Book Discussion Group — Thursday, July 15, 7:30 pm


As England becomes enmeshed in the early days of World War II, the men are away
fighting and the women of Chilbury village forge an uncommon bond. They defy the
Vicar’s stuffy edict to close the choir and instead “carry on singing,” resurrecting
themselves as the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir. We come to know the home‐front struggles of
five unforgettable choir members: a timid widow devastated when her only son goes to
fight; the older daughter of a local scion drawn to a mysterious artist; her younger sister
pining over an impossible crush; a Jewish refugee from Czechoslovakia hiding a family
secret; and a conniving midwife plotting to outrun her seedy past.

Shuttling from village intrigue to romance to the heartbreaking matters of life and death, Jennifer Ryan’s debut novel thrillingly illuminates the true strength of the women on the home front in a village of indomitable spirit.

(The Zoom link will be emailed out)

CKI Summer Picnic – Sunday, July 25

CKI’s Men’s Club hosts our traditional summer picnic on July 25th from noon – 4 pm.
Location: Mountain View Park, Route 28, Middlesex, NJ

Prices: $12.00 for adults (add $1 for guests); $ 7.00 for Children in Hebrew School

Please contact Rich Biely at or the Temple office at (732) 469‐0934 by July 11.
Make checks payable to the CKI Men’s Club and mail to: CKI, Attn: Men’s Club, 229 Mountain Avenue, Bound Brook, NJ 08805

Adult B’nai Mitzvah – June 12th

Please join us at the synagogue as Leanore, Marlene, and Harriet lead the Saturday morning service and are each called to the Torah to celebrate their Bat Mitzvah on June 12th at 9:30 am.

The ceremony will be held under a tent on the front lawn of the synagogue, at 229 Mountain Avenue in Bound Brook.

The service will also be carried live on Zoom:

Meeting ID: 765 632 945
Passcode: 733479

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