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What's Going on at Temple Sholom of West Essex?

Events, activities, trips all taking place at temple in next few weeks.

It will be a busy Spring at Temple Sholom of West Essex in Cedar Grove. The congregation has planned the following events and activities:

The temple will commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Friday evening, April 20 , at 6:30 p.m.

At that time, the temple will engage in an act of legacy perpetuation. During the service, a special mantle will be dedicated to a Holocaust Torah Scroll from Czechoslovakia.

Congregant Peter Layne has worked to recreate the original Torah mantle from the Torah for the occasion. 

The congregation’s ongoing program to restore a letter in the Holocaust scroll is also continuing.

Scribal sessions will take place on Sunday, April 29 and Sunday, May 20. Timeslots are now available by calling the office for a donation form. The minimum donation is $72 for two writers.

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Pianist Evan Mitchell will present a free piano recital featuring Liszt’s “Sonata in B minor” on Sunday, April 15 beginning at 2 p.m.

The recital is being sponsored by Dr. Lynne B. Harrison.

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On Saturday, April 21, Ruth Frankel will lead a discussion on Peter Manseau’s book, “Songs for the Butcher’s Daughter” at the temple.


The discussion, beginning at 10:45 a.m., will feature questions about the book to enliven the discussion.

Coffee and cookies will be provided.

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On Thursday, May 17, the temple will offer a trip to New York City’s Jewish Museum.

The bus leaves the temple at 9:30 a.m. and will feature a tour of specially chosen exhibits led by docents at the museum.

Cost for the trip is $55. For more details, click here.


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Sunday, April 29 is the first day for dropping off items for the temple’s Spring Rummage sale on Sunday, May 6.

Other drop off dates include Monday, April 30, Tuesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 2.

Please email Marcy Siegel or call (973) 857-2729 if you can help.


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The Temple Sholom of West Essex Israel family trip with Rabbi Groffman will take place on July 18-28 2013.

There will be a no obligation informational meeting to learn more about what the trip will be like at the temple on Monday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Please email Phyllis to tell her if you’re coming to the meeting.


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Temple Sholom of West Essex is located at 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.

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