Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael

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Conservative Movement’s Statement on Sexual Harassment and Abuse

Posted on September 1, 2017

To read the Rabbinical Assembly’s statement on sexual harassment and abuse click on Rabbinical Assembly.

Torah Tutors

Posted on June 29, 2015

Wouldn’t it be great if post B’nai Mitzvah students could pay it forward by helping prepare the next B’nai Mitzvah class? Thanks to Cantor Shana, that idea is now a reality. She has brought back some of the recent B’nai Mitzvah of our congregation and created a program called Torah Tutors. Each of us is Continue Reading »

Torah Trope Class with Cantor Shana

Posted on June 24, 2015

Wednesday evening Torah Trope Class Learn to chant Torah — it’s easier than you think and it’s excellent brain exercise!  Summer is a great time to learn this new skill.  Join us for summer Torah Trope classes on Wednesday evenings, and become a part of the team of regular or occasional Torah readers the congregation Continue Reading »

Weekly Women’s Torah Class

Posted on June 24, 2015

What happens when a group of women get together to read and discuss Torah each week? Every Friday morning for the past few years, a group of friends and newcomers gather to read some Torah, ask questions, share insights, talk, laugh, and inevitably get way off the topic, but still  learn from each other.  These Continue Reading »

Introduction to Judaism Classes

Posted on June 22, 2015

    For more information and to register: http://www.introjudaismnj.com/                                      

Rabbi Nesson’s Report at the Annual Meeting

Posted on June 8, 2015

Report for the Annual Meeting May 27th 2015 Rabbi David Nesson When I was growing up, as I am sure was the same for you,  our parents taught us several important words.  Among these words are please and thank you. Therefore, it is appropriate to begin tonight with the word thank you in recognition of Continue Reading »

Cantor Shana: Welcome to MJCBY

Posted on April 20, 2015

Coming Home I was so thrilled and delighted to be offered the position of Hazzan at Morristown Jewish Center just before Pesach!  I will officially start my duties as full time Cantor on July 1.  During my time at MCJBY, it has been such a joy to be welcomed and embraced by the members and staff of the Morristown Jewish Continue Reading »

A Community Response When A Torah Falls

Posted on March 4, 2015

From Rabbi Nesson We, the Jewish people, have always treated the Torah  Scroll, the Sefer Torah, with extraordinary respect.   So if a Torah were to accidently fall, it would affect not only those who were present at that moment, but also the entire community. Well, on Friday night February  13th, ( ah oh!)  it happened in Continue Reading »

My Impressions of Cuba by Barbara Levy

Posted on March 4, 2015

My Impressions of Cuba Barbara Levy ( Barbara was part of the MJCBY Mission to Cuba in February led by Ellen and Rabbi Nesson) I’m not a teary person.  I certainly feel things deeply and I do cry, but I usually don’t tear up.  I learned something new about myself on my recent trip to Continue Reading »

A View from Cuba by Rabbi Nesson

Posted on February 24, 2015

A View From Cuba Rabbi Nesson February 2015 It may be hard to believe, with the snow and cold still surrounding us, that Purim is just a few days away.   One of the many ideas found in the Megillah is the answer to the question- who is a Jewish hero.  Esther and Mordecai, and indeed Continue Reading »