Please join us to celebrate as CKI wraps up our 100th Anniversary year with a Gala Evening on Saturday, June 10, at 7:00 pm
This elegant evening will feature music, Hors d’oeuvres, a Wine & Beer Bar, and a Viennese Dessert Table
Dress to Impress!
RSVP to: Pam Barr, email@example.com. Minimum Donation: $36 per person.
This event is partially funded through a grant from the Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties.
We are reading “The Gown” by Jennifer Robson.
London, 1947: Besieged by the harshest winter in living memory, burdened by onerous shortages and rationing, the people of postwar Britain are enduring lives of quiet desperation despite their nation’s recent victory. Among them are Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, embroiderers at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell. Together they forge an unlikely friendship, but their nascent hopes for a brighter future are tested when they are chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime honor: taking part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown.
Toronto, 2016: Heather Mackenzie seeks to unravel the mystery of a set of embroidered flowers, a legacy from her late grandmother. How did she come to possess the priceless embroideries that so closely resemble the motifs on the stunning gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her wedding almost seventy years before? And what was her Nan’s connection to the celebrated textile artist and holocaust survivor Miriam Dassin?
Jennifer Robson takes us inside the workrooms where one of the most famous wedding gowns in history was created. Balancing behind-the-scenes details with a sweeping portrait of a society left reeling by the calamitous costs of victory, she introduces readers to three unforgettable heroines, their points of view alternating and intersecting throughout its pages, whose lives are woven together by the pain of survival, the bonds of friendship, and the redemptive power of love.
Free for Sisterhood members, guests $5.
If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Berkenfeld at AdultEd@ckibbnj.org
Available on Audible, Kindle, Somerset County Library System, Libraries of Middlesex Consortium, and as an EBook on eLibraryNJ
Our topic: “7 Spiritual Paths – the Meaning of Spirituality in Judaism”
Guests are welcome— there is a $5.00 fee.
Join us for our annual 4-day Rummage Sale! 8 am – 2 pm each day. There’s always great stuff at great prices!
Men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing
Belts, Scarves, Hats, Gloves, Shoes and Boots,
Purses, Bags, and Suitcases
Pots and pans, Dishes, Glasses, Kitchen wares, Small appliances
Housewares and Decorative items, Linens,
Furniture, Toys, Sporting goods, Tools,
and much more!
We appreciate your attendance to make a minyan for the service and Torah reading!
After services, Rabbi Wylen will lead a Torah study and we will enjoy a light lunch.
Guests are very welcome! Attendees do not need to dress any more formally than for Friday services.