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Shabbat At Temple Ner Tamid

Friday - Erev Shabbat
Service & Livestream will begin at 7PM

The service will be led by Rabbi Katz, Cantor Greenberg and Clergy Associate Pressman.
There is still time to register for our Hannukah Program starting at 5:30pm. 
RSVP for Dinner and Sign Up for the Latke Contest

The service will be streamed live on Zoom and YouTube

Saturday at 8:30am - Torah Study

Herb Perten will lead our Torah Study this week. 
Torah Portion
Join Here

Saturday at 10am - Shabbat Morning Service

The Shabbat Morning Service will be led by the Clergy Team. 
The service will be streamed live on Zoom and YouTube

A Special Rosh Chodesh Celebration - Chag haBanot
with Cantor Greenberg

Cantor Greenberg welcomes all the women of TNT to celebrate Chag haBanot, the Festival of the Daughters, on Thursday, December 14th at 8 pm at TNT.

While a less well-known custom in European descendant communities, Chag haBanot is an important Jewish women’s festival, predominantly celebrated in North African countries. It focuses on deepening and strengthening bonds among us – daughters, mothers, sisters, and, of course, sisterhood.

This year, we will bring Chag HaBanot here to Bloomfield, New Jersey. We will sing, share, snack, and just be together. Bring your Hanukkah menorah from home and 9 candles. If you have any questions, feel free to ask at



Sign Up to Be A Friday Night Shabbat Greeter 

We are looking for Shabbat greeters for Friday night services. The role of the greeter is simply to be a warm and welcoming presence for members and guests coming into the lobby. You will be the first person that people see, after the security guard, when entering. The greeter will be needed about twenty minutes before the service begins; and afterwards at the oneg the greeter will engage guests and prospective members. The role of the Greeter is separate from the role of the Usher.

It is a mitzvah to welcome people into our communal home, so please SIGN UP HERE.


Join the Fun: Purimspiel Auditions at TNT on December 10th!

Purimspiel auditions! Interested in getting involved with the TNT Purimspiel? Come out on Sunday, December 10th, at 1:30 pm at TNT and let us know. We aim to be totally welcoming to all who are interested in helping tell the heroic tale of Queen Esther with goofy songs and even goofier dancing. If you have a little one (maybe 7-13) who would like to be in the show, please let us know!

If you have any questions, please contact director Gary Rudoren -

Celebrate Hanukkah at TNT on Dec 8!

Let’s bring in the light together on Friday, December 8, at 5:30 pm at Temple Ner Tamid. Join our entire Temple Ner Tamid community for songs, sweets, oily foods, and, of course, the lighting of our Hanukkah menorahs!

• Our lively Shabbat band and wonderful Hanukkah singers will entertain us as we join in a communal menorah lighting. 
• Community dinner with our Latke Tasting Contest to follow!
• Our Kabbalat Shabbat Services will start at 7:00pm (please note the special start time for this Shabbat only).
• Don’t forget to bring your Hanukkah menorah from home and three candles.
• If you make a great latka, we'd all love to taste your famous recipe. 

Bring a batch to share and enter the Latke Tasting Contest!

RSVP for Dinner and Sign Up for the Latke Contest

Jewish Community Night with the New Jersey Devils

Join the New Jersey Devils for our Annual Jewish Community Night at the Prudential Center as the Devils take on the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, December 17th! Puck drop is at 7:00pm, with doors opening and the festivities beginning at 5:30pm.
Each ticket holder will receive a commemorative Jewish Community Night T-Shirt and access to all Jewish Community Night activities, including a pre-game ceremony at the hockey stick menorah, and Maccabeats concert after the game. 

Ticket price is $76 per ticket in Section 17, Rows 16 and 17.  
We have 20 tickets. 

Click here to order your tickets!

TNT Board Game Night ~ NEW DATES

All ages are welcome to join us for a social group for anyone who is looking for a fun get together filled with laughter and friends and games. The TNT Board Game Night gathers on the second Thursday of each month from 6pm-8pm at the Temple. (Upcoming dates include: Dec 21, Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9, and Jun 13). If you love board games, are looking to learn some new games, or are curious and interested in learning about what a game night looks like, please join us!
If you have questions, you can email Barak Malkin or Eli Bosnick at

Mark Your Calendars for the Next Blood Drive @ TNT

The next Blood Drive will take place on Thursday, January 11, 2024 from 2:00-7:00pm.
Click Here to Make an Appointment 

Your blood donation can save up to 3 lives so make an appointment to give the Gift of Life TODAY!

Mark Your Calendars for TNT's Annual Fundraising Gala

Georgia Peace Project: An Interfaith Insider Experience

Join Temple Ner Tamid for the second annual pilgrimage to Tbilisi June 28-July 4, 2024! Keti and Misha can’t wait to host you there!!

Immerse in the breathtaking landscapes of Georgia. Learn to toast the Georgian way. Taste classic Georgian cuisine. Delve into the country’s 2600-year-old Jewish history as we form bonds with the leaders of L’Dor v’Dor, the fledgling liberal Jewish community at the Peace Project: a church, synagogue, mosque, and interfaith space under one roof. Visionary founder Bishop Malkhaz Songulashivili will accompany our group, led by Rabbi Golan Ben-Chorin and Johanna Ginsberg from Finding North. We will stay at the Ibis Styles, a 3-star hotel in the heart of Tbilisi's Old City.

Ready to register? Just fill out this form.
Looking for more information? You can find it here.
Have questions? contact Johanna at or 973-650-2784.


The TNT Short Story Group - Now With Two Venues!

At the beginning of Covid, 2020, Rabbi Katz suggested we offer a Jewish Short Story group to provide an opportunity to come together (via ZOOM), to read and discuss short stories by Jewish authors. Over the past 3 years, we have read and discussed over 100 stories!

Post pandemic, this successful project continues. For the coming year, we will offer a daytime class (3rd Thursday of the month at 1 pm) and an evening meeting (1st Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm). Both, will be virtual on ZOOM. 


2023-24 Schedule:

Thursday Afternoon Sessions: 1:00 – 2:00pm
December 21, January 18, February 15, March 21, April 18, May 16

To download the next story that we will be reading, click this linkTo join the ZOOM meeting on the day of the discussion:

Thursday Evening Sessions: 7:30 – 8:30pm - January 4, February 1, March 7, April 4, May 2

Click on this link to download and read the next story (available one week prior to class). To join the ZOOM meeting on the day of the discussion: 

To join the ZOOM meeting on the day of the discussion:

We hope you will join us! We think the discussions have been enlightening, thought provoking and always bring a new appreciation of the art of story-telling. There is no charge or registration needed, and all are welcome.

Questions? Contact Norm Pollack at

Tai Chi Class

Tai Chi is an ancient art that encompasses movement, exercise, meditation, and a delightful way to enhance health. Originating over 2000 years ago, it is often attributed to Lao Tzu, who is also credited with the book Tao Te Ching.

Tai Chi serves as a form of movement meditation, skillfully designed to enhance balance and mobility.

With over 20 years of dedicated learning and practice, Ray Wolfson and Irene Sherman are passionate Tai Chi practitioners. According to them, 'Our growth within this art continues through both teaching and personal practice.'

Ray and Irene employ a teaching method known as '3, 3, 3.' This approach involves demonstrating the move three times, practicing it alongside the students three times, and then observing the students as they perform it three times. They provide any necessary corrections. Their classes offer a nonjudgmental and enjoyable environment, understanding that progress takes time and consistent practice.

These weekly classes will take place on Thursday evenings at 7 pm at Temple Ner Tamid.


Wellness Offerings

Karen Frank, TNT’s Congregational Nurse, has a variety of offerings to the community, all of them having to do with enhancing wellness. Her practice integrates physical, emotional, and spiritual health. She works with individuals, families, and groups.

Karen leads two groups at TNT: 

  • Grandparents’ Group, which meets on the third Tuesday of the month on Zoom at 5:00pm. Topics have been grand-parenting at a distance, when values clash, the blended family, and grandchildren with special needs.
    You can join the meeting here
  • Caregiving Aging Parents, which focuses on providing care whether local or long-distance. They meet monthly, the first Tuesday of the month on Zoom at 7:30pm. Topics include dealing with parent’s physical or mental health, when to consider a move and what are the options, how to find help, and assisting the parent with dementia. 
    You can join the meeting here.

No registration necessary for either group. 

Karen is also available for individual consults on health, caregiving, and coping. Call her at 862-485-9062 or email to to make arrangements for a home or synagogue visit or a call.

Temple Ner Tamid's Older Adult Group is Back in Full Swing!

Our very active 70 plus community meets twice monthly on Tuesdays from 11:15am-1:15pm for stimulating conversations, guest speakers, cultural programming, holiday celebrations and much more.

Congregational Nurse Karen Frank attends monthly for office hours and blood pressure screening.

The group is open to Temple Ner Tamid members and parents and friends of members. If you or anyone you know is interested in meeting new people and conquering Covid isolation, come try us out!

For further information, please contact TNT Board Member Dianna Chipkin at or call


News from the Human Needs Food Pantry

The Human Needs Food Pantry, located at 9 Label Street in Montclair, provides food and services to people and families in need from Bloomfield, Montclair and surrounding neighboring Essex County communities. Currently, the Food Pantry provides over 2,500 bags of groceries each month, along with hundres of deliveries for homebound clients. The Pantry is great and it continues to grow. The Food Pantry is very appreciative of the partnership with Temple Ner Tamid. 

As you shop for your family each week, please pick up a few extra items for those in need. Drop off canned or boxed food (no glass or outdated items) to the Mazon Box, which is located at TNT in the hallway near the main office entrance. The Food Pantry requests cereal, peanut butter, jelly, crackers and other breakfast food, as well as tuna fish, pasta and beans. As soon as the Mazon box is full it will be delivered to the Food Pantry. Temple Ner Tamid continues to be a strong supporter of the Human Needs Food Pantry. 

The Chesed Committee is Here for You!

Do you need a ride to the doctor or a medical appointment? If so, the Chesed committee may be able to help you! Reach out to Morty Bernstein at or Susan Goldstein at, with as much notice as possible, and we will see if we can be of help to you!

Bloomfield Cafe Needs Your Help!

For many years, TNT has partnered with Park Methodist Church in Bloomfield to provide a warm and healthy meal to the food insecure on the fourth Sunday of every month. We desperately need chefs and volunteers to help prep, serve and clean up. This is a great opportunity to partner with TNT members to provide a greatly needed service. If you are interested in learning more and/or volunteering, please contact Sharyn Mandell at


For Information on 7th Grade Community Mitzvah Projects contact Wendy Starr, Assistant Director at

Religious School Resources Can Be Found Here:

Registration Can Be Done Here:


Bring Them Home FAST - Fasting for Hostages

A group in Montclair is organizing stagger fasts for the hostages in Gaza in the hope of drawing attention and continued prayers for the approximately 220 hostages in Gaza whose conditions and whereabouts are unknown. They are looking for one person per day, and you can sign up here.

Want To Learn More About Israel and J Street?

Following up on the visit of J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami to Temple Ner Tamid last April 23rd, the organization is offering to update us on the political situation in Israel now, as well as their continued support for justice and a two-state solution. J Street is a pro-Israel, pro-peace, pro-democracy American Jewish organization. If you’d like to learn more let us know: contact Larry Westreich ( or Sherri Neuwirth ( and we’ll send information your way!





The Following Dedications Have Been Made This Week:

In Memory of Irving Korn from Lisa Korn
In Memory of Leonard Borovay from Jessica Borovay
In Memory of Walter & Florence Heilbronner from Judy Avrin
William Leffler from Steven & Beryl Leffler


To make a contribution for a yahrzeit, simcha, or to discretionary funds, please visit


Fri, December 8 2023 25 Kislev 5784