Once the Holy Days and Festivals are completed each year, the programming begins. This year is no different at Congregation B'nai Jeshurun.

The Adult Education program gears up on Sundays with a two session course taught by Cantor Howard M. Stahl. In We Are What We Say: A Brief Understanding of Reform Judaism Through an Investigation of Its Platforms, on October 18th and 25th, participants will follow the history of Reform Judaism as presented in the platforms of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Beginning with the first in 1885, through the most recent in 1999, the differences in theology and observance will be looked at through a lens pointing to future practices.

On Monday, October 19th, at 7:00 pm TBJ will welcome Dr. Laurence Westreich as part of the Parent Education Program presented by the Religious School and the Temple Caring Community Committee. Dr. Westreich will address Choices and Consequences: What you should know about Teen Drug & Alcohol Use. There will be a question and answer period. Dr. Westreich is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He holds a certificate of added qualifications on addiction psychiatry, works as an associate professor of clinical psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine, and serves as a consultant on drugs of abuse to Major League Baseball.

The Women's Association will sponsor a Knitting Mitzvah Workshop to make shawls and baby hats for donation to St. Barnabas Hospital on Tuesday, October 20th at 9:30 am. Experienced and novice knitters are invited to join the group.

On Wednesday, October 21st at 10:30 am the Women's Association will host Dr. Nancy Simpkins to discuss Women's Preventative Health Issues.

For more information about Congregation B'nai Jeshurun or any of its programs, contact Executive Director Alice Lutwak at 973-379-1555 or info@tbj.org