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Hazak  55+                                                                                                                                                              Hazak is the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s program for people 55 and older. The Beth Sholom Hazak hosts bi-weekly Tuesday Schmoozedays focusing on different topics and organizes regular trips to places of interest in the metropolitan area.

Hesed Committee                                                                                                                                        By performing acts of loving kindness in times of need and supporting community members during life-cycle events, the Hesed Committee ensures that we are there for each other.

Hug Ivri
Hug Ivri meets periodically on Shabbat afternoons to informally discuss modern texts in Hebrew.

Library                                                                                                                                  The congregation’s Israel Shaken Library provides educational and recreational material which promotes the study of Judaism and includes current adult fiction and non-fiction, as well as children’s and young adult collections. Organized by a professional librarian, it is accredited by the Synagogue, School and Community Centers Division of the Association of Jewish Libraries. 

Israel
Zionism and a love of Israel are at the heart of Beth Sholom throughout the year. The Ayn L’Tzion Committee oversees our ongoing programming, which includes Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut commemorations, a movie series, classes on Zionism and Israeli culture, and guest speakers, the Hug Ivri Hebrew Club, and an Israeli Book Group.

Mind/Body
Congregation Beth Sholom hosts several wellness programs for members and families, including Sisterhood’s yoga and Pilates classes and the congregation’s running club for all ages.

One Book, One Community
Congregation Beth Sholom is active in this community-wide program of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey. Participants in One Book, One Community read the selected book and participate in several events based on its themes.

Ruach Committee                                                                                                                                                    The Ruach Committee works to create festive and celebratory dinners and holiday events for the whole community.

Sisterhood                                                                                                                                                            Affiliated with Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, Beth Sholom’s Sisterhood provides opportunities for women to interact, network and socialize. Sisterhood also raises funds for the congregation’s benefit throughout the year.

Social Action/Tikkun Olam                                                                                                                          Members of the Social Action/Tikkun Olam (literally, “repairing the world”) Committee regularly volunteer at area soup kitchens and collect food and clothing for the needy. The committee also sponsors activities around Jewish holidays so that those who are less fortunate can celebrate with dignity and respect.

Tzedek Tirdof Committee                                                                                                                                       The Tzedek Tirdof Committee addresses contemporary social concerns from a Jewish perspective by fostering dialogue, education, outreach to the larger community, and active engagement with local, national and global issues. The first major project was the ongoing support of a refugee family. During 2019, the Tzedek Tirdof Committee will focus on two of the central social justice issues of our day: gun violence prevention and support and advocacy for refugee re-settlement

Sun, May 26 2019 21 Iyyar 5779