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Rummage Sale - Sunday, June 23

We need your unwanted clothing, musical instruments, sporting goods, household items, toys, jewelry, CD’s, video games, small appliances, and miscellaneous tchotchkes! WE CANNOT ACCEPT BOOKS, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR LARGE FURNITURE. Donations can be dropped off at TNT between June 17 and June 21. Volunteers are needed for setup on Saturday, June 22 at 1 pm and to assist on sale day with sales and cleanup from 8 am to 3 pm. Please contact Randy Bouwman.

Celebrating 10 Years Together

It's hard to believe but it's been ten years since Beth Sholom Reform Temple formally merged with Temple Ner Tamid to become one community. Since then a lot has changed, including the arrival of Temple Ner Tamid's new Rabbi, Marc Katz. However, the one thing that hasn't changed is our fondness and connection to one another.
For this reason, Temple Ner Tamid is celebrating the ten year anniversary of this merger with a special Shabbat and Potluck dinner on Friday, June 28th beginning at 6:30 pm. Whether you are active in TNT or not, whether you are formally a member or not, whether we've seen you recently or not, we would love to catch up, see old friends, and honor this moment.
Will you join us? Please let us know if you can make it by clicking here. 

Scholar In Residence Weekend: May 31 - June 2

Join us as we welcome Rabbi Jonathan Crane, Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar in Bioethics and Jewish Thought at Emory University. More details coming soon.

  • Friday, May 31 - 6:30 pm
    Erev Shabbat Service & Potluck Dinner - "Holy & Healthy Eating According to Judaism, Islam, and Christianity (and Science)."
  • Saturday, June 1 - 10 am
    Text Study during the Casual Minyan.
  • Saturday, June 1 - 12 noon
    Immediately following the Casual Minyan join us for a Lunch & Learn titled "Trysts in the Garden: The Nachash and Companionship in Eden."
  • Saturday, June 1 - 6:30 pm
    Covenant Circle Donors Reception at the home of Rabbi Katz and Ayelet Nelson.
  • Sunday, June 2 - 11 am
    Brunch & Discussion titled "Dying to Die: Jewish Perspectives on end of life issues."

Our Scholar-In-Residence weekend is sponsored by Tamar Weiss in memory of her beloved husband, Emil Weiss. 

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:

  • May 21
  • June 18
Congregational Meeting

Please join the entire Temple Ner Tamid community for our annual Congregational meeting on Thursday, May 23 beginning at 7:00 pm. The meeting includes the important business of passing the budget and voting in the slate of officers and trustees for the coming year. 

The Congregational meeting is also an opportunity to present the State of the Temple and celebrate the past year, acknowledge those who made the year so special, and look ahead with excitement to the coming year and beyond. This year we will also celebrate Lag Ba'omer immediately after the Congregational meeting. 

Please keep in mind that a quorum is needed for the meeting which means we need 72 people to begin so please make every effort to be there by 7:00 pm. 

Click here for the proposed slate of officers, and here for the proposed budget.

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.