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This Week's Highlights

Yom Yerushalayim: United Jerusalem at 50
Tuesday, May 23 @ 7:30 pm

(following 6:45 pm services)

Join us for a celebration sponsored by Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, Ramaz, Religious Zionists of America, and Yeshiva University. Keynote Speaker: Danny Ayalon, Rennert Visiting Professor of Foreign Policy Studies at Yeshiva University will speak on The Truth About Jerusalem. Featured Speaker: Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, Rabbi Emeritus of Kehilath Jeshurun and Principal Emeritus of Ramaz will speak on What I Was Thinking on the Day Before and on the Day After the Six Day War. Admission is free. See here for more details. Location: 125 East 85 Street. 

Seudah Shlishit "Kumsitz"
This Shabbat after 7:30 PM Mincha

Chazan Mayer Davis and Chazan Benny Zalta will lead a Shabbat Ashkesefard "Kumsitz." This is not a passive cantorial performance so much as it is an opportunity to enjoy a music-filled spiritual experience in an informal setting, where we uplift ourselves and enhance Shabbat by singing together. See you there!

Sisterhood Annual Spring Luncheon
Monday, May 22 @ 11:00 am

"UNDER ONE TENT" Celebrate the collective energy of the diverse group of women in the KJ Sisterhood. Enjoy dining, raffles and friendship. Co-chaired by Rebecca Farber, Karen Hershkowitz, and Nicole Sardar. RSVP here.

Celebrate Israel Parade
Sunday, June 4 @ 11:00 am

Join Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, this year's Grand Marshal, at the 53rd annual Celebrate Israel Parade. Joining him as Honorary Grand Marshals will be former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber, celebrity chef and Jewish lifestyle expert Jamie Geller, mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter  Chaim Gozali, and the Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat. The Parade is the largest public event celebrating Israel in the world highlighting Israel's rich heritage and vibrant culture. See here for more details.

Martinis and Matzoh Balls
Friday, June 9 @ 6:45 pm

Be a part of this fantastic Friday Night Live tradition co-sponsored by KJB and  NJOP. Welcome Shabbat with a Carlebach Beginners service led by KJB Chazan Shilo Kramer followed by a catered dinner with NJOP's Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald, Rabbi Elie  Weinstock, and Rabbi Daniel & Rachel Kraus. Featuring delicious food, great people, terrific energy, and, oh yes, a martini bar! See here for details. RSVP HERE.

Survival of a Nation - Exploring Israel through the Lens of the Six - Day War.
Mondays @ 7:00 pm

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, examine some of the key issues relating to our relationship with Israel. Why do Jews care so much about land? Why does Israel raise the ire of the entire world? What are the ethics of preemptive strikes? How should Israel protect against an enemy hiding behind human shields? What lies at the heart of the land-for-peace-debate? JLI is a creative presentation of traditional Judaism in a highly professional, innovative, academically rigorous yet 
accessible format. For more information or to register, see here. 

KJ Europe Mission with Rabbi Haskel Lookstein
July 18-26, 2017

Join Rabbi Lookstein on an unforgettable and thought provoking trip to Jewish heritage sites in Berlin and Prague. See firsthand the history, tragedy and rebirth of central European Jewry, and meet with inspiring local leaders who have remarkable stories to tell. Dr. David Bernstein, Dean of the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem, will be our traveling scholar. He holds a Ph.D. from New York University, and has inspired hundreds of people in the KJ/Ramaz community on previous missions. We are certain that this mission will be an absolute inspiration, a trip unlike any other. For details and registration please click here.

Main Synagogue Memorial Plaques

Plaques represent a traditional and dignified memorial to loved ones. At KJ, approaching its 150th year, we abide our longstanding tradition of keeping the lights lit on either side of the plaque each year during the full month of the Yahrzeit and also when we recite Yizkor on Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, Pesach, and Shavuot. Plaques per person may be commissioned for a tax deductible donation of $1,500 by ordering here.

KJ Cemetery Plots

KJ’s cemetery section at Beth El in Paramus, New Jersey, is conveniently located and attractively priced. It is a tranquil and dignified setting as a final resting place for loved ones. You do not to be a formal KJ member to purchase KJ burial plots here.
Wednesday, May 24 2017 28 Iyyar 5777