Book Discussion Group — Sunday, October 17, 7:30 pm

This meeting will be held at CKI, and luncheon will be served.

For our October 17th meeting, we are reading: Elyssa Friedland’s  “The Floating Feldmans”. 

Sink or swim. Or at least that’s what Annette Feldman tells herself when she books a cruise for her entire family. It’s been over a decade since the Feldman clan has spent more than twenty-four hours under the same roof, but Annette is determined to celebrate her seventieth birthday the right way. Just this once, they are going to behave like an actual family.

Too bad her kids didn’t get the memo.

Between the troublesome family secrets, old sibling rivalries, and her two teenage grandkids, Annette’s birthday vacation is looking more and more like the perfect storm. Adrift together on the open seas, the Feldmans will each face the truths they’ve been ignoring – and learn that the people they once thought most likely to sink them are actually the ones who help them stay afloat.

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

Supper in the Sukkah – Sunday, Sept. 26

Join us as we celebrate the joyous festival of Sukkot and participate in the Mitzvot of eating in the Sukkah and shaking the lulav with the etrog.  This event takes place rain or shine!

Please note that this year, each family should bring their own meal, and we will not be placing food out for sharing. All foods brought should be dairy, pareve, or vegetarian (See the guidelines below)

We will have dining tables set up both in the Sukkah and next to it. CKI will provide beverages, cups, and paper goods.

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Berkenfeld at
or 732-309-7239.

Food Guidlines:  all foods brought to CKI must be dairy or pareve. Bring home-prepared foods in disposable containers. You are also welcome to bring purchased kosher foods. When preparing food, you may use appliances, containers, and utensils that are not kashered (ritually cleaned). Check all items you purchase or use in a recipe to make sure that they do not contain treif (non-kosher) ingredients  — for example: non-kosher marshmallows, lard, shellfish.

We will not be using the synagogue kitchen to heat or prepare food. Leftovers should be taken home or discarded following the dinner.

CKI’s Kashrut Policy is online at

2021 High Holidays

Our 2021 High Holiday services are being held in person at CKI.
Guests are very welcome; please contact the temple office at or 732-469-0934 for ticket information.

Rosh Hashanah

Monday, September 6th: 7:30 pm
Tuesday, September 7th: 9:30 am
Wednesday, September 8th: 9:30 am (all are welcome; no tickets required)

Shabbat Shuvah services

Friday, September 10th: 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 11th: 9:30 am

Kol Nidre

Wednesday, September 15: 6:30 pm

Yom Kippur

Thursday, September 16: 9:30 am; Yizkor service takes place after the morning Torah service
Afternoon services resume at 5:00 pm