BBQ, ‘Praying with Lior’ film at Neve Shalom

Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave., Metuchen will hold a “Friday Night Alive” service Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m., Kabbalat Shabbat service with instruments and singing and a welcome-back barbecue catered by Mark’s Gourmet Café. Attendees may bring their own wine, and dress in jeans and informal clothes.

The cost is $16 for adults, $8 for children. Contact Rita by Sept. 4 at 732-548-2238, ext. 18. The adult education committee will present the award-winning documentary “Praying with Lior” 8 p.m. Sept. 20. Discussion, refreshments and Selichot services will follow. The film explores the way Lior, a child with Down syndrome, meets the challenges of becoming a Bar Mitzvah. For information on any of the above, contact Hazzan Levin at 732-548-2238, ext. 14, or e-mail