Bennett Muraskin of Parsippany will lead the high holiday observances of the Jewish Cultural School & Society, the only secular humanistic Jewish congregation serving our area. Muraskin, chair of the Adult Education Committee, is a recognized author and speaker about Jewish history and culture.
JCSS will celebrate Erev Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday, September 4, 7:00 p.m., and Erev Yom Kippur, Friday, September 13, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Park Street, Montclair. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dessert to share following the Rosh Hashanah program. Both programs of song and readings are suitable for adults and children who can sit still for the hour-long events. Small donations will be welcome to defray the expense of site rental.
The JCSS Sunday Children’s Education program will begin on Sept.15 and features classes in history, literature, conversational Hebrew and cultural arts. The program culminates in a Graduation/ B’nai Mitzvah in Grades 7-8. Classes are held, 9:30 am-noon, in rented space in the Early Childhood Center, JCCMetroWest, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange (enter from rear parking).
New families with children in Grades 2-7 are encouraged to come on the 15th to meet teachers and members and to see curriculum and holiday materials.