Neve Shalom announces Jan. events

The following events will take place at Congregation Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave., Metuchen:

• A series of documentaries will be presented. At 7:30 p.m. Jan 10, the film “Great Cantors of the Golden Age” will be shown. The film includes a newly discovered recording of Yossele Rosenblatt in addition to other videos of world famous cantors from the 1930s to the 1950s. At 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17, the second film in the series, “A Cantor’s Tale” will be shown. This film features the story of Cantor Jacob Benzion Mendelson, who bridges the previous century with today as he shares his songs from Borough Park, where he was raised with people all over the world. For more information, contact Hazzan Sheldon Levin at 732-548-2238.

• There will be a Havdalah “25th Hour” celebration beginning at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 10. Students will lead the Havdalah service, which will end Shabbat with stories, songs, musical instruments, blessings and treats. There is no charge for this program. For more information, contact Hazzan Levin at or 732-548-2238, ext. 14.

• There will be a special workshop at 10 a.m. Jan. 11. Rabbi Zelizer will offer a free one-time workshop dealing with issues involving death, shiva, mourning practices and other pertinent questions. The workshop is free, and no reservation is required. For further information, call Zelizer at 732- 548-2238, ext. 18.

• The Sisterhood invites the community to lift their voices in prayer on Sisterhood Shabbat at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 17. A Kiddush luncheon will follow services. To participate in either the English or Hebrew service, contact Susan Goldman at 732-540-0195.

• At 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, the documentary “A Journey of Spirit” will explore the life singer/songwriter Debbie Friedman. The series of films is free for students enrolled in the winter/spring adult education courses at Neve Shalom. To enroll in the courses, the cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers, and includes enrollment in other courses. For further information, consult the Adult Education brochure online at or call 732-548- 2238, ext. 14.