Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will hold its second annual “BBQ & Barchu,” Friday evening, September 9.  A BBQ dinner, held on the synagogue’s outdoor patio, will start at 6:00 p.m., followed by communal singing to welcome the Sabbath.  Family-friendly services for Friday night will begin at 7:30 p.m.  A dessert reception will conclude the evening.  The event is open to the community.

“Last year’s BBQ was so successful that we decided to make it an annual event,” said Sharon Rockman, event co-chair.  “The casual BBQ dinner, held in early September, is a great way to reconnect with synagogue friends after the summer and to also meet new people as the school year and Jewish New Year begin.  And the outdoor singing is a special way to usher in Shabbat.”

Dinner costs $20 for adults, and $12 for children under 12 years old.  To attend or for more information, contact the synagogue office at (908) 889-1830. Congregation Beth Israel is located at 18 Shalom Way, Scotch Plains, NJ  (corner of Martine Avenue).