September at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills, brings the beginning of a new programming year as well as the Jewish New Year.  The first Tot Shabbat of the year will welcome Shabbat for young children and their families.  The little ones are invited to march with the Torah and be actively involved in this musical service, which is followed by a bagel Kiddush

The Holy Day season begins with a S’lichot Service on Saturday evening, September 8th at 7 pm.  This service, which sets the tone for the Days of Awe — the High Holy Days — of Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur, will be followed by a panel discussion with Rabbi Matthew D. Gewirtz, Cantor Howard M. Stahl, Rabbi Matthew A. Reimer and Rabbi Karen R. Perolman, entitled Clergy Reflections on The Season and the Ethics of the Day.   Members of the community are invited to attend.

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September 7: 5:30 pm, Erev Shabbat Service

September 8: 8:45 am, Torah Study. 9:30 am, Tot Shabbat. 10:30 am, Shabbat Morning Service. 7:00 pm          S’lichot Service.

The TBJ Renaissance Group, which offers social, cultural and educational programming for adults, will hold the first event of the year. on September 6th. The evening will begin with a light dinner, which will be followed by entertainment by the well-known Hester Street Troupe, a group specializing in Klezmer music.  The group has performed extensively throughout the Northeast, including a recent appearance at the Bickford Theatre in Morristown.  Cost for the event is $35 for Renaissance Group members and $45 for those who are not current members.  For reservations contact 973 379 1555.

The TBJ Brotherhood will begin their program year with their annual Harvest BBQ.  Members of the Brotherhood don their aprons to prepare, grill and serve the dinner.  Traditional fare includes steak, salmon and spirits under the stars.  For further information contact brotherhood@tbj.org.

Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, 1025 South Orange Ave, Short Hills, NJ 07078. 973 379 1555 x 6622