Join with us on Friday night, February 19 when Rabbi Steven Kushner will show and then lead a discussion of the very powerful film “Crossfire”. Starring Robert Young, Robert Ryan and Robert Mitchum and based on a novel by Richard Brooks, “Crossfire” is a remarkable film noir examination of anti-Semitism in postwar America. Released in the same year as “Gentleman’s Agreement” (1947), “Crossfire” presents as a classic murder mystery, but as the film develops it becomes obvious that the “story” is less about the murder than it is about the motive. The movie’s climax comes with an understated but profound “reflection” on what ails America. It didn’t get all the awards that went to “Gentleman’s Agreement”, but – as a film – it is in a class by itself. Shabbat worship begins at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by dinner. Grab a plate, take a seat, and sit back and watch Edward Dmytryk’s “Crossfire”.
Community-Wide Swap at Hillside School, founded and run by TNT member Jane Marcus, is coming up in a few weeks. Past swaps have received thousands of donations of clothing, footwear, sports equipment, baby equipment, books, DVD’s, videos and more. And hundreds of people have come from Montclair and the surrounding towns and taken these items, all for free. The swaps are a win-win situation, with donors glad to have somewhere to bring their unwanted items, and with those taking the items thrilled to find things for themselves and their family at no cost.
Donations, and volunteers are always needed. Donations can be dropped off at the Hillside School gym at 54 Orange Road, Montclair, from 4-6:30pm on Friday, February 19. If you are able to volunteer to help with the swap or for further information, please contact Jane Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event furthers our goals to protect the environment (keep it out of landfills!) as well as support those without means to buy it all new.
Shalach Manot, which means the "sending of portions" in Hebrew, are gifts of food and drink that Jews send to each other during the holiday of Purim. Sending Shalach Manot is a mitzvah that is meant to ensure that everyone has treats to enjoy for Purim. It is our custom at Ner Tamid to send Purim baskets to the entire community - TNT members, all staff, and Shoresh families and staff.
The Megillah According to Stephen Schwartz
Saturday night, March 19th, at 7:00 p.m. Come see Queen Esther and her uncle, Mordechai, defeat the wicked Haman and his equally-wicked wife, Zaresh, using the songs of Broadway composer, Stephen Schwartz, to tell the story. Watch 35 of you fellow temple-members, kids and adults, act out the Book of Esther. Hear song parodies of some of your favorite hits from Godspell, Pippin, Wicked, and the Disney movie, Enchanted. Fun for children and grown-ups alike, with a nosh after the play, all for a ridiculously small donation. But don't wait for the reviews to come out in the NY Times. This is truly a one-night-only experience.
Saturday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Please save the date for when we will honor the Ner Tamid members who volunteer their talents to enhance our worship with music.
More details coming soon!
Please join fellow congregants in collecting food staples to support the clients of the Human Needs Food Pantry. Volunteers of all ages participate by encouraging shoppers to purchase and donate food items right on site, which we haul same day to the pantry. Upcoming dates of collection are as follows, with shifts from 9:45 am until 2:30 pm: Sunday 2/28; Sunday 3/20; and Sunday 4/17; Sunday 5/15; Sunday 6/26; Sunday 7/10; Sunday 8/7; Sunday 9/18; Sunday 10/16; Sunday 11/20; Sunday 12/18. For more information or to sign up please contact Jeff Plaut at email@example.com.
See us in action here.
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.