Temple Emanu-El schedules April events

Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison, will host a series of events throughout April.

Shabbat Alive, a joyous and participatory musical service, is set for 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12.

Sample familiar and new foods from around the world at an exotic international dinner slated for April 13. Recipes will be available. This event is open to everyone. The cost at the door is $18 for adults, and $10 for children. Prepay by Wednesday, April 10 and receive a discount.

Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) at the Israeli dinner program on April 16. An Israeli-style feast, complete with falafel and hummus, will be available at 6 p.m. The service and celebration continues from 6:45-7:15 p.m. Nonmembers pay $10 per person; no charge for kids under age 5.

The Sisterhood will host a Bingo night with Chinese food at 6:45 p.m. on April 17.

Tot Shabbat, an age-appropriate fun and learning program for children up to 6 years old, starts at 6 p.m. on April 19. The program also includes a Jewish-themed artsand crafts session.

A trip to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum will be held on April 21. This schoolsponsored trip is appropriate for families with children from pre-K to grade 6. The bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. from the temple and returns at 2 p.m. For prices and to reserve a spot, call 732-549-4442.

A celebration of the 65th birthday of Israel will be held on April 21 at Congregation Neve Shalom in Metuchen. It is jointly sponsored by Temple Emanu-El, Neve Shalom, the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County and Temple Beth Mordecai. The celebration is open to all ages and includes krav maga, cooking lessons and dancing. Lunch and other items will be available for purchase. There is no charge to attend.