Adult Education – Sunday, February 27 – Exploring the Temple Mount in Jerusalem – A Virtual Tour

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

For this event at CKI, Tour Guide Reuven Arye will join us on the big screen from Israel to give a virtual guided tour of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

Israeli themed refreshments will be served.

“Shalom! I’m Reuven Arye, a tour guide and Israel Educator at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel.

Along the way to becoming an Israel Guide I have been blessed to have been a yeshiva student, musician, counselor and mentor for young men, a husband and father, combat medic in the Israeli 101st Airborne, a sourdough bread baker and baking teacher, a goatherd in the Judean hill country, fieldworker in the organic farms and vineyards of the coastal plain, and a student in the Land of Israel Studies Dept. at Haifa University.

Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel, has been my Home, my medicine, the place where I have learned who I am and who I want to become. I am continuously challenged and uplifted by my life here in Israel and I invite and welcome everyone to come and walk this Land (even virtually!) . I believe you will be moved and grateful.”

Book Discussion Group & Brunch — Sun, Feb 20, 12:30 pm

\We are reading:  “The Saturday Wife” by Naomi Ragen.

Beautiful, blonde, materialistic Delilah Levy steps into a life she could have never imagined when in a moment of panic she decides to marry a sincere Rabbinical student. But the reality of becoming a paragon of virtue for a demanding and hypocritical congregation at an Orthodox synagogue in the suburbs leads sexy Delilah into a vortex of shocking choices which spiral out of control into a catastrophe which is as sadly believable as it is wildly amusing.

Told with immense warmth, fascinating insight, and wicked humor, The Saturday Wife depicts the pitched and often losing battle of all of us as we struggle to hold on to our faith and our values amid the often delicious temptations of the modern world.

Available on Audible, Kindle, Somerset County Library System, Libraries of Middlesex Consortium, and as an ebook on eLibraryNJ

Game Night & Gift Basket Raffle – Sat. Feb 5, 6-9 pm.

Dinner and Game Night are still tentatively on – if they are canceled, we will still hold the drawing for the basket raffle tickets over Zoom.

Join us for our annual family game night. Admission is $7 for CKI members, $6 for children of Hebrew School age, $8 for guests. A dinner of baked ziti and pizza will be served, along with other refreshments.

There will be an assortment of gift baskets on display, with items for adults, children, and families. Buy tickets to bid on each one — we will draw the winning tickets at 8:30 pm.

If you aren’t planning to be at Game Night, you can come to CKI on Thursday, February 3rd (4:00 – 7:00 pm) to view the baskets and buy tickets. The drawing will be broadcast over Zoom for you to watch.

Hebrew Prayer Class Series – Sun, Jan 30th, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Join us for our next class in a series on “Hebrew Prayers”. We will be reviewing the “Ahavat Olam” prayer.

The goal of these classes is to help you become more fluent in reciting the Friday night prayers – whether you are reading the Hebrew or from the transliteration in the prayer book.

In each class, Rabbi Wylen will discuss the meaning of a prayer, why we say it and its placement in the service, and then lead the class in practicing it. Each class will stand alone – you can attend any or all of them. No homework will be necessary.

These classes are held one Sunday every month and are led by Rabbi Wylen with assistance from Matthew Lecin.

As with all our Adult Education classes, guests are very welcome! There is a $5 fee per class.