Friday, November 19 @ 7:30 pm
during Erev Shabbat Services
We Remember in Song
A musical program honoring and remembering our beloved Rabbi Shai Shacknai, the first rabbi of our House of Hope.
More details to follow
Join Rabbi Meeka Saturday, September 11th at 10:00 am at the Wayne Municipal Complex, 475 Valley Road, for the Wayne Township 9/11 Memorial Service marking the 20th Anniversary
Join us for a lively discussion of Ester Freud’s “I couldn’t love you more” Tuesday, October 12th, at 7:30pm by clicking here
A sweeping story of three generations of women, crossing from London to Ireland and back again, and the enduring effort to retrieve the secrets of the past
It’s London, 1960, and Aoife Kelly—once the sparkling object of young men’s affections—runs pubs with her brusque, barking husband, Cash. Their courtship began in wartime London, before they returned to Ireland with their daughters in tow. One of these daughters—fiery, independent-minded Rosaleen—moves back to London, where she meets and begins an affair with the famous sculptor Felix Lehmann, a German-Jewish refugee artist over twice her tender eighteen years. When Rosaleen finds herself pregnant with Felix’s child, she is evicted from her flat, dismissed from her job, and desperate to hide the secret from her family. Where, and to whom, can she turn?
Meanwhile, Kate, another generation down, lives in present-day London with her young daughter and husband, an unsuccessful musician and destructive alcoholic. Adopted and floundering to find a sense of herself in the midst of her unhappy marriage, Kate sets out to track down her birth mother, a search that leads her to a Magdalene Laundry in Ireland and the harrowing history that it holds.
Stirring and nostalgic at moments, visceral and propulsive at others, I Couldn’t Love You More is a tender, candid portrait of love, sex, motherhood, and the enduring ties of family. It is impossible not to fall under the spell of this tale of mothers and daughters, wives and muses, secrets and outright lies.
About the author:
Kristin Harmel is the New York Times bestselling, USA Today bestselling, and #1 international bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names, The Winemaker’s Wife, The Room on Rue Amelie, and a dozen other novels that have been translated into 28 languages and sold all over the world.
A former reporter for PEOPLE magazine, Kristin has been writing professionally since the age of 16, when she began her career as a sportswriter, covering Major League Baseball and NHL hockey for a local magazine in Tampa Bay, Florida in the late 1990s. After stints covering health and lifestyle for American Baby, Men’s Health, and Woman’s Day, she became a reporter for PEOPLE magazine while still in college and spent more than a decade working for the publication, covering everything from the Super Bowl to high-profile murders to celebrity interviews. Her favorite stories at PEOPLE, however, were the “Heroes Among Us” features–tales of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
In addition to a long magazine writing career (which also included articles published in Travel + Leisure, Glamour, Ladies’ Home Journal, Every Day with Rachael Ray, and more), Kristin was also a frequent contributor to the national television morning show The Daily Buzz and has appeared on Good Morning America and numerous local television morning shows.
Kristin was born just outside Boston, Massachusetts and spent her childhood there, as well as in Columbus, Ohio, and St. Petersburg, Florida. After graduating with a degree in journalism (with a minor in Spanish) from the University of Florida, she spent time living in Paris and Los Angeles and now lives in Orlando, with her husband and young son. She is the co-founder and co-host of the popular web series and podcast FRIENDS & FICTION.
High Holidays Worship Schedule 2021/5782
|Erev Rosh Hashanah||Monday, September 6th||8:00pm|
|Rosh Hashanah – Day 1||Tuesday, September 7th |
Family Friendly Service
Tashlich Ceremony @ Lakeside Park, Pompton Lakes
|Rosh Hashanah – Day 2||Wednesday, September 8th||10:00am|
|Kol Nidre||Wednesday, September 15th||8:00pm|
|Yom Kippur||Thursday, September 16th |
Family Friendly Service
Healing Service Yizkor, Neilah & Havdalah
Please see our page under “Worship” for more details regarding tickets, greetings & Yizkor books, or click here.
|LUNCH & LEARN ON THURSDAYS WITH A GUEST RABBI|
|Rabbi Meeka will join 3 colleagues to offer a 4-Session Online Lunch & Learn covering Current Events & Culture in Israel beginning Thursday, July 15 1:00 pm Eastern Time, 12:00 pm Central Time Click here to join Note on July 22 Rabbi Meeka will be the guest Rabbi|
Join Rabbi Meeka, Cantor Emeritus Charles Romalis and Cantor Intern Erica Rubin for Erev Shabbat Services Friday, beginning at 7:30 pm
Arrive early for our virtual Pre-neg starting at 7:00 pmand stay after services for our Oneg Shabbat. Services will begin at 7:30 pm.
Please click here to join the Erev Shabbat service or dial 1-646-558-8656 and enter the meeting ID number 885 993 572 to listen on your phone
|WIN Food Pantry Spring Forward! We welcome the signs of Spring. Our clocks have been set ahead, our daffodils have bloomed, our allergies are kicking in, and there’s even a light at the end of the COVID tunnel as more and more people are being vaccinated. As we emerge from our dark winter and from our year of unimaginable stress due to the pandemic, let’s not forget our neighbors who still need support from our donations to WIN Food Pantry. The pantry is in need of grocery bags in which to pack the food they collect. If you have usable bags from the supermarket, please consider dropping them off at the Pantry. There is also a need for the items listed below: |
16 oz bottles of vegetable oil
Peanut butter and jelly
As always, monetary donations are always welcome, and can be mailed to: Wayne Interfaith Network, PO Box 3341, Wayne, NJ 07474-3341 Food and bag drop-offs can be made Monday & Wednesday 1PM-4PM or Tuesday & Thursday 9AM-11AM. You can call 973-595-1900 to be sure there will be someone at the Pantry to accept your donation. Again, many thanks for your participation in helping to support our neighbors in need. This is what being part of a community is all about!
Governor Murphy paid tribute to our own Phyllis Zakim during his press briefing Monday, May 10th.
Click <a href="http://<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We remember Phyllis Zakim.<br> <br>Born and raised in Paterson, Phyllis believed that learning was a lifetime pursuit, and was attending classes at <a href="https://twitter.com/RamapoCollegeNJ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RamapoCollegeNJ</a> well into her 60’s. She loved the arts and her Jewish heritage.<br> <br>May God bless Phyllis. <a href="https://t.co/n6SVkwDdok">pic.twitter.com/n6SVkwDdok</a></p>— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) <a href="https://twitter.com/GovMurphy/status/1391805047730839554?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 10, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8">here to see the tweet: