Temple to hold scholar program, spaghetti dinner

Temple Emanu-El’s Scholar In Residence program will begin Jan. 4 at 7 p.m., preceded by a Shabbat dinner, and will continue on Saturday morning, Jan. 5, at 10:45 a.m., after the 9 a.m. service. Noted scholar Dr. Mark Washofsky will begin with a presentation on “The Talmud, Halakhah and Reform Judaism,” and on Saturday there will be a discussion on how these ideas affect medical ethics and practices as well as the environment. Reservations are required.

The Shabbat Alive! service that greets Shabbat with song and celebration will be held Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.

On Jan. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, a Family Educational Program will be held. The topic will be “Tu B’Shevat: The New Year for Trees and Caring for the Earth.” For additional information, call the temple office (732) 549-4442 or e-mail alderja@umdnj.edu

On Jan. 20, the Temple’s choirs, rabbi and cantor will join the members of New Hope Baptist Church in Metuchen to celebrate and commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 3 p.m.

Prior to the family Shabbat services on Jan. 25, there will be a Tu B’Shevat dinner at 6 p.m.

The annual Sunday spaghetti dinner will be served Jan 27, 4-8 p.m. All tickets are $10 when purchased at the door. Prepurchased tickets cost $8 per person, $6 per senior, and $5 for youngsters under age 12.

For more information, call the temple office, 100 James St., Edison, at (732) 549- 4442.