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SPNL: Spiel Night Live!

Saturday, March 23 ~ 7:00 p.m.

The Temple Ner Tamid 2019 Purimspiel tells the story of the heroic Esther and the evil Haman through comedic sketches while satirizing classic Saturday Night Live characters like Wayne & Garth, motivational speaker Matt Foley, Stefon, Debbie Downer, and much more. TNT's spiel, long known for sharp parody, takes on popular SNL songs like "King Tut" and The Blues Brothers along with a library of 1980s New Wave music culminating in the 1980s Tikkun Olam vibe we all remember.

NuTTY Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 24 ~ 12 pm to 3 pm

The Temple Ner Tamid Youth group (NuTTY) proudly presents the annual Purim Carnival and Silent Auction on Sunday, March 24 from noon to 2 pm. Tickets are available at the door. Silent auction drawing will take place at 1 pm. Games! Prizes! Food! And Fish! If you're a 7th through 12th grader interested in volunteering, please contact Michele Lainof. 

Volunteers needed for IHN

Temple Ner Tamid members are called into action once again assisting homeless and in transition families. Interfaith Hospitality Network helps families obtain work and get out of homelessness. Volunteers are needed March 31- April 3, 2019. Please look at the Sign Up and see how you can help. This is a great way to engage older children in tikkun olam. The effort is small, the reward and mitzvah is great. Please contact Debbie Kravitz at with any questions.  

The Guiding Hand

For thousands of years, Jews used simple tapered wooden sticks to point the way through the densely written text of the Torah without touching the fragile parchment. But over the millennia, the yad — pointer — has developed into a unique art form. While some are still carved out of wood, others are now shaped from silver or graphite, and even ornamented with gold, ivory, and jewels.

The yad has thus become an artistic chronicle of how Jews read and relate to the Torah, a story you can explore in a wide-ranging exhibition of more than 200 pointers of all styles and national origins, some up to 400 years old. The display draws from the Barr Foundation Collection as well as the Pressman Collection and will also feature Torah ornaments belonging to the Bernard Museum of Judaica at Temple Emanu-El.

Join with Cantorial Assistant Ronni Pressman in viewing an exciting installation of yads on Sunday, March 31. Carpooling from TNT at 1:30 pm sharp to the Herbert and Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica, Temple Emanu-El, One East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065.  Any questions contact Cantorial Assistant Ronni Pressman. Click here to signup!

Rosh Chodesh Women's Seder

Join Cantor Greenberg, Cantorial Assistant Pressman, and friends as we celebrate Passover in this creative and meaningful Seder Experience on Monday evening, April 8 at 7 pm.

TNT Congregant Registration (including dinner) - $10 per person

Non-Congregant Registration (including dinner) - $15 per person

Click here to register.

Save the Date: April 12 at 6:30 pm

You won’t want to miss TNT's annual Membership Shabbat on Friday, April 12. Come for a warm and welcoming family-style B’yachad Shabbat service at 6:30 pm followed by dinner (wine included) and dessert. And as always, our very own TNT Ramblers will be there to delight us in song while we revel in each other’s company.

This is the largest community Shabbat dinner we host and it has grown to nearly 200 strong. So please, mark it down, bring the kids, and come get wrapped in the warmth of our TNT community.

This Shabbat celebrates all of us. And don’t worry, you’ll hear from us again. We won’t let you forget.

RSVP through the Member Portal today. Because this is a catered event we NEED A HEAD COUNT! “Oh, and did we mention, it’s free?”

An Evening with Mikie Sherrill

Temple Ner Tamid presents “An Evening with Mikie Sherrill, Updating the Criminal Justice System” on April 17, at 7:00 pm. The evening will feature NJ 11th Congresswomen Mikie Sherrill being interviewed by Paul Fishman, former US Attorney for NJ. These two former federal prosecutors will offer an assessment of the current criminal justice system, its impact on our communities, and discuss possible solutions. In addition, the Congresswoman will provide us a report from Washington and offer insight into the workings of the New Congress.

Caregiving Support for Adult Children of Aging Parents

Monthly support sessions led by Karen Frank, TNT Nurse, and Rabbi Marc Katz at Temple on the followingTuesday nights from 7:30-8:45 pm:

  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 18
2nd Night Seder

Registration is now open for TNT's Second Night Passover Seder on Saturday, April 20 at 6 pm. The cost is $48 per adult, $25 for children ages 7 to 13 and $10 for children 6 and under. The Seder has something for everyone: raucous singing, storytelling, deep and thoughtful probing of the holiday's themes, and a catered family style Seder dinner. Deadline to register is Friday, April 12. Click here to register. 

Shoresh Art Show & Silent Auction Gala

Tickets are now available for our Annual Art Show and Silent Auction Gala on Saturday evening, May 4 at Temple Ner Tamid. BIGGER and BETTER than ever!! Last year, we funded our amazing STEM program. Let's see what we can accomplish this year!

Purchase your tickets here

We hope you will join us for the most exciting event of the year! 

Career Bank at TNT

Rabbi Katz’s Kol Nidre sermon spoke about the need for Temple Ner Tamid to meet people at the most important moments in their life. Among those, we know that finding a job that is fulfilling and meaningful certainly fits the bill.

For this reason, we are launching a community-wide initiative that will help us to create the caring community that we all desire.

We are putting together a Temple Ner Tamid Career Exploration Bank that will link Temple Ner Tamid job seekers with those who are already working in their desired field for an informational interview about their work. Another purpose of the Bank is to provide a resource for children of TNT members who are exploring career paths and making important life decisions before, during and after their college years.

The “Bank” will live online and in a folder at Temple in the office. Here’s how it will work: Job seekers or career seekers of any sort (recent graduates, mid-career or later in career or even Hebrew high school students) will reach out to other TNT members who have indicated a willingness to make themselves available for an informational interview (phone or in person) and a career/job chat. It’s a 45-minute commitment each time you do it – and you can help a TNT community job seeker at a REALLY important time.

Step 1 is to build the bank of volunteers willing to talk with other TNT members about their line of work – or a former line of work. As a mentor, all you need is 45 minutes and a willingness to talk about your line of work in an informational interview. 

Please let us know if you would be willing to take part and talk to interested job seekers.

Sign up today to be a mentor! 

Rabbi Katz was the first to sign up. All potential future Rabbis, he wants to chat with you.

Will you join us in this effort to link members of our community and support them in a search for a meaningful career?

Montclair Israeli Dance Project

All are welcome at for Israeli Dancing on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Bnai Keshet, 99 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair. The cost is $10 per session.

Temple Ner Tamid's Amazon Store

Shopping via Ner Tamid's Amazon store won't cost you anything, but it does allow Temple Ner Tamid to earn about 6% from most purchases. All of your Amazon shopping benefits Temple Ner Tamid. Please click here to access Amazon.com and then after shopping, proceed to the checkout. Ner Tamid's commission will be credited automatically.