Book Discussion Group & Brunch — Sun, Dec. 19, 12:30 pm

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

“The Au Pair” by Emma Rous

Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother, Danny, were born in the middle of summer at
their family’s estate on the Norfolk coast. Within hours of their birth, their mother
threw herself from the cliffs, the au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of
dark cloaks, changelings, and the aloof couple who drew a young nanny into their
inner circle. Now an adult, Seraphine mourns the recent death of her father. While
going through his belongings, she uncovers a family photograph that raises dangerous questions. It was taken on the day the twins were born, and in the photo, their mother, surrounded by her husband and her young son, is smiling serenely and holding just one baby. Who is the child, and what really happened that day?


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

Sisterhood Vodka-Latke party, Thurs, Dec. 16, 7:30 pm

Please join us at CKI for a fun evening to celebrate Hanukkah!

Refreshments will include wine, hors d’oeuvres, potato latkes, & desserts.

If you would like to participate in the Gift Exchange game, please bring a new, gift-wrapped item valued at $20. (Participation is optional.)

Free for Sisterhood members. Guests are welcome; there is a $5.00 fee.

Please RSVP by December 13.

Hebrew Prayer Class Series – Sun, Dec. 12, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Join us for our next class in a series on “Hebrew Prayers”. We will be reviewing the Kabbalat Shabbat psalms that come at the beginning of the service. Matthew Lecin will be leading class this month.

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.

Morning Service & Torah Study – Sat, Dec. 4, 9:30 am

Please join us Saturday at 9:30 am for a Shabbat morning service followed by a Torah study with Rabbi Wylen.

We appreciate your attendance to make a minyan for the service and Torah reading! 

You are welcome to come for the service, the Torah study, or both. Attendees are not expected to dress any more formally than for Friday services.

Guests are very welcome!