These events are open to all, but it is a good idea to RSVP. Some may require reservations.
Mondays, December 2, 9 and 16
Reading Hebrew - Beyond the Basics: Songs for Chanukkah and Other Occasions with Rabbi Robert Rubin; for those who know the Hebrew letters and vowels but want to practice to improve their skill and comfort level; 7:00-8:30 PM; each session independent; Temple Beh Or, 200 Van Zile Road, Brick; no charge; 732-458-4700
Wednesdays, December 4,11 and 18
Wisdom of the Ages...Wisdom of the Sages - Lessons from Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers); with with Rabbi Robert Rubin; 10:00 - 11:30 AM; each session independent; no Hebrew required; Temple Beh Or, 200 Van Zile Road, Brick; no charge; 732-458-4700
Friday, December 6
Musical Shabbat Service; 7:30 PM; held usually the first Friday of every month; Congregation Ahjavat Olam, 106 Windeler Road, Howell; 732-719-3500
Friday December 13 and Saturday, December 14
Celebrate Your Anniversary; Shabbat Services at 8:00 PM on Friday, 9:00 AM on Saturday; Congregation Ahavat Olam, 106 Windeler Road, Howell; 732-719-3500; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, December 17
Jewish Trivia Game, Sisterhood Chanukah Party and Boutique; 7:30 PM; refreshments served; open shopping for gifts and other items; non-members welcome, no charge; Temple Beth Or, 200 Van Zile Road, Brick; RSVP to 732-458-4700 or email email@example.com
Sunday, December 22
Anti-Semitism Then and Now: A Multi-media Presentation and Workshop with Paul Weinberg; 2:00 PM; followed by desert and Chanukah celebration with candle lighting for the first night of Chanukah; no charge; Temple Beth Or, 200 Van Zile Road, Brick; RSVP to 732-458-4700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, December 23
Jackson Township Annual Menorah Lighting; 4:30 - 6:00 PM Bring the whole family and Celebrate Chanukah, "The Festival of Lights", sponsored by Bat Shalom Hadassah and Chabad. Stay warm inside while enjoying special guests, music and refreshments, before the dramatic Menorah Lighting ceeremony outside. Jackson Township Municipal Building 95 Veterans Highway Jackson,
Brick Township Annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony Chanukah candle lighting for the second night; 5:30 PM; at Brick Township Municipal Building, 401 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick with Temple Beth Or of Brick; for information call TBO at 732-458-4700
Friday, December 27 and Saturday, December 28
Celebrate Your Birthday; Shabbat Services at 8:00 PM on Friday, 9:00 AM on Saturday; Congregation Ahavat Olam, 106 Windeler Road, Howell; 732-719-3500; RSVP to email@example.com
Tuesday, December 31
Celebrate New Year's Eve at CAO; 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM; $55 per person; dance all night to the live band Jersey Surecats; meat cuisine catered by Capri; BYOB Kosher (no dairy) with set ups provided as well as hats and noisemakers; Congregation Ahavat Olam, 106 Windeler Road, Howell; 732-719-3500; RSVP by December 20; for more information and to make reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org; tables seat up to ten people.
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