, Ha’aretz, The Undefeated, The Root, and BeliefNet. He has spoken at the Smithsonian Institution, Yale University, and UCLA, among other venues, and has appeared on National Public Radio, CNN, and the PBS News Hour.

Membership Shabbat

Friday, March 23 at 6:30 pm

You won’t want to miss the 4th annual Membership Shabbat. Come for a warm and welcoming family style B’Yachad Shabbat service followed by our annual dinner with wine included.

This is the biggest community dinner Shabbat we have and it has grown to nearly 200 strong. So please, mark it down, bring the kids, and come get wrapped in the warmth of our TNT community.

This Shabbat celebrates all of us.  And don’t worry, you’ll hear from us again. We won’t let you forget.

RSVP through the Member Portal as this is a catered event and I NEED A HEAD COUNT!!!

Lisa Korn
VP Membership - It’s all about us, after all

Rosh Chodesh Women's Seder

Tuesday, March 27 at 7 pm

If the #MeToo Movement has taught us anything, it’s that women are always stronger when standing together. Join us this year for our annual Women’s Seder where we will walk through the midbar, hand in hand - together. Please RSVP to Cantorial Assistant Ronni Pressman at rpressman7@me.com. Dinner is included.

Pesach and Yizkor Services at Ner Tamid

Pesach Morning Service
Saturday - March 31 at 10:00 am

Erev Shabbat Service / Yizkor*
Friday, April 6 at 8:00 pm

Shabbat Morning Service / Yizkor*
Saturday, April 7 at 10:00 am

Yizkor is the memorial service recited four times a year by our community during Jewish holiday services. The service of Yizkor is observed by those who are moved to remember a loved one who has died through prayer and contemplation surrounded by their community. This Pesach we will be offering Yizkor in the evening, as well as on Shabbat morning with the opportunity to remember. 

Ner Tamid Gala Fundraiser

Spring is around the corner! Celebrate the community at the Gala Fundraiser on Saturday evening, April 28th. It will be a festive evening full of entertainment, warmth and laughs as we celebrate our past and strengthen our future. Save your space now! Click here to purchase your tickers and please consider placing an ad in the tribute journal. 

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.