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Tzedek v'Shalom http://tzedekvshalom.org A Reconstructionist Jewish Congregation in Bucks County, PA Tue, 06 Aug 2013 03:50:32 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 TvS High Holiday Schedule for 5774 (2013) http://tzedekvshalom.org/2013/08/06/tvs-high-holiday-schedule-for-5774-2013/ http://tzedekvshalom.org/2013/08/06/tvs-high-holiday-schedule-for-5774-2013/#comments Tue, 06 Aug 2013 03:50:32 +0000 Jerry http://tzedekvshalom.org/?p=1106 It’s that time of year again! Check out our High Holidays page, which contains a link to view or download our High Holiday Schedule for 5774 (2013)

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TvS Summer Film Series- Register now! http://tzedekvshalom.org/2013/06/16/tvs-summer-film-series-register-now/ http://tzedekvshalom.org/2013/06/16/tvs-summer-film-series-register-now/#comments Sun, 16 Jun 2013 16:26:00 +0000 Jerry http://tzedekvshalom.org/?p=1093 We’re pleased to announce a summer film series, with three wonderful documentaries, followed by a discussion.

The dates are June 29, July 21, and August 11.  Here’s the flyer and registration form.

Please plan to attend and bring your friends to one or all of these films, reflecting the struggles of ordinary people; their trials and how they have overcome them. Thought provoking discussion will follow the film.

Film Night will be held at the Mollie Dodd Anderson Library, at George School in Newtown, PA.

Film Night will be $5.00/night per family or individual (same price). Sign up for the entire series by June 25 and receive 10% discount, just $13.50 for all three films! Beverages and Snacks will be for sale.

What a great summer event! Hope you can join us!

Film information is below:

Days/Times are listed below:

My Neighbourhood truah.org, myneighourhood.com Saturday, June 29, 8-10 pm* Preceded by Havdalah to culminate the sabbath

My Neighbourhood is a Peabody Award winning documentary short, that chronicles the story of Mohammed El Kurd, a Palestinian teenager forced to share a section of his house with Israeli settlers. Mohammed comes-of-age in the midst of unrelenting tension with his neighbours and unexpected cooperation with Israeli allies in his backyard. Directed by Julia Bacha and Rebekah Wingert-Jabi.

BeyondBelief — www.metacafe.com Sunday, July 21, 3-5 pm

This documentary relates the story of Susan Retik and Patti Quigley, two ordinary soccer moms living in the affluent suburbs of Boston until the tragedy of September 11 strikes. Rather than turning inwards, grief compels these women to focus on the country where the terrorists who took their husbands’ lives were trained: Afghanistan. Over the course of two years, as they cope with loss and struggle to raise their families as single mothers, these extraordinary women dedicate themselves to empowering Afghan widows whose lives have been ravaged by decades of war, poverty and oppression – factors they consider to be the root causes of terrorism.  From the ruins of the World Trade Center to those of Kabul and back, theirs is a journey of personal strength and international reconciliation, and a testament to the vision that peace can be forged – one woman at a time.

Crazy, Sexy Cancer – www.crazysexycancer.com Sunday, August 11, 3-5 pm

Crazy Sexy Cancer is an irreverent and uplifting documentary about a young woman looking for a cure and finding her life. In 2003, 31-year-old actress/photographer Kris Carr was diagnosed with a rare and incurable cancer. Weeks later she began filming her story. Taking a seemingly tragic situation and turning it into a creative expression, Kris shared her inspirational story of survival with courage, strength, and lots of humor. With experimental treatment as her only option, Kris became determined to find answers where there were none. She traveled throughout the country interviewing experts in alternative medicine as she tenaciously dove head first into a fascinating and often hilarious holistic world. Along the way, she met other vivacious young women determined to become survivors. Their stories are as poignant and exciting as the women who tell them. As Kris’s amazing journey unfolds, she realizes that healing is about truly living rather than fighting. Crazy Sexy Cancer is more than a thought provoking film, it’s an attitude! It’s about rising to the challenge of life and turning lemons into champagne.

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Bobbie Posmontier Sings Hativkah at Hockey Game http://tzedekvshalom.org/2013/02/10/bobbie-posmontier-sings-hativkah-at-hockey-game/ http://tzedekvshalom.org/2013/02/10/bobbie-posmontier-sings-hativkah-at-hockey-game/#comments Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:30:13 +0000 Jerry http://tzedekvshalom.org/?p=1079 Our very own Bobbie Posmontier had the honor of singing Israel’s national anthem, Hativkah, as well as the Star Spangled Banner, at the Trenton Titans Hockey game on Jewish Heritage night.

Hatikvah, which means “The Hope,” reflects the Jewish people’s 2000-year old hope of reclaiming and restoring their ancient homeland of Israel as a great nation.

Watch the YouTunbe video as Bobbie sings for 2,500 people in attendance. Way to go, Bobbie!!

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TvS Scores Big at Trenton Titans Hockey Game http://tzedekvshalom.org/2013/02/10/tvs-scores-big-at-trenton-titans-hockey-game/ http://tzedekvshalom.org/2013/02/10/tvs-scores-big-at-trenton-titans-hockey-game/#comments Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:52:45 +0000 Jerry http://tzedekvshalom.org/?p=1076 Now this is hockey! Watch the Tzedek v’Shalom kids play broomball during intermission at the Trenton Titans hockey game on Jewish Heritage Night.

Here’s the YouTube video.

Also, our very own Bobbie Posmontier sung Hatikvah and the Star Spangled Banner at the game!

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eScrip – Give to TvS Without Spending a Penny! http://tzedekvshalom.org/2012/12/30/escrip-give-to-tvs-without-spending-a-penny/ http://tzedekvshalom.org/2012/12/30/escrip-give-to-tvs-without-spending-a-penny/#comments Sun, 30 Dec 2012 22:32:59 +0000 Jerry http://tzedekvshalom.org/?p=1060 Tzedek v’Shalom is now registered with the eScrip program. This means you can help us by registering your credit cards with eScrip, and the participating merchants will donate a percentage of anything you spend to our congregation.

Registering is simple. You just go to www.escrip.com, click on Register, and search the groups for Tzedek v’Shalom. Then you fill in your name and contact info, on the next screen any supermarket cards (if any), and on the next screen any credit cards you use. It’s that easy.

This is a way to give to TvS without spending any of your own money!!! Any time you use your registered credit cards at participating merchants, those merchants will automatically send a monthly portion to eScrip and TvS. It doesn’t cost you a penny.
It can really make a difference in our fundraising revenue! I hope you’ll take the 5 minutes to sign up for this, as it’ll make a huge difference to us. And it’s perfectly safe and secure.

Here’s a flyer and FAQ Sheet for more info.

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Score!!! Join us for Trenton Titans Jewish Heritage Night http://tzedekvshalom.org/2012/12/30/score-join-us-for-trenton-titans-jewish-heritage-night/ http://tzedekvshalom.org/2012/12/30/score-join-us-for-trenton-titans-jewish-heritage-night/#comments Sun, 30 Dec 2012 18:26:09 +0000 Jerry http://tzedekvshalom.org/?p=1055 Join TvS at the Trenton Titans hockey game on Jewish Heritage night!

Where: The Sovereign Bank Arena, 81 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08611

When: Saturday February 9th, 2013, 7:30 PM (vs. Kalamazoo Wings)

How Much: $15 pp – Payable by January 25th!!! (a couple dollars of that goes toward TvS. This is a fundraiser, folks)

This is old time hockey! Paul Newman would have loved this!! And in honor of the night, the teams will be using matzoh balls instead of hockey pucks (just kidding).

Pre-game music will be performed by Ed Goldberg & the Odessa Klezmer Band (I’m serious about that one)

Download the Order Form HERE.

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TvS Hanukkah Party Dec 8 2012 http://tzedekvshalom.org/2012/12/03/tvs-hanukkah-party-dec-8-2012/ http://tzedekvshalom.org/2012/12/03/tvs-hanukkah-party-dec-8-2012/#comments Mon, 03 Dec 2012 22:35:08 +0000 Jerry http://tzedekvshalom.org/?p=1048 Celebrate Hanukkah Tzedek v’Shalom style!

December 8th, 5:00-8:00 PM, Newtown Friends Meeting House,
255 Court Street, Newtown, PA 18940
Havdalah and Candlelighting
Sing and chant songs to the sweet sounds of our very own Rabbi Anna while we light the Havdalah candle and our Hannukiyot. Bring your menorahs and candles.
Latke Lovers Contest!
Judges “Zoe, the Latke Lov-ah,” “Meredith-Latke-Laden,” and “Raise the Roof, Ralph” can’t wait to taste your luscious latkes!
PRIZES! PRIZES! PRIZES!
Gifts Galore!
All participants are age 8 and over, please bring a unisex, wrapped, non-labeled (approx. value, $10) gift for
TvS’s famous Hanukkah “Larry…da’ MC (w)rappa!” Auction! Wrappa Robin will be rockin’ it!
And Janis has treats for the children!
…AND…
For the Hanukkah Music and “Gamers” out there
(kids, wanna-be kids, pre-teens and teens…that’s you!) Delight in Arli Da’ Bomb Necowitz’s version of “Coke and Pepsi,” called, ”Applesauce and Sour Cream!”
Don’t forget to bring a sweet treat (disposable plates please) and/or drink for all to enjoy. **Label ingredients for our allergic friends.
PLEASE RSVP* TO Debby at deborahbossio@comcast.net

*We need to know how many family members are participating in the auction AND how many under age 8.

Download the flyer here.

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Ice Cream Social and Open House: Come Check us Out! http://tzedekvshalom.org/2012/08/13/ice-cream-social-and-open-house-come-check-us-out/ http://tzedekvshalom.org/2012/08/13/ice-cream-social-and-open-house-come-check-us-out/#comments Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:25:34 +0000 TzedekvShalom http://tzedekvshalom.org/?p=1016 TvS is hosting an ice cream social and Open House on Sunday, September 9th, 2012 from 5-7pm at the Newtown Friends Meeting House. Hope you can join us! Here’s the info:

Sunday, Sept 9, 2012 – 5:00-7:00pm

Ice Cream Social and Open House

Join us for a fun, spirited, Open House introduction to our community!

  • Religious School
  • High Holidays
  • Adult Education
  • Teen Program
  • Acts of Caring

Newtown Friends Meeting House

219 Court St. Newtown, PA 18940

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A Different Seder http://tzedekvshalom.org/2012/04/02/945/ http://tzedekvshalom.org/2012/04/02/945/#comments Mon, 02 Apr 2012 15:51:02 +0000 Naomi http://tzedekvshalom.org/?p=945 Q: Why is this seder different from all other seders?

A: The upcoming Tzedek v’Shalom seder hosted by is different from a family seder in a variety of ways. In fact, it is different from seders the congregation has hosted in the past.

The 2012 Tzedek v’Shalom Community Seder will take place on the eighth night of Passover — not one of the first two nights. Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy, currently on maternity leave, will not even attend. Instead, Bobbie Posmontier will lead the creative celebration and promises lots of singing and “a spectacular rendition of Chad Gadya [a traditional Passover song] as never experienced before — with 18-part harmony!” With a voice reminiscent of Eartha Kitt’s, Bobbie always makes a group to comfortable and eager to sing along. Ralph Posmontier will accompany on drums — as he usually does at our services. All are encouraged to bring a small instrument and add their voices.

The seder will be family friendly, with the our children presenting a short play. In addition, we will introduce a social service project chosen by its members for the entire congregation — children and adults — with the Homeless Shelter, which operates under the auspices of the Family Service Association of Bucks County.

Finally, the seder will be completed with a festive meat/pareve potluck meal. In addition, people bring their own matzah and wine selection.

In keeping with Tzedek v’Shalom’s tradition, there is no charge for the seder. An RSVP is requested, however, so that set-up includes space for everyone.

The Tzedek v’Shalom Community Seder will take place Friday, April 13 at 6 p.m. at Newtown Friends Meetinghouse, 219 Court Street, Newtown, PA 18940. For more information or to RSVP, call (215) 860-0119 and someone will return your call.

Click here to see a flyer about the Tzedek v’Shalom Community Seder 2012.

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The Rabbi and the Tomato http://tzedekvshalom.org/2012/02/17/the-rabbi-and-the-tomato/ http://tzedekvshalom.org/2012/02/17/the-rabbi-and-the-tomato/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:41:01 +0000 Jerry http://tzedekvshalom.org/?p=931 Sounds like a storybook, doesn’t it? Anyway, the Newtown Advance just printed a wonderful article about our own Rabbi Anna and her fights against modern day slavery of tomato workers in Florida.

Kudos to Rabbi Anna (and to Naomi for a wonderful and timely press release).

Check out our TvS in the News page for more!

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